Preventing Chronic Illness and Promoting Health

Carolina Nursing faculty are actively engaged in developing, testing, and implementing interventions to reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote health among those living with a chronic condition.

With many of our researchers focused on cancer prevention and control, the School of Nursing is optimally located in walking distance to both UNC’s N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital and the NIH-funded Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing an ideal environment for faculty research across the cancer control continuum from prevention to survivorship.

Preventing Chronic Illness and Promoting Health Research Projects

Digital Healthcare

Real World Treatment Experience of Patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and Lung Cancer Using Remote Symptom Monitoring

Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN
Community-Engaged Research

Examining the impact of a filmed dramatized story intervention for HIV prevention in Latinas 

Natalia Villegas Rodriguez, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, FAAN
Community-Engaged Research

Mind Your Heart Intervention for American Indian Women

Jada Brooks, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAN
Community-Engaged Research

Physical activity intervention co-created and pilot tested with African American Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Nursing and Health Systems Research

Taking the Med-South Lifestyle Program to Scale

Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiV
Nursing and Health Systems Research

A Nurse-Led Palliative and Supportive Care Intervention for Newly Diagnosed Adults with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN
Digital Healthcare

Patient-Reported Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Prehospital Cardiac Care

Jessica Zègre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, FAHA
Multilevel Determinants of Health

Symptom Trajectories in Infants and Toddlers at Risk for Chronic Feeding Problems

Suzanne Thoyre, PhD, RN, FAAN
Multilevel Determinants of Health

Promoting Stretching Exercise to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Risk in Late Pregnant Women with Obesity

SeonAe Yeo, RNC, PhD, FAAN
Multilevel Determinants of Health

NC WORKS4HEALTH: Reducing Chronic Disease Risks in Socioeconomically disadvantaged, unemployed populations

Shawn Kneipp, PhD, RN, ANP, APHN-BC
Multilevel Determinants of Health

The HARMONY Study — A Culturally-Relevant, Randomized-Controlled, Stress Management Intervention to Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk in African American

Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN

Additional Preventing Chronic Illness and Promoting Health Research Projects