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

Carpenter, Janet
Impact of the "Hot Flashes? Cool!" Prototype Exhibit on Learning and Change Outcomes
Pfizer, End Date: December 2018

Carter-Harris, Lisa
Lung Cancer Screening: Identifying Factors Associated with Participation
National Cancer Institute, End Date: March 2020

Understanding Barriers for Adoption of Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: Exploring the Influence of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Stigma on Practices and Referral Patterns in Primary Care
American Lung Association, End Date: June 2019 

Champion, Victoria
Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Screening among Rural Women
National Cancer Institute/The Ohio State University, End Date: July 2020

Research and Training for Behavioral Oncology Interventions
National Cancer Institute, End Date: April, 2019

Interdisciplinary Training in Behavioral Oncology
National Cancer Institute, End Date: August 2021

Champion, Victoria
Student: Biederman, Erika

Graduate Scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice
American Cancer Society, End Date: June 2019

Chang, Pei Shun
Physical and Psychological Effects of Qigong Exercise in Community-dwelling older African Americans
Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chapter, End Date: December 2018

Draucker, Claire B 
Technology-based health behavior intervention with at-risk teens in shelters 
University of Cincinnati-NIH/NICHD, End Date: June 2019

Ellis, Rebecca
Development and Testing of Real-time Antihypertensive Medication Adherence Feedback Messages in CKD: InterACT mHealth Intervention
Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Chapter, End Date: April 2019

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

Hickman, Susan
Walther Advance Care Planning Systems Integration and Implementation
Walther Cancer Foundation, End Date: June 2019

The Quality of POLST Decisions in the Nursing Facility Setting
The National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research, End Date: May 2019

The Quality of Advance Care Planning Documentation in the Nursing Home 
The Retirement Research Foundation, End Date: September 2018

A Nursing Home Pragmatic Clinical Trial of APPROACHES (Aligning Patient Preferences: a Role Offering Alzheimer’s patient, Caregivers, and Healthcare providers Education and Support
NIH/NIA (R21/R33), End Date: August 2019

Jung, Miyeon
Testing a Model of Cognitive Function with APOE and BDNF Genes and Heart Failure
National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center/University of Washington

Knopf, Amelia
Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, End Date:  September 2019

Newhouse, Robin
Phased Multisite Cluster Randomized Trials Testing Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for People that use Tobacco, Alcohol, and Non-Prescription Drugs
Indiana University Health Values Fund Grand Challenge, End Date: July 2019

Otte, Julie 
Future of Nursing Scholars Program 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, End Date:  July 2021

Jonas Scholarship Program
Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, End date: August 2020

Pittman, Joy
Unavoidable Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, End Date: December 2018

Pressler, Susan
Cognitive Intervention to Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients
Department of Health and Human Services/NIH, End Date: June 2021

Using Short Stay Units Instead of Routine Admission to Improve Patient Centered Health Outcomes for AHF Patients
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, End Date: August 2021

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

Reising, Deanna
Student: Kimberly McNealy

Understanding of Interprofessional Communication to Impact Patient Safety in the Operating Room
IN Nurses Foundation, End Date: October, 2018

Robb, Sheri
Mechanisms of Active Music Engagements to Improve Health Outcomes of Children with Cancer  Parents
National Institute of Nursing Research, End Date: May, 2019

Stiffler, Deborah
Racial Equity Considerations in Safe to Sleep Messaging: Learning from the Community
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, End Date: October 2018

Von Ah, Diane
Student: Adele Nielsen Crouch

Doctoral Scholarship in Cancer Nursing 
American Cancer Society, End Date: June 2019