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Publications, Presentations, Honors, Awards, and Other News September 2022


  • Veronica Barcelona was among the authors of “Integration of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Training into Graduate Nursing Education,” published in Nursing Forum. 
  • Veronica Barcelona, Billy Caceres, and Jacquelyn Taylor were among the authors of “Experiences of Trauma and DNA Methylation Profiles Among African American Mothers and Children,” published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 
  • PhD student Joseph Belloir and Walter Bockting were among the authors of “Examining the Role of Problematic Drug Use in the Relationship Between Discrimination and Sleep Disturbance in Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals,” published in Addictive Behaviors. 
  • Billy Caceres was among the authors of “Sexual Minority Health and Allostatic Load in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: A Systematic Scoping Review with Intersectional Implications,” published in Psychoneuroendocrinology.  
  • Ashley Chastain, PhD student Jung Kang, Patricia Stone, and Jingjing Shang were among the authors of “Systematic Review of Rural and Urban Differences in Care Provided by Home Health Agencies in the United States,” published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 
  • Elizabeth Corwin was among the authors of “Discrimination Is Associated with Poor Sleep Quality in Pregnant Black American Women,” published in Sleep Medicine. 
  • Ruth Masterson Creber was among the authors of “Heterogeneity of Teaching Approaches to Determine Hand Position for Adult Chest Compressions Among European Basic Life Support Instructors,” published in Resuscitation,” “Randomized Comparison of the Clinical Outcome of Single Versus Multiple Arterial Grafts: Quality of Life (ROMA:QOL) — Rationale and Study Protocol,” published in European Heart Journal. Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, and “State of the Science: The Relevance of Symptoms in Cardiovascular Disease and Research: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association,” published in Circulation. 
  • PhD student Christine DeForge, Maureen George, PhD student Katherine South, Melissa Beauchemin, PhD ’19, Marlene McHugh, DNP ’08, and Arlene Smaldone, PhD ’03, were among the authors of “Do Interventions Improve Symptoms Among ICU Surrogates Facing End-of-Life Decisions? A Prognostically Enriched Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” published in Critical Care Medicine. 
  • PhD student Kylie Dougherty and Maureen George were among the authors of “Experiences of Women with Physical Disabilities Accessing Prenatal Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries,” published in Public Health Nursing. 
  • PhD student Leah Estrada and Patricia Stone were among the authors of “Systematic Review of Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks Used in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Research Studies,” published in Palliative Medicine. 
  • Maureen George was among the authors of “Asthma Impairment and Risk Questionnaire (AIRQ) Control Level Predicts Future Risk of Asthma Exacerbations,” published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In Practice. 
  • Amanda Hessels was among the authors of “State of Infection Prevention and Control in Nonacute Care US Settings: 2020 APIC MegaSurvey,” published in American Journal of Infection Control. 
  • Tonda Hughes was among the authors of “Gender Self-Concept and Hazardous Drinking Among Sexual Minority Women: Results from the Chicago Health and Life Experiences of Women (CHLEW) Study,” published in Addictive Behaviors, “Is It All in the Family? Sexual identity Differences in DSM-5 Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorders and Associations with Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse History Among Parents, Offspring, and Other Relatives,” published in Substance Abuse, “Examining Differences in Alcohol and Smoking Behaviors between Parenting and Nonparenting Lesbian Women,” published in Substance Use & Misuse, “Sexual Orientation Disparities in Experiences of Male-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence: A Focus on the Preconception and Perinatal Period,” published in Women’s Health Issues, and “Testing Whether the Combination of Victimization and Minority Stressors Exacerbate PTSD Risks in a Diverse Community Sample of Sexual Minority Women,” published in Psychology & Sexuality
  • Tonda Hughes and PhD student Sarah Zollweg were among the authors of “A Latent Class Analysis of Tailored Substance Use Treatment Programs: Implications for Treating Syndemic Conditions Facing Sexual and Gender Minority Populations,” published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 
  • Jianfang Liu and Gregory Alexander were among the authors of “A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Telehealth Implementation in Nursing Homes Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic,” published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 
  • Nancy Reame was the author of “Inflamm-aging or Inflamm-opause: Is Inflammation the Cause or Consequence of Vasomotor Symptoms?” published in Menopause.  
  • Rebecca Schnall, PhD ’09, was among the authors of “Patient-Centered Mobile Tuberculosis Treatment Support Tools (TB-TSTs) to Improve Treatment Adherence: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Exploring Feasibility, Acceptability, and Refinement Needs,” published in Lancet Regional Health, Americas
  • Rebecca Schnall, PhD ’09, Jianfang Liu, Sarah Ganzhorn, and Paul Trujillo were among the authors of “A Smoking Cessation Mobile App for Persons Living with HIV: Preliminary Efficacy and Feasibility Study,” published in JMIR Formative Research. 
  • PhD student Kodiak Ray Sung Soled and Ronica Mukerjee, MS ’08, were among the authors of “Interdisciplinary Clinicians’ Attitudes, Challenges, and Success Strategies in Providing Care to Transgender People: A Qualitative Descriptive Study,” published in BMC Health Services Research. 
  • Jiyoun Song, PhD ’20, PhD student Mollie Hobensack, and Maxim Topaz were among the authors of “Factors Associated with Poor Self-Management Documented in Home Health Care Narrative Notes for Patients with Heart Failure,” published in Heart and Lung: The Journal of Critical Care. 
  • Meghan Reading Turchioe, PhD ’18, was among the authors of “’Replace Uncertainty with Information’: Shared Decision-making and Decision Quality Surrounding Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation,” published in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 
  • Meghan Reading Turchioe, PhD ’18, and Ruth Masterson Creber were among the authors of “Building Trust in Research Through Information and Intent Transparency with Health Information: Representative Cross-Sectional Survey of 502 US Adults,” published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and “Faces Scales for Anxiety and Anger: A National Study of Measurement Properties,” published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 


