PhD Program Faculty

Our world-class PhD Program Faculty teach graduate courses in advanced nursing topics, mentor new PhD students, collaborate on research projects, and regularly guide doctoral research and serve on dissertation committees. Check out their interests and expertise below and reach out to learn more about their scholarship and about opportunities to collaborate.

Terry A Badger

Terry Badger

Terry A Badger , PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAPOS, FAAN

Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair

Professor, Nursing

Professor, Psychiatry

Professor, Public Health

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Interests & Expertise

Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, Health Equity, Interventions, Psychological, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Self-Management, Social Determinants, Symptoms

Aleeca Bell

Aleeca Bell

Aleeca Bell , PhD, RN, CNM

Associate Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Environmental Factors, Genetics, Genomics, Health Behavior, Health Equity, Health Promotion, Interventions, Lifestyle Behaviors, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Phenotypes, Physiological, Prevention, Psychological, Quantitative Methods, Self-Management, Social Determinants, Women's Health

Rina S Fox

Rina S Fox

Rina S Fox , PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, Chronic Disease, Health Behavior, Health Equity, Interventions, Mental Health, Psychological, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Symptoms

Sheila M Gephart

Sheila M Gephart

Sheila M Gephart , PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor, Nursing

Interim Director, PhD Program

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Interests & Expertise

Big Data, Data Analytics, Digital Health, Health Equity, Health Promotion, Healthcare Systems, Human Factors, Interventions, Pediatrics, Prevention, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Technology, Telehealth

Judith S Gordon

Judith Gordon

Judith S Gordon , PhD

Associate Dean, Research

Professor, BIO5 Institute

Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Cancer, Cancer Survivorship, Chronic Disease, Digital Health, Health Equity, Health Promotion, Integrative Health, Interventions, Lifestyle Behaviors, Prevention, Psychological, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Self-Management, Social Determinants, Substance Use, Technology

Kathleen C Insel

Kathleen Insel

Kathleen C Insel , PhD, RN

Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Disease, Healthy Aging, Interventions, Quantitative Methods, Self-Management, Social Determinants, Technology

Helena W Morrison

Helena W Morrison

Helena W Morrison , PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Cardiovascular Disease, Physiological, Quantitative Methods

Thaddeus Wesley Warren Pace

Thaddeus Wesley Warren Pace

Thaddeus Wesley Warren Pace , PhD

Associate Professor, Nursing

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Associate Professor, Psychology

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Interests & Expertise

Cancer Survivorship, Health Equity, Interventions, Mental Health, Physiological, Psychological, Quantitative Methods, Social Determinants

Jessica Rainbow

Jessica Rainbow

Jessica Rainbow , PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Healthcare Systems, Occupational Health & Safety, Patient & Nursing Outcome Measurement, Provider Health & Wellness, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Work Environment

Kimberly Denise Shea

Kimberly Denise Shea

Kimberly Denise Shea , PhD, RN, CHPN

Assistant Professor of Practice, Biomedical Informatics

Clinical Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Big Data, End-of-Life, Palliative Care, Technology, Telehealth

Graciela Emilia Silva Torres

Graciela Emilia Silva Torres

Graciela Emilia Silva Torres , PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Clinical Professor

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Interests & Expertise

Border Health, Cancer, Chronic Disease, Data Analytics, Health Behavior, Health Equity, Hispanic/Latino, Occupational Health & Safety, Quantitative Methods

Timothy Joseph Sowicz

Timothy Joseph Sowicz

Timothy Joseph Sowicz , PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Chronic Disease, Health Equity, Mental Health, Qualitative Methods, Social Determinants, Substance Use

Ruth E Taylor-Piliae

Ruth E Taylor-Piliae

Ruth E Taylor-Piliae , PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Associate Professor, Nursing

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Interests & Expertise

Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Disease, Health Promotion, Healthy Aging, Integrative Health, Interventions, Lifestyle Behaviors, Physical Activity, Physiological, Prevention, Psychological, Quantitative Methods, Self-Management, Social Determinants, Symptoms

Shu Fen Wung

Shu Fen Wung

Shu Fen Wung , PhD, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor, Nursing

Interim Coordinator, AGACNP Specialty

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Interests & Expertise

Big Data, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Disease, Digital Health, Genetics, Genomics, Human Factors, Phenotypes, Physiological, Symptoms, Technology, Work Environment