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Faculty and Staff

Coretta M. Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

Title: Professor and Health Sciences Endowed Professor
Department: Biobehavioral Health & Nursing Science
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-576-8332
Fax: 803-777-9268

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 601E
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 

Dr. Jenerette has no projects that require assistance this semester but is potentially available to assist on a student’s project. 



Dr. Jenerette received a Ph.D. and MSN from the University of South Carolina and her BSN from Clemson University. She completed a certificate in nursing education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified nurse educator. She also completed post-doctoral fellowships at both Yale University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recently, she completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.


Dr. Jenerette has taught students across academic programs from fundamentals, health assessment, research, and medical-surgical nursing in undergraduate programs to research methods in doctoral courses. She enjoys teaching small groups in both formal and informal settings. Additionally, she enjoys creating co-learning experiences to enhance student-centered outcomes. She is a 2018 Macy Faculty Scholar, and her on-going project, Simulation in Ph.D. Programs or SiPP© is an initiative to blend Ph.D. students’ conceptual understanding of social determinants of health and diversity and inclusion using experiential learning (simulation) to cultivate social justice advocates. Dr. Jenerette was recently inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF). 


Dr. Jenerette’s research program aims to enhance self-care and family management in vulnerable populations such as individuals with sickle cell disease. Specifically, she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify vulnerability factors to intervene by enhancing self-care and family management resources with the goal of improved health outcomes.  


Dissemination activities have included publications, webinars, and presentations locally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, Dr. Jenerette has developed international collaborations with colleagues in Brazil and other countries to disseminate research. 

Professional Service

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates
  • Midlands of South Carolina Black Nurses Association

Professional Practice 

Dr. Jenerette practiced as an oncology nurse and was educated as an acute care nurse practitioner. 

Research Studies (Selected)

2020-2022: Project Experiential SHiNE: Simulation and Social-determinants of Health in Nursing Education. Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention Simulation Education Training HRSA-$499,953. Role: Health Equity Advocate (PI: Murillo).

2019-2022: Advance Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW). HRSA- $2,384,542. Role: Diversity Manager (PI: Ribar).  

2019-2020: Sickle Cell Empathy Project to Improve Care-Student Nurse (SCEPTIC-SN). Global Blood Therapeutics- $5000. Role: PI for IASCNAPA. 

2018-2021: Simulation in Ph.D. Programs (SiPP©). Josiah Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Program- $237,476. Role: Macy Faculty Scholar.

Publications (selected)

Jenerette, C., Murillo, C., Chew, A.Y., & Barksdale, D. (in press). Simulation in PhD Programs or SiPP© to prepare nurse scientists as social justice advocates. Nursing Education Perspectives.  

Johnson, T. M., Bryant, A. L., Brooks, J., Santos, H., Jenerette, C., Lynn, M. R., & Rodgers, S. (2020). Utilizing courageous dialogue to support minority and disadvantaged background nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36(1), 23-27. https://doi-

Matthie, N., Jenerette, C., Gibson, A., Paul, S., Higgins, M., & Krishnamurti, L. (2020). Prevalence and predictors of chronic pain intensity and disability among adults with sickle cell disease. Health Psychology Open, 7(1), 2055102920917250.

Rodgers-Melnick, S.N., Griest, T. J., Lane, D., Jenerette, C., Fu, P., Margevicius, S., & Little, J.A. (2019) The effect of music therapy on transition outcomes in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2017-0004.

Rodgers-Melnick, S. N., Matthie, N., Jenerette, C., Griest Pell, T. J., Lane, D., Fu, P., Margevicius, S. & Little, J. A. (2018). The effects of a single music therapy session on the pain of adults with sickle cell disease: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Music Therapy, 55(2), 156–185. 

Bulgin, D., Tanabe, P. & Jenerette, C. (2018). Stigma of Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 1-11. doi:10.1080/01612840.2018.1443530

Matthie, N. & Jenerette, C. (2017). Understanding the self-management practice of young adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinapathies, 76-91, doi: 10.14223

Jenerette, C. M., Brewer, C. A., Silva, S., & Tanabe, P. (2016). Does attendance at a sickle cell educational conference improve clinician knowledge and attitude toward patients with sickle cell disease? Pain Management Nursing, 17(3), 226-234. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2016.05.001 

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