Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RN

Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RN

Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Expertise/Specializations

  • Type 1 Diabetes Training: 8 hours of Type 1 Diabetes content by Dr. Andrea George & Dr. Emily Knezevich, Pharm D, CDE
  • Occupation-Based Coaching Training: 12 hours of effective Occupation Based Coaching by experts A. Little, PhD, OTR & L. Wallisch, MOT, OTR, 2019
  • Community Engaged Research Bootcamp: 12 hours by Dr. Zsolt Nagykald, 2019
  • Community Engagemnt and Multicultural/cultural sensitivity training by Drs. Stone and Kosoko-Lasaki, 2019
  • Focus Group Training, 8 hours by Dr. Coppard, 2019
  • FLIP IT Summer Teaching Institute : Specialized in flipped instruction, course design, and active learning strategies, September 1, 2018
  • Collaborative Continuing Education Course, March 2017
  • University of San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (http://medschool.ucsd.edu/research/atri/flash%20files/lec01/index.html): interacting with Community Members about Clinical Science, partnering with Community Agencies, 2019
  • Aquaphoresis and Aquadex FlexFlow Certification Training, March 2010
  • Institutional Review Board Training on consent and assent; 2018; 2020
  • Patient Safety Course, Creighton University February 2007
  • Medtronic Intrathecal Pump Re-filling Certification, 2001
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certified from American Heart Association (1993-current. Requires every 2-year re-certification)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified from American Heart Association (1993-current. Requires every 2-year re-certification)

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

I was born and raised in Omaha, NE and, I proudly come from a long line of Creighton graduates (BSN; 1992). I began teaching at Creighton University in 1996 while I continued work as an adult ICU RN at the hospital formerly known as St. Joseph Hospital. Since teaching, I earned both my Masters (MS from CU; 1998) and Doctorate (PhD from UNMC; 2008) degrees. My research trajectory was launched through work with the Creighton Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety (CHRP).  Research areas focused on patient safety as it pertained to interprofessional education of students (pharmacy and nursing); electronic health record (EHR) with e-prescribing use in rural communities; and electronic personal health records (PHR, selection of  "best" PHR for use in our study) for use in persons with Type II diabetes using a variety of research methodologies including mixed methods. Additional and most current work is focused on teleheath strategies to improve outcomes of children and families with type 1 diabetes in rural communities. Teleheath strategies emerged from the PCORI engagement award as means of addressing needs of persons and caregivers of children with Type I diabetes in rural communities. Different programs are currently being piloted along with external funding beign sought to continue this work.

Publications and Presentations

Books

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General

Articles

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  • , 22(3), 258-274
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  • , 12(12), 86-96
  • , 3(1), 163-178
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  • , 35(1), 55-64
  • , 25(4), 292-300
  • , 25(4), 301-310
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  • , 26(5), 96S-97S
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  • , 4(2), 78-84

Publications

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Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Patient Safety
      • Care Transitions
      • Students' Perspectives on Interprofessional Patient Safety Education
      • Health Information Technology and Electronic/Personal Health Records
      • Telehealth
    • Community Engagement Research & Community Based Participatory Research
      • Type 1 Diabetes and Telehealth with Rural  Communities
    • Clinical Education
      • Storytelling
      • Pre-NCLEX and State Boards Success in Accelerated Undergraduate Students
      • Wellness
      • Clinical conferencing (structured vs unstructured)
      • Dedicated Education Units
    • Symptom Management of Cardiac Patients
    • Needs of Families and Children with Type I Diabetes
    • Health Literacy and the Digital Divide 
    • Cluster Analyses
    • Mixed Methods Research

Current Research Projects

  • 1. Randomized Control Pilot Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Telehealth Occupation-Based Coaching for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes (main project with 5 complementary grants to support)
       a. Establishing Inter-rater Reliability of a Fidelity Measure for
           Occupation-Based Coaching Telehealth Interventions Delivered to   
           Caregivers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes
       b. Transcription Accuracy for Improved Intervention Fidelity
       c. The Efficacy of an Occupational-Based Coaching for Rural
           Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized
           Controlled Pilot Study
       d. A RCT to examine the Effectiveness of Telehealth Occupation-
           Based Coaching for Families with a Young Child with Type 1
           Diabetes
       e. Use of the Dexcom G6 to Measure Time-In-Range as an Outcome 
           Measure for Occupation-Based Coaching via Telehealth for Blood
           Glucose Control for Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes

     

Grant Funding Received

  • Abbott, A., & Boller, J. "Wellness Inventory Grant," sponsor Dr. Todero
  • Alsharif, N.Z. (PI), Siracuse, M. Abbot, A. (Co-PI), Blanchard, S., Paschal, K. Budesheim, L., & Brown, J. "Development and Validation of Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations," Sponsor: The Dr. George F. Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund Creighton University
  • Abbott, A. A. (PI), Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Lappe, J. M., & Howell, E. “Exploring Health Literacy in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, Sponsor: The Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund Creighton University. Award amount: $15,000. Award Period: February 2013 – April 2015 (60% participation)
  • Abbott, A. (PI), Fuji, K., Galt, K., Paschal, K. A. “Exploring the Value of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Course to Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study.” Sponsor: Creighton University Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment. Award amount: $1485. Award Period: February 2009- December 2009
  • Abbott, A. (PI). “Symptom Clusters in Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients”. Sponsor: Winifred Ellenchild Pinch Research Grant, Iota Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Award amount $1000. Award period: May 2008-May 2009
  • Alsharif, M. (PI); Siracuse, M. V., Co-PI (School of Pharmacy and Health Professions [SPHAP], pharmacy; Abbott, A. A., Co-PI College of Nursing; Blanchard, S. Co-PI. SPAHP, “Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations”, Sponsor: The Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund Creighton University. Award amount: $15,000. Award Period: February 2015 – May 2017 (We were each PI’s for our own professional contribution/development of the survey and for conduction of the focus groups)
  • Todd, M., Abbott, A. A. (Co-Investigator), Laughlin, A. L., Haddad, A. R., Yager, A., & Wichman, C. “Quit4Good”, Sponsor: The Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund Creighton University. Award amount: $15,000. Award Period: February 2014 – February 2015
  • Fuji, K. T. (PI), Abbott, A. (Co-Investigator), Siracuse, M. (Co-Investigator), Bramble, J. D. (Co-Investigator), Paschal, K. (Co-Investigator). “Validating an Instrument to Measure Safety and Quality Issues of Electronic Health Records in Rural Primary Care Clinics”, Sponsor: Health Future’s Foundation, Award amount: $15,085, Award Period: July 2013- June 2015 (20% participation)
  • Abbott, A. (Nursing Faculty Mentee) “Nursing Faculty Research Capacity Development Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP)”. Sponsor: University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health Research Center (MHRC). January 2012 to July 2014
  • Galt, K. A. (PI), Abbott, A. (Co-Investigator), Bramble, J. D. (Co-Investigator), Drincic, A. (Co-Investiator), Fuji, K. (Co-Investigator), Clark, B. (Co-Investigator), Siracuse M. (Co-investigator). “The Role of HIT in Enhancing Patient Safety Through Medication Use Process”, Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Award amount: 712,981, Award Period: 2009 -2014
  • Galt, K. A. (PI), Abbott, A. (Mentee), Bramble, J. D. (Project Director), Drincic, A. (Project Director), Crawford, S. (Project Director); Fuji, K. (Mentee), Clark, B. (Mentee). “Creighton Research Infrastructure Program to Achieve Sustainability Project (R-24 Award Proposal)”, Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Award Period: 2009 -2013, Award amount: 1,478,623. Time and Effort - 20%
  • Galt K. A. (Principal Investigator), Abbott, A. (Co-Investigator) et al.. “Pharmacists for Patient Safety”, Sponsor: Community Pharmacy Foundation. Award amount: $69,659. Award period 2009-2011
  • Paschal, K. A. (Principal Investigator), Abbott, A. (Co-Investigator) et al. “Health Information Technology Adoption in Physical Therapy Practice, Sponsor: Creighton Health Futures Foundation. Award amount: $20,000. Award period 2009-2011
  • Galt, KA (PI); Abbott, A. (Faculty participant), Bramble, JD (Co-Investigator), Drincic, A (Co-Investigator), Fuji, K. T., (Co-Investigator), Paschal, K (Co-Investigator), Siracuse, M (Co-Investigator), “Bridge Funding Request to Continue the Core Faculty Integration and Development of the Creighton Health Services Research Program (CHRP)”, Sponsor: Health Futures Foundation, Award Period: 2008-2010, Award Amount:  $250,000. Time and Effort - 10%
  • Galt, KA (PI), Abbott, A. (Faculty participant), Bramble, JD (Co-Investigator), Drincic, A (Co-Investigator), Fuji, K. T., (Co-Investigator), Paschal, K (Co-Investigator), Siracuse, M (Co-Investigator), “Research Program in Health Care Quality and Safety”, Sponsor: Health Futures Foundation, Award Period: 2007-2008, Award Amount:  $152,542. Time and Effort - 10%
  • Galt, K. A. (PI); Abbott, A. (Faculty participant), Bramble, J. D. (Project Director), Drincic, A. (Mentee), Fuji, K. (Research Fellow), Paschal, K. (Mentee), Siracuse, M. (Mentee), “Creighton Health Services Research Development Project (BRIC Award Proposal”), Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Award Period: 2006 - 2008, Award amount: 499,979. Time and Effort - 10%
  • Galt, KA (PI), Abbott, A. (Faculty participant), Bramble, JD (Co-Investigator), Drincic, A. (Co-Investigator), Fuji, K. T., (Co-Investigator), Paschal, K (Co-Investigator), Siracuse, M (Co-Investigator), “Research Program in Health Care Quality and Safety”, Sponsor: Health Futures Foundation, Award Period: 2006-2007, Award Amount:  $97,957. Time and Effort - 10%
  • Furlong, E. (PI), Abbott, A. (Faculty participant), “Curriculum and Faculty Development in Community-Based Care”, Sponsor: Fuld Foundation grant, (July 1, 2002- June 30, 2004)
  • The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS) Faculty Research Fund Creighton University Title: Building Rural Stakeholder Engagement in Patient -Centered Type 1 Diabetes Research Vanessa D. Jewell, PhD, OTR/L Amy Abbott, PhD, RN Emily Knezevich, PharmD, CDE

