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Ruth A. Anderson, RN, PhD, FAAN

Associate Dean for Research

Phone: 919-966-8785
Email: RuthA@email.unc.edu

Currently Accepting PhD Students

The Office of Research Support and Consultation (RSC)
UNC at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
2007 Carrington Hall
CB#7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Dr. Anderson is the Associate Dean for Research in the UNC School of Nursing. Her research focuses on chronic illness and care outcomes for older adults. Her research expertise includes using complexity science and the adaptive leadership framework in research about trajectories of chronic illness and care systems. She employs quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method study designs in her research program. She has been funded by numerous agencies to support her work and is in her 13th year of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health. Her major accomplishments have been to:

  • Pioneer use of complexity theory and management science in nursing for analysis of relationships and management practices needed to provide high quality care to older adults in long-term care.
  • Develop and test the CONNECT for Quality intervention to reduce falls in nursing homes (NIH/NINR; R01NR003178 ).
  • Pioneer application of adaptive leadership theory, derived from complexity science, in studying the intersection of chronic illness and care systems to improve symptom management in chronic illness, particularly for older adults and their families.

 

Dr. Anderson has significant experience developing research infrastructure for supporting research development. She was Director of the Pilot-Feasibility Core of the NINR funded P20 Center (P20NR07795, Clipp PI) from 2001-2007, Trajectories of Aging and Care and was MPI (with Docherty) and Director of the NINR funded P30 Center (P30NR014139), Center for Adaptive Leadership in Symptom Science from 2012 - 2015.

  • 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (Induction, July 2015)
  • 2014 Listed, 100 Nursing Professors to watch in 2014, “On Line LPN to RN” http://onlinelpntorn.org/inspiring-nursing-professors/
  • 2014 Outstanding Author Contribution Award, Emerald Literati Network, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • 2013 Distinguish Alumna, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing2014
  • 2012 2012 Outstanding PhD Faculty Member Award
  • 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2010 Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing
  • 2004 Science Advisory Board, The Plexus Institute
  • 2003 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2002 Academy of Management, 2002 Annual Meeting Best Paper Award (top ten percent of submissions)
  • 1997 Ed and Molly Smith Fellow in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
  • 1997 Virginia Henderson Fellow, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 1991 Luci Baines Johnson Fellow in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
  • 1990 Faculty Research Award, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
  • 1989 Luci Baines Johnson Fellow in Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
  • 1989 American Organization of Nurse Executives’ Scholar, The American Nurses’ Foundation
  • 1985 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1985 Beta Gamma Sigma, National Scholastic Honor Society (Business & Administration)
  • 1981 Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing

Refereed journals (IN PRESS)

    • Hunt-McKinney, S., Corazzini, K., Anderson, R.A., Sloane, R., Castle, N.G. (in press). Nursing Home Director of Nursing Leadership Style and DON-Sensitive Survey Deficiencies. Health Care Management Review, accepted Feb 23, 2015.
    • Corazzini, K., McConnell, E.S., Day, L., Anderson, R.A., Mueller, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Kennerly, S., Walker, B., Flanagan, J., Haske-Palomino, M. (in press). Improving Nursing Home Care by Changing Enacted Scope of Practice: The Practical nurse, Registered nurse and Aide Collaborative Team In Care (PRACTICE) Educational Innovation. Journal of Nursing Regulation, accepted February 17, 2015.

