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Lisa Abdallah

Lisa Abdallah
Lisa M. AbdallahChair and Associate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentSusan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
  • Phone(978) 934-4432
  • Fax(978) 934-2215
  • Office - HHS 213
  • EmailLisa_Abdallah@uml.edu
  • Profile URLs

Research Interests

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

Education

  • Ph D: Nursing, (2003), University of Massachusetts Boston - Boston, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: EverCare Nurse Practitioner Practice Activities: Similarities and Differences Across Five Sites.
  • MS: Nursing Administration/Gerontological Nursing, (1993), University of Massachusetts Boston - Boston, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Effect of Hospitalization on the Functional Ability of the Frail Elderly Nursing Home Patient.
  • BS: Nursing, (1982), Fitchburg State College - Fitchburg Massachusetts

Awards and Honors

  • Invited participant in Echo Lecture Capture Super User Symposium. (2011), Service, Professional - University of Massachusetts Instructional Technology Department and Echo Lecture Caption
  • Faculty Appreciation Award (2010), Service, University - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Faculty Recognition Award (2010), Service, University - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Outstanding Volunteer Leadership (2010), Leadership - Merrimack Valley YMCA
  • UML Student Government Association Teacher Award for the School of Health & Environment (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Excellence in Nursing Practice (2009), Service, Professional - Theta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2009), Teaching - Department of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Faculty Recognition Award (2009) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Outstanding Leadership Award (2006), Leadership - Lawrence YMCA
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2004), Teaching - Department of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Hartford Institute/AJN Geriatric Nursing Research Summer Scholar (2004), Scholarship/Research - John A./Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Research, New York University, New York
  • John A Hartford Geriatric Research Summer Scholar (2004), Scholarship/Research - John A Hartford Foundation
  • Best Student Research Poster Award (2003), Scholarship/Research - Massachusetts Gerontological Society's Spring Research Meeting. Waltham, MA
  • Graduate Program Book Award for Academic Excellence in Nursing PhD Program (2003), Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Best Practice in Online Teaching Award (2001), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Boston and UMass Online
  • Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged Gerontological Educational Scholarship. (2001), Scholarship/Research - Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged Gerontological Educational
  • Lawrence YMCA Auction Volunteer Award (2001), Service, Community - Lawrence YMCA
  • Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged Gerontological Educational Scholarship. (2000), Scholarship/Research - Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged Gerontological Educational
  • Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award (2000), Leadership - Merrimack Valley YMCA
  • Pearl Rosendahl Excellence in Nursing Education Award (2000), Teaching - Theta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Margaret Anderson Memorial Scholarship (1997), Scholarship/Research - Theta Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society in Nursing
  • Academic Excellence Award from Graduate Program in Nursing (1993), Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Recipient of the Greater Lowell A.H.E.C. Nurse Recognition Award for Excellence in Medical/Surgical Nursing (1986), Service, Professional - Greater Lowell A.H.E.C

Publications

  • Lee, A.J., Gautam, R., Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L.M., Remington, R., VanEtten, D., Gore, R. (2016) "A Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey-Based Investigation of Alternative Primary Care Models in Nursing Homes.," Research in Gerontological Nursing 9:3 pp. 115
  • Markkanen, P., Abdallah, L.M., Lee, A.J., Gautam, R. (2012) "Long-term care in the United States and Finland: Policy lessons to be learned.," Journal of Gerontological Nursing 38:12 pp. 16-21
  • Catlin, A., Denney, A., Medas, J., Simons, S.R., Abdallah, L.M. (2012) "Feeding tube placement," American Journal of Nursing 112:5 pp. 12-12
  • Simons, S.R., Abdallah, L.M. (2012) "Bedside assessment of enteral tube placement: Aligning practice with evidence.," American Journal of Nursing 112:2 pp. 40-6; quiz 48, 47
  • Abdallah, L.M., Remington, R., Houde, S., Zhan, L., Melillo, K.D. (2009) "Dehydration Reduction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: perspectives of community health care providers," Research in Gerontological Nursing 2:1 pp. 49
  • Abdallah, L.M. (2008) "Reflective teaching with technology: use of a personal response system and publisher's Web site to enhance students' performance in a nursing assessment and skills," Online Journal of Nursing Informatics 12:1 pp. 9-9
  • Abdallah, L.M., Remington, R., Zhan, L., Houde, S., Melillo, K.D. (2007) "Dehydration reduction in the community-dwelling older adult," The Gerontologist (Special Issue) 47: pp. 532
  • Flanagan, J., Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L.M., Remington, R. (2007) "Interpreting laboratory values in the rehabilitation setting," Rehabilitation Nursing 32:2
  • Remington, R., Abdallah, L.M., Melillo, K.D., Flanagan, J. (2006) "Managing problem behaviors associated with dementia," Rehabilitation Nursing 31:5 pp. 186-192
  • Abdallah, L.M., Fawcett, J., Kane, R., Dick, K., Chen, J. (2005) "Development and psychometric testing of the EverCare Nurse Practitioner Role and Activity Scale (ENPRAS)," Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 17:1 pp. 21-6
  • Abdallah, L.M. (2005) "EverCare nurse practitioner practice activities: similarities and differences across five sites.," Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 17:9 pp. 355-62
  • Dalton, J., Abdallah, L.M., Hastert-Cestari, L., Fawcett, J. (2004) "Using existing health care organization data from OASIS and MDS for Orem s self-care framework- based research," Self-Care, Dependent-Care, and Nursing 12: pp. 10-14
  • Abdallah, L.M. () "John A Hartford Institute Geriatric Research Scholar,"
  • Abdallah, L.M., Cestari, L., Stuart-Shor, E., Russell, G., Yoder, A. (2000) "Students Summarize Candidates' Stance," Nursing Spectrum 14: pp. 16-17

