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 10th 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: non-communicable diseases, geriatrics, workforce, global, HIV, technology, chronic disease, or genomics. 

Research Projects

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Collaborative Research: Augmenting a Teachable Robot with Adaptive Cognitive and Social Support

PI/DirectorWinslow Burleson
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This project makes technological contributions to improve understanding of how to detect student problem-solving interactions within tangible environments, constructing models of student cognitive and social interactions, and using these models to guide teachable robot cognitive prompts and social behaviors.

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.

OEHN PhD training program

NYU Meyers College of Nursing is excited to announce a new training program in occupational and environmental health nursing (OEHN), as part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health funded NY/NJ Education and Research Center (T42-OH-008422). The purpose of the PhD/DNP OEHN training program is to prepare nurse leaders in OEHN. We will prepare nurse scientists (PhD) to conduct interdisciplinary occupational and environmental health focused research that will advance nursing science, inform clinical practice, and influence the education of future nursing professionals.

Implementing tobacco use treatment guidelines in public health clinics in Vietnam

NICHE LTC Expansion

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The goal is to support the expansion and adaptation of the NICHE program into long-term care settings: nursing homes, assisted living, and post-acute care. 

A Bundled Rapid HIV/HCV Testing Intervention to Increase Delivery and Receipt of Test Results

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The goal to develop and test a bundled rapid HIV/HCV testing intervention (joint offer of HIV and HCV testing at the point of service), whose aim is to increase the receipt of rapid HIV and rapid HCV test results among patients of drug abuse treatment programs.

Language Barriers and Post-Acute Outcomes in Home Care: A Mixed Methods Analysis

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The goal is to understand how language barriers impact 30-day re-hospitalization and home health care resource utilization among Limited English Proficiency patients recently discharged from the hospital, with a secondary aim of understanding their impact on functional status. 

Engaging and Supporting Youth to Promote Adherence Success (EASYPAS)

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Primary objective of this pilot is to test the feasibility and acceptability of a cognitive behavioral intervention among HIV-infected adolescents.  

College of Nursing/Visiting Neighbors Healthy Aging Collaboration

PI/DirectorJames C Pace
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The Healthy Aging Collaboration will help older adults living in NYU housing, whether affiliated with NYU or not, continue to live safely, confidently, and independently in their homes. 

Addressing Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Current and Future Epidemics

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This study will use the methods of Implementation Science – research synthesis, mathematical modeling and simulation, and comparative effectiveness analyses – to determine how best to constitute a portfolio of interventions for the prevention and control of HCV and its consequences while taking into account limited resources and underlying epidemiologic and social network features. 

Diabetes Self-Management & Support LIVE (Learning in Virtual Environments)

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The goal is to propose a randomized controlled trial to determine whether the effects of participation in a VE that incorporates real-time diabetes self-management training and support will be associated with positive changes in health behaviors. 

Oral-Systemic Health National Interprofessional (IP) Symposium

PI/DirectorJudith Haber
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The Symposium will provide a national forum for dissemination of effective evidence-based national initiatives and models that advance integrating oral health into at least 50 percent of emerging person-centered care models

Using MOST to optimize an HIV care continuum intervention for vulnerable populations

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The aims of the study are  1: Using a highly efficient experimental design, identify which of five components contribute meaningfully to improvement in the primary outcome, viral suppression 2: Identify mediators and moderators of the efficacy of each intervention component,   3: Using a mathematical modeling approach, build the most cost-effective and efficient intervention package .

Peer-Driven Intervention to Seek, test and treat heterosexuals at high risk for HIV

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This five-year study aims to evaluate the efficacy of a brief, scalable, peer-driven intervention to seek and test heterosexuals at high risk for HIV, and link them to care with high retention if found HIV infected.

Implementation of a Sexual Health Intervention for YMSM in Two Vietnamese Cities

PI/DirectorLloyd A Goldsamt
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This project aims to implement of community outreach and a sexual health promotion intervention for YMSM in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, with the goal of addressing the gap in services for young male sex workers, who are presently at high risk for the acquisition and transmission of HIV and other STIs.

SCH: EXP: Improving early detection and intervention of lymphedema

PI/DirectorMei Fu
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The goal of this project is to use machine learning to understand the association between symptoms and other relevant personal and clinical factors and the presence of lymphedema and develop a web-based self-assessment platform that enables patients to assess their risk for lymphedema from anywhere. 

