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Karen Aroian, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Central Florida College of Nursing: P.O. Box 162210 Orlando, FL 32816-2210 (407) 823-2744--Office (407) 823-5675--Fax [email protected]

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EDUCATION

Degree PhD M.S. B.S. Institution University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA University of Massachusetts, School of Nursing, Amherst, MA Clinical Major

Year 1984-1988 1978-1979 1973-1977

Psychiatric and Community Mental Health Nursing

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LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

MA 13705 MI 4704231648 ANA ­ Psychiatric and Mental Health (1983-2003)

RN RN Clinical Specialist Certification

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EMPLOYMENT

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

2008-Present 2001-2007 Endowed Professor (Chatlos Foundation Endowed Chair in Nursing), Director of Research, University of Central Florida, College of Nursing, Orlando, FL Endowed Professor (The Katharine E. Faville Professor of Nursing Research), College of Nursing Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA Chair, Psychiatric-Mental Health and Community Nursing Departments, School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mental Health Department of the Lynn Community Health Center, Lynn, MA Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Departments of Psychosocial and Parent-Child Nursing, Seattle, WA Research Assistant, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA Associate Professor, Psychiatric Nursing, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA Instructor and Coordinator, Psychiatric Nursing, Lasell Jr. College, Auburndale, MA

1993-2001 1997-2000 1998-1999 1988-1993 1986-1988 1984-1987 1982-1984 1980-1984

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS:

1998-1999 1984-1987 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Lynn Health Center, Mental Health Nursing, Lynn, MA Per Diem Staff Nurse, Psychiatric Units, University of Washington, Hospitals and Clinics

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1983-1984 1981-1984 1981-1984 1979-1980 1977-1978

Outpatient Psychotherapist, Cutler Counseling Center, Norwood, MA Group Therapist, Psychiatry, Charles River Hospital, Wellesley, MA Per Diem Staff Nurse, Charles River Hospital, Wellesley, MA Clinician, Community Intervention Team, South Shore Mental Health Center, Quincy, MA Assistant Charge Nurse, Psychiatry, New England Memorial Hospital, Stoneham, MA

IV.

PUBLICATIONS

DATA-BASED IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

Aroian, K.J., Templin, T.N. & Ramaswamy, V. (2010). Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support for Arab Immigrant Women. Health Care for Women International, 31: 153-169. Aroian, K.J., Hough E.S., Templin, T.N., Kulwicki, A., Ramaswamy, V. & Katz (2009). A model of mother-child adjustment in Arab Muslim Immigrants to the US, Social Science and Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/jsocscimed.2009.08.027 Andrews, D. Richard, D. & Aroian, K.J. (2009). Factor Structure of the Denyes Self Care Practice Instrument. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(6), 799-811. Ramaswamy, V., Aroian, K.J., & Templin, T.N. (2009). Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support for Arab American Adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 43, 49-56. Norris, A.E. & Aroian, K.J. (2008). Avoidance symptoms and assessment of post traumatic stress disorder in Arab women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21 (5), 471-478. Aroian, K.J., Hough, E.S., Templin, T.N., & Kaskiri, E.A. (2008). Development and Psychometric Evaluation of An Arab Version of the Family Peer Relationship Questionnaire. Research in Nursing and Health, 31, 402416. Norris, A.E. & Aroian, K.J. (2008). Assessing reliability and validity of the Arabic language version of the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS) symptom items. Psychiatry Research, 160(3), 327-34. Aroian, K. J., Norris, A.E., González de Chávez Fernández. M.A., Averasturi, L.M.G., (2008). Gender differences in psychological distress among Latin American immigrants to the Canary Islands. Journal of Sex Roles Research,59:107-118. Aroian, K.J., Kaskiri, E.A., & Templin, T.N. (2008). Psychometric evaluation of the Arabic language version of the Demand of Immigration Scale. International Journal of Testing, 8:1, 2-13 . Aroian, K.J., Kulwicki, A., Kaskiri, E., Templin, T.N., & Wells, C. (2007). Psychometric evaluation of the Arabic language version of the Profile of Mood States. Research in Nursing and Health, 30, 531-541. Aroian, K.J. & Vander Wal, J.S. (2007). Health service use in Russian immigrant and nonimmigrant older persons. Family and Community Health, 30(3), 213-223. Aroian, K.J., Vander Wal, J.S., Peters, R.M., & Tate, N. (2007). Consumer dissatisfaction, self-treatment, and health service use in low-income African American and White older persons. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 14(2), 61-67. Aroian, K.J. & Vander Wal, J.S. (2007). Measuring elders' symptoms with daily diaries and retrospective reports. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 29(3), 322-337. Peters, R.M., Aroian, K.J., & Flack, J. (2006). African American culture and hypertension prevention. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28(7), 831-854. Aroian, K.J. (2006). Children of foreign born parents. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 44(10), 1-4. Aroian, K.J., Katz, A., and Kulwicki, A. (2006). Recruiting and retaining Arab Muslim mothers and children for research. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 38(3), 255-261. Aroian, K.J. (2005). Equity, effectiveness, and efficiency in health care for immigrants minorities. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 12(3) 99-106. Aroian, K.J., Wu, B. & Van Tran, T. (2005). Health care and social service use among Chinese immigrant elders. Research in Nursing and Health, 28, 1-11. Norris, A.E. & Aroian, K.J. (2004). To transform or not transform skewed data for psychometric analysis: That is the question. Nursing Research, 53(1), 67-71. Aroian, K.J. & Norris, A.E. (2003). Depression trajectories in relatively recent immigrants. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 44 (5), 420-427.

