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
Gender differences in nurse practitioners: job satisfaction and patterns of care.
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 32(2):138-144 [DOI] 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000207. [PMID] 30951008.
2020
Using an Electronic Medication Event-Monitoring System for Antiretroviral Therapy Self-Management Among African American Women Living With HIV in Rural Florida: Cohort Study.
JMIR formative research. 4(2) [DOI] 10.2196/14888. [PMID] 32130114.
2020
The relationship between individual characteristics and HIV-related stigma in adults living with HIV: medical monitoring project, Florida, 2015-2016.
BMC public health. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-020-08891-3. [PMID] 32429947.
2020
The Florida Mobile Health Adherence Project for People Living With HIV (FL-mAPP): Longitudinal Assessment of Feasibility, Acceptability, and Clinical Outcomes.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 8(1) [DOI] 10.2196/14557. [PMID] 31913127.
2020
Identification of important factors in an inpatient fall risk prediction model to improve the quality of care using EHR and electronic administrative data: A machine-learning approach.
International journal of medical informatics. 143 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104272. [PMID] 32980667.
2020
Mining Twitter to Inform the Design of Online Interventions for Hispanic Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Caregivers.
Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. 18(3):138-143 [DOI] 10.1177/1540415319882777. [PMID] 31646904.
2020
Language equivalence of the modified falls efficacy scale (MFES) among English- and Spanish-speaking older adults: Rasch analysis.
BMC geriatrics. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12877-020-01627-3. [PMID] 32787777.
2020
Nutrition Support Therapies on the Medication Administration Record: Impacts on Staff Perception of Nutrition Care.
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. [DOI] 10.1002/ncp.10590. [PMID] 33095472.
2019
A data-driven and practice-based approach to identify risk factors associated with hospital-acquired falls: Applying manual and semi- and fully-automated methods.
International journal of medical informatics. 122:63-69 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2018.11.006. [PMID] 30623785.
2019
A semi-automated approach for analyzing collages to inform the design of a family health information management system for Hispanic dementia caregivers.
Journal of biomedical informatics. 95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jbi.2019.103225. [PMID] 31195101.
2019
Information, communication, and online tool needs of Hispanic family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Informatics for health & social care. 44(2):115-134 [DOI] 10.1080/17538157.2018.1433674. [PMID] 29504837.
2019
Protocol for the Development of a Behavioral Family Lifestyle Intervention Supported by Mobile Health to Improve Weight Self-Management in Children With Asthma and Obesity.
JMIR research protocols. 8(6) [DOI] 10.2196/13549. [PMID] 31237240.
2019
Randomized Pilot Study: A Mobile Technology-based Self-management Intervention for Sickle Cell Pain.
Western journal of nursing research. 42(8):629-639 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945919878821. [PMID] 31583977.
2019
Hispanic Dementia Family Caregiver’s Knowledge, Experience, and Awareness of Self-Management: Foundations for Health Information Technology Interventions.
Hispanic health care international : the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. 17(2):49-58 [DOI] 10.1177/1540415318819220. [PMID] 30590959.
2018
Effects of Dignity Therapy on Family Members: A Systematic Review.
Journal of hospice and palliative nursing : JHPN : the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. 20(6):542-547 [DOI] 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000469. [PMID] 30379798.
2018
Interest in using mobile technology to help self-manage alcohol use among persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus: A Florida Cohort cross-sectional study.
Substance abuse. 39(1):77-82 [DOI] 10.1080/08897077.2017.1356793. [PMID] 28723300.
2018
The effects of information and communication technologies on informal caregivers of persons living with dementia: A systematic review.
Alzheimer's & dementia (New York, N. Y.). 5:1-12 [DOI] 10.1016/j.trci.2018.11.003. [PMID] 30623020.
2018
What Can We Learn about Fall Risk Factors from EHR Nursing Notes? A Text Mining Study.
EGEMS (Washington, DC). 6(1) [DOI] 10.5334/egems.237. [PMID] 30263902.
2017
Associations between hyponatraemia, volume depletion and the risk of falls in US hospitalised patients: a case-control study.
BMJ open. 7(8) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017045. [PMID] 28790043.
2017
Impact of the CMS No-Pay Policy on Hospital-Acquired Fall Prevention Related Practice Patterns.
Innovation in aging. 1(3) [DOI] 10.1093/geroni/igx036. [PMID] 29911187.
2017
The Relationship Between Individual Characteristics and Interest in Using a Mobile Phone App for HIV Self-Management: Observational Cohort Study of People Living With HIV.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 5(7) [DOI] 10.2196/mhealth.7853. [PMID] 28751298.
2017
Urban-Dwelling Community Members’ Views on Biomedical Research Engagement.
Qualitative health research. 27(1):130-137 [PMID] 26825482.
View on: PubMed
2015
Beyond positivism: Understanding and addressing childhood obesity disparities through a Critical Theory perspective.
Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN. 20(4):259-70 [DOI] 10.1111/jspn.12122. [PMID] 26112774.
2015
Erratum to: identifying consumer’s needs of health information technology through an innovative participatory design approach among English- and Spanish-speaking urban older adults.
Applied clinical informatics. 6(1) [DOI] 10.4338/ACI-2014-07-RA-0058e. [PMID] 25848424.
2015
Initial Usability and Feasibility Evaluation of a Personal Health Record-Based Self-Management System for Older Adults.
EGEMS (Washington, DC). 3(2) [DOI] 10.13063/2327-9214.1152. [PMID] 26290889.
2014
Identifying consumer’s needs of health information technology through an innovative participatory design approach among English- and Spanish-speaking urban older adults.
Applied clinical informatics. 5(4):943-57 [DOI] 10.4338/ACI-2014-07-RA-0058. [PMID] 25589909.
2012
Developing Self-Management Tools with Vulnerable Populations for use in Personal Health Information Management Systems.
NI 2012 : 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, June 23-27, 2012, Montreal, Canada. International Congress in Nursing Informatics (11th : 2012 : Montreal, Quebec). 2012 [PMID] 24199096.
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2012
The Northern Manhattan Caregiver Intervention Project: a randomised trial testing the effectiveness of a dementia caregiver intervention in Hispanics in New York City.
BMJ open. 2(5) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001941. [PMID] 22983877.
2009
Nursing informatics implications from a study of unmet nursing care needs.
Studies in health technology and informatics. 146 [PMID] 19592997.
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2009
Variations in nursing care quality across hospitals.
Journal of advanced nursing. 65(11):2299-310 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05090.x. [PMID] 19737326.
Using health information technology to engage communities in health, education, and research.
Science translational medicine. 4(119) [DOI] 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003363. [PMID] 22301550.
Social networks in health care teams: evidence from the United States.
Journal of health organization and management. 30(7):1119-1139 [PMID] 27700473.
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Practice-Based Knowledge Discovery for Comparative Effectiveness Research: An Organizing Framework.
The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres. 45(1):98-112 [PMID] 25278645.
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Nursing care quality and adverse events in US hospitals.
Journal of clinical nursing. 19(15-16):2185-95 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03250.x. [PMID] 20659198.
Benefits and Risks in Secondary Use of Digitized Clinical Data: Views of Community Members Living in a Predominantly Ethnic Minority Urban Neighborhood.
AJOB empirical bioethics. 6(2):12-22 [PMID] 26101782.
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Information technology, nurse staffing, and patient needs.
Nursing economic$. 29(4):189-94 [PMID] 21919416.
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Fall Prevention Decision Making of Acute Care Registered Nurses.
The Journal of nursing administration. 50(9):442-448 [DOI] 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000914. [PMID] 32826513.
1Q[3a]. How can we encourage more men to become nurses?
Hospitals & health networks. 76(6) [PMID] 12080918.
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Nurse practitioner workforce: a substantial supply of primary care providers.
Nursing economic$. 30(5):268-74, 294 [PMID] 23198609.
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Using the nursing interventions classification as a potential measure of nurse workload.
Journal of nursing care quality. 25(1):39-45 [DOI] 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181b3e69d. [PMID] 19638932.

