Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RN
Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RN

Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
College of Nursing

Expertise/Specializations

  • FLIP IT summer Teaching Institute: Specializing in flipped instruction, course design, and active learning strategies, September 1, 2018
  • Collaborative Continuing Education Course, March 2017
  • Aquaphoresis and Aquadex FlexFlow Certification Training, March 2010
  • Patient Safety Course, Creighton University February 2007
  • Medtronic Intrathecal Pump Refills, 2001

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. I began teaching at Creighton University three years after my graduation while I continued work as an adult ICU at the hospital formerly known as St. Joseph Hospital. Since teaching, I earned both my Masters and Doctorate 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 a PCORI engagement award addressing needs of persons with Type I diabetes.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Drincic, A., Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M. V., Paschal, K. A., & Abbott, A. A. dvances in Electronic Health Records: PDA Use by Physicians: Where Do They Fit with Emerging Technologies and Use of Electronic Health Records in Office Practices?, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2012
  • Drincic, A., Rule, A. M., Cochran, T., Abbott, A., Harris, B., Mu, Keli Safety improvement is in professional practice, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 29-70, 2009
  • Drincic, A., Rule, Ann M., Cochran, Teresa M., Abbott, Amy A., Harris, Barbara M., Mu, Keli Safety improvment is in professional practice, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 2009
  • Drincic, A., Fuji, K. T., Hoidal, P., Galt, K. A., Abbott, A. A. Safe patient care systems, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals, 2009

Articles

  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A. A qualitative case-study exploring nurse engagement with electronic health records and e-prescribing, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1-17, 2015
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A. A qualitative study of how patients with type 2 diabetes use a standalone personal health record, Telemedicine and e-Health, 21(4), 1-5, 2015
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A. Ensuring effective medication reconciliation in home healthcare, Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(9), 516-522, 2014
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A. Personal health record design: A qualitative exploration of issues inhibiting optimal use, Diabetes Care, 37:e13-e14, 2014
  • Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. Patient safety perspectives of providers and nurses: The experience of a rural ambulatory care practice using an EHR with e-prescribing, Journal of Rural Health, 29, 383-391, 2013
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Norris, J. F. Exploring care transitions from patient, caregiver, and healthcare provider perspectives., Clinical nursing research, 22(3), 258-274, 2012
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., Galt, K. A. How baccalaureate nursing students value an interprofessional patient safety course for professional development, International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Nursing, 401358 (7 pages), 2012
  • Wallingford, B., Rubarth, L., Abbott, A., & Miers, L. J. Implementation and evaluation of Golden Hour practices in infants younger than 33 weeks gestation, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(12), 86-96, 2012
  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Drincic, A., Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M., Pachal, K. A., Abbott, A. A. PDA use by physicians: Where do they fit with emerging technologies and use of electronic health records in office practices?, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 3(1), 163-178, 2012
  • Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., Siracuse, M. V., Paschal, K. A., Kasha, T. A. Mixed Methods Case Study: Exploring Safety Issues in Rural Medical Practices Using Electronic Health Records, Health Services Research, 2012
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A., Drincic, A., Kraft, M., & Kasha, T. Standalone personal health records in the United States: Meeting patient desires, Health and Technology, 2, 197-205, 2012
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A. Impact of Personal Health Record Use on Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety Newsletter, 2, 2011
  • Fuji, Kevin T., Paschal, Karen A., Galt, Kimberly A., Abbott, Amy A. Pharmacy student attitudes toward an interprofessional patient safety course: an exploratory mixed methods study, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2, 238-247, 2010
  • Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., Galt, K. A. & Abbott, A. A. Exploring the Value of an Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Education Course to Students: A Mixed Methods Study, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2010
  • Bramble, James D., Galt, Kim A., Siracuse, Mark V., Abbott, Amy A., Drincic, Andjela, Paschal, Karen A., Fuji, Kevin T. The relationship between physician practice characteristics and physician adoption of electronic health records, Health Care Management Review, 35(1), 55-64, 2010
  • Zimmerman, L., Barnason, S., Young, L., Tu, C., Schulz, P., Abbott, A. A. Symptom Profiles of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients at Risk for Poor Functioning, Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 25(4), 292-300, 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Barnason, S., Zimmerman, L. Symptom burden clusters and their impact on psychosocial functioning following coronary artery bypass surgery, Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 25(4), 301-310, 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Schwartz, M. M., Hercinger, M., Miller, C., Foyt, M. E. Predictors of success on NCLEX-RN for Accelerated baccalaureate nursing curriculum, Nurse Educator, 33(1), 5-6, 2008
  • Galt, Kimberly A., Paschal, Karen A., Abbott, A. A., Drincic, Andjela, Siracuse, Mark V., Bramble, J. D., Rule, A. M. Privacy, security, and the national health information network: A mixed methods case sstudy of state level stakeholders awareness. Patient Safety and Health Care Management (Special Issue), Advances in Health Care Management, 7, 165-189, 2008
  • Schwartz, Misty, Abbott, Amy Storytelling: A clinical application for undergraduate nursing students, Nurse Education in Practice, 7, 181-186, 2007