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Aroian, K.J. & Norris, A.E., & Chiang, L. (2003). Gender differences in psychological distress among immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Journal of Sex Roles Research, 48 (1/2), 39-51. Aroian, K.J. & Norris, A.E. (2002). Assessing risk for depression among immigrants at two-year follow-up. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 16(6), 245-253. Aroian, K.J., Khatutsky, G., Tran, T.V., & Balsam, A.L. (2001). Health and social service utilization among elderly immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 33(3), 265-271. Tran, T.V., Khatutsky, G., Aroian, K.J., Balsam, A. & Conway, K. (2000). Living arrangements, depression, and health status among elderly Russian immigrants. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 33(2), 63-77. Aroian, K.J. & Norris, A.E. (2000). Resilience, stress, and depression among Russian immigrants. Western Journal of Nursing, 21(1), 52-65. Aroian, K.J. & Norris, A.E. (1999). Somatization and depression among former Soviet immigrants. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 6(3), 93-101. Tran, V.T. & Aroian, K.J. (1999). Developing cross-cultural research instruments. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, 1(1), 35-48. Aroian, K.J., Norris, A.E., Tran, T.V., & Schappler-Morris, N. (1998). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Demands of Immigration Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 6(2), 175-194. Aroian, K.J., Norris, A., Patsdaughter, C.A. & Tran, T.V. (1998). Predicting psychological distress among former Soviet immigrants. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 44(2), 284-294. Aroian, K.J., Schappler-Morris, N., Neary, S., Spitzer, A. & Tran, T.V. (1997). Psychometric evaluation of a Russian language version of the Resilience Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 5(2), 151-164. Aroian, K.J. & Schappler-Morris, N. (1996). Using qualitative data for estimating concurrent validity of standardized measures. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 4(1), 57-72. Aroian, K.J., Spitzer, A., & Bell, M. (1996). Family support and conflict among former Soviet immigrants. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 18(6), 655-674. Granot, M., Spitzer, A., Aroian, K.J., Ravid, C., Tamir, B., & Noam, R. (1996). Pregnancy and delivery practices and beliefs: Ethiopian women in Israel. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 18(3), 299-313. Aroian, K.J., Patsdaughter, C.A., Levin, A., & Gianan, M.E. (1995). Use of the Brief Symptom Inventory to assess psychological distress in three immigrant groups. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 41(1), 31-46. Aroian, K.J. (1993). Mental health risks and problems encountered by illegal immigrants. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 14, 379-397. Aroian, K.J. (1992). Sources of social support and conflict of Polish immigrants. Qualitative Health Research, 2(2), 178-207. Aroian, K.J. (1992). Subordination of immigrants: Historical trends and critical analysis. Journal of Intergroup Relations, XIX, 1, 30-43. Aroian, K.J. (1990). Polish immigrants' emotional responses to occupational conditions in the U.S.: Adjusting to capitalism. Polish American Studies, Autumn, 2, 75-86. Rudolph, B., Larson, G., Sweeny, S., Ellison Hough, E., & Aroian, K.J. (1990). Hospitalized pregnant psychotic women: Characteristics and treatment issues. Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 41(2), 159-163. Aroian, K.J. (1990). A model of psychological adaptation to migration and resettlement. Nursing Research, 39(1), 5-10. Murphy, S., Aroian, K.J., & Baugher, B. (1989). The development of a theory-based preventative intervention program for bereaved parents following the accidental death of their adolescent or young adult children. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2(3), 319-334 Aroian, K.J. & Patsdaughter, C. (1989). (1989). Multi-method, cross-cultural assessment of psychological distress. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 21(2), 90-93.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Aroian, K.J. (2005). Reconciling cultural relativism for a clinical paradigm: What's a nurse to do? Journal of Professional Nursing, 21(6), 330-331. Aroian, K.J. (2004). Effective, efficient, and equitable health care: What can cultural diversity teach us about sacred cows? Cultural Diversity Column in Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(6), 349-350. Aroian, K.J. (2004). Get Out of Town! Cultural Diversity Column in Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(4), 213. Aroian, K.J. (2004). Hate mail and cultural diversity. Cultural Diversity Column in Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(2), pg. 81 March/April issue.

