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Aponte, Judith

Funded Internal Grants:

  • 2009: Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Award, $2,000 (Summer 2009). Awardee: Judith Aponte.
  • 2007: Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Grant (# 39-949). "Peripheral Arterial Disease Factors Across Different Ethnic Groups in the NHANES 2003-2004", $5,705 (1 Year 2008-2009). Principal Investigator: Judith Aponte.
  • 2006: City University of New York (CUNY)-Workforce Development Initiative (WDI). "Development of CUNY Certificate in Diabetes Prevention and Management-WDI I", $27,000 (1 Year 2007-2008). Lead Principal Investigator: Nicholas Freudenberg; Co- Principal Investigator: Judith Aponte, Darrell Wheeler, & Hollie Jones.

Funded External Grants:

  • 2009: National Institutes of Health/ Research Centers Grant (NIH P60); "Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC)", $8,000,000 (5 Years 2009-2013). Weill Cornell Medical Center: Principal Investigator (PI): Carla Boutin-Foster; Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI): Mary Charlson; Director, Research Core: Gbenga Ogedegbe; Co-Director, Research Core: Alvin Mushlin; Co-PI Research Training Core: Balavenkatesh Kanna; Director, Community Engagement/Outreach Core: Walid Michelen; Co-Director, Community Engagement/Outreach Core: Erica Phillips-Caesar; Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing (HBSON)-Hunter College; "National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Comprehensive Center of Excellence", $330,314 (5 Years 2009-2013). HBSON: Principal Investigator: Kathleen Nokes; Co-PI: Judith Aponte.

Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Aponte, J. (2009). Diabetes-Risk Factors in Mexican Americans with Diabetes. Medsurg Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 18(5), 265-301.
  • Aponte, J. (2009). Meeting the Linguistic Needs of an Urban Community. Home Healthcare Nurse, 27(5), 324-329.
  • Aponte, J. (2009). Diabetes-Related Risk Factors Across Hispanic Subgroups in the HHANES (1982-1984). Public Health Nursing, 26(1), 23-38.
  • Aponte, J. (2009). Addressing Cultural Heterogeneity Among Hispanic Subgroups Using Campinha-Bacote's Model of Cultural Competency. Holistic Nursing Practice, 23(1), 3-12.
  • Aponte, J. & Nickitas, D. (2007). Community as Client: Reaching an Underserved Urban Community and Meeting Unmet Primary Health Care Needs, Journal of Community Health Nursing, 24(3), 177-190.

In Press - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Aponte, J. (in press). Key Elements of Large Survey Data Sets. Nursing Economic$.


Baumann, Steven


  • 2009: Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Grant (#62456-00 40). Reducing pressure ulcers in long term care: A comparison of models. $2,600 (4/1/09). Principal Investigator.
  • 2007: Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Grant (#69228-00 38). The Lived Experience of Feeling Fear: A Study of Aging in Urban Areas. $1,100 (4/1/07). Principal Investigator.
  • 2005: AACN/Hartford Foundation. Creating Careers in Advance Geriatric Nursing Practice. $18,000 (Fall 2005). Principal Investigator.

Publications - Authored refereed publications:

  • Baumann, S. (Accepted). The limitations of 'evidenced-based' practice. Nursing Science Quarterly.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Feeling fear: A humanbecoming study with older adults. Nursing Science Quarterly. 22, 346-354.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). A nursing approach to pain in older adults. MEDSURG Nursing, 18, 77-83.
  • Baumann, S. (2008). Wisdom, compassion & courage in the Wizard of Oz: A humanbecoming hermeneutic study. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 322-329.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Recovering from childhood abuse: A comparison of three perspectives. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 342-348.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). Family systems genetic illness model: Breast cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10, 377-382.
  • Baumann, S., Dyches, T. T., & Braddick, M. (2005). Being a sibling. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 51-58.

Non-refereed publications:

  • Baumann, S. & Levy, E. (In press). A case study: A systems view of workplace violence. In D. Nickitas, D. Middaugh, & N. Aries (Eds.), Public policy and politics for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Improving the profession of nursing in Slovenia. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 369-370.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Book review: Five Minds for the Future, by Howard Gardner. Nursing Economics$, 27, 262-263.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Encountering the other as a nurse. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 280-280.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Women who experienced a significant childhood loss. In M. Lunny (Ed.), Critical thinking to achieve positive health outcomes: Nursing case studies and analyses (2nd ed.), pp. 176-180. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Living being-nonbeing in the workplace. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22.173.
  • Baumann, S. (2009). Beyond cultural competence: Nursing practice with political refugees. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 83-84.
  • Baumann, S (2008). How do you keep the music playing (Care giving in confusion texts)? Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 363-64.
  • Baumann, S (2008). Improving our stories. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 260.
  • Baumann, S (2008). Informal caregiving as a pilgrimage. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 165.
  • Baumann, S (2008). Is hope fragile? Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 74.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Nursing as a sign of hope and contradiction in the land of the children of Abraham. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 370-371.
  • Ehrenfeld, M., Itzhaki, M., & Baumann, S. (2007). Nursing in Israel. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 372-375.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Nursing in Korea. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20. 177-178.
  • Sung-Hee, K., Lee, M., & Baumann, S. (2007). Reducing the burden of dementia in Korea. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 178182.
  • Baumann, S., Dyches, T., & Braddick, M. (2007). Being a sibling. In K. Gilbert, The 33rd Edition of Annual Editions: The Family 07/08. McGraw-Hill.
  • Baumann, S. (2007). Treating older adults as ends not means. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19. 77-78.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). Nursing in Turkey. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 359-360.
  • Öztürk, H., Bahcecik, N., & Baumann, S. (2006). Nursing satisfaction and job enhancement in Turkey. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 360-365.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). What does expert nursing practice mean? Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 259-260.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). The researcher-person-family process. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 14-18.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). All that glitters is not gold. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 65.
  • Baumann, S. (2006). Nursing issues in Hong Kong. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(2), 157.
  • Baumann, S. (2005). Exploring being: An international dialogue. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 171-175.
  • Baumann, S. (2005). Blame it on Rio. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 70.
  • Lee, M., & Baumann, S. (2005). Challenges in coming of age in Korea. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 71-75.
  • Baumann, S. (2005). Standing at the doorway looking in. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 258.
  • Baumann, S. & Söderhamn, O. (2005). Considering and enjoying tomorrow: A look at global aging through a human becoming lens. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18, 353-358.


