About Us

This research addresses the unacceptably high rates of pressure ulcers acquired in U.S nursing homes. This study will advance our knowledge about effects of resident repositioning intervals for residents who are using high-density foam mattresses. This study will also provide new knowledge about the residents’ response to repositioning schedule when risk level and medical severity change, thereby leading to a deeper understanding of methods and costs that are required to prevent pressure ulcers.

 

Our Team

Principal Investigator

Tracey L. Yap

PhD, RN, WCC, CNE, FGSA, FAAN

Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

Senior Fellow, Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Co-investigator, Site PI

Susan M. Kennerly

PhD, RN, WCC, CNE, FAAN

Professor, East Carolina University, College of Nursing

Co-investigator, Site PI

Susan D. Horn

PhD

Professor, University of Utah

Co-investigator

Cathleen Colón-Emeric

MD, MHS, FACP

Professor, Duke University School of Medicine

Senior Fellow, Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

 

Consultant

Caroline Fife

MD
Consultant

Ruth Anderson

PhD, RN, FAAN
Consultant

Nancy Bergstrom

PhD, RN, FAAN
Co-Investigator, Administrative Supplement

Jenny Alderden

PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, University of Utah, College of Nursing

Co-Investigator, Administrative Supplement

Valerie Sabol

PhD, ACNP, GNP, CNE, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN

Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

Consultant

Meredeth Rowe

RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Professor, University of South Florida College of Nursing

Consultant

William Padula

PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, USC School of Pharmacy

Assistant Professor

Carlos Melendez

PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
East Carolina University