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  • CardioMetabolic
    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 research39(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 medicine32(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 Nursing6(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.

    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
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    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:

    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.
  • Diabetes
    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.
  • Heart Failure
    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 Nursing38(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.
  • Heart Transplantation

    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

    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 & Culture20(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.
  • Hypertension

    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

  • Pain and Symptom Management
    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 Nursing17(5), 294-301.
  • Palliative Care/End-of-Life
    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:

    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: