Research

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A key component of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing’s mission, as an integral part of a research-one private university “in the public service,” is to generate new knowledge and demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in research and scholarship for a global society. NYU Meyers faculty have expanded the scope and number of local, national, and international projects. As a result of the College’s commitment to innovative, evidence-based approaches to healthcare delivery, we rank 8th in funding from the NIH.

To generate this new knowledge and to advance scholarship, the College has several active research centers and grants including:

Post-doctoral associates

NYU Meyers has active post-doctoral associates who work with mentors to develop knowledge, methodologies, and interventions aimed at improving health outcomes. Their areas of interest align with one of the College's areas of emphasis: chronic conditions, geriatrics, health services or HIV. 

Training support is provided for a two-year period. Support includes an annual stipend (set by NIH based upon years of experience since earned doctorate) and health benefits. Additional funds are available to cover conference attendance, training seminars, and research-related expenses.

The program is open to all individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Completed dissertation within the last two years or who will have completed it by August 1st.
  • Earned PhD in nursing or if PhD is in a different health-related field, then a master's must be held in nursing.

The application deadline for post-doctoral associate positions at NYU Meyers has passed. Please check back in 2021.

Research Projects

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R25/ Summer Research Collaborative (RECV)

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Provide diverse undergraduate and graduate students with interdisciplinary training, innovative applied/hands-on research and team science experiences and mentorship by experts in CVD research. The program aims when accomplished will be a sustainable RECV program that supports the interdisciplinary training of a diverse cohort of future scientists who will become pioneers in CV health-related research.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to Improve Cognitive Function During Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy

Looking at Birth Outcomes and their Relationship to Registered Nurse Staffing

Liberia Health Workforce Program

PI/DirectorRobin Klar
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ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory

PI/DirectorAbraham A Brody
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The NIA AD/ADRD Collaboratory will provide the national infrastructure necessary to catalyze and support embedded pragmatic clinical trials of non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia. By convening national experts to provide consultation and guidance to Collaboratory-funded pilot projects and NIA-funded trials, the Collaboratory has the potential to transform care delivery, quality, and outcomes for millions of Americans suffering with AD/ADRD

Chicago Asian RCMAR

PI/DirectorBei Wu
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Care-Partner Assisted Intervention To Improve Oral Health for Individuals with Mild Dementia

PI/DirectorBei Wu
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The goal is to develop an intervention to help care partners learn how to adapt methods for guiding the IMD in carrying out oral hygiene.

T32 development support grant

PI/DirectorBei Wu
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Using the Electronic Patient Visit Assessment (ePVA) To Improve Patient Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

Using the Electronic Patient Visit Assessment (ePVA) To Improve Patient Outcomes

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The purpose/specific aim of this study is to determine the feasibility of conducting a randomized clinical trial (RCT) to evaluate the Electronic Patient Visit Assessment (ePVA) as an intervention to support clinical practice and improve patient outcomes in head and neck cancer (HNC).

Adherence Connection for Counseling, Education, and Support (ACCESS) - II

P20 Exploratory Center for Precision Health in Diverse Populations

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The mission is to promote nursing research in metabolic syndrome (MetS) and related multiple chronic conditions (MCC). The Center allows for more individualized care and to extend nursing science by offering biomarker, genetic/genomic, biobehavioral, lifestyle, and environmental explanations that will inform nursing care for diverse populations with symptoms of MetS.

Identifying Opportunities to Improve Maternal and Family Care Following Birth

PI/DirectorAudrey Lyndon
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This project will conduct focus groups with nurses, mothers, public health professionals, physicians, midwives, and doulas to identify essential aspects nursing care following birth (postpartum nursing care), adapt a measure of nursing care quality to postpartum care, and identify unmet needs for women and families in the first weeks, months, and year at home following birth.

Herman Biggs Society Student Scholars

Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program

PI/DirectorJudith Haber
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Expand support for OHNEP model for integration of interprofessional oral health content and clinical competencies in nursing programs and clinical settings, Disseminate a replicable national clinical education and “best clinical practice” model for integrating interprofessional oral health competencies in clinical settings, Expand engagement with external national and state nursing and interprofessional health promotion organizations, and Expand OHNEP’s leadership position as a national interprofessional oral health champion.

Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research

PI/DirectorGreg Falkin
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Funding for 7 postdoctoral and 9 predoctoral trainees—during each of years 36 to 40.

Virtual Practice for Teaching Enhanced RN Roles in Primary Care Population Management

PI/DirectorMaja Djukic
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This project will develop panel management (PM) competencies in pre-licensure nursing students with technology-mediated education.

OEHN PhD training program

Nurses Improving Mental Health Care in the Community

PI/DirectorTara A Cortes
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This initiative will maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns in the local community.

A Symptom Management Efficacy Study to Reduce Distal Neuropathic Pain

PI/DirectorJoyce Anastasi
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This study will test a novel methodologic approach to manage an important patient and clinical symptom.

Examination of Autonomy Support on PrEP Use in Black MSM: A Quantitative Analysis

PI/DirectorS Raquel Ramos
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Biomedical HIV prevention strategies, such as PrEP, have helped to reduce HIV incidence. However, PrEP use among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) has not reached levels sufficient to have population impact on HIV incidence. HPTN 073 was a pioneering study offering biomedical HIV prevention and a novel approach to service provision, called client-centered care coordination. HPTN 073 enrolled 226 Black MSM who were eligible for PrEP, although PrEP use was not required for study participation. Current analyses in HPTN 073 have focused on those who used PrEP during the study.

LEveraging A viRtual eNvironment (LEARN) to Enhance Prevention of HIV-related Comorbidities in at-risk Minority MSM

PI/DirectorS Raquel Ramos
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The long-term goal of this research is to utilize a VE as a means to increase access to online social supports and increase health promotion skills that can be transferred to the real world and result in the prevention of HIV-related cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.

The Hospice Advanced Dementia Symptom Management and Quality of Life Trial (HAS-QOL)

PI/DirectorAbraham A Brody
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The R33 component of this study will complete a three-year pragmatic stepped wedge randomized clinical trial of the Aliviado Dementia Care- Hospice Edition, with the goal of improving quality of care for the person with dementia and their caregiver, reducing antipsychotic use, and increasing bereaved caregiver satisfaction in the hospice setting.

Emergency-Department Initiated Palliative Care in Older Adults with Advanced Illness

PI/DirectorAbraham A Brody
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Co-Investigator and nurse lead of a grant to perform a multi-site pragmatic, comparative effectiveness study of primary versus specialist palliative care for patients seen in the emergency department.

Improving Sleep Using Mentored Behavioral and Environmental Restructuring in Nursing Homes

PI/DirectorAbraham A Brody
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The goal of this study will be to perform a stepped-wedge randomized trial of the Improving Sleep Using Mentored Behavioral and Environmental Restructuring (SLUMBER), an evidence-based, non-pharmacological, interprofessional, clinician- influenced intervention, utilizing three strategies: 1) cognitive behavioral therapy-insomnia (CBT-I), 2) environmental monitoring and modification, and 3) interprofessional team-building with the aims

Home-based Primary Care for Homebound Seniors: a Randomized Controlled Trial

PI/DirectorAbraham A Brody
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A randomized controlled trial intervention of usual office-based primary care versus house calls on symptom control, utilization, caregiver satisfaction and burden.

A Multi-Site Cluster RCT of the Dementia Symptom Management At Home Program

PI/DirectorAbraham A Brody
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A multi-site cluster randomized trial to assess the efficacy of the Dementia Symptom Management at Home Program’s impact on improving quality of life for persons with dementia-caregiver dyads living in the community receiving home healthcare.

NICHE Long Term Care: Improving Nursing Care Quality

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The aim of this project is to provide nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNA) in 30 nursing homes across the state of Washington with specialized education and clinical leadership development training to implement evidence-based clinical practices to improve the care of older adults.

The development of a couples-focused intervention to enhance uptake of evidenced combined HIV preventative methods for African American youth and their romantic partners

PI/DirectorYzette Lanier
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The goal is to address an important gap in current national HIV prevention efforts by conducting formative research needed to develop an evidence informed HIV behavioral intervention focused on African American heterosexually identified adolescent couples.

An Innovative Academic-Clinical Partnership: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Development Program (PC-NP-PDP)

PI/DirectorDonna M Hallas
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The goal is to increase the number of trained NP clinical preceptors by designing, implementing, and evaluating an innovative Academic Clinical Partnership (ACP) featuring a web-based Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Development Program (PC-NP-PDP) for experienced and novice preceptors.

A Clinical/Community Partnership to Expand Primary Care of Older Adults (CC-PCOA)

PI/DirectorTara A Cortes
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This innovative proposal creates a paradigm shift from the traditional perception of primary care as a visit to a doctor to one where primary care practice is woven throughout a continuum of locations extending from the doctor to services in the community where care plans can be enhanced to attain better health outcomes through non-traditional interventions.