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Aroian, K.J. (1996). [Review of the book]. Benner, P.A., Tanner, C.A., Cheska, C.A. (1996). Expertise in Nursing Practice: Caring, clinical judgement, and ethics. Oak Park, Ill: Doody Publishing. Aroian, K.J. (1992, September). Self-imposed constraints on the scope of nursing. Alpha Chi News, 15, 3. Aroian, K.J. (1988). From leaving Poland to feeling at home: Psychological adaptation to migration and resettlement. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Washington. Seattle, Washington. Aroian, K. and Prater, M. (1988) Transition Entry Groups: Facilitating the Transition for Newly Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients. Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 39(3), 312-3.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Aroian, K.J., Khatutsky, G., & Daskevskaya, A. (2006). Cross-cultural health care for older Russian-speaking Americans. In R.N. Adler & H.K. Kamel (Eds), Doorway Thoughts: Cross-cultural Health Care for Older Adults (Vol2, pp. 152-15), Boston: Jones and Bartlett. Aroian, K.J. & Norris, A.E. (2004). Confirmatory factor analysis. In B.H. Munro (Ed.) Statistical Methods for Health Care Research, (5th ed., pp. 351-375). New York: Lippincott. Aroian, K.J. (2003). The demands of immigration scale. In O.L. Strickland & C. DiIoria (Eds.), Measurement of Nursing Outcomes: Self-care and Coping (2nd ed., pp. 128-140). New York: Springer Publishing. Aroian, K.J. & Norris, A.E. (2001). Confirmatory factor analysis. In B.H. Munro (Ed.), Statistical Methods for Health Care Research, (4th ed., pp. 331-354). New York: Lippincott. Aroian, K.J. (2001). Immigrant womens' health. In N. Woods and D. Taylor (Volume Eds.), & J. Fitzpatrick (Series Ed.) (pp. 179-226. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 19. New York: Springer Publishing.

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RESEARCH AND GRANTS

Gender Differences in Psychological Distress in Latin American Immigrants. Instituto Canaria de al Mujer (Women's Institute of the Canary Islands), $4,350. Co-investigator. Mother-Child Adjustment in Arab Immigrants and Refugees. R01 NR 008504, National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research, $2,351,719. Principal Investigator. Hypertension Prevention Beliefs among African Americans. R15NR, National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research, $150,000. Co-investigator. Dissemination of Clinical Trials Education Information in a Medicaid Population. Michigan Department of Community Health, $71,745. Principal Investigator. [Awarded but rescinded due to budget cuts]. Measuring Symptom Self-care in Three Racial/Ethnic Groups. R15NR0768, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, $100,000. Principal Investigator. Assessing Public Health and Health Care Needs of Chinese-American Elders. Charles H. Farnsworth Trust of the Medical Foundation, $25,000. Co-investigator. Assessing Public Health Care Needs of Elderly Russian Immigrants and Refugees. Charles H. Farnsworth Trust of the Medical Foundation, $39,401. Co-investigator. Psychological Distress Among Russian Immigrants in Israel. Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. $1,500 extramural funding. Principal Investigator. Immigrant stressors and Psycho-Social Adaptation. R29 NR 02866, National Institute of Health, National Center for Nursing Research, $314,986. Principal Investigator. Stress and Psychosocial Adaptation Among Irish and Cuban Immigrants. $450 extramural funding awarded by Alpha Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Principal Investigator. Immigrant Stressors and Psychological Adaptation. $3,000 extramural funding awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International. Principal Investigator. Migrant Stressor and The Role of Social Relationships. $2,696 extramural funding awarded by the American Nurses Foundation. Principal Investigator. "Patient Variables and Their Perceptions of therapeutic Factors in a Transition Energy Group". Boston University. Co-investigator.

