Lisa Abdallah

Lisa M. Abdallah, Nursing

Lisa M. Abdallah, Nursing

Associate Chair and Associate Professor
Phone:
978-934-4432
Fax:
978-934-2015
Office:
HSSB 213

Expertise

Long Term Care, Quality Improvement Initiatives in Nursing Homes, Nurse Practitioner Practice Models in Nursing Homes.

Research Interest

Research/Grants

Abdallah, L. (PI) & Walker, P. (Co-PI) Reaching Out for Care of the Elderly: Sophomore Nursing Student Preparation for the Department of Public Health Certification Examination for Nursing Assistants. School of Health & Environment Creativity Award Awarded $1,044(5/2009-12/2009).


Melillo, K.D. (PI), Dowling, J. (Co-PI), and Abdallah, L. (Co-Investigator), Findeisen, M., Knight, M. (Co-Investigators). Bring Diversity to Nursing. HRSA, Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, Division of Nursing, Awarded $894,085.)(07/01/2008-6/30/2011)


Melillo, K.D. (PI), Dowling, J. (Co-PI), and Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M., Knight, M., and Zhan, L. Bring Diversity to Nursing (BDN) - Educational Opportunities for Minority Students. Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Work Force Development Grant. (Awarded $183,024) (November 2007-2011).


Siqueira, E. (PI) and Brunette, M. (Co-PI), Abdallah, L. (grant team member). Signature Initiative Grant, New Voices for Health and Environment Awarded:     ($15,250) (September 2007-ongoing).


Seymour, C., Dybel, G., Cannon, S., Abdallah, L., & Remington, R. Health promotion in older socially isolated community dwelling adults research project funded by Travelli foundation. Consultant role. (June 2007-2009)

Educational Background

Lisa received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to this, she received her M.S. from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Nursing Administration, with a clinical focus in Gerontological Nursing.

Biosketch

Lisa Abdallah received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2003. Prior to this, she received her MS from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in Nursing Administration with a clinical focus in Gerontological Nursing. She is the Associate Chair & Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate nursing program. Lisa’s Dissertation Research focused on the EverCare Program, a Collaborative MD/NP Model of Care Delivery in Nursing Home Settings. She explored the Similarities and Differences of EverCare Nurse Practitioner Practice Activities across Five States. Lisa is a John A. Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Scholar and her current area of research interest focuses on health promotion and risk reduction in the elderly, Implementing & Evaluating Creative Teaching Methodologies in Nursing and She is also a Co-Investigator on the Bring Diversity to Nursing Grant.

Research Interests and Collaborations