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
A Stress and Pain Self-management m-Health App for Adult Outpatients with Sickle Cell Disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Shareable, Interoperable Clinical Decision Support for Older Adults: Advancing Fall assessment and Prevention Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Findings into Diverse Primary Care Practices (ASPIRE)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL via AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY
May 2020 ACTIVE
Spatiotemporal analysis of HIV health and quality of life outcomes in Florida
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN HIV/AIDS
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)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Mar 2019 ACTIVE
VA IPA – Robert Lucero
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Translational Science Training to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol on HIV Infection
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Jul 2018 – Dec 2019
Quasi – Development of a Nurse-Delivered Mobile Health Intervention for Children with Asthma and Obesity
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: 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
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN HIV/AIDS
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Administrative and Research Support Core
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
Evaluating the Tablet-based Turkish-PAINReportIt for Assessing Pain of Lung Cancer Patients Post Thoracotomy in TURKEY
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Mar 2017 – Dec 2018
Strengthening the UF Health Nursing Academic Partnership Phase IV: Generating Practice-Based Evidence for Quality Improvement (Stage 2)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL
Feb 2016 – Feb 2017
STRENGTHENING THE UFHEALTH NURSING ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPPHASE III: GENERATING PRACTICE-BASED EVIDENCE FOR QUALITY…
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL
Apr 2015 – Mar 2019
New York City Hispanic Dementia caregiver research
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY via NATL INST OF HLTH NINR

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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2021
NGR7970L Adv Nursing Project
2015-2021
NGR6638 Health Promotion
2017-2021
NGR7940L Residency in Adv Nurs
2016-2020
NGR6870 Nursing Informatics and Informationa Management
2017-2018,2020
NGR7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018-2021
NGR7124 Theory Development in Nursing
2015,2017-2020
NUR4837 Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments
2015-2018
NGR7979 Advanced Research
2017
NUR4944L Transition to Professional Practice

Contact Details

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