Versie Johnson-Mallard

Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, FAAN

Associate Dean For Student Affairs

Department: NR-AST DEAN-STUDENT AFFAIRS
Business Phone: (352) 273-6330
Business Email: vjmallard@ufl.edu

About Versie Johnson-Mallard

Versie Johnson-Mallard, Ph.D., ARNP, FAAN, was appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs in January 2018 after serving as chair of the department of Family, Community and Health System Science from 2015-17. Dr. Johnson-Mallard oversees the admissions, registration, and academic advising functions in the College of Nursing.

Johnson-Mallard came to the UF College of Nursing as chair of the Department of Family, Community and Health System Science in 2015 from the University of South Florida College of Nursing, where she served as an associate professor and content expert for the college’s sexual and reproductive health courses master’s degree.

Johnson-Mallard’s extensive research and publications are in the area of women’s health, reproductive health promotion, sexually transmitted infection prevention, HPV screening and prevention, and behavior change in response to culturally appropriate nursing interventions.

Johnson-Mallard, current co-chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Women’s Health Expert Panel, is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar alum. In 2009, she was one of just 15 nurse educators in the country to receive the three-year $350,000 Nurse Faculty Scholar award to study strategies to prevent the spread of viral sexually transmitted infections among college students and young adults.

In 2014, she was named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, recognizing her accomplishments in clinical practice, research and education.

Johnson-Mallard was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the National Institute of Nursing Research in the National Institutes of Health, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of South Florida. She is an active board member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and past board member of National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and the Polk County Advanced Practice Council. Johnson-Mallard maintains a membership with the international nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau, and Florida A&M University Honor Society. She is also a member of the Florida and American Nurses Association, Southern Nursing Research Society, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Johnson-Mallard received her B.S.N. from Florida A&M University, a M.S.N from the University of Florida and her doctorate from the University of South Florida.

She is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Accomplishments

Invited Member
2014 · American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Invited Member
2014 · American Academy of Nursing
Invited Member
2014 · Sexual and Reproductive Health Council for Hillsborough County School System
Invited Member
2014 · RWJ AACN Careers in Nursing Scholars Leadership Series
Invited Member
2014 · National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation Committee
Invited Member, Conference Planning Committee Reproductive Health
2014 · Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Chair
2013 · National Association Historical Black College and University Research Grant Committee
Delegate and Coauthor
2013 · 2012 Updated Concensus Guidelines for Management of Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test and Cancer Prevention
Immediate Past Chair, Conference Planning Committee for 16th Annual NPWH Premier Women's Healthcare Conference
2013 · National Association of Nurse Practitioners
Invited Member
2013 · National League for Nursing Action Group
Member
2013 · Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Diversity Committee
Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar in-Presence
2013 · American Academy of Nursing Women's Health Expert Panel
Chair
2012 · Conference Planning Committee for National Association of Nurse Practitioners Women's Health
Invited Presenter
2012 · XIII Pan American Nursing Research Colloqium

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Practice Nursing License
    State of Florida
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
    National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

Research Profile

Clinical practice, research and publications are in the area of women’s health, reproductive health promotion, sexually transmitted infection prevention, HPV/cancer screening/prevention/vaccination and behavior change in response to culturally appropriate educational interventions (e-Learn and Print).

