Angela Starkweather

Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Professor & Assistant Dean For Research Development

Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6323
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About Angela Starkweather


Dr. Starkweather has taught courses across nursing and interprofessional curriculum throughout her career and has expertise in curriculum design, quality assessment, and review. She is an avid educator with focused teaching responsibilities on research development.


As a nurse scientist and clinician, Dr. Starkweather’s research focuses on identifying the factors that contribute to the transition of acute to chronic pain and associated symptoms as well as the development and implementation of interventions at the individual, system, and societal levels to improve quality of life for people affected by cancer and other health conditions.


Dr. Starkweather’s service activities extend across local to international levels. She contributes to the profession of nursing as an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Clinical Practice Guideline Editorial Board, American Academy of Nursing’s Genomics and Health Outcomes Expert Panel, Council for Advancement of Nursing Science, Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.

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2020 · American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Audrey Nelson Award for Nursing Research
2019 · Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
Virginia A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nursing Research
2017 · Connecticut Nurses Association / Connecticut League for Nursing
2014 · American Academy of Nursing
Future of Nursing Leadership Award
2011 · Virginia Nurses Association

Teaching Profile

Teaching Philosophy
As a passionate educator and clinician, I strive to create a welcoming and safe course environment in which each student can build their fund of knowledge by connecting the course content with their identities, background and life experiences. It is critical for nurses and nurse scientists to have strong skills in critical-thinking and creative problem-solving, communication and conflict resolution, as well as political acumen in order to be impactful leaders, change-agents, and advocates for their patients, families, and communities. Using a range of student-centered strategies, my courses involve active learning through real-world applications and meaningful assessments that provide a pathway to continue their journey of lifelong learning as a dynamic human and nurse scholar.

Board Certifications

  • Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner
    American Nurses Credentialing Center

Research Profile

Pain and Symptom Management, Self-Management Science, Oncology & Chronic Disease Management, Opioid Addiction, Intervention Development and Evaluation, Patient Reported Outcomes, Genomics/Omics

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



A Descriptive Survey Study of Patient Needs and Preferences for Cancer Pain Self-Management Support.
Oncology nursing forum. 49(1):46-57 [DOI] 10.1188/22.ONF.46-57. [PMID] 34914676.
A systematic review of the association between health literacy and pain self-management.
Patient education and counseling. 105(6):1427-1440 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pec.2021.09.037. [PMID] 34629232.
Associations of neurotransmitters and the gut microbiome with emotional distress in mixed type of irritable bowel syndrome.
Scientific reports. 12(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-022-05756-0. [PMID] 35102266.
Bias in Musculoskeletal Pain Management and Bias-Targeted Interventions to Improve Pain Outcomes: A Scoping Review.
Orthopedic nursing. 41(2):137-145 [DOI] 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000833. [PMID] 35358134.
Finding New Ground-Fostering Post-Traumatic Growth in Children and Adolescents After Parental Death From COVID-19.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 70(1):10-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.10.016. [PMID] 34930565.
Longitudinal Analysis of Sleep Disturbance in Breast Cancer Survivors.
Nursing research. 71(3):177-188 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000578. [PMID] 35026802.
Neurophysiological and transcriptomic predictors of chronic low back pain: Study protocol for a longitudinal inception cohort study
Research in Nursing & Health. 45(1):11-22 [DOI] 10.1002/nur.22200. [PMID] 34866207.
Online administration of a pilot mindfulness-based intervention for adolescents: Feasibility, treatment perception and satisfaction.
Current psychology (New Brunswick, N.J.). 1-13 [DOI] 10.1007/s12144-022-03025-x. [PMID] 35382039.
Perceived discrimination and physical activity mediate the associations between receiving a survivorship care plan and cancer pain.
Cancer epidemiology. 78 [DOI] 10.1016/j.canep.2022.102155. [PMID] 35430428.
Psychosocial and Sensory Factors Contribute to Self-Reported Pain and Quality of Life in Young Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pain Management Nursing. [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2021.12.004.
Social Determinants and Comorbidities in Non-pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Pain in Community- Dwelling Older Adults: A Scoping Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Geriatric Nursing. 45:205-214 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.04.008.
Somatosensory Profiles Differentiate Pain and Psychophysiological Symptoms Among Young Adults With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Cluster Analysis.
The Clinical journal of pain. 38(7):492-501 [DOI] 10.1097/AJP.0000000000001046. [PMID] 35686579.
The Associations of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms with Risk and Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Journal of Personalized Medicine. 12(2) [DOI] 10.3390/jpm12020142. [PMID] 35207633.
The effect of self-management online modules plus nurse-led support on pain and quality of life among young adults with irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial
International Journal of Nursing Studies. 132 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104278.
Toward Safer Opioid Prescribing in HIV care (TOWER): a mixed-methods, cluster-randomized trial.
Addiction science & clinical practice. 17(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13722-022-00311-8. [PMID] 35578356.
A Role for Global DNA Methylation Level and IL2 Expression in the Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain.
Frontiers in pain research (Lausanne, Switzerland). 2 [DOI] 10.3389/fpain.2021.744148. [PMID] 35295525.
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.
Altered Gut Microbiota in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Its Association with Food Components
Journal of Personalized Medicine. 11(1) [DOI] 10.3390/jpm11010035. [PMID] 33429936.
Associations among marijuana use, health-related quality of life, exercise, depression and sleep in cancer survivors.
Journal of advanced nursing. 77(5):2386-2397 [DOI] 10.1111/jan.14780. [PMID] 33599000.
Back pain and heart failure in community-dwelling older adults: Findings from the Health ABC study.
Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.). 42(3):643-649 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.03.016. [PMID] 33823422.
Behavioral and neuroanatomical outcomes following altered serotonin expression in a hypoxic-ischemic injury neonate rodent model.
Journal of neonatal-perinatal medicine. 14(3):353-360 [DOI] 10.3233/NPM-200418. [PMID] 33164949.
Behavioral Symptom Clusters, Inflammation, and Quality of Life in Chronic Low Back Pain.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 22(3):361-368 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2020.11.012. [PMID] 33478899.
Current status and future directions of U.S. genomic nursing health care policy.
Nursing outlook. 69(3):471-488 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2020.12.006. [PMID] 33487404.
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.
Exploring Cancer Pain Self-Management Needs and Preferences: A Meta-Ethnography.
Qualitative health research. 31(9):1609-1621 [DOI] 10.1177/1049732321998975. [PMID] 33834931.
Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Effects of “Mindful Moms”: A Mindful Physical Activity Intervention for Pregnant Women with Depression.
Nursing research. 70(2):95-105 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000485. [PMID] 33630532.
Implementation of Return to Learn Protocols for Student Athletes with Sport and Recreation Related Concussion: An Integrative Review of Perceptions, Challenges and Successes.
The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses. [DOI] 10.1177/10598405211056646. [PMID] 34816759.
Investigating key predictors of persistent low back pain: A focus on psychological stress.
Applied nursing research : ANR. 58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151406. [PMID] 33745554.