Bernstein, Kunsook


  • 2009 ­ 2010 Clinical Translational Scieence Center (CTSC), Weill cornell Medical College (Funded $20,000) Principle Investigator
  • 2009 ­ 2010 Proffessional Staff Congress City University of NY (Funded $ 4,300) Principle Investigator Topic: Replication study of Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression.
  • 2008 ­ 2009 Korea Research Center, Seoul, Korea (Funnded $ 23,000) Co-Principle Investigator. Principle Investigator (Cho, Sunhee) Topic: Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression.
  • 2008 ­ 2009 Beautiful Foundation New York division (Funded $ 2,000) Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC), Weill cornell Medical College (Funded $ 5,000). Principle Investigator. Topic: Accultulation, Discrimination, and Depressive symptoms among Korean Immigrants in NYC
  • 2007 ­ 2008 Professional Staff Congress City UUniversity of NY (Funded $ 1,430) Principle Investigator, Topic: Symptom manifestation and expression of Korean Women suffering from depression in Korea. Protocol # 69095-00 38.
  • 2005 ­ 2006 Profeessional Staff Congress City University of NY (Funded $ 4,017) Principle Investigator. Topic: Cultural Variations in Symptom manifestation of Korean Immigrant Women Suffering from Depression. Protocol # - HC-050513057.


  • Lee, Y. J., Lee, M. H., & Bernstein, K. S. (2013). Effect of Workplace Bullying and Job Stress on Turnover Intention in Hospital Nurses. Journal of Korean Academy Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Vol. 22 No. 2, 77-87.
  • Bernstein, K. S., Chen, D., & Bang, H. (2013). Cognitive interviewing to develop a mental health services barrier assessment. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing. 17(1), 4 - 10.
  • Park, S.Y., Cho, S. H., Park, Y., Bernstein, K. S., & Shin, J. (2013). Factors associated with mental health service utilization among Korean American immigrants. Community Mental Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10597-013-9604-8
  • Lee, Y. J., Bernstein, K., Lee, M., & Nokes, K. (2013). Bullying in Nursing Workplace: Applying evidence using a Conceptual Framework. Journal of Nursing Economic.
  • Bernstein, K., Cho, S. H., Cho S. Y., Roh, S. (2013). Logo-Autobiography and Its Effectiveness on Depressed Korean Immigrant Women: A Replication Study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(6), 51-60.
  • Cho, S., Bernstein, K. S., Roh, S., Chen, D. (2012). Logo-Autobiography and Its Effectiveness on Depressed Korean Immigrant Women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 24(1), 33 - 42. DOI: 10.1177/1043659612452005
  • Yeu, K., Bernstein, K., & Lee, M. (2012). Recovery of People Living with Mental Illness: A Concept Analysis. Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing, 19(1), 46-54.
  • Roh, S., Jang, Y., Chiriboga, D. A., Kwag, K. H., Cho, S., & Bernstein, K. (2011). Perceived neighborhood environment affecting physical and mental health: A study with Korean American older adults in New York City. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13, 1005-1012.
  • Williams, I., & Bernstein, K.S. (2011). Military sexual trauma among female veterans in US. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25(2), 138-147.
  • Bernstein, K.S., Park, S., Shin, J., Cho, S., and Park, Y. (2011) - Acculturation, discrimination, and depressive symptoms among Korean immigrants in New York City. Community Mental Health Journal. 47(1), 24-34.
  • Shin, J., Park, S., Cho, S., Park, Y., & Bernstein, K.S. (2010). Validation of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Korean version (PHQ-9K) Scale for screening depression among Korean Americans in community settings. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing. 14(2), 45-51.
  • Kong, S.S. and Bernstein, K.S. (2009). Impact of childhood trauma and its relation to development of eating disorders with co-morbid symptoms of depression and obsession. Journal of Clinical Nursing.18(13), 1897-1907.
  • Bernstein, K.S, Lee, J.S., Park, S.Y., & Jyoung, J. P. (2008). Symptom manifestations and expressions among Korean immigrant women suffering with depression. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol 61, Issue 4, pp 393 -402

Book Chapters:

  • Bernstein, K.S. and Saladino, J. P. (2011) Mental and Behavioral Health. In D.Nickitas, D. Middaugh, and N. Aries (Eds.), Being and Becoming a Policy Influential: Advocacy and Action for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Selected Presentations:

  • 2013 "Building a bridge to enhance a psychiatric mental health nursing between the U.S. and Korea." Global Health and Nursing Leadership Conference-Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of GKNF. Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea. (June 28, 2013)
  • 2012 "BSN to PhD or BSN to DNP Program: Which One is Right for you?" Symposium II, Chicago International Nursing Conference, Glenview, Illinois (October 25-27, 2012)
  • 2012 Development of the mental health services barrier assessment tool: Korean Americans. Panel Discussion, Chicago International Nursing Conference, Glenview, Illinois (October 25-27, 2012)
  • 2011 "Psychometric properties of the barrier assessment tool for under-utilization of mental health services among Korean Americans" Oral presentation, STTI Biennial Research Conference, Grapevine, Texas (Nov. 2011)
  • 2011 "Schizophrenia: Medication Non-adherence and Evidence based nursing care" The Korean Academy of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2011 Mental Health Nursing Spring Symposium, Seoul, Korea (April 28, 2011)
  • 2011 "Prevalence and contributing factors of depression among Korean immigrants in NYC"
  • Oral presentation, 14th East Asian forum of nursing scholars: research methodology for building nursing evidence. Seoul, Korea (February 12, 2011)
  • 2010 "Acculturation, Discrimination, and Depressive symptoms among Korean Immigrants in NYC" Oral presentation, 21th International Nursing Research Congress, Orlando, Florida. (July 2010)
  • 2009 "Symptom manifestation and expression of Korean Women suffering from depression in Korea" Oral presentation, 20th International Nursing Research Congress, Vancouver, Canada. (July 2009)
  • 2008 "Standard and Scope of Advance Practice Nursing: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner."
  • Korean Mental Health Nurses Association, Seoul City Division, Annual conference. Seoul Korea. Invited speaker (January 15)

Poster Presentations:

  • 2012 Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression: A replication study. Poster presentation, Chicago International Nursing Conference, Glenview, Illinois (October 25-27, 2012)
  • 2011 "Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression: A replication study." STTI Biennial Research Conference, Grapevine, Texas (Nov. 2011)
  • 2010 "Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression." American Association of College of Nursing, Washington D.C., (Oct. 2010)
  • 2009 "Logo-Autobiography and its effects on Korean American Women suffering from Depression." Global Korean Nurses Federation Annual Conference, New York, New York, (April, 2009)
  • 2008 "Impact of Childhood Trauma on Eating Psychopathology." STTI - 19th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice: Globalization of Research through Technology. Singapore, (July 7-11)


