Laura Gultekin, PhD, FNP-BC


Assistant Professor
Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor of Nursing
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 2172 400NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 647-0193

Scholarly Expertise / Activity

Interests:

  • Health disparities
  • Family homelessness
  • Exposures to Trauma and Violence
  • Community Engaged Research
  • Qualitative Research

Dr. Gultekin has spent the past several years partnering with community agencies to develop and implement research aimed at improving the health and well-being of families experiencing homelessness and housing instability. Through qualitative, multidisciplinary, community-engaged research, Laura is working to develop, implement, and measure community-sustainable programs that positively impact housing stability and the life circumstances, specifically exposures to trauma and violence, that contribute to family homelessness.

Current Research Grants and Programs:

  • Breaking the Cycle: Piloting a Trauma Intervention in Mothers Experiencing Homelessness (MICHR)(PI) 2016- 2017. UL1TR000433

Teaching

Dr. Gultekin is a lecturer in the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Her years of clinical experience as a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse and role as a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner allow Laura to bring real world experience to the classroom setting, support a connection between clinical and didactic learning.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2012-present
  • Member, National Council on Family Relations, 2012-present
  • Committee Member, Planning Committee, Dean’s Research Day, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 2013-present
  • Member, International Family Nursing Association, 2016 to present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Ella E. McNeil Award, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 2012
  • Emilie Gleason Sargent Award, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 2010

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2014
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1999

Publication Highlights

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L., Gultekin, L., & Seng, J. S. (under review). Trauma-informed care in nursing: A scoping review of the state of the science

  • Brush, B. L., Gultekin, L., Dowdell, E., & Saint Arnault, D. (under review). Understanding trauma normativeness, normalization, and help seeking in homeless families.

  • Gultekin, L., & Brush, B. L. (in press, 2017) In their own words: Exploring family pathways to housing instability. Journal of Family Nursing.

  • Brush, B. L., Gultekin, L., & Grim, E. (2016). The data dilemma in family homelessness. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(3), 1046-1052. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2016.0122

  • Baiardi, J.M., Brush, B.L., & Gültekin, L. (2015). Using sociograms to enhance power and voice in focus groups. Public Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/phn12199

  • Grim, E. C., Brush, B. L., & Gultekin, L. (2015). Do policies aimed toward the homeless help families? : The Detroit experience. Journal of Policy Practice, 14(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1080/15588742.2014.956971

  • Gultekin, L., & Brush, B. L. (2014). Homeless Elders. In E. A. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz & M. D. Mezey (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, 3rd Ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

  • Gultekin, L., Brush, B.L., Baiardi, J.M, & Kirk, K., VanMaldeghem, K. (2014). Voices from the street: Exploring the realities of family homelessness. Journal of Family Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1074840714548943

  • Brush, B. L., & Gultekin, L. (2014). Spirituality. In E. A. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz & M. D. Mezey (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, 3rd Ed. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

  • Gultekin, L., & Brush, B. L. (2012). Family homelessness, housing insecurity, and health: Understanding and acting on what we know. National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Report, 57(3), F5-F7.

  • Brush, B. L., Kirk, K., Gultekin, L., Baiardi, J. M. (2011). Overcoming: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 46(3), 160-168.