Refereed journals

    • Redecker, N. S.; Anderson, R. A., Bakken, S.; Corwin, E.; Docherty, S.; Dorsey, S. G.; Heitkemper, M.; McCloskey, D. L.; Moore, S.; Pullen, C.; Rapken, B.; Schiffman, R.; Waldrop-Valverde, D.; Grady, P. Advancing Symptom Science Through Use of Common Data Elements. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, accepted June 8, 2015.
    • Hummer, D., Anderson, R. A., Silva, S., Yap, T., Toles, M. (May 29, 2015 ahead of print). Implementation of an Evidenced-Based Exercise Program in an Assisted Living Facility and the Impact on Activities of Daily Living: A Quality Improvement Project. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 30(4). doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000125.
    • Cary, M., Baernholdt, M., Anderson, R. A., Merwin, E. I. (2015). Performance-based Outcomes of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Treating Hip Fracture Patients in the United States Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 96(5), 790-798. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2015.01.003
    • Anderson, R. A., Bailey, D. E., Wu, B., Corazzini, K., McConnell, E., Thygeson, N. M., and Docherty, S. (2015). Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness: Framing a Research Agenda. Advances in Nursing Science 8(2), 83-95. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000063. PMCID: PMC3883363.
    • McConnell, E. S., Walker, B., Corazzini, K., Day, L., Egerton, E. and Anderson, R. A. (2015). Accelerating Care Innovations through Academic Partnerships. The Director, 23(1).
    • Hall, R. K., Landerman, L. R., O’Hare, A. M., Anderson, R. A., Colon-Emeric, C. (2015). Chronic Kidney Disease and Recurrent Falls in Nursing Home Residents: A retrospective cohort study. Geriatric Nursing 36(2), 136-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.12.012. PMCID: PMC4393772.
    • Leykum, L., Lanham, H., Pugh, J., Parchman, M., Anderson, R., Crabtree, B., Nutting, P. A., Miller, W. L., Stange, K. C., and McDaniel, R. (2014). Manifestations and implications of uncertainty for improving healthcare systems: an analysis of observational and interventional studies grounded in complexity science. Implementation Science, 9(1), 165. doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0165-1. Open access: http://www.implementationscience.com/content/9/1/165
    • Susan G. Dorsey, S. G., Schiffman, R., Redeker, N. S., Heitkemper, M., McCloskey, D. J., Weglicki, L. S., Grady, P. A., and the NINR Center Directors. (2014). NINR Centers of Excellence: A blueprint for sustainability, leveraging resources and collaboration to accelerate cross-disciplinary science. Nursing Outlook 62(6), 384-393. DOI: 0.1016/j.outlook.2014.06.003. PMCID: PMC4253141 [Available on 2015-11-01].
    • Song, Y., Anderson, R. A., Corazzini, K., & Wu, B. (2014). Staff characteristics and care in Chinese nursing homes: A systematic Literature review. International Journal of Nursing Sciences 1(4), 423-436. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnss.2014.10.003.
    • Adams, J. A., Anderson, R. A, Docherty, S. L., Tulsky, J. A, Steinhauser, K. E. & Bailey, D. E. Jr. (2104). Nursing strategies to support family members of patients at high risk of dying. Heart & Lung, 43(5). 406–415, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.02.001. PMCID:PMC4150813 [Available on 2015-09-01].
    • Yap, T., Kennerly, S., Corazzini, K., Porter, K., Toles, M. & Anderson, R. A. Evaluation of Cueing Innovation for Pressure Ulcer Prevention using Staff Focus Groups. Healthcare, Healthcare 2(3), 299-314. doi:10.3390/healthcare2030299. Open access: http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/2/3/299.
    • Day, L. Turner, K., Anderson, R.A., Mueller, C., McConnell, E.S., Corazzini, K. (2014). Teaching Delegation to RN Students. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(2), 10-15. ISSN: 2155-8256.
    • Anderson, R. A., Toles, M., Corazzini, K., McDaniel, R. R., Colon-Emeric, C. (2014). Local interaction strategies and capacity for better care in nursing homes: a multiple case study. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 244. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-244. PMC4059721. Open access: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/244.
    • Colón-Emeric, C.S., Pinheiro, S.O., Anderson, R.A., Porter, K., McConnell, E., Corazzini, K., Hancock, K., Lipscomb, J., Beales, .& Simpson, K. M. (2014). Connecting the Learners: Improving Uptake of a Nursing Home Educational Program by Focusing on Staff Interactions. The Gerontologist, 54(3), 446-459. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt043. PMC4031566
    • Carthron, D., Bailey, D., Anderson, R. A. (2014). The "invisible caregiver": Multicaregiving among diabetic African-American grandmothers. Geriatric Nursing 35(2). S32-S36. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.02.013. PMCID: PMC4056339.
    • Toles, M., Anderson, R. A., Massing, M., Naylor, M. D., Jackson, E., Peacock-Hinton, S., & Colón-Emeric, C. (2014). Restarting the Cycle: Incidence and Predictors of First Acute Care Use After Nursing Home Discharge. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61(1), 79-85. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12602. PMCID: 4128392.
    • Thornlow, D. K., Anderson, R. A., & Oddone, E. (2014). ‘Cascade Iatrogenesis:’ Postoperative Respiratory Failure in Hospitalized Older Adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing 7(2), 66-77. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20131126-01
    • Hunt-McKinney, S.R., Corazzini, K., & Anderson, R.A. (2014). Top nurse management staffing collapse and care quality in nursing homes. Journal of Applied Gerontology 33(1), 51-74. doi: 10.1177/0733464812455096. PMCID: PMC4068807
    • Anderson, R. A. (2013). Commentary on “Health Care Organizations as Complex Systems: New Perspectives on Design and Management” by Reuben R. McDaniel, Dean J. Driebe, and Holly Jordan Lanham. Advances in Health Care Management (15), p.27-36.
    • Neglia, E., Anderson, R. A. Brandon, D., Docherty, S., (2013). Communication about Life-Sustaining Therapy: Insights from the Adaptive Leadership Framework. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare 1(2), 417-424.
    • Corazzini, K., Anderson, R.A., Day, L., McConnell, E.S., Mueller, C., McKinney, T.H. (2013). When a situation is “not black or white”: Using adaptive leadership to address complex challenges in nursing home care. The Director (Fall), 34-37.
    • Colón-Emeric, C., McConnell, E., Pinheiro, S., Corazzini, K., Porter, K., Simpson, K., Landerman, L. R., Beales, J., Lipscomb, J., Hancock, K., Anderson, R. A. (2013). CONNECT for Better Fall Prevention in Nursing Homes: Results from a Pilot Intervention Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 61(12), 2150-2159. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12550. PMC3965191
    • Corazzini, K., Anderson, R., McConnell, E., Mueller, C., Day, L., & Porter, K. (2013). Perceptions of Nursing Practice Scale Pilot Study: Directors of Nursing in Nursing Homes. Journal of Nursing Regulation 4(3), 4-10.
    • Anderson, R. A., Plowman, D., Corazzini, K., Hsieh, P-C., Su, H-F., Landerman, L. R., McDaniel, R. R. Participation in Decision Making as a Property of Complex Adaptive Systems: Developing and Testing a Measure. (2013) Nursing Research and Practice 2013, Article ID 706842, 16 pages Open access: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/aip/706842/. PMCID: PMC3857844.
    • Corazzini, K.N., Anderson, R. A., Mueller, C., Thorpe, J.M., McConnell, E.S., Hunt-McKinney, S. (2013). Licensed Practical Nurse Scope of Practice and Quality of Nursing Home Care. Nursing Research 62(5), 315-324.
    • Falk, H., Ekman, I., Anderson, R., Fu, M., Granger, B. (2013). Self-reported symptoms and self-care management in elderly patients with heart failure: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 45(3), 247-255.
    • Adams, J. A., Bailey, D. E., Anderson, R. A., Thygeson, M. (2013). Finding Your Way Through EOL Challenges in the ICU Using Adaptive Leadership Behaviours: A Qualitative Descriptive Case Study. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing 29(6), 329-336. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2013.05.004. PMC3870892.
    • Kitzmiller, R., McDaniel, R., Johnson, C., Lind, E. A., & Anderson, R. A. (2013). Exploring Interpersonal Behavior and Team Sensemaking during Health Information Technology Implementation. Advances in Health Care Management 14, 119-144. This paper received the editors’ award “Outstanding Author Contributions in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.”
    • Ausserhofer, D., Anderson, R. A., Colón-Emeric, C., Schwendimann, R. (2013). First evidence on the validity and reliability of the Safety Organizing Scale-Nursing home version (SOS-NH). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 14(8), 616-622. PMC3735648
    • Day, L. Anderson, R.A., Mueller, C. Hunt-McKinney, S., Porter, K., & Corazzini, K.N. (2013). Data Collection and Assessment in Nursing Homes: Practice, Regulation, and Education. The Director 221(1/2) 29-33. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/maturehealth/director_2013winterspring/index.php?startid=39#/30
    • Hall, R. K., O’Hare, A. M., Anderson, R. A., Colon-Emeric, C. (2013). End-Stage Renal Disease in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 4(4), 242-7.
    • Corazzini, K.N., Mueller, C., Anderson, R. A., Day, L., Hunt-McKinney, S., Porter, K. (2013) Pain Medication Management in Nursing Homes and Nursing Scope of Practice. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 39(4), 40-46.
    • Corazzini, Kirsten, Anderson, R.A., Mueller, C. Hunt-McKinney, S., Porter, K. (2013). Understanding RN and LPNs Patterns of Practice in Nursing Homes. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 4 (1), 14-18.
    • Simpson, K. M., Porter, K., McConnell, E. S., Colón-Emeric, C. Daily, K. A., Stalzer, A. Anderson, R. A. (2013). Tool for evaluating research implementation challenges: A sense-making protocol for addressing implementation challenges in complex research settings. Implementation Science 8, (2).
      http://www.implementationscience.com/content/pdf/1748-5908-8-2.pdf. This paper listed by The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Effective Healthcare Program Scientific Resource Center (SRC) database of articles related to Comparative Effectiveness Research Methodology (July 30, 2013). http://www.citeulike.org/user/SRCMethodsLibrary
    • Adams, J.A., Bailey, D.E., Anderson, R.A. and Galanos, A.N. (2013). Adaptive Leadership: A Novel Approach for Family Decision-Making. Journal of Palliative Medicine 16(3), 326-329. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2011.0406. PMC3870892
    • Siegel, E., Anderson, R. A., Calkin, J., Chu, C. H., Corazzini, K., Dellefield, M. E., Goodman, C. (2012). Practice Development Section: Role of the Nurse in LTC, Paper 2: Supporting and Promoting Personhood in Long Term Care Settings: Contextual Factors. International Journal of Older People Nursing 7, 295–302.
    • Toles, M.P., Colón-Emeric, C., Barroso, J., McConnell, E., Corazzini, K. & Anderson, R.A. (2012). Staff Interaction Strategies that Engage and Support Older Adults during Transitional Care in a Skilled Nursing Facility: a Multiple Case Study. Family and Community Health 35(4), 334-344. PMC3967871.
    • Bailey, D. E. Jr., Docherty, S., Adams, J. A., Carthron, D. L., Corazzini, K., Day, J. R., Neglia, E., Thygeson, M., & Anderson, R. A. (2012). Studying the Clinical Encounter with the Adaptive Leadership Framework. Journal of Healthcare Leadership 4, 83-91. Open access: http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=10795.
    • Hunt, S. R., Probst, J. C., Haddock, K. S., Moran, R., Baker, S. L., Anderson, R. A., & Corazzini, K. (2012). RN Retention Strategies in Nursing Homes: A Two-Factor Perspective. Health Care Management Review, 37(3), 246–256.
    • Anderson, R. A., Corazzini, K., Porter, K., Daily, K., McDaniel, R.& R., Colón-Emeric, C. (2012). CONNECT for Quality: Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Fall Prevention in Nursing Homes. Implementation Science, 7(2), 11. Doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-11. PMC3310735
      Open access: http://www.implementationscience.com/content/7/February/2012.
