Claire Burke Draucker, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN

Claire Burke Draucker, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN

Community & Health Systems
Angela Barron McBride Endowed Professorship in Mental Health Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 317-274-4139
Nursing W409, Indianapolis


PhD, Kent State University
MSN, Boston University
BSN, St. Anselm's College


Claire Burke Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Angela Barron McBride Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Dr. Draucker's program of research has focused on how men and women heal from interpersonal violence throughout the lifespan. Her studies, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio State Department of Mental Health, and private foundations, have used qualitative methods to build theories of healing to inform initiatives to prevent violence and to develop treatment approaches for counseling survivors of violence. Dr. Draucker also has conducted research on pathways to mental health care for adolescents who experience mental health concerns and serves as a qualitative methods expert on a number of mixed-methods interventional studies. She has served on a number of review panels at the National Institutes of Health and editorial boards for professional journals. Dr. Draucker mentors pre- and postdoctoral students and junior faculty in research and scholarship. Professor Draucker has disseminated her work extensively in nursing and interdisciplinary healthcare journals and authored a book, Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, a volume in the Sage Counseling in Practice Series.

External Funding

1R21NR013628-01 (04/01/12-03/31/13) Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling in High Risk Women in Shelters. National Institute for Nursing Research. (Co-Investigator).

1R21AT003013-01A2 (01/01/2010-12/31/13) Factors Affecting Guided Imagery Response to Total Knee Replacement. National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine. (Co-Investigator).

1R21NRO12700-01 (09/10-06/13) Strategies to Help Adolescents with a Parent in Hospice. National Institute for Nursing Research. (Co-Investigator).

R01CE001183 (09/07-08/10) Adolescent Dating Violence: Development of a Theoretical Framework. Centers for Disease Control. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. (Co-PI).

RO1 NR008230 (05/04-04/08) Women's and Men's Responses to Sexual Violence. National Institute for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health. (PI)

Selected Publications

Draucker, C., Martsolf, D., & Stephenson, P. (2012). Ambiguity and violence in adolescent dating relationships. Journal Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 25(3), 149–157. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6171.2012.00338.x

Draucker, C. B., Cook, C. B., Martsolf, D. S., & Stephenson, P. S. (2012). Adolescent dating violence and Peplau's dimensions of the self. Journal Of The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18(3), 175–188. doi:10.1177/1078390312442743

Draucker, C. B., Martsolf, D. S., Roller, C., Knapik, G., Ross, R., & Stidham, A. (2011). Healing from childhood sexual abuse: A theoretical model. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 20(4), 435–466.

Draucker, C. B., & Martsolf, D. (2010). The role of electronic communication technologies in adolescent dating violence. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 3, 133–142.

Draucker, C. B., & Martsolf, D. S. (2010). Life course typology of adults who experienced sexual violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(7), 1155–1182. doi: 10.1177/0886260509340537