Janice D. Crist, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN

Janice D. Crist, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN
Associate Professor
College of Nursing
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Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
Mexican American elders' use of community health services; family caregiving; community partnerships and community-based participatory research (CBPR); aging; vulnerable populations; health disparities; cultural competence; gerontological nursing
culturally specific interventions to eliminate health disparities; qualitative research; transcultural nursing research
Clinical Expertise: 

- Community health, public health, and gerontology

- State-level public health nursing consultation: nursing homes and minority healthcare disparities

- Case management for home care/hospices in Texas and the State of Washington

- Teaches transcultural nursing; qualitative and gerontological research methods.




Research & Scholarship: 

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) interventions to eliminate disparities; e.g.: under-use of home health care services by Mexican American elders and their family caregivers

All Funding: 
Funding Source
5/1/09 - 4/1/2012
Test of a Telenovela Intervention to Increase Mexican American Elders' Use of Home Care Services
National Instititute of Nursing Research (R21)
9/1/2004 -8/30/2006
Mexican American Elders' Use of Home Care Services
National Instititute of Nursing Research (R15)
1/15/13 - 4/1/14
Transitional Care for Mexican American Elders
Laurence B Emmons Award
2/1/03 - 1/10/04
Development of the Experiences of Life Scale (Discrimination)
Laurence B Emmons Award
5/1/02 - 12/18/03
Mexican American Elders' and Caregivers' Decision-Making Process Whether to Use Home Care Services: A Grounded Theory Study
The University of Arizona Faculty Small Grant
1/10/02 - 1/10/03
Telenovelas and Cafecitos: Pilot Test
Dean's Research Award
2000 - 2002:
Mexican American Elders' Use of Home Care Services
T-32, College of Nursing, The University of Arizona
post-doctoral PI
1997 - 1999
The Meaning for Elders of Receiving Family Care
Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Nursing, F31
student PI

Crist, J. D. (2002). Support for families at home: Mexican American elders’ use of skilled home care nursing services. Public Health Nursing, 19, 366-376.

Crist, J. D., & Tanner, C. A. (2003). Interpretation/analysis methods in hermeneutic interpretive phenomenology, Nursing Research, 52, 202-205.

Crist, J. D., & Escandón-Domínguez, S. (2003). Identifying, Recruiting and Sustaining Mexican American Community Partnerships, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 14, 266-271.

Crist, J. D. (2004). The meaning for elders of receiving family care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 49(5), 485-493.

Crist, J. D. (2005). Cafecitos and telenovelas: Culturally competent interventions to facilitate Mexican American families’ decisions to use home care services. Geriatric Nursing, 26(4), 229-232.

Crist, J. D., García-Smith, D., & Phillips, L. R. (2006). Accommodating the stranger en casa: Mexican American elders’ decisions to use home care services. Research and Theory in Nursing Practice, 20(2), 109-126.

Crist, J. D., Velazquez, J. H., Durnan, I., & Ramírez Figueroa, D. (2006). Instrument development of the Confidence in Home Care Services Questionnaire for use with elders and caregivers of Mexican descent. Public Health Nursing, 23(3), 284-291.

Crist, J. D., Kim, S. S., Pasvogel, A., & Velázquez, J. H. (2007). Mexican American elders’ use of home care services. Applied Nursing Research, 22(1), 26-34.

Crist, J. D., Michaels, C., Gelfand, D. E., & Phillips, L. R. (2007). Defining and measuring service awareness among elders and caregivers of Mexican descent. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 21(2), 119-134.

Crist, J. D., Woo, C., & Choi, M. (2007). Mexican American and Anglo elders’ use of home care services. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(4), 339-348.

Weiler, D. M., & Crist, J. D. (2007). Diabetes self-management in the Latino population. Hispanic Health Care International, 5(1), 27-33.   

Crist, J. D. (2008). Theory derivation and the telenovela: Facilitating Mexican-American family use of home healthcare. Nursing Science Quarterly, 21(1), 39-40.

Phillips, L.R., & Crist, J. (2008). Social relationships among family caregivers: A cross-cultural comparison between Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic white caregivers.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 19(4), 326-337. 

Crist, J.D., Escandón, S., Stewart, B.J., & Archbold, P.G. (2008). The Spanish Version of the Mutuality Scale: Evidence for the cultural equivalence of mutuality in Mexican American families. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 1, 285-294.

Weiler, D., & Crist, J. D. (2009). Diabetes self-management in a Latino social environment. The Diabetes Educator, 35(2).

