Washington State University College of Nursing Funded Areas of Research Concentration August, 2008 Areas of Faculty Research & Funding ACUTE BIOBEHAVIORAL NURSING OUTCOMES This focus area of nursing research includes the onset of acute illness or transition from illness to end of life and a dying trajectory. Specific areas of areas of faculty research include health-related quality of life, acute cardiac events, suffering and meaning at the end-of-life care, quality of care at the end of life, integrative therapies for cancer, immune functioning in illness, psychoneuroimmunology frameworks for illness, and cancer screening and early detection. CHRONIC BIOBEHAVIORAL NURSING OUTCOMES This area of nursing research focuses on health promotion and maintenance, living healthy lifestyles, disease prevention early detection, and the onset of chronic illness. Other areas of nursing research examine the transition from health to chronic illness, management of disease and treatment-related symptoms, and adaptation to illness across the lifespan. Specific areas of faculty research include the physical fitness of elders and elder health, nutrition and health promotion in school-aged children, symptom management, and health-related quality of life. Populations of interest to faculty researchers include persons with chemical additions, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV-AIDS, obesity, physical disability, multiple sclerosis, suicidal ideation, and post-surgical pain. Geographical Location Jackie Banasik, PhD Spokane Chayanin Boonpongmanee, PhD TriCities Phyllis Eide, PhD Spokane Mel Haberman, PhD Spokane Jan Lohan, PhD Spokane Judy Meyers, PhD Spokane Tamara Odom-Maryon, PhD Spokane Ruth Bindler, PhD Marie Scott-Brown, PhD Margaret Bruya, DNSc Becky Cardell, DNSc Cindy Corbett, PhD Lorrie Dawson, PhD Kenn Daratha, PhD Linda Eddy, PhD Bobby Emerson, PhD Cynthia Fitzgerald, PhD Anne Hirsch , DNS Renee Hoeksel, PhD Kris Miller, DNS Janet Purath, PhD John Roll, PhD Lorna Schumann, PhD Catherine Van Son, PhD Roxanne Vandermause, PhD Merry Armstrong, DNSc Carol Allen, PhD Patricia Butterfield, PhD Sheela Choppala, PhD Dawn Doutrich, PhD Alice Dupler, MN, JD Louise Kaplan, PhD Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD Janet Katz, PhD Billie Severtsen, PhD Mary Sobralske, PhD Denise Smart, PhD Spokane Vancouver Spokane TriCities Spokane Vancouver Spokane Vancouver Spokane Spokane Spokane Vancouver Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane Vancouver Vancouver Spokane Vancouver Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane Spokane ICN Faculty Investigators SYSTEMS OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY This focus area of nursing research includes improving access to nursing, medical and mental health care for uninsured, underinsured, rural, and urban populations. Nursing science examines barriers to health care access encountered by marginalized populations due to socioeconomic class, race/ethnicity, age, gender, geography, and other factors that contribute to vulnerability, disease risk, and health disparities. Specific areas of faculty research include the delivery of culturally competent care, the effects of the social and built environment on health and disease, international nursing, nursing ethics and law, patient safety, public health policy, nursing and health care informatics, and the science of nursing education.