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)
    Active Learning Strategies

Credentials

  • Registered Nurse (RN), Ohio Board of Nursing, 07-2000

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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-BAD DATE. 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, Denied.
  • 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-BAD DATE. American Nurses Foundation & Internation Association of Forensic Nurses. Technology-Based Health Behavior Intervention with At-Risk Teens in Shelters: A Pilot Study - Grant, PI, Active.
  • 05-2018-04-2020. Center for Disease Control and Prevention - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Advisory Board Intervention to Prevent Workplace Violence: A Feasibility Study. The aim of this pilot study is to test the acceptability and feasibility of unique stakeholder-developed interventions to prevent workplace violence (WPV) among emergency department (ED) employees. - Grant, PI, Pending.
  • 2017-2021. CDC/NIOSH. Stopping the Contagion of Toxic Lateral Violence Behaviors against Newly Licensed Nurses - Grant, Co-PI, Denied.
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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). (In Press). Nursing students’ experiences of bullying during clinical rotations. Journal of Nursing Education, 55 (9), 505-513. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20160816-04
  • 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). Photovoice as a Tool to Enhance Mother/Daughter Communication about Girls’ Health Issues. International Journal of Communication and Health., 8, 22-33.
  • 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 Press). “Seeing students squirm”: Student nurses’ experiences of bullying during clinical rotations.. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38 (10), 1397-1398.
  • 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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Publicity
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  • (02/07/2017). Teen dating violence awareness month ,Radio ,Radio/WLW-AM (700AM)
  • (02-2017). Teen dating violence ,Radio ,Radio/Hubbard Radio Group
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Invited Presentations
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  • Smith, C. R. (03-2017). Workplace bullying and incivility: Lessons from Oz..2017 Social Work Education Day at The Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital ,Cincinnati, OH. Local
  • Smith, C. R. (06-2016). Workplace incivility. . Continuing Education Program for Social Work staff at The Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Smith, C. R. (07-2016). Personal response systems: Socrative & Top Hat..University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Summer iCoN Institute ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Smith, C. R. (07-2016). Framing outcomes research: Measuring technology innovation.University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Summer iCoN Institute ,Cincinnati, OH.
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Poster Presentations
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  • Smith, C. R., Gillespie, G. L., Brown, K., & Grubb, P. L. (03-2016). “Seeing students squirm”: Student nurses bullying experiences in clinical settings..2016 Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference ,Milwaukee, WI.
  • Smith, C. R., & Martsolf, D. M. (09-2016). Technology-based health behavior intervention with at-risk teens in shelters: A pilot study..International Association of Forensic Nurses 2016 Annual Conference ,Denver, CO.
  • Smith, C. R., & Hicks, N. (05-2015). Evaluation of the flipped classroom on student outcomes..University of Cincinnati Research Week ,Cincinnati, OH. University
  • Smith, C. R., Gates, D.M., Beery, T.A., & Gillespie, G.L. (10-2009). Exploring adolescent employees’ perceptions of safety from workplace violence..10th Annual Pilot Research Project Symposium ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Beery, T.A., Smith, C. R., Kudel, I., & Knilans, T. (05-2009). Measuring sports participation decisional conflict in youth with cardiac pacemakers and/or ICDs.30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society ,Boston, MA.
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Paper Presentations
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  • Smith, C. R., & Napierski, K. (05-2015). Using mixed methods to modify and validate three workplace violence related instruments in young workers. 11th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health ,Atlanta, GA. Conference. International
  • Raab, D. L., Smith, C. R., Blum, S., & Baker, R. (11-2010). Innovative solutions for ensuring the involvement of research RNs in decision-making and leadership around the professional practice of nursing at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 2nd Annual International Association of Clinical Research Nurses Conference ,Bethesda, MD. Conference. International
  • Smith, C. R., Rode, J. M., Gates, D. M., Gillespie, G. L., Kowalenko, T., Mentzel, T., & Smith, B (11-2009). Patient and visitor violence against emergency department workers at six midwestern hospitals in the U.S. . 8th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health ,San Juan, Puerto Rico. Conference. International
  • Gates, D. M., Gillespie, G. L., Smith, C. R., Rode, J. M., Kowalenko, T., & Smith, B. (11-2009). Applying the Haddon Matrix to violence prevention planning in emergency departments.. 8th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health ,San Juan, Puerto Rico. Conference. International
  • Smith, C. R., & McIntosh, D. (03-2016). “Let it go!”: Adolescent workers’ responses to workplace violence. . 2016 Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference ,Milwaukee, WI. Conference.
  • Smith, C. R., & Ying, J. (03-2016). Risks for and consequences of workplace violence among adolescent workers.. 2016 Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference ,Milwaukee, WI. Conference.
  • Smith, C. R., Gillespie, G. L., & Beery, T. A. (03-2014). Do adolescent employees perceive the risks of workplace violence? A mixed methods study. 2014 Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference ,St. Louis, MO. Conference.
  • Smith, C. R. (04-2012). Exploring adolescent employees’ perceptions of safety from workplace violence.. nnual Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference ,Houston, TX. Conference. National
  • Smith, C. R., Gates, D. M., Beery, T. A., & Gillespie, G. L. (10-2010). Exploring adolescent employees’ perceptions of safety from workplace violence.. 11th Annual Pilot Research Project Symposium ,Cincinnati, OH. Conference.
