Research & Publications


Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions Study (Lally)

This research study explores the experiences and coping of women and "caregivers" when making treatment decisions for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Caregivers include family, friends, or others who support women with MBC in any aspect of care.


Distant Care (Buckland)

DISTANT CARE: taking charge of stress & mood in heart disease is a 2-phase study looking at a smartphone-based app + text messaging prompts for self-managing stress and improving mood.


CaringGuidance Research Study (Lally)

CaringGuidance™ is a program intended to provide tools to guide women through their questions & concerns in the months after a breast cancer diagnosis.


Men's Health Study (Eisenhauer)

The Rural Men’s Health Study is a weight loss program that assists men in self-monitoring their eating and activity through the privacy of their smartphone.


ICU Research (Hetland)

Dr. Breanna Hetland and her team conduct research in intensive care units to improve patient and family outcomes. By leveraging a nurse-led research approach, they are making innovative strides to change nursing care at the bedside.


Health Research Study (Rowland)

The goal of this research study is to evaluate the effect of adding mobile health technology to a typical nurse practitioner health visit. Use of a smart phone health app can be an effective way to prevent or manage a chronic health condition like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and/or obesity.


Sleep SMART in Adolescence (Hanish)

A SMART Design to Improve Sleep in Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a study that seeks to improve sleep in adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders using a behavioral intervention, The Bedtime Bank, and supplemental melatonin.


Loneliness Routines with Alexa (Shade)

The purpose of this research study is to compare two routines with a smart speaker voice assistant and see if they help with pain symptoms and loneliness.


Symptom Science Research (Dickinson)

Nurse-led program of research focused on understanding and managing cancer-related fatigue.