Byrnes, Lorraine


  • Reproductive Life Plans: knowledge, Attitudes & Utilization among Men & Women of Childbearing Age $4,469

Publications - Book Chapters:

  • Sanders, L.B. & Gebbie, K.M. (2009). Families, Social Policy, and Health Disparities. In Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research, 4th ed. Hanson, Gedaly-Duff, and Kaakinen, eds. Philadelphia, Pa: F.A.Davis

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Sanders, L.B (in press) Reproductive Life Plans: Initiating the Dialogue with Women. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.
  • Sanders, L.B. (in press) Preconception Care: Policy and Practice Implications for Nurses. Politics, Policy and Nursing Practice.
  • Sanders, L.B. (2009). Sexual behaviors and practices of women with HIV in relation to pregnancy. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 20(1): 62-8.
  • Sanders, L.B. (2008). The lived experience of pregnancy after diagnosis with HIV: Women's voices. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 19(1): 47-57.


Capezuti, Elizabeth


Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Hu, S., Foust, J., Boltz, M., & Capezuti, E. (in press). Subtypes of potentially inappropriate medications in older Chinese-Americans during care transitions. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
  • Backhaus, R., Verbeek, H., Van Rossum, E., Capezuti, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (in press). Nurse staffing impact on quality of care in nursing homes: A systematic review of longitudinal studies. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
  • Matsui, M. & Capezuti, E. (in press). Cultural differences in perceived autonomy among older adults in the United States and Japan. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
  • Wagner, L.M., Dickson, V.V., Shuluk, J., Richards, J., Fox, M., & Capezuti, E. (in press). Nurses' Knowledge of geriatric nursing care in Canadian NICHE hospitals. Journal of Canadian Gerontological Nursing.
  • Cline, D., Dickson, V.V., Kovner, C., Boltz, M., Kolanowski, A. & Capezuti, E. (in press). Factors influencing RNs' perceptions of quality geriatric care in rural hospitals. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
  • Tavares, J.P. de Almeida, Leite, A. da Silva, Sá-Couto, P., Boltz, M. & Capezuti, E. (in press). Validation of geriatric care environment scale in Portuguese nurses. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research.
  • Capezuti, E., Bricoli, B., & Boltz, M. (2013). NICHE: Creating a sustainable business model to improve care of hospitalized older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(8), 1387-1393.
  • Renz, S.M., Boltz, M.P., Wagner, L.M., Capezuti, E.A., & Lawrence, T.E. (2013). The impact of an SBAR communication protocol on nurse satisfaction. Geriatric Nursing, 34(4):295-301.
  • Hasanuzzaman, F.M., Yang, X., Tian, Y., Liu, Q., & Capezuti, E. (2013). Monitoring activity of taking medicine by incorporating RFID and video analysis. Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, 2(2), 61-70.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., Shuluk, J., Denysyk, L., Brouwers, J., Roberts, M.C., Dickson, V.V., Cline, D., Wagner, L.M., Fairchild, S., Kim, H., & Secic, M. (2013). Utilization of a benchmarking database to inform NICHE implementation. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6(3),198-208.
  • Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Gulpers, M.J.M., Capezuti, E., Van Rossum, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2013). Process evaluation of a successful multi-component intervention program (EXBELT) to reduce belt restraints in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(8), 599-604.
  • Tavares, J.P. de Almeida, Leite, A. da Silva, Sá-Couto, P., Boltz, M. & Capezuti, E. (2013). Validation of the professional issues scales with Portuguese nurses. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6 (4), 264-274.
  • Gulpers, M.J.M., Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Ambergen, T., Capezuti, E., Van Rossum, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2013). Reduction of belt restraint use: Long-term effects of the EXBELT intervention. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 (1), 107-112.
  • Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Wagner, L., Rosenberg, M.C., & Secic, M. (2013). Patient safety in medical-surgical units: Can nurse certification make a difference? MEDSURG Nursing, 22 (1), 26-32, 37. Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Wagner, L., Rosenberg, M.C., & Secic, M. (2013). Patient safety in medical-surgical units: Can nurse certification make a difference? MEDSURG Nursing, 22 (1), 26-32, 37.
  • Gulpers, M.J.M., Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Capezuti, E., Van Rossum, E., Ambergen, T., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2012). EXBELT: Preventing belt restraint use in newly admitted residents in nursing homes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(12), 1473-1479.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, E., Cline, D., Dickson, V., Rosenberg, M., Wagner, L., Shuluk, J. & Nigolian, C. (2012). NICHE - A model for optimizing the geriatric nursing practice environment. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 3117-3125.
  • Hu, S., Capezuti, E., Foust, J., & Boltz, M. (2012). Medication discrepancy and potentially inappropriate medication in older Chinese-American home care patients. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 10 (5), 284-295.
  • Fink, R., Gilmartin, H., Richard, A., Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., & Wald, H. (2012). Indwelling urinary catheter management and CAUTI prevention in Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospitals. American Journal of Infection Control, 40 (8), 715-720.
  • Wald, H.L., Richards, A., Dickson, V.V., & Capezuti, E. (2012). Chief nursing officers' perspectives on Medicare's hospital-acquired conditions non-payment policy: implications for policy design and implementation. Implementation Science, 7:78.
  • Gulpers, M., Bleijlevens, M., van Rossum, Capezuti, E., Ambergen, T. & Hamers, J. (2011). Belt restraint reduction in nursing homes: Effects of a multi-component intervention program (EXBELT). Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 59(11): 2029-2036.
  • Kim, H., Capezuti, E., Kovner, C., Zhonglin, Z., & Boockvar, K. (2010). Prevalence and predictors of adverse events in older surgical patients: Impact of the present-on-admission indicator. The Gerontologist, 50 (6), 810-820.
  • Capezuti, E., Brush, B.L, Lane, S. Rabinowitz, H.U., & Secic, M. (2009). Bed-exit alarm effectiveness. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 49, 27-31.
  • Wagner, L.M., Capezuti, E., & Rice, J.C. (2009). Nurses' perceptions of safety culture in long-term care settings. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41 (2), 184-192.
  • Capezuti, E., Brush, B.L., Won, R.M., Wagner, L.M., & Lawson, W.T. (2008). Least restrictive or least understood?: Waist restraints, provider practices, and risk for harm. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 20 (3), 305-322.
  • Capezuti, E., Taylor, J., Brown, H., Ouslander, J., & Strothers, H. (2007). Challenges to implementing an APN-facilitated falls prevention project. Applied Nursing Research, 20, 2-9.
  • Capezuti, E., Wagner, L.M., Brush, B.L., Boltz, M., Renz, S., & Talerico, K.A. (2007). Consequences of an intervention to reduce restrictive siderail use in nursing homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55, 334-341.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., Renz, S., Hoffman, D., & Norman, R.G. (2006). Nursing home involuntary relocation: Clinical outcomes and perceptions of residents and families. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 7, 486-492.
  • Capezuti, E., Maislin, G., Strumpf, N., & Evans, L. (2002). Siderail use and bed-related fall outcomes among nursing home residents. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 50, 90-96.


  • Malone, M.L., Capezuti, E., & Palmer, R. (Eds.). (in progress for 2014 publication). Acute Care for Elders- A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. Cham, Switzerland: Spring International Publishing AG.
  • Malone, M.L., Capezuti, E., & Palmer, R.M. (in press). Geriatrics Models of Care - Bringing 'Best Practice' to an Aging America. Switzerland: Spring International Publishing AG.
  • Capezuti, E., Malone, M., Katz, P. & Mezey, M.D. (Eds.). (2014). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (3rd edition.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Flaherty, E. & Resnick, B., Boltz, M., Galick, E., & Capezuti, E. (Eds.) (2014). Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Advanced Practice Geriatric Nursing (4rd edition). New York: American Geriatrics Society.
  • Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Zwicker, D., & Fulmer, T. (Eds.). (2012). Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice (4th edition). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Gray-Miceli, D., Capezuti, E., Lawson, W.T., & Iyer, P. (2007). Falls Handbook, Clinical and Medical-Legal Perspectives of Falls Across the Lifespan. Flemington, NJ: Med League Support Services, Inc.


Cutugno, Christine


  • President's Fund for Faculty Advancement Grant (2013, 2012). "Geriatric Trauma: The Challenge of Prevention of Complications"
  • HBSON Research Seed Grant (2012). "Geriatric Trauma: The Challenge of Prevention of Complications"
  • Cornell (CTSC) Grant (2011). Co-Investigator with NY Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical group on study, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Defining Preventable Readmissions on the General Medical Service".
  • PSC-CUNY Research Grant (2010). "Geriatric Trauma: The Challenge of Prevention of Complications"



  • Cutugno, C., Hozak, M., Fitzsimmons, D. & Ertogan, H. Documenting Preventive Nursing Measures in the Elderly Trauma Patient: The Electronic Health Record and Potential Financial Impact. Nursing Economics. Accepted for publication September 2013.
  • Lee, J., Cutugno, C., Pickering, S., Press, M., Unterbrink, M., Kelser, et al. The Patient Care Circle: A Descriptive Framework for Understanding Care Transitions. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Accepted for publication August 2013.
  • Kutzin, J. and Cutugno, C. (2012). "Quality, Safety, and Process Improvement with an Interdisciplinary Team" in S. Campbell & K. Daley, Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making It Real, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer Publishing, pp. 451-464.
  • Cutugno, C. (2011). The Graying of Trauma Care: Addressing Traumatic Injury in Older Adults. American Journal of Nursing. 111(11), pp. 40-48.


Ganzer, Christine


  • Chiang, G., Mozley, D., Ganzer, C. (2013) Effects of Type 2 diabetes and glycemic control on brain amyloid deposition in non-demented adults (8/1/2013-7/31/2015)Clinical and Translational Science Center grant $100,000.
  • Ganzer, C. A. (2012). Maternal-infant attachment among postpartum US military women with post-traumatic stress disorder.(7/1/2013-6/30/2014. PSC-CUNY Research Grant (B) $4,500.


  • Ganzer, C. A., Insel, K., & Ritter, L.(2012). Associations between working memory capacity, health literacy and recall of the warning signs of stroke among older adults. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 44(5):236-243, October 2012.doi: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e3182666231
  • Ganzer, C. A., & Zauderer, C. R.(2011).Promoting a brain-healthy lifestyle. Nursing Older People. 23(7), 24-27.


Goshin, Lorie


  • Stress and coping in a mother-child residential substance abuse treatment program, Principal Investigator, July 2013 – July 2014, Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York Research Award Program
  • Maternal and Child Outcomes of a Prison Nursery Program. NINR/NIH 5R01NR007782-06; Mary Byrne, PI, 9/1/03 - 6/30/12, Role: Co-Investigator/Associate Research Scientist (2009 – 2012), Community Coordinator (2006 - 2008)
  • An Evaluation of the Drew Mouse Model of Permanent Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Incarceration for Homeless Women Charged with Felonies and Their Children, New York Women’s Foundation, 12/1/2010 - 11/30/2011, Role: Principal Investigator
  • What can be Learned from the Drew House Model of Permanent Supportive Housing as an Alternative to Incarceration for Homeless Women Convicted of a Felony and Their Children? NIMH/NIH 5P30MH071430; Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies; Carol Caton, PI, 9/14/2010 - 6/30/11, Role: Principal Investigator
  • The Effects of a Prison Nursery Program on Behavior Problems and Competence in Preschoolers, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Zeta Chapter, 06/1/08 - 07/01/09, Role: Principal Investigator



  • Sangoi, L. & Goshin, L. S. (in press). Women’s and girls’ experiences before, during and after incarceration: A narrative of gender-based violence, and an analysis of the criminal justice laws and policies that perpetuate this narrative. UCLA Women’s Law Journal
  • Goshin, L. S., Byrne, M. W., & Henninger, A. M. (2013). Recidivism after Release from a Prison Nursery Program. Public Health Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/phn.12072
  • Goshin, L. S. & Byrne, M. W. (in press). Preschool outcomes of children who lived as infants in a prison nursery. Prison Journal.
  • Goshin, L. S., & Byrne, M. W. (2012). Predictors of post-release research retention and subsequent reenrollment for women recruited while incarcerated. Research in Nursing & Health, 35, 94-104.
  • Byrne, M. W., Goshin, L. S., & Blanchard-Lewis, B. (2012). Maternal separations during the reentry years for 100 infants raised in a prison nursery. Family Court Review, 50, 77-90.
  • Byrne, M. W., Evan, E., Goshin, L. S., Erlich, M. D., Kim, B. A., Saroyan, J. M., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2011). Parent self-efficacy for managing pain in seriously ill children and adolescents nearing end of life. Palliative and Supportive Care, 9, 137-147.
  • Byrne, M. W., Goshin, L. S., & Joestl, S. S. (2010). Intergenerational attachment for infants raised in a prison nursery. Attachment and Human Development, 12, 375-393.
  • Borelli, J. L., Goshin, L. S., Joestl, S. S., Clark, J., & Byrne, M. W. (2010). Attachment organization in a sample of incarcerated mothers: Distribution of classifications and associations with substance abuse history, depressive symptoms, perceptions of parenting competency, and social support. Attachment and Human Development, 12, 355-374.
  • Goshin, L. S., & Byrne, M. W. (2009). Converging streams of opportunity for prison nursery programs in the United States. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 48, 271-295.
  • Rew, L., Whittaker, T. A., Smith, L. R., & Taylor-Seehafer, M. (2005). Sexual health-risks and protective resources in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual homeless youth. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 10, 11-19.
  • Manning, M., & Smith, L. (2002). Mental illness screening at juvenile court intake stage. Texas State Bar Section Report Juvenile Law, 16, 11-19.


