The College of Nursing and Health Sciences encourages research activities among its undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, to benefit the health and wellness of individuals, groups, and communities. Among other research efforts, the college oversees the Center for Nursing Research in Education and Practice and the faculty-led Interprofessional Collaborative Research Committee.
CNREP facilitates collaborative intervention research among investigators in nursing
and health-related disciplines to improve patient-centered care and health outcomes
and to enhance the health-related quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences formed a consortium with North Oaks Health
System, the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation and the Livingston Economic
Development Council to improve the health outcomes of the community. The LDHC program
will train health coaches to provide a holistic approach to patient care through health
education and services to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for each
Research is being performed by two undergraduate students and one graduate student
to create an education/translation demonstration project that designs, measures and
tests the implementation of a multi-mode intervention aimed at reducing death and
injury rates in Vietnamese shrimp fishermen in Louisiana.
This committee is comprised of dedicated faculty who have led research across the
health sciences disciplines.
Dr. Kraemer was awarded the 2005-2006 President's Award for Excellence in Research for his outstanding research and work in the Exercise Physiology Lab. Dr. Kraemer's research focuses on how exercise can be used to prevent disease in people and rehabilitate them following illness or injury. A member of the Southeastern faculty since 1991, he immediately pursued the development of the modern exercise physiology lab, which he coordinates for research projects conducted by undergraduate and graduate students as well as other faculty.
Dr. Kinchen is a pediatric nurse practitioner with concentration in maternal child health. A member of the Southeastern faculty since 2009, she immediately pursued development of innovative pediatric clinical opportunities and research. Dr. Kinchen's research focuses on prevention of childhood obesity and prevention of vascular complications related to pregnancy through early diagnosis and treatment. Her work includes the development of an obesity diagnostic tool utilized in numerous outpatient pediatric facilities to enhance the health of children.