Lisa Domenico, PhD, RN

Lisa Domenico, PhD, RNAssistant Professor

PO Box 100187
Gainesville, FL 32610-0187

Telephone: 734-478-2180
Fax: 352-273-6536


Dr. Domenico has been with the CON since 2015 and has taught a variety of didactic and clinical courses, both online and in classroom settings. Her areas of experience include teaching doctoral level statistics, theory, research, informatics, and community health promotion, as well as BSN level clinical health assessment


Dr. Domenico’s research is focused on identifying neurocognitive factors that influence self-perception and behavior change among individuals with substance use disorders. She utilizes a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging, neurocognitive and neurobehavioral measures, and diagnostic interviewing in her research. Her research and training has been funded by NIH/NIDA, Sigma Theta Tau, and the UF CTSI, as well as through additional grants, fellowships and scholarships.


Dr. Domenico currently serves as the president of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) Florida Chapter, and is the UF CON representative for the University of Florida Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE). She is also an active member of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD-MIT), Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Red Cross.

Area of Expertise

Dr. Domenico’s dissertation research focused on mapping the organizational properties of the self-concept, and identifying relationships between organizational properties and drinking (alcohol use) behavior among individuals with alcohol use disorder. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she received additional, specialized training in administering and interpreting neurocognitive and neurobehavioral measures, and neuroimaging. Combining these two lines of research, working with the UF Neurocognitive Laboratory, she developed a unique fMRI task designed to prime and isolate self-referential neurological networks. This task is currently being used to identify relationships between functional connectivity within the brain, and relapse among individuals with use disorders.


Dr. Domenico completed her BSN at York University in Toronto, Ontario Canada, and her PhD at the University of Michigan in 2015. She then completed a two year NIH/NIDA funded postdoctoral fellowship through the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology, mentored through the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry, in 2017. She has also received specialized training and certification in Rasch Statistical Analysis.


  • Domenico LH, Lewis B, Hazarika M, Nixon SJ. Characterizing Anxiety Among Individuals Receiving Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2017:1078390317739106. Epub 2017/11/12. doi: 10.1177/1078390317739106. PubMed PMID: 29126358.
  • Domenico LH, Strobbe S, Stein KF, Giordani BJ, Hagerty BM, Pressler SJ. Identifying the Structure and Effect of Drinking-Related Self-Schemas. Western journal of nursing research. 2016. Epub 2016/07/15. doi: 10.1177/0193945916658613. PubMed PMID: 27411976.
  • Pressler SJ, Harrison JM, Titler M, Koelling TM, Jung M, Dorsey SG, Bakoyannis G, Riley PL, Hoyland-Domenico L, Giordani B. APOE epsilon4 and Memory Among Patients With Heart Failure. Western journal of nursing research. 2016. Epub 2016/10/14. doi: 10.1177/0193945916670145. PubMed PMID: 27733670.
  • Pressler SJ, Titler M, Koelling TM, Riley PL, Jung M, Hoyland-Domenico L, Ronis DL, Smith DG, Bleske BE, Dorsey SG, Giordani B. Nurse-Enhanced Computerized Cognitive Training Increases Serum Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor Levels and Improves Working Memory in Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2015;21(8):630-41. Epub 2015/05/20. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.05.004. PubMed PMID: 25982826.
  • Stein KF, Riley BB, Hoyland-Domenico L, Lee CK. Measurement of body dissatisfaction in college-enrolled Mexican American Women: A Rasch-based examination of the validity and reliability of the EDI-III. Eating behaviors. 2015;19:5-8. Epub 2015/07/15. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.06.001. PubMed PMID: 26164669; PMCID: PMC5460913.