Our faculty do more than just provide a world-class education in the health professions. They also perform groundbreaking research to find ways to create better patient outcomes, more efficient care facilities and healthier communities.

Faculty publications news

Tracey Gendron, Ph.D., chair and associate professor in the Department of Gerontology, wrote an article, “Ageism in the Era of COVID-19,” now featured on the VCU Division of Inclusive Excellence website. 

Laura McClelland, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Administration, guest edited “The Emotional Experience of Caregiving Work in a Changing Health Care Landscape,” published in the May 2020 special issue of Work and Occupations, an international sociological journal. The special issue “focuses explicitly on the emotional experience of caregiving work with an emphasis on helping better understand the factors that contribute to emotional exhaustion and well-being at work. 

Amy J. Armstrong, Ph.D., chair and associate professor, and Courtney M. Holmes, Ph.D., associate professor, both of the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, recently published “A Changing World, Again. How Appreciative Inquiry Can Guide Our Growth," in Social Sciences & Humanities Open. The article provides an overview of appreciative inquiry and its relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provides specific strategies for how people and systems can use artificial intelligence as they transition through the pandemic and afterward.

An article on a joint professional experience between the departments of Radiation Sciences and Nurse Anesthesia was published in the journal Radiologic Technology. The article, “University-Developed Interprofessional Surgical Simulation Training for Radiography Students,” was written by Staci King, instructor of radiation sciences; Mike Kammerman, director of simulation; and Jeff Legg, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Sciences.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications Academic Year 2019-20*

Allen, H. K., Lilly, F., Green, K. M., Zanjani, F., Vincent, K. B., & Arria, A. M. (2020). Substance use and mental health problems among graduate students: Individual and program-level correlates. Journal of American College Health, 1-9. doi:10.1080/07448481.2020.1725020

Beck, K. H., Zanjani, F., & Allen, H. K. (2019). Social context of drinking among older adults: Relationship to alcohol and traffic risk behaviors. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 64, 161-170. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2019.05.001

Gendron, T., Inker, J., Andricosky, R., & Zanjani, F. (2020). Development of the relational ageism scale: Confirmatory test on survey data. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 90(3): 281-296. https://doi-org.proxy.library.vcu.edu/10.1177/0091415019836956

Inker, J., Jensen, C., Barsness, S., & Stewart, M. M. (2020). Implementing microlearning in nursing homes: Implications for policy and practice in person-centered dementia care. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi:10.1177/0733464820929832

Sperling, S. A., Brown, D. S., Jensen, C., Inker, J., Mittelman, M. S., & Manning, C. A. (2019). FAMILIES: An effective healthcare intervention for caregivers of community dwelling people living with dementia. Aging & Mental Health, 1-9. doi:10.1080/13607863.2019.1647141

Zanjani, F., Brooks, M., Waters, L., Parsons, P., & Slattum, P. (2020). Geriatric Opioid Harm Reduction: Interprofessional Student Learning Outcomes. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 6. doi:10.1177/2333721420908985

Zanjani, F., Schoenberg, N., Martin, C., & Clayton, R. (2020). Reducing Medication Risks in Older Adult Drinkers. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 6. doi:10.1177/2333721420910936

Zanjani, F., Allen, H. K., & Beck, K. H. (2019). Alcohol, driving, and health among community-dwelling older adults. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 6(4), 315-326. doi:10.14485/hbpr.6.4.1

Brown, M. J., Cohen, S. A., & Deshazo, J. P. (2019). Psychopathology and HIV diagnosis among older adults in the United States: Disparities by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Aging & Mental Health, 1-8. doi:10.1080/13607863.2019.1636201

Carroll, N. W., & Clement, J. P. (2020). Hospital performance in the first 6 years of medicare’s value-based purchasing program. Medical Care Research and Review. doi:10.1177/1077558720927586

Heisey-Grove, D. M., & Deshazo, J. P. (2020). Look who's talking: Application of a theory-based taxonomy to patient–clinician e-mail messages. Telemedicine and E-Health. doi:10.1089/tmj.2019.0192

Johnston, K. J., Mittler, J., & Hockenberry, J. M. (2020). Patient social risk factors and continuity of care for Medicare beneficiaries. Health Services Research, 55(3), 445-456. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13272

Saunders H., Snell M., Mittler J., Guerra L., & Cunningham P. (2019). Key facts about care coordinators serving commonwealth coordinated care members. Richmond VA: Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved from https://hbp.vcu.edu/media/hbp/policybriefs/pdfs/VCU_Report_CareCoordinators_r3b(1).pdf.

