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College of Nursing

  • Health Equity and Rural Health

Health Equity Research

Faculty at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing are committed to conducting and promoting research to achieve the highest level of health for all people.


  • Factors related to obesity in rural adults
  • Relationships between obesity and health outcomes
  • Psychosocial determinants of health 
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Patient centered research
  • Decreasing infant morbidity and mortality
  • Physiologic measurement and the autonomic nervous system
  • Reduction of health disparities in the neonatal population
  • Patient-provider communication
  • Language discordance
  • mHealth
  • Primary care pediatrics
  • Health disparities
  • Health disparities 
  • Access to cancer care
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Outcomes research
  • Improving physical activity and nutrition in African-American women
  • Components to rest: mental, physical and spiritual
  • LGBT health disparities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Violence/victimization
  • Community Based Participatory Research and Community Engagement 
  • Cardiometabolic Risk and Prevention; Cancer Control and Prevention 
  • COVID-19 and rural health disparities
  • Rural programs of nursing
  • Patient outcomes in rural areas
  • Educational disparities in nursing education
  • Community-based behavioral interventions
  • Motivation for health behavior change
  • Physical activity and chronic disease prevention
    Dr. Sweeney's CV
  • Data management
  • Statistical methods


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.