  • Melissa Beauchemin, PhD ’19, presented “Financial Experiences Reported from Adolescents and Emerging Adults with Cancer, and Their Caregivers: A Qualitative Study,” at the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing 46th Annual Meeting, held September 15‒17, 2022, in West Palm Beach, Florida. 
  • Leon Chen presented “Speed of Sound: Principles of Point of Care Ultrasound,” and “Heartbreak Warfare: Point of Care Ultrasound for the Win,” at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2022 Fall Conference, held September 15‒18, 2022, in Anaheim, California. 
  • Tonda Hughes presented “Alcohol Use, Behavioral and Mental Health Help-Seeking, and Treatment Satisfaction Among Sexual Minority Women,” at the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences Annual Meeting held in Marina del Rey, California. Additionally, Hughes presented “Stress, Coping and Perceived Community Norms: Correlates of Increased Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among Sexual Minority Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” and “Associations Between Masculine and Feminine Gender Self-Concept and Hazardous Drinking Among Sexual Minority Women,” to the International Association of Sex Research in Reykjavik, Iceland. Lastly, Hughes presented “Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Sexual Minority Women,” at Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland. 


  • Leon Chen was named a Fellow of American College of Critical Care Medicine. 
  • Suzanne E. Courtwright, MS ’03, was awarded the “Best Postdoctoral Research Fellow Poster” Award at the 1st Annual PhD & Postdoctoral Fellows Scholars Day, sponsored by the School of Nursing, on September 12, 2022. Her research was titled, “Do Positive Health Assets Influence Engagement with Children’s Mental Health Systems in Adolescents with Chronic Conditions.” 
  • Tonda Hughes’ R01 intervention study titled “A unified protocol to address sexual minority women's minority stress, mental health, and hazardous drinking,” was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 
  • Meghan Reading Turchioe, PhD ’18, was named a Health Equity Scholar and her pilot project titled, "Atrial Fibrillation Among Black and Latinx Heart Failure Patients: Understanding Clinical Presentation and Factors to Promote Technology-Based Surveillance,” was funded by the COMMUNITY P50 Center. She also received an administrative supplement to a current STTR grant (R41MH124581-02S1) titled, “Bioethical Considerations for Building, Evaluating, and Implementing Artificial Intelligence in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders,” from the National Institute of Mental Health.