Welcome, new UMSN faculty!

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Diane Accurso, MBS, BSN, RN

Clinical Instructor

Diane Accurso brings a wealth of project management and employee instruction/training experience to UMSN, including expertise in global and corporate settings. She currently teaches U-M undergraduate clinical courses and has taught accounting and finance courses to graduate nurses pursuing healthcare administration degrees. She helps students focus on safe patient care and encourages ongoing quality improvement in the health care arena. In addition, Accurso often relies on organizational techniques to help nursing students achieve their goals.

Contact information: accursod@umich.edu


Jade Burns, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC

Research Fellow

Jade Burns joins UMSN with more than 10 years of clinical nursing experience. Her nursing career began in emergency and critical care before transitioning to school-based community health. Her research interests include:  adolescent sexual behavior, technology, community-engaged research, health disparity/inequities and service learning.

Contact information: curry@umich.edu


Yun Jiang

Yun Jiang, Ph.D., MS, RN

Assistant Professor

Yun Jiang recently completed a research fellowship at UMSN. Her research focuses on informatics for chronic disease self-management, with an emphasis on medication and symptom self-management among cancer patients. She joins the faculty of Systems, Populations and Leadership. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, she worked as a registered pharmacist for a Chinese pharmaceutical company.

Contact information: jiangyu@umich.edu


Kevin Joiner

Kevin Joiner, Ph.D., RN, ANP-BC

Research Fellow

Kevin Joiner’s research interests center on type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes care (type 1 and type 2), and self-management interventions for populations with inadequate access to preventative and primary care health services. He earned his Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of California San Francisco. Most recently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Nursing.

Contact information: kljoiner@umich.edu


Lenette Jones

Lenette Jones, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

Lenette Jones is biobehavioral researcher interested in self-management of hypertension in African American women.  She studies health information behaviors and brain activity (using neuro-imaging) to determine ways to enhance and support self-management behaviors.

Contact information: lenettew@umich.edu


Barbara Medvec

Barbara R. Medvec, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Barbara Medvec has more than 30 years of health care experience from the front line to executive leadership.  Medvec has held system level nursing and executive positions and maintained executive board positions for not-for-profit organizations and national and regional nursing professional boards.  Her scholarly interests are in transformational leadership, nurse manager practice environment, evidenced-based practice implementation, workforce planning, healthcare systems and processes including implementation science.  Service interests include nurse workforce planning, advocacy, and a nurses on boards initiative in Michigan.

Contact information: medvec@umich.edu


Valerie Pauli

Valerie Pauli, Ed.D., MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE

LEO Lecturer

Much of Valerie Pauli’s nursing career has been spent in emergency care of adult and pediatric patients, as well as medical-surgical nursing.  She serves on the Board of Directors for STTI- Zeta Theta Chapter at-Large as the chair of publicity.  For the past eight years she has worked full-time as nursing educator with a focus on medical-surgical nursing and leadership.  Pauli’s research interests include program evaluation, service-learning, and nursing education.

Contact information: valerieh@med.umich.edu


Rhonda Schoville

Rhonda Schoville, Ph.D., RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rhonda Schoville is an experienced nursing executive. She served as director of nursing informatics for 96 hospitals in the Trinity Health System. At Michigan Medicine, she has held a number of positions managing hospital units. Her focus is on transforming nursing care processes to ensure excellence in care delivery, and examines organizational and individual factors that lead to successful implementation of new technologies.

Contact information: rhondas@umich.edu


Clayton J. Shuman, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

Clayton Shuman’s research focuses on implementation and translation science with a specific interest in the effect of context on implementation success/failure; outcomes; and sustainability.  His clinical background is in neonatal intensive care nursing and maternal health, with specific clinical interests in high-risk pregnancy and delivery, improving care of high-risk neonates, and supporting families caring for newborns. 

Contact information: clayshu@umich.edu