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INTRAMURAL FUNDING

2009 2002 Discrimination experiences in minority youth: A pilot study, $3852, Collaborative In House Grant from College of Nursing and Institute of Simulation and Training. Developing measures to Study Maternal-Child Predictors of Arab Adolescent Adjustment, $10,000. Detroit Medical Center/College of Nursing Scholars Award. Wayne State University. Principal Investigator. Supplementation of NIH Study, Including Extension to a Vietnamese Immigrant Group. $650 Spring Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplementation of NIH Study. $1,000 Fall Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplementation of NIH Study. $1,000 Summer Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplemental Funds for Study of Stress and Adaptation among Russian Immigrants in Israel. $994 Spring Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Preparation of data collection materials for comparative study in the U.S. & Israel. $1,000 Fall Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplementation of Data Entry Costs of Immigrants from the Former USSR. $500 Summer Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplemental Funds for Analysis of Data from Immigrants from the Former USSR. $1,000 Spring Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplementation of Ongoing Data Collection costs from Immigrants from the former USSR. $1,000 Fall Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplemental Costs for Data Collection from Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union. $1,000 Summer Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Supplemental Costs for Data Collection from Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union. $775 Spring Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Instrument Development and Supplemental Costs for Research with Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union. $1,000 Fall Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Start-up Costs Research with Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union. $1,000 Summer Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Distress: Developing Reliable and Valid Measures. $1,000 Summer Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Psychosocial Adaptation of Irish and Cuban Immigrants. $975 Summer Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Extension and Refinement of a Model of Psychological Adaptation to Migration and Resettlement. $5,000 Research Incentive Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. The Role of Social Relationships in Psychological Adaptation to Migration and Resettlement. $1,000 Spring Research Expense Grant. Boston College. Principal Investigator. Migration, Social Relationships and Psychological Health. $4,000 intramural funding awarded by the Hester McLaws Fund, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Principal Investigator.

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PRESENTATIONS

Acculturation and health in Arab immigrant mothers and daughters. Presented with T. Templin and V. Ramaswamy, International Council of Women's Health Issues conference on Cities and Women's Health: Global Perspectives, Philadelphia. Lessons Learned in Adapting and Modifying Self-Report Measures for Ethnic Minority and Culturally Diverse Groups, presented with T. Templin, L. Lewandowski, V. Rice, L.

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Weglicki, & K. Williams at the Midwestern Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Kansas City Missouri Pre-migration persecution, post-migration stressors and resources, and post-migration mental health: A study of traumatized U.S. Arab immigrant women. Presented with A. Norris at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Austin, Texas. Patterns of change over time in PTSD symptomatology in traumatized Arab immigrant women. Presented with A. Norris at the 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, Georgia. Arab Muslim mothers' coping and adjustment: How demands of immigration, social support, and quality of parent-child relationship affect child adjustment. Presented with T. Templin, E. Hough, A. Kulwicki, V. Ramaswamy, & A. Katz., 5th National Conference on Health Issues in the Arab American Community, Dearborn, MI. A causal model of mother-child adjustment in Arab Immigrants. Presented with E. Hough, T. Templin, A. Kulwicki, V. Ramaswamy, & A. Katz, 2008 National State of the Congress on Nursing Research, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington D.C. Defining and Testing Discriminant Validity: Five Hypotheses and Some Guidelines. Presented with T. Templin and V. Ramaswamy, American Psychological Association 116th Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts. Terror and its aftermath: Impact of persecution and refugee camp experiences on Arab immigrant women. Presented with A. Norris, 24th Annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Studies, Chicago, IL. The importance of pre-migration persecution to post-migration mental health: A study of severely traumatized US Arab immigrant women. Presented with A. Norris, 18th annual meeting of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Philadelphia, PA. The psychometrics of an Arabic language version of the Post-traumatic Diagnostic Scale. Presented with A. Norris, 23rd Annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, MD. Assessing PTSD in Arab immigrant women. Presented with A. Norris, 21st Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses' Association, Kissimmee, Florida. Prevalence of Post-traumatic Stress Among Middle Eastern Immigrant Women. Presented with A. Kulwicki and A. Katz, Second International Medical Congress of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia. Confirmatory Factor Analysis to Refine a Measure of Mood for Arab Immigrant Women. Presented with T. Templin, E. Kaskiri, A. Kulwicki. Council of the Advancement of Nursing Science National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research, Washington, D.C. Maternal Predictors of Adolescent Adjustment in Children of Arab Muslim Immigrant Mothers. Presented with T. Templin, E. Hough, A. Kulwicki, & E. Kaskiri, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research, Washington, D.C. Methodological Challenges for Research with Immigrants. Symposium presented with J.

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Cowell and A. Miller at the Sigma Theta Tau 16th International Research Congress. Kona, Hawaii. 4/01/05 A Comparative Study of Health Care Disparity in Low Income African American and Caucasian Elders. 29th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. Presented with J. Vander Wal, R. Peters, & N. Tate. Hypertension Prevention Beliefs in African Americans. 29th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. Presented with R. Peters. Daily Diaries as a Method for Studying Symptom Experiences in the Elderly: A Validation Study. 2004 State of the Science Congress, Washington D.C., presented with J. Vander Wal. Health Service Use in Three Racial/Ethnic Groups. Sigma Theta Tau International Evidence-Based Nursing Conference, Dublin, Ireland. Presented with J. Vander Wal. Reliability Assessment with Skewed Data: To Transform or Not to Transform. 37th Biennial Convention, Sigma Theta Tau, Toronto, Canada. Online Innovation to Supplement an Accelerated Course. 3rd Annual Lily-North Teaching and Learning Conference, Traverse City, Michigan. Breast Screening in Armenia. First International Medical Congress of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia. Presented with M. Vartanian and J. Vander Wal. Depression Trajectories in Relatively Recent Immigrants. 2002 State of the Science Congress, Washington, D.C. Online Supplementation of an Accelerated Course: Stop-gap Measure or Innovative Genius? The 8th Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, Florida. "Gender Differences in Psychological Distress Among Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union." Midwest Nursing Research Society 2002 Annual Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois. Cultural Explanations for Health Care Use Among Elderly Russian Immigrants. 6th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Health Care Seeking Patterns for Chinese Immigrant Elders. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA. Presented with B. Wu, G. Khatutsky, L. Black, & T. Tran. Resilience, Stress, and Depression Among Russian Immigrants in Israel. 11th International Nursing Research Congress, London, England. Presented with A. Norris. "Provider, Recipient, and Family Perspectives of Health Care Use Among Elderly Russian Immigrants." 11th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Scientific Sessions, New York, New York. "Promoting Appropriate and Timely Use of Health Services by Elderly Immigrants Through Research and Partnerships with Local Public Health Departments." American Academy of Nursing 1998 Annual Meeting and Conference, Acapulco, Mexico.

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"Health Care Needs and Utilization Among Russian Speaking Elderly Immigrants." 50th Annual scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society, Cincinnati, Ohio. Presented with G. Khatutsky, V. Tran, & A. Balsam. "Predicting Psychological Distress Among Former Soviet Immigrants." 11th Conference of the European health Psychology Society. Bordeaux, France. Presented with A. Norris. "Somatization and Depression Among Former Soviet Immigrants." Sigma Theta Tau 9th International Research Congress. Vancouver, Canada. Presented with A. Norris. "Cross-cultural Research Instrument Construction." Primary Care Research Methods and Statistics Conference, San Antonio, Texas. "Using Qualitative Data for Estimating Construct Validity of Standardized Measures." 3rd International Interdisciplinary Qualitative Health Research Conference. Bournemouth, England. "Development and Psychometric evaluation of the Demands of Immigration Scale." 13th World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine. Jerusalem, Israel. "The Role of Family in Immigrants' Stress and Psycho-social Adaptation." 13th World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine. Jerusalem, Israel. "Family Support and conflict Among Russian Immigrants." Forging the Future of Advanced Practice Psychosocial Nursing, Seattle, Washington. "Concurrent Validity of the Demands of Immigration Scale." 7th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Portland, Maine. "Valid Cross-Cultural Psychological Assessment in Three Immigrant Groups." 7th Biennial Conference of the Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers, Oslo, Norway. Presented with C. Patsdaughter, A. Levin, & M.E. Gianan. "Implementing Qualitative Research Interviews: an Adaptation of Peplau's Clinical Interviewing Techniques." Psychiatric Nursing: State of the Art, 1977-1994, Columbus, Ohio. Presented with J. Horowitz. "Risk and Opportunity Among Irish Immigrant Women." International Council of Nurses 20th Quadrennial Congress. Madrid, Spain. "Extension and Refinement of a Model of Psycho-social Adaptation to Migration and Resettlement." Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress. Madrid, Spain. "Health Care Agenda for a Changing U.S. Population." Harvard Community Health Plan ­ Nursing Strategies for the `90's: Thinking Ahead, Acting Now. Boston, MA. "Immigrants, Novelty, and Psychobiological Linkages." Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, San Francisco, CA. "Qualitative Investigation of the Source of Immigrants' Distress." Qualitative Health Research Conference, University of Alberta School of Nursing, Edmonton, Canada. "Social Support and Polish Immigrants' Adaptation." The 13th Annual Research Day,