Hewitt, Caroline M.


  • Hewitt, C.M. (2013). Ethics and women's health. In A. Peirce, & J.A. Smith (Eds), Ethical and legal issues for doctoral nursing students (pp. 221-235). Lancaster, PA: DEStech.
  • Jenkins, M.L., Hewitt, C., & Bakken, S. (2006). Women's health nursing in the context of the national health information infrastructure. Journal of Obstetrical and Gynecologic Neonatal Nursing, 35(1), 141-50.


Hickey, Mary T.


  • 2014: The Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Nursing Research, New York University College of Nursing. A Qualitative Exploration of Emergency Contraception Users’ Perceptions of Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Future Unintended Pregnancy (Role: PI), $10,000.
  • 2011: World Pediatric Project/International Hospital for Children (IHC), The David Ortiz Children’s Fund and Robert Reid Cabral Hospital. Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic Nurse Training Program (Role: Project Co-Director), $350,000.
  • 2008: International Hospital for Children (IHC). International service and training, Robert Reid Cabral Hospital, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic (Role: Program Planning/Education Consultant).
  • 2009: Adelphi University Faculty Development Grant. Female College Students’ Knowledge, Use and Perceptions of Emergency Contraception: A Qualitative Study, $1,730.
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. Pilot Program to Enhance the Critical Thinking Abilities of Nursing Students. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. Female College Students’ Knowledge, Use and Perceptions of Emergency Contraception: A Pilot Study. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. An Evaluation of Students’ Usage Patterns and Perceptions of Podcasting. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2007: Adelphi University School of Nursing. Nursing Graduates’ Perceptions of Clinical Instructional Experiences. (SON-supported, indirect costs).
  • 2006: Sigma Theta Tau International (Alpha Omega Chapter) Small Grants Program. Preceptors’ Perceptions of New Graduate Readiness for Practice, $1,000.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Hickey, M., & White, J. (2015). Female college students’ perceptions of emergency contraception: A qualitative study. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 6, 28-32.
  • Hickey, M., & Cleland, C. (2013). Sexually transmitted disease risk perception among female college students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25(7), 377-384.
  • Mauro, A.M.P., Hickey, M.T., McCabe, D.E., & Ea, E. (2012). Attaining baccalaureate competencies for nursing care of older adults through curriculum innovation. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(3), 187-190.
  • Hickey, M., Forbes, M., & Greenfield, S. (2010). Integrating the IOM competencies in a baccalaureate curricular revision: Process and strategies. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(4), 214-222.
  • Hickey, M. (2010). Baccalaureate nursing students’ perceptions of their clinical instructional experiences and preparation for practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(1), 35-41.
  • Forbes, M., Hickey, M., & White, J. (2010). Adjunct faculty development: Reported needs and innovative solutions. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(2), 116-124.
  • Forbes, M., & Hickey, M. (2009). Curriculum reform in baccalaureate education: A review of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1), article 27.
  • Hickey, M. (2009). Female college students’ knowledge, use and perceptions of emergency contraception. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nurses (JOGNN), 38(4), 399-405.
  • Hickey, M. (2009). Preceptors’ perceptions of new graduate readiness for practice. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 25(1), 35-41.
  • Forbes, M., & Hickey, M. (2008). Podcasting: Implementation and evaluation in an undergraduate nursing program. Nurse Educator, 33(5), 224- 228.
  • Hickey, M. (2007). The challenge of diverse learners in nursing education. Long Island Education Review, 7(1), 18-20.
  • Hickey, M. (2004). Ethical decision making in end of life care. Long Island Education Review, 4(2), 25-26.

Book Chapters:

  • Hickey, M.T. (2014). Contraceptive use and non-use among young black and Hispanic women: An integrative review. In L. Bourgois & S. Cauchois (Eds.), Contraceptives: Predictors of use, role of cultural attitudes & practices and levels of effectiveness. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Hickey, M.T., & Deren, S. (2012, in press). Alcohol and HIV prevention. In Encyclopedia of AIDS ('Behavioral prevention'). New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Hickey, M. (2010). Leadership theories. In M. Klainberg & K.M. Dirschel (Eds.), Today’s nursing leader: Managing, succeeding, excelling (pp. 63-76). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.


Keepnews, David M.


  • 2013-2015: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Executive Nurse Fellows Program
  • 2012: Principal Investigator, Mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers: Implications for health policy and practice, Hunter College President’s Fund for Faculty Advancement
  • 2011-2012 : Co-Principal Investigator, Nursing, media and public policy: An analysis of the profession's response to the ProPublica series on the performance of the California Board of Registered Nursing, Roosevelt House Associates Research/Travel Grant
  • 2011-2012: Principal Investigator, The development and impact of immigrant nursing organizations. 2011, PSC-CUNY 42 Research Award2010-2011: Principal Investigator, Mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers: Nursing responses and policy implications. American Nurses Foundation, Anne Zimmerman, RN, FAAN Award
  • 2010-2011: Principal Investigator, Mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers: Implications for health policy and practice, PSC-CUNY 41 Research Award CUNY Research Foundation
  • 2005-2006: Project Director: Strategies for Improving Nurse Retention in New York City, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Philbin, G., & Keepnews, D.M. (2014). Edward L. Bernays and nursing’s code of ethics: An unexplored history. Nursing History Review, 22: 144-158.
  • Mason, D.J., Keepnews, D.M., Murray, E. & Holmberg, J. (2012). The representation of health professionals on governing boards of health care organizations in New York City. Journal of Urban Health, 90(5): 888-901.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2011). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health issues and nursing: Moving toward an agenda. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(2), 163-70.
  • Keepnews, D.M., Brewer, C.S., Kovner, C.T. & Shin, J.H. (2010). Generational differences among newly licensed registered nurses. Nursing Outlook, 58(3): 155-63.
  • Skillman, S.M., Palazzo, L., Hart , L.G., & Keepnews, D.M. (2010). The characteristics of registered nurses whose licenses expire: why they leave nursing and implications for retention and re-entry. Nursing Economic$, 28(3): 181-189.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:

  • Keepnews, D.M. & Betts, V.T. (2014). Nursing and the courts: a strategy for shaping public policy. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. (Forthcoming; Chapters in prior editions: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2011).
  • Chinn, P., Eliason, M., Keepnews, D.M. & Oppenheim, K. (2014). Improving LGBTQ Health: Nursing Policy Can Make a Difference. In Mason, D., Outlaw, F. H., Gardner, B. & O’Grady, E. (Editors), Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition.  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. (Forthcoming).

