Faculty news and accolades

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Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren

Recognized as one of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing's top three reviewers


Sue Anne Bell

Appointed to a second term on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council

Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing



Barbara Brush


American Nurses Credentialing Center's 2020 Certified Nurse Award in the National Health Care Disaster Professional category

"A participatory mixed-methods approach to define and measure partnership synergy in longstanding equity focused CBPR partnerships" in the American Journal of Community Psychology

"Understanding the benefit-cost relationship in longstanding community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships: Findings from the Measurement Approaches to Partnership Success (MAPS) Study" in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science


Wendy Binguit 

Received Master of Science in Nursing degree from Aspen University









Jade Burns

Jade Burns 

Appointed to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Grant Advisory Panel

"Evaluation of the Sexual Health Behaviors of Black Male Adolescents and Young Adults Through Social Media Platforms: Web-Based Survey Study" in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance

"African American Adolescents and Young Adults, New Media, and Sexual Health: Scoping Review" in the Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth


Nadia Charnia

Nadia Charania

Co-authored "Black Lives Matter: Strategies Through R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services






Tanaka Chavanduka

Clinical Research Coordinator Healthcare

U-M Presidential Arts Initiative pilot grant: "The Art of Queer Health Sciences"




Lynae Darbes 

Lynae Darbes 

National Institute of Mental Health R01 (with Rob Stephenson): HIV prevention and care for couples in South Africa

Appointed as a standing member of the National Institutes of Health study section: Population and Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS




Rebecca Evans-Polce 

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Tobacco use Trajectories and Disparities Among Sexual Minorities in U.S. Adolescents and Adults"


Beth Kuzma 

Beth Kuzma 

University of Michigan Whitaker Grant: “Healthcare Theatre: Taking Human Simulation to the Next Level”

Allen Fund Award: "Pilot Implementation of the Pediatric ACEs and Related Life Events Screener (PEARLS) Tool in Adolescent Health Centers"

Named coordinator of program leads at the U-M School of Nursing

"Implementing patient-centered trauma-informed care for the perinatal nurse" in the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing


Jody Lori 

Jody Lori 

Awarded a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges Grant to implement a WhatsApp platform for medical staff and community health workers in rural areas in Liberia to accelerate the referral and treatment of obstetric emergencies



Jennifer Massarelli

Jennifer Massarelli

Received Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Regis College

Obtained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) board certification

"The Effects of Reflective Journaling While Abroad on Undergraduate Nursing Student’s Cultural Competency: A Retrospective Quantitative Quasi-Experimental Project" (doctoral dissertation, Regis College, 2020)



Sean Esteban McCabe

Sean Esteban McCabe

Serving as director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH) along with founder and Co-Director Carol J. Boyd and Co-Director Terri Voepel-Lewis

"Assessment of Changes in Alcohol and Marijuana Abstinence, Co-Use, and Use Disorders Among US Young Adults From 2002 to 2018" in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics

Developed in collaboration with DASH members Brooke J. Arterberry, undergraduate student Kara Dickinson, Rebecca J. Evans-Polce, Jason A. Ford, postdoctoral fellow Jennie E. Ryan, and Ty S. Schepis


Barbara Medvec 

Completed the American Nurses Association-American Nurses Advocacy Institute fellowship, selected as a representative from ANA-Michigan




Michelle Munro-Kramer 

Michelle Munro-Kramer 

Selected to serve on the guidelines development group to update the World Health Organization's Clinical and Policy Guidelines for the Response to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Against Women

"Recognizing and responding to intimate partner violence using telehealth: practical guidance for nurses and midwives" in the Journal of Clinical Nursing




Sarah Peitzmeier

Sarah Peitzmeier 

University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center: "Adapting an evidence-based sexual assault prevention intervention for women undergraduates for online delivery" 

Elected to the chair of the University of Michigan Police Department Oversight Committee

"Intimate partner violence in transgender populations: systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence and correlates" in American Journal of Public Health


Renée Pitter

Renée Pitter

Clinical Research Coordinator 

Selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders program






Kathleen Potempa

Kathleen Potempa 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services: "Healthy Lifetime - Building Resilience to Age in Place Phase II: A Randomized Trial"

Michigan Health Endowment Fund: "Healthy Lifetime — Sustainability 12-month Cohort Study"




Sheria Robinson-Lane

Sheria Robinson-Lane

National Institute on Aging K01: "Culturally Responsive Support Programming for Black Caregivers of Persons with Dementia"

Appointed to the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Scientist Advisory Board




Jenni Ryan

Jennie Ryan


As the first postdoctoral fellow at the DASH Center, Ryan secured a faculty position at the Jefferson School of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia.










Rob Stephenson

Rob Stephenson 

National Institute of Mental Health R01: Violence and viral suppression among men living with HIV

National Institute of Mental Health R01 (with Lynae Darbes): HIV prevention and care for couples in South Africa

A recent paper, “Intimate Partner Violence: A Bibliometric Review of Literature” by Wu et al. (2020) published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, performed a bibliometric analysis to evaluate publications in the intimate partner violence (IPV) field from 2000 to 2019 based on the Science Citation Index (SCI) Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) databases. This work presented a detailed overview of IPV from aspects of types of articles, citations, h-indices, languages, years, journals, institutions, countries and author keywords. The paper showed that the University of Michigan ranked third in the top 20 productive institutions for IPV research globally and that Rob Stephenson ranked 22 in the list of the top 25 authors in terms of contributions to global IPV research. Stephenson is the only University of Michigan faculty member to make the global top 25 and the only researcher on the list whose research focuses on IPV as experienced by LGBT populations.





Sarah Stoddard

Sarah Stoddard 

Appointed to the Community Preventive Services Task Force




Peggy UrsuyDeborah Price

Peggy Ursuy, Melissa Bathish and Deb Price

"Leveling up: A multi-environment, multi patient, simulation quality improvement project" won the Non-Research Poster Award at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation virtual conference.


Olga Yakusheva

Olga Yakusheva

Appointed to the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation's Institute Leadership Team