Kevin Kupzyk, PhD

Assistant Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-7262



  • 2003, BS, Colorado State-Pueblo
  • 2005, MA, Kansas University
  • 2011, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Dr. Kevin Kupzyk has been with the UNMC College of Nursing since 2011. He completed his master’s degree in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Kansas and his doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, specializing in quantitative methods in education. Dr. Kupzyk teaches quantitative research methods to graduate students and provides statistical support to researchers at the college. His duties have included writing methods, analysis, and power sections of grant proposals, statistical consulting & analysis, implementing surveys, data cleaning and database management, and collaborating in writing and preparing manuscripts for publication. His current research interests include multivariate statistics, assessment, longitudinal methods, structural equation modeling, latent growth curve modeling, power analysis, and multi-level modeling (mixed modeling).


Research Interests

  • Multivariate statistics
  • Assessment
  • Longitudinal methods
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Latent growth curve modeling


Niitsu, K., Rice, M., Houfek, J., Stoltenberg, S., Kupzyk, K., & Barron, C. (in press, 2018). A Systematic Review of Genetic Influence on Psychological Resilience. Biological Research for Nursing.

Yates, B.C., Parks, E.O., Hug, A., Kupzyk, K., & Skradski, S.K. (in press, 2018). Changes over time in caregiving demand and difficulty in spousal caregivers of coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients. Applied Nursing Research, 39, 1-3.

White, L. L., Cohen, M. Z., Berger, A. M., Kupzyk, K. A., Swore-Fletcher, B. A., Bierman, P. J. (2017). Perceived self-efficacy: A concept analysis for symptom management in patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(6), E272-E279.

Berger, A. M., Buzalko, R. J., Kupzyk, K. A., Gardner, B. J., Djalilova D. M., & Otte, J. L. (2017). Preferences and actual chemotherapy decision-making in the greater plains collaborative breast cancer study, Acta Oncologica, 56(12), 1690-1697.

Kupzyk, K. A., & Beal, S. J. (2017). Advanced issues in propensity scores: Longitudinal and missing data. Journal of Early Adolescence, 37(1), 59-84.

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