Vogus, T. J., Gabriel, A. S., & McClelland, L. E. (2020). The social context of caregiving work in health care: Pushing conceptual and methodological frontiers. Work and Occupations, 47(2), 123-143. doi:10.1177/0730888420909495

Vogus, T. J., & McClelland, L. E. (2020). Actions, style and practices: How leaders ensure compassionate care delivery. BMJ Leader, 4(2), 48-52. doi:10.1136/leader-2020-000235

Ghosh, S. S., Wang, J., Yannie, P. J., Sandhu, Y. K., Korzun, W. J., & Ghosh, S. (2019). Dietary supplementation with galactooligosaccharides attenuates high-fat, high-cholesterol diet–induced glucose intolerance and disruption of colonic mucin layer in C57BL/6 mice and reduces atherosclerosis in ldlr–/– mice. The Journal of Nutrition. doi:10.1093/jn/nxz233

Wolf, C. E., Pierce, K. L., Goldfine, B. L., Nanco, C. R., Poklis, J. L., & Korzun, W. J. (2019). Using papaverine and its metabolites, 6-desmethyl papaverine and 4′,6-didesmethyl papaverine as biomarkers to improve the detection time of heroin use. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 43(8), 600-606. doi:10.1093/jat/bkz069

Biddle, C. (2020). AANA journal course: Update for nurse anesthetists-enterohepatic recirculation: From death by mushroom to perioperative pharmacokinetics. AANA Journal, 88(1), 71-76.

Biddle, C. (2019). Clinical potpourri for your life and your practice. AANA Journal, 87(3), 177-178.

Biddle, C. (2020). Ignoring “Stay at Home!”…the life and times of the frontline CRNA during a pandemic. AANA Journal, 88(3), 171-172.

Dishman, D., Fallacaro, M. D.Damico, N., & Wright, M. C. (2020). Adaptation and validation of the situation awareness global assessment technique for nurse anesthesia graduate students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 43, 35-43. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2020.02.003

Hu, J., Gifford, W., Ruan, H., Harrison, D., Li, Q., Ehrhart, M. G., & Aarons, G. A. (2019). Translation and linguistic validation of the implementation leadership scale in Chinese nursing context. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(5), 1030-1038. doi:10.1111/jonm.12768

Hu, J., Yang, Y., Li, X., Yu, L., Zhou, Y., Fallacaro, M. D., & Wright, S. (2020). Adverse outcomes associated with intraoperative anesthesia handovers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.jopan.2020.01.016

Hu, J., Modanloo, S., Squires, J. E., Harrold, J., & Harrison, D. (2019). The validity of skin conductance for assessing acute pain in infants. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 35(8), 713-724. doi:10.1097/ajp.0000000000000721

Hu, J. (2019). Patients prefer bedside handover and wish to be active partners in it. Evidence Based Nursing. doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103221

Hu, J. (2019). Compounded creams no better than placebo creams for localised chronic pain. Evidence Based Nursing, 23(3), 87. doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103128

Hu, J. (2019). Incidence and prevalence of medical device-related pressure ulcers in children and adults. Evidence Based Nursing, 23(2), 62-62. doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103098

King, S., Kammerman, M., & Legg, J. (2020). University-developed interprofessional surgical simulation training for radiography students. Radiologic Technology, 91(5), 473–476.

Li, Q., Hu, J., Yu, L., Liu, Y., & Ruan, H. (2019). The relationship between the implementation leadership and evidence-based practice competencies: A survey study. Nursing Journal of Jie Fang, 36(06), 40-43.

