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Research Faculty

Ellen Terry

We caught up with Ellen Terry, PhD, assistant professor in the Biobehavioral Nursing Science Department at the UF College of Nursing. Her research interests involve investigating the influence of cognitive and emotional factors (e.g., pain catastrophizing, negative affect) on pain and pain processing. How long have you been at the College…

Star Booker

Staja ‘Star’ Booker, PhD, RN is an assistant professor in the Behavioral Nursing Science department. Booker’s research interests center on understanding the lived experience of osteoarthritis pain in older adults. Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN Why did you decide to become a nurse researcher? I went into research because I’m…

Miriam Ezenwa

Miriam Ezenwa, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN Miriam Ezenwa, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN is an associate professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science. Ezenwa’s research interests are in health disparities for pain management, particularly in patients with chronic illnesses such as sickle cell disease (SCD) or cancer, which involve…

Native American Heritage Month Profile

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we spoke to Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the Family, Community and Health Systems Science department at the College of Nursing and a member of the Choctaw Nation, to learn about her research and how she celebrates her heritage. Scarton’s research…