University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Nursing


Nursing Research at the University of Vermont

UVM Nursing faculty engage in qualitative and quantitative research, advancing the field in areas including cultural competency, successful aging, rural health, and end of life care.
Sarah Abrams, Ph.D., RN
  • Gerontological care in the community and long term care
  • Mental health care of older adults
  • Systems of care for marginalized populations
  • History of nursing, especially public health nursing

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Jean Beatson, Ed.D., RN
  • Family-centered care
  • Cultural competence
  • Leadership training
  • Health, especially in children with special health care needs or disabilities

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Marcia Bosek, DNSc, RN
  • Ethics
  • Decision-making
  • End of life
  • Simulation

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Carol Buck-Rolland, Ed.D., APRN
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's health issues
  • Cultural competency/transformative learning through cultural immersion
  • Educational issues for nurse practitioner students
  • Preceptor-student relationships

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Jeanine Carr, Ph.D., RN
  • Family-centered care
  • Family vigilance
  • Nursing theory

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Brenda Hamel-Bissell, Ed.D., RN
  • Suicide
  • Women's mental health and successful aging
  • Psychosocial concerns of consumers and/or health care providers
  • Families' health and illness
  • Cancer psychosocial care

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Randy Kelley, DNP, RN
  • Clinical simulation
  • Critical care

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Jennifer Laurent, Ph.D., APRN
  • Childhood and adolescent obesity
  • Addiction
  • Eating behaviors in adolescents
  • Food environment
  • Health promotion

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Nancy LeMieux, MSN, RN
  • Clinical simulation
  • De-briefing

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Ellen Long-Middleton, Ph.D., RN
  • HIV prevention in adolescent young women
  • Delivery of interprofessional primary care services
  • The role of nurse practitioners in national and international communities

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Rycki Maltby, Ph.D., RN
  • Public health nursing
  • Community based participatory research
  • Health promotion
  • Cultural health and diversity issues
  • Nursing education/service learning

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Christina Melvin, MS, RN
  • Vulnerable populations
  • End of life care
  • Sexual/domestic violence
  • Timing of referrals for end-of-life care and how it affects the quality of patient care

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Amy M. O'Meara, DrNP, APRN
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Women's health
  • Health care ethics
  • Health care policy
  • Nursing education

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Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN
  • Nursing workforce
  • Nurse health and safety

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Betty Rambur, Ph.D., RN
  • Rural health
  • Nursing workforce
  • Healthcare policy
  • Moral decision-making in organizational contexts

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Jessica Sherman, DNP, RN
  • Patient education

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Last modified November 10 2015 10:09 AM