Preparing the Next Generation Nurse Researchers
As an institution, the University of Michigan School of Nursing places the highest value on research that has a real impact and on educating skilled nurse leaders. Fusing these two focuses, the school works with doctorally prepared nurses to facilitate research training fellowships, both supporting the school's core research objective and helping train the next generation of exceptional nurse researchers. Learn more about the training fellowships we offer and read about our current training fellows below.
Dr. Brandon Respress
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PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Respress's research centers on the impact of racism on health risk behaviors and mental health in black adolescents. She has two mentors at the University of Michigan: Dr. Barbara Brush in the School of Nursing and Dr. Sean Joe in the School of Social Work.
Dr. Nutrena Tate
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PhD, Wayne State University
Dr. Tate's research interests include factors affecting weight-related schemas and obesity in adolescents of color. Her school of nursing mentor is Dr. Kristy Martyn.
Dr. Deleise Wilson
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PhD, University of Michigan
Dr. Wilson’s research program focuses on the influence of safety organizing behaviors and the role of nursing unit leaders on patient outcomes. Her mentors are Dr. Marita Titler from the School of Nursing and Dr. Kathleen Sutcliffe from the Ross School of Business.
The Legacy of Past Fellows
Our fellows train with faculty researchers and scientists doing ground breaking work in a spectrum of nursing areas including translation science, nurse managed healthcare centers, clinical practice, adolescent sexual health behaviors, and gene mutations that lead to cancer to name only a few. And there is no better testament to the ways in which these experiences open a door to an exemplary career than our past fellows who are now in the field becoming nurse leaders in their own right.
- Dr. Cynthia Danford - studied health and wellness in children, including childhood obesity.
- Dr. Devon Noonan - studied risk factors for substance abuse, as well as health behavior change interventions for tobacco.
- Dr. Soo Kyung Park - Studied lifestyle physical activity for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
- Dr. Sarah Stoddard - Research focused on social connections, hopelessness, and violent behaviors among at-risk adolescents.
- Dr. Hyojeong Kim - Studied how to best promote the appropriate use of medication among the elderly.
- Dr. Paula Lynn Ross-Durow - Worked on the prevention of adolescent sexual violence and is now a research investigator at the University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
- Dr. Janet Baiardi - Studied health disparities in vulnerable populations and is now an associate professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Nursing.
- Dr. Jennifer Robinson - Researched social determinants in health disparities in cardiovascular disease in African Americans and is now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.
- Dr. Marsha Lesley - Investigated diet adherence in African Americans with hypertension and is now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing.
- Dr. Blanca Padilla - Researched diabetes and co-morbidity and is now an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University.
- Dr. Nah-Mee Shin - Studied cardiac rehabilitation and is now an assistant professor at Korea University School of Nursing.