Letitia Graves, PhD, MSN, RN

Letitia Graves

PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

Letitia Graves, PhD, MSN, RN

Letitia Graves

PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

Letitia Graves

PhD, MSN, RN


Overview

Education

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Minor Healthcare Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
  • MSN Nurse Educator, Capella University
  • BSN, Grambling State University

Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

Research interests include Veteran health, and symptom science with a specific focus on symptoms in individuals after spinal cord injury, epigenetics, and aging. Other interests include advancing nursing science through inter-and-intraprofessional collaborations as a means of strengthening research translation from bench to bedside.

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 6357 Nursing Science 1
  • Nursing 4206 Evidence Based Practice

Selected Accomplishments

  • 2021 Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Research Awards
  • 2021 Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR)
  • 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/National Institute of Nursing Research Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated, Professional Nursing Organization
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Eta Chapter
  • International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG)
  • International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)

Publications

  • Graves, L. Y., Tamez, P., Wallen, G. R., & Saligan, L. N. (2021). Defining the role of doctor of nurse practice in symptoms science research opportunity for collaboration. Nursing Outlook, S0029-6554(21)00017-8. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2021.01.013
  • Billones, R., Liwang, J. K., Butler, K., Graves, L., & Saligan, L. N. (2021). Dissecting the fatigue experience: A scoping review of fatigue definitions, dimensions, and measures in non-oncologic medical conditions. Brain, behavior, & immunity - health, 15, 100266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbih.2021.100266
  • Knisely, M., Maseratie, M, Heinsburg, L., Shah, L., Hongjin, L., Yehui, Z., Yumi, M., Graves, L.Y., Merriman, J., Conley, Y. (2019). Symptom Science: Advocating for Inclusion of Functional Polymorphisms. Biological Research in Nursing, 21(4), 349-354. https://doi.org/10.1177/1099800419846407