Pre- and Postdoc Fellowships

Training in Behavioral Nursing Research (T32)

Former Fellows
Review the list below for information about former pre- and postdoctoral fellows.
Predoctoral
  • Halima Al-Khattab, BSN, RN
    Research Area: Managing depression and mental health treatment utilization of depressed African American adolescents
    Present Position: Pending F31 fellowship

    Mentors
    Claire Draucker, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN
    Bernice Pescosolido, PhD

  • Sharron J. Crowder, PhD
    Research Area: Illness representations in African American adolescents with asthma
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing
    Outcomes: Individual NRSA

    Mentors
    Kathleen Hanna, PhD
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Nancy Swigonski, MD, MPH

  • Rebecca Guilkey, BA, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Research Area: Pain control in post-operative craniotomy patients
    Present Position: PhD Candidate, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN
    Kurt Kroenke, MD
    Cynthia Stone, DrPH, RN

  • Laura Hawkins, MSN
    Research Area: Effect of parent-adolescent relationship on resiliency in adolescent cancer
    Present Position: Private practice

    Mentors
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Laura Hays, PhD
    Research Area: Predictors of exercise adoption in women
    Present Position: Research scientist, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Susan (Bennett) Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
    Daniel Clark, PhD

  • Dana Hines, MSN
    Research Area: HIV and transgendered women
    Present Position: Predoctoral fellow on individual NRSA (F31) fellowship

    Mentors
    Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN
    Eric Wright, PhD

  • Elizabeth Johnson, PhD
    Research Area: Factors associated with post-stroke depressive symptoms and quality of life
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Ball State University
    Outcomes: Individual NRSA

    Mentors
    Tamilyn Bakas, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

  • Wendy Kooken, PhD
    Research Area: Vigilance experiences: Cancer patients and their health care providers
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Bradley University School of Nursing
    Outcomes: Individual NRSA

    Mentors
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Brad Doebbeling, MD

  • Mary Luanne Lilly, PhD
    Research Area: Alzheimer’s caregiver attributions for care recipient problem behaviors
    Present Position: Assistant professor, University of Texas at Tyler

    Mentors
    Jan Beckstrand, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN
    Beverly Richards
    Martin Farlow, MD

  • Jessica Macleod, MSN
    Research Area: Stigma in adolescents with epilepsy
    Present Position: PhD student

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Melinda Swenson, PhD, FAANP
    David Dunn, MD

  • Lindsey May, BSN, RN

    Mentors
    Sheri Robb, PhD, MT-BC

  • Angela McNelis, PhD
    Research Area: Academic achievement in children with epilepsy
    Present Position: Associate professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    David Dunn, MD

  • Jennifer Milata, MSN, RN, CCRC, ACNS-BC
    Research Area: Influence of patient centered communication interventions on adherence to oral medication in adults with chronic disease
    Present Position: R36 Predoctoral Fellow

    Mentors
    Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Wendy Miller, PhD
    Research Area: Epilepsy self-management in the older adult population
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing
    Outcomes: Individual NRSA

    Mentors
    Janice Buelow, PhD
    Fred Unverzagt, PhD

  • Suzanne Mourouzis, MSN
    Research Area: Adolescent health
    Present Position: PhD student

    Mentors
    Rose Mays, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Donald Orr, MD

  • Ukamaka Oruche, PhD
    Research Area: Predictors of treatment response for adolescents with serious emotional disturbance
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing
    Outcomes: Individual NRSA

    Mentors
    Janis Gerkensmeyer, PhD
    Eric Wright, PhD

  • Celeste Phillips-Salimi, PhD
    Research Area: Connectedness and communication between adolescents with cancer and health care providers
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Richard Frankel, PhD

  • Mollie Poynton, PhD
    Research Area: Smoking cessation with machine learning methods
    Present Position: Assistant professor, University of Utah School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Anna McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Kristina Reuille, MSN
    Research Area: Cancer treatment related fatigue
    Present Position: PhD student

    Mentors
    Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Silvia Bigatti, PhD

  • Cheryl Shore, PhD
    Research Area: Maternal adaptation to child epilepsy
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    David Dunn, MD

  • Esther Smith-Howell, BSN
    Research Area: End-of-life decision-making among African Americans with advanced cancer
    Present Position: Predoctoral Fellow on Individual NRSA (F31) fellowship

    Mentors
    Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Susan Hickman, PhD
    Susan E. Morgan, PhD

  • Mary Spath, PhD
    Research Area: Family adaptation to parental bone marrow transplant (BMT)
    Present Position: Associate professor, University of St. Frances School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Betsy Fife, PhD
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Deborah Stiffler, PhD
    Research Area: Adolescent sexuality/pregnancy prevention
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Sharon Sims, PhD, FAANP
    Rose Mays, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Donald Orr, MD

