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College of Nursing

  • Mental and Behavioral  Health

Biobehavioral Research

Mental and behavioral health research focuses on operationalizing strategies to improve mental healthoutcomes and care access in South Carolina. 


  • Psychiatric-mental health nursing
  • Crisis intervention
  • Chronic mental illness in adults
    Dr. Baliko's CV
  • Theoretically-based family-targeted intervention development and testing 
  • Mobile health technologies as an intervention delivery modality 
  • Lung cancer survivorship 
  • Lung cancer screening
    Dr. McDonnell's CV
  • Psychiatric-mental health nursing
  • Substance use disorders and recovery management
  • Self-care/self-management for parents in recovery from substance use disorders
    Dr. Raynor's CV
  • Sources of dietary inflammation and chronic disease risk, especially cancer
  • Health disparities
  • Cortisol levels and pattern on health outcomes
  • Effect of meditation on symptoms among cancer survivors
    Dr. Wirth's CV


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