Center for Health Policy

Current Pre-Doctoral Students

Shanelle G Nelson, a Jonas Nurse Scholar is a 4th year doctoral student. She has a BS in Public Health from the University of Maryland at College Park, BSN from the College of New Rochelle and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. Shanelle is currently working on her dissertation entitled, “Exploring the Organizational Climate as Perceived by Infection Preventionists: A National Study.”

Laurie J. Conway is a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance. Laurie’s research is informed by her strong clinical background and by her international experience as an infection preventionist. Currently, she is examining the predictors of bacteremia secondary to catheter-associated urinary tract infections in adults.

May Uchida, a Jonas Nurse Scholar and TIRAR pre-doctoral fellow, graduated with her BSN from Keio University in Japan, and her MSN from Yale University. Her research interests surround comparative and cost-effectiveness analyses of healthcare-associated infection prevention in long-term care.

Eileen Carter will enter her second year as a BS-PhD student. She graduated with her BSN from New York University and subsequently worked at two of the nation’s leading hospitals within their emergency departments. Under the mentorship of Dr. Patricia Stone, she is studying healthcare associated infection transmission in EDs.

Nara Jang received her BSN from Ewha Woman’s University and MPH from Seoul National University in South Korea, where she majored in Health Policy and Management. She is interested in health policy and HIV/AIDS patients.

Some of our Recent Graduates

Deborah Braccia DNSc, RN: "Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Prophylactic Antifungal Therapies for Transplant Patients" Funded by Oncology Nursing Society & Sigma Theta Tau.

Shin-Shang Chou, DNSc, MSN, MBA, RN: "Development and Testing of the Nursing Work Index-Revised in Taiwan" Funded by Sigma Theta Tau.

Pam de Cordova, MSN, RN-BC, PhD(c): "Off-shift Nursing and Quality Patient Outcomes" Funded by AHRQ Dissertation Award and Sigma Theta Tau.

Maureen Ann Dailey, MSN, RN, DNSc(c): "An Examination of the Relationships Between Organizational Climate and Registered Nurse Work Outcomes in Home Healthcare"

Monika Pogorzelska, MPH, PhD(c): "Institutional and Patient Level Predictors for Multi-Drug Resistant Healthcare-Associated Infections."

Patricia Quinlan, DNSc, MPA, RN, CPHQ: "The Relationship Between Health Literacy, Health Knowledge and Adherence to Treatment in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis" Funded by Hospital for Special Surgery Nursing Scholarship & Sigma Theta Tau.

Roberta Louise Salveson, MSN, RN, DNSc (c): "Expansion of Newborn Screening Panels: A Systematic Program Evaluation of Krabbe Disease Screening"


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