Multi-Omics Analysis on Neurodevelopment in Preterm Neonates: A Protocol Paper.
Nursing research. 70(6):462-468 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000548. [PMID] 34380978.
Over-The-Counter Analgesics: A Meta-Synthesis of Pain Self-Management in Adolescents.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 22(4):439-445 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2021.04.010. [PMID] 34127393.
OXTR rs53576 Variation with Breast and Nipple Pain in Breastfeeding Women.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 22(3):369-376 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2020.09.007. [PMID] 33303340.
Patient and provider perspectives on patient-centered chronic pain management.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 22(4):470-477 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2021.02.003. [PMID] 33744105.
Self-Efficacy Survey Study of Pain Self-Management in Patients with Cancer
Pain Management Nursing. [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2021.10.002.
Social Support Is Inversely Associated With Sleep Disturbance, Inflammation, and Pain Severity in Chronic Low Back Pain.
Nursing research. 70(6):425-432 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000543. [PMID] 34285175.
Study Protocol Modeling Evoked Pain in Older African Americans With Knee Osteoarthritis.
Nursing research. 70(5):391-398 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000520. [PMID] 33951704.
The Oncology Nursing Society Rapid Review and Research Priorities for Cancer Care in the Context of COVID-19.
Oncology nursing forum. 48(2):131-145 [DOI] 10.1188/21.ONF.131-145. [PMID] 33600397.
The Potential Role of Preoperative Pain, Catastrophizing, and Differential Gene Expression on Pain Outcomes after Pediatric Spinal Fusion.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 22(1):44-49 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2020.05.007. [PMID] 32771349.
A Systematic Review of Biological Mechanisms and Chronic Pain Outcomes During Stress Reduction Interventions
Biological Research For Nursing. 22(2):205-216 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800420907964. [PMID] 32174159.
Altered Composition of Gut Microbiota in Depression: A Systematic Review.
Frontiers in psychiatry. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00541. [PMID] 32587537.
Contribution of COMT and BDNF Genotype and Expression to the Risk of Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain.
The Clinical journal of pain. 36(6):430-439 [DOI] 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000819. [PMID] 32079998.
Corrigendum to Precision health: Advancing symptom and self-management science.
Nursing outlook. 68(2):139-140 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2019.11.003. [PMID] 32046859.
Differential DNA methylation following chemotherapy for breast cancer is associated with lack of memory improvement at one year.
Epigenetics. 15(5):499-510 [DOI] 10.1080/15592294.2019.1699695. [PMID] 31793401.
Effects of Physical Activity on Neurophysiological and Gene Expression Profiles in Chronic Back Pain: Study Protocol.
Nursing research. 69(1):74-81 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000400. [PMID] 31834118.
Forced Enlightenment: A Metasynthesis of Experiences During Childhood Cancer Survivorship.
Cancer nursing. 43(3):E159-E171 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000775. [PMID] 31880602.
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.
Influence of physiological and psychological factors on cognitive dysfunction in heart failure patients.
Applied nursing research : ANR. 56 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apnr.2020.151375. [PMID] 33280793.
Metabolomic Differentials in Women With and Without Fibromyalgia.
Clinical and translational science. 13(1):67-77 [DOI] 10.1111/cts.12679. [PMID] 31411365.
Nursing’s seat at the research roundtable.
Lancet (London, England). 396(10260):1397-1398 [DOI] 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32143-7. [PMID] 33065036.
Precision health: A nursing perspective.
International journal of nursing sciences. 7(1):5-12 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijnss.2019.12.008. [PMID] 32099853.
Protocol for Pilot Study on Self-Management of Depressive Symptoms in Pregnancy.
Nursing research. 69(1):82-88 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000382. [PMID] 31373995.
Relationships Among Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, and Pain and Health-Promoting Lifestyle Behaviors in Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer.
Cancer nursing. 43(2):134-146 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000676. [PMID] 30543571.
Telomere lengths in women treated for breast cancer show associations with chemotherapy, pain symptoms, and cognitive domain measures: a longitudinal study.
Breast cancer research : BCR. 22(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13058-020-01368-6. [PMID] 33276807.
Transition From Acute to Chronic Pain in Lower Extremity Fracture Patients: A Pain Phenotyping Protocol.
Nursing research. 69(2):149-156 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000407. [PMID] 31977841.
A Mechanistic Model of Gut-Brain Axis Perturbation and High-Fat Diet Pathways to Gut Microbiome Homeostatic Disruption, Systemic Inflammation, and Type 2 Diabetes.
Biological research for nursing. 21(4):384-399 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800419849109. [PMID] 31113222.
Allostatic Load and Biomarkers of Stress in the Preterm Infant: An Integrative Review.
Biological research for nursing. 21(2):210-223 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800418824415. [PMID] 30654634.
Association of CTRP13 With Liver Enzymes and Cognitive Symptoms in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Nursing research. 68(1):29-38 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000319. [PMID] 30247335.
Associations between preterm infant stress, epigenetic alteration, telomere length and neurodevelopmental outcomes: A systematic review.