    • Mueller, C., Anderson, R. A., McConnell, E., Corazzini, K. (2012). Licensed Nurse Responsibilities in Nursing Homes: A Scope of Practice Issue. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 3(1), 1-8.
    • Corazzini, K., Anderson, R. A., Mueller, C, Thorpe, J. M., McConnell, E. (2012). RN Jurisdiction over Nursing Care Systems in Nursing Homes: Latent Class Analysis. Nursing Research, 61(1), 28-38.
    • Adams, J. A., Bailey, D. E., Anderson, R. A., Docherty, S. (2011). Nursing Roles and Strategies in End-of-Life Decision-Making in Acute Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Nursing Research and Practice, vol. 2011, Article ID 527834, 15 pages, 2011. Doi:10.1155/2011/527834. Open access: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2011/527834/.
    • Day, J. & Anderson, R. A. (2011). Compassion Fatigue: An Application of the Concept to Informal Caregivers of Family Members with Dementia. . Nursing Research and Practice. Vol. 2011, Article ID 408024, 10 pages, 2011. Doi:10.1155/2011/408024. Open access: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2011/408024/.
    • Toles, M.P. & Anderson, R.A. (2011) State of the science: Relationship-Oriented Management Practices in Nursing Homes. Nursing Outlook 59(4), 221-227.
    • Castle, N. N., & Anderson, R. A., (2011). Caregiver Staffing in Nursing Homes and Their Influence on Quality of Care: Using Dynamic Panel Estimation Methods. Medical Care 49(6), 545-552.
    • Corazzini, K., Anderson, R. A., Mueller, C., McConnell, E. S., Landerman, L. R., Thorpe, J. M. & Short, N. M. Regulation of LPN Scope of Practice in Long-term Care and Quality of Care. (2011). Journal of Nursing Regulation 2(2), 30-36.
    • Kitzmiller, R. R., Anderson, R. A., McDaniel, R. R. (2010). Making sense of health information technology implementation: A qualitative study protocol. Implementation Science 5, 95. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/5/1/95
    • Colón-Emeric, C., Plowman, D., Bailey, D., Corazzini, C., Utley-Smith, Q., Ammarell, N., Toles, M., & Anderson, R. A. (2010). Regulation and Mindful Resident Care in Nursing Homes. Qualitative Health Review 20(9), 1283–1294.
    • Corazzini, K., Anderson, R., Rapp, C., Mueller, C., McConnell, E., Lekan, D., (May 31, 2010) Delegation in Long-Term Care: Scope of Practice or Job Description? OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(2), Manuscript 4.
    • Corazzini, K.N., McConnell, E.S., Anderson, R.A., Reed, D., Champagne, M.T., Lekan, D., Preisser, J., Bailey, D., & Zimmerman, S. (2010). The importance of organizational climate to training needs and outcomes in long-term care. Alzheimer’s Care Today, 11(2), 109-121.
    • Jordan, M. E., Latham, H. J., & Anderson, R. A. and McDaniel, R. R. (2010). Implications of complex adaptive systems theory for interpreting research about health care organizations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (International Journal of Public Health Policy and Health Services Research) 16(1), 228-231. PMC3667707
    • Thornlow, D. K., Anderson, R., & Oddone, E. (2009). Cascade iatrogenesis: Factors leading to the development of adverse events in hospitalized older adults. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(11), 1528-1535.
    • Utley-Smith, Q., Bailey, D., Corazzini, K., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Piven, M. L., Anderson, R. A. (2009). The Nature of Staff-Family Relationships in Nursing Homes: Staff Perceptions. Journal of Aging Studies 23(3), 168-177.
    • McDaniel, R. R., Latham, H. J., & Anderson, R. A. (2009). Implications of Complex Adaptive Systems Theory for the Design of Research on Health Care Organizations. Health Care Management Review 34(3). 191-199. PMC3667498.
    • Corazzini, K.N. Rapp, C.G. McConnell, E.S. Anderson, R.A. (2009). Use of a hand-held computer observational tool to improve communication for care planning and psychosocial well-being. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development 25(1), E1-7.
    • Piven, M. L., Anderson, R. A., Colon-Emeric, C., Sandelowski, M. (2008). Certified Nursing Assistants’ Explanatory Models of Nursing Home Resident Depression. Western Journal of Nursing Research 30(6), 653-672. PMC2562910.
    • Paparone, C. R., Anderson, R. A., & McDaniel, R. R. (2008). Where military professionalism meets complexity science. Armed Forces & Society 34(3), 433-449.
    • Colon-Emeric, C., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Utley-Smith, Q., Ammarell, N., Bailey, D., Corazzini, K. N., Piven, M. L. & Anderson, R. A. (2007). Barriers to and Facilitators of Clinical Practice Guideline Use in Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) 55(9), 1404-1409.
    • Castle, N. G., Engberg, J., Anderson, R. A., & Men, A. (2007). Job satisfaction of nurse aides in nursing homes: Intent-to-leave and turnover. Gerontologist 47(2), 193-204.
    • Castle, N. G., Engberg, J., & Anderson, R. A. (2007). Job satisfaction of nursing home administrators and turnover. Medical Care Research and Review 64(2), 191-211.
    • Piven, M. L., Ammarell, N., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Utley-Smith, Q., Corazzini, K. N., Colon-Emeric, C., Bailey, D., & Anderson R. A. (2007). Paying attention: A leap toward quality care. The Director 15(1), 58-60, 62-63.
    • Colon-Emeric, C., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Utley-Smith, Q., Ammarell, N., Bailey, D., Piven, M. L. Corazzini, K. N., & Anderson, R. A. (2006). Connection, Regulation, and Care Plan Innovation: A Case Study of Four Nursing Homes. Health Care Management Review 31(4), 337-346.
    • Utley-Smith, Q., Bailey, D., C., Ammarell, N., Corazzini, K. N., Colón-Emeric, Lekan-Rutledge, D., Piven, M. L., & Anderson, R. A. (2006). Exit Interview-Consultation for Research Validation and Dissemination. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28(8), 955-973.
    • Piven, M. L., Bailey, D., Ammarell, N., Colón-Emeric, C., Corazzini, K. N., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Utley-Smith, Q. & Anderson, R. A. (2006). MDS Coordinator Relationships and Nursing Home Care Processes. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28(3), 294-309.
    • Corazzini, K. N., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Utley-Smith, Q., Piven, M. L., Colón-Emeric, Cathleen, Bailey, D., Ammarell, N., & Anderson, R. A. (2006). The Golden Rule: Only a Starting Point for Quality Care. The Director 14(1), 255, 257-259, 293.
    • Colón-Emeric, C., Ammarell, N., Bailey, D., Corazzini, K. N., Lillie, M., Piven, M. L., Utley-Smith, Q. & Anderson, R. A. (2006). Patterns of Medical and Nursing Staff Communication in Nursing Homes: Implications and Insights from Complexity Science. Qualitative Health Research 16(2), 173-188.
    • Anderson, R. A., Ammarell, N., Bailey, D., Colón-Emeric, C., Corazzini, K. N., Lillie, M., Piven, M. L., Utley-Smith, Q. & McDaniel, R. R. (2005). Nurse assistant mental models, sensing making, care actions and consequences for nursing home residents. Qualitative Health Research 15(8), 1006-1021. PMC2211272
    • Anderson, R. A., Crabtree, B. F., Steele, D. J., & McDaniel, R. R. (2005). Case study research: The view from complexity science. Qualitative Health Research 15(5), 669-685. PMC1822534.
    • Anderson, R. A., Ammarell, N., Bailey, D., Colón-Emeric, C., Corazzini, K. N., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Piven, M. L., & Utley-Smith, Q. (2005). The Power of Relationship for High Quality Long Term Care. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 20(2) 103-106. PMC1993898
    • Corazzini, K., McConnell, E. S., Rapp, C. G., & Anderson, R. A. (2004). A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Decision making Processes of Nursing Assistants in Providing Dementia Care. Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly 5(3), 197-206.
    • Anderson, R. A., Corazzini, K.N., & McDaniel, R. R. (2004). Complexity science and the dynamics of climate and communication: Reducing nursing home turnover. The Gerontologist 44(3), 378-388. PMC2271037
    • McConnell, E. S., Lekan-Rutledge, D., Nevidjon, B. & Anderson, R. A. (2004). Complexity theory: A long term care specialty practice exemplar for the education of advanced practice nurses. Journal of Nursing Education 43(2), 84-88.
    • Issel, L. M., Anderson, R. A., & Kane, D. J. (2003). Administrative characteristics of comprehensive prenatal case management programs. Public Health Nursing 20(5), 349-360.
    • Anderson, R. A., Allred, C. A., & Sloan, F. A. (2003). Effect of hospital conversion on organizational decision making and service coordination. Health Care Management Review 28(2), 62-75.
    • Anderson, R. A., Issel, L. M., & McDaniel, R. R. (2003). Nursing homes as complex adaptive systems: Relationship between management practice and resident outcomes. Nursing Research 52(1), 12-21. PMCID: PMC1993902
    • Issel, L. M. & Anderson, R. A. (2001). Intensity of case managers’ participation in organizational decision making. Research in Nursing and Health 24(5), 361-372.
    • Corcoran, D. K. & Anderson, R. A. (2001). Smart cards: Nurses at the forefront of radical advances in health care. Policy, Politics, and Practice 2(1), 40-47.
    • Anderson, R. A., & McDaniel, R. R. (2000). Managing healthcare organizations: Where professionalism meets complexity science. Health Care Management Review 25(1), 83-92.
    • Issel, M. I. & Anderson, R. A. (1999). Avoidable costs of comprehensive case management. Health Care Management Review 24(3), 64-72.
    • Anderson, R. A., Su, H. F., Hsieh, P. C., Allred, C. A., Owensby, S., & Joiner-Rogers, G. L. (1999). Casemix adjustment in nursing systems research: The case of resident outcomes in nursing homes. Research in Nursing & Health 22(4), 271-283.
    • Anderson, R. A., & McDaniel, R. R. (1999). RN participation in organizational decision making and improvements in resident outcomes. Health Care Management Review 24(1), 7-16.
    • Anderson, R. A., Hsieh, P. C., & Su, H. F. (1998). Resource allocation and resident outcomes in nursing homes: Comparisons between the best and the worst. Research in Nursing & Health 21(4), 297-313. PMC1993888
    • Anderson, R. A., & McDaniel, R. R. (1998). Intensity of Registered Nurse participation in nursing home decision making. The Gerontologist 38(1), 90-100.
    • Anderson, R. A., Issel, M. I., & McDaniel, R. R. (1997). Nursing staff turnover in nursing homes: A new look. Public Administration Quarterly 21(1), 69-95.
    • Torkelson, D., Anderson, R. A., & McDaniel, R. R. (1996). Interventions in response to chemically dependent nurses: Effect of context and interpretation. Research in Nursing & Health 19(2), 153-162.
    • Issel, L. M. & Anderson, R. A. (1996). Take charge: Managing six transformations in health care delivery. Nursing Economics 14(2), 78-85.
    • Hughes, L. C., & Anderson, R. A. (1994). Issues regarding aggregation of data in nursing systems research. Journal of Nursing Measurement 2(1), 79-101.
    • Anderson, R. A. (1992). Nursing administration education. Annual Review of Nursing Research 10, 165-181.
    • Anderson, R. A., Dobal, M. T. & Blessing, B. B. (1992). Theory-based approach to computer skill development in nursing administration. Computers in Nursing 10(4), 152-157.
    • Anderson, R. A., & McDaniel, R. R. (1992). The implication of environmental turbulence for nursing unit-design in effective nursing homes. Nursing Economics 10(2), 117-125.
    • Anderson, R. A., & Thomas, J. B. (1991). The thinking hospital. Health Progress 72(7), 16-17, 21.
    • Thomas, J. B., McDaniel, R. R., & Anderson, R. A. (1991). Hospitals as interpretation systems, Health Services Research 25(6): 859-880.
    • Anderson, R. A. (1990). Riding out the storm of environmental turbulence. Health Progress 71(5): 22-24.
    • McDaniel, R. R. & Anderson, R. A. (1989). Demystifying the boardroom: Tips for timid trustees. Health Progress 70(9):32-36.
    • Scalzi, C. C. & Anderson, R. A. (1989). Dual degree: Future preparation for nurse executives? Journal of Nursing Administration 19(6): 25-29.
    • Anderson, R. A. & Scalzi, C. C. (1989). A theory development role for nurse administrators. Journal of Nursing Administration 19(5): 23-29.
    • Rea, R. E., Anderson, R. A., & Scalzi, C. C. (1988). Collaborative learning method: Enhancing excellence in nursing administration doctoral programs. Nursing Administration Quarterly 12(4), 63-68.
    • Anderson, R. A. (1985). Products and product-line management in nursing. Nursing Administration Quarterly 10(1), 65-72.

