Research & Centers

The Office of Research (OOR) at the GW School of Nursing supports the development and submission of research proposals and the administration of sponsored projects. School of Nursing investigators have received awards in several categories including Federal (HHS/HRSA, NIH/NIMHD, HHS/SAMSHA), Foundation (Robert Wood Johnson, Patrick and Catherine Welton Donaghue, Josiah Macy, among others), Association (National League for Nursing, Mather Lifeways Institute) and subaward (University of Iowa, Florida International University, University of Pennsylvania among others).  Faculty research interests include, but are not limited to aging, chronic care management, community health, health disparities, health policy, nursing education and oncology.

The Office of Research (OOR)

Our Centers

Veterans Administration
Geriatric Research and Clinical Center

The GW School of Nursing is a proud academic affiliate of the Baltimore Veterans Administration Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center (GRECC).


Featured Projects

Pathways Project

Over the next two years, the Pathway Project will collaborate with approximately 15 dialysis organizations across the United States to implement supportive (palliative) care practices within dialysis centers and their affiliated nephrology practices. Providers and organizations in the Pathway Project Collaborative will be given the tools, training, and resources to help them put supportive care into practice.

My Way Project

My Way stands for “Make Your Wishes About You”, which is exactly what this project wants to help patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) do. Led by Dr. Dale Lupu, the My Way research project is testing whether meeting with a trained coach can help patients with CKD engage in advance care planning.


To raise awareness of the risks created by state pre-emption laws on tobacco control, the research team will examine the enactment or repeal of various tobacco control state pre-emption laws between 1997 and 2017 to determine whether these laws are associated with changes in the county-level smoking prevalence among adolescents and adults, as well as the sales of tobacco products.