Li, Q., Yu, L., Hu, J., Jiang, L., Yuan, W., Ruan, H., (2019). Implementation leadership of nurse managers to promote the evidence-based airwat suctioning. Chinese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 323-326. doi: 10.19438/j.cjoms.2019.04.008

Stulce, J. M., Biddle, C., & Vacchiano, C. (2019). Low-flow domiciliary oxygen as a mechanism of ongoing oxidative stress. Respiratory Care, 64(11), 1387-1391. doi:10.4187/respcare.05618

Wang, X., Hong, R., Hu, J., Damico, N., Jiang, L., Yang, Y., & Xiang, X. (2019). Translation and pilot test of the general anesthesia satisfaction questionnaire in Chinese context. Nursing Journal of Jie Fang Jun, 36(11), 42-45.

Wang, X., Ruan, H., Hu, J., & Damico, N. (2019). Reliability and validity analysis of the Chinese version of hawkins general anesthesia patient satisfaction questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology, 35(11), 1103-1106.

Yang, L., Hu, J., Fallacaro, M., & Ruan, H. (2019). Concept and theoretic framework of patient engagement research. Journal of Nursing Science, 34(8), 101-104.

Zhao, X., Hu, J., Yang, Y., Shi, Z., Gay, B., & Ruan, H. (2019). Content analysis of clinical practice guidelines for adult pre-anesthesia assessment used in clinical settings. Shanghai Nursing, 19(5), 43-45.

Zhao, X., Ruan, H., Hu, J., Jiang, H., Sun, Y., & Yang, Y. (2019). Developing preanesthesia evaluation system in Chinese context: A delphi method study. The Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology, 35(11), 1097-1102.

Zou, P., Luo, Y., Krolak, K., Hu, J., Liu, L., Lin, Y., & Sun, W. (2019). Student’s experiences on learning therapeutic relationship: A narrative inquiry. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0844562119873760

Brooks, E. M., Winship, J. M., & Kuzel, A. J. (2020). A “Behind-the-Scenes” look at interprofessional care coordination: How person-centered care in safety-net health system complex care clinics produce better outcomes. International Journal of Integrated Care, 20(2). doi:10.5334/ijic.4734

Dusing, S. C., Harbourne, R. T., Lobo, M. A., Westcott-Mccoy, S., Bovaird, J. A., Kane, A. E., & Brown, S. E. (2019). A physical therapy intervention to advance cognitive and motor skills. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 31(4), 347-352. doi:10.1097/pep.0000000000000635

Khurana, S., Kane, A. E., Brown, S. E., Tarver, T., & Dusing, S. C. (2020). Effect of neonatal therapy on the motor, cognitive, and behavioral development of infants born preterm: A systematic review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 62(6), 684-692. doi:10.1111/dmcn.14485

Lane, S. J., & Reynolds, S. (2019). Sensory over-responsivity as an added dimension in ADHD. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 13. doi:10.3389/fnint.2019.00040

Mosavel, M., Winship, J., Liggins, V., Cox, T., Roberts, M., & Jones, D. S. (2019). Community-based participatory research and sustainability: The Petersburg wellness consortium. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 11(2).

Reynolds, S. R. Tucker, M.E., Cade, W.T., Clayton, N., & Lane, S.J. (2019). Dietary intake and hedonic preferences for sodium in children, adolescents and young adults with barth syndrome. International Journal of Rare Diseases & Disorders, 2(1). doi:10.23937/2643-4571/1710011

Winship, J. M., Ivey, C. K., & Etz, R. S. (2019). Opportunities for occupational therapy on a primary care team. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(5). doi:10.5014/ajot.2019.030841

Davis, R and Tartaglia, A (2019).  Integrating CPE Into A Master’s Degree Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry. vol. 39.

