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Commodore-Mensah Y, Turkson-Ocran RA, Dennison Himmelfarb CR.(2019) Empowering Nurses to Lead Efforts to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Risk: Tools for Global Impact. J Cardiovasc Nurs. Sep/Oct;34(5):357-360. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000606. PMID: 31403502

*Thomas SC, Umer A, Commodore-Mensah Y, Davidov D, Abildso CG. (2019). Length of Residence and Cardiovascular Health among Afro-Caribbean Immigrants in New York City. (3, vol. 6, pp. 487-496). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615- 018-00547-8. PMID: 30547300

Agyemang C, Nyaaba G, Beune E, Meeks K, Owusu-Dabo E, Addo J, Aikins ADG, Mockenhaupt FP, Bahendeka S, Danquah I, Schulze MB, Galbete C, Spranger J, Agyei- Baffour P, Henneman P, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Adeyemo A, Van Straalen J, Commodore- Mensah Y, Appiah LT, Smeeth L, Stronks K. (2018). Variations in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among Ghanaian migrants living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and nonmigrant Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana-the RODAM study. (1, vol. 36, pp. 169-177). Journal of Hypertension. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001520. PMID: 28858173

Gleason KT, Greenberg P, Dennison Himmelfarb CR. Nurses Are Key in Preventing Deadly Diagnostic Errors in Cardiovascular Diseases. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2019 Jan/Feb;34(1):6-8. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000542. PubMed PMID: 30520852

Koirala B, Himmelfarb CD, Budhathoki C, Tankumpuan T, Asano R, Davidson PM. Factors affecting heart failure self-care: An integrative review. Heart Lung. 2018 Nov;47(6):539-545. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Oct 10.Review. PubMed PMID: 30316455

Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Koirala, B., & Coke, L. (2018). Shared decision making: Partnering with patients to improve cardiovascular care and outcomes. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 33(4), 301-303.

Smith, R., Frazer, K., Hyde, A., O’Connor, L., & Davidson, P. (2018). “Heart disease never entered my head”: Women’s understanding of coronary heart disease risk factors. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(21-22), 3953-3967. doi:10.1111/jocn.14589

Petit Francis, L., Spaulding, E., Turkson-Ocran, R. A., & Allen, J. (2017). Randomized trials of nurse-delivered interventions in weight management research: A systematic review. Western journal of nursing research, 39(8), 1120-1150.

Park, H. K., Kwak, M. K., Kim, H. J., & Ahima, R. S. (2017). Linking resistin, inflammation, and cardiometabolic diseases. The Korean journal of internal medicine, 32(2), 239.

Stephens, J. D., Yager, A. M., & Allen, J. (2017). Smartphone technology and text messaging for weight loss in young adults: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(1), 39-4.

Rankin, A. N. (2017). Childhood Obesity Prevention Partnerships: The Intersection of Clinics and Community to Create Sustainable Change. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing, 6(2), 29-30.

Commodore-Mensah, Y. , Ukonu, N., Obisesan, O., Aboagye, J.K., Agyemang, C., Reilly, C.M., Dunbar, S.B., Okosun, I.S. (2016). Length of Residence in the United States is Associated with a Higher Prevalence of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Immigrants: A Contemporary Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey. Journal of the American Heart Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.116.004059

Thomason, D., Lukkahatai, N., Kawi, J. L., Connelly, K., & Inouye, J. (2016). A Systematic Review of Adolescent Self-management and Weight loss. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.11.016.

Commodore-Mensah, Y., Dennison Himmelfarb, C. R., & Agyemang, C. (2015). Cardiometabolic health in african immigrants to the United States: A call to re-examine research on African-descent populations. Ethnicity and Disease, 25(3), 373-379, PMID 26675140

Commodore-Mensah, Y., Ukonu, N., Cooper, L. A., Agyemang, C., & Himmelfarb, C. D. (2017). The Association Between Acculturation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Ghanaian and Nigerian-born African Immigrants in the United States: The Afro-Cardiac Study. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 1-10.

Hayman LL, Berra K, Fletcher B, Miller NH, Himmelfarb CD. (2017) Promoting Cardiovascular Health Worldwide: The Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum. Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 32(5):426-427. PMID: 28806307.

Gleason, K.T., Davidson, P.M., Tanner, E.K., Baptiste, D., Rushton, C., Day, J., Sawyer, M., Baker, D.,

Paine, L., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C.R. & David E. Newman-Toker. (2017) Defining the Critical Role of Nurses in Diagnostic Error Prevention: A Conceptual Framework and a Call to Action. Diagnosis. (Epub ahead of print) doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/dx-2017-0015

Dennison Himmelfarb, C.R., Hayman, L.L. (2016). Reducing Disparities in Heart Disease Treatment and Outcomes Among Women: A Call to Action. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31(5), 384-6. PubMed PMID: 27513676.

Hansen, B. R., Hodgson, N. A., & Gitlin, L. N. (epub, 2018). African-American caregivers’ perspectives on aggressive behaviors in dementia. Dementia, 1-23. doi:10.1177/1471301218765946

Hansen, B. R., Hodgson, N. A., Budhathoki, C., & Gitlin, L. N. (epub, 2018). Caregiver reactions to aggressive behaviors in persons with dementia in a diverse, community-dwelling sample. J Appl Gerontol, 1-27. doi:10.1177/0733464818756999

Commodore-Mensah Y, Matthie N, Wells J, B. Dunbar S, Himmelfarb CD, Cooper LA, Chandler RD. (2018). African Americans, African Immigrants, and Afro-Caribbeans Differ in Social Determinants of Hypertension and Diabetes: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey. (5, vol. 5, pp. 995-1002). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-017-0446-x. PMID: 29234990

Commodore-Mensah Y, Matthie N, Wells J, B. Dunbar S, Himmelfarb CD, Cooper LA, Chandler RD. (2018). African Americans, African Immigrants, and Afro-Caribbeans Differ in Social Determinants of Hypertension and Diabetes: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey. (5, vol. 5, pp. 995-1002). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-017-0446-x. PMID: 29234990

Commodore-Mensah Y, Selvin E, Aboagye J, Turkson-Ocran RA, Li X, Himmelfarb CD, Ahima RS, Cooper LA. (2018). Hypertension, overweight/obesity, and diabetes among immigrants in the United States: An analysis of the 2010-2016 National Health Interview Survey. (1, vol. 18). BMC Public Health. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5683-3. PMID: 29925352

Tajbakhsh, F., Hosseini, M.A., Fallahi-Khoshknab, M., Rokofian, A., Rahgozar, M., Davidson, P.M., (2018). The effect of spiritual care on depression in patients following coronary artery bypass surgery: A randomized controlled trial. Religions, 9(5), 159

Coke LA, Dennison Himmelfarb CR. (2017). Type 2 Diabetes in the Older Adult: The Need for Assessment of Frailty. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 2017; 32(6):511-513. PMID: 28991868.

Renda, S. and Becker, K. (2017). The use of U-500 insulin for patients with severe insulin resistance: A case study. The Nurse Practitioner Journal, 42(3), 12-16.
Renda, S., Baernholdt, M., and Becker, K. (2016). Evaluation of a Worksite Diabetes Education Program at a Large Urban Medical Center. Workplace, Health and Safety, 64(1), 17-23.

Fitzpatrick, S. L., Golden, S. H., Stewart, K., Sutherland, J., DeGross, S., Brown, T., Wang, N. Y., Allen, J., Cooper, L. A., & Hill-Briggs, F. (2016). Effect of DECIDE (Decision-making Education for Choices In Diabetes Everyday) Program Delivery Modalities on Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes in Urban African Americans With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Trial. Diabetes Care, 39(12), 2149-2157.

Koirala, B., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Budhathoki C., Tankumpuan, T., Asano, R. & Davidson, P. M. (2018). Factors Affecting Heart Failure Self-Care: An Integrative Review. Heart & Lung. 47(6), 539-545

Campbell, R.T., Petrie, M.C., Jackson, C.E., Jhund, P.S., Wright, A., Gardner, R.S., Sonecki, P., Pozzi, A., McSkimming, P., McConnachie, A., Finlay, F., Davidson, P., Denvir, M.A., Johnson, M.J., Hogg, K.J., McMurray, J.J.V., (2018). Which patients with heart failure should receive specialist palliative care?. European Journal of Heart Failure, 20(9), pp. 1338-1347

Singh, G. K., Davidson, P. M., Macdonald, P. S., & Newton, P. J. (2018b). The use of hospital- based services by heart failure patients in the last year of life: a discussion paper. Heart Failure Reviews. doi:10.1007/s10741-018-9751-7

