Martha Abshire Saylor, PhD, MS, RN
Specialties and Expertise
- End of Life
- Palliative Care
- Quantitative Research
- Self Care
- Transition of Care
- Women's Health
Martha Abshire Saylor is an assistant professor on the research/education track at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her clinical experience in cardiac and critical care has been the foundation of her teaching, and she earned the 2020 Teaching Excellence Award from the Johns Hopkins Nursing Alumni Association. Her research interests include an emphasis on psychosocial sequelae of advanced illness, advanced heart failure management, biomarkers of stress, and patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Martha Abshire Saylor has current funding to develop interventions that use a strengths-based approach to support caregivers through goal-setting, instrumental and social support. Dr. Martha Abshire Saylor has methodological expertise in using mixed quantitative and qualitative methods to understand complex phenomena. In addition, Dr. Martha Abshire Saylor is a collaborator on several studies with faculty at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health that examine palliative care and end of life decision making.
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Nelson, K; Abshire Saylor, M; Anderson, A; Buck, H; Davidson, PM; DeGroot, L; Fisher, M; Gilotra, NA; Pavlovic, N; Szanton, SL. (2022) "We're all we got is each other": Mixed-methods analysis of patient-caregiver dyads' management of heart failure. Heart & Lung. (in press)
McIltrot, Busch, VaGraafeiland, Stashinko, Abshire Saylor, Daniels, Pandian, Panchalingam, Himmelfarb. (2022) Establishing the Doctor of Nursing Practice Project ethical review process to improve standardization, efficiency, and timeliness. Nursing Outlook. (in press)
Cruz-Oliver, DM, Abshire Saylor M, Nelson KE, Milner GE, Blinka M, Durkin N, Budhathoki C, Parker-Oliver D, Smith TS. (2022) Hospice Family Caregiver Perceptions of Benefits and Challenges of a Telenovela Educational Intervention. Journal of Palliative Medicine. (in press)
Pavlovic, N, Gilotra, N, Lee, CS, Ndumele, C, Mammos, D, Himmelfarb, CDR, Abshire Saylor, M. (2021). Fatigue in Persons with Heart Failure: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Synthesis Using the Biopsychosocial Model of Health. Journal of Cardiac Failure.
LaFave, S.E., Wallace II, D.J., Grover, R., Clark, R., Marks, S., Lacanienta, C., Evans, C., Kalil, G.Z., Ouyang, P., Himmelfarb, C.R., & Abshire, M. (2021). Building a pipeline of community-engaged researchers: How interdisciplinary translational research training programs can collaborate with their Community Research Advisory Councils. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
Abshire, MA, Bidwell, JT, Pavlovic, N, DeGroot, L, Mammos, D, Larsen, L, Bautista, S, Davidson, PM (2021). A picture is worth a thousand words: Exploring the roles of caregivers and the home environment of Ventricular Assist Device patients. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Abshire, M. A., Nolan, M. T., Dy, S. M., & Gallo, J. J. (2020). What matters when doctors die: A qualitative study of family perspectives. PloS ONE, 15(6), e0235138. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235138.
2021 Martha N. Hill Early Career Investigator Award, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, AHA
2020 Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award
2019 Isabel Hampton Robb Faculty Fellowship
2017 Maryland Higher Education Commission, New Nurse Faculty Fellowship, $20,000
2016 Nursing Research Award, 2nd place, and Travel Award, HFSA
2015-2016 Margaret Tyson Scholarship, Nurses Educational Funds
2014-2015 President, Doctoral Student Organization, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing