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Margaret Knight

Margaret KnightAssociate Chair, Associate Professor

Research Interests

Mental Health (Community & Psychiatric Inpatients). Metabolic Risk factors for individuals with MH problems Cognition, Depression & Dementia in Older adults Diversity education.

Education

  • Ph D: Nursing Science, (2000), University of Rhode Island - Kingston, Rhode Island
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Cognitive Function and Food Preparation Ability in Chronic Schizophrenia.
  • MS: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, (1980), Boston College School of Nursing - Boston, MA
  • BS: Professional Nursing, (1978), Northeastern University - Boston, MA
  • Other: Professional Nursing, (1975), Northeastern University College of Nursing - Boston, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA
  • Partners in Excellence Award (2009), Scholarship/Research - Partners Healthcare System, Boston MA
  • Partners in Excellence Award (2008), Scholarship/Research - Partners Healthcare System, Boston MA
  • Nancy M. Valentine Excellence in Leadership Award (2007), Leadership - New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Partners in Excellence Award (2006), Scholarship/Research - Partners Healthcare System, Boston MA
  • Partners in Excellence Award (2001), Scholarship/Research - Partners Healthcare System, Boston MA
  • Inc. Scholarship Award $4500 (1999), Scholarship/Research
  • Kingston R.I. Traineeship Award (1995), Scholarship/Research - University of Rhode Island
  • 1994 Educational Scholarship Sigma Theta Tau (1994) - Iota Phi Chapter
  • Pride in Performance Award (1991), Scholarship/Research - Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Publications

  • Patch, M.C., Knight, M., Phillips-McEnany, G., Chavas, E., Hawkins, D. (2015) "A simple screening tool for metabolic syndrome risk in the psychiatric patient treated with antipsychotic medication," Clinical Nursing Studies 3:2 pp. p115
  • Knight, M., Bolton, P., Coakley, C., Kopeski, L., Slifka, K. (2015) "Nursing care for lifestyle behavioral change," Issues in Mental Health Nursing 36:6 pp. 464-473
  • Knight, M., Pultinas, D., Collins, S., Sellig, C., Freeman, D., Strimaitis, C., Simms, N., Silver, R. (2014) "Teaching mindfulness on an inpatient psychiatric unit," Mindfulness 5:3 pp. 259-267
  • Knight, M. (2011) "Access to mental health care among older adults," Journal of gerontological nursing 37:3 pp. 16-21
  • 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 pp. 146-151
  • Knight, M., Adkison, L., Kovach, J.S. (2010) "A comparison of multisensory and traditional interventions on inpatient psychiatry and geriatric neuropsychiatry units," Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services 48:1 pp. 24-31
  • Knight, M., Coakley, C. (2010) "Fall risk in patients with acute psychosis," Journal of nursing care quality 25:3 pp. 208-215
  • Knight, M., Houseman, E.A. (2008) "A collaborative model for the treatment of depression in homebound elders," Issues in Mental Health Nursing 29:9 pp. 974-991
  • Knight, M. (2000) "Cognitive ability and functional status," Journal of advanced nursing 31:6 pp. 1459-1468
  • Ayoub, J.L., Vanderboom, C., Knight, M., Walsh, K., Briggs, R., Crekin, K. (1998) "A study of the effectiveness of an interactive computer classroom," Computers in nursing 16:6 pp. 333-338
  • Moore, P., Berman, K., Knight, M., Devine, J. (1995) "Constant observation: implications for nursing practice.," Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services 33:3 pp. 46-50

