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American Studies 050
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Nursing 705
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Doctor of Philosophy
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Peace and Conflict Studies 735
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Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Nursing 705  

Nursing 705

Degree Program Offered: Doctor of Philosophy

Interim Director of Ph.D. Program: Rula Btoush, PhD, RN, 180 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102 (973-353-5650; email:


Members of the Nursing Graduate Faculty

Ann D. Bagchi, Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison); D.N.P., (Rutgers); FNP-C; APN
HIV-related stigma; telehealth/telemedicine; language barriers in health care; health policy; community health

Judith Barberio, Ph.D., Rutgers; M.S.N., G.N.P., B.S.N., R.N., Seton Hall; M.A., Montclair State; F.N.P., Northern Kentucky; Certificate (Palliative Care), Colorado; Certificate (Fellowship-Addiction), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; NP, APN-BC (Adult/Gerontology); RN-BC (Pain)
Pain management; palliative and hospice care; addiction and substance use disorders; HIV; aging

Rula Btoush, Ph.D., Columbia; M.S.N., Georgetown; R.N., B.S.N., Jordan
Research; health disparities; health promotion; access to health care services

Ying-Yu Chao, Ph.D., M.S.N., SUNY (Buffalo); R.N., B.S.N., Chang Gung (Taiwan); GNP-BC
Gerontology; physical activity; mental health; health disparity

Jill Cox, Ph.D., M.S., Rutgers; R.N., B.S.N., William Paterson
Clinical Focus: Wound, ostomy, continence advanced practice nurse. Research: Pressure injury risk detection in critically ill adults

Karen D'Alonzo, Ph.D., Rutgers; M.S.N., Pennsylvania; R.N., B.S., Rutgers; FAAN
Health promotion, particularly exercise and prevention/management of obesity in diverse groups of women; immigrant health; community-based participatory research

Pamela B. de Cordova, Ph.D., Columbia; M.S.N., Pennsylvania; R.N., B.S.N., Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellowship (Outcomes Research), Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Nursing workforce; staffing; policy evaluations

Linda Flynn, Ph.D., M.S., Rutgers; B.S., Maryland (Baltimore); FAAN
Health care systems research

D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester, Ph.D., New York; M.S.N., R.N., B.S.N., Texas; ANEF, FAAN
Leadership; mentorship; health care policy

Login George, PhD, U of Connecticut;
postdoctoral fellowship, Memorial Sloan clinical Psychologist and a psycho-oncologist; psycho-social processes; healthcare utilization

Cheryl Holly, Ed.D., M.Ed. (Nursing), Columbia; B.S., Pace
Acute delirium; gun safety education; meta analysis; metasynthesis

William L. Holzemer, Ph.D., Syracuse; M.A., Miami (Ohio); B.S.N., San Francisco State; R.N., B.S., Washington
Academic nursing; HIV

Emilia Iwu, PhD, Rutgers; MS, Rutgers
Global health/HIV nursing; adolescent HIV diagnosis disclosure and caregiving; emerging health workforce models in low and middle-income countries

Yuri Jadotte, M.D., Rutgers; Ph.D., Rutgers and NJIT; M.P.H., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Preventive medicine; systematic review and meta-analysis; cancer prevention and control; urban health

Olga F. Jarrín Montaner, Ph.D., M.S., B.S., R.N., Connecticut (Storrs)
Gerontology; nursing outcomes; health services research; comparative effectiveness research; patient-centered outcomes research; community health; home health care; health disparities; health policy

Mary L. Johansen, Ph.D., Rutgers; M.A., Columbia; R.N., B.S.N., Rutgers; NE-BC
Health services research; work environment; process of care

Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center; M.A., Hunter College
Prevention intervention research for individual- and structural-level change; mobile health technologies; global health; racial/ethnic, sexual, and gender minority health inequities; stigma-driven determinants of health; mental health; HIV; substance and alcohol use

Mengting Li, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; postdoctoral fellowship, Rush University Medical Center
Gerontology, elder mistreatment, caregiving, intergenerational relations, immigration, resilience, social determinants of health, cognitive function, health disparities

Haiqun Lin, PhD, Cornell University; MD Peking University Health Science Center (China)
Biostatistics, longitudinal and multilevel modeling, missing data, and mediation analysis

Frances Rieth Maynard, Ph.D., M.B.E., M.S.N., B.S.N., Pennsylvania; Post-master Certificate (Teaching), Pennsylvania; Post-master Certificate (Clinical Ethics Consultation and Policy)
Clinical ethics; research ethics

Darina V. Petrovsky, PhD, U Penn; Postdoctoral Fellow, U Penn; MS, Case Western Reserve University; BA, University of Michigan
Coping, health promotion, cognitive impairment

Rubab Itrat Qureshi, Ph.D., UMDNJ/NJIT/Rutgers; M.D., M.B.B.S., Peshawar (Pakistan)
Social determinants of health; systematic review; sexual and gender minorities health; health inequities; cultural competence; immigrant health

Susan Salmond, Ed.D., Columbia; M.S.N., Seton Hall; R.N., B.S.N., Villanova
Qualitative metasynthesis; evidence-based practice; population health; compassion fatigue; leadership

Beth Savage, PhD, Rutgers; MS, Seton Hall; BS, Rutgers
Oncology nursing; pediatrics; health promotion; health disparities

Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, Ph.D., M.S.N., Pennsylvania; B.S.N.,Thomas Jefferson; R.N. Diploma, Temple
Nephrology nursing workforce; patient safety; disparities in health care service use; health policy

Peijia Zha, Ph.D., UMDNJ/NJIT/Rutgers; M.A., Louisiana Tech; B.A., Xi'An Foreign Language (China)
Social epidemiology; social determinates of health; program evaluation; statistics
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