Publications

  • Crawford, S. E., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A. CHRP at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Center for Health Services and Patient Safety Newsletter, 2, 2011

Presentations

  • Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A., & Fuji, K. T.  Poster presentation “Health Literacy in Patients with 
    Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Boston, MA, June 26-28, 2016 , 2016
  • Alsharif, Naser Z., Siracuse, M. V., Budesheim, T. L., Paschal, K., Abbott, A., 
    Blanchard, S., Kaufman, T., Jarding, G. Poster presentation “Development of Comparable Multidisciplinary Surveys to Sensitize Healthcare Providers in Delivering Care to Diverse Populations., at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Research Meeting, Anaheim, CA, July 23-27, 2016  , 2016
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., Paschal, K. A., & 
    Kaufman, T.  Podium presentation “Perceived Impact of Electronic Health Records with 
    E-Prescribing on Safety and Quality by Personnel in Rural Ambulatory Care Clinics”, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Boston, MA, June 26-28, 2016 , 2016
  • Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A., & Fuji, K. T. Podium presentation“Type II Diabetes: Health Literacy 
    and the Digital Divide”,at the 13thAnnual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum, La Vista, NE, May 12, 3016, 2016
  • Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A., & Fuji, K. T. Podium presentation “An Exploration of Health 
    Literacy of Those with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, at the 27thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May
     5, 2016 , 2016
  • Jarding, G., Abbott, A. A., Alsharif, Naser Z., Blanchard, S. A., Budesheim, T. L., Paschal, K. 
    A., Siracuse, M. V., & Kaufman, T. Poster presentation “Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations”, St. Albert’s Day/University Research Day: A Celebration of Scholarship, Omaha, NE, April 12, 2016, 2016
  • Penner, M., Schwartz, M. Abbott, A. A., & Connelly, S. Poster presentation “The effects of the 
    balanced body band program on successful habit formation: A Pilot Program, St. Albert’s Day/University Research Day: A Celebration of Scholarship, Omaha, NE, April 12, 2016, 2016
  • Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A., & Fuji, K. T. Podium presentation “Exploring Health Literacy in 
    Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, Midwest Nursing Research Society 40th Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, March 17, 2016, 2016
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., Paschal, K. A., Kaufman 
    T. “Perceptions of Electronic Health Record and E-Prescribing Use on Safety and Quality in Rural Ambulatory Care Clinics,” Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, March 5-6, 2015. Abstract published 2016 in Journal of American Pharmacy Association, 16;56(3): e138. , 2016
  • Penner, M., Schwartz, M. Abbott, A. A., & Connelly, Podium presentation “The Effects of the 
    Balanced Body Band Program on Successful Habit Formation: A Pilot Program”, 19th Annual Practical Pediatrics: 2016 Update, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, March 4, 2016, 2016
  • Jarding, G., Abbott, A. A., Alsharif, Naser Z., Blanchard, S. A., Budesheim, T. L., Paschal, K. 
    A., Siracuse, M. V., & Kaufman, T. Poster presentation “Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Healthcare Provider Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations”, at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March, 2016, 2016
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., & Paschal, K. A.
    Poster presentation, “Perceptions of Electronic Health Record and E-Prescribing Use on 
    Safety and Quality in Rural Ambulatory Care Clinics”, at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March, 2016, 2016
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A, & Galt, K. A. “A Quantitative and Qualitative Examination of 
    Standalone Personal Health Record Use by Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Qualitative Exploration”, Poster presentation at The American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2015 , 2015
  • Fuji K. T. Abbott, A. A., & Galt, K. A. “Impact of Standalone Personal Health Record Use on 
    Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Minneapolis, MN, Sunday, June 14-16, 2015, 2015
  •                                    
    Fuji K. T. Abbott, A. A., & Galt, K. A. “Impact of Online Personal Health Record Use on 
    Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, Poster presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Virtual Poster Symposium. May 18-19, 2015 , 2015
  • Cora, N., & Abbott, A. A. Poster presentation “Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Post-Operative 
    Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) Treatment Algorithm at Midwest Nursing Research Society 39th Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 18, 2015 , 2015
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., & Galt, K. A. Podium presentation “Standalone personal health record 
    use: The impact on patients with type 2 diabetes”, at the 26thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, April 30, 2015 , 2015
  •  
    Abbott, A. A., & Kunes-Connell, M. CON Mythbuster: The rank and tenure process”, Creighton 
    University College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, March 16, 2015, 2015
  • Abbott, A. A. Invited Paper Presentation “From Bedside Nurse to Nurse Educator and Researcher”, at the Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony, Creighton University College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, October 3, 2014, 2014