Casida, J.M., Combs, P., Schroeder, S., & Johnson, C. (2018). Burnout and quality of work life among nurse practitioners in ventricular assist device programs in the United States. Progress in Transplantation. doi: 10.1177/1526924818817018

Casida, J. M., Davis, J. E., Pagani, F. D., Aikens, J. E., Williams, C., & Yang, J. J. (2018). Sleep quality and self-care before and after implantation of a left-ventricular assist device. Journal of Artificial Organs. doi: 10.1007/s10047-018-1043-4

Casida, J. M., Aikens, J., Pavol, M., & Yang, J. J. (2018). Advancing the science of self-management in ventricular assist devices. Artificial Organs. doi: 10.1111/aor.13113

Casida, J. M., Combs, P., Pavol, M., & Hickey, K. T. (2018). Ready, set, go: How patients and caregivers are prepared for the self-management of ventricular assist devices? ASAIO. doi: 10.1097/MAT. 0000000000000778

Xu, J., Gallo, J. J., Wenzel, J., Nolan, M. T., Budhathoki, C., Abshire, M.,… & Han, H. Association of rehospitalization and delayed decision making with self-care style and depression in heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (in press)

Xu J, Gallo JJ, Wenzel J, Nolan MT, Budhathoki C, Abshire M, Bower K, Arruda S, Flowers D, Szanton SL, Dennison-Himmelfarb C, Gonzalez K, Han HR. (2018). Heart failure rehospitalization and delayed decision making: The impact of self-care and depression. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 33(1), 30-39. PMCID: PMC5711640

Casida, J. M., Abshire, M., Ghosh, B., & Yang, J. Y. (2017). The Relationship of Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life in Adults With Left Ventricular Assist Devices. ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs: 1992).

Xu, J., Gallo, J.J., Wenzel, J., Nolan, M.T., Budhathoki, C., Abshire, M., Bower, K., Arruda, S., Flowers, D., Szanton, S.L., Dennison Himmelfarb, C., Gonzalez, K., Han, H. (2017). Heart Failure Rehospitalization and delayed decision making: The impact of self-care style and depression. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. PMID: 28574972.

Newhouse, R. P., Johantgen, M., Thomas, S. A., Trocky, N. M., Dennison-Himmelfarb, C., Cheon, J., … & Pruitt, R. (2017). Engaging patients with heart failure into the design of health system interventions: Impact on research methods. Geriatric Nursing, 38(4), 342-346.

Deek, H., Chang, S., Newton, P. J., Noureddine, S., Inglis, S. C., Arab, G. A., Davidson, P.M. (2017). An evaluation of involving family caregivers in the self-care of heart failure patients on hospital readmission: Randomised controlled trial (the FAMILY study).International Journal of Nursing Studies, 75, 101-111. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.07.015

Abshire M, Prichard R, Cajita M, DiGiacomo M, Dennison Himmelfarb C. (2016). Adaptation and coping in patients living with an LVAD: A metasynthesis. Heart Lung, 45(5):397-405. PMID: 27342261.

Baptiste, D. Davidson, P. M., Groff Paris, L., Becker, K., Magloire, T., & Taylor, L. (2016). Feasibility study of a nurse-led heart failure education program. Contemporary Nurse. 20:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1080/10376178.2016.1229577

Xu J, Abshire M, Han HR. (2016). Decision making among persons living with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31(5), E1-E9. PMCID: PMC4896844

Abshire, M., Xu, J., Baptiste, D., Almansa, J. R., Xu, J., Cummings, A., Andrews, M. J., & Dennison Himmelfarb, C. (2015). Nutritional interventions in heart failure: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 21(12), 989-999. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.10.004.

Cajita, M. I., Denhaerynck, K., Dobbels, F., Berben, L., Russell, C. L., Davidson, P.M., & De Geest, S. (2016). Health literacy in heart transplantation: Prevalence, correlates and associations with health behaviors-Findings from the international BRIGHT study. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2016.08.024

Cajita, M. I., Denhaerynck, K., Dobbels, F., Berben, L., Russell, C. L., Davidson, P.M., & De Geest, S. (2017). Health literacy in heart transplantation: Prevalence, correlates and associations with health behaviors—Findings from the international BRIGHT study. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 36(3), 272-279. doi:10.1016/j.healun.2016.08.024

Ge, S., Sanchez, M., Nolan, M., Savage, C. (In-press). Is Alcohol Use Associated with Increased Risk of Developing Adverse Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV Aged 40 and Above: A Systematic Review. Substance Abuse

Han HR, Kim K, Murphy J, Cudjoe J, Wilson P, Sharps P, Farley J. Community health worker interventions to promote psychosocial outcomes among people living with HIV: A systematic review. PLoS One. (In press).