Marcinowski, E. C., Tripathi, T., Hsu, L., Mccoy, S. W., & Dusing, S. C. (2019). Sitting skill and the emergence of arms‐free sitting affects the frequency of object looking and exploration. Developmental Psychobiology, 61(7), 1035-1047. doi:10.1002/dev.21854

Riddle, D. L., & Perera, R. A. (2020). American academy of orthopedic surgeons appropriate use criteria for hip preservation surgery: Variables that drive appropriateness for surgery. Arthritis Care & Research, 72(3), 405-411. doi:10.1002/acr.23828

Riddle, D. L., Keefe, F. J., Ang, D. C., Slover, J., Jensen, M. P., Bair, M. J., & Dumenci, L. (2019). Pain coping skills training for patients who catastrophize about pain prior to knee arthroplasty. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 101(3), 218-227. doi:10.2106/jbjs.18.00621

Riddle, D. L., & Perera, R. S. (2019). Influence of baseline magnetic resonance imaging features on outcome of arthroscopic meniscectomy and physical therapy treatment of meniscal tears in osteoarthritis: Letter to the Editor. Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31251664/542.

King, S., Kammerman, M., & Legg, J. (2020). University-developed interprofessional surgical simulation training for radiography students. Radiologic Technology, 91, 473-476.

Legg, J. S., & Cohen, T. (2020). Coping styles of radiologic sciences students. Radiologic Technology, 91, 533-

Armstrong, A. J., Holmes, C. M., & Henning, D. (2020). A changing world, again. How appreciative inquiry can guide our growth. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 2(1), 100038. doi:10.1016/j.ssaho.2020.100038

Bullins, S. M., & Reid, C. A. (2019). Certification for life care planning practice. Journal of Life Care Planning, 17(3), 23-29.

Chen, X., Muller, V., Lee, B., Wu, J., Iwanaga, K., & Lee, D. (2020). Community participation as both a mediator and moderator for the relationship between functional disability and l.ife satisfaction of individuals with fibromyalgia. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 51(1), 31-41. doi:10.1891/jarc-d-19-00010

Dutta, A., Kundu, M., Iwanaga, K., Ditchman, N., & Chan, F. (2019). Transition engagement of African American youth with disabilities: A serial mediation model. Exceptional Children, 86(3), 276-292. doi:10.1177/0014402919884542

Dutta, A., Kundu, M., Wu, J., Iwanaga, K., Chapin, M., Boen, R., Chan, F. (2020). Assessing learning styles of African American college students with disabilities: A factor-analytic approach. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 51(1), 42-57. doi:10.1891/jarc-d-19-00008

Fraser, R. T., McMahon, B. T., Wiggins, A., Clift, A., & Hunter-Banks, S. (2020). Considerations in developing a specialized epilepsy employment program: A sponsor's playbook. Epilepsy & Behavior, 102, 106698. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2019.106698

Fraser, R. T., McMahon, B. T., Wiggins, A., Clift, A., & Hunter-Banks, S. (2020). Considerations in developing a specialized epilepsy employment program: A sponsor's playbook. Epilepsy & Behavior, 102, 106698. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2019.106698

Holmes, C. M., Keyser-Marcus, L., Dave, B., & Mishra, V. (2020). Project ECHO and opioid education: A systematic review. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 7(1), 9-22. doi:10.1007/s40501-020-00199-8

Holmes, C., & Reid, C. (2019). Comparative analysis of learning outcomes for on-campus and distance learning courses in a rehabilitation and mental health counselor education program. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 33(3), 180-183. doi:10.1891/2168-6653.33.3.180

Holmes, C. M., Kozlowski, K. A., & Jernigan, D. (2019). A pilot survey of the integration of technology into counseling practice. The Journal of Counseling Research and Practice, 4(1), 102-118.

Holmes, C. & Reid, C. (2019). Comparative analysis of learning outcomes for on-campus and distance learning courses in a rehabilitation and mental health counselor education program.  Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education (33)3: 180-183, doi: 10.1891/2168-6653.33.3.180

Iwanga, K., Rumrill, P., Roessler, R., Gala, B., Tansey, T. N., & Chan, F. (2020). Assessing readiness for employment in vocational rehabilitation: An abbreviated measure. Journal of Rehabilitation, 86(1), 12-19.