Non-refereed publications

      • Colon-Emeric, C. & Anderson, R. A. 2014. The Leadership We Need in PA/LTC. Caring for the Ages 15(12), 18. http://www.caringfortheages.com/fileadmin/images/cfa/issue_pdfs/2014_pdfs/CARAGE_Dec_2014.pdf
      • Corazzini, K. & Anderson, R.A. 2014. Adaptive Leadership and Person-Centered Care: A new way to problem solve. North Carolina Medical Journal 75(5), 352-354.
      • Anderson, R. A., McConnell, E. S., Gilliss, C. (2008). Tribute: Elizabeth C. Clipp, PhD, RN, FAAN. Journal of Gerontological Nursing 34(3), 7-9.

Chapters in books

    • Anderson, R. A. & McDaniel, R.R. (2008). Taking Complexity Science Seriously: New Research, New Methods (pp. 73-95). In Lindberg, C., Nash, S., & Lindberg, C. (Eds.), Complexity Science and Nursing. Allentown, NJ: Plexus Institute.
    • Anderson, R. A., Henry, B., McDaniel, C., Redman, R., Issel, M., Tumulty, G., & Crouch-Ruiz, E. (1992). Future practice and inquiry for nursing administration. In B. Henry (Ed.), Practice and inquiry for nursing administration (pp. 113-134). Kansas City: American Academy of Nursing. . (Refereed)
    • Anderson, R. A. & Ashmos, D. P. (1992). Nurses’ participation in strategic decision making. In B. Henry (Ed.), Practice and inquiry for nursing administration (pp. 72-75). Kansas City: American Academy of Nursing. . (Refereed)
    • Scalzi, C. C., & Anderson, R. A. (1989). Conceptual model for theory development in nursing administration. In B. Henry, C. Arndt, M. DiVincenti, & A. Marriner-Tomey (Eds.), Dimensions of nursing administration: Theory, research, education, and practice. Cambridge: Blackwell Scientific Publications, pp. 137-141. (Refereed)

Non-authored publications (contributions noted in author’s acknowledgements, media)

  • Kelley, T. F., Brandon, D. H., & Docherty, S. L. (2011). Electronic Nursing Documentation as a Strategy to Improve Quality of Patient Care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(2):154-62.
  • Singhal, Arvind (2007). Interview. “Which Nursing Home Would You Put Your Mother In?” A Conversation with Complexity Scholars Reuben McDaniel, Jr. and Ruth Anderson. The Plexus Institute, http://www.plexusinstitute.org/.
  • Buscell, Prucia (2004). (Interview with Anderson). Nursing Complexity. Emerging (Nov/Dec 2004), 16-19. The Plexus Institute.
  • Stable Leadership Stems Tide of Nursing Turnover. Duke University School of Nursing article with Dr. Ruth Anderson. The Kinston Free Press – August 14, 2004
    http://www.kinston.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/GlobalTemplates/Details.cfm&StoryID=21751&Section=Society
  • Video News Release. WSOC-ABC CHARLOTTE, NC AUG 3 2004 12:00 PM ET
    Eyewitness News.
  • Video News Release. WSOC-ABC CHARLOTTE, NC. AUG 3 2004 6:00 am ET Eyewitness News at 6.
  • Video News Release. Study: Nursing Turnover Rates Can Lead to Substandard Nursing Home Care. Duke University School of Nursing article with Dr. Ruth Anderson. WRAL (Raleigh/Durham, NC) – August 3, 2004 http://www.wral.com/health/3611069/detail.html
    WRAL-CBS Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC Aug 3 2004 5:00PM ET First News.
  • Video News Release. . WSB-ABC Atlanta, GA Run Time: 2:05 Aug 2 2004 5:00PM ET Action News at Five.
  • Video News Release. WTVD-ABC Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC Aug 2 2004 5:30pm ET Eyewitness News
  • Video News Release. A New Duke Study Examines Nursing Home Caretaker Turnover. Duke University Medical Center article with Dr. Ruth Anderson. WTVD Channel 11(Raleigh/Durham, NC) – August 2, 2004 http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/health/080204_NH_nursing_home_study.html
  • McConnell, E. S., Branch, L. G., Sloane, R. J., & Pieper, C. J. (2003). Natural history of change in physical function among long-stay nursing home residents. Nursing Research 52(2), 119-126.
  • Crabtree, B. F., Miller, W. L., & Stange, K. C. (2001). Understanding practice from the ground up. The Journal of Family Practice, 50(10), 881-887.
  • Ashmos, D. P., Duchon, D, & McDaniel, R. R.. (1998). Participation in decision making: The role of organizational predisposition and issue interpretation. Decision Sciences 29(1), 25-51.
  • McDaniel, R. R. Jr. (1997). Strategic leadership: A view from quantum and chaos theory. Health Care Management Review, 22(1), 21-37.

