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Jacqueline Dowling

Jacqueline Dowling
Jacqueline DowlingEmeritus Faculty
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentSusan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
  • Phone(978) 934-4431
  • EmailJacqueline_Dowling@uml.edu

Research Interests

Child health, stress and coping, humor, resiliency

Education

  • Ph D: Nursing Research and Education, (2000), University of Massachusetts Amherst and Worcester - Amherst, Worcester, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Sense of humor, childhood cancer stressors, and outcomes of psychosocial adjustment, immune function, and infection
  • MS: Parent - Child Nursing, (1983), Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts
    Supporting Area: Teaching
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: A study of messages vicariously learned by hospitalized children who viewed a televised health education program
  • BS: Professional Nursing, (1976), University of Vermont - Vermont

Awards and Honors

  • Mary A. Manning Mentoring Award (2016) - American Nurses Association Massachusetts
  • Finalist, Nurse of the Year (Education) (2013), Teaching - March of Dimes, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Fellow, AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (2011), Leadership - AACN
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) (2010), Teaching - National League for Nursing
  • UML Department of Nursing Teaching Excellence Award (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Nursing
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2003), Teaching - UML Department of Nursing
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society First Place Student Poster Award (2000), Scholarship/Research - Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • First Place Student Poster Award (2000), Scholarship/Research - Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • Student Scholarship Award (1999), Scholarship/Research - International Society for Humor Studies
  • Doctoral Degree Scholarship (1997), Scholarship/Research - Massachusetts Nurses Foundation
  • Council on Pluralism and Diversity Award (1995), Service, Professional - Council on Pluralism and Diversity
  • Massachusetts Senatorial Meritorious Service Award (1994), Service, Professional - Massachusetts Senatorial
  • Outstanding Nurse Award (1994), Service, Professional - Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Center
  • Outstanding Nurse Award (1994), Service, University - Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Center
  • Certificate of Appreciation for ANA Convention (1991), Service, Community - ANA Convention
  • Certificate of Appreciation for AHEC Educational Opportunities (1990), Service, Community - AHEC Educational Opportunities Posters

Publications

  • Dowling, J. (2014) "Children talking about humor: Data from focus groups," International Journal of Humor Research 27:1 pp. 121-139
  • Knight, M., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M., Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J. (2011) "Making healthy connections: introducing nursing as a career choice to middle school students.," Nursing forum 46:3
  • Yen-Patton, G.A., Clayton-Mathews, A., Dowling, J. (2010) "Nurse-Nursing Assistant Caregiver Reciprocity Scale," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 58:
  • Dowling, J., Hockenberry, M., Gregory, R.L. (2003) "Sense of humor, childhood cancer stressors, and outcomes of psychosocial adjustment, immune function, and infection," Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 29:6 pp. 271-292
  • Dowling, J. (2002) "Humor: a coping strategy for pediatric patients," Pediatric nursing 28:2 pp. 123-131
  • Dowling, J., Bright, M.A. (1999) "A collaborative research project on therapeutic touch," Journal of Holistic Nursing 17:3 pp. 296-307
  • Dowling, J., Fain, J.A. (1999) "A multidimensional sense of humor scale for school-age children: Issues of reliability and validity," Journal of pediatric nursing 14:1 pp. 38-43
  • Dowling, J., Bright, M.A. (1999) "A Collaborative Research Project on Therapeutic Touch," Journal of Holistic Nursing 17:3 pp. 296
  • Dowling, J., Coppens, N.M. (1996) "Understanding culture and health practices through an experiential learning project.," Nurse Educator 21:6 pp. 43-46