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., & Galt, K. A. Invited Paper Presentation “Adaptation vs. Adoption: A Qualitative Exploration of Nurse Engagement with Electronic Health Records in an Office-Based Practice“ at the Annual Sigma Theta Tau Dinner, Iota Tau/Alegent Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, July 2014 (Local), 2014
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T. , Abbott, A. A., Bramble, J. D., & Paschal, K. A. “Perceptions on Electronic Health Record Safety and Quality in Rural Ambulatory Clinics”, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Poster presentation San Diego, CA, Sunday, June 8, 2014 (National), 2014
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., & Galt, K. A. “Adaptation vs. Adoption: A Qualitative Study of Nurses Engagement with Electronic Health Records”, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Poster presentation San Diego, CA, Sunday, June 8, 2014 (National), 2014
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Bramble, J. D., & Paschal, K. A. 
    “Perceptions on Electronic Health Record Safety and Quality in Rural Ambulatory Clinics”, Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, Sunday, June 8, 2014 , 2014
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., & Galt, K. A. “Adaptation vs. Adoption: A Qualitative Study of 
    Nurses Engagement with Electronic Health Records”, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Poster presentation San Diego, CA, Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2014
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., & Galt, K. A. Paper presentation “Adaptation vs. Adoption: A Qualitative Study of Nurses Engagement with Electronic Health Records”, at the 11th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum, La Vista, NE, June 4, 2014 (State), 2014
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., & Galt, K. A. Podium presentation “Adaptation vs. Adoption: A 
    Qualitative Study of Nurses Engagement with Electronic Health Records”, at the 11thAnnual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum, La Vista, NE, June 4, 2014, 2014
  • Cora, N., & Abbott A. A. Poster presentation “Evaluation Of An Evidence-Based Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) Treatment Algorithm”, St. Albert’s Day/University Research Day: A Celebration of Scholarship, Omaha, NE, April 1, 2014. (Local), 2014
  • Cora, N., & Abbott A. A. Poster presentation “Evaluation Of An Evidence-Based Post-
    Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) Treatment Algorithm”, St. Albert’s Day/University 
    Research Day: A Celebration of Scholarship, Omaha, NE, April 1, 2014, 2014
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Paschal, K. A. Poster presentation “Perceptions on e-prescribing Safety and Quality” At the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Orlando, FL, March, 28-31, 2014 (National), 2014
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Paschal, K. A.  
    Poster presentation “Perceptions on e-prescribing Safety and Quality” at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Orlando, FL, March, 28-31, 2014.  Abstract publishedin 2014 Journal of American Pharmacy Association,54(2):e199., 2014
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., & Kasha, T. Podium presentation “Adaptation vs. Adoption: A Qualitative Exploration of Nurse Engagement with Electronic Health Records” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 27-30, 2014 (Regional), 2014
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., & Kasha, T. Podium presentation “Adaptation vs. 
    Adoption: A Qualitative Exploration of Nurse Engagement with Electronic Health Records” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 27-30, 2014  , 2014
  • Abbott, A. Invited Paper Presentation “The Intersection of the Digital Divide and Health Literacy”, Common Ground Forum, Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, January 31, 2014 (Local), 2014
  • Abbott, A. Invited Podium Presentation “The Intersection of the Digital Divide and Health 
    Literacy”, Common Ground Forum, Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, January 31, 2014, 2014
  • Fuji, K. T., & Abbott, A. A. (2014). Ensuring effective medication reconciliation in the home 
    health care. Home Healthcare Nurse.(Featured Continuing Education Article), 2014
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A, Galt, K. A., & Maio, A. Poster presentation “Qualitative Exploration of Standalone Personal Health Record Use by Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, The American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, Washington, D.C., November 16-20, 2013 (National), 2013
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A, Galt, K. A., & Maio, A. “Qualitative Exploration of Standalone 
    Personal Health Record Use by Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, Poster presentation at The American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, Washington, D.C., November 14, 2013, 2013
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Galt, K. A. “How Current Standalone Personal Health Records Meet Patient Desires”, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM). Poster presentation Baltimore, MD, Sunday, June 23, 2013 (National), 2013
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott,  A. A., Galt, K. A. “How Current Standalone Personal Health Records Meet 
    Patient Desires”, Poster presentation at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2013
  • Fuji K. T., Abbott, A. A., & Galt, K. A. Paper presentation “Electronic Personal Health Record Use by Diabetes Patients” at the 10th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum, La Vista, NE, May 9, 2013 (State), 2013