Awards and Honors

  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for Early Career Research Faculty Forum for University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2020
  • Daisy Award, Daisy Foundation: Mac Smith CON TRAD senior student April 2020, 2020
  • Daisy Award, Daisy Foundation:Olivia Koontz, CON TRAD senior March 2020, 2020
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, Creighton University, 2020
  • External Reviewer for Nursing Faculty Promotion and Health Services research, 2016
  • Nebraska Nurses Association Positive Image of Nursing Award, Nurses' Week, 2016
  • Delta Zeta Teacher of the Week, Delta Zeta, 2015
  • Nurse Educator Practicum, 2015
  • Teaching Excellent Award for Clinical Instruction, School of Nursing graduation senior class , 2014
  • Induction, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2014
  • Teaching Excellent Award for Classroom Instruction, School of Nursing graduating senior classes, 2014
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Research Leadership Network, 2014
  • Clinical Faculty, 2014
  • Clinical Faculty, 2014
  • "Nursing Faculty Research Capacity Development Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP)", University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health Research Center (MHRC), 2012
  • "75 Nursing Professors You'd be Lucky to Have Teach Your Class", cnathrive.com, 2012
  • Induction, International Society of Nurses (IAN), 2011
  • Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2011
  • Clinical Faculty, 2011
  • Care Transitions Patient Safety Project for Interprofessional Patient Safety Course, 2010
  • Clinical Faculty, 2010
  • Faculty Mentor, 2009
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, Outstanding merit and scholarship, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, 2008
  • Faculty Preceptor, 2008
  • Teaching Excellent Award for Clinical Instruction, School of Nursing graduation senior class, 2006
  • Faculty Mentor, 2001
  • Expert Clinical Witness, 2000
  • Faculty Mentor, 2000
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, School of Nursing graduating senior class, 1998
  • Iota Tau Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship in a Master's of Science Nursing Graduate, Iota Tau, 1998