Faculty Global Engagement

School of Nursing faculty are part of a global community of health researchers. They pursue research interests with international collaborators and in global locations. A general list of faculty global engagement is below.

Name

Region of Interest

Global Teaching, Research and Practice

Brazil, Haiti
Global health informatics
Debra BartonChina Traditional Chinese medicine for cancer care
Ghana, Ethiopia, Grenada
Ghana Emergency Medicine CollaborativeWorld Association for Disaster and Emergency MedicineEM-PACE from U-M’s Third Century Initiative with Aksum University in Ethiopia
Thailand
Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia
Reducing maternal mortality; women's rights; Global Feminism Project
Pacific Rim, Middle East, North Africa and Mexico
Developing Master’s level Nursing Education in Mexico
Nurse migration, brain drain, health workforce capacity, urban homeless populations
Nadia Charania Pakistan, Ethiopia International women's mental health
Patricia Coleman-Burns Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, India Cultural competence and health disparities
India
Videoconferencing sessions with India, (“The Universal Thing”);
Faculty co-lead of Community Health Global Field Experience in India
Lynae Darbes Kenya, South Africa, Namibia HIV prevention and treatment; couples research (heterosexual and MSM couples), pregnant women
Ivo Dinov Korea, China, Spain Data science and predictive analytics; health and biomedical informatics; computational neuroscience
Mexico, Ecuador, Indonesia
Epidemiology; health disparities; maternal mortality, rural health
Developing Master’s level Nursing Education in Mexico
Mexico
Community health; Faculty leader of HS 300: Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals in Oaxaca, Mexico
Bonnie Hagerty Jordan Mood disorders, stress and coping
Marcelline Harris Brazil Clinical informatics, telehealth, nursing health services research
Erin Kahle South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda
Global health, health disparities, HIV prevention and management
China
Statistical models; racial disparity in risk factors for adverse cardiovascular and renal outcomes
Jody Lori Ghana, Liberia, Zambia, Ethiopia Skilled birth attendance, community-based interventions, human rights, neonatal mortality
Netherlands; Honduras; Turkey
Comparative health systems, safe motherhood, childbirth practices in developing countries, PTSD and psychological effects of childbirth, pelvic floor dysfunction post-childbirth; Midwifery clinical immersions in Honduras and the Netherlands
Mexico
Taiwan; Thailand
Occupational health
Democratic Republic of Congo
Gender-based violence, GBV in conflict settings
Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia
Global health; vulnerable populations; gender-based violence; MHealth
Sub-Saharan Africa
HIV; mental health; sexual reproductive health among youth
Kathryn Nelson Mongolia, Nicaragua Pediatric nursing
Thailand
Robert Ploutz-Snyder International Space Station Experimental design and statistics analysis of data collected in support of NASA research on the effects of long-term space flight on humans
Botswana, Latino migrant workers, Native American communities
Community Health videoconferencing with University of Botswana; community health field immersion in Northern Michigan
Thailand
Chronic disease in developing countries, human resources in nursing, community-based interventions; PI for  Strengthening NCD Research Capacity in Thailand
Marie-Anne Sanon Rosemberg Haitian immigrants Occupational health
Japan, Italy, Ireland
Comparative health systems, immigrant health, mental health, depression, transcultural psychiatry, gender-based violence
Ghana, Ecuador, Haiti, India
Faculty co-lead undergraduate immersion program in India; global videoconferencing in undergraduate curriculum; Community health nursing in Haiti, India and Botswana.
Laura Saslow Thailand Type 2 diabetes 
Australia/Oceana, United Kingdom; Cyprus
Post-traumatic stress disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Ellen Lavoie Smith Thailand Cancer symptoms research; team science and research methods; Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
 South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, India
HIV; sexuality and sexual health; violence; maternal health in resource poor countries
Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand
Substance abuse; mental health; Global Reach Brazil Platform;President-Elect for International Nurses Society on Addictions
Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, Australia
Effectiveness and implementation science; aging populations; translation science
James Yang   Statistics; bioinformatics
Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Liberia
Midwifery training for traditional birth attendants in South Sudan;  Master’s level clinical midwifery immersion in Uganda