  • Fuji K. T., Abbott, A. A., & Galt, K. A. Podium presentation “Electronic Personal Health 
    Record Use by Diabetes Patients” at the 10thAnnual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum, La Vista, NE, May 9, 2013 , 2013
  • Abbott, A. A., & Fuji, K. T. Paper Presentation “Type 2 Diabetes Patients’ Use of Standalone, Electronic Personal Health Records” at the 24th Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May 3, 2013 (Local), 2013
  • Abbott, A. A., & Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A. Podium Presentation “Type 2 Diabetes Self-Care 
    Management: An Exploration of Standalone Electronic Personal Health Record Use” at the 24thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May 3, 2013 , 2013
  • Abbott, A. Invited Paper Presentation “Health Literacy and the Digital Divide”, Common Ground Forum, Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, March 22, 2013 (Local), 2013
  • Abbott, A. Invited Podium Presentation “Health Literacy and the Digital Divide”, Common 
    Ground Forum, Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, March 22, 2013, 2013
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Maio, A., Kasha, T., & Jensen, H. C. Poster presentation “Chronic Disease Management of Type II Diabetes: An Exploration of Personal Health Record Use” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 37th Annual Research Conference, Chicago, IL, March 8, 2013 (Regional), 2013
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Maio, A., Kasha, T., & Jensen, H. C. Poster presentation “Chronic Disease Management of Type II Diabetes: An Exploration of Personal Health Record Use” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 37th Annual Research Conference, Chicago, IL, March 8, 2013 (Regional), 2013
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Maio, A., Kasha, T., & Jensen, H. C. Poster presentation 
    “Chronic Disease Management of Type II Diabetes: An Exploration of Personal Health Record Use” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 37thAnnual Research Conference, Chicago, IL, March 8, 2013  , 2013
  • Abbott, A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Lappe, J. M., & Howell, E. Paper presentation “Exploring Health Literacy in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, Health Literacy Nebraska Statewide Summit, Lincoln, NE, January 30, 2013 (State), 2013
  • Abbott, A., Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Lappe, J. M., & Howell, E. Podium presentation “Exploring 
    Health Literacy in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, Health Literacy Nebraska Statewide Summit, Lincoln, NE, January 30, 2013, 2013
  • Zimmer, E., Galt, K., Abbott, A. A. et al. (2013). “Quality Assurance and Patient Safety 
    Program, in Collaboration”, Creighton University Institute for Leadership and Management and Creighton Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety;  Omaha, NE, January 29, 2013, 2013
  • Maio, A., Manhart, C. Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A., Galt, K. “Exploring Standalone Personal Health Records Use in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes” at Alegent Creighton Health General Internal Medicine Meeting, Omaha, NE, November 8, 2012., 2012
  • Maio, A., Manhart, C. Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A., Galt, K. Podium Presentation “Exploring 
    Standalone Personal Health Records Use in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes” at Alegent Creighton Health General Internal Medicine Meeting, Omaha, NE, November 8, 2012, 2012
  • Abbott, A. A., & Fuji, K. T. Invited Paper Presentation “Engaging in Self-Care Through Use of a Personal Electronic Health Record” at Creighton University School of Nursing Reunion Event, Omaha, NE, September 21, 2012., 2012
  • Abbott, A. A., & Fuji, K. T. Invited Podium Presentation “Engaging in Self-Care Through Use 
    of a Personal Electronic Health Record” at Creighton University School of Nursing Care in a Complex World: Reducing Readmissions through Collaboration and Communication, Omaha, NE, September 21, 2012, 2012
  • Abbott, A. A., & Fuji, K. T. Presentation “Engaging in Self-Care Through Use of a Personal 
    Electronic Health Record” presented at School of Nursing Reunion Event entitled “Caring in a Complex World: Reducing Readmissions Through Collaboration and Communication”, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, September 21, 2012., 2012
  • Abbott, A., Bramble, J. D., Fuji, K., Galt, K., Kasha, T., Paschal, K., & Siracuse, M. Paper presentation “Safety and Quality Experiences of a Rural Ambulatory Care Practice Using an EHR with e-Prescribing: The In-depth Case Study of Thayer County Health System”, at Thayer County, Hebron, NE, July 19, 2012, 2012
  • Abbott, A., Bramble, J. D., Fuji, K., Galt, K., Kasha, T., Paschal, K., & Siracuse, M. Podium 
    presentation “Safety and Quality Experiences of a Rural Ambulatory Care Practice Using an EHR with e-Prescribing: The In-depth Case Study of Thayer County Health System”, at Thayer County, Hebron, NE, July 19, 2012, 2012
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Galt, K., Drincic, A. Maio, A., Kraft, M., Kasha, T., & Piccolo, M. Poster presentation “Exploring Personal Health Record Use by Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 24-26, 2012., 2012
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Galt, K., Drincic, A. Maio, A., Kraft, M., Kasha, T., & Piccolo, M. 
    Poster presentation “Exploring Personal Health Record Use by Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 24, 2012 , 2012
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A. Poster Presentation submission “Impact of E-prescribing on Rural Pharmacies and Medical Clinics” At the American Pharmacists Association (Alpha) Annual Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, March 9-12, 2012 ACCEPTED 2011, 2012
