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FAAN Faculty

Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Research: Pressure ulcers & wound care (screening, prevention, assessment & management), quality of care, and implementation science (translating research evidence into practice) in long term care.
Clinical: Gerontology nursing, spinal cord injury and pressure ulcers, chronic care, and wound care.
E-mail: bbatesjensen@sonnet.ucla.edu

Nancy Jo Bush, MN, MA, FAAN
Clinical: Psycho-social and psycho-educational needs of oncology patients, families, and caregivers, depression and anxiety, cancer survivorship
E-mail: njbush@sonnet.ucla.edu

Mary Cadogan, DrPH, RN, C-GNP
Research: Improving quality of care across settings for older adults.
Clinical: Gerontology nursing; Community based health promotion and disease prevention for diverse populations

Mary Canobbio, MSN, RN, FAAN
Research: Reproductive and gynecologic outcomes in women with congenital heart disease and cardiac transplantation. Examining quality of life issues of adults with congenital heart disease.
Founding member of the " Pregnancy Registry for Women with Complex Congenital Heart Disease," a national registry that records and tracks pregnancy outcomes of women who have undergone repaired (Fontan, Mustard, Rastelli procedures) for complex congenital heart disease.
E-mail: mcanobbi@sonnet.ucla.edu 

Lynn V. Doering, PhD, RN, FAAN 
Professor; Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs
Research: Depression and immune dysfunction in cardiac patients, care of patients with ischemic heart disease, including transplantation; emphasis on biological outcomes of behavioral interventions, and screening and treatment of depression.
Clinical: Critical care and cardiopulmonary nursing
E-mail: ldoering@sonnet.ucla.edu

Anna Gawlinski, PhD, CS-ACNP, FAAN
Adjunct Professor
Research: Testing interventions aimed at improving outcomes in acute and critically ill patients in areas such as hemodynamic monitoring, animal assisted therapy, patient communication, and the nurses' role in the recovery of medical errors.
Clinical: Cardiovascular acute and critical care
E-mail: agawlins@sonnet.ucla.edu

Deborah Koniak-Griffin, EdD, RNC, FAAN
Professor and Audrienne H. Moseley Chair in Women's Health; Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Research: NIH-funded research spans nearly two decades and focuses on development and evaluation of health promotion/disease prevention interventions to eliminate health disparities in vulnerable populations. Led multi-disciplinary teams in conducting clinical trials involving pregnant adolescents and young parents of ethnic/racial minority backgrounds and immigrant Latina women. Preventing HIV and repeat teen pregnancy, improving maternal-child health and decreasing CVD disease through healthy lifestyle behaviors.  The program, Be Proud! Be Responsible! Be Protective!, serves as an USDHHS evidenced-based model for pregnancy prevention (http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/prevention/research/programs/be_proud_responsible_ protective.html). As Director of the Center for Vulnerable Populations Research, led efforts to train professionals in community-based participatory approaches in research and education.
Clinical: Nationally certified women's health nurse practitioner, with expertise in obstetric nursing
E-mail: dkoniak@sonnet.ucla.edu

Eunice Lee, PhD, GNP, FAAN
Associate Professor
Research: Gerontological psychiatric nursing, depression, caregivers for older adults with dementia; Disease prevention, breast/cancer screening among minority/Korean women; Culturally sensitive intervention for improving cancer screening; cross-cultural instrumentation.
Clinical: Geriatric and psychiatric nursing
E-mail: eclee@sonnet.ucla.edu

Mary Ann Lewis, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Research: Health Services Research and Nursing Interventions to improve the quality of care for adults with developmental disabilities, the frail elderly, and children with chronic diseases; health promotion and disease prevention interventions for children with chronic diseases; community-based partnerships to improve the quality of care for children with chronic diseases; and education interventions for health professionals.
Clinical: Family health
E-mail: Mlewis@ucla.edu

Courtney Lyder, ND, ScD(Hon), FAAN
Research: Care of vulnerable and minority elder adults. Particular emphasis on chronic care issues -- pressure ulcer prevention and management, perineal dermatitis, urinary incontinence, medication adherence, elder safety. Research methods of interests - descriptive, experimental and health services research.  Current member, National
Clinical: Gerontological nursing and wound care
E-mail: clyder@sonnet.ucla.edu

Sally Maliski, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Research: Symptom experience and management among low-income populations; currently men with prostate cancer and their partners.  Primarily qualitative methods (grounded theory, narrative, ethnomethodology) and mixed methods designs.
Clinical: Oncology, hospice, and free clinic primary care
E-mail: smaliski@sonnet.ucla.edu

