PhD Substantive Areas

PhD substantive areas are focal areas of doctoral study and coursework that reflect the three research emphasis areas of the University of Arizona College of Nursing.

Biobehavioral Neuroscience:

The interaction among biological and behavioral processes of brain and other neurological illness/health experiences, with particular emphasis on stroke and cognitive and affective symptoms.

Research Faculty:

Stroke

Matthew J. Gallek, PhD, RN, CNRN
Helena W. Morrison, PhD, RN
Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN
Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, FAHA 

Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science

Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Kathleen C. Insel, PhD, RN
David W. Montgomery, PhD
Ki Moore, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Thaddeus Pace, PhD
Alla Sikorskii, PhD, MS

Faculty Scholars:

Lisa Erickson, DNP, ACNP-BC 
David W. Montgomery, PhD
Ted S. Rigney, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Joan Shaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
Shu-Fen Wung, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAHA, FAAN

Health Disparities and Illness Self-Management:

The promotion of health equity and reduction of health disparities through improved illness self-management (behaviors by patients and their families and communities living with illness, including treatments, symptoms, social role adjustment and cognitive/emotional management).

Research Faculty:

Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Janice D. Crist, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN
Charles A. Downs, PhD, ACNP-BC
Kathleen C. Insel, PhD, RN
Mary S. Koithan, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN
Marylyn M. McEwen, PhD, PHCNS-BC, FAAN
Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN
Thaddeus Pace, PhD
Anne G. Rosenfeld, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Kimberly D. Shea, PhD, RN
Alla Sikorskii, PhD, MS
Laura Szalacha, Ed.D.

Faculty Scholars:

Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
Angela Brown, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CDE
Lisa Erickson, DNP, ACNP-BC 
Kristie Flamm, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC
Carolyn Hickman, PhD, RN, CPNP
Michelle Kahn-John, PhD, RN, APRN-BC
Elizabeth Knight, PhD, DNP, FNP-C
Rene Love, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
Lori M. Martin-Plank, PhD, FNP-BC, NP-C, GNP-BC, FAANP
Laura McRee, DNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA
Christy L. Pacheco, DNP, FNP-BC
José A. Parés-Avila, DNP, RN, NP-C, AAHIVS
Gloanna Peek, PhD, RN, CPNP
Lorri Marie Phipps, DNP, RN, CPNP
Robin J. Poedel, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Pamela G. Reed, PhD, RN, FAAN
Cindy Rishel, PhD, RN, OCN
Graciela E. Silva, PhD, MPH
Luz Wiley, DNP, RN, APRN-BC

Population Health & Wellness: Health Promotion, Systems and Informatics

The understanding and prevention of disease, and promotion of health and wellness through interventions; the use of systems and informatics (the integration of data, information and knowledge to support decision-making) to promote health and well-being.

Research Faculty:

Health Promotion

Mary S. Koithan, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN
Lois J. Loescher, PhD, RN, FAAN
Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN
Kate G. Sheppard, PhD, RN, FNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Systems and Informatics

Barbara B. Brewer, PhD, RN, MALS, MBA, FAAN
Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN
Sheila M. Gephart, PhD, RN
Sally J. Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP
Kimberly D. Shea, PhD, RN 

Faculty Scholars:

Chrys Anderson, DNP, RN, CPHQ
Carolina Baldwin, DNP, RN, CCRN
Heather L. Carlisle, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, RN-BC
Patricia Daly, PhD, FNP-BC, RN-BC
Mary Davis Doyle, PhD, RN
Janet C. Dubois, DNP, CNE, ANP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Nicolette Estrada, PhD, MAOM, RN, FNP
Melissa M. Goldsmith, PhD, RNC
Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
Kathryn McNeil, DNP, RN, FNPc, PMHNPbc
Eileen A. Owen-Williams, PhD, DNP,  FNP-BC, CNM, AFN-BC
Christy L. Pacheco, DNP, FNP-BC
Kathleen Piotrowski, DNP, CRNA
Allen V. Prettyman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Sally J. Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, BC, FAAN, FAANP
Janet L. Rothers, PhD, MS, MA, BS
Jennifer Ruel, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC
Jessica Stahl, DBH
Judy L. Stein, DNP, MSN, ANP, BC, CCRP
Sarah A. Torabi, DNP, CRNA
Christol D. Williams, CRNA, DNAP