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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Undergraduate Research Fellows 2011-2012

William F. Connell School of Nursing

Faculty Student(s)
Nancy Allen
Michelle Slavin, Siobhan Tellez
Angela Amar Julie Heislein, Nicole Tuccinardi
Stacey Barone
Melanie Chang, Paulina Miklosz
Rosanna DeMarco Nguyet Chau, Gabriela Marichal
Susan DeSanto-Madeya Spencer Driscoll
William Fehder Mohnish Rao
Jane Flanagan
Christine Hayes, Stephanie Mui
Stacy Garrity
Allison Sandler
Susan Gennaro
Bridget Morstatt
Pamela Grace
Angiolina Franceschelli, Elisabeth Kuhlow
Katherine Gregory
Caroline Ouimet, Guru Shan, Lauren Skirvin
Allyssa Harris
Sandra Dickson, Amy Davenport
June Horowitz Christy Tran, Danielle Turpin, Stephanie Van Dam
Susan Kelly-Weeder
Katie Farrell, Kelly Leonard, Margaret Veroneau
Ellen Mahoney Hannah Kapsak
Natalie McClain
Kaitlyn Kodzis
Joyce Pulcini Will Sutton
Catherine Read Anna Diané
Sr. Callista Roy
Anne Budnick, Beth Harvey
Deborah Sampson
Margaret Flynn
Judith Shindul-Rothschild
Kyle Humphrey, Victoria Soal
Elaine Siow Hillary Seniuk
Kelly Stamp Amanda Terzian, Kate Wormser
Melissa Sutherland Erika Giovanniello, Ashley Thibodeau
Patricia Tabloski
Mary Keeley
Mary Thompson
Kristin McCormack
Judith Vessey Malika Weekes, Colleen Mara
Danny Willis
Selina Chan, Shelby Kaubris, Kristen Moll
Barbara Wolfe
Brianna Sacco
Robin Wood Alexandra Mulloy
Lichuan Ye
Katherine Erdelyi, Meghan Reading
Annie Budnick '13

 

Annie Budnick '13

Annie is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Sister Callista Roy to explore hidden pitfalls for multisite studies demonstrated in a study of cognitive recovery of patients with mild head injury.

Melanie Chang '13

 

Melanie Chang '13

Melanie is in her second year as an undergraduate research fellow working with Dr. Stacey Barone. Currently, she is working on two projects: one that assesses nursing students' attitudes and knowledge towards working with the elderly in acute care settings, and one on adaptation to spinal cord injury.

Amy Davenport '12

 

Amy Davenport '12

Amy is a first year undergraduate research fellow working with Dr. Allyssa Harris on her research exploring abuse of pregnant adolescents.

Anna Diané '12

 

Anna Diané '12

Anna is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow working with Dean Catherine Read and film student Aileen Bianchi. They are creating a video that will be used during the Connell School's new instructor orientation to highlight and educate about diversity and the minority experience within BC’s school of nursing.

Sandra Dickson '13

 

Sandra Dickson '13

Sandra is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Allyssa Harris on her research around the influence of urban literature on urban youth. 

Spencer Driscoll '13

 

Spencer Driscoll '13

Spencer is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Susan DeSanto-Madeya in researching nurses' perspectives on palliative care to better understand how end-of-life care can be improved.

Katherine Erdelyi '12

 

Katherine Erdelyi '12

This is Katie’s first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Lichuan Ye on two projects that are both about sleep; one is researching barriers to sleep quality in hospitalized patients, and the other studies the effect of patients' spouses on adherence to CPAP use.

Margaret Flynn '12

 

Margaret Flynn '12

Margaret is a first year undergraduate research fellow working on a historical research project with Dr. Deborah Sampson regarding nursing care for patients with diabetes.

Beth Harvey '13

 

Beth Harvey '13

Beth is a second year undergraduate research fellow working in collaboration with Sister Callista Roy to explore how published research on spirituality using the Roy Adaptation Model as a conceptual framework has evolved over the past 35 years using both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Kyle Humphrey '13

 

Kyle Humphrey '13

In his first year as an undergraduate research fellow, Kyle will be working with Dr. Judith Shindul-Rothschild on her data analysis and comparison of expenses from Massachusetts healthcare institutions and their effect on consumer healthcare and insurance costs.

Shelby Kaubris '13

 

Shelby Kaubris '13

Shelby is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is currently working with Dr. Danny Willis and his team on a research project titled, “Adult Male Survivors Healing from Childhood Maltreatment.” The research intends to develop an understanding of adult survivors’ of child abuse perceptions of health and health promotion needs.

Mary Keeley '13

 

Mary Keeley '13

Mary will be working with Dr. Patricia Tabloski as an undergraduate research fellow on her project studying pediatric palliative care. 

Kaitlyn Kodzis '12

 

Kaitlyn Kodzis '12

Kaitlyn is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is currently working with Dr. Natalie McClain researching how the presence of an existing support system affects disclosure in victims of child sexual abuse.

Elisabeth Kuhlow '13

 

Elisabeth Kuhlow '13

This is Elisabeth’s first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Pam Grace on a study involving interviews with practiced nurses and students in the Master's program here at BC on what it means to be a good nurse.

Kelly Leonard '12

 

Kelly Leonard '12

Kelly is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow.  She is working with Dr. Susan Kelly-Weeder on a study focusing on the co-occurrence of alcohol use and disordered eating behaviors on college campuses. 

Colleen Mara '13

 

Colleen Mara '13

This is Colleen’s first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Judith Vessey in her research regarding common pediatric safety errors and are creating interactive video vignettes, Pediatric Patient Safety Rounds, for the education of both nurse’s and nursing students.

Gabriela Marichal '13

 

Gabriela Marichal '13

Kristin McCormack '12

 

Kristin McCormack '12

This is Kristin’s first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Mary Thompson on her research around the family meal and how it affects obesity.

Paulina Miklosz '12

 

Paulina Miklosz '12

Kristen Moll '13

 

Kristen Moll '13

As a first time undergraduate research fellow, Kristen will be working on comparing perceptions of health promotion between adult survivors of child abuse and mental health nurses using a field-tested health promotion model with Dr. Danny Willis.

Bridget Morstatt '12

 

Bridget Morstatt '12

Bridget is a senior participating in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is currently working with Dean Susan Gennaro in an ongoing research study exploring possible links between pre-term labor and minority women. 

Stephanie Mui '13

 

Stephanie Mui '13

Stephanie is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow working in collaboration with Dr. Jane Flanagan. She is currently exploring the high risk incidence of chronic co-morbid conditions in women on hormone-based therapy to treat breast cancer and developing targeted interventions aimed at improving healing in this population.

Alexandra Mulloy '12

 

Alexandra Mulloy '12

Alexandra is continuing her work with Dr. Robin Wood on analyzing preliminary data of the impact of Human Patient Simulator (HPS) practice on criticial thinking dispositions in novice nursing students.

Mohnish Rao '14

 

Mohnish Rao '14

Meghan Reading '12

 

Meghan Reading '12

This is Meghan’s second year as an undergraduate research fellow. This year she is working with Dr. Lichuan Ye studying sleeping patterns of hospitalized patients

Brianna Sacco '12

 

Brianna Sacco '12

Brianna is a returning undergraduate research fellow who is continuing her work with Dr. Barbara Wolfe and Dr. Susan Kelly-Weeder on a study involving eating disorders, specifically binge eating in college-aged students.

Allison Sandler '12

 

Allison Sandler '12

This is Allison’s second year as an undergraduate research fellow, working with Dr. Stacy Garrity on her current research interest of human trafficking in the United States. This research focuses on health care initiatives for victims of human trafficking and the need for more research and awareness on this subject.

Hillary Seniuk '12

 

Hillary Seniuk '12

Hillary, a first year undergraduate research fellow, is currently working with Elaine Siow on her research with Dr Judith Shindul-Rothschild to explore the characteristics and patient outcomes related to hospital nurse staffing in Massachusetts.

Lauren Skirvin '13

 

Lauren Skirvin '13

This is Lauren’s first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Katherine Gregory on her research of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants.

Victoria Soal '13

 

Victoria Soal '13

Tori will be working with Dr. Judith Shindul-Rothschild in her first semester as an undergraduate research fellow on data analysis and comparison of expenses from Massachusetts healthcare institutions and their effect on consumer healthcare and insurance costs.

Will Sutton '12

 

Will Sutton '12

Will is working with Dr. Joyce Pulcini on her research of Asthma control and what interventions school nurses utilize in its management.

Siobhan Tellez '13

 

Siobhan Tellez '13

Siobhan Tellez is in her first year as a undergraduate research fellow. She, along with fellow undergraduate Michelle Slavin, is helping Nancy Allen in developing an instrument for assessing middle-aged women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The instrument will better assess compliance to a diabetes diet and exercise plan, along with barriers that impede such compliance.

Amanda Terzian '12

 

Amanda Terzian '12

This is Amanda’s first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Kelly Stamp on research around how nursing interventions and education, specifically telehealth, affect patient symptom recognition and self-treatment in women with diastolic heart failure.

Christy Tran '12

 

Christy Tran '12

Christy is working with Professor June Horowitz in her research regarding nursing interventions for mothers with postpartum depression as it relates to the mother-infant relationship and infant development.

Danielle Turpin '12

 

Danielle Turpin '12

Danielle is in her first year working as an undergraduate research fellow.  She is working with Dr. June Horowitz in her research regarding nursing interventions for mothers with postpartum depression and its relationship with infant development.

Stephanie Van Dam '13

 

Stephanie Van Dam '13

Stephanie is in her first year working as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. June Horowitz in her research project involving the efficacy of designed nursing interventions on mothers diagnosed with postpartum depression determined by the improvement of maternal-infant relational effectiveness, infant responsiveness to caregiver, and postpartum depression symptom severity.

Malika Weekes '13

 

Malika Weekes '13

Malika is in her first year as an undergraduate research fellow. She is working with Dr. Judith Vessey on researching undergraduate nursing honors programs in order to develop such a program for the Connell School of Nursing.

Kate Wormser '13

 

Kate Wormser '13

This is Kate’s first year as an undergraduate research fellow working with Dr. Kelly Stamp in the research of end diastolic heart failure in women. Kate is helping Dr. Stamp evaluate implemented interventions in a group of women volunteers diagnosed with diastolic heart failure.