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A. Poster presentation “Impact of E-prescribing on Rural Pharmacies and Medical Clinics” At the American Pharmacists Association (Alpha) Annual Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, March 9-12, 2012, 2012
  • Siracuse, M.V., Galt, K.A., Fuji, K. T., Bramble, J. D., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A. “Impact of 
    ePrescribing on Rural Pharmacies and Medical Clinics,” American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans. LA, March 9, 2012. , 2012
  • Galt K. A., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Huggett, K., Hansen, T., & Hercinger, M. Poster presentation “Interprofessional Patient Safety Day for Health Professions Students” at the Nebraska League for Nursing 3rd Annual Excellence in Nursing Education Show Case, Omaha, NE, November 3, 2011, 2011
  • Galt K. A., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Huggett, K., Hansen, T., & Hercinger, M.
    Poster presentation “Interprofessional Patient Safety Day for Health Professions Students” at the Nebraska League for Nursing 3rdAnnual Excellence in Nursing Education Show Case, Omaha, NE, November 3, 2011, 2011
  • Galt K. A., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Huggett, K., Hansen, T., & Hercinger, M. Poster presentation “Interprofessional Patient Safety Day for Health Professions Students” at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Research Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011, 2011
  • Galt K. A., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Huggett, K., Hansen, T., & Hercinger, M.
    Poster presentation “Interprofessional Patient Safety Day for Health Professions Students” at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Research Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011. Abstract published 2011 in American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 75(5): Article 105, 2011
  • Huggett, K., Hansen, T., Polich, A., Maio, A., Galt, K., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K., Abbott, A., 
    Hercinger, M.  Poster presentation “Today You Made a Difference: An Innovative 
    Interprofessional Patient Safety Day”.  Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Omaha, NE, March 18, 2011, 2011
  • Huggett, K., Hansen, T., Polich, A., Maio, A., Galt, K., Costanzo, C., Fuji, K., Abbott, A., Hercinger, M. Poster presentation “Today You Made a Difference: An Innovative Interprofessional Patient Safety Day”. Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Omaha, NE, March 18, 2011, 2011
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Norris, J. Paper presentation “Identifying Stages in the Care Transition Process” at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 27-29, 2010 (Accepted, Research), 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., & Galt, K. A. Paper presentation “A Mixed Methods Study Exploring the Value of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Course to Nursing Students” at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 27- 29, 2010 (Accepted, Research), 2010
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Norris, J. Podium presentation “Identifying Stages in the Care    Transition Process” at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 27, 
    2010, 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., & Galt, K. A. Podium presentation “A Mixed Methods     Study Exploring the Value of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Course to     Nursing Students” at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 27, 
    2010, 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., & Norris, J. Invited Paper Presentation “Care Transitions: The Process and The Outcomes” Nebraska Organization of Nurse Executives, Omaha, NE, May 12, 2010 (Research), 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., & Norris, J. InvitedPodium Presentation “Care Transitions: The Process and the Outcomes” at the Nebraska Organization of Nurse Executives, Omaha, NE, May 12, 2010 , 2010
  • Fuji K. T., Abbott, A. A., & Norris, J. Paper presentation “Care Transitions: Patient and Provider Perspectives”, 7th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum, La Vista, NE, May 11, 2010 (Research), 2010
  • Fuji K. T., Abbott, A. A., & Norris, J. Podium presentation “Care Transitions: Patient and Provider Perspectives” at the 7thAnnual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum, La Vista, NE, May 11, 2010 , 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., Paschal, K. A., & Galt, K. A. Paper presentation “Exploring the Value of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Course to Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study”, at the 21st Annual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May 7, 2010 (Research), 2010
  • , 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., & Gonzales, K. Presentation “The Institute of Medicine and American          Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Call for Patient Safety in Nursing Education: The       QSEN Education Consortium”, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, April, 12, 2010. , 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., & Norris, J. Paper presentation “Care Transitions: Patient and Provider Perspectives” Midwest Nursing Research Society 34th Annual Research Conference”, Kansas City, MO, April 10, 2010. (Research), 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., & Norris, J. Podium presentation “Care Transitions: Patient and Provider Perspectives” at Midwest Nursing Research Society 34th Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 10, 2010, 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., Paschal, K. A., & Galt, K. A. Poster presentation “Exploring the Value of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Course to Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study”, Midwest Nursing Research Society 34th Annual Research Conference”, Kansas City, MO, April 9, 2010. (Research), 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., Paschal, K. A., & Galt, K. A. Poster presentation “Exploring the Value of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Course to Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study” at Midwest Nursing Research Society  34thAnnual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 9, 2010, 2010
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Clark, B., Drincic, A., Bramble, J. D., Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., 
    Abbott, A. A. Poster presentation “E-prescribing: Are Medicare Incentive Payments Enough to Encourage Adoption by Physicians?”  At the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC, March 14, 2010.
    Abstract publishedin 2010 in Journal of American Pharmacy Association 50(2):249. , 2010
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Clark, B., Drincic, A., Bramble, J. D., Fuji, K. T., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A. Poster presentation “E-prescribing: Are Medicare Incentive Payments Enough to Encourage Adoption by Physicians? American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC, March 12-15, 2010. (Research), 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., & Fuji K. T. Presentation “Building a Successful Interprofessional   Collaboration”, Creighton Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety “Meet         the Researcher Series”, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, February 18, 2010., 2010
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji K. T., Galt, K. A. & Paschal, K. A. Podium presentation “Exploring the Value of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Course to Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study” at Creighton University “Time-Out for Lunch Series”, Omaha, NE, November 6, 2009  , 2009
  • Abbott, A. A., & Graves, J. “Patient Safety in Nursing Education”. Paper presentation at the 36th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development “Transforming Curricula and Lifelong Learning for Quality and Safety”, Rochester, MN, October, 2009. (Educational project), 2009
  • Abbott, A. A., & Graves, J. Podium presentation “Patient Safety in Nursing Education” at the 36thAnnual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development
                “Transforming Curricula and Lifelong Learning for Quality and Safety”, Rochester, MN,  
                 October, 2009, 2009
  • Fuji K. T., Paschal K. A., Galt K. A., & Abbott, A. A.Poster presentation “Exploring the Value
    of an Interprofessional Patient Safety Course: A Mixed Methods Study” at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, July 18, 2009. Abstract published in 2009 American Journal of Pharmacy Education; 73(4): Article 57 , 2009
  • Fuji K. T., Paschal K. A., Galt K. A., & Abbott, A. A. “Exploring Pharmacy Student Opinions about the Value of an Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Education Course: A Mixed Methods Study”. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2009. (Research), 2009
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Norris, J., & Galt, K. A. Poster presentation “Barriers and        Consequences of Care Transitions: Who Dropped the Ball?” at AcademyHealth Annual        Research Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2009, 2009
  • Fuji, K. T., Abbott, A. A., Norris, J., & Galt, K. A. Poster presentation “Processes in Care            Transitions from Patient and Provider Perspectives: A Mixed Methods Study” at     AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2009, 2009
  • Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., Drincic, A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K.   T., & Kasha, T. Posterpresentation “Electronic Health Records: The Gap Between     Desirability and Availability of Functions” at AcademyHealth Annual Research       Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2009, 2009
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Bramble, J. D., Drincic, A., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K.   & T., Kasha, T. Posterpresentation “E-prescribing:  Will Medicare Incentives be Enough      to Encourage   Adoption by Physicians?” at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting,             Chicago, IL, June 28, 2009, 2009
  • Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Drincic, A., Siracuse, M. V., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A., & Bramble,    J. D. Poster presentation “How Pharmacists and Physicians Perceive their Patients’ Use of Personal Health Records” at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 28, 2009, 2009
  • Abbott, A. A. Podiumpresentation “Symptom Clusters in Early Recovery Coronary Artery           Bypass Surgery Patients” at 20thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing,             Omaha, NE, May 1, 2009 , 2009
  • Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Norris, J., & Galt, K. A. Podiumpresentation “Barriers and       Consequences of Care Transitions” at 20thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing,             Omaha, NE, May 1, 2009 , 2009
  • Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Clark, B. E., Drincic, A., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., Paschal, K. A., & Fuji, K. T. Poster Presentation “The Role of Health Information Technology in      Enhancing Patient Safety Through the Medication Use Process” at the American      Pharmacists Association (APhA)  Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Antonio, TX, 