Early human development. 131:63-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.03.003. [PMID] 30870624.
Cytokine-associated fatigue prior to, during, and post-chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Journal of neuroimmunology. 334 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2019.577001. [PMID] 31260949.
Deconstructing Pain Disability through Concept Analysis.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 20(5):482-488 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.06.001. [PMID] 31279743.
Decreasing risk among HIV patients on opioid therapy for chronic pain: Development of the TOWER intervention for HIV care providers.
Contemporary clinical trials communications. 16 [DOI] 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100468. [PMID] 31701042.
Distress Tolerance Intervention for Improving Self-Management of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review
Journal of Holistic Nursing. 37(1):74-86 [DOI] 10.1177/0898010118777327.
Efficacy of a Breastfeeding Pain Self-Management Intervention: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
Nursing research. 68(2):E1-E10 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000336. [PMID] 30829925.
Precision health: Advancing symptom and self-management science
Nursing Outlook. 67(4):462-475 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2019.01.003. [PMID] 30795850.
Promoting self-management of breast and nipple pain in breastfeeding women: Protocol of a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Research in nursing & health. 42(3):176-188 [DOI] 10.1002/nur.21938. [PMID] 30835887.
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.
Screening Tools to Predict the Development of Chronic Low Back Pain: An Integrative Review of the Literature.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 20(9):1651-1677 [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pny178. [PMID] 30307521.
Strengthening Inter- and Intraprofessional Collaborations to Advance Biobehavioral Symptom Science.
Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 51(1):9-16 [DOI] 10.1111/jnu.12456. [PMID] 30614198.
Systematic review of genetic polymorphisms associated with psychoneurological symptoms in breast cancer survivors.
Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 27(2):351-371 [DOI] 10.1007/s00520-018-4508-3. [PMID] 30343412.
The Influence of Race, Ethnicity and Genetic Variants on Postoperative Pain Intensity: An Integrative Literature Review.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 20(3):198-206 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.11.002. [PMID] 31080143.
The Use of Technology to Support Precision Health in Nursing Science
Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 51(6):614-623 [DOI] 10.1111/jnu.12518. [PMID] 31566870.
Whole blood transcriptomic profiles can differentiate vulnerability to chronic low back pain
PLOS ONE. 14(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0216539. [PMID] 31095601.
Working Together to Advance Symptom Science in the Precision Era.
Nursing research. 68(2):86-90 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000339. [PMID] 30640195.
Biomarkers as Common Data Elements for Symptom and Self-Management Science.
Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 50(3):276-286 [DOI] 10.1111/jnu.12378. [PMID] 29575635.
Considerations in initiating genomic screening programs in health care systems
Nursing Outlook. 66(6):570-575 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.06.008.
Contribution of Endocannabinoid Gene Expression and Genotype on Low Back Pain Susceptibility and Chronicity.
The Clinical journal of pain. 34(1):8-14 [DOI] 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000508. [PMID] 28481838.
Effects of Self-Management Interventions in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Systematic Review.
Western journal of nursing research. 40(11):1698-1720 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945917727705. [PMID] 28854852.
Factors Leading to Persistent Postsurgical Pain in Adolescents Undergoing Spinal Fusion: An Integrative Literature Review
Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 38:74-80 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.10.013.
Influence of muscle strength on early mobility in critically ill adult patients: Systematic literature review
Heart & Lung. 47(1):1-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2017.10.003.
Pain self-management plus nurse-led support in young adults with irritable bowel syndrome: Study protocol for a pilot randomized control trial.
Research in nursing & health. 41(2):121-130 [DOI] 10.1002/nur.21862. [PMID] 29388674.
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.
Putative mechanisms of cognitive decline with implications for clinical research and practice
Nursing Forum. 53(3):271-279 [DOI] 10.1111/nuf.12247. [PMID] 29345733.
Shared biological pathways for frailty and cognitive impairment: A systematic review
Ageing Research Reviews. 47:149-158 [DOI] 10.1016/j.arr.2018.08.001. [PMID] 30102995.
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.
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.
An Integrative Review of Biological Variants and Chronic Stress in Emerging Adults With Chronic Conditions.
Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 49(2):185-193 [DOI] 10.1111/jnu.12281. [PMID] 28166375.
Biological determinants of health: Genes, microbes, and metabolism exemplars of nursing science
Nursing Outlook. 65(5):506-514 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.03.013. [PMID] 28576296.
Circulating Lipids and Acute Pain Sensitization: An Exploratory Analysis.
Nursing research. 66(6):454-461 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000248. [PMID] 29095376.
Computer-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Critical Review of the Literature.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 49(4):235-240 [DOI] 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000298. [PMID] 28661947.
