415 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
The focus of my research is the effect of sleep disorders and daytime sleepiness on management of chronic disease. More specifically, my research tests the efficacy of treatment of sleep disorders on the ability of persons with type 2 diabetes to integrate diabetes education into their daily behavior.
I teach evidence-based research classes to the undergraduate students (NUR 0067) and to the master’s level students (NUR 2000). I also teach NUR1054: Nursing Care of the Older Adult to undergraduate students. I guest lecture in courses taught at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level in the School of Nursing and in interdisciplinary courses within the schools of health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
I serve on the BSN and PhD Councils, the PhD Curriculum Committee, and the Academic Integrity Hearing Board. I have served as Chair of the BSN Curriculum Committee and the School of Nursing Planning and Budget Committee. I am a member of Eastern Nursing Research Society and serve on the Membership Committee and am the Chair of the Bio-Behavior Research Interest Group. I serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Diabetes Educator and am a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Sleep Research Society.