    April 3, 2009, 2009
  • Paschal, K. A., Bramble, J. D., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Drincic, A., Fuji, K. T., Abbott,
                                        A. A., & Kasha, T. Poster presentation “Physician EHR Adoption and ePrescribing in Nebraska” at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D. C., June 7, 2008, 2008
  • Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., Drincic, A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., & Kasha, T. Poster Presentation “Organizational Factors Associated with Implementing Electronic Health Records” at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D. C., June 7, 2008, 2008
  • Siracuse, M. V., Bramble, J. D., Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., Drincic, A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., & Kasha, T. Poster Presentation “Physician Acceptance of Health Information Technology in Nebraska: Testing Model Applicability”at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D. C., June 7, 2008, 2008
  • Drincic, A., Siracuse, M. V., Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., Bramble, J. D., Abbott, A. A., & Fuji,    K. T. Poster Presentation “The State of Electronic Health Records in Nebraska:   Adoption, Barriers and Applications Physician EHR Adoption and ePrescribing in Nebraska” at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D. C., June 7, 
    2008, 2008
  • Galt, K. A., Bramble, J. D., Siracuse, M. V., Paschal, K. A., Drincic, A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. 
                T., & Kasha, T. Poster Presentation “Electronic Health Record Adoption and Patient            Safety” at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D. C., June 7, 2008, 2008
  • Bramble, J. D., Galt, K. A., Siracuse, M. V., Drincic, A., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. & T., Kasha, T. InvitedPodium Presentation to the HIT interest group at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D. C., June 2008, 2008
  • Siracuse, M., Bramble, J. D., Paschal, K. A., Drincic, A., Galt, K. A., Abbott, A., Fuji, K. T., &
    Kasha, T. Poster Presentation “Adoption of Electronic Health Records and ePrescribing      in Nebraska and South Dakota” at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual 
    Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 14, 2008 , 2008
  • Siracuse, M. V., Drincic, A., Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., Abbott, A. A., Fuji, K. T., Kasha, T. A. 
    Podium presentation “Status of Health Information Technology in Nebraska: Focus on Electronic Health Records in Physician Offices,” Nebraska eHealth Council, Omaha, NE, February 11, 2008 , 2008
  • Galt, K. A., Paschal, K. A., Berens, D., Abbott, A. A., Bramble, J. D., Drincic, A. Rule, A. M., 
                            & Siracuse, M.V. Podium presentation “Consumer Beliefs about Electronic Health Information Exchange and Privacy” at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Nashville, TN, February 2008, 2008
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    Schwartz, M., & Abbott, A. Podium Presentation “Storytelling and Alternative Teaching    Techniques”at 20thWomen in Educational Leadership Conference, University of       Nebraska-Lincoln, Teacher’s College, Lincoln, NE, October 8 & 9, 2006, 2006
  • Abbott, A. & Damewood-Schwartz, M. Podium presentation “Storytelling: A Clinical 
    Application for Undergraduate Students”at 16thAnnual Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Iota Tau/Creighton University Medical Center/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May 6, 2005 , 2005
  • Abbott, A. & Damewood-Schwartz, M. Poster Presentation “Storytelling: A Clinical Application   for Undergraduate Students”at Continuing Competence Where Education and Practice     Meet conference sponsored by MU Sinclair School of Nursing and University of Kansas   School of Nursing, at The Hyatt Crown Center, Kansas City, MS, November 4, 2003 , 2003
  • Abbott, A., Damewood, M., & Hercinger, M. Podium presentation “A Curriculum Comparison 
    of HESI and State Boards” at Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, St. Joseph     Hospital/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May 2, 2003 , 2003
  • Abbott, A. "Drip Calculations", Presentation at St. Joseph Hospital, September 21, 2000 
    (Educational project), 2000
  • Abbott, A., & Wackel, J. "IV Therapy Update", 8 hour refresher course for Registered Nurses, 
    Crete, NE., December 18, 1999 , 1999
  • Abbott, A. & Wackel, J. “Post-operative Cardiac Complications", Presentation/lecture at St. 
    Joseph Hospital, Omaha, NE, December 6, 7 and 8, 1999 (Educational project), 1999
  • Foyt, M., Travers-Gustafson, D., & Abbott, A.  Podium Presentation “Academic Preceptored         Clinical Experiences” at Educating for the New Millennium conference by Villanova University College of Nursing and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, College    of Nursing, Double Tree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, October 24, 1999 , 1999
  • Arkfeld, A.  A Podium presentation “Discussion of Generic and Disease-Specific Outcome Tools for Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation” at Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, St. Joseph   Hospital/Creighton University School of Nursing, Omaha, NE, May 7, 1999 , 1999
  • Arkfeld, A. & Johnson, M. “Peripheral Nerve Stimulator for Train of Fours Assessment”, 
    Presentation, St. Joseph Hospital, Omaha, NE, September 29 and 30, and October 5 and 9, 1998 (Educational project), 1998
  • Arkfeld, A. “Care of the Psychiatric Patient in Critical Care”’, Course Coordinator at St. Joseph 
    Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, February 5, 1997 (Educational project), 1997

