Victoria S Menzies

Victoria S Menzies, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

Department: Family, Community and Health Systems Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6345
Business Email: vmenzies@ufl.edu

About Victoria S Menzies

TEACHING

Dr. Menzies has taught across undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on undergraduate psychiatric mental health nursing, graduate psychiatric mental health nursing, and doctoral level nursing theory.

RESEARCH

Dr. Menzies is a PhD prepared nurse researcher and educator. Her broad clinical training as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and her doctoral training in research methods have provided an ideal foundation for examining the biobehavioral factors in human health and disease. Over the past 16 years, her research program has focused on improved symptom self-management in individuals diagnosed with chronic pain conditions, including those with fibromyalgia. Her previous work in the field has centered on the development and testing of effective non-pharmacologic symptom self-management strategies for individuals suffering from non-malignant chronic pain (NMCP). Her current program of research (a), continues to focus on the use of non-pharmacologic interventions for pain and other symptom management and (b), has expanded to include investigating mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of NMCP using metabolomic approaches with an aim to determine the clinical and biological risks that contribute to the development and treatment of chronic pain conditions.

SERVICE

Dr. Menzies is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology(ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP)and has served on the ACR Government Affairs Committee (2016-2019), the ARP Executive Committee (2018-2019), and is currently serving as a member of ACR’s RheumPac, the committee that provides funding for advocacy issues related to improved patient outcomes championed by the ACR/ARP membership.

Accomplishments

Ambassador
2017 · Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research
Fellow
2016 · American Academy of Nursing
Panel Member
2016 · Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Participant
2016 · Recruitment Inclusive Champion Program, Virginia Commonwealth University
Participant
2016 · NINR Precision Health Science Boot Camp
Participant
2016 · NIH Early Career Reviewer Program/Center for Scientific Review
Outstanding Faculty Award
2015 · Virginia Commonwealth University
Panel Member
2015 · Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program
Daisy Award Excellence in Teaching
2014 · Virginia Commonwealth University
Oxford Fellow
2014 · Harris Manchester College Summer Research Institute
Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women's Health Research Award
2013 · Virginia Commonwealth University
Participant
2013 · National Institute of Nursing Research Fatigue/Sleep Methodologies Boot Camp
Excellence in Teaching Award
2009 · Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing
Scholar
2005 · Southern Nursing Research Society Scholar
New Investigator Award for The Fibromyalgia Workshop
2004 · National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2023
NUR3535C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Mental Health
2021-2023
NGR7970L Adv Nursing Project
2021-2023
NUR4827 Lead and Inspire 4: Leadership and Innovation in Nursing Practice
2021
NUR3169 Inquiry and Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice

Research Profile

Dr. Menzies area of expertise is nonpharmacological interventions (guided imagery) and symptom management in fibromyalgia and other non-malignant chronic pain syndromes with expertise in examining underlying biological mechanisms.

Areas of Interest
  • Symptom science; Chronic illness; Mind-Body therapies; Metabolomics
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-2444-379X

