Robert Lucero

Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor Of Nursing

Department: Family, Community and Health Systems Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6370
Business Email: rlucero@ufl.edu

About Robert Lucero

RESEARCH

My research program focuses on improving health outcomes of vulnerable populations using innovative health systems and informatics approaches. Two prominent themes of my work are: enhancing the quality of care for hospitalized older adults and improving self-management of chronic health conditions among Hispanic, African-American, and LGBTQ+ populations. My research is distinguished by interdisciplinary team science, which bridges nursing, medicine, psychology, computer science, and engineering across the University of Florida (UF), health systems, communities, and other academic institutions.

TEACHING

I am committed to advancing the nursing profession and the health of the nation by educating future nurses to be knowledge workers who can provide effective high-quality care, lead efforts to improve health care delivery, and conduct cutting-edge research. I have consistently pursued excellence in my teaching responsibilities to support evidence-based, high-impact teaching that enhances student learning across Bachelor of Science (BSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. I have a record of accomplishment of mentoring BSN, DNP, and PhD students, and post-doctoral research fellows.

I am also Principal Investigator and Mentoring Core Lead of the NIH T32 National Research Service Award, Translational Science Training to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol on HIV Infection. We are an interdisciplinary training team that consists of faculty from the colleges of Nursing, Public Health and Health Professions, and Health and Human Performance. If you are interested in applying for a pre-doctoral or post-doctoral training opportunity, please follow the link below.

SERVICE

I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. I am also a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, AcademyHealth, AMIA, and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. In 2018, I was selected as the recipient of the UF Health Sciences Center Superior Accomplishment Award in Community Service for my significant and meaningful community-based research and mentorship of pre- and post-doctoral trainees.

Accomplishments

University Term Professor
2019-2021 · University of Florida
Superior Accomplishment Award, Community Service, Division 5, Health Science Center
2018 · University of Florida
Master Mentor
2016 · University of Florida, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Fellow
2015-current · American Academy of Nursing
Significant Contributions by a Career Award Grantee
2014 · National Institutes of Health
Fellow
2012-current · New York Academy of Medicine
Multidisciplinary Faculty Fellow
2012 · American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education/ Ford Foundation
Executive Leadership Academy
2011 · University of California, Berkeley
AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholar
2010 · AcademyHealth
NIH T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant
2008-2010 · Columbia University
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Mentoring Fellowship
2007-2008 · National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
Project L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Education, and Policy Development) Scholar
2007 · University of Pennsylvania
NIH T-32 Predoctoral Training Grant
2004-2007 · University of Pennsylvania
Hispanic National Internship Program
2002 · Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
HRSA Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
2001-2003 · Arizona State University
Salsbury Scholarship
2001-2002 · Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
Barbara Browne Connors Nursing Scholarship
2000-2004 · Arizona State University
Helene Fuld National Scholar
2000 · Arizona State University

Research Profile

My research is leading the way to inform infrastructure development for data-driven knowledge generation that serves as a model for organizations across the United States to improve the quality of care for hospitalized older adults. I am leveraging electronic patient, clinical, and administrative data and data science methods to identify valid, modifiable factors that predict hospital-acquired falls (HAF), which affect annually approximately one million US hospitalized patients. My lab also explores the use of registered nurses’ progress notes, or text data on patient observations, to predict HAF.

The other cornerstone of my research program is developing health information technology (HIT) to promote chronic disease self-management. I pioneered and published in Applied Clinical Informatics a HIT design approach, known as Consumer-centered Participatory Design (C2PD). Unlike other design approaches, C2PD provides public health and community-based organizations, academic researchers, and commercial designers with a theoretically informed approach that engages consumers throughout the development and evaluation of HIT. C2PD builds on the strengths and resources within a community, promotes a collaborative learning and empowering process, facilitates collaborative partnerships, and incorporates four components of HIT design, namely; user preferences, functions, tasks, and representational requirements, to develop highly usable systems. We have applied this approach to develop HIT for Commuity-dwelling older adults, Family Caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s, and Parental Caregivers of children who are obese and have asthma. We are expanding this work with People living with HIV.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-8089-466X

Publications

2020 Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
2020 Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
2019 Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
2018 Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
2012 NI 2012 : 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, June 23-27, 2012, Montreal, Canada. International Congress in Nursing Informatics (11th : 2012 : Montreal, Quebec)
2009 Studies in health technology and informatics
2009 Journal of advanced nursing
Journal of health organization and management
The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
A Stress and Pain Self-management m-Health App for Adult Outpatients with Sickle Cell Disease
NATL INST OF HLTH NINR ·
May 2020 ACTIVE
Spatiotemporal analysis of HIV health and quality of life outcomes in Florida
FL DEPT OF HLTH ·
Apr 2019 ACTIVE
Advancing Interdisciplinary Science of Aging through Identification of Iatrogenic Complications: The UF EHR Clinical Data Infrastructure for Enhanced Patient Safety among the Elderly (UF-ECLIPSE)
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
Mar 2019 ACTIVE
VA IPA – Robert Lucero
US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Translational Science Training to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol on HIV Infection
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA ·
Jul 2018 – Dec 2019
Quasi – Development of a Nurse-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Children with Asthma and Obesity
UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL ·
May 2018 – Mar 2020
Use of HIV Surveillance Data to Address HIV-related Stigma and Improve HIV Care Outcomes in Florida
FL DEPT OF HLTH · Project Manager
Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Administrative and Research Support Core
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA · Project Manager
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Evaluating the Tablet-based Turkish-PAINReportIt for Assessing Pain of Lung Cancer Patients Post Thoracotomy in TURKEY
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI ·
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
Mar 2017 – Dec 2018
Strengthening the UF Health Nursing Academic Partnership Phase IV: Generating Practice-Based Evidence for Quality Improvement (Stage 2)
UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Principal Investigator
Feb 2016 – Feb 2017
STRENGTHENING THE UFHEALTH NURSING ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP
UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 – Mar 2019
New York City Hispanic Dementia caregiver research
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY · Principal Investigator

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Health Informatics
2010 · Columbia University
PhD – Nursing/Health Services Research
2008 · University of Pennsylvania
MSN – Nursing/Community Health
2004 · Arizona State University
MPH – Community Health
2003 · University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
2001 · Arizona State University
Associate of Applied Science
1995 · Arizona Western College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6370
Emails:
Business:
rlucero@ufl.edu