Publications

2021
A Prospective Randomized Trial of the Influence of Music on Anxiety in Patients Starting Radiation Therapy for Cancer.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 109(3):670-674 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.09.048. [PMID] 33121861.
2019
A Large Randomized Trial: Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Breast Cancer (BC) Survivors on Salivary Cortisol and IL-6.
Biological research for nursing. 21(1):39-49 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800418789777. [PMID] 30079756.
2019
How Health Care Providers Can Use Digital Health Technologies to Inform Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Decision Making and Promote the HPV Vaccine Uptake Among Adolescents and Young Adults.
BioResearch open access. 8(1):84-93 [DOI] 10.1089/biores.2018.0051. [PMID] 31223517.
2019
The Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Diversity and Inclusion Research.
Health equity. 3(1):297-303 [DOI] 10.1089/heq.2019.0026. [PMID] 31289788.
2018
Managing sexually transmitted infections: Beyond the 2015 guidelines.
The Nurse practitioner. 43(8):28-34 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NPR.0000541464.23795.5b. [PMID] 29985197.
2017
A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR[BC]) on Levels of Inflammatory Biomarkers Among Recovering Breast Cancer Survivors.
Biological research for nursing. 19(4):456-464 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800417707268. [PMID] 28460534.
2017
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Post-treatment Breast Cancer Patients: Immediate and Sustained Effects Across Multiple Symptom Clusters.
Journal of pain and symptom management. 53(1):85-95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.08.005. [PMID] 27720794.
2017
Unintended pregnancy: a framework for prevention and options for midlife women in the US.
Women's midlife health. 3 [DOI] 10.1186/s40695-017-0027-5. [PMID] 30766709.
2016
Allostatic Perspectives in Women Veterans With a History of Childhood Sexual Assault.
Biological research for nursing. 18(4):454-64 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800416638442. [PMID] 27067613.
2016
Examination of Broad Symptom Improvement Resulting From Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 34(24):2827-34 [DOI] 10.1200/JCO.2015.65.7874. [PMID] 27247219.
2016
Who Cares for Midlife Women?
Journal of women's health (2002). 25(12):1195-1197 [PMID] 27870593.
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2016
Young Hispanic Men and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Choices.
Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society. 27(2):103-8 [DOI] 10.1177/1043659614526759. [PMID] 24841473.
2015
Pap test adherence, cervical cancer perceptions, and HPV knowledge among HIV-infected women in a community health setting.
The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC. 26(3):271-80 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jana.2014.11.007. [PMID] 25769754.
2015
Protruding Mass
Jnp-Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 11(3):373-376 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.11.026.
2014
A response from the Women’s Health Expert Panel (WHEP) of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 26(6):290-1 [DOI] 10.1002/2327-6924.12128_2. [PMID] 24906184.
2014
Initial evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program.
Nursing outlook. 62(6):394-401 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.06.004. [PMID] 25085329.
2014
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR(BC)) in breast cancer: evaluating fear of recurrence (FOR) as a mediator of psychological and physical symptoms in a randomized control trial (RCT).
Journal of behavioral medicine. 37(2):185-95 [DOI] 10.1007/s10865-012-9473-6. [PMID] 23184061.
2013
Lymphocyte recovery after breast cancer treatment and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy.
Biological research for nursing. 15(1):37-47 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800411419245. [PMID] 22084404.
2012
HPV & age-appropriate cervical cancer prevention for adolescents.
The Nurse practitioner. 37(6):30-8 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NPR.0000414592.86529.96. [PMID] 22546780.
2012
The nurse’s role in preventing cervical cancer: A cultural framework.
American nurse today. 7(7) [PMID] 25343003.
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2011
Feasibility of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for early-stage breast cancer survivors.
Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. 29(2):107-17 [DOI] 10.1177/0898010110385938. [PMID] 21041554.
2009
Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for survivors of breast cancer.
Psycho-oncology. 18(12):1261-72 [DOI] 10.1002/pon.1529. [PMID] 19235193.
2007
Increasing knowledge of sexually transmitted infection risk.
The Nurse practitioner. 32(2):26-32 [PMID] 17264791.
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2006
Postpartum mothers’ disclosure of abuse, role, and conflict.
Health care for women international. 27(4):324-43 [PMID] 16595365.
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2003
Encouraging alternative forms of self expression in the generation Y student: a strategy for effective learning in the classroom.
The ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc. 14(6):121-2 [PMID] 14969017.
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Grants

Feb 2015 ACTIVE
UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Project Grants funded through the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
NGR6638 Health Promotion
2017-2021
NGR7970L Adv Nursing Project
2015,2017-2021
NGR7940L Residency in Adv Nurs
2019-2020
NUR4829 Leadership and Management in Nursing
2018-2019
NGR6905 Individual Study
2018
NGR7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2015-2018
NGR7979 Advanced Research
2017-2018
NGR7835 Nurse Scientist and Scholar II
2016-2017
NGR6941 Practicum in Nursing
2017
NUR4944L Transition to Professional Practice
2015-2016
NGR6368L Women-Neonates Clin 3
2016
NGR6367L Women-Neonates Clin 2
2016
NGR6241L Adlt Hlth Prob:Clinic
2016
NGR6366L Women-Neonates Clin 1
2015
NGR6612L Prac: Cmplx Fmly Cln
2021
NUR4108 Lead and Inspire 3: Policy and Change in Nursing Practice

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6330
Emails:
Business:
vjmallard@ufl.edu