Publications

2021
A systematic review of the association between fatigue and cognition in chronic noncommunicable diseases
Chronic Illness. 17(2):129-150 [DOI] 10.1177/1742395319836472. [PMID] 30884965.
2021
Exploring Associations Between Metabolites and Symptoms of Fatigue, Depression and Pain in Women With Fibromyalgia
Biological Research For Nursing. 23(1):119-126 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800420941109. [PMID] 32677448.
2020
Global Metabolomics in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients Discordant for Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease.
Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 26(10):1803-1810 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.06.014. [PMID] 32592859.
2020
Metabolomic Differentials in Women With and Without Fibromyalgia.
Clinical and translational science. 13(1):67-77 [DOI] 10.1111/cts.12679. [PMID] 31411365.
2019
Relationship of fatigue with cognitive performance in women with early-stage breast cancer over 2 years.
Psycho-oncology. 28(5):997-1003 [DOI] 10.1002/pon.5028. [PMID] 30761683.
2019
Relationship of symptoms associated with ICU-survivorship: An integrative literature review.
Intensive & critical care nursing. 53:60-67 [DOI] 10.1016/j.iccn.2019.02.004. [PMID] 30878537.
2018
Nursing sensitive outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic literature review.
International journal of nursing studies. 77:115-129 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.09.005. [PMID] 29080437.
2018
Pilot Study of Metabolomics and Psychoneurological Symptoms in Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer.
Biological research for nursing. 20(2):227-236 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800417747411. [PMID] 29258398.
2018
Strengthen federal and local policies to advance precision health implementation and nurses’ impact on healthcare quality and safety.
Nursing outlook. 66(4):401-406 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.06.001. [PMID] 30031545.
2018
Strengthen federal regulation of laboratory-developed and direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
Nursing outlook. 66(1):101-104 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.11.004. [PMID] 29331443.
2017
A Stress Coping App for Hospitalized Pregnant Women at Risk for Preterm Birth.
MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing. 42(5):257-262 [DOI] 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000355. [PMID] 28817447.
2017
Community-Based Care of the Fibromyalgia Patient: Strategies to Promote Self-Management.
Home healthcare now. 35(7):364-372 [DOI] 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000570. [PMID] 28650366.
2017
Polypharmacy, Opioid Use, and Fibromyalgia: A Secondary Analysis of Clinical Trial Data.
Biological research for nursing. 19(1):97-105 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800416657636. [PMID] 27432465.
2016
A current review of distraction-based interventions for chronic pain management
European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 8(5):715-722 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eujim.2016.08.162.
2016
Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Current Considerations in Symptom Management.
The American journal of nursing. 116(1):24-32; quiz 33, 41 [DOI] 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000476162.13177.ae. [PMID] 26669843.
2016
Psychometric Evaluation of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Fatigue-Short Form Across Diverse Populations.
Nursing research. 65(4):279-89 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000162. [PMID] 27362514.
2015
Integrative Review of Co-Occurring Symptoms Across Etiologies of Chronic Liver Disease and Implications for Symptom Management Research and Practice.
Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 47(4):310-7 [DOI] 10.1111/jnu.12146. [PMID] 26077958.
2015
Perceptions of Distress in Women with Ovarian Cancer.
Oncology nursing forum. 42(3):292-300 [DOI] 10.1188/15.ONF.292-300. [PMID] 25901381.
2015
Shared symptoms and putative biological mechanisms in chronic liver disease: implications for biobehavioral research.
Biological research for nursing. 17(2):222-9 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800414541541. [PMID] 25037448.
2014
A biobehavioral perspective on telomere length and the exposome.
Biological research for nursing. 16(4):448-55 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800414522689. [PMID] 25199652.
2014
Biobehavioral examination of fatigue across populations: report from a P30 Center of Excellence.
Nursing outlook. 62(5):322-31 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.06.008. [PMID] 25218081.
2014
Effects of guided imagery on biobehavioral factors in women with fibromyalgia.
Journal of behavioral medicine. 37(1):70-80 [DOI] 10.1007/s10865-012-9464-7. [PMID] 23124538.
2014
Telomere length: a review of methods for measurement.
Nursing research. 63(4):289-99 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000037. [PMID] 24977726.
2014
Unique cytokine signature in the plasma of patients with fibromyalgia.
Journal of immunology research. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/938576. [PMID] 24741634.
2013
A longitudinal analysis of estimation, counting skills, and mathematical ability across the first school year.
Developmental psychology. 49(2):250-7 [DOI] 10.1037/a0028240. [PMID] 22506976.
2013
Creating an integrated psychiatric-mental health nursing clinical experience.
Nurse educator. 38(3):122-5 [DOI] 10.1097/NNE.0b013e31828dc27b. [PMID] 23608915.
2013
Epigenetic Alterations and an Increased Frequency of Micronuclei in Women with Fibromyalgia
Nursing Research and Practice. 2013:1-12 [DOI] 10.1155/2013/795784. [PMID] 24058735.
2013
Preprocedural distress in children with cancer: an intervention using biofeedback and relaxation.
Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses. 30(3):129-38 [DOI] 10.1177/1043454213479035. [PMID] 23542082.
2013
Psychoneuroimmunological relationships in women with fibromyalgia.
Biological research for nursing. 15(2):219-25 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800411424204. [PMID] 22174319.
2013
Recruiting for Epigenetic Research: Facilitating the Informed Consent Process
Nursing Research and Practice. 2013:1-8 [DOI] 10.1155/2013/935740. [PMID] 23840949.
2011
Guided imagery as a treatment option for fatigue: a literature review.
Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. 29(4):279-86 [DOI] 10.1177/0898010111412187. [PMID] 21772047.
2010
Integrated review of the association of cytokines with fibromyalgia and fibromyalgia core symptoms.
Biological research for nursing. 11(4):387-94 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800409348328. [PMID] 19933683.
2008
Absorption: an individual difference to consider in mind-body interventions.
Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. 26(4):297-302 [DOI] 10.1177/0898010107307456. [PMID] 19126883.
2008
Relaxation and guided imagery in Hispanic persons diagnosed with fibromyalgia: a pilot study.
Family & community health. 31(3):204-12 [DOI] 10.1097/01.FCH.0000324477.48083.08. [PMID] 18552601.
2006
Effects of guided imagery on outcomes of pain, functional status, and self-efficacy in persons diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 12(1):23-30 [PMID] 16494565.
2006
Psychometric properties of Spanish versions of the FACES II and Dyadic Adjustment Scale.
Journal of nursing measurement. 14(3):181-9 [PMID] 17278338.
2004
The idea of imagination: an analysis of “imagery”.
Advances in mind-body medicine. 20(2):4-10 [PMID] 15356951.
2000
Depression and burn wounds.
Archives of psychiatric nursing. 14(4):199-206 [PMID] 10969640.
2000
Depression in schizophrenia: nursing care as a generalized resistance resource.
Issues in mental health nursing. 21(6):605-17 [PMID] 11271136.

Education

PhD in Nursing
2004 · University of Virginia
Master of Science in Nursing
2000 · University of Virginia
Ed.M.
1997 · Temple University
Bachelor of Arts
1978 · Columbia University
Diploma – Nursing
1969 · Asbury Hospital School of Nursing

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6345
Emails:
Business:
vmenzies@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
1225 CENTER DRIVE
COLLEGE OF NURSING
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
Room 4202
1225 Center Drive
Gainesville FL 31610