Congratulations to two PhD program graduates who were inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. JoAnn Oliver, a 2007 graduate, is a tenured full Professor at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing. Dr. Regena Spratling, a 2011 graduate, is an tenured Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Georgia State.
Brittany Grissette, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor at Columbus State University
Dissertation Title: An Educational Intervention Addressing Postpartum Depression and Help-Seeking Behavior: A Pilot Study
Dhruvangi Sharma, PhD, RN
Nursing Services Coordinator for Project Healthy Grandparents
Dissertation Title: Stroke-Related Predictors of Hypertension Self-Management among Middle- to Older-Age African Americans
Patricia Lawrence, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC
Director of Project Healthy Grandparents and Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgia State
Dissertation Title: Influence of Social Support and Family Resources on Workload, Capacity, and Depressive Symptoms in Parents of Children with Medical Complexity
Macy Mosher, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, CNE
Clinical Assistant Professor at Mercer University
Dissertation title: "Factors that Influence Participation in Physical Activity in Adults with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease."
Michelle Gaddis, Ph.D., MSN-Ed., RN-BC
Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Coordinator at WellStar Health System
Dissertation Title: Disease Self-Management Capacity, Patient Burden, and Medication Adherence, for African American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension
Kortney Floyd James, Ph.D., PNP-C, RN
Postdoctoral Researcher at UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Dissertation Title: The Role of Racial Identity on the Mental Health and Functioning of Postpartum Black Mothers
Sharon White, Ph.D., MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C, RN
Assistant Professor, Clayton State University School of Nursing
Dissertation Title: Palliative Care Referral Behavior among Nurse Practitioners in Hospital Medicine
Congratulations to Jovon Caldwell Taylor for being one of 75 doctoral students across the nation selected for the 2021-2023 cohort of the Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Scholarship Program. Her topic area is psych/mental health, and her interest is substance abuse resilience in African American male survivors of childhood abuse.
50% of our students have funding to support their doctoral studies
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