  • Bolar, E., Brydon-Miller, M., Burrows, A., Dole, D., Eckler, J., Embry, D., Fullbright, K., Gomez, J., Howton, A., Micham, S., Miller, B., Smith, C. R., Suess, R., Thomas, J., & Woods, A. (04-2009). Using appreciative inquiry to improve the doctoral student’s quality of life (or How to move from Post-it notes to post-graduate degrees).. Spring Research Conference ,Louisville, KY. Workshop. Regional
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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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Student Advising
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  • Anisa Ogboenyiya ,Doctoral. Advisor.
  • Sarah Herrle (04-2017). How Pediatric Critical Care Nurses Manage Grief: A Focused Ethnography. Completed ,Doctoral. Committee Member.
  • Karen Montoya (04-0105). Evaluation of an Athletics Model to Develop Professional Values for Practice. Completed ,Doctoral. Committee Member. Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
  • Beverly Hittle (2015). Complexity of Occupational Exposures for Home Healthcare Workers: Nurses versus Home Health Aides. Completed ,Master. Committee Member.
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Courses Taught
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  • Regular CourseNBSN 3003 ,Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice. Undergraduate
  • Lab SectionNBSN4030c ,Complex Care of the Adult – Clinical Role Transition. Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 4062 ,RN-BSN Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing . Undergraduate
  • Lab SectionNBSN 4030c ,Complex Care of the Adult – Clinical Role Transition. Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 4068 ,RN-BSN Capstone . Undergraduate
  • Old Course RevisedNBSN 4068 ,RN-BSN Capstone . Undergraduate
  • Old Course RevisedNBSN 3003 ,Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice . Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 4068 ,RN-BSN Capstone . Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 4062 ,RN-BSN Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice . Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 4062 ,RN-BSN Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice . Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 3003 ,Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice . Undergraduate
  • Old Course RevisedNBSN 4020 ,Senior Capstone . Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 3003 ,Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice. Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseNBSN 4020 ,Senior Capstone . Undergraduate
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Service
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  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Class Size Task Force ,Member ,College(2013-2014).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Council ,Elected Member ,College(2013-2014).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Office Space Task Force ,Member ,College(2014-2014).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Research and Scholarly Activities Council ,Elected Member ,College(08-2016-08-2014).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,PhD Curriculum Review Task Force ,Member ,College(10-2014-02-2017).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Grant Administrator II Search Committee ,Member ,College(05-2015-01-2015).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Faculty Affairs Task Force ,Committee Chair ,College(01-2015-08-2015).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Elections Committee ,Elected Member ,College(08-2015-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Active Learning Strategies Evaluation Team ,Committee Chair ,College(11-2015-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Active Learning Strategies Evaluation Team ,Committee Chair ,College(11-2015-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Faculty Affairs Council ,Elected Member ,College(08-2015-08-2017).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Faculty Affairs Council ,Committee Chair ,College(09-2015-08-2016).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Diversity Advisory Council ,Member ,College(08-2016-08-2019).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,PhD Preliminary Exam Committee ,Member ,Department(02-2016-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,PhD Preliminary Exam Committee ,Committee Chair ,College(08-2016-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Condo Placement Task Force ,Member ,College(04-2016-07-2016).
  • University/College Service ,University Research Council ,Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Fellowships ,Reviewer ,University(01-2013-04-2015).
  • University/College Service ,UC University Research Council ,Advisory Council ,Member ,University(05-2015-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,UC University Research Council ,Social and Behavioral Section Graduate Student Research Fellowship ,Committee Chair ,University(05-2015-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati ,Instructional Design/Pedagogy Governance Subcommittee ,Member ,University(10-2015-05-2016).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati ,Faculty Governance Research Council ,Elected Member ,University(08-2016-08-2018).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati ,Inter-Professional Education Faculty Development Subcommittee ,Member ,University(2016-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Society of Pediatric Nurses ,Ohio River Valley Chapter ,President ,Local(01-2015-12-2015).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Society of Pediatric Nurses ,Ohio River Valley Chapter ,President-Elect ,Local(01-2014-12-2014).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Society of Pediatric Nurses ,Ohio River Valley Chapter ,Board Member ,Local(01-2012-12-2013).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Midwest Nursing Research Societey ,Adolescent Health Research Interest Group ,Committee Chair ,Regional(04-2017-to Present).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Midwest Nursing Research Society ,Adolescent Health Research Interest Group ,Vice-Chair ,Regional(04-2016-04-2017).
  • Service to Professional Associations ,Sigma Theta Tau International – Beta Iota Chapter ,Research Committee ,Reviewer ,Local(08-2014-08-2016).
  • Other ,National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ,Alice Hamilton Award Committee , Reviewer ,National(2016-to Present).
  • Other ,Tri-Health ,Nursing Research Council ,Consultant ,Local(11-2014-to Present).
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