Meeting the diverse health care needs locally and globally
JHSON ranked #1 for total NIH funding among schools of nursing for fiscal year 2020. Research performed through our Areas of Expertise has produced several centers and initiatives that touch diverse and underserved populations, locally and globally, and focus on health disparities.
CHECC-uP is a cervical cancer intervention developed by Dr. Hae-Ra Han and a collaborative research team. The intervention promotes cervical cancer screening among minority women living with HIV.
Supported by research led by Dr. Deborah Gross in partnership with Rush University, the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) was created to address the needs of families from culturally and economically diverse backgrounds throughout the United States as part of a comprehensive prevention or treatment program to help parents of young children with or at risk for developing serious behavior problems.
Created by Dr. Phyllis Sharps, the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Intervention (DOVE) Project works with health department home visitor teams to deliver interventions that decrease the serious long-term physical health, mental health, and behavioral consequences among children who have witnessed the intimate partner violence of their mothers.
Developed by Dr. Bushra Sabri, It’s weWomen Plus is a culturally informed, technology-based intervention specifically designed for immigrant women to address their health, safety and empowerment needs.
Funded through a National Institutes of Health P30 grant, the PROMOTE Center was created by Dr. Sarah Szanton in 2018 to help the management of multiple chronic conditions, studying social determinants of health and proving community-driven care.
The REACH Initiative is a center within the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing established in 2015 by Dr. Jason Farley to focus on the needs of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the community of Baltimore by leading evidence-based prevention, care, and support for people living with or at risk for HIV.
The Resilience Center was established by Dr. Sarah Szanton and funded in 2020 by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to serve as a national center dedicated to improving health and function of people with disabilities and their caregivers.
Threeness: A Black, Gay Man in AmericaPrior to becoming an assistant professor at JHSON, Dr. Derek Dangerfield was a postdoctoral fellow at the school. In his 2018 blog article, “The Threeness: A Black, Gay Man in America,” Dr. Dangerfield discussed the dilemma of being a patient vs. a sexual health scholar when visiting a physician. Click here to read the article. As an East Baltimore native, Dr. Dangerfield has studied HIV and sexual inequities from Southeast Asia to South Africa to Southern California and is now back in East Baltimore to continue his research on ways to reduce HIV/STIs and promote sexual health for sexual minority men.
In 2020 alone, our faculty produced over 500 publications. Many of these and publications from previous years focused on research relating to health equity and health justice. Below is a sample of some of these more recent publications.
- Disparities in the Academy: Accounting for the Elephant
- COVID-19: Shedding Light on Racial and Health Inequities in the United States
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Implications for Cardiovascular and Socially At-risk Populations
- Integrating Culturally Competent Advance Care Planning for Korean Immigrants: An Integrative Review
- Assessment of Hypertension Self-care Behaviors and Self-efficacy Among Men in Saudi Arabia
- Disentangling Race, Poverty, and Place to Understand the Racial Disparity in Waist Circumference Among Women
- Health Literacy and Outcomes of a Community-based Self-help Intervention: A Case of Korean Americans With Type 2 Diabetes
- Microenterprise Intervention to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors and Increase Employment and HIV Preventive Practices Among Economically Vulnerable African American Young Adults (EMERGE): A Feasibility Randomized Clinical Trial
- Exploring Health Literacy and the Correlates of Pap Testing Among African Immigrant Women: Findings from the Afropap Study
The diversity-focused research that comes from JHSON experts is also featured frequently on our On the Pulse blog – the #1 school of nursing blog in the United States. Below are examples of just a few of our most read blogs on the topic.
- “Tangled” Study Is Overcoming Mistrust of Research Among Black Women to Reform Our Approach to Systemic Intimate Partner Violence
- Calling Out Academic Disparities
- Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Nursing Imperative to Achieve Health Equity During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
- Trust: The Anchor of Health Equity
- Kidney Health Equity: We’re All Invested
- We’re All Ears for Dialogues in Health Equity (Award-winning blog series)
To see more On the Pulse diversity blogs, please click here.