Non Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, Commentaries and Editorials:

  • Keepnews, D.M. (2012). Health policy, politics and partisanship. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 13(3): 183.
  • Keepnews D.M. (2012). Protecting and expanding Medicaid. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 13(2): 71.
  • Keepnews D.M. (2012). FTC Scrutiny of health professions regulation. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 13(1): 3-4.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2011). A powerful example of history’s lessons for today. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 12(4): 195-6.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2011) Canada's Insite decision: a victory for public health. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 12(3): 131-2.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2011) LGBT health issues and nursing. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 12(2): 71-2.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2011). No "race to the bottom" on health care coverage. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 12(1), 3
  • Mason, D. & Keepnews, D.M. (2011). Implementing health care reform: a nursing perspective. Nursing Outlook, 59(1): 57-8.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2010). Moving toward the goals of health reform. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(4): 203-4.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2010). More than just another report on nursing. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 11(3): 171-2.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2010). Implementing health reform and moving past “turf wars”. Politics, & Nursing Practice, 11(2): 87-8.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2010). Protecting nurses’ role as patient advocate. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 11(1): 3-4.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2009). Building nursing workforce capacity—staying on course. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 10(4): 239.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2009). Remembering one of nursing’s giants—John F Garde, CRNA, FAAN (1935-2009). Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 10(3): 179.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2009). U.S. health reform: A continuing imperative. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 10(2): 5-6.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2009). Welcome news in the Sentosa nurses case. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 10(1): 92-93.

Non Peer-Reviewed Books & Book Chapters:

  • Keepnews, D.M. & Monarch, K. (2013). The law, the courts and the advanced practice nurse. In Joel, LA (Editor), Advanced Practice Nursing, 3rd Edition .Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2011). Lobbying. In Feldman, H.E., et al. (Editors), Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer Publishing Co.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2011). Political action committees. In Feldman, H.E., et al. (Editors), Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition. New York: Springer Publishing Co.
  • Sullivan-Marx, E.M. & Keepnews, D.M. (2010). Systems of payment for advanced practice nurses In Mezey, M.D., McGivern, D.O. & Sullivan-Marx, E.M. (Editors), Nurse Practitioners: The Evolution and Future of Advanced Practice, 5th Edition. New York: Springer.
  • Keepnews, D.M. (2007). Satisfaction measurement. In Capezuti, E., Siegler, G., & Mezey, M.D. (Editors), Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2nd Edition) New York: Springer



Kotowski, Abigail


  • Kotowski, A. (2015). Development of instructional competencies for assessing and managing suicide risk for baccalaureate nursing education (Doctoral dissertation). City University of New York, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. (3703552)
  • Kotowski, A. (2012). Case study: A young male with auditory hallucinations in paranoid schizophrenia. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 23(1), 41-44.


Mason, Diana


  • 2009: Report on Nursing Education Summit $200,000 AARP, Department of Labor, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2008-09: Transforming Care at The Bedside supplement to AJN $176,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2007-08: Family Caregiving Initiative (PI on subcontract on AJN,$125,000 Langeloth Foundation AARP lead agency)
  • 2007-08: Family Caregiving Initiative (PI on subcontract for AJN; $235,000 John A. Hartford AARP, lead agency) Foundation
  • 2007-10: How To Try This Series: Best Practices for Geriatric $2,200,000 John A. Hartford Assessment (Co-PI; NYU College of Nursing, lead agency; Foundation AJN subcontract PI; grant co-author)
  • 2007: Faces of Caring: Nurses At Work II $4,000 Beatrice Renfield (photojournalism project) Foundation
  • 2005: Faces of Caring: Nurses At Work I $10,000 Johnson & Johnson (photojournalism project) $4,000 Beatrice Renfield Foundation
  • 2004-05: Chronic Kidney Disease Series in AJN $125,400 National Kidney Foundation
  • 2004-07: Improving Nursing Care of Older Adults at the Bedside $200,000 Atlantic Philanthropies Enhancing Dissemination (PI on AJN subcontract; lead agency, Gerontological Society of America; author of grant)
  • 2004-07: Improving Nursing Care of Older Adults at the Bedside $500,000 Atlantic Philanthropies (PI on AJN subcontract; lead agency, Gerontological Society of America; author of grant)

Publications - Books:

  • Mason, D. J., Leavitt, J. K., Chaffee, M. W. (Eds.). (In progress). Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (6th Edition). St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Mason, D. J., Leavitt, J. K., Chaffee, M. W. (Eds.). (2006). Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (5th Edition). St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier.

Chapters In Books:

  • Mason, D. J. (2009). Foreword. In B. Nichols and C. Davis, The Official Guide for Foreign Educated Nurses: What You Need to Know About Nursing in the United States. Springer Publishing Company.
  • Mason, D. J. (2008). Foreword. In D. Newman,
  • Mason, D.J. (2006). Pride and prejudice: Nursing's struggle for reasoned debate. In S. Nelson& S. Gordon (Ed.), Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
  • Reprinted in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, official journal of New Zealand Nurses' Organisation, October 2007, pp. 19-21.
  • Leavitt, J.K., Cohen, S. S., & Mason, D.J. (2006). Political analysis and strategies. In D. Mason, J. Leavitt, M. Chaffee (Eds). Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (5th Ed.). St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Mason, D.J., Leavitt, J.K., & Chaffee, M.W. (2006). Policy and politics: A framework for action. In D. Mason, J. Leavitt, M. Chaffee (Eds). Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (5th Ed.). St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Mason, D J., Dodd, C. J., Glickstein, B. (2006). Role of media in influencing policy: Getting the message across. In D. Mason, J. Leavitt, M. Chaffee (Eds). Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (5th Ed.). St. Louis: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Mason, D.J., Kennedy, M.S., Schorr, T., & Flanagin, A. (2006). The power of the written word: The influence of nursing journals. In K. Wolfe et. Al. (Eds.), The History of Nursing Ideas. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.


