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 5th 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 or chronic disease. View the NYU Meyers post-doctoral associate application.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.