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Faculty Research

At Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, faculty members conduct research and make scientific discoveries that improve the lives of people from all walks of life. Our researchers are collaborative and innovative in their pursuits.

Their contributions advance nursing practice and health care in three main areas:

Our Researchers

Meet our faculty researchers and learn about their areas of focus and recent accomplishments. Students who are interested in these areas of research can apply to work alongside faculty mentors through the Research Assistant program.

Sarah Farabi

Sarah Farabi, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor Dr. Sarah Farabi areas of expertise include measurement of sleep and metabolic disease. Her research focus has been on understanding the impact of sleep disruption on metabolic control in young adults with type 1 diabetes, with particular interest in understanding the detrimental effects of sleep disruption during pregnancy. Currently, she involves study of how treatment of sleep apnea during pregnancy may help to improve metabolic function in women.

Judy Frain

Judy Frain, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor Dr. Judy Frain is an expert in HIV care, aging, and clinical simulation. Her current research examines disrupted sleep in aging populations with HIV, for which she was awarded a Sigma Theta Tau International/National Gerontological Nursing Association research grant.

Pamela Newland

Pamela Newland, PhD, RN, CMSRN
Associate Professor Dr. Pamela Newland is an
expert in multiple sclerosis.
Her research examines symptom management
and interventions for people with MS, especially
those with secondary health conditions that
impact quality of life.

Tamara Otey

Tamara Otey, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Tamara Otey, PhD, RN, is passionate about addressing health disparities globally. She performs community-based participatory research in Nigeria and research in St. Louis. Dr. Otey also serves in an academic partnership with a local community hospital as a Research and Evidence-based Practice Mentor for their nurses.

Po-Yin Yen

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor Dr. Po-Yin Yen researches informatics as part of her joint appointment with Washington University School of Medicine. She is a proponent of health information technology and is interested in the integration of bioinformatics in clinical settings.

Dr. Maryann Bozzette, PhD, RN, CLC

Dr. Maryann Bozzette earned her Ph.D. in nursing science from the University 
of Washington and is an associate professor at Goldfarb School of Nursing. 
Dr. Bozzette’s research has focused on premature infants and particularly their social  and perceptual development. Her primary work has been exploring mother’s voice as  an intervention for preterm infants. Recently, she began studying transitioning preterm infants to direct exclusive breastfeeding. 

Research Pilot Grants

The Office of Nursing Research Pilot Grant Program helps new research projects get off the ground with critical seed funding. All faculty members are eligible to apply. Learn more about the research pilot grant program, including recent recipients and the selection process.

Contact Us

For more information about faculty research at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, including potential collaborations, please contact the college by calling 314.454.7055.

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