Nickitas, Donna


  • Principal Investigator with co- PI Pamela Mahon.. Exploring Perceptions of Clinical Nursing Faculty, Nurse Preceptors, and Nursing Students Perception of Documentation Skills. PSC-CUNY Grant, $4, 600, July 1, 2009-June 31, 2010.
  • Jonas Nursing Scholars Program Grant 2008-2112, Project Director Keville Fredrickson Lehman College and DNS Program, Graduate Center, Co-Directors Donna Nickitas Hunter College and DNS Program, Graduate Center and Eileen Gigliotti College of Staten Island and DNS Program, Graduate Center. $375,000.00, March 2008
  • Exploring Clinical Nursing Faculty Perception of Student Documentation Skills, Principal Investigator with Co-PI K. Nokes, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence 2006 Grant Recipient. September 2007 to present. Research generated from Jonas Award of $300,000.00.

Publications - Books:

  • Nickitas, D. M, Middaugh, D. J, & Aries, N. (Editors). (2010). Being and Becoming A Policy Influential Advocacy and Action for Nurses and Other Health Professionals. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Hogan, M. A, & Nickitas, D. M. (2009). Review & Rationales Leadership & Management: New Jersey: Prentice Hall Health.

Refereed Book Chapters:

  • Nickitas, DM. (2008). Leadership and Management. In Hogan, Mary Ann, NCLEX Review. (Pp.37- 65). New Jersey. Prentice Hall.
  • Nickitas, DM. (2005). On Angels Wings. In Winstead-Fry, P & Labovitz, Ordinary Miracles in Nursing: True Stories About Healing and Health. (pp.239-241). Slack Publications.
  • Nickitas, DM. (2001). Web designer for end of chapter questions, case studies, and activities for a web-based program. In K. Blais, J. Hayes, B. Kozier, & G. Erb. Professional Nursing Practice: Concepts and Perspectives. Prentice Hall Health.
  • Nickitas, DM. (2001). Power and Politics. In E. Sullivan and P. Decker (Eds.) Effective Management in Nursing (5th Edition). (pp. 84-97). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.


  • Nickitas, D.M., Nokes, K., Caroselli, C. & Mahon, P.Y. (2010). Increasing nursing student communication skills through electronic health record system documentation. CIN, Jan/Feb, 28, (1), 7-11.
  • Aponte, J. & Nickitas, D. ( 2007). Community as Client: Reaching an Underserved Urban Community and Meeting Unmet Primary Health Care Needs. The Journal of Community Health Nursing. 24(3), 177-189.
  • Nokes, K., Nickitas, D. Keida, R. & Neville, S. (2005) Does Service-Learning increase Cultural Competency, Critical Thinking, and Civic Engagement? The Journal of Nursing Education, 44(2), 65-70.
  • Nickitas, D., Keida, R., Nokes, K., and Susan Neville. (2004). Nurturing Nursing's Future Through Nurse-Executive Partnerships. Nursing Economics, 22(5), 258-263.
  • Nokes, K., Nickitas, D. Keida, R. & Neville, S. (2003). Using technology to enhance service-learning reflections. Academic Exchange Quarterly 7(2), 86-90.
  • Nickitas, DM & Valentino, L. (2003). Evolving a Nursing Collegial Relationship into a Successful Consulting Business. Nursing Economics 21,(4), 181-187


Nirenberg, Anita


External Funding

  • CTSC: Hunter College & Weill Cornell Medical College (2012-2013) Community Engagement Award: Using Mobile Health Technology to Improve Care and Reduce Pain for Older Patients. Co-PI, Nirenberg, Richardson & Reid ($40,000)
  • National Institute on Aging, Skills Training for Family Caregivers of Community Elderly with Pain, Principal Investigator (Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) Roybal Foundation) 2009-2010. ($24,045).
  • Multi-disciplinary Seminar in Palliative and End of Life Care: Nirenberg, A Co-PI, Glenda Garvey Teaching Award, 2007-2009, Columbia University Medical Center ($17,500).
  • NCI, R21, Improving Use of CIS in the Underserved Through Mobil Access & Decision Support, Co-Investigator, Suzanne Bakken, PI, A. Nirenberg Co-PI 2007-2008. ($275,000).
  • NIGM Grant S06/MBRS, NIH, Recovery From Oral Cavity/Pharynx Cancer in African Americans, Co-Principal Investigator, Mary Jo Dropkin, Principal Investigator, Anita Nirenberg Co-PI 2006-2008. ($385,000).

Hunter College Funding

  • Distress Experience in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer: July, 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. PSC-CUNY Award, # 65113-00-43 ($3,182.28).
  • Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE): Evaluating the RN Pathway Program: Graduates and Employers Perspectives, 2012. Standards and Evaluation Committee HBSON. ($3,440).

Selected Publications:

  • Hyun S, Hodorowski JK, Nirenberg, A, Perocchia RS, Staats JA, Velez O, Bakken S. (2013). mHealth-based approaches for integrating Cancer Information Service smoking cessation resources into the workflow of nurses in advance practice nurse training. Oncology Nursing Forum 40:4. 312-319.
  • Mallamud, M., & Nirenberg, A. (2013) Nurse Practitioner Role in Caring for Testicular Cancer Survivors. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Plavskin, A., & Nirenberg, A. (2012). Diagnosis and Management of Adults and Adolescents with Pertussis. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 16(1/2). 10-19.
  • Cohen, A.G., & Nirenberg, A. (2011). Current Practices in Advance Care Planning: Implications for Oncology Nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 15(5). 547-553.
  • Nirenberg, A., Reame, NK, Cato, KD and Larson, EL. (2010). Oncology Nurses' Use of National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chemotherapy-Induced and Febrile Neutropenia. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(6). 765-773.
  • Kav, S., Schulmesiter, L., Nirenberg, A., Barber, L., Johnson, J. & Rittenberg, C. (2010) Development of the MASCC teaching tool for patients receiving oral agents for cancer. Support Care Cancer. 18(5):583-586.
  • Auer, P., & Nirenberg, A. (2008). Nurse Practitioner Home-Based Primary Care: A Model for the Care of Frail Elders. Clinical Scholars Review, 1(1). 33-39.


