DANDERS

Debra Anderson PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
Associate Professor

Debra Anderson received her MSN in community health nursing from Indiana University and a PhD in family nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University. Her dissertation, "Homeless Women: Their Perceptions about Their Families of Origin," was supported by a National Research Service Award. She received a postdoctoral fellowship (1996-98) from OHSU's NIH Institutional Training Grant, "Families in Health, Illness, and Nutrition."

Dr. Anderson expanded on her dissertation research with an AREA grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, "Factors Influencing Homelessness in Women" (1998-2001). Her work in this field has been published in the Western Journal of Nursing; Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing; and Public Health Nursing. Her study, "Violence and Stress Experienced by Female Long-Haul Truckers," focused on another vulnerable group of women. That work provided pilot data for an R01 study funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on workplace violence among both male and female long-haul truckers (2002-2006). Her workplace violence research has resulted in several publications, some co-authored with doctoral students whom she mentored. A University of Kentucky funded study, "Workplace Violence and Women Residing in Battered Women Shelters" (2004-05), combined her two areas of interest, workplace violence and homeless women.

Dr. Anderson is a public health clinical nurse specialist. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, for which she served as chair of the Public Health Nursing section and other leadership roles. In keeping with her role as a public health nurse, she is active in several community groups. She has been active in the University Senate, including serving as its vice chair.

Dr. Anderson teaches courses in occupational health, research, theory and leadership in the graduate program. She is currently the Director of Work-Life Engagement at the College of Nursing and is the Director of Occupational/Environmental Health Nursing Core of UK’s Central Appalachian Regional ERC, funded by NIOSH. The ERC provides funding for doctoral students whose research focuses on worker safety and health. 

 

Contact Information

Phone: (859) 257-3410

Fax: (859) 323-1057

Email: danders@uky.edu

Office: 551 COLLEGE OF NURSING

Education

Certificate, Portland State University, 1998
Postdoc, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1998
PhD, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1993
MSN, Indiana University, 1983
BSN, Indiana Central University, 1979
ASN, Vincennes University, 1977

Interests

Workplace violence, social support networks, homeless women and families

Publications

Anderson, D. G. Online education: Engaging a global community. (2016), Sigma Theta Tau International

Aleshire, M. E. Anderson, D. G. Fallin, A. Feld, H. C. (in press) Family health risks Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community. (2015), Mosby (9), Chapter 28.

Riker, C. A. Butler, K. M. Ricks, J. M. Record, R. A. Begley, K. Anderson, D. G. Hahn, E. J. (in press) Creating effective media messaging for rural smoke-free policy. (2015), Public Health Nursing 32 (6), 613-624.

Anderson, D. G. Aleshire, M. E. Feld, H. C. Family health risks. Public Health Nursing. (2015), Mosby (9),

Aleshire, M. E. Anderson, D. G. Callahan, A. Culp-Roche, A. D. Lovitz, W. eLearning Innovation Initiative Cohort 2 Panel Presentation. (2015), University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies & The Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Presentations

Rayens, M. K., Ickes, M. J., Butler, K. M., Wiggins, A. T., Anderson, D. G., Hahn, E. J. 2016, November. University students perceived risk of and intention to use hookah and e-cigarettes. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting , Denver, CO United States.

Anderson, D. G. 2016, . Online education: Engaging a global community. Sigma Theta Tau International , Cape Town, South Africa.

Rayens, M. K., Ickes, M., Butler, K. M., Wiggins, A. T., Anderson, D. G., Hahn, E. J. 2016, . University Students' Perceived Risk of and Intention to Use Hookah and E-Cigarettes. American Public Health Association, Denver, CO United States.

Aleshire, M. E., Anderson, D. G., Callahan, A., Culp-Roche, A. D., Lovitz, W. 2015, November. eLearning Innovation Initiative Cohort 2 Panel Presentation. University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies (UKAT) & The Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Lexington, KY .

Anderson, D. G. 2012, . Development of Community in E-learning. 8th Annual Faculty Development Workshop, Lexington, KY .

Grants

Occupational/Environmental Health Nurse Training Program
Project Period: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Total Award: $623,358
Sponsor: CDC/NIOSH
Central Appalachian Regional Education Research Center, Occupational Health Nursing Core
Project Period: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Total Award: $628,358
Sponsor: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health