 

Published scientific reviews (for mass distribution)

  • Anderson, R. (1991). Abstract review of: Wetzel, K., Soloshy, D., & Gallagher, D. The work attitudes of full time and part time registered nurses. Health Care Management Review, 1990; 15(3): 79 83. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 6(2): 12).
  • Anderson, R. (1991). Abstract review of: McLaughlin, D., & Kaluzny, A. Total quality management in health: Making it work. Health Care Management Review, 1990; 15(3): 7 14. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 6(2): 15).
  • Anderson, R. (1991). Abstract review of Kohler, D., Bellenger, D., & Whyte, G. The role of birthing centers in hospital marketing. Health Care Management Review, 1990; 15(3): 71 77. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 6(2)
  • Anderson, R. A. (1990). Abstract review of MacStravic, R. Warfare or partnership: Which way for health care? Health Care Management Review, 15(1): 37 45. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 5(5): 1).
  • Anderson, R. (1990). Abstract review of: MacStravic, R. Use marketing to reduce malpractice costs in health care. Health Care Management Review, 1989; 14(4):51 56. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 5(3):2).
  • Anderson, R. (1990). Abstract review of: Muller, A., & Bledsoe, P. Physicians’ ranking of hospital attributes: A comparison by use group. Health Care Management Review, 1989; 14(3): 77 84. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 5(1):10).
  • Anderson, R. (1990). Abstract review of: Fox, W. L. Vertical integration strategies: More promising than diversification. Health Care Management Review, 1989; 14(3):45 56. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 5(1): 17).
  • Anderson, R. (1989). Abstract review of: Paradis, L. F., Lambert, J. L., Bowling Spohn, B., & Pfeifle, W. G. An assessment of health care supervisory training needs. Health Care Management Review, 1989;14(2):13 24. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 4(6):5).
  • Anderson, R. (1989). Abstract review of: Boscarino, J. A. Hospital wellness centers: Strategic implementation, marketing, and management. Health Care Management Review, 1989;14(2):25 29. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 4(6):13).
  • Anderson, R. (1989). Abstract review of: MacStravic, R. S. Outcome marketing in health care. Health Care Management Review, 1988; 13(2): 53 59. (In Nursing Scan in Administration, 4(4):2).

 

Research Grants

      • Project Number: 1 R15 NR016088-01
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period:09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017
        MPIs: Corazzini/Vogelsmeier
        Source: NIH/NINR
        Annual Direct Costs: $150,000
        Title of Project: PRACTICE to Improve Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
        Purpose. The purpose of this study is to estimate effects of an intervention to improve assessment and care planning in nursing homes on avoidable hospitalizations of residents, and the nursing management of three, common conditions related to avoidable hospitalizations, including congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, and aspiration pneumonitis.
      • Project Number: N/A
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period: 06/01/2015 – 12/31/2018
        PI: Estabrooks, C.A.; Wagg, A. Co-PI
        Source: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Open Operating Grant
        Annual Direct Costs: $756,827 (total)
        Title of Project: Improving Nursing Home Care through Feedback On PerfoRMance Data (INFORM)
        Purpose. To systematically evaluate a tailored intervention targeting the leaders of clinical microsystems (care units) in nursing home settings. The intervention is designed to feedback performance data for improvement.

ACTIVE

      • Project Number: N/A
        Status on Grant: Investigator
        Proposed Project Period: 4/1/15-3/31/16
        MPI: Plassman
        Source: Psychiatry Research Incentive Development (PRIDe) Program Pilot
        Annual Direct Costs: $14,587
        Title of Project: Pilot Study to develop a caregiver-assisted oral health intervention for individuals with memory problems
        Purpose The purpose of this study is to pilot an intervention designed to prepare care partners of individuals with mild dementia to adapt oral care strategies and to lead the partner with dementia in addressing challenges arising from mild dementia that interfere with accomplishing good oral hygiene. This grant funds personal hours and equipment not covered in the ORA small grant below.
      • Project Number: N/A
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period: 03/01/15 – 02/28/16
        MPIs: Corazzini/Lepore
        Source: Duke-RTI FLARE Seed Fund™.
        Annual Direct Costs: $100,000
        Title of Project: Adaptive Leadership for Person-Directed Care in Nursing Homes
        Purpose: This new alliance between Duke and RTI launches an innovative program of research with the aim of a project to develop a theoretical and an operational framework for person-directed assessment and care planning, which will be amenable to intervention development for future studies.
      • Project Number: N/A
        Status on Grant: MPI
        Proposed Project Period: 1/1/15-12/31/15
        MPI: Ruth Anderson (Wu and Plassman)
        Source: Duke University School of Nursing Annual Direct Costs: $10,000
        Title of Project: Dementia Care Partners as Adaptive Leaders for Improving Oral Health: Intervention Development
        Purpose The purpose of this study is to pilot an intervention designed to prepare care partners of individuals with mild dementia to adapt oral care strategies and to lead the partner with dementia in addressing challenges arising from mild dementia that interfere with accomplishing good oral hygiene.
      • Project Number: N/A
        Status on Grant: MPI
        Proposed Project Period: 1/1/15-12/31/15
        MPI: Bei Wu (Plassman and Anderson)
        Source: Duke University School of Nursing Annual Direct Costs: $10,000
        Title of Project: Development of an Intervention to Improve Oral Health for Individuals with Mild Dementia
        Purpose The purpose of this study is to pilot an intervention designed to prepare care partners of individuals with mild dementia to adapt oral care strategies and to lead the partner with dementia in addressing challenges arising from mild dementia that interfere with accomplishing good oral hygiene.
      • Project Number: 1 R34 DE023881-01
        Status on Grant: Co-I.
        Proposed Project Period: 8/1/14-7/31/15
        PIs: Wu and Plassman
        Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
        Annual Direct Costs: $242,000
        Title of Project: Developing an Oral Health Intervention for Individuals with Mild Dementia
        Purpose: The goal of this project is to plan for a randomized clinical trial to improve oral health in individuals with mild dementia through implementation of a care-giver assisted behavioral intervention. The proposed future clinical trial will use an Adaptive Leadership Framework and Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM) model as the basis for the intervention.
      • Project Number: RPG 14-002
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period:
        07/01/14 – 06/30/15
        PI: Corazzini
        Source: National Harford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
        Annual Direct Costs: $10,000
        Title of Project: Practical nurse Registered nurse and Aide, Collaborative Team in CarE (PRACTICE) Intervention Planning Grant
        Purpose: To develop the team infrastructure and intervention materials of the PRACTICE intervention to reduce avoidable nursing home resident hospitalizations by targeting how assessment and care planning, delegation and supervision occur in nursing homes.
      • Project Number: 3R01NR003178-11S1
        Status on Grant: MPI
        Proposed Project Period: 09/26/13-06/30/15
        MPI: Ruth Anderson (with Colón-Emeric)
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $47,663
        Title of Project: Supplement to Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes
        Purpose: This grant supports the research development of Michael Cary, RN, PhD who will examine trajectories of function and falls in short stay-residents in nursing homes, thus contributing to the work of the parent grant.
      • Project Number: 1P30NR014139-01
        Status on Grant: MPI
        Proposed Project Period: 09/26/12-06/30/17
        MPI: Ruth Anderson (with Sharron Docherty)
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $312,000 ($2,313,409 total)
        Title of Project: Center for Adaptive Leadership in Symptom Science
        Purpose: The Center of Excellence (P30), “Adaptive Leadership for Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science (ADAPT) at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), will promote biobehavioral research to advance symptom science using a new lens—the Adaptive Leadership (AL) framework—to conceptualize and study cognitive/affective symptoms, and/or intervene in ways that promote patients’ and their family caregivers’ adaptive abilities.
      • Project Number: 1R21NR013461 - 01
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period: 04/01/12 to 03/31/14; NCE
        PI: Donald E. Bailey
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $150,000
        Title of Project: Patient self-management and gene guided therapy for CHC
        Purpose: This 2 year exploratory mixed-methods longitudinal case study will describe the patients’ and providers’ explanations of how and why they engage in technical work, adaptive work, and/or adaptive leadership and how these strategies promote or pose barriers to patients’ self-management of chronic hepatitis C in the context of new genetic marker and treatments.
      • Project Number: R01NR003178
        Status on Grant: MPI
        Proposed Project Period: 08/05/11-06/30/16
        MPI: Ruth Anderson (with Colón-Emeric)
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $526,341 ($3,482,926 total)
        Title of Project: Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes
        Purpose: This research will test the benefit of a new staff interaction intervention (CONNECT) over and above a falls quality improvement intervention in reducing patient fall rates in nursing homes.