Improving Utilization of the Family History in the Electronic Health Record.
Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. 49(1):80-86 [DOI] 10.1111/jnu.12259. [PMID] 28094908.
Physical Activity and Yoga-Based Approaches for Pregnancy-Related Low Back and Pelvic Pain.
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN. 46(3):334-346 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.12.006. [PMID] 28302455.
Policy brief: Improve coverage of newborn genetic screening to include the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel and newborn screening registry.
Nursing outlook. 65(4):480-484 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.04.009. [PMID] 28601255.
Progressive Assessment and Competency Evaluation Framework for Integrating Simulation in Nurse Practitioner Education
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 13(7):e301-e310 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.04.012. [PMID] 30842709.
Relationships among psychoneurological symptoms and levels of C-reactive protein over 2 years in women with early-stage breast cancer
Supportive Care in Cancer. 25(1):167-176 [DOI] 10.1007/s00520-016-3400-2. [PMID] 27599815.
Symptom Management and Psychosocial Needs of Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia During Induction Treatment: A Pilot Study.
Cancer nursing. 40(6):E31-E38 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000428. [PMID] 27631113.
Variations in COMT and NTRK2 Influence Symptom Burden in Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment.
Biological research for nursing. 19(3):318-328 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800417692877. [PMID] 28205449.
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.
Acute Low Back Pain: Differential Somatosensory Function and Gene Expression Compared With Healthy No-Pain Controls.
The Clinical journal of pain. 32(11):933-939 [PMID] 26736025.
Advanced nursing practice and research contributions to precision medicine
Nursing Outlook. 64(2):117-123 [DOI] 10.1016/j.outlook.2015.11.009.
Biobehavioral Framework of Symptom and Health Outcomes of Uncertainty and Psychological Stress in Parkinson Disease.
The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 48(6):E2-E9 [PMID] 27824807.
Central fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a review of the literature.
The journal of spinal cord medicine. 39(4):386-99 [DOI] 10.1080/10790268.2016.1168587. [PMID] 27146427.
Comparison of Low Back Pain Recovery and Persistence: A Descriptive Study of Characteristics at Pain Onset.
Biological research for nursing. 18(4):401-10 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800416631819. [PMID] 26883808.
Decreased Interleukin-4 Release from the Neurons of the Locus Coeruleus in Response to Immobilization Stress.
Mediators of inflammation. 2016 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/3501905. [PMID] 26903707.
Establishing an analytic pipeline for genome-wide DNA methylation.
Clinical epigenetics. 8 [DOI] 10.1186/s13148-016-0212-7. [PMID] 27127542.
Gut Microbiome and Infant Health: Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis and Host Genetic Factors.
The Yale journal of biology and medicine. 89(3):299-308 [PMID] 27698614.
Managing Chronic Pain in Special Populations with Emphasis on Pediatric, Geriatric, and Drug Abuser Populations.
The Medical clinics of North America. 100(1):183-97 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mcna.2015.08.013. [PMID] 26614727.
Mechanisms of the Maternal Exposome and Implications for Health Outcomes.
ANS. Advances in nursing science. 39(2):E17-30 [DOI] 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000110. [PMID] 27149232.
Methods to measure peripheral and central sensitization using quantitative sensory testing: A focus on individuals with low back pain
Applied Nursing Research. 29:237-241 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.03.013.
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.
Relationship of systemic cytokine concentrations to cognitive function over two years in women with early stage breast cancer
Journal of Neuroimmunology. 301:74-82 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.11.002. [PMID] 27890459.
Salivary Biomarkers of Chronic Psychosocial Stress and CVD Risks: A Systematic Review.
Biological research for nursing. 18(3):241-63 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800415604437. [PMID] 26349905.
The relationship of cognitive performance to concurrent symptoms, cancer- and cancer-treatment-related variables in women with early-stage breast cancer: a 2-year longitudinal study.
Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology. 142(7):1461-74 [DOI] 10.1007/s00432-016-2163-y. [PMID] 27102492.
Antenatal Microbiome: Potential Contributor to Fetal Programming and Establishment of the Microbiome in Offspring.
Nursing research. 64(4):306-19 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000101. [PMID] 26035769.
Decreased low back pain intensity and differential gene expression following Calmare®: results from a double-blinded randomized sham-controlled study.
Research in nursing & health. 38(1):29-38 [DOI] 10.1002/nur.21632. [PMID] 25572279.
IL-4 Inhibits IL-1β-Induced Depressive-Like Behavior and Central Neurotransmitter Alterations.
Mediators of inflammation. 2015 [DOI] 10.1155/2015/941413. [PMID] 26417153.
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.
Shared symptoms and putative biological mechanisms in chronic liver disease: implications for biobehavioral research.
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Apr 2022 ACTIVE
Strengthening the UF Health Nursing Academic-Practice Partnership through Joint Demonstration Projects with College of Nursing faculty and Shands Nurses
Role: Co-Investigator


Postdoctoral Fellow
2006 · Washington State University – Oncology Research / Quality of Life
2005 · Loyola University Chicago – Biobehavioral Nursing Research
MSN – Trauma / Critical Care Nursing
2000 · Loyola University Chicago
1996 · Seattle Pacific University

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