Funded Projects

Our faculty members are actively engaged in the advancement of nursing science. The following are currently funded projects organized by faculty members' last name.

Clinical Scholars Program


Faculty Member: Erin Athey
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Scholars
Award Type: Private foundation


Understanding Compassion Fatigue among Obstetric Nurses in the United States


Faculty Member: Linda Cassar
Sponsor: AWHONN
Award Type: Professional organization
Description: Studies secondary traumatic stress is common in OBGYN nurses.


Pediatric Health Equity


Faculty Member: Darcy Mahoney 
Sponsor: Macy Faculty Scholar Program
Award Type: Private foundation
Description: Develop and build an educational program to teach medical and nursing students to identify and address the social determinants of pediatric health and equity.

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Social Mission and the Culture of Health: Social Mission in Nursing Education Phase II


Faculty Member: Darcy Mahoney 
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Award Type: Private foundation

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Improving Hispanic children’s early language environments through nurse home visiting


Faculty Member: Darcy-Mahoney
Sponsor: Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative - Home Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) UD5MC30792
Award Type: Private foundation

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Early Detection of Autism with Automated Social Cognition & Imitation Screener (AScIS)


Faculty Member: Darcy Mahoney
Sponsor: UL1TR001876 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, CTSI-CN Discovery Pilot Award Program
Award Type: CTSI

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Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease in Women: Risks and Benefits of Hormone Therapy 


Faculty Member: Martiza Dowling
Sponsor: NIH
Award Type: Sub- U. Wisconsin


Jonas Scholarship 


Faculty Member: Mercedes Echevarria
Sponsor: Jonas Foundation
Award Type: Private foundation
Description: Provides scholarship support to Jonas Scholars.


ME: MedCalc 


Faculty Member: Majeda El-Banna
Sponsor: National League for Nursing
Award Type: Private foundation
Description: Effect of a mindset enhancing e-learning medication calculation intervention on math performance among BSN students at two universities.


Policy Fellow Program 


Faculty Member: Ellen Kurtzman
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Award Type: Private foundation
Description: Provides support to develop as a policy scholar on Capitol Hill.


Pre-eclampsia Survivor Awareness of Cardiovascular Health Risk 


Faculty Member: Mayri Leslie
Sponsor: Pre-eclampsia Foundation
Award Type: Private foundation
Description: Investigate pre-eclampsia survivor’s understanding of their increased risk for cardiovascular disease and poor outcomes through survey research using the Pre-eclampsia Foundation’s Patient Registry.


Umbilical Cord Milking in Non-Vigorous Infants (the MINVI Trial)


Faculty Member: Mayri Leslie
Sponsor: NIH
Award Type: Sub- UCSD


Meaningful Activities That Sustain Older Adults Who Are Homebound 


Faculty Member: Beverly Lunsford
Sponsor: Mather Lifeways
Award Type: Private foundation
Description: Determine sources of meaningful activity that support the quality of life for older adults who are homebound.


My Way Project - Impact of Advance Care Planning Coaching for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease


Faculty Member: Dale Lupu 
Sponsor: The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation
Award Type: Private foundation

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Pathways Project - Changing the Culture of Kidney Care to a More Patient-centered Approach


Faculty Member: Dale Lupu
Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Award Type: Private foundation

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National Study of Clinical Education in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs 


Faculty Member: Angela McNelis
Award Type: Sub, Marquette University
Sponsor: National Council of State Boards of Nursing


Cancer Screening in Gender Minorities 


Faculty Member: Jeanne Murphy, Dana Hines
Sponsor: Avon Foundation
Award Type: Sub, GW Cancer Center


Health Workforce Center 


Faculty Member: Jeongyoung Park
Sponsor: HRSA
Award Type: Sub, Pittman GWSHP
Description: Conducts studies on emerging health workforce issues.


Health Workforce Research Center on Health Equity in Health Workforce Education 


Faculty Member: Edward Salsberg
Sponsor: HRSA-SEFA
Award Type: Sub- GWSPH
Description: Identify how pipeline programs, health profession schools and ongoing professional training contribute to workforce diversity, access, and competency in addressing social determinants of health.


Phased Multisite Cluster Randomized Trial Testing SBIRT for People that Use Tobacco, Alcohol and Non-prescription Drugs 


Faculty Member: Rhonda Schwindt
Sponsor: NIH
Award Type: Sub- Indiana University


Care Coordination in Patient Adherence to Breast Cancer Treatment: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Reasons for Disparate Breast Cancer Mortality in the Nation’s Capital 


Faculty Member: Sherrie Wallington
Sponsor: CTSI-CN
Award Type: Federal
Description: The goal of the study is to explore loss-to-follow-up disparities, specifically nonadherence in the stages from adverse screening to diagnosis and ultimately to treatment resolution.


Examining the Health and Disparity of State Preemption of Local Restrictions on Smoking


Faculty Member: Tony Yang
Sponsor: RWJF Policies for Action
Award Type: Private foundation
Description: Examines the effect of state provisions pre-empting local smoking restrictions in advertising, licensure, smoke-free indoor air, and youth access on the sale of tobacco products. 

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A National Study of the FDA Compliance Inspections of Tobacco Retailers on Youth E-cigarette Use


Faculty Member: Tony Yang
Sponsor: University Facilitating Fund
Award Type: GW Internal Awards
Description: A quasi-experimental study to examine the association between FDA compliance inspections and youth e-cigarette use behaviors.


Retention in Cancer Clinical Trials


Faculty Member: Quiping (Pearl) Zhou
Sponsor: NIH
Award Type: Sub, U Penn


Using Blood Glucose Feedback to Regulate Physical Activity to Control Blood Glucose Among Women with Prediabetes


Faculty Member: Quiping (Pearl) Zhou
Sponsor: CDRF
Award Type: Intramural
Description: Assess the effect of providing blood glucose feedback tailored to physical activity on regulation of glucose, incidence of diabetes, and behavioral outcomes in women with prediabetes.