PAST (recent, selected)

      • Project Number: NCSBN-R500073
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period: 12/01/12 – 11/31/14
        PI: Corazzini
        Source: National Council for State Boards of Nursing
        Annual Direct Costs: $125,000
        Title of Project: Regulating Licensed Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes: Enacted RN and LPN scope of practice and care outcomes
        Purpose: to identify the set of behaviors and strategies that RN Directors of Nursing (DONs) in nursing homes and their licensed nursing staff can use to enact their full scope of practice to improve quality of care, accounting for between state differences in Nurse Practice Acts (NPAs).
      • Project Number: NCSBN P19004
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Approved Project Period: 10/01/10-9/31/12
        PI: Corazzini
        Source: National Council for State Boards of Nursing
        Annual Direct Costs: $125,000
        Title of Project: Regulating Licensed Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes: How RN and LPN scopes of practice are enacted
        Project Goals: To: 1) describe practice patterns that RNs and LPNs used to implement their scope of practice in relation to five core practice components, including assessment, care planning, delegation, evaluation, and supervision; 2) compare these practice patterns between two states which have different regulations concerning the core practice components; and 3) develop a facility-level tool to measure these licensed nursing practice patterns.
      • Project Number: R56NR003178 – 09SI
        Status on Grant: PI
        Proposed Project Period: 05/13/10-08/31/10, NCE 01/28/11
        PI: Ruth Anderson (with Colón-Emeric)
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $16,924
        Title of Project: Supplement to Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes
        Project aims. To fund four, 2nd-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to enhance or accelerate achievement of parent study aims by assisting in collecting follow-up measures, assessing reliability and validity; assisting in administering the FALLS intervention, and assisting in describing baseline differences in the staff interaction measures between nursing homes across study arms.
      • Project Number: 1R01HS017532-01A1
        Status on Grant: PI-Subcontract
        Proposed Project Period: 04/01/10 – 01/31/12
        PI: Nicholas Castle
        Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
        Annual Direct Costs: $15,675
        Title of Project: Agency Staffing and Nursing Home Quality
        Project aims are to: (1) examine association between use of agency staff and quality indicators in nursing homes; (2) determine at what points use of agency staff are most negatively associated with quality indicators; (3) determine whether effect of use of agency staff on quality varies across different categories of caregivers (i.e., RNs, LPNs, and NAs); and (4) examine whether the association between agency use and quality is influenced by the interaction with other staffing factors such as caregiver staffing levels.
      • Project Number: R56NR003178
        Status on Grant: PI
        Proposed Project Period: 09/01/09-08/31/10, NCE -7/31/11
        PI: Ruth Anderson (with Colón-Emeric)
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $445,000
        Title of Project: Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes
        This research will test the benefit of a new staff interaction intervention (CONNECT) over and above a falls quality improvement intervention in reducing patient fall rates in nursing homes.
      • Project Number: EDU 08-417
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period: 8/1/09 – 07/31/12
        PI: Cathleen Colon-Emeric/
        Source: VA Health Services Research and Development
        Annual Direct Costs: $300,000
        Title of Project: CONNECT for Better Falls Prevention in VA Community Living Centers.
        Longitudinal, randomized, controlled trial to compare the uptake of fall risk factor reduction practices and patient falls in nursing homes, under two approaches to education: (1) FALLS, which is delivered using content-focused approaches to education (standard quality improvement) and (2) FALLS as described above, plus CONNECT, which is delivered using learner-centered approaches and is intended to increase information exchange among staff, increase direct care nursing providers’ participation in decision-making, and increase cognitive diversity when implementing evidence-based care practices.
      • Project Number: NCSBN P19004
        Status on Grant: Co-I
        Proposed Project Period: 7/01/08-6/30/10, NCE 09/30/10
        PI: Corazzini
        Source: National Council for State Boards of Nursing
        Annual Direct Costs: $125,000
        Title of Project: Regulating Licensed Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes: Enacted RN and LPN scope of practice and care outcomes
        Purpose: To measure the relationships between State Nurse Practice Acts codification of RN delegation and LPN practice, and facility-level outcomes of care.
      • Project Number: NA
        Status on Grant:
        PI Proposed Project Period: 4/01/08 – 4/30/09
        PI: Ruth Anderson
        Source: DUSON Small Grant
        Annual Direct Costs: $10,000
        Title of Project: Manualizing an intervention to improve quality of care in nursing homes
        Project aims: This project goal is to develop and test the CONNECT intervention manual.
      • Project Number: R01 HS16808
        Status on Grant: PI-Subcontract
        Proposed Project Period: 04/01/07 – 03/31/09
        PI: Nicholas Castle
        Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs:
        Subcontract $15,885
        Title of Project: Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
        Project aims: to examine the associations between staffing levels, turnover, stability, and use of agency staff and quality, not only for licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs), but also for nurse aides (NAs).
      • Project Number: R01 AG027896
        Status on Grant: PI-Subcontract
        Project Period: 07/01/06 to 04/30/07
        PI: Nicholas Castle
        Source: National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: Subcontract $15,000
        Title of Project: The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
        Project aims: To examine whether turnover of RNs, LPNs, and NAs influence quality of care.
      • Project Number: None assigned
        Status on Grant Co-PI
        Approved Project Period: 7/1/06-6/30/07
        PI: Corazzini
        Source: University of Iowa GNIRC/Hartford Center Annual Direct Costs: $10,000
        Title of Project: Translating Nursing Systems Science into Practice in LTC: The PALS Intervention
        Project Goal: To develop a culturally relevant, feasible and acceptable methodology for translating systems-level empirical findings into practice which will serve as the basis for an intervention amenable to testing in a randomized-controlled trial design
      • Project Number: 2P20NR07795-04
        Status on Grant: Director, Pilot/Feasibility Studies Core
        Proposed Project Period: 9/15/04 to 6/07
        PI: Elizabeth Clipp
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
        National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $199,742 ($924,000)
        Title of Project: Trajectories of Aging and Care in Nursing Science
        Project goals: Establish the Trajectories of Aging and Care (TRAC) Center to enhance the capacity for nurse investigators to examine patterns of health, illness, and care among the elderly over time and across diverse settings, including home and institution.
        Sub-project Title: TRAC Center Pilot/Feasibility Studies Core
        Sub-project goals: To encourage and support research in gerontological nursing, facilitate effective use of funds for expanding our knowledge of trajectories of aging and care.
      • Project Number: K23AG24787-01
        Status on Grant: Co-Mentor
        Proposed Project Period: 7/1/04-6/30/09
        PI: Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, MD, MHSc
        Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging
        Annual Direct Costs: $143,998 ($775,409)
        Title of Project: Evidence-Based Medicine in Skilled Nursing Facilities
        Project goals: The purpose of this project is to explore the impact of systems and provider factors on clinical practice guideline implementation in the SNF.
      • Project Number: K23AG24787-01
        Status on Grant: Co-Mentor
        Proposed Project Period: 7/1/04-6/30/09
        PI: Cathleen S. Colón-Emeric, MD, MHSc
        Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging
        Annual Direct Costs: $143,998 ($775,409)
        Title of Project: Evidence-Based Medicine in Skilled Nursing Facilities
        Project goals: The purpose of this project is to explore the impact of systems and provider factors on clinical practice guideline implementation in the SNF. Specific aims are to, 1) describe the impact of systems factors (relationship patterns, management practices, and information flow) and provider factors (knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs) on the use of two different clinical practice guidelines in selected SNFs; 2) compare the barriers and facilitators to guideline use between higher and lower-quality SNFs; and 3) develop a model of systems and provider factors that foster clinical practice guideline use.
      • Project Number: 3 R01 NR03178-05S1
        Status on Grant: PI
        Proposed Project Period: 7/15/03 to 03/31/07
        PI: Ruth Anderson
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
        National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $64,500 ($360,000)
        Title of Project: Minority Supplement: Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes
        Project goals: This grant will support Dr. Utley-Smith who will support the existing grant, particularly in areas of data analysis and interpretation. The existing grant, in turn, will provide her with opportunities to advance her own research skills and enhance her potential to develop a significant, independent research program.
      • Project Number: 2 RO1 NR03178-04A2
        Status on Grant: PI
        Proposed Project Period: 05/01/02 to 01/31/08
        PI: Ruth Anderson
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
        National Institutes of Health Annual Direct Costs: $310,244 ($1,694,354)
        Title of Project: Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes
        Project goals: To describe and explain how relationship patterns and nursing management practices lead to behaviors that result in high quality or poor quality outcomes in nursing homes. Specific aims are to: 1) describe relationship patterns; 2) explore staff’s and managers’ understanding of relationship patterns and nursing management practices in use; 3) compare relationship patterns and nursing management practices between homes with high-quality and poor-quality resident outcomes; and 4) develop a model of the relationship patterns and nursing management practices that foster better outcomes.
      • Project Number: 1P20NR07795-01
        Status on Grant: Co-PI
        Proposed Project Period: 9/15/01 to 9/14/02
        PI: Kirsten Corazzini-Gomez
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
        National Institutes of Health Annual Direct Costs:
        Captured in P20 grant
        Title: Facility level influences on trajectories of physical function in long-stay nursing home residents
        Project goals: 1) to examine stability of organizational attributes of management structure, staffing, unit specialization and risk-adjusted quality indicators of care processes (as developed by Zimmerman et al 1995) across a 2-year time period; and 2) to identify subgroups of nursing home residents by disability risk factors of pathology, impairments, and limitations, that experience more rapid decline in ADL performance as a result of facility structure and care processes using multilevel modeling.
      • Project Number: 1P20NR07795-01
        Status on Grant: Director, Pilot/Feasibility Studies Core
        Proposed Project Period: 9/15/01 to 9/14/04
        PI: Elizabeth Clipp
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
        National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $150,000 ($692,766)
        Title of Project: Trajectories of Aging and Care in Nursing Science
        Project goals: Establish the Trajectories of Aging and Care (TRAC) Center to enhance the capacity for nurse investigators to examine patterns of health, illness, and care among the elderly over time.
        Sub-project Title: TRAC Center Pilot/Feasibility Studies Core
        Sub-project goals: To encourage and support research in gerontological nursing, facilitate effective use of funds for expanding our knowledge of trajectories of aging and care.
      • Project Number:
        Status on Grant: Co-PI
        Approved Project Period: 12/01/98 to 11/30/00, NCE to 11/01
        PI: Frank Sloan
        Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
        Annual Direct Costs: $135,000 ($349,998)
        Title of Project: Hospital Ownership Conversion
        Project goals: To study why hospitals choose to convert and why they change ownership and how conversion affects hospitals’ internal decision making processes.
      • Project Number: MDA-905-98-Z-0032
        Status on Grant: Co-PI 11/98 – 11/00 PI 12/00 – 8/31/02
        Approved Project Period: 7/01/98 to 6/30/01
        No cost extension to 8/31/02
        PI: Anderson (assumed from Allred 12/00)
        Source: TriService Nursing Research Program
        Annual Direct Costs: $100,608 ($442,805)
        Title of Project: A Randomized Trial of RN Coordinated Prevention Services
        Project Goal: The goals are to: 1) Determine if a Primary Care Nurse Liaison model of health promotion/disease prevention coordination increases quality outcomes significantly over usual care for active duty soldiers and 2) Determine the risk factor and chronic disease profile of active duty soldiers.
      • Project Number: RO1 NR03178
        Status on Grant: PI
        Approved Project Period: 09/01/94 to 06/30/97, NCE to 06/98
        PI: Ruth Anderson
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research
        National Institutes of Health
        Annual Direct Costs: $160,000 ($748,298)
        Title of Project: Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes
        Project goals: To explore relationships between nursing management practices and contextual factors and examine independent and joint influences on patient, staff, and financial outcomes in nursing homes.