Jan Mentes, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Associate Professor
Research: Improving the care of older adults, primarily in areas of oral hydration, oral care, and delirium detection and management. Current research emphasis is on early detection and management of dehydration in older adults in community and institutional settings, through the use of various biomarkers, such as urine and salivary parameters along with hydration habits.
Clinical: Gerontological and psychiatric nursing
E-mail: jmentes@sonnet.ucla.edu

Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN
E-mail: needlema@ucla.edu

Adeline Nyamathi, PhD, ANP, FAAN
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean, Research and International Research
Research: Coping and adjustments to illness, health promotion and risk reduction with vulnerable homeless and drug-addicted adults and adolescents at risk for HIV/AIDS, TB, HBV and HCV. Dr Nyamathi has led an impressive team of multidisciplinary investigators as Principal Investigator (PI) of eight NIH-funded RO1s, as well as a number of other NIH grants, funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD and NIAID over the past 26 years related to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, TB and other infectious diseases. Her numerous research activities in India relate to coping and adjustment to chronic illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS and TB. Also the Director of the NIDA-funded Ruth Kirschstein T-32 Pre-Post Doctoral Fellowship and the HRSA Vulnerable Populations Training grant. Travels abroad extensively in her academic position and is also PI on additional studies based in India. Actively teaches in the doctoral program and is a certified nurse practitioner.
Clinical Expertise: Community health
E-mail: Anyamath@sonnet.ucla.edu

Carol Pavlish, PhD, ONC, FAAN
Assistant Professor; Co-Chair of the Prelicensure Programs
Research: Gender-based violence in post-conflict settings; refugee and immigrant women's health; risk of HIV infection in post-conflict settings; transcultural nursing care; social justice and social advocacy; health and human rights; narrative and community-based collaborative action research.  Additional areas of research include ethics conflict prevention, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
Clinical: Community health nursing and acute oncology nursing care
E-mail: cpavlish@sonnet.ucla.edu

Nancy A. Pike PhD, RN, FNP-C, CPNP-AC
Research: Dr. Pike's research focus is on biobehavioral and health outcomes in children with complex congenital heart disease across the life span.  Her work specifically investigating the biological interface between clinical symptoms (cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, and memory) and brain structure injury as it relates to quality of life and the ability for self-care with transitioning to adulthood.  
Clinical: Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Wendie Robbins, PhD, RN, FAAN
E-mail: wrobbins@sonnet.ucla.edu

Linda Sarna, PhD, FAAN, AOCN
Chair of the Faculty, Professor and Lulu Wolf-Hassenplug Endowed Chair in Nursing
Research: Internationally recognized for work with promoting nursing involvement in tobacco control and in oncology nursing research focused on quality of life and symptoms of patients with lung cancer. As the Principal Investigator for the Tobacco Free Nurses (TFN) initiative, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she initiated first national program to help nurses quit smoking and to promote the role of nurses in tobacco control --  inaugurating the award-winning TFN website (www.tobaccofreenurses.org). Lead investigator on an analysis of 27-year smoking trends of participants in the Nurses' Health Study and led a team of investigators in the examination of national smoking trends among health care professions. Leading a R18 translational research project to increase nursing interventions to treat tobacco dependence among hospitalized patients in 3 states using a web-based educational program and resources. Collaborated with national and international nursing organizations on policies related to nurses and tobacco control. Expanding into tobacco control educational programs for nurses in China and in the Czech Republic.
Clinical: Oncology nursing, tobacco control and nurses
E-mail: lsarna@sonnet.ucla.edu

Dorothy Wiley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Research: Men's and women's health as it relates to sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases; HIV infection, including risk factors for disease progression; HPV infection, including population surveillance for cervical, oropharyngeal and anal cancer screening activities, vaccine efficacy, and molecular biomarkers and risk factors for infection. Uses basic science and epidemiological methods to identify health- and disease- patterns in human populations.
Clinical: Adolescent females and adult women, adult men, community/public health prevention strategies, vulnerable populations.
E-mail: dwiley@ucla.edu

Mary Woo, PhD, RN, FAAN
Research: Heart rate variability and sudden death; autonomic-cardiac interactions; heart failure; brain-heart interactions in sudden death; sleep; brain MRI.
Clinical: Critical Care
E-mail: mwoo@sonnet.ucla.edu

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