Iwanga, K., Umucu, E., J. R., Wu, Yaghmaian, R., Lee, H. L., Fitzgerald, S., & Chan, F. (2020). Assessing vocational outcomes expectancy in individuals with serious mental illness: A factor-analytic approach. Journal of Mental Health, 29(1), 116-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237

Iwanaga, K., Chan, F., Tansey, T. N., Strauser, D., Ritter, E., Bishop, M., & Brooks, J. (2018). Working alliance and stages of change for employment: The intermediary role of autonomous motivation, outcome expectancy and vocational rehabilitation engagement. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 29(2), 315-324. doi:10.1007/s10926-018-9787-5

Keyser-Marcus, L., Holmes, C. M., Adams, A. S., & Bodamer, C. (2020). Simulation methods as a tool to enhance medical student education and combat stigma in addictions. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s40501-020-00220-0

Krause, J., Iwanga, K., Reed, K. S., & Chan, F. (2020). Importance of intangible and tangible job considerations among participants with spinal cord injury: Factor analysis and scale development. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 53(1), 67-75. doi: https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-201086

Lee, B., Pfaller, J., Iwanaga, K., Chen, X., Wu, J., & Chan, F. (2020). Core self-evaluations as a mediator of the relationship between stress and quality of life in women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 52(2), 137-144. doi:10.3233/jvr-191066

Leslie, M., Rainey, S. J., Jencius, M., Rumrill, P. D., & McMahon, B. T. (2019). Workplace discrimination involving charging parties with substance use disorders under Title I of the Americans with disabilities act. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 50(1), 7-23. doi:10.1891/0047-2220.50.1.7

Leslie, M. J., McMahon, B. T., Bishop, M. L., Rumrill, S. P., & Sheppard-Jones, K. (2020). Comparing the workplace discrimination experiences of older and younger workers with multiple sclerosis under the Americans with disabilities act amendments act. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 51(2), 168-179. doi:10.1891/jarc-d-19-00021

McMahon, B. T., Grover, J. M., Mcmahon, M. C., & Kim, J. H. (2020). Workplace discrimination for persons with hearing loss: Before and after the 2008 ADA Amendments Act. Work, 65(1), 39-51. doi:10.3233/wor-193056

Moser, E., Chan, F., Berven, N. L., Bezyak, J., Iwanaga, K., & Umucu, E. (2020). Resilience and life satisfaction in young adults with epilepsy: The role of person-environment contextual factors. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 52(2), 157-171. doi:10.3233/jvr-191067

Smith, C. S., Carrico, C. K., Goolsby, S., & Hampton, A. C. (2020). An analysis of resilience in dental students using the Resilience Scale for Adults. Journal of Dental Education, 84(5), 566-577. doi:10.1002/jdd.12041

Sprong, M. E., Iwanaga, K., Mikolajczyk, E., Cerrito, B., & Buono, F. D. (2019). The role of disability in the hiring process: Does knowledge of the Americans with disabilities act matter? Journal of Rehabilitation, 85(4), 42-49.

Strauser, D. R., Chan, F., Fine, E., Iwanaga, K., Greco, C., & Liptak, C. (2018). Development of the perceived barriers scale: A new instrument identifying barriers to career development and employment for young adult survivors of pediatric CNS tumors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 13(1), 1-9. doi:10.1007/s11764-018-0722-8

Davis, T. C., George-Gay, B., Jamerson, M., Marrs, S. A., Biddle, C. J., Daniel, R. (In Press). Innovative approach to moderating risk of nosocomial infection during anesthesia. Clinical Laboratory Science.

Varier, D., Zumbrunn, S., Conklin, S., Marrs, S., Stringer, J. K., & Furman, J. (2020). Getting stuck in writing: Exploring elementary students’ writing self-regulation strategies. Educational Studies, 1-20. doi:10.1080/03055698.2020.1729095

Zanjani, F., Brooks, M., Waters, L., Parsons, P., & Slattum, P. (2020). Geriatric Opioid Harm Reduction: Interprofessional Student Learning Outcomes. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 6, 233372142090898. doi:10.1177/2333721420908985

*Includes peer reviewed journal publications July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  Includes only those articles going to print or e-published ahead of print with a doi assigned. Manuscripts listed in the 2018-2019 edition published ahead of print and entering print editions in this year were not repeated. Accepted and in press manuscripts will be included in the 2020-21 edition.