Presentations

  • A nursing school’s journey through cultural awareness, inclusivity, and civility - Hot Topics Conference – Civility Rising: Re-envisioning, re-creating, and Thriving in Academia and Practice, April 2015 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Engaging middle and high school students in health careers: Reflections on seven years of progress with the Bring Diversity to Nursing Program - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 2013 - Boston, MA
  • Building interdisciplinary research: The cognitive health of older working adults - 3rd Annual Community engagement and Research Symposium, November 2013 - Albert Sherman Center, UMass Medical School
  • Regional consortium of community engaged gerontology researchers - 3rd Annual Community engagement and Research Symposium, November 2013 - Albert Sherman Center, UMass Medical School
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing – 2008-2012 - Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health, August 2012 - Bethesda, MD
  • Metabolic Risk Among Persons with Mental Illness. - University of Massachusetts Lowell, School of Health and Environment, Faculty Research Day, April 2012 - UMass Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Systematic Assessment of Curriculum Gaps to Improve Student Outcomes. - Vision Project: Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment, February 2012 - UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Fall Risk in Patients with Acute Psychosis., January 2012 - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing. - University of Massachusetts Worcester, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, November 2011
  • Teaching Mindfulness on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. - 25th Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, October 2011 - Anaheim, CA
  • Retention, Graduation and NCLEX-RN Success of Minority Nursing Students. - National League for Nurses Education Summit, September 2011 - Orlando, FL
  • Addressing Fall Risk in Patients with Acute Psychosis. - Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey; Successful Models for Reducing Falls and Falls with Harm, May 2011 - Princeton NJ
  • Finding Evidence in Practice to Solve Clinical Problems. - Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey; Successful Models for Reducing Falls and Falls with Harm, May 2011 - Princeton NJ
  • Pro Re Nata Medication Administration in a Psychiatric Inpatient Setting. - University of Massachusetts Lowell, School of Health and Environment, Faculty Research Day, April 2011 - UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Examining Clinical Problems: Clinical Research to Improve Life for Vulnerable Populations. - University of Massachusetts Lowell, School of Health and Environment, Faculty Research Day., April 2011 - UMass Inn and Conference Center, Lowell MA
  • Diversity in Health Care. - Parker Lecture Series, March 2011 - UML Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Pro Re Nata Medication Administration in a Psychiatric Inpatient Setting. - McLean Hospital Research Day, January 2011 - Belmont, MA
  • Teaching Mindfulness on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. - McLean Hospital Research Day, January 2011 - Belmont, MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing. - University of Massachusetts Lowell Faculty Research Day, November 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Fall Risk in Patients with Acute Psychosis. - 24th Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, October 2010 - Louisville, KY
  • Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration: From the Committee to the Community. - Pricilla Aikenhead Lecture, McLean Hospital Grand Rounds, October 2010 - Belmont MA
  • Pronounced and sustained tachycardia associated with the use of atypical antipsychotics during inpatient hospitalization. - College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting, April 2010 - San Antonio, TX
  • Falls _ antipsychotic medication _ clinical implications. - McLean Hospital Research Day, January 2010 - Belmont, MA
  • Identifying Problems for Clinical Research. - McLean Hospital Interdisciplinary Research Group, December 2009 - McLean Hospital, Belmont MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing. - New England Regional Minority Health Conference, October 2009 - Providence, RI
  • Depression and Dementia: Navigating Diagnosis & Early Treatment. - Massachusetts General Hospital Alumni Association, September 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Depression and Dementia: Navigating Diagnosis & Early Treatment. - Nurse Practitioners Association for Continuing Education Annual Conference, April 2009 - New Orleans, LA
  • Managing PTSD in Practice: Critical Considerations. - Nurse Practitioners Association for Continuing Education Annual Conference, April 2009 - New Orleans, LA
  • Use of zoomerang to assess interest in nursing as a career choice - Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference, March 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Falls _ antipsychotic medication _ clinical implications. - Quality Leadership Summit, March 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing. - Nurse Faculty Nurse Executive Summit, December 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Identifying Patterns of Escalation: A Novel Approach to Care. - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital Nursing Research Grand Rounds, October 2008 - Bedford, MA
  • Beyond Behavior: Creating Understanding. - New England Psychiatric Nurses Association Fall Conference., September 2008 - Brattleboro VT
  • Nursing Research: Itês Time to Get Jazzed Up. - McLean Hospital Nurses Day Celebration, May 2008 - McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
  • Evidence Based Practice for Inpatient Psychiatric Nurses. - McLean Hospital Nursing Alumni Association, May 2008 - Belmont, MA
  • Identifying Patterns of Escalation: A Novel Approach to Care. - 21st Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, October 2007 - Kissimmee, FL
  • Sensory Stimulation Interventions: Managing Psychiatric Symptoms. - 21st Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, October 2007 - Kissimmee, FL
  • Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Home Health., November 2006 - Waltham, MA
  • Quality Initiatives to Minimize Seclusion & Restraint. - New England American Psychiatric Nurses Association Convention, April 2005 - Stowe, VT
  • Depression in Homebound Elders. - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 18th Annual Conference, October 2004 - Phoenix, Arizona
  • Depression in Homebound Elders. - Eastern Nursing Research Society, April 2004 - Quincy, MA
  • Combating Barriers for the Bipolar Patient. - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 16th Annual Conference, October 2002 - Dallas, TX
  • Cognitive Deficits and Functional Outcomes: Determining Successful Outcomes in the Chronic Mentally Ill. - The Sixth Annual Northeast Regional Psychiatric Nursing Conference, September 2001 - Kennebunkport, Maine
  • Collaboration Among Primary Care and Homecare Providers: Managing Depression and Dementia in the Elderly. - The Sixth Annual Northeast Regional Psychiatric Nursing Conference, September 2001 - Kennebunkport, Maine
  • Medication Education for Children: is it Worthwhile? - Advocates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, June 1998 - Belmont, MA
  • Current Issues in Mood Disorders Across the Life Span., March 1997 - Memorial Health Care, Worcester, Ma
  • Welcome to the Community: Optimizing the Long Term Treatment of Schizophrenia. - Contemporary Forums, Psychiatric Nursing Conference, May 1995 - Boston, Ma
  • HIV Risk in Chronic Mentally Ill Clients. - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Innovations in Research, June 1994 - Boston, MA
  • HIV Risk in Chronic Mentally Ill Clients. - Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing, November 1993 - Chicago, IL
  • HIV Risk in Chronic Mentally Ill Clients. - Fifteenth Southeastern Conference of Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, September 1993 - Charleston, SC
  • Medication Education for Children: is it Worthwhile? - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 4th Annual Conference, October 1990 - Washington, D.C.
  • The Pharmacology of Affective disorders. - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3rd Annual Conference, November 1989 - Denver, Colorado