Presentations

  • Guidance Counselors' and Teachers' Knowledge of the Nursing Profesion: Promoting Nursing as a Career Choice for Middle and High School Students. - Annual Preceptor Appreciation/Research Day, April 2012 - UMass Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Openness to Diversity: Student Nurses and Patient Tell Their Stories. - Annual Preceptor Appreciation/Research Day, April 2012 - UMass Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • ). Dedicated education unit in long-term care: UMass Lowell and D'Youville Center for Advanced Therapy partnership for transitional care _ Development, implementation and evaluation of an innovative clinical education model. - SHE Research Day, April 2012
  • Systematic assessment of curriculum gaps to improve student outcomes. - AMCOA Regional Conference, February 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing. - University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical Trans-lational Science Research Symposium, November 2011 - Shrewsbury MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing - University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical Translational Science Research Symposium, UMass Conference Center, November 2011 - Shrewsbury MA
  • Bring diversity to nursing: Elementary, middle and high schools. - Chancellor's Breakfast for School Superintendents, September 2011 - Lowell, MA
  • Retention, graduation, and NCLEX-RN success of minority students. - National League for Nursing, Education Summit, September 2011 - Orlando, FL
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing: The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Department of Nursing in Partnership with the Lawrence and Lowell Massachusetts School Systems. - UMass Lowell Faculty Research Symposium, October 2010 - UMass Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Development and evaluation of the Nurse-Nursing Assistant Caregiver Reciprocity Scale (NNA-CRS). - 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, March 2010 - Providence, RI
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing: University of Massachusetts Lowell. - New England Minority Health Education Conference, October 2009 - Providence, RI
  • Gaps and overlaps: What's in your curriculum? - Saint Anselm's 17th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators: Creating the nurse of the future: Competency and compassion., June 2009 - N. Falmouth, MA
  • Use of Zoomerang to assess interest in nursing as a career choice. - 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, March 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Humor and health: What's the connection? - Veterans Administration, December 2008 - Veterans Administration
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing: First Year Initiatives. - Nurse Faculty _ Nurse Executive Summit: Strategic Planning to Build Strategic Partnerships, 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Curriculum revision: More than change., May 2008
  • The humor _ health connection., May 2008 - Springfield, MA
  • Children Talking about Humor: Preliminary Analysis. - UML 11th Annual Student Research Symposium and Annual Preceptor Appreciation/Research Day, May 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing. - Inauguration Week's Achieving Excellence Through Partnerships _ UML and the Community, April 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Development and testing of the Nurse-Caregiver Reciprocity Scale. - 21st Annual Scientific Sessions, March 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome): A Case Study. - Annual Preceptor Appreciation/Research Day, May 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Complementary and alternative medicine in pediatric oncology patients to control mouth sores and nausea and vomiting. - UML 10th Annual Student Research Symposium, April 2007
  • Humor and your health, seriously., April 2005 - Boston, MA
  • Prevalence of overweight: A study of urban preschool children. - UML 6th Annual Student Research Symposium, April 2003
  • How does a sense of humor help children cope with the stressors of cancer? - International Society for Humor Studies Conference, July 2001 - University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Sense of Humor, Childhood Cancer Stressors and Outcomes. - University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing 2nd Annual Excellence in Nursing Conference, April 2001 - Worcester, MA
  • Sense of humor and childhood cancer stressors. - Kathleen M. Fox Memorial Lecture, April 2000 - Lowell, MA
  • Poster sessions: Preparation and production., April 2000 - Lowell, MA
  • Sense of Humor and Childhood Cancer Stressors. - 12th Annual Scientific Sessions, March 2000 - Newport, RI
  • Sense of Humor and Childhood Cancer. - International Society for Humor Studies Conference, July 1999 - Oakland, CA
  • A multidimensional sense of humor scale for school-age children: Issues of reliability and validity., April 1999 - Lowell, MA
  • Poster sessions: Preparation and production., April 1999 - Lowell, MA
  • Poster sessions: Preparation and production., 1998
  • Humor intervention with twins: A case study., December 1997
  • ). Lazarus and Folkman√™s theory of stress, appraisal, and coping as a framework for humor research in childhood cancer. - Humor, Laughter and Health Symposium, International Society for Humor Studies Conference, July 1997 - Edmond, OK
  • Empathy and Risk Taking. - UML Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony., May 1997
  • Non-invasive physiologic measures for nursing. - 8th Annual Research Conference of Sigma Theta Tau Beta Zeta Chapter, April 1997
  • Humor in nursing: An evolutionary view. - Eighth Annual Research Conference, April 1997
  • Collaborative research in therapeutic touch. - 7th Annual Research Conference of Sigma Theta Tau Beta Zeta Chapter, March 1996
  • Poster sessions: Preparation and production., 1995
  • Computer-assisted interactive learning., May 1995
  • Experiential learning between culture and health practices. - Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing Workshop, May 1995
  • Experiential learning between culture and health practices. - University of Massachusetts Lowell Diversity Symposium, May 1995
  • Healthy Heart., April 1995 - Billerica, MA
  • Management of a multisystem interactive video laboratory. - Computers on Campus National Conference, November 1994 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Computer-assisted interactive learning., October 1994 - Waltham, MA
  • Management of a multisystem interactive video laboratory. - 5th National Conference for Learning Resources Centers in Nursing, March 1994 - San Antonio, Texas
  • Poster sessions: Preparation and production. - Graduate Research Workshops, 1992
  • Integrating interactive video technology in nursing education. - University of Massachusetts Lowell Conference, 1992
  • Interactive video integration in a multisystem environment - Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing Workshop, May 1992
  • Interactive video integration in a multisystem environment. - 4th National Conference for Learning Laboratory Centers, March 1992
  • Poster sessions: Preparation and production., 1991
  • IVD: An interaction with reality. - College of Health Professions Research Colloquium, April 1991
  • Poster sessions: Preparation and production., 1988

