Explore Nursing Research

Translational research at the Indiana University School of Nursing makes an impact where it matters most–for families and their loved ones here in Indiana and across the globe. 

IU School of Nursing scientists affect patients across their lifespan, including healthy populations, chronic illness management, and palliative and end-of-life care. We are also interested in the best ways to educate nurses. Since its founding in 1914, the goals of the IU School of Nursing always included successfully generating and applying scientific knowledge to improve health.


Joan Haase, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Haase is internationally recognized for her research on ways children, adolescents, young adults, and families positively adjust to the experience of cancer and other chronic illnesses.

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Susan Hickman, PhD

Dr. Susan Hickman's research  Dr. Hickman is a clinical psychologist whose research program reflects her strong commitment to optimizing the quality of life for older adults in life's final chapter through improved decision-making and communication about treatment preferences.

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Julie Otte, PhD, RN, OCN

Dr. Julie Otte's program of research addresses symptom management in cancer and non-cancer populations. Specifically, she focuses on improving sleep problems in breast cancer survivors (BCS) and menopausal women.

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Ukamaka Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Dr. Ukamaka Oruche's research focuses on understanding, developing, and testing treatments designed to alleviate the stress that families face from care giving and living with children who have very severe defiant, aggressive, and antisocial behaviors called disruptive behavior disorders, a type of mental disorder.

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