School of Nursing

Publications for Clinical and Translational Science

Rozmin B. Jiwani PhD, RN

  • Jiwani R, Dennis B, Chandler B, Monk S, Meyer K, Wang J, Espinoza S. Assessing Acceptability and Patient Experience of a Behavioral Lifestyle Intervention Using Fitbit Technology in Older Adults to Manage Type 2 Diabetes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: A Focus Group Study. Geriatric Nursing. 2020;

  • Jiwani R, Wang J, Berndt A, Ramaswamy P, Mathew Joseph N, Du Y, Ko J, Espinoza S. Changes in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures With a Technology-Supported Behavioral Lifestyle Intervention Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. JMIR Diabetes. 2020 Jul 24;5(3):e19268. doi: 10.2196/19268. PubMed PMID: 32706652; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7414397.

  • Du Y, Dennis B, Rhodes S, Sia M, Ko J, Jiwani R, Wang J. Technology Assisted Self-Monitoring of Lifestyle Behaviors and Health Indicators in Diabetes: A Qualitative Evaluation. JMIR diabetes. 2020 August; 5(3). doi: 10.2196/21183.

Jacqueline McGrath PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

  • Apanovitch, A., McGrath, J. M., McGlothen-Bell. K., & Briere, C. E. (2021, epub ahead of print). Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission Temperatures of Infants ≥1500 grams: The Cold Truth". Advances in Neonatal Care, 2021(2),

  • Pineda, R., Collins, R., Heiny, E., Nellis, P., Smith, J., McGrath, J. M., & Barker, A. (2020). The Baby Bridge Program: A Sustainable Program that Can Improve Therapy Service Delivery for Preterm Infants following NICU Discharge. PLOS ONE 15(5): e0233411.

  • Mercado, K., Vittner, D., Drabant, B., & McGrath, J. M. (2019). Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- Specific Lactation Support and Maternal Breast Milk Availability for very low birthweight infants. Advances in Neonatal Care, 19(6), 474-481. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000684

  • Meucci, J., Moore, A., & McGrath J. M. (2019). Testing Evidence-Based Strategies for Clinical Ladder Program Refinement. JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(11), 561-568. 

  • Mercado, K., Vittner, D., & McGrath, J. M. (2019). What is the Impact of NICU Dedicated Lactation Consultants? An Evidence-Based Brief. Advances in Neonatal Care, 19(5), 383-393. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000602

  • Williamson, S., & McGrath, J. M. (2019) What are the Effects of the Maternal Voice on Preterm Infants in the NICU?  Advances in Neonatal Care, 19(4), 294-310. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000578

  • Moore, A., Meucci, J., Knoche, E., & McGrath J. M. (2019). Characteristics of a Successful Clinical Ladder Program: A Systematic Review. Worldviews for Evidence-Based Practice, 16(4), 263-270. (includes supplemental digital content) doi: 10.1111/wvn.12371

  • Ryiz-Semmel, J., France, M., Bradshaw, R., Khan, M., Mulholland, B., Meucci, J., & McGrath, J. (2019). Design and Implementation of a Face-to-Face Peer Feedback Program for Ambulatory Nursing. JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(3), 143-149. doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000728

Darpan I. Patel PhD

  • Patel DI, Wallace D, Abuchowski K, Rivas P, Gallegos A, Musi N, Kumar AP. Nexrutine® preserves muscle mass similar to exercise in prostate cancer mouse model. Physiological reports. 2019 Aug;7(16):e14217. PMID: 31456341

  • Patel DI, Abuchowski K, Bedolla R, Rivas P, Musi N, Kumar AP. Nexrutine® mimics exercise mediated prostate cancer prevention. PLoS One. 2019;14(12):e0226187. PMID: 31856170

  • Patel DI, Abuchowski K, Sheikh B, Rivas P, Musi N, Kumar AP. Exercise preserves muscle mass and force in a prostate cancer mouse model. European Journal of Translational Myology. 2019 Oct 29;29(4). PMID: 31908747

  • Hussain SS, Patel DI, Ghosh R, Kumar AP. Extracting the Benefit of Nexrutine® for Cancer Prevention. Curr Pharmacol Rep. 2015 Dec 1;1(6):365-372. PMID: 26539341

Viola Benavente, PhD, RN

  • Kim, S. C., Covington, B., Benavente, V., & Willson, P. (2019). Capstone projects as experiential evidence-based practice education. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(3), e51-e56. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.12.011

  • Martinez-Rogers, N., Zamora, H., Benavente, V., Dittmar, V. & Morant, L. Introducing baccalaureate nursing students in a veterans’ health primary care setting. (2020, under review). Journal of Ambulatory Care Management

  • Benavides, H., Meireles, C. Benavente, V., & Wang, J., Educating minority, older adults in plant-based diet during the pandemic: Opportunities using digital health and telehealth technologies Journal of Medical Internet Research in Aging

Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, BS, MS, EdD, ANEF, FAAN

  • Stevens, KR.  Guest editor, special issue, to manage all manuscripts and reviews submitted.  Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. Special Issue on “Dissemination and Implementation Sciences in Translational Science” with Jonathan Tobin.  This was the first special issue published by this journal. This issue is credited for increasing manuscript submissions to this new journal by 20%.  As guest editor, I developed the Call for Manuscripts for the themed issue, helped set up the review process with the publisher (Oxford Publishing), and managed the peer reviews of 25 manuscripts, resulting in a collection of 16 selected for the issue.  JUNE 2020.

  • Leppin AL, Mahoney JE, Stevens KR, Bartels SJ, Baldwin LML-M, Dolor RJ, Proctor EK, Scholl L, Moore JB, Baumann AA, Rohweder CL, Meissner P.  (2019).  Situating dissemination and implementation sciences across the translational research spectrum.  Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-7.  Doi: 10.1017/cts.2019.392

  •  Dolor, R. J., Proctor, E., Stevens, K. R., Boone, L. R., Meissner, P., & Baldwin, L. M. (2019) Dissemination and implementation science activities across the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium: Report from a survey of CTSA leaders. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1-7. DOI:

  • Stevens, Kathleen R., and Jonathan N. Tobin. "Responding to new NCATS requirements for D&I in CTSAs: JCTS articles that pave the way." Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 6, no. 1 (2022).
  • Mahoney, Jane E., Kathleen R. Stevens, and Tara Mehta. "Cross walk between consensus recommendations and new NCATS PAR-21-293 requirements for D&I in CTSA hubs." Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 6, no. 1 (2022).
  • Stevens, Kathleen R. “Research and the Mandate for Evidence-based Quality, and Patient Safety, and Systematic Reviews.” In Research for advanced practice nurses: from evidence to practice. Edited by BA Staffileno and S Buckholz. New York: Springer Publishing Co, 2022.
  • Ciliska, Donna, Alba DiCenso, Bernadette Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overhold, Cheryl B. Stetler, June H. Larabee, Alyce A. Schultz, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Robin P. Newhouse, Deborah Dang, and Kathleen R. Stevens. Chapter. 4 “Models to Guide Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice.” In Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare. Eds. Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2022.
  • Stevens, Kathleen R., Elisabeth de la Rosa, Robert L. Ferrer, Erin P. Finley, Bertha E. Flores, Dana A. Forgione, Polly Hitchcock Noel, Timothy A. Reistetter, Melissa Valerio-Shewmaker, and Kevin C. Wooten. "Bootstrapping implementation research training: A successful approach for academic health centers." Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 5, no. 1 (2021).
  • Mehta, Tara G., Jane Mahoney, Aaron L. Leppin, Kathleen R. Stevens, Reza Yousefi-Nooraie, Brad H. Pollock, Rachel C. Shelton et al. "Integrating dissemination and implementation sciences within Clinical and Translational Science Award programs to advance translational research: Recommendations to national and local leaders." Journal of clinical and translational science 5, no. 1 (2021).
  • Stevens, Kathleen R. “Awareness of Low Value Care Is Requisite for De-Implementation: Nurses’ Choosing Wisely® Campaign.” Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 5, no. s1 (2021): 52-53. doi: 10.1017/cts.2021.539.
  • Bokov, Alex, Sara Espinoza, Chandana Tripathy, and Kathleen R. Stevens. “A Learning Health Systems Approach Using Health Record Data to Construct Patient Frailty Scores and Predict Safety Events." Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 5, no. S1 (2021): 48. doi:10.1017/cts.2021.528
  • Bokov, Alex, Kathleen Stevens, Chandana Tripathy, and Sara Espinoza. "A Learning Health Systems Approach to Frailty Prediction Using EHR Data." Health Services Research 56 (2021): 26-27.
  • Leppin, Aaron L., Ana A. Baumann, Maria E. Fernandez, Brittany N. Rudd, Kathleen R. Stevens, David O. Warner, Bethany M. Kwan, and Rachel C. Shelton. “Teaching for implementation: A framework for building implementation research and practice capacity within the translational science workforce.” Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 5, no.1 (2021): E147. doi:10.1017/cts.2021.809.
  • Song, Chi Eun, Hyunyoung Park, Moonju Lee, and Kathleen R. Stevens. “Integrating EBP into an Undergraduate Research Methodology Course Using the Star Model of Knowledge Transformation: a Mixed-Method Study.” Nurse Education Today 105 (October 2021): 105021
  • Stevens, Kathleen R., Eileen P. Engh, Heather Tubbs‐Cooley, Deborah Marks Conley, Tammy Cupit, Ellen D'Errico, Pam DiNapoli et al. “Operational Failures Detected by Frontline Acute Care Nurses.” Research in Nursing & Health 40, no. 3 (2017): 197-205.
  • Stevens, Kathleen R., and Robert L. Ferrer. “Real-Time Reporting of Small Operational Failures in Nursing Care.” Nursing Research and Practice 2016 (2016).
  • Saunders, Hannele, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, and Kathleen R. Stevens. “Effectiveness of an education intervention to strengthen nurses’ readiness for evidence-based practice: A single-blind randomized controlled study.” Applied Nursing Research 31, (2016): 175-185.
  • Colquhoun Heather, Jennifer Leeman, Susan Michie, Cynthia Lokker, Peter Bragge, Susanne Hempel, Ann McKibbon, Gjalt-Jorn Y. Peters, Stevens, Kathleen R., et al. “Towards a simplified model of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into health practices, systems, and policies.”  Implementation Science 9, no. 1 (2014):1-6.
  • Stevens, Kathleen R. “A research network approach for boosting implementation and improvement.”  Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation Edited by David Chambers, Lisa Simpson, Felicia Hill-Briggs, Gila Neta, Cynthia Vinson, David Chambers, et al.  Implementation Sci 11, no. 100 (2016).
  • Stevens, Kathleen R. “The impact of evidence-based practice in nursing and the next big ideas.”  OJIN: Online Journal of Nursing Issues 18, no. 2 (2013).
  • Newhouse, Robin, Kathleen Bobay, Patricia C. Dykes, Stevens, Kathleen R., and Marita Titler. “Methodology issues in implementation science.” Medical Care, (2013): S32-S40.
  • Stevens, Kathleen R., and John Ovretveit. “Improvement research priorities: USA survey and expert consensus.”  Nursing Research and Practice 2013. (2013).