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Acute and Chronic Health Sciences


Linda Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Nursing
Section Chair, Acute and Chronic Health Sciences
Research: Family caregiving for frail elders; Care of frail elders in institutions including assisted living facilities; Nursing interventions to promote functional behavior among elders with dementia; Elder abuse in homes and in institutions; Late-life domestic violence; Cross-cultural research on aging and caregiving;  Community-based research; End-of-life caregiving.
Clinical: Gerontology nursing, long term care, community health nursing
E-mail:  lrphillips@sonnet.ucla.edu

Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Chair of the Faculty
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

Mary-Lynn Brecht, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Research: Current projects focus on patterns and correlates of methamphetamine (meth) use; treatment outcomes and HIV risk behaviors for meth users; and the application of longitudinal statistical methods to substance abuse and health research. Past projects have included needs assessment (for substance abuse treatment, for training among service providers related to problem gambling), evaluation of treatment for drug abuse, substance use prevalence estimation, community indicators of drug abuse problems.
Statistical expertise: multivariate statistical methods, especially for longitudinal studies
E-mail:  lbrecht@ucla.edu

Mary Cadogan, , DrPh, RN, CGNP
Adjunct Professor
E-mail: mcadogan@sonnet.ucla.edu

Pamela Davidson, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
E-mail:  pdavidson@sonnet.ucla.edu

Anna Gawlinski, DNSc, 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

Boyoung Hwang, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Research: Family caregiving, caregiver stress, heart failure, cardiovascular disease
Clinical: Cardiovascular nursing, mental health
E-mail: bhwang@sonnet.ucla.edu

Eufemia Jacob, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Research:  Monitoring pain and symptom experiences, evaluating pain and symptom management, and examining the effects of pain and symptoms on sleep activity patterns and on overall quality of life in children with cancer.  Pain management in children with sickle cell disease, particularly the use of morphine delivered by patient controlled analgesia in children, and whether genotypes and cytokines are associated with patient's response to pain and morphine.
Clinical: Pediatric nursing, hematology/oncology nursing
E-mail:  ejacob@sonnet.ucla.edu

Linda Searle-Leach, PhD, RN, CNAA
Assistant Professor
Research:  Nursing leadership; Interdisciplinary teams, including surgical teams and rapid response teams focusing on team effectiveness as a critical safety process to prevent adverse outcomes; Early detection of patient risk to reduce preventable deaths in acute care hospitals.
Clinical:  Nursing administration, health care systems, organizations and change, professional nursing practice; critical care nursing
E-mail:  lleach@sonnet.ucla.edu

Eunice Lee,  PhD, RN, GNP
Associate Professor
Research: Breast/cervical/colorectal cancer screening intervention; cancer screening; disease prevention; depression in older adults; caregivers of older persons with dementia; minority/immigrants' health; women's health; instrument development; assessment of cultural equivalence of instruments
Clinical: Community health nursing, oncology nursing, and gerontological 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@sonnet.ucla.edu

Courtney Lyder, ND, ScD(Hon), FAAN
Dean and Professor
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

Janet Mentes, PhD, APRN-BC, FGSA
Associate Professor
Research: Improving the health of frail nursing home residents by focusing on common problems of acute confusion, dehydration and oral hygiene.  An additional research focus is on pain assessment and management in older adults.
Clinical: Geropsychiatric advanced practice nurse
Email:  jmentes@sonnet.ucla.edu

Karabi Nandy, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
E-mail: knandy@sonnet.ucla.edu 

Nancy Pike, PhD, RN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor
Research: Biobehavioral and health outcomes in children with complex congenital heart disease across the life span. Feeding strategies of the newborn with single ventricle heart disease and the knowledge level of life-time heart care in late adolescents and their parents prior to transitioning to adult health services.
Clinical: Acute care pediatric nurse practitioner, congenital Heart Disease, cardiothoracic Surgery
E-mail: npike@sonnet.ucla.edu

Mary Ann Shinnick, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor In-Residence
Research: Use of Human Patient Simulation effects on nursing education
Clinical: Critical care, acute care nurse practitioner
E-mail:  mshinnic@sonnet.ucla.edu

Marlyn S. Woo
Adjunct Professor (WOS)
E-mail: mswoo@sonnet.ucla.edu


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