  • Prudence Twigg, MSN
    Research Area: Quality of life for persons with dementia
    Present Position: Part-time instructor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, CNS, RN

  • Judith Williams, PhD
    Research Area: Factors related to women’s stages of terminating violent intimate relationships
    Present Position: Research nurse, Eli Lilly Company

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

  • Neicole Young, BSN, BA, RN
    Research Area: Diabetes reduction in African American Women

    Mentors
    Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Noah Zanville, BSN
    Research Area: Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy measures
    Present Position: R25 predoctoral fellow

    Mentors
    Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Michael Vasko, PhD

Postdoctoral
  • Kim Astroth, PhD
    Research Area: Improve cardiovascular health in patients with chronic kidney disease through self-management
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Illinois State University, Mennonite School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Janet Welch, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Barbara Beacham, PhD, RN
    Research Area: Children with chronic health conditions
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Universit of Minnesota School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Carolyn Blue, PhD
    Research Area: Diabetes prevention behaviors
    Present Position: Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN
    David Marrero, MD

  • Janice Buelow, PhD
    Research Area: Mental health in children with epilepsy and intellectual disability
    Present Position: Vice president of programs and research, Epilepsy Foundation

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    David Dunn, MD

  • Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, APRN, NP-C
    Research Area: Lung cancer screening participation in high-risk individuals for lung cancer
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Nasser Hanna, MD
    Michael Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Cynthia Fletcher, PhD
    Research Area: Self-competence in adolescent Sickle Cell disease
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Florida International University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Donald Orr, MD
    Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN

  • Kathleen Hanna, PhD
    Research Area: Self-care in adolescents with diabetes
    Present Position: Associate professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Donald Orr, MD
    Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN

  • Laura Hays, PhD
    Research Area: Predictors of exercise adoption in women
    Present Position: Research scientist, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Susan Rawl, PhD, FAAN
    David Marrero, MD
    Ron Ackerman, MD, MPH

  • Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, DNS
    Research Area: Adjustment in adolescent cancer
    Present Position: Professor, Barnes-Jewish College School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Donald Orr, MD

  • Amy Knopf, PhD, RN
    Research Area: HIV-prevention interention
    Present Position: Assistant scientistr, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Claire Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
    Greg Zimet, PhD, HSPP

  • Wendy Kooken, PhD, RN
    Research Area: How patients with cancer, their family members, and oncology nurses’ experience and share vigilance
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Bradley University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joanne Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Yvonne Lu, PhD
    Research Area: Caregivers of adults with mild cognitive impairment
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD
    Martin Farlow, MD

  • Linda Marcuccilli
    Research Area: End-of-life care to adults
    Present Position: Associate professor, American Sentinel University

    Mentors
    Tamilyn Bakas, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
    Irmina Gradus-Pizlo, MD

  • Usha Menon, PhD
    Research Area: Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening
    Present Position: Associate professor, University. of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

    Mentors
    Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Celeste Phillips-Salimi, PhD
    Research Area: Connectedness and communication between adolescents with cancer and health care providers
    Present Position: Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Richard Frankel, PhD

  • Susan Rawl, PhD
    Research Area: Colorectal cancer screening
    Present Position: Associate professor, and Director T32 program Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Eileen Rossen, PhD
    Research Area: Adjustment to relocation in the elderly
    Present Position: Assistant professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Susan (Bennett) Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
    Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

  • Kathleen Sawin, DNS
    Research Area: Adaptation in adolescents with Spina Bifida
    Present Position: Professor and Joint Chair, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Donald Orr, MD
    Margaret Grey Sturm, DrPH, RN, FAAN

  • Nuananong (Lek) Seal, PhD
    Research Area: The influences of genetic and environmental factors on childhood obesity development, particularly in American Indians
    Present Position: Assistant professor, University of North Dakota

    Mentors
    Marion Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Cheryl Shore, PhD ANP-BC
    Research Area: Test of seizure epilepsy education intervention for adolescents with epilepsy and their families
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Joan Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN
    David Dunn, MD

  • Sheila Young Steinbrenner, PhD, RN
    Research Area: Mental health service needs of South African victims/survivors of sexual violence

    Mentors
    Claire Draucker PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN

  • Diane Von Ah, PhD
    Research Area: Symptom management in women treated for cancer
    Present Position: Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

    Mentors
    Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Linda Williams, MD

  • Hsiao-Lan Wang, PhD
    Research Area: Symptom management in head and neck cancer patients
    Present Position: Assistant professor, University of Florida

    Mentors
    Susan Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Kurt Kroenke, MD