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing. Milwaukee, WI. "Critical Analysis of the Subordination of Immigrants: Health Implications and Rational Basis." The 11th Annual Post-Doctoral Conference on Critical and Feminist Theories and Nursing Inquiry. Asheville, NC. "Migrants' Psychological Adaptation: Process and Contingencies". The Nursing Honor Societies' Alliance 7th Annual Research Conference. Chelmsford, MA. "Valid Assessment of Migrants' Psychological Distress". The 15th Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference. Maastricht, The Netherlands. Presented with C. Patsdaughter. "Hospitalized Pregnant Psychotic Women: Characteristics and Treatment Issues". 3rd National conference on Theory and Research Based psychosocial Nursing Practice. Seattle, WA. Presented with B. Rudolph, G. Larson, S. Sweeny, and E. Ellison Hough. "Psychological Adaptation to Migration and Resettlement". The 22nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Western Society for Research in Nursing. San Diego, CA. "Strength, Integrity, and Effectiveness of Group Supportive Interventions for Bereaved Parents". The Western Society for Research in Nursing of the Western Institute of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT. Presented with S. Murphy. "Psychological Adaptation to Migration & Resettlement." University of Washington School of Nursing Scholarship Day, Seattle, WA. "Patient Variables and Their Perceptions of Therapeutic Factors in a Transition Entry Group." Conference of The International Congress for Group Psychotherapy, Mexico City, Mexico. Presented with M. Prater. "Transmission Entry Groups: Facilitating the Transition for Newly Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients." Symposium for the Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy, Wellesley, MA. Presented with M. Prater.

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INVITED (NON-REFEREED):

11/18/09 Mental Health Measures and Arab Muslims. Workshop on Using, adapting, and modifying existing measures for studies of diverse population groups, co-sponsored by the Narional Institute on Aging Resource Center on Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) and the Research in Quality Care Formal Interest Group Task Force on Minority Issues, Atlanta, Georgia Linkages for Optimizing Research and Clinical Agendas with Diverse Populations. Keynote address to Improving Health Care Quality through Research, Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Miami, FL. Developing the Substantive and Methodological Base to Promote Immigrant Health. Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing, Azusa, CA. Turn the Beat Around: Promoting Access to Health Services in Vulnerable Populations. Keynote for the Twelfth Annual Primary Care for the Underserved Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Immigrant Women and Violence: Obvious and Hidden Dimensions of Risk and Occurrence. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria seminar series on Gender Violence and Health, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Building Cultural Competence for Psychiatric-Mental Health Diagnosis and Intervention. Keynote for Wayne State University College of Nursing conference on Building Psychiatric and Mental Health Competencies across Clinical Practice Settings,

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Detroit, Michigan. Creating Win/Win Academic-Clinical Partnerships for Psychiatric Nursing: Lessons Learned from. Israel Panel on Leadership from an International Perspective, 17th Annual Conference of the Psychiatric Nurses' Association, Atlanta, GA. "Nurses Call to Action: Providing the Leadership for Culturally Competent Health Care". Keynote for the Spring 2003 Annual Dinner Meeting of Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Chapter. Detroit, MI. "Creating the Infrastructure and Research Agenda for Serving Vulnerable Populations". Keynote for the Annual Nursing Scholarship Day, University of Massachusetts at Worcester College of Nursing Scholarship Day. Worcester, MA. "Cross-cultural Instrument Development". The Ethnicity and Health Research Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. 2002 Annual Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois. "Immigration and Health: Research and Practice Implications". Keynote for the Annual Nursing Scholar Lecture, Barry University School of Nursing and Lambda Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International, Miami Shores, Florida. Developing a Program of Research. Doctoral Student Forum. Barry University School of Nursing, Miami Shores, Florida. "Programmatic Research as Travelogue: Mapping, Bushwhacking and Assembling the picture Album". Annual Spring Research Program at the Alpha Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International, Boston, MA. "Nursing Immigrant Populations". Northeastern University of School of Nursing, Boston, MA. "Immigration and the Family." Armenian Students' Association Lecture Series, Belmont, MA. "Immigration, Stress, and Health." Northeastern University School of Nursing, Boston, MA. "Psychiatric Nursing in the New Millennium: Providing Culturally Competent Care." Contemporary Forums in Psychiatric Nursing, Cambridge, MA. "The Use of the Brief Symptom Inventory in Three Immigrant Groups: A Multimethod Assessment." Harvard Medical School, The Colloquium on Qualitative Research in Health. "The Immigrant Experience in America." Presented to high school students in the Intensive Residential Treatment Program, Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, Boston, MA. "Cross-cultural Use of the Symptom Checklist ­ 90-R to Assess Psychological Distress." Grand Rounds, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Boston, MA. "Delivering Health Care to Immigrant Populations." Northeastern University School of Nursing, Boston, MA. "The Immigration Experience and the Role of Ethnic Communities in Immigrants' Social and Psychological Adaptation." Armenian Students' Association. Lecture Series, Belmont, MA. "Psychiatric Nursing in the Nineties: Meeting the Mandate for Culturally Competent Care." Contemporary Forums in Psychiatric Nursing, Boston, MA. "Application of Qualitative Methods to Nursing Diagnosis Research." Massachusetts Conference Group on Nursing Diagnoses, Boston, MA. "Purpose, Design, and Implementation of Qualitative Research: An Introductory Overview." The Boston College Women's Studies Program and Center for the Study of Women's Lives. "Purpose and Methods for Conducting Qualitative Research". Annual Spring conference of the Research Nurses' Association of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. "Adjusting to the Transition from Communism to Capitalism." Conference on Soviet

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Refugees in Massachusetts: Implications for Resettlement. Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants. Southborough, MA. "Qualitative Methods for Nursing and Social Science Research." University of Massachusetts' College of Nursing Faculty Scholarship and Research Seminar Series. Boston, MA. "Reliability and Validity of Qualitative Research". First Annual Spring Conference of the Research Nurses Association of Massachusetts. Boston, MA. Presented with V. Prout. "Life Change and Promoting Psychosocial Adaptation". Longua Hospital, Shanghai College of Traditional Medicine. Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. "Immigration and Mental Health: Advancing Nursing Practice Through Nursing Research". The 4th Annual Nursing Enrichment Series. McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA. "Health Care in the Soviet Union." University of Massachusetts Nursing Alumni Day, Worcester, MA.

VIII. AWARDS

1998 1998 1/1995-4/1995 1993 1989 1989 1987-1988 1986 1982 Psychiatric Nursing Research Award, Society for Education and Research in PsychiatricMental Health Nursing Inducted Fellow, American Academy of Nursing Visiting Professor, School of Nursing, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel Multi-Cultural Outreach Award, Staff Builders Home Health Care Mildred Disbrow Award for contribution to the development and testing of nursing theories, University of Washington School of Nursing Invited Co-leader of People to People delegation of citizen ambassador nurses to the Peoples' Republic of China Scholar, American Nurse Foundation Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, Induction Packard Award to study Soviet health care in the Soviet Union by Lasell Jr. College Faculty Grants

IX.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & COMMUNITY SERVICE

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Academy of Nursing American Nurses Association American Psychiatric Nurses' Association Council of Nurses and Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association Council of Armenian American Nurses Midwest Nurses Research Society Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing

JOURNAL EDITOR & EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARDS:

Journal of Professional Nursing 2004 - 2005 Journal of Psychosocial Nursing 2003 - 2008

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

2005-2006 2003-2004 2002 Continuing Education Committee of the American Psychiatric Nurses' Association American Psychiatric Nursing Association Continuing Education Committee Scholarly Review Committee for the American Psychiatric Nurses' Association 17th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Chair, Scholarly Review Committee for the American Psychiatric Nurses' Association 14th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. Resource Committee, Council of Armenian American Nurses Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care Member of executive committee and recording secretary, Council of Armenian American Nurses Collateral Reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International Research Review Committee ­ American Nurses Foundation Research Review Committee ­ Alpha Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Volunteer at the Justice Research Institute Boston Secure Treatment for Adolescents Finance Committee, Alpha Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Research Committee, Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Treasurer, Alpha Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Boston College Faculty Fellow, Harding Residence Hall, Newton Campus Member of steering committee, Boston College Andover Workshop

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

2008-2010 2007-2010 University Research Council College of Nursing: Doctoral Curriculm, Admission, Progression and Graduation Committee (Chair, 2008-10) School of Nursing Committee: Doctoral Program Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Doctoral Program Committee, Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair ­ Doctoral Program Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Doctoral Program Committee, Faculty Search Committee University Committee(s): University Research Grant Program Evaluation Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Faculty Search Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Doctoral Admissions Subcommittee, Doctoral Program Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Doctoral Program Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Faculty Resource Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Faculty Resource Committee University Committee(s): University Faculty Hearing Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Masters Admissions Subcommittee School of Nursing Committee(s): Faculty Affairs Committee - Chair of New Faculty Orientation Subcommittee and co-Chair of Social