Tsui, S., Denison, J.A., Kennedy, C.E., Chang, L.W., Koole, O., Torpey, K., Praag, E.V., Farley, J.E., Ford, N., Stuart, L., Wabwire-Mangen, F. (2017). Identifying models of HIV care and treatment service delivery in Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia using cluster analysis and Delphi survey. BMC Health Service

Stewart, J., Budhathoki, C., Thompson, K., & Hamilton, J. (2017). Associations of HIV testing with anxiety and stress within the African American church: implications for faith-based HIV testing and treatment. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 20(5), 478-48

Farley, J.E, Stewart, J.M., Kub, J., Fowler, C., Lowensen, K., Becker, K. (2016). Development of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing adult/geriatric primary care nurse practitioner program in HIV prevention, treatment and care. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 27(3): 223-233.

Commodore-Mensah Y, Matthie N, Wells J, B. Dunbar S, Himmelfarb CD, Cooper LA, Chandler RD. (2018). African Americans, African Immigrants, and Afro-Caribbeans Differ in Social Determinants of Hypertension and Diabetes: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey. (5, vol. 5, pp. 995-1002). Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi: 10.1007/s40615-017-0446-x. PMID: 29234990

Whelton PK, Carey RM, Aronow WS, Casey DE, Collins KJ, Dennison Himmelfarb C, DePalma SM, Gidding S, Jamerson KA, Jones DW, MacLaughlin EJ, Muntner P, Ovbiagele B, Smith SC, Spencer CC, Stafford RS, Taler SJ, Thomas RJ, Williams KA, Williamson JD, Wright JT. 2017
ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Nov 2017, 24430; DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2017.11.006.

Vargas-Meléndez GB, Cajita M, Whitehouse E, Han HR. (2017). Use of short text messages for hypertension management: A systematic review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(3), 260- 270. PMCID: PMC5085898

Agyemang C., Nyaaba G., Beune E,…Commodore-Mensah, Y., … Stronks, K, . Variations in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control among Ghanaian migrants living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and nonmigrant Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana – the RODAM study. J Hypertens. 2017. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001520 [doi], PMID 28858173

Yeh, C.H., Lin, W.C., Chien, L.C., Bovbjerg, D.H. & van Londen, G. (2015). “Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Auricular Point Acupressure to Manage Symptom Clusters of Pain, Fatigue, and Disturbed Sleep in Breast Cancer Patients.” Cancer Nursing

Lin, W.J., Burke, L., Schlenk, E.A., Yeh, C.H.* (In press). Use of an ecological momentary assessment (EMA) app to assess the effects of auricular point acupressure for chronic low back pain: A pilot study. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Allgood, S.J., Kozachik, S., Alexander, K.A., Thaxton, A., Vera, M., &Lechtzin, N. (2018). Descriptions of the pain experience in adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Pain Management Nursing, pii: S1524-9042(17)30473-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2017.11.011.

Allgood, S., Kozachik, S., Alexander, K., Thaxton, A., Vera, M., & Lechtzin, N. (in press). Descriptions of the pain experience in adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Pain Management Nursing.

Burton, E. F., Suen, S. Y., Walker, J. L., Bruehl, S., Peterlin, B .L., Tompkins, A. …Campbell, C.M. (2017). Ethnic differences in the effects of naloxone on sustained evoked pain: A preliminary study. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 14(5), 236-242.

D’Amato, S. J., Mealy, M. A., Erdek, M. A., Kozachik, S. L., & Smith, T. J. (in press). Scrambler therapy for the treatment of chronic central pain: A case report. Anesthesia & Analgesia Case Reports.

Brant, J., Eaton, L., McLeod, K., & Yeh, C. H. (2017). A systematic review of the pharmacologic management for chronic and refractory cancer pain: Recommendations from the Oncology Nursing Society PEP Pain Team. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(S3), 31-53.