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
    • ClinicalEducation
      • Storytelling
      • Pre-NCLEX and State Boards Success in Accelerated Undergraduate Students
      • Wellness 
    • 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

  • PCORI Engagement Award: Exploring Needs of Families and Children Living with Type I Diabetes in Rural Communities

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
  • Abbott, A. A. (PI), Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Howell, E., & Lappe, J. M. “Exploring Health Literacy in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, Sponsor: Winifred Ellenchild Pinch Research Grant, Iota Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Submitted February 2014. Not funded
  • Abbott, A. A. (PI), Fuji, K. T., Galt, K. A., Howell, E., & Lappe, J. M. “Exploring Health Literacy in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Experiencing the Digital Divide”, Sponsor: Winifred Ellenchild Pinch Research Grant, Iota Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Submitted February 2013. Status: Not funded
  • Abbott, A. (PI) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Grant: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Ph.D. fellowship grant. “Fatigue, Pain and Sleep Intervention for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients”. Sponsor: National Institute of Health, Submitted (August 2003 & April 2004). Status: Not funded
  • 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)
  • Todd, M. J.(PI), Laughlin, A., Abbott, A. (Co-Investigator), Davis, B., Haddad, A. R., Davis, B. “Smoking Cessation Program Offered at a Food Pantry”; sponsor: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Cancer and Smoking Disease Research LB506. Amount requested: $50,000 (submitted, not funded)
  • Fuji, K., Abbott, A. (Co-Investigator), Bramble, J. D., Clark, B., Costanzo, C., Galt, K., Harris, B., Kalkowski, M., Maio, A., Nasir, L., Paschal, K., Polich, A., & Siracuse, M. “Developing an Effective Model for Online Interprofessional Patient Safety Education”, Sponsor: The Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund. Award amount: $10,706. Award Period: February 2013-February 2014 (submitted, not funded)
  • Ohri, L. (PI), Oksman, S., Qi, Y. Kasha, T. Risoldi, Z. Fuji, K. T.; Abbott, A. A. (Co- Investigator) “Pharmacy Led Promotion and Assessment of Influenza Immunization at a Comprehensive Health Sciences University”. (Co-Investigator/Faculty Expert). Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation. April 2010, Award amount: $25,000 (submitted, not funded)
  • Abbott, A. (Co- Investigator/Faculty Expert), Howell, E., Kunes-Connell, M., Houghton, B., Hansen, T., & Zetterman, R. “Educating Nurses and Physicians: Toward New Horizons”, Sponsors: The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Award amount: Conference attendance and sessions. Award period: January 2009-2011 (submitted, not funded)
  • Costanzo, C. & Bauerly, C. (Co-Principal Investigators), Abbott, A. (Co-Investigator), Hercinger, M., Dunlay, R., Drincic, A., Galt, K. Fuji, K. “Implementation of a Patient Safety Day”, Sponsor: The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and Institute of Healthcare Improvement. Award amount: $35,000. Award Period: September 2009- September 2010 (submitted, not funded)
  • Abbott, A. A. (Co- Principal Investigator), Fuji, K. T. (Co-Principal Investigator), Galt, K. A., (Co-Investigator), Norris, J. (Co-Investigator), & McColley-Anderson, K. (Co- Investigator) “Improving Care Transition Models from the Health Care Professional Perspective”. (December 2008- December 2011).
  • Jewell, V., Abbott, A., Knezevich, E., Dowd, M., & Naber, L. “Building Rural Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Type 1 Diabetes Research”, Sponsor Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); Eugene Washington Engagement Award. Award Amount: $247,020 Award Period: November 2018 – August 2020 (14% participation) ** First PCORI Creighton University has ever received
  • Jewell, V., Russell, M., Abbott, A., Briggs, K., Milewski, J., Knezevich, E., & Qi, Y. (2019-2024). Telehealth and Remote Monitoring to Improve Glycemic Control, Quality of Life, and Cut Medicaid Costs for Children with Type 1 Diabetes. State of Nebraska, LB 654. $2,750,000.00 [Testimony given to Senate Health & Human Services Committee March 2019]. Not Funded
  • 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
  • Abbott, A. ., Jewell, J., Knezevich, E., & Russell, M. A. (2019). "Recruiting Rural Families of Children with Type I Diabetes and Key Stakeholders”, Sponsor Creighton University LB-692. Not funded
  • Jewell, J., Russell, M., Knezevich, E., Abbott, A, Yongyue, Q., & George, A. (2019). “Randomized Control Pilot Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Telehealth Occupation-Based Coaching for Families with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes.” Sponsor Health Science Strategic Investment Fund Faculty Development Creighton University. Funded

Awards and Honors

  • Nebraska Nurses Association Positive Image of Nursing Award, Nurses' Week, 2016
  • Delta Zeta Teacher of the Week, Delta Zeta, 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
  • "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
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, Outstanding merit and scholarship, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, 2008
  • Teaching Excellent Award for Clinical Instruction, School of Nursing graduation senior class , 2006
  • 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