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:
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.
Jean Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Jean Davis is the Paul J. McKee, Jr. Senior Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies. She has served in many leadership and advisory roles related to nursing science, and her primary research interest focuses on non-invasive sleep interventions.
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.
Patricia A. Jarosz, PhD, RN
For more than two decades, Professor Dr. Patricia Jarosz has focused her research on obesity development in women, including eating behaviors that contribute to weight gain and their causes. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, The Midwest Nursing Research Society and The Obesity Society.
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.
Horng-Shiuann Wu, PhD, RN
A specialist in research methodology and evidence-based practice, Associate Professor Dr. Horng-Shiuann Wu studies oncology symptom management, fatigue, disrupted sleep patterns, and cancer survivorship. She is also a recent recipient of the Christner Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Nursing Science.
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.
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.
For more information about faculty research at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, including potential collaborations, please contact Dr. Jean Davis, the Paul J. McKee, Jr. Senior Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies