Dr Kathryn Hoehn Anderson is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Nursing Scholarship and Research in the School of Nursing, at Georgia Southern University (GS). Dr Anderson was previously a full-time faculty at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. She also taught at University of Minnesota, University of Washington, and Miami-Dade College in nursing and at University of Wisconsin-Stout in marriage and family supervision. Prepared as an Advanced Practice Nurse in psychiatric-mental health and a family therapist, Dr Anderson is licensed as a Psych-Mental Health ARNP and as a MFT therapist. Her clinical specialties are psych-mental health and family nursing. She has continued a part-time outpatient practice for over 30 years. Dr Anderson was honoured in 2007 by the American Psychiatric Nursing Association to receive the national Outstanding Educator Award in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and received the Excellence in Research Award (2013) from the College of Health & Human Sciences at GS. Dr Anderson is the developer of the family nursing theory, Family Health Systems Approach, used as foundation for health departments, texts, and in student dissertations and theses.
Dr Anderson was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIMHD; 2005-2014) for the Minority Health International Research Training Program at both FIU and GS. This program provided minority students, in health related majors, the opportunity to study abroad and to participate in international research during a summer semester in Germany, Thailand, Austria, or Italy. MHIRT students conducted nursing and health research directed toward decreasing health disparities in vulnerable minority families and populations with chronic conditions. Previous funding for examining the impact of breast cancer on couples’ relationship was received from the Oncology Nursing Foundation, GS Rural Health Institute, and local Bulloch County, GA. For the past 5 years, she has been the Research Training Core PI on a NIMHD funding Centre for Excellence in Rural Health Research. Dr Anderson also has had NSRA funding from NINR for both pre-doctoral and post-doc fellowships, North Wisconsin AHEC funding, and university funding over her career. She led the development of the IFNA Position Statements for Generalist (2015) and Advanced Practice (2017) Competencies on Family Nursing. Her current research focuses on Interventions for Couples with Breast Cancer and Health Promotion to Reduce Health Risks in Families.
Radzyminski, S., & Anderson, K. (2014-2016). Development of a Center for Nursing Scholarship/Research. University Systems of Georgia (Nurse Retention and Recruitment Grant). $440,000.
Garno, M. K., Anderson, K. H., Bennett, C., & Gutierriez, A. (2015-2018). Innovative Academic-Practice Partnerships to Prepare APNs to Care for Rural and Underserved Populations with Psychiatric/Mental Health Needs. Funded by Health Resources Services Administration Advanced Nurse Education Program, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, $1,588,794. Role: Mentor & Co-Investigator.
Warren, J., & Smalley, B. (PIs). (2012-2017). Establishing a Center of Excellence on Health Disparities in Rural Populations. Funded by NIMHD. K. Anderson Role on Grant Proposal: PI Director of Research Training Core. Budget: $5.1 million.
Edited grant to NAPNAP for Asthma Quality of Life for Children and Families with Drs. Carey, Edds-McAfee & Martinez, Summer 2016.
Refereed Journal Articles:
Stovall, C., McDaniel, B., Herrington, S., Tabi, M., & Anderson, K. H. (In review). Disparity in knowledge, access, and utilization of available health care resources for treatment of depression and substance abuse among college students. Papers & Publication: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research.
Gray, R., Bressington, D., Ivanecka, A., Hardy, S., Jones, M., Schulz, M., von Bormann, S., White, J., Anderson, K. H., & Chien, W. T. (2016). Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 90. doi: 10.1186?s12888-016-0801-1 PMCID: PMC 4822226 Published online 4/6/2016
Gray, R., Bressington, D., von Bormann, S., Schulz, M., Brown, E., Anderson, K. H., & Jones, M. (2016). A commentary on: does adherence therapy improve medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia? A systematic review from USA, Europe, Canada, & Thailand. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24, 1-3. doi: 10.1111/inm.12147
Wagner, M. Anderson, K. H., & Broxton, L. (2016). Assessment of barriers to screening mammograms for rural, poor, uninsured women and a community plan of action. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 33(1), 42-53. doi: 10.1080/07370016.2016.1120594
Anderson, K. H. (2016, September). Faculty Research Committee funding opportunities: Preparing a competitive proposal. Invited presentation to College of Education faculty, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
Tabi, M., & Anderson, K. H. (2016, July). A collaborative partnership with churches to reduce health disparities among African Americans in rural communities. Podium presentation at the International Rural Nursing Conference, Rapid City, SD.
Tabi, M., Anderson, K. H., & Okungbowa, D. O. (2016, July). Perceived intimacy and diabetes management among couples living with diabetes in a rural community. Poster presented at the International Rural Nursing Conference, Rapid City, SD.
Mitchell, K., Green, A., Sykes, J., Lee, L., Tabi, M., Anderson, K. H. (2016, March). The gaps in health care of the LGBT community: Perspectives of nursing students and faculty. Poster presented at the 9th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, Washington, DC.
Palmer, S., Mercer, M., Cox, T., Walker, R., Tabi, M., Anderson, K. H. (2016, March). Sleep habits among college students in a rural university. Poster presented at the 9th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, Washington, DC.
Smith, S., Herman, H., Monticalvo, M., Tabi, M., Anderson, K. H. (2016, March). Sleep habits among college students in a rural university. Poster presented at the 9th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, Washington, DC.
Curry, D. M., Gray, B. A., Eustace, R., & Anderson, K. H. (2016, January). Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice: Application to a US baccalaureate nursing program. Webinar presented online for International Family Nursing Association international webinar series.
Anderson, K. H. (2016, January). Helping couples navigate the stress of illness. Podium presentation at Nursing Update 2016: Caring for Others, Caring for Self, Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center, Statesboro, GA.