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Bring diversity and leadership to nursing (), Grant - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Bring diversity to nursing (), Grant - Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Co-PI: Bring diversity and leadership to nursing (), Grant - HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant.
  • Innovative model of clinical nursing education at UMass Lowell: Transitional care Dedicated Education Unit (DEU). (), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • SimBaby: Nursing simulation collaborative. (), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Nursing Initiatives
  • Promoting progression from ADN to BSN via education redesign and partnerships (2012), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Co-Investigator: Innovative model of clinical nursing education at UMass Lowell: Transitional care Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) (2011), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Nursing Education Redesign Grant
  • PI: SimBaby: Nursing simulation collaborative (2009), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Nursing Initiatives, Human Simulation Grant
  • PI: Nursing Simulation collaboration (2008), Grant - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Nursing Initiatives, Human Simulation Grant
  • Children talking about humor: Data from focus groups (2007), Grant - Eta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Children talking about humor: Data from focus groups (2007), Grant - Teaching and Learning Grant Task Force of the Faculty Teaching Center.
  • PI:Retention and success in math (2005), Grant - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
  • Step into wellness (2004), Sponsored Research - UML Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • Experiential learning: Promoting the health of preschool children (2002), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Seed Grant Task Force
  • Sense of humor, childhood cancer stressors, and outcomes of psychosocial adjustment, immune function, and infection (1999), Grant - Eta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Sense of humor, childhood cancer stressors, and outcomes of psychosocial adjustment, immune function, and infections (1998), Grant - National Institute for Nursing Research.
  • Therapeutic touch, quality of life and the terminally ill (1998), Grant - University of Massachusetts Amherst Research Council
  • Experiential learning: An understanding of the relationship between cultural dimensions and health care practices (1995), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Pluralism and Diversity
  • Lead Electrocardiograph, cart, video. Equipment (1994), Grant - Hewlett-Packard
  • Pulse oximeter, sensor, video. Equipment grant (1993), Grant - Nelcor
  • Interactive learning system for student ICU. (1991), Grant - Helene Fuld Trust
  • Student ICU learning laboratory (1988), Grant - Helene Fuld Trust
  • Infusion pump. Equipment grant (1987), Grant - IVAC
  • Co-PI: Diversity to nursing: Educational opportunities for minority students (2012), Grant - MDPH Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Peer Mentorship Pilot P (2014), Contract -
    Dowling, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing (2012), Grant -
    Dowling, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Bring Diversity to nursing: Educational opportunities for minority students. (2012), Grant - MDPH Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development Grant
  • Mentoring: Facilitating the Retention of Minority Nursing Students (2010), Grant -
    Dowling, J. (Principal)
  • PI: Mentoring: Facilitating the retention of minority nursing students. (2010), Grant - National League for Nursing, Research in Nursing Education
  • Mentoring: Facilitating the retention of minority nursing students. (2010), Grant - National League for Nursing, Research in Nursing Education
  • Co-PI: Bring Diversity to nursing: Educational opportunities for minority students (2010), Grant - MDPH Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development Grant
  • Co-PI: Bring Diversity to nursing: Educational opportunities for minority students (2007), Grant - MDPH Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development Grant
  • UMass Lowell-D'Youville Transitional Care Dedicated Education Unit Partnership - (2011), Grant -
    Dowling, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Bring Diversity to nursing: Educational opportunities for minority students. (2010), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Bring Diversity to nursing: Educational opportunities for minority students. (2007), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Fellow (2011), Fellowship - AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program
  • ARRA - On the Move for Nursing's Future: Bring Diversity to Nursing Mobile Simula (2010), Grant -
    Dowling, J. (Principal)
  • PI: On the move for nursing's future: Bring diversity to nursing mobile simulation laboratory (2010), Grant - HRSA ARRA Workforce Diversity Equipment Grant
  • Co-PI: Bring diversity to nursing (2008), Grant - HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant
  • On the move for nursing's future: Bring diversity to nursing mobile simulation laboratory. (2010), Grant - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Bring diversity to nursing (2008), Grant - Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Children talking about humor: Data from focus groups. (2007), Grant - Eta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Children talking about humor: Data from focus groups. (2007), Grant - Teaching and Learning Grant Task Force of the Faculty Teaching Center
  • Retention and success in math. (2005), Grant - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
  • Step into wellness. (2004), Grant - UML Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • Experiential learning: Promoting the health of preschool children. (2002), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Seed Grant Task Force
  • Sense of humor, childhood cancer stressors, and outcomes of psychosocial adjustment, immune function, and infection. (1999), Grant - Eta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Sense of humor, childhood cancer stressors, and outcomes of psychosocial adjustment, immune function, and infection. (1998), Grant - National Institute for Nursing Research
  • Therapeutic touch, quality of life and the terminally ill. (1998), Grant - University of Massachusetts Amherst Research Council
  • Experiential learning: An understanding of the relationship between cultural dimensions and health care practices. (1995), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Pluralism and Diversity
  • Interactive learning system for student ICU. (1991), Grant - Helene Fuld Trust
  • Student ICU learning laboratory. (1988), Grant - Helene Fuld Trust

Research Currently in Progress

  • Bring Diversity to Nursing: Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation of Nursing Students
    Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L.M., Knight, M., Simons, S.R.