Loescher, L. L., Crist, J. D., & Seiki, L. (2009). Perceived intrafamily melanoma risk communication. Cancer Nursing32(3), 203-10

Crist, J. D., McEwen, M. M., Herrera, A. P, Kim, S. S., Pasvogel, A., & Hepworth, J. T. (2009). Caregiving burden, familism, acculturation, and Mexican American  elders' use of home care services. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 23(3),165-80.

Crist, J. D., Parsons, M. L., Warner Robbins, C., Mullins, M. V., & Espinosa, Y. M. (2009). Pragmatic action research with two vulnerable populations: Mexican American elders and formerly incarcerated women. Family and Community Health, 32(4), 320-329.

Loescher, L. J., Crist, J. D., Cranmer, L. C., Warneke, J., & Curiel-Lewandrowski, C. (2009). Melanoma high-risk families’ perceived healthcare provider risk communications. Journal of Cancer Education, 24(4), 301-307.

Choi, M., Crist, J. D., McCarthy, M., & Woo, S. H. (2010). Predictors of home health care service use by Anglo American, Mexican American and South Korean elders. International Journal of Research in Nursing, 6(1), 8-16.

Crist, J. D., & Speaks, P. (2011) Keeping it in the family: When Mexican American elders choose not to use home care services. Home Healthcare Nurse, 29(5), 282-290.

Kao, S., Lynn, M., & Crist, J. D. (2011). Testing the applicability of a mutuality scale with Mexican American caregivers of older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Published online: http://jag.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/08/19/0733464811416813

Liu, Y., Insel, K. C., Reed, P. G., & Crist, J. C. (2012). Family caregiving of older Chinese people with dementia. Nursing Research, 61(1), 39-50.

Herrera, A. P., Mendez-Luck, C. A., Crist, J., Smith, M. L., Warren, R., Ory, M. G., & Markides, K. (2012 Epub). Psychosocial and cognitive health differences by caregiver status among older age Mexican Americans. Community Mental Health Journal,2013, Feb,49(1), 61-72. [doi: 10.1007/s10597-012-9494-1. Epub 2012 Feb 7].

Crist, J. D., Ruiz, M. R., Torres-Urquidy, H. T., Pasvogel, A., & Hepworth, J. T. (2012 Epub). Recruiting hospitalized Mexican American elders and caregivers: Challenges and strategies. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2013, Jan, 6(1), 22-28. [doi: 10.3928/19404921-20121205-01. Epub 2012 Dec 13].

Crist, J. D., Bruno, C..S., Ruiz, M.R., Hepworth, J.T. (2013). Refining a telenovela intervention: Stakeholders’ perspectives. Geriatric Nursing, 34(2), 158–161.

Crist, J. D., Pasvogel, A., Hepworth, J. T., Koerner, K. M. (in press: January, 2015). The impact of a telenovela intervention on use of home healthcare services and MexicanAmerican elder and caregiver outcomes. Research in Gerontological Nursing

Honors and Awards: 
2014: Admitted to Governing Board: Academy Services Corporation, affecting policy for a wellness center, home health program, and assisted living
2013: Fellow: Western Academy of Nursing
2013: WIN-Hartford Regional Nursing Research Award for an Experienced Researcher
2010: Fellow: American Academy of Nursing.
2009: Fellow: National Gerontological Nurses Association
2008: STTI, Beta Mu Chapter, dissemination travel funds to co-present at the Western Institutes of Nursing (WIN) Annual Research Assembly, Anaheim, CA
2007: LULAC Community Service Award
2006: Suzanne Van Ort Peer Award for Graduate Teaching
2002-2003: Dean's Scholar's Program, College of Nursing University of Arizona
2002: Exploratory Center of Injury Mechanisms and Related Responses, University of Arizona, College of Nursing, accepted for membership
2002: Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Mu Chapter Knowledge Dissemination Award to present a paper at the Arizona STTI Research Consortium April, Phoenix
2001-2007: Friends of National Institute of Nursing's annual NightinGala, September or October, 2002-2007, supported to attend by the Dean of the College of Nursing
2001: University of Arizona International Affairs Foreign Travel Grant awarded to present a paper at the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology, July 2001.
2001: University of Arizona Women in Science and Engineering Program travel stipend awarded to present a paper at the 34th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Seattle, WA, April 2001
2000: Friends of National Institute of Nursing's annual NightinGala, September 2000, selected as post-doctoral scholar to attend by the Dean of the College of Nursing.
1992-1998: Clinical Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification, American Nurses Association
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Vulnerable Populations
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Gerontological Nursing
University of California - San Francisco
Long-Term and Community Health Care
Texas Christian University