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Co-PI: Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program (), Grant - ----
  • Co-Investigators: Bring Diversity to Nursing. Training Grant (2011), Grant - Department of Health & Human Services
  • Co-PI: The Effect of Nursing Interventions Aimed at Reducing Metabolic Syndrome Risks in Persons with Serious Mental Illness. (2011), Grant - ----
  • Co-Investigators: An Assessment of Polytherapy and Clinical Outcomes Related to Psychotropic Medications Among Patients Admitted to an Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (2009), Grant - McLean Hospital
  • Co-Investigator: Falls in Psychiatric Inpatients Ages 21-65 (2008), Grant - McLean Hospital
  • PI: Community Personal Management Scale: Establishing Initial Psychometric Properties (1998), Grant - The Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing Mental Health Nursing
  • PI: Community Personal Management Scale: Establishing Initial Psychometric Properties (1997), Grant - Regis College, Weston MA. Faculty Development Award
  • Co-PI: HIV Risk Assessment in Chronic Mentally Ill Clients (1992), Grant - University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Worcester MA
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Peer Mentorship Pilot P (2014), Contract -
    Knight, M. (Co-Principal)
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing (2012), Grant -
    Knight, M. (Co-Principal)
  • PI: The Assessment of Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Outcomes in an Adult Psychiatric Outpatient Population. (2009), Grant - McLean Hospital
  • Co-Investigators: MDPH Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development, Educational Opportunities (2010), Grant - Workforce Development, Educational Opportunities
  • Co- Investigator: On the Move for Nursing's Future: Bring Diversity to Nursing Mobile Simulation Laboratory. (2010), Grant - HRSA ARRA
  • Teaching Mindfulness on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (2010), Grant - McLean Hospital
  • PI: Pro Re Nata Medication Administration in a Psychiatric Inpatient Setting (2009), Grant - McLean Hospital
  • Co-Investigators: Bring Diversity to Nursing. Training Grant (2008), Grant - Department of Health & Human Services
  • Co-Investigators: MDPH Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development, Educational Opportunities Grant (2007), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Health
  • PI: Sensory Stimulation Interventions: Managing Psychiatric Symptoms. (2006), Grant - McLean Hospital
  • PI: The Relationship Between Symptoms and Behaviors, Situations and Nursing Interventions (2005), Grant - McLean Hospital
  • PI: Depression and Homebound Elders (2002), Grant - Charles H. Farnsworth 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.