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Technology and Health Biomarkers

College faculty utilize, explore, and advance techonological innovations to improve health outcomes in our patient populations.  Health biomarkers are used to validate behavioral and other health outcomes.


Dr. Bev Baliko
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Violence and Victimization
  • Mental health interventions following traumatic loss
  • Interprofessional education innovation and evaluation 
  • Decreasing infact morbidity & mortality
  • Infant stabilization after birth
  • Global infant health
  • Quality mobile health apps
  • Comprehensive patient health
  • Health care systems
  • Treatment adherence 
  • Psychosocial/behavioral interventions
  • Storytelling
  • Care transitions 
  • Breast Cancer Survivorship
  • Mindfulness-based interventions to promote health and well-being in breast cancer survivorship
  • Spirituality and Psychoneuroimmunological Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors 
  • Rigor and Reproducibility in Salivary Cortisol Research 
  • Acute and chronic sickle cell disease pain
  • Analgesic pharmacogenetics
  • Theoretically-based family-targeted intervention development and testing 
  • Mobile health technologies as an intervention delivery modality 
  • Lung cancer survivorship 
  • Lung cancer screening
Dr. Tena McKinney
  • Adaptive leadership and care system outcomes
  • Advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing
  • Nurse turnover and care outcomes in long term care
  • Symptoms related to oral targeted therapy
  • Adherence to oral cancer therapy
  • Aging and cancer
  • Oncology clinical trial