NYU Womens Heart Attack Research Program (HARP)

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The objective of this project is to address gender disparities in CVD outcomes : 1) higher prevalence of non-obstructive CAD among women with MI (MINOCA) and 2) greater severity and adverse impact of psychosocial stress among women with MI. 

Correlates and Consequences of Increased Immune Activation in HIV(+) and (-) IDUs

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This study uses a systems biology approach to identify the mechanisms of increased immune activation in blood and tissue associated with active injection drug use. 

Building Nursing Capacity in Primary Care of Older Adults

PI/DirectorTara Cortes
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The goals are to implement a nurse-led initiative in primary care to improve outcomes for older adults with chronic conditions and begin the development of a comprehensive training program for nurses in primary care to provide age-sensitive care to older adults. 

Building Academic Gerontological Nursing Capacity

PI/DirectorTara Cortes
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Leverage funding to support current and new activities of the National Hartford Centers and promote long-term sustainability. 

Human Resources for Health

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MRI: Development of Experiential Supercomputing: Developing a Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation Holodeck

PI/DirectorWinslow Burleson
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The MRI development project (Track 2) will create a unique experiential supercomputer, an immersive, collaborative, virtual/physical research environment with unparalleled tools for intellectual and creative output. 

HCC: Small: Modeling and Supporting Creativity During Collaborative STEM Activities

PI/DirectorWinslow Burleson
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The goal of this study is to use Natural Language Processing (NLP) to model creativity in dyadic text-based chat elicited by open -ended ill-defined challenges and to use the models to develop initial strategies to foster creativity.

DIP: Collaborative Research: Impact of Adaptive Interventions on Student Affect, Performance, and Learning

PI/DirectorWinslow Burleson
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The goal of this study is to empirically investigate the role of motivational elements of an intelligent tutoring system with embedded affective learning companions for middle school mathematics. 

The Dementia Symptom Management at Home (DSM-H) Program en Espanol

PI/DirectorAbraham A. Brody
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The goal of this grant is to improve the care of older adults in nursing home, assisted living, and post-acute rehabilitation settings through the expansion and adaptation of the successful and self-sustaining NICHE hospital program. 

Symptom management for irritable bowel syndrome constipation (IBS-C)

PI/DirectorJoyce Anastasi
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This application will test a symptom management approach, using Acupuncture/Moxibustion, to reduce the symptoms associated with IBS in a randomized controlled clinical trial.

Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research

PI/DirectorGreg Falkin
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Since its inception in 1984, the Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research Program (BST) has become one of the nation's largest and oldest NRSA training programs, specializing in behavioral science research on drug abuse and related issues, especially HIV/AIDS and criminal justice. The BST program has trained 185 predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees-nearly half of them racial/ethnic minorities.

Clinical Translational Science Award KL2

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The KL2 aims to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to conduct pioneering and effective clinical and translational science in an ethically responsible manner.

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.

Clinical Translational Science Award

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The New York University (NYU)-Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) represents an innovative public-private research partnership designed to foster clinical and translational research and transform the delivery of care in clinical and community practice.

Adherence Connection for Counseling, Education, and Support (ACCESS): A Proof of Concept Study

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The primary objective of this pilot study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of a cognitive behavioral intervention among HIV-infected adolescents.

Oral health Nursing Education & Practice (OHNEP)

PI/DirectorJudith Haber
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OHNEP will partner with IPEC Collaborative members/organizations to advance the adoption of the innovative OHNEP- developed HEENOT (head, ears, eyes, nose, ORAL CAVITY, throat) approach versus the traditional HEENT approach as the new standard of care for conducting a health history.

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

PI/DirectorDonna 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 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.

Collaborative, Continuous Care Model for Primary Care / Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention - Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

PI/DirectorTara Cortes
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The purpose of this project is to demonstrate an innovative interprofessional model of collaborative, coordinated care that reflects the right communication across the health care system.

Language Barriers and Post-Acute Outcomes in Home Care: A Mixed-Methods Study

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This study will determine the impact of language concordant encounters between limited English proficiency patients and nurses on patient outcomes in home care. The study includes patients who speak Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean living in the New York City metro area.

Adherence Connection for Counseling, Education, and Support (ACCESS): A Proof of Concept Study

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This Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award seeks to provide the advanced knowledge, skills, and experience for the candidate's career transition to an independent nurse scientist and her work on the ACCESS study. This study addresses the challenge of adherence to antiretroviral treatment among HIV-infected adolescents and young adults.