Other Past Research Grants:

      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Case-Study on Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes.” The University of Texas at Austin, Faculty Development Program, Faculty Research Assignment, 9/1/96-5/31/97, $25,852.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Patient and Provider Perspectives on Outcomes in Home Health Care.” Biomedical Research Support Grant (BRSG), The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, 3/10/93-8/31/94, $1,890.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Creation of a Database for Evaluating Nursing Home Outcomes.” Biomedical Research Support Grant (BRSG), The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, 1/15/93-8/31/94, $3,037.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Influence of Contextual Factors and Decision Making on Nursing Home Performance Outcomes.” Summer Research Award, Funded by the University Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 6/1/91-8/31/91, $9,972.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Impact of External Environments on Urban Nursing Homes in Texas.” Funded by the Policy Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 7/16/90-8/2/90, $3,304.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Establishing the Validity and Reliability of the Nursing Participation in Decision Making Instrument and the Environment Turbulence Scale.” Support for data entry. Funded by the University Research Institute, The University of Texas at Texas, July-August, 1990, $720.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Establishing the Validity and Reliability of the Nursing Participation in Decision Making Instrument.” Funded by the American Nurses’ Foundation, 10/89-9/90, $2,166.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Establishing the Validity and Reliability of the Nursing Participation in Decision Making Instrument and the Environmental Turbulence Scale.” Funded by BRSG, School of Nursing, University Research Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 7/89-3/90, $1,488.
      • Anderson, R. Principal Investigator. “Preliminary work in a study of decision making in nursing homes.” University Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, January 1989, $300.

Training Grants:

ACTIVE

      • Project Number: N/A
        Status on Grant Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 5/-01/15-07/31/15
        PI: Yuting Song
        Source: Duke Global Health Institute
        Annual Direct Costs: $ 5,000
        Title: Resident Challenges with Daily Life in Chinese Nursing Homes: A Mixed Methods Study
        Project Goal: This award will support international travel and research support for Ms. Song to conduct her dissertation data collection in Mainland China.

