Laura Gultekin, PhD, FNP-BC


Assistant Professor
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
Laura Gultekin is accepting new PhD students.

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.