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Publications, Presentations, Honors, Awards, and Other News September 2021

September 21, 2021


  • April Ancheta, Billy Caceres, Sarah Zollweg, Cindy Veldhuis, and Tonda Hughes were among the authors of “Examining the Associations of Sexual Minority Stressors and Past-Year Depression with Overeating and Binge Eating in a Diverse Community Sample of Sexual Minority Women,” published in Eating Behaviors. 
  • Adriana Arcia was among the authors of “User-Centered Design of a Scalable, Electronic Health Record–Integrated Remote Symptom Monitoring Intervention for Patients with Asthma and Providers in Primary Care,” published in JAMIA: Journal of the American Informatics Association. 
  • Veronica Barcelona and Jacquelyn Taylor were among the authors of “DNA Methylation Changes in African American Women with a History of Preterm Birth from the InterGEN Study,” published in BMC Genomic Data. 
  • Walter Bockting was among the authors of “Predictors of Eating-Related Psychopathology in Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Individuals,” published in Eating Behaviors. 
  • Kenrick Cato PhD’14 was among the authors of “Pain Treatment and Functional Improvement in Home Health Care: Relationship with Dementia,” published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 
  • Michelle Odlum was among the authors of “All Alone: A Qualitative Study of Home Health Aides’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York,” published in American Journal of Infection Control. 
  • Karol DiBello was the author of “Underscoring the Importance of Advance Care Planning,” published in The Nurse Practitioner. 
  • Catherine Halliday was among the authors of “ECMO During a Pandemic: A COVID-19 Quality Improvement Process,” published in AACN Advanced Critical Care. 
  • Sarah Collins Rossetti PhD ’09 and Kenrick Cato PhD ’14 were among the authors of “Identifying Nursing Documentation Patterns Associated with Patient Deterioration and Recovery from Deterioration in Critical and Acute Care Settings,” published in International Journal of Medical Informatics. 
  • Rebecca Schnall PhD ’09 was among the authors of “Usability Evaluation of the mLab App for Improving Home HIV Testing Behaviors in Youth at Risk of HIV Infection,” published in AIDS Education and Prevention. 
  • Patricia Stone was among the authors of “The Effect of Data Aggregation on Estimations of Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes,” published in Health Services Research. 
  • Jiaming Yao DNP ’10 was among the authors of “A Stepwise Approach to Inbound Passenger Management at a COVID-19 Temporary Medical Observation Site,” published in Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 


  • Suzanne Bakken presented “Informatics-Enabled, Culturally Congruent Health Communication Is an Ethical Imperative for the COVID-19 Pandemic,” at the Nursing Informatics International Congress, held virtually on September 1, 2021. 
  • Judy Honig DNP ’05, Jennifer Dohrn DNP ’05, and Susan Doyle-Lindrud DNP ’08 presented “Comparison of APN Competencies in Latin America and Jordan as Reported by Nursing Leadership,” at the 11th ICN NP/APN Conference, held virtually on August 29, 2021. 
  • Ariana Komaroff MS ’04 presented “High Rates of Early Formula Use Observed During COVID-19: We Can Do Better,” at the 2021 International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Conference, held in Houston, Texas, on August 30, 2021. 
  • Patricia Stone presented as part of the “Good, Better, Best: Moving the Bar on Infection Prevention and Control in Long Term Care” program for the LearningCE SHEA (the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Decennial 2020 Webinar Series, on August 26, 2021. 
  • Cindy Veldhuis presented “Stress and Health in Sexual and Gender Minority Women’s Interracial/Interethnic Relationships” at the Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative, hosted by Yale School of Public Health in New York, New York, on September 10, 2021. 

Honors and Awards 

  • Veronica Barcelona is the recipient of a $20,000 Intramural Pilot Award from the Columbia Nursing Office of Scholarship & Research (OSR) for her study titled, “Stress and DNA Methylation Among Pregnant Latinas in the EPI Study.”  
  • Melissa Beauchemin PhD ’19 is the recipient of a $10,000 Intramural Pilot Award from the Columbia Nursing Office of Scholarship & Research (OSR) for her study titled, “Understanding Financial Toxicity in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: A Qualitative Study.” 
  • Lauren Bochicchio is the recipient of a $1,250 Intramural Pilot Award from the Columbia Nursing Office of Scholarship & Research (OSR) for her study titled, “Understanding the Relationships Among Adverse Childhood Experiences, Minority Stress, and Suicidality Among Sexual Minority Women.” 
  • Kellie Bryant is the recipient of a CHOSEN Pilot Award from Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) for her study titled, “Empirical Assessment of Drug-Related Wounds Among People Who Use Drugs: Pilot Testing a Standardized Wound Care Assessment and Referral Protocol.” This one-year pilot project is funded for $25,000. 
  • Caitlin Dreisbach is the recipient of a $10,000 Intramural Pilot Award from the Columbia Nursing Office of Scholarship & Research (OSR) for her study titled, “Using Natural Language Processing to Discover COVID-19 Impacts on Birthing Families from Social Media.”  
  • Vaneh Hovsepian MS ’18 is the recipient of an R36 Dissertation Grant from the National Institute on Aging for her study, “The Influence of Primary Care Structural Capabilities on Hospitalizations Among Older Adults with Dementia.” 
  • Jingjing Shang was selected as the recipient of the National Association for Healthcare Quality Journal for Healthcare Quality 2020 Impact Article Award for “A Predictive Risk Model for Infection-Related Hospitalization Among Home Healthcare Patients.” 
  • Katherine South is the recipient of an F31 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) for her study titled, “Expectations and Outcomes of Healthcare Transition in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis.” The two-year study is funded for $46,000. 
  • Cindy Veldhuis is the recipient of an Intramural Pilot Award from the Columbia Nursing Office of Scholarship & Research (OSR) for her study titled, “Understanding Stressors and Problematic Alcohol Use Among Transgender and Nonbinary Couples.” This is a one-year grant funded for $15,000. 


  • Laura Ardizzone DNP '10 and Janice Izlar MS '06 were inducted into the inagural cohort of fellows of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology.