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School of Nursing welcomes four tenure/tenure-track faculty members

Posted: Sept. 5, 2012

The School of Nursing is pleased to welcome four new tenure/tenure-track faculty members and two new clinical faculty members this semester.

Jane Dimmitt Champion

Jane Dimmitt Champion

Jane Dimmitt Champion, PhD, DNP, MA, RN, FNP, AH-PMH-CNS FAAN

Jane Dimmitt Champion has been appointed as a professor. Her research focuses on prevention of abuse, substance use, STI/HIV and unintended pregnancy. Through a program of interdisciplinary clinical research, she developed gender- and culture-specific, evidence-based community interventions for particularly vulnerable at-risk minority populations of women and adolescents.

Champion’s culturally sensitive approach to these populations is consistent with recent developments in health research emphasizing the inclusion of community members and the social construction of knowledge.

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson, PhD, RN

Karen Johnson has been appointed as an assistant professor and comes to Austin from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing where she was a pre-doctoral fellow in the Center for Adolescent Nursing. She also taught nursing research and public/community health at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Johnson’s specialization is public health nursing and adolescent health.

Kavita Radhakrishnan

Kavita Radhakrishnan

Kavita Radhakrishnan, PhD, BSN, MS

Kavita Radhakrishnan was named assistant professor. She received her PhD and BSN from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on ways to implement home health-care technology such as remote monitoring and homecare EHR to transform and improve current practices in caring for elderly individuals with chronic diseases. Radhakrishnan is a recipient of the Johnson and Johnson Promise of Nursing Fellowship Award.

Bo Xie

Bo Xie

Bo Xie, PhD, MS

Bo Xie has been named associate professor and comes from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Her research focuses on geriatric health informatics issues and is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging.