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


Young, L., Kupzyk, K., & Barnason, S. (2017). The Impact of Self-management Knowledge and Support on the Relationships Among Self-efficacy, Patient Activation, and Self-management in Rural Patients With Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Cohen, M. Z., Kupzyk, K. A., Holley, L. M., & Katzman, R. M. (2017). Measuring resilience in two generations: Psychometric properties of available instruments. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(2), 332-352.

Kotcherlakota, S., Kupzyk, K. A., & Rejda, P. (in press, Feb 2017). Years of Experience as a Predictor of Nurse Faculty Technology Use. Journal of Nursing Education.

Kwon, K., Hanrahan, A., & Kupzyk, K. A. (2017). Emotional expressivity and emotion regulation: Relation to academic functioning among elementary school children. School Psychology Quarterly, 32(1), 78-88.

Young, L., Kupzyk, K., Parker, B., McCall, A., Hergott, C., Blagg, M. (2016). Develop and test a palliative care screening tool for rural patients with serious chronic illnesses: a study protocol. International Journal of Clinical Trials, 3(4), 210-216.

Bilek, L. D., Waltman, N. L., Lappe, J. M., Kupzyk, K. A., Mack, L. R., Cullen, D. M., Berg, K., Langel, M., Meisinger, M., Portelli-Trinidad, A., & Lang, M. (2016). Protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare bone-loading exercises with risedronate for preventing bone loss in osteopenic postmenopausal women. BMC Women’s Health, 16:59, 1-12

Tran, D-M T., Zimmerman, L. M., & Kupzyk, K. A. (2016). Validation of the Knowledge and Perception of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Questionnaires for college students. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 24(2), 202-214.

Kupzyk, K. A., Seo, Y., Yates, B., Pozehl, B., Norman, J., & Lowes, B. (2016). Use of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument for measuring physical functioning in patients with heart failure. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 24(2), 323-336.

Yates. B. C., Pozehl, B., Kupzyk, K., Epstein, C. M., & Deka, P. (2016). Are Heart Failure and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines? Rehabilitation Nursing. doi: 10.1002/rnj.257

Bravo, K. S., Pozehl, B., & Kupzyk, K. A. (2016). Revision and psychometric testing of the Safe Administration of Medication Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 24, 147-165.

Hulme, P.A., McBride, C.L., Kupzyk, K.A., & French, J.A. (2015). Pilot study on childhood sexual abuse, diurnal cortisol secretion, and weight loss in bariatric surgery patients. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24(4), 385-400.

Kupzyk, K. A., & Cohen, M. Z. (2015). Data validation and other strategies for data entry. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(4), 546-556.

Nielsen, J. W., Boomer, L., Kurtovic, K., Lee, E., Kupzyk, K., Mallory, R., et al. (2015). Reducing computed tomography scans for appendicitis by introduction of a standardized and validated ultrasonography report template. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(1), 144-148.

Yates, B., Rowland, S., Mancuso, K., Kupzyk, K. A., Norman, J. F., Shurmer, S., & Tesina, K. (2015). Reducing cardiovascular risk in spouses of cardiac patients: A randomized controlled trial. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37, 66-84.

Nielsen, J. W., Boomer, L., Kurtovic, K., Lee, E., Kupzyk, K. A., Mallory, R., Adler, B., Bates, D. G., Kenney, B. (2014). Reducing computed tomography scans for appendicitis by introduction of a standardized and validated ultrasonography report template. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(1), 144-148.

Mathews, T. L., King, M. L., Kupzyk, K. A., & Lake, C. M. (2014). Findings and implications of developmental screening for high risk children referred to a tertiary developmental disability center. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(6), 507-515.

Sheridan, S. M., Knoche, L. L., Edwards, C. P., Kupzyk, K. A., Clarke, B.L., & Kim, E.M. (2014) Efficacy of the Getting Ready Intervention and the Role of Parental Depression. Early Education and Development, 25(5), 746-769.

Burt, J. D., Garbacz, A., Kupzyk, K. A., Frerichs, L., & Gathje, R. (2014) Examining the utility of behavioral health integration in well-child visits: Implications for rural settings. Families, Systems, and Health, 32, 20-30.

Seo, Y., Yates, B. Pozehl, B., Norman, J., & Kupzyk, K. A. (in press, 2014). Comparisons of Dyspnea, Fatigue, and Exercise Intolerance between Individuals with Heart Failure Having Higher versus Lower Knee Extensor Muscle Strength. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal

Beal, S. J., & Kupzyk, K. A. (2014) An Introduction to Propensity Scores: What, When, and How. Journal of Early Adolescence, 34(1), 66-92.

Mathews, T. L., Erkfritz-Gay, K. N., Knight, J., Lancaster, B. M., & Kupzyk, K. A. (2013) The effects of social skills training on children with autism. Children’s Health Care, 42 (4), 311-332

Knoche, L. L., Edwards, C. P., Sheridan, S. M., Kupzyk, K. A., Marvin, C. A., Cline, K. D., & Clarke, B. L. (2012). Getting Ready: Results of a randomized trial of a relationship-focused intervention on parent engagement in rural Early Head Start. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33, 439-458.

Sheridan, S. M., Knoche, L. L., Kupzyk, K. A., Edwards, C. P., & Marvin, C. (2011). A randomized trial examining the effects of parent engagement on early language and literacy: The Getting Ready intervention. Journal of School Psychology, 49, 361-383. doi:10.106/j.jsp.2011.03.001

Sheridan, S. M., Knoche, L. L., Edwards, C. P., Bovaird, J. A., & Kupzyk, K. A. (2010). Parent engagement and school readiness: Effects of the Getting Ready intervention on preschool children's social-emotional competencies. Early Education and Development, 21, 125-156.

Waltman, N. L, Twiss, J. J., Ott, C. D., Gross, G. J., Lindsey, A. M., Moore, T. E., Berg, K., & Kupzyk, K. (2010). The effect of weight training on bone mineral density and bone turnover in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors with bone loss: A 24-month randomized controlled trial. Osteoporosis International, 21, 1361-1369.

Summers, J. A., Marquis, J., Mannan, H., Turnbull, A. P., Fleming, K., Poston, D. J., Wang, M., & Kupzyk, K. (2007). Relationship of perceived adequacy of services, family-professional partnerships, and family quality of life in early childhood service programmes. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 54, 319-338.