Eaton, L., Brant, J., McLeod, K., & Yeh, C. H. (2017). A systematic review of evidence-based nonpharmacologic interventions for chronic cancer pain. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(S3), 54-79

Walker, J. L., Thorpe, R. J., Harrison, T. C., Baker, T. A., Cary, M., Szanton, S. L., … & Whitfield, K. E. (2016). The Relationship between Pain, Disability, and Sex in African Americans. Pain Management Nursing, 17(5), 294-301.

Campbell, R.T., Petrie, M.C., Jackson, C.E., Jhund, P.S., Wright, A., Gardner, R.S., Sonecki, P., Pozzi, A., McSkimming, P., McConnachie, A., Finlay, F., Davidson, P., Denvir, M.A., Johnson, M.J., Hogg, K.J., McMurray, J.J.V., (2018). Which patients with heart failure should receive specialist palliative care?. European Journal of Heart Failure, 20(9), pp. 1338-1347

Singh, G. K., Davidson, P. M., Macdonald, P. S., & Newton, P. J. (2018a). The Perspectives of Health Care Professionals on Providing End of Life Care and Palliative Care for Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: An Integrative Review. Heart Lung and Circulation. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2018.10.00

Walczak, A., Butow, P. N., Tattersall, M. H. N., Davidson, P.M., Young, J., Epstein, R. M. Clayton, J. M. (2017). Encouraging early discussion of life expectancy and end-of-life care: A randomised controlled trial of a nurse-led communication support program for patients and caregivers. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 67, 31-40. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.10.008

Ho GW, Skaggs L, Yenokyan G, Kellogg A, Johnson JA, Lee MC, Heinze K, Hughes MT, Sulmasy DP, Kub J, Terry PB, Astrow AB, Zheng J, Lehmann LS, Nolan MT. (2017). Patient and caregiver characteristics related to completion of advance directives in terminally ill patients. Palliat Support Care. (1):12-19. PMID: 27237410

Virdun, C., Luckett, T., Lorenz, K., Davidson, P.M., & Phillips, J. (2017). Dying in the hospital setting: A meta-synthesis identifying the elements of end-of-life care that patients and their families describe as being important. Palliative Medicine, 31(7), 587-601.

Wright, R., Lowton, K., Robert, G., Grudzen, C., & Grocott, P. (2017). Emergency department staff priorities for improving palliative care provision for older people: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0269216317705789

Wright, R., Lowton, K., Robert, G., Grudzen, C., & Grocott, P. (2017). Using experiencebased Co-design with older patients, their families and staff to improve palliative care experiences in the Emergency Department: A reflective critique on the process and outcomes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 68, 83-94. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.01.002

Pandian, V., Zhen, G., Stanley, S., Oldsman, M., Haut, E., Mark, L., Miller, C., Hillel, A. (2019). “Management of Difficult Airway among Patients with Oropharyngeal Angioedema.” Laryngoscope,129(6):1360-1367

Brodsky, M. B., Levy, M.J., Jedlanek, E., Pandian, V., Blackford, B., Price, C., Cole, G., Hillel, A. T., Best, S. R., Akst, L.M., (2018). Laryngeal injury and upper airway symptoms after oral endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation during critical care: A systematic review. Crit Care Med. In press

Pandian, V., Datta, M., Nakka, S., Tammineedi, D. S., Davidson, P. M., Nyquist, P. A., (2018). Factors associated with atelectasis among readmitted primary brain injury patients with tracheostomy. American Journal of Critical Care, In Press

Leeper, W. R., Haut, E. R., Pandian, V., Nakka, S., Dodd-O, J., Bhatti, N., Hunt, E. A., Saheed, M., Dalesio, N., Schiavi, A., Miller, C., Kirsch, T. D., Berkow, L., (2018). Multidisciplinary Difficult Airway Course: An Essential Educational Component of a Hospital-Wide Difficult Airway Response Program. Journal of Surgical Education, S1931-7204 (17), doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.03.001

Ge, S., Sanchez, M., Nolan, M., Savage, C. (In-press). Is Alcohol Use Associated with Increased Risk of Developing Adverse Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV Aged 40 and Above: A Systematic Review. Substance Abuse

Pandian, V. (2018). The Status of Opioid Crisis: Addressing at the County Level. ORL Head Neck Nurs, 36 (2), 15 – 20