Research Portfolio

When you join the IU School of Nursing, you become a part of an organization that is leading the way to improve lives through nursing research. Over the past decade, our research efforts have risen to national prominence in external funding, university/campus internal funding, and school funding. We invite you to meet our faculty who are currently conducting funded research in education and clinical sciences. Many of these faculty are internationally and nationally known experts in their fields of study!

Current Externally Funded Research

Champion, Victoria
Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology
National Cancer Institute, End Date: August 2022

 Fulton, Janet
Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Health Resources and Services Administration, End Date: indefinite

STTI DNP Scholars Program
Sigma Theta Tau International, End Date: April 2022

Haase, Joan
Evaluation of the Communication Plan Early through End-of-Life (COMPLETE) Intervention
National Cancer Institute (R01), End Date: July 2024

Hickman, Susan
A Nursing Home Pragmatic Clinical Trial of APPROACHES (Aligning Patient Preferences: a Role Offering Alzheimer's patient, Caregivers, and Healthcare providers Education and Support
National Institute on Aging (R33), End Date: August 2022

Jung, Miyeon
A Virtual Reality Intervention to Improve Attention in Heart Failure Patients
American Heart Association, End Date: March 2022

Knopf, Amelia
Use of Public Deliberation in Diverse Communities to Improve Consent Processes for Clinical Research
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), End Date: December 2023

Lu, Yvonne
Promoting Reengagement in Daily Meaningful Activity Intervention for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their Caregivers
National Institute of Nursing Research (R01), End Date: March 2024

Daily Engagement in Meaningful Activities Professional (DEMA-Pro) Intervention for Seniors with Subjective Cognitive Decline and Leving at Home
National Institute of Nursing Research (R61R33), End Date: August 2025

Miller, Wendy
Indiana University Emergency Department Education Project
UCB, Inc., End Date: July 2022

Oruche, Ukamaka
Substance Abuse Disorder Competency Education in Indiana Schools of Nursing: Assessing Core Nurse Competencies for Managing Persons with Substance Abuse Disorder
Sigma Theta Tau, End Date: December 2021

Modification and Evaluation of the DECIDE Intervention to Improve Parent-provider Interactions in Low-income Parents of Adolescents with Disruptive Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, End Date: December 2021

Pressler, Susan
Cognitive Intervention to Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients
National Institute of Nursing Research, End Date: June 2022

Lifestyle Physical Activity and Cognitive Training Interventions: Preventing Memory Loss in Older Women with Cardiovascular Disease
National Institute of Nursing Research (Ro1)/Rush University Medical Center, End Date: January 2024

Advanced Training in Self-Management Interventions for Serious Chronic Conditions
National Institute of Nursing Research (T32), End Date: June 2024

Rawl, Susan M.
Comparing Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Low-Income and Minority Patients
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), End Date: December 2021

Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Understand Shared Decision-Making in Lung Cancer Screening
National Cancer Institute (R01)/Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, End Date: August 2023

Advanced Training in Self-Management Interventions for Serious Chronic Conditions
National Institute of Nursing Research (T32), End Date: June 2024

Robb, Sheri
Biologic Mechanisms and Dosing of Active Music Engagement to Manage Acute Treatment Distress and Improve Health Outcomes in Young Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Parents
National Institute of Nursing Research (R01), End Date: June 2024

Shay, Amy
Refinement and Testing of a Moral Distress Tool for Triservice Military Critical Care Nurses
The Geneva Foundation/U.S. Air Force, End Date: January 2022

Smith, Asa
Phenotyping the Pain of Heart Failure: Characterization, Predictors and Outcomes
Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Chapter, End Date: December 2021
Do Differences in Gene Expression by mRNA Explain Pain Presence Among Patients with Heart Failure?
Hillman Small Grant Fellowships, University of Pennsylvania, End Date: June 2022

Storey, Susan
Symptom Clusters in Breast and Colorectal Cancer Survivors with Diabetes: An Analysis of Big Data
Oncology Nursing Foundation, End Date: January 2022

Thruston, Wanda
Responsive Schools: Building a Trauma Responsive Learning Community for All Children
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, End Date: December 2021

Von Ah, Diane
Biobehavioral Correlates of cancer-related cognitive dysfunction and its co-occurring symptoms
National Institute of Research, End Date: October 2021

Wierenga, Kelly
Emotion Regulation Intervention to Sustain Physical Activity in Rural-Dwelling Women and Men After Myocardial Infarction
Sigma Foundation for Nursing, End Date: May 2022 
Emotion Regulation Intervention to Sustain Physical Activity in Rural-Dwelling Women and Men After Myocardial Infarction 
Sigma Theta Tau International, End Date: April 2022

Wion, Rachel
How the Experience of Self-Reported Cognitive Problems Impacts Engagement in Leisure Activities in Adults Aging with HIV
Sigma Theta Tau International, End Date: November 2021