2005-2006 2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003 2001-2002

2000-2001

1999-2000 1998-1999 1997-1998 1996-1997 1995-1996 1993-1994

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1990-1991

1989-1990

2003-2004

Subcommittee Search Committee for Associate Dean for Graduate Programs School of Nursing Committee(s): Doctoral Program Committee, Faculty Search Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee ­ Chair of Faculty Development Sub Committee School of Nursing Committee(s): Doctoral Program Committee, Faculty Resource Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee ­ Chair of Faculty Development Sub Committee, Ad Hoc Committee to Implement masters Research courses curriculum School of Nursing Committee(s): Planning Committee - Continuing Education Program on Research as a part of clinical practice, Co-chair ­ Faculty Resource Committee, Sub-Task Force Committee ­ Synthesis Course, Advisor to nursing class of 1991 School of Nursing Committee(s): Advisor to nursing class of 1991

TEACHING AND ADVISING: Unveristy of Central Florida NGR 7938 Dissertation Seminar NGR 7815 Qualitative Methods n Nursing Research NGR 7919 Doctoral Research NGR Dissertation Research

Wayne State University NUR 7890 Immigration and Health NUR 8060 Qualitative Research Methods NUR 8070 Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis NUR 7010 Nursing Research Boston College ­ Graduate Program NU 522 Research Advisement NU 441 Systems of Therapy in Psych/M.H. Nursing NU 443 Clinical Practicum NU 541 Stress/Trauma and Individual/Family Responses NU 543 Clinical Practicum NU 710 Themes of Inquiry NU 742 Nursing Research Methods: Quantitative & Qualitative Approaches NU 746 Nursing Measurement NU 751 Advanced Qualitative Methods NU 810 Doctoral Research Practicum NU 811 Doctoral Research Practicum NU 812 Doctoral Research Practicum NU 813 Doctoral Research Practicum NU 814 Qualitative Data Management Boston College ­ Undergraduate Program NU 209 Secondary Preventive Intervention (Psychiatric Nursing)

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NU 229 NU 263

Secondary Preventive Intervention (Psychiatric Nursing) Nursing Synthesis Clinical

University of Washington School of Nursing ­ Graduate Program Family Adaptation to the Perinatal Period Psychosocial Assessment University of Washington School of Nursing ­ Undergraduate Program Psychosocial Dimensions of Health and Illness Senior Practicum and seminar in Psychiatric Nursing Lasell Jr. College Psychiatric Nursing Massachusetts Bay Community College Psychiatric Nursing

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES:

03/31/98 02/23/94 06/14/91 1989 Psychological assessment in culturally diverse populations: Measuring nursing outcomes, Boston College School of Nursing. "Theory and Practice of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry". Charles River Hospital, Wellesley, MA. Faculty Development Seminar on Qualitative Methods. "Qualitative Methods and Case Studies: The Underutilized Approach for Beginning Researchers. Research as Part of Clinical practice. Boston College, Department of Continuing Education.

CONSULTATION:

2006 2000 1999 Advisory Council for Nursing Ph.D. program, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. Methodological consultant to faculty and doctoral students, University of Massachusetts Medical Center School of Nursing, Worcester, MA. Consultant on qualitative research methodology and triangulated qualitative and quantitative research to Mother-child coping and Adjustment of Mothers Living with AIDS/HIV. NIH, R01, Edythe Hough, P.I. Consultant on qualitative research methodology to Coping with the Burden of Institutionalization of an Alzheimer Family Member. Intramural grant from University of Massachusetts at Boston. Joan Garity, P.I. Consultant on cross-cultural research methods and immigrant population to Adjustment and health: Model for midlife Immigrant Women. NIH AREA Grant. Arlene Miller, P.I. Consultant on qualitative research methodology and instrument development for Oncology Patients' Perceptions of Quality Nursing Care. Intramural grants from University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Laurel Radwin, P.I. Consultant on qualitative research methods to Managing lifestyle changes associated with adolescent pregnancy. Dorothy Rentschler, P.I. Consultant on qualitative research methods to Coping with cancer pain: A model for nursing practice. Diane Arathuzik, P.I. Consultant on qualitative research methods to Preventing substance abuse among inner-city childbearing women: Exploring resiliency. Cathy Lindenberg, P.I. Consultant to Staff of a Sheltered Workshop, Project Hire, Norwood, MA. Consultant to Registered Nurses, Regional Hospital, Beckley, W.V.

1997

1996 1995-1999

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