PAST

      • Project Number: 1F31NR013327-01A1
        Status on Grant Co-Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 08/01/12-07/31/13
        PI: Judith Adams
        Source: NIH, National Institute of Nursing Research Annual Direct Costs: $ 32,000
        Title of Project: Family Perceptions of Strategies to Facilitate End-of-Life Decisions.
        Project Goal: Pre-doctoral study to explore how family members respond to nursing strategies to support EOL decision-making.
      • Project Number: n/a
        Status on Grant
        Primary Mentor Approved Project Period: 07/01/12-06/30/14
        PI: Tracey Yap
        Source: John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity
        Annual Direct Costs: $ 60,000
        Title of Project: Evaluation of the Nursing Culture Assessment Tool as a basis for improving prevention of pressure ulcers in long-term care.
        Project Goal: Post-Doctoral Study At Duke University School of Nursing to explore nursing
        culture and its measurement in nursing homes.
      • Project Number: n/a
        Status on Grant Co- Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 07/01/12-06/30/14
        PI: Melissa Aselage
        Source: John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity
        Annual Direct Costs: $ 60,000
        Title of Project: Comparison of careful hand-feeding techniques for older persons with dementia.
        Project Goal: Post-Doctoral Study At Duke University School of Nursing to test hand-feeding techniques in nursing homes with cognitively impaired residents.
      • Project Number: DUSON Post Doc
        Status on Grant: Co-Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 10/01/11 – 09/29/13
        PI: Selina Hunt McKinney
        Source: DUSON
        Annual Direct Costs: DUSON
        Title of Project: Director of Nursing Leadership and Quality of Nursing Home Care: The impact
        of DON turnover and practice patterns on care quality over time.
        Project Goal: To describe the relationships between nursing practice environments, DON turnover, and quality of care outcomes over time in NC nursing homes, controlling for contextual and market factors.
      • Project Number: 5 F31 NR012870-02
        Status on Grant: Primary Sponsor
        Approved Project Period: 09/01/11-08/31/13
        PI: Jennifer Day
        Source: National Institute of Nursing Research Annual Direct Costs: $41,380
        Title of Project: Compassion Fatigue in Adult Daughter Caregivers
        Project Goal: Pre-Doctoral Study At Duke University School of Nursing to train in research methods and conduct a qualitative study of compassion fatigue in adult daughter caregivers.
      • Project Number: n/a
        Status on Grant: Co-Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 07/01/11-06/30/13
        PI: Mark Toles
        Source: T32NR009356, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Individualized Care for At Risk Older Adults
        Annual Direct Costs: $ 59,712
        Title of Project: Variations in Transitional Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities
        Project Goal: Post-Doctoral Study At University of Pennsylvania.
      • Project Number: n/a
        Status on Grant: Primary Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 07/01/11-06/30/13
        PI: Mark Toles
        Source: John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity
        Annual Direct Costs: $ 59,712
        Title of Project: Variations in Transitional Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities
        Project Goal: Post-Doctoral Study At Duke University School of Nursing to explore post-acute transitional care in nursing homes.
      • Project Number: 1R36HS020161-01
        Status on Grant: Faculty Sponsor
        Approved Project Period: 3/01/11 – 02/29/12
        PI: Rebecca Kitzmiller
        Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
        Annual Direct Costs: $33,738
        Title of Project: Making Sense of Health Information Technology in an Academic Medical Center
        Project Goal: Explore the role of project teams’ sensemaking during the implementation of new information technology in a tertiary care hospital.
      • Project Number: n/a
        Status on Grant: Primary Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 09/01/10-08/31/12
        PI: Thornlow, Deirdre
        Source: John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity, Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Nursing Annual Direct Costs: $ 60,000
        Title: Cascade Iatrogenesis: Postoperative Respiratory Failure in Hospitalized Older Adults.
        Project Goal: To examine factors associated with the development of adverse events in hospitalized older adults, especially those factors that contribute to cascade iatrogenesis, the serial development of multiple medical complications
      • Project Number: n/a
        Status on Grant Primary Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 07/01/10-06/30/12
        PI: Carthron, Dana
        Source: John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity, Claire M. Fagin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Nursing
        Annual Direct Costs: $ 60,000
        Title of Project: Trajectories of Self-Management and Provider Support in African-American Primary Caregiving Grandmothers
        Project Goal: To explore the trajectory of self-management activities and provider support in diabetic African American primary caregiving grandparents (AA-PCGs).
      • Project Number: n/a
        Status on Grant: Mentor
        Approved Project Period: 09/01/08-08/31/10
        PI: Mark Toles
        Source: John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity
        Annual Direct Costs: $ 44,500
        Title of Project: Effective Team Interactions in the Care of Dependent Elders in Long Term Care
        Project Goal: Doctoral Study At Duke University School of Nursing from September 2008 to August 2010.
      • Project Number:
        Status on Grant: Faculty Sponsor
        Proposed Project Period: 06/01/08 to 10/01/08
        PI: Rebecca Kitzmiller
        Source: Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Programs of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (Califf, PI).
        Annual Direct Costs: $5,000
        Title of Project: Organizational sensemaking during the strategic change experienced during an information technology implementation
        Project goals: Establish baseline measurements, including a baseline for current patient quality care indicators, nursing unit climate, and collecting data on staff / managers’ descriptions of sensemaking.
      • Project Number:
        Status on Grant: Faculty Sponsor
        Proposed Project Period: 06/01/08 to 10/01/08
        PI: Patrick Palmieri
        Source: Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Programs of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (Califf, PI).
        Annual Direct Costs: $5,000
        Title of Project: Organizational Safety Survey Reliability and Validity
        Project goals: To pilot two measures of organizational safety culture, the Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) and the Safety Organization Scale (SOS).
      • Project Number:
        Status on Grant: Faculty Sponsor
        Proposed Project Period: 06/01/08 to 10/01/08
        PI: Mark Toles
        Source: Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Programs of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (Califf, PI).
        Annual Direct Costs: $5,000
        Title of Project: Nursing Home Coordination and Dependent Elders’ Perceptions of Quality of Life
        Project goal: To explore relationship between nursing home team processes and resident quality of life.
      • Project Number:
        Status on Grant: Co-Director
        Proposed Project Period: 01/01/08 to 12/31/10
        PI: Eleanor McConnell
        Source: The Duke Endowment
        Annual Direct Costs: $250,000 ($500,000)
        Title of Project: Pathways to Sustained Careers in Academic Geriatric Nursing
        Project goals: The goal of this geriatric nursing initiative is to increase the number and quality of geriatric nursing faculty available to educate future generations of nurses that understand and provide effective geriatric nursing care.
      • Project Number:
        Status on Grant: Faculty Sponsor
        Proposed Project Period: 06/01/07 to 10/01/07
        PI: Rebecca Kitzmiller
        Source: Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Programs of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (Califf, PI).
        Annual Direct Costs: $5,200
        Title of Project: Organizational sensemaking during the strategic change experienced during an information technology implementation
        Project goals: Collecting data on staff / managers’ descriptions of sensemaking and relate these to a major organization wide change project.
      • Project Number: NA
        Status on Grant: Faculty
        Proposed Project Period: 9/01/03 to 6/30/06
        PI: Brenda Nevidjon
        Source: HRSA - DON
        Annual Direct Costs: ~$220,000
        Title of Project: Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
        Project goals: To increase access and revise the existing program at the Duke University School of Nursing, to address the critical shortage of nursing leaders in rural and underserved areas by preparing advanced practice nurses who practice as nurse executives in health system’s leadership positions.
      • Project Number: N/A
        Status on Grant: Scholar-in-Residence
        Proposed Project Period: 10/01/01 to 09/30/02
        PI: Eleanor McConnell
        Source: Scholl Foundation
        Annual Direct Costs: $25,000
        Title of Project: Long-Term Care Consortium Scholars-in-Residence Program
        Project goals: Under the auspices of the School of Nursing’s Long-Term Care Consortium (LTCC), establish (1) a Scholar-in-Residence program, implemented on-site at LTCC facilities demonstrating the utility and benefit of conducting on-site research into topics of mutual interest to LTC providers and university faculty and (2) establish LTCC Fellowships for graduate students specializing in geriatric care.
      • Project Number: NA
        Status on Grant: Program evaluator
        Proposed Project Period: 7/01/01 to 6/30/03
        PI: Eleanor McConnell
        Source: Fuld Trust
        Annual Direct Costs: $150,000
        Title: Distance-Based Gerontological Nursing Education in Exemplary Long-Term Care Settings
        Project goals: A two-year project implemented in four long-term care sites in both the eastern and western regions of NC to: (1) establish meaningful clinical collaboration among Duke faculty, LTC administrators, staff, and advanced practice nurses serving as preceptors; (2) adapt the curriculum in the gerontological nursing for distance-based delivery, complementing the core MSN courses already available online; (3) educate gerontological nurse practitioners in evidence-based practice through a web-based curriculum and supervised clinical placements in LTCC facilities; and (4) collaborate with nursing home staff in each facility to develop and implement a clinical care program which addresses a problem identified by the nursing home, and which utilizes an evidence-based practice approach.
      • Project Number:
        Status on Grant: Co-PI
        Approved Project Period: 07/1/99 – 06/30/00
        PI: Charlene Allred and Ruth Ouimette
        Source: Teagle Foundation
        Annual Direct Costs: $150,000
        Title of Project: Gerontological Leadership and Outcomes Management Program
        Project goals: To develop a innovative approach to preparing nurses for leadership positions in community-based, long term care settings

Other Program and Training Grants

    • Anderson, R. and McDaniel, R., Co-Project Directors. Henry, B. Project Faculty. Graduate Joint Degree Program in Nursing and Management. Funded by the Commonwealth Fund, 9/15/89-9/15/90, $100,000.