Seo, Jin Young

Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Bae, S.-H., Nikolaev, N., Seo, J. Y., & Castner, J. (2015). Health care provider social network analysis: A systematic review. Nursing Outlook, 63(5), 566-584. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.05.006
  • Meeker, M. A., Waldrop, D. P., & Seo, J. Y. (2015). Examining family meetings at end of life: The model of practice in a hospice in-patient unit. Palliative & Supportive Care, 13(5), 1283-1291. doi: 10.1017/S1478951514001138
  • Castner, J., Gittere, S., & Seo, J. Y. (2015). Criteria air pollutants and emergency nursing. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(3), 186-192. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.08.011
  • Seo, J. Y., Kim, W., & Dickerson, S. S. (2014). Korean immigrant women's lived experience of childbirth in the United States. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 43(3), 305-317. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12313
  • Hewner, S. J., & Seo, J. Y. (2014). Informatics role in integrating population and patient centered knowledge to improve care transitions in complex chronic disease. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 18(2), available at
  • Hewner, S., Seo, J. Y., Gothard, S., & Johnson, B. J. (2014). Aligning population-based care management with chronic disease complexity. Nursing Outlook, 62(4), 250-258. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2014.03.003
  • Castner, J., Grinslade, S., Guay, J., Hettinger, A. Z., Seo, J. Y., & Boris, L. (2013). Registered nurse scope of practice and ED complaint-specific protocols. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(5), 467-473.e463. doi:
  • Marecki, M., & Seo, J. Y. (2010). Perinatal urinary and fecal incontinence: Suffering in silence. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 24(4), 330-340.


Sharoff, Leighsa


  • 2013: Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Award, Merging Science and Technology: Genetics, Genomics and Technology Working Together.
  • 2012: PSC-CUNY University Committee on Research Awards Grant, Effectiveness of Simulation Enhancing Clinical Judgment.
  • 2010: PSC-CUNY University Committee on Research Awards Grant, Simulation: Preparation, Clinical Judgment and Reflective Process. What is the connection?


  • Sharoff, L. (2013). Simulation and learning to care for patients: Acute alcohol withdrawal. Journal of Contemporary Medicine, 3(1), 22-27.
  • Sharoff, L. (2013). Creative power of metaphorical expression. Journal of Holistic Nurses, 31(1), 6-18. DOI: 10.1177/089801002461948
  • Sharoff, L. (2013). The beauty of metaphors. Holistic Nursing Practice, 27(1), 62-72.
  • Schmidt, K. (2012). {Interview with Leighsa Sharoff}. YouTube utilization enhances education: RN integrates videos from site into curriculum., 24(8), p. 16. Retrieved March 14, 2012, from
  • Sharoff, L. (2012). Preliminary exploration of simulation preparation, clinical judgment and reflective process. Journal of Contemporary Medicine, 2(3), 141-150.
  • Acee, A., & Sharoff, L. (2012). Herbal remedies, mood and cognition. Holistic Nursing Practice, 26(1), 38-51.
  • Sharoff, L. (2011). Social media, holistic nursing and holistic nursing education. Beginnings: American Holistic Nurses Association Magazine. Fall issue, 18-20. INVITED AUTHOR.
  • Sharoff, L. (2011). Integrating YouTube into nursing curriculum. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(3).
  • Egues, A., & Sharoff, L. (2011). Sustaining technology in practice: Student experiences in the community health nursing clinical setting at a multicultural, public, and urban college. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7(1), 117-129.
  • Sharoff, L. (2010). Using social networking sites to spread the word about holistic care. Holistic Nursing Practice [The Collaborative Issue with Alternative Therapies in Medicine and Health], 24(5), 301-302. INVITED AUTHOR
  • Sharoff, L. (2010). A qualitative study of how experienced certified holistic nurses learn to become competent practitioners. In A. Meleis (Ed.), Transitions theory: Middle-range theory and situation-specific theories in nursing research and practice (pp. 310-319). New York, NY: Springer Publishing, Inc. ISBN13: 9780826105349


Todaro-Franceschi, Vidette

Selected Grants:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Enhancing Perceptions of Preparedness and Ability to Care for the Dying and Transforming Professional Quality of Life. Professional Staff Congress (PSC) CUNY Research Award (Traditional B #42), July 2011-June 2012, $5,992.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Changing Death Experiences in Health Care: Exploring the Use of Vignettes and Focused Group Discussion to Promote Completion of Advanced Directives, Professional Staff Congress (PSC) CUNY Research Award (#41), July 2010-June 2011, $3,310.
  • Nokes, K., Griffin-Sobel, J., & Todaro-Franceschi, V. Clinical Nurse Leader in Safety-net Healthcare Settings. Advanced Education Nursing Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2009-2012, $1,039,741.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Transforming Death Attitudes and Power as Knowing Participation in Change, SHP ORGS Seed Money Award, 2008-2009, $2,310.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (PI). Changing the Face of Death: A Pedagogic Intervention, Professional Staff Congress (PSC) CUNY Research Award (#39), 2008-2009, $5,035.

Selected Publications - Books:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013). Compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing: Enhancing professional quality of life. New York: Springer.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (1999). The enigma of energy: Where science and religion converge. New York: Crossroad.

Selected Book Chapters:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013). Enhancing end of life and palliative care. In J. L. Harris, L. A. Roussel, & T. Thomas, Initiating and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role. (2nd ed.) (p. 424). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Coyle, N., & Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2012). Artificial nutrition and hydration. In K. Doka (Ed.), Ethics and end of life care: A care based approach (pp. 85-93). Washington, DC: American Hospice Foundation.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013). Critical care nurse perceptions of preparedness and ability to care for the dying and their professional quality of life. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 32(4), 184-190.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V., & Spellman, M. (2013). End of life pedagogy, death attitudes and power as knowing participation in change. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(1), 120-125.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Changing the face of death: A pedagogic intervention. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27(5), 315-319.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Re-patterning health professional death education: A matter of social justice for all. The Forum: The Quarterly Publication of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, 37(3), 26-27.
  • Malinski, V., & Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Exploring co-meditation as a means of reducing anxiety and enhancing relaxation in a nursing school setting. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29, 242-248.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2010). Two paradigms, different fruit: Mixing apples with oranges. Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 17(1), 44-50.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2009). Fostering teaching, learning and student engagement on end of life care: An online community board. Nurse Educator, 34, 150-151.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2008). Clarfying the enigma of energy, philosophically speaking. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21, 285-290. Invited theory column.
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  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2007). Imagining nursing practice in the year 2050: Looking through a Rogerian looking glass. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 229-231. Invited practice column.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2006). Synchronicity related to dead loved ones: A natural healing modality. Spirituality and Health International, 7, 151-161.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2006). Studying synchronicity related to dead loved ones AKA after-death communication: Martha, what do you think? Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 297-299. Invited research column.

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