Professional Summary

  • Carolyn R. Smith, PhD, RN, serves as an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing (CON). A proud UC alum, Dr. Smith joined the UC CON team in 2012. The focus of her research violence experienced by women of all ages. Her area of teaching expertise is research methods, evidence-based practice, and active-learning strategies.

Education

  • BSN: University of Cincinnati, 2000
  • MSN: Indiana University, 2005
  • PhD: University of Cincinnati, 2012

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Teen Dating Violence
    Workplace Violence
    Violence Against Women (any age)

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Professional Affiliations
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  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nurses, Member since induction in 1999
  • Society of Pediatric Nurses, Member of National Organization and Ohio River Valley (local chapter)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society, Member since 2008. Also member of Adolescent Health Research Interest Group.
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses, Member since 2016
  • American Nurses Association, Member since 2016
  • Ohio Nurses Association, Member since 2016
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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 10-2012-08-2013,Visiting Assistant Professor,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 08-2013,Assistant Professor,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 11-2012-11-2013,Director of Nursing Research,The Christ Hospital,Cincinnati, OH
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Research Grants
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  • 02-2016-01-2017. University of Cincinnati Research Council. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters: A pilot study. Test the test the feasibility and acceptability of Time4U Teen Health Intervention, an innovative, iPad-based health behavior intervention for teens who have witnessed parental intimate partner violence - Grant, PI, Active.
  • 05-2015-04-2016. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Dean's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. Impact of the Flipped Classroom on Student Outcomes. To evaluate levels of student engagement, achievement, and satisfaction in a required undergraduate nursing course conducted using a flipped classroom learning environment - Grant, PI, Completed.
  • CAN 927841808-2015-09-2015. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health . Conduct qualitative analyses of focus group interviews on nursing students' experiences of workplace bullying. Conduct qualitative data analyses of 8 focus groups on nursing students’ experiences of workplace bullying - Contract, Contractor, Completed.
  • 06-2013-05-2014. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Dean's New Investigator Award. Validation of Workplace Violence Instruments among Adolescent Employees. Determine the clarity, relevance, and psychometric properties of six instruments among adolescents age 14-18 years with current or recent formal work experience, PI, Completed.
  • 2016-2017. Society of Pediatric Nurses. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters: A pilot study - Grant, PI, Denied.
  • 07-2016-06-2017. University of Cincinnati – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center Pilot Research Project Training Program. Advisory Board Intervention to Prevent Workplace Violence: A Feasibility Study - Grant, PI, Pending.
  • 2016-2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Advisory Board Intervention to Prevent and Recover from Workplace Violence, Co-I, Denied.
  • 2014-2015. NIH/NICHD. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters - Grant, Co-I, Denied.
  • 2015-2016. NIH/NICHD. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters - Grant, PI, Denied.
  • 2017-2018. NIH/NICHD. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters - Grant, PI, Pending.
  • 09-2016-08-2017. American Nurses Foundation & Internation Association of Forensic Nurses. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters: A Pilot Study - Grant, PI, Pending.
  • URC Faculty Awards AY2015-1605/01/2016-04/30/2017. UC's University Research Council. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters: A pilot study, PI, Active.
  • 2016 ANF09/01/2016-08/31/2017. International Association of Forensic Nurses. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters: A pilot study, PI, Active.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • Smith, C. R., Gillespie, G. L., Brown, K., & Grubb, P. L. (2016). (Under Review). Nursing students’ experiences of bullying during clinical rotations. Journal of Nursing Education.
  • Smith, C. R., & Gillespie, G. L. (2016). Do adolescent employees perceive the risks of workplace violence? A mixed methods study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6 (7), 116-124. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v6n7p116
  • Smith, C. R., Martsolf, D. M., Draucker, C. B., Pritchard, T. J., Shambley-Ebron, D. Z., & Maler, J. (2016). Stimulating research interest and faculty career ambitions in undergraduate nursing students: The research-doctorate pipeline initiative. Journal of Nursing Education, 55 (3), 133-140. doi: doi:10.3928/01484834-20160216-03
  • Miller, M. E., & Smith, C. R. (2016). (In Press). Photovoice as a Tool to Enhance Mother/Daughter Communication about Girls’ Health Issues. International Journal of Communication and Health..
  • Draucker, C. B., Smith, C., Mazurczyk, J., Thomas, D., Ramirez, P. McNealy, K., & Martsolf, D. S. (2016). Unique outcomes in the narratives of young adults who experienced dating violence as adolescents. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurse Association., 22 (2), 112-121. doi:doi:10.1177/1078390315621062
  • Smith, C. R., Gillespie, G. L., Beery, T. A, & Fisher, B. S. (2015). Adolescent Workers’ Experiences of and Training for Workplace Violence. Workplace Health and Safety, 63 (7), 297-307. doi:doi: 10.1177/2165079915580786
  • Smith, C. R., Fisher, B. S., Gillespie, G. L., Beery, T. A., & Gates, D. M. (2013). Adolescents’ experience with workplace aggression: School health implications. Journal of School Nursing, 29 (6), 464-474. doi:DOI: 10.1177/1059840513479036
  • Gates, D., Gillespie, G., Smith, C., Rode, J., Kowalenko, T., & Smith, B. (2011). Using action research to plan a violence prevention program for emergency departments.. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37 (1), 32-39. doi:DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2009.09.013
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Published Abstracts
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  • Smith, C. R., Gillespie, G. L., Brown, K., & Grubb, P. L. (2016). (In Progress). “Seeing students squirm”: Student nurses’ experiences of bullying during clinical rotations.. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
  • Beery, T. A., Smith, C. R., Kudel, I., & Knilans, T. (2009). (In Press). Measuring sports participation decisional conflict in youth with cardiac pacemakers and/or ICDs.. Heart Rhythm, 6 (5S), S391.
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • Abstract of Distinction.The abstract "'Seeing students squirm': Student nurses bullying experiences in clinical settings" was recognized as one of 6 abstracts of distinction at the 40th annual Midwest Nursing Research Society conference in March 2016.Recognition.Midwest Nursing Research Society,Regional,2016
  • Dean's Award for Faculty ExcellenceRecognition($2000).University of Cincinnati College of Nursing,College,2016
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Human Protocols
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  • Principal Investigator
    ERC-PRP WPV (Smith-PI)
    IRB Affiliate
    University of Cincinnati
    Staff: Gillespie, Gordon (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:06/15/2016
  • Principal Investigator
    Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At Risk Teens in Shelters: A Pilot Study
    CON AD for Nursing Research
    University of Cincinnati
    Staff: Martsolf, Donna (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:07/06/2016
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