Presentations

  • Assessment in Higher Education, Assessing Student Learning Outcomes within and Across Disciplines, 2012 - UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
  • Comparative Analysis of Alternative Primary Care Models in Institutional Long Term Care Residents Using the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. - School of Health & Environment Research Day, April 2012 - UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Dedication Education Unit in Long-term Care: UMass Lowell and DêYouville Center for Advanced Therapy Partnership for Transitional Care-Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Innovative Clinical Education Model. - School of Health & Environment Research Day, April 2012 - UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Infusing Active Learning Strategies into a Lecture Based Nursing Course. - School of Health & Environment Research Day, April 2012 - UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Systematic Assessment of Curriculum Gaps to Improve Student Outcomes. - AMCOA Regional Conference, February 2012 - UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course. - Medication Considerations in the Elderly Patient (Part 1), February 2012 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course. - Medication Considerations in the Elderly Patient (Part 2)., February 2012 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • - Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, 41st Biennial Convention, November 2011 - Grapevine, TX
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing - University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical Translational Science Research Symposium, November 2011 - UMass Conference Center, Shrewsbury MA
  • - New Faculty Orientation and Welcome Reception, October 2011 - University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Inn & Conference Center
  • Harrowing tales of lecture capture: Why blended learning scares instructors, September 2011
  • Leading Academic Progression, Advancing the Health of the Nation - National League for Nursing Summit, September 2011 - Orlando, Florida
  • Retention, Graduation, and NCLEX-RN Success of Minority Nursing Students. - NLN Education Summit, September 2011 - Orlando, FL
  • Where is the Evidence? Bedside Assessment of Nasogastric Feeding Tube Placement - 15th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference, June 2011 - NYU Langone Medical Center, NY
  • How to Build a Research Trajectory - Honors Program Seminar Course, March 2011 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course. - Medication Considerations in the Elderly Patient (Part 2), March 2011 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course. - Medication Considerations in the Elderly Patient (Part 1), February 2011 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Shaping History, Reforming Health Care: The Power of Nursing Education - National League of Nursing, Education Summit, October 2010 - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing - UMass Lowell Faculty Research Symposium, October 2010 - UMass Inn and Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Rising to the Challenge: Promoting Quality Gerontological Nursing Care across all Settings. - Boston Area Chapter of the National Gerontological Nurses Association Meeting, September 2010 - OêKeefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • - Faculty Development Centerês, New Faculty Reception, September 2010 - University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Inn & Conference Center
  • The Use of Multiple Technologies (Apreso Lecture Capturing System, Personal Response Clickers and Blackboard Course Management) to Support Teaching and Learning in Large Lecture-Based Nursing Courses - St. Anslem Collegeês 18th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators: Nursing Education: Best Practices, June 2010 - Sea Crest Resort & Conference Center, North Falmouth, MA
  • The Impact of Shock Market Performance on R&D Expenditures: Do Short Term Market Pressures Affect Long Term Investments? - Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, May 2010 - Portland, ME
  • The Use of Multiple Technologies (Apreso Course Capturing System, Personal Response Clicker System and a Blackboard Course Management Site) to Support Teaching and Learning in a Large Lecture Based Course. - First Annual University of Massachusetts Lowell Faculty Development Conference, April 2010 - UML Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Chain of Infection. - Snapshot Presentation for Accepted Students, April 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Integumentary Considerations in the Elderly Patient. - Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course, March 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Medication Considerations in the Elderly Patient. - Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course, March 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Obesity & Cardiovascular Risk Assessment. - Snapshot Presentation for Accepted Students, March 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Bring Diversity To Nursing - 6th New England Regional Minority Health Conference, October 2009 - Providence, RI
  • How to Build a Research Trajectory. - Honors Program Seminar Course, October 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • Ethics in Professional Disciplines. - Honors Program Seminar Course, April 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • Use of Zoomerang to assess interest in nursing as a career choice - Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference, March 2009 - Boston, MA
  • The Significance of Dehydration in the Elderly. - Nursing Research Rounds, January 2009 - Bedford VA Memorial Hospital, Bedford Massachusetts
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing - Nurse Faculty Nurse Executive Summit, December 2008 - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Overview of Nursing as a Career. - Values & Creative Thinking: Health & Environment Freshman Seminar, October 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Putting things into perspective: Gerontological nursing- who we are, what we do, how it makes a difference. - Annual Gerontological Nursing Conference, September 2008 - Kennebunkport, ME
  • Accomplishment Through Collaboration. - MassAHEC Network 30th Anniversary Celebration, September 2008 - UMass Medical School, Worcester MA
  • Gerontological nursing opportunities & The Bring Diversity to Nursing Program (BDN) at UMass Lowell. - Lawrence Latino Nursing Program, June 2008 - Lawrence, MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing - Inauguration Weeks Achieving Excellence Through Partnerships _ UML and the Community, April 2008 - Wannalancit Conference Center, Lowell, MA
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing - UML Research: Creating the Future of the Commonwealth, April 2008 - Cumnock Hall, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Integumentary Considerations in the Elderly Patient. - Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course, March 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Medication Considerations in the Elderly Patient. - Geriatric Rehabilitation Graduate Level Course, March 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Hydrate your way to health: Prevent dehydration. - Lowell General Hospital Healthy Aging Series, February 2008 - Pelham Senior Center, Pelham, NH
  • Healthy Young Adult Life Style Practices. - Lawrence High School Basketball Team Mentoring Program, December 2007 - Lawrence High School, Lawrence MA
  • Building a research trajectory: From dissertation to tenure track faculty. - Nursing PhD Colloquium, Nursing PhD Program, December 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Dehydration reduction in the community-dwelling older adult - 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2007 - San Francisco, CA
  • The Era of Global Aging: Challenges & Opportunities - 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2007 - San Francisco, CA
  • Making a Difference through Service. - Eta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Induction Ceremony, November 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Tablets at the Bedside: Accuracy Testing of Secure Wireless-Based Data Entry in a Nursing Education Laboratory. - 25th Annual International Nursing Computer & Technology Conference, June 2007 - San Francisco, CA
  • Careers in Nursing. - Lawrence High School for Health and Human Services, Career Day, May 2007 - Lawrence, MA
  • Careers in Nursing. - Lawrence YMCA Teen Achiever Career Night, April 2007 - Lawrence, MA
  • Tablets at the Bedside: Accuracy testing of Secure Wireless-Based Data Entry in a Nursing Education Laboratory. - University of Massachusetts Instructional Technology Conference, April 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Public Health Partnerships and Their Challenges - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Committee on Industrial Theory & Assessment, 2007 Conference, Community University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve the Promise?, April 2007
  • Strengthening Teen Programs in Lawrence Massachusetts through a Community-University Partnership. - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Committee on Industrial Theory & Assessment, Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve the Promise?, April 2007 - Wannalancit Mills, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) examination review for senior nursing students. Management of clients with respiratory illness., March 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Staying away from drugs: Becoming aware of dangers from nicotine, alcohol, & street drug use. - Lawrence YMCA Pre-Teen achiever mentorship program, April 2006 - Lawrence, MA
  • Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) examination review for senior nursing students. Management of clients with respiratory illness., March 2006 - Lowell, MA
  • Taking care of your self: hygiene, nutrition, and healthy behavior. - Lawrence YMCA Pre-Teen achiever mentorship program, March 2006 - Lawrence, MA
  • Chronic disease in the elderly., September 2004 - Lowell, MA
  • Gerontological nursing opportunities. - Lawrence Latino Nursing Program, June 2004 - Lawrence, MA
  • Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI) review for senior nursing students on the management of clients with diseases of the integumentary system., April 2004 - Lowell, MA
  • EverCare Nurse Practitioner Practice Activities: Similarities and Differences across Five Sites - Gerontological Society of America 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2003 - San Diego, California
  • Our Future Selves:Research, Education and Services for Early Development and Childhood in an Aging Society - Gerontological Society of America, 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 2003 - San Diego, CA
  • EverCare Nurse Practitioner Practice Activities: Similarities and Differences across Five Sites. - Massachusetts Gerontological Society Spring Research Meeting, May 2003 - Waltham, MA
  • Geriatric respiratory emergencies. - Clinical Advances in Gerontological Nursing Series, October 2002 - Roslindale, MA
  • Utilization of asynchronous learning networks as an enhancement to student learning and assessment in synchronous learning environments & the role of collaborative practices between faculty and instructional designers in successful course design - Best Practices in Online Teaching Seminar, April 2001 - Boston, MA
  • Living and dying with dignity. Life Enrichment Transition Studies (LETS) Program., April 2001 - Boston MA
  • The Importance of continued scholarship support for gerontological nursing education. - Nursing & Employee Scholarship Reception, September 2000 - Roslindale, MA
  • Health Policy Issues in the 2000 Presidential Elections. - University of Massachusetts Boston Convocation, September 2000 - Boston MA
  • Assessment for cardiac disorders in the elderly client. - Clinical Advances in Gerontological Nursing Series, March 2000 - Borkum Auditorium, Roslindale, MA
  • Health and nutrition during adolescence and health career opportunities. - Mellon Academy Saturday program for girls at the Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, January 2000 - Boston MA
  • Med math workshop: Tips to make it easy. - University of Massachusetts Student Nurse Association meeting, December 1999 - Boston MA
  • Nursing documentation in a long term care setting. - Nursing Educational Series, May 1999 - Roslindale, MA
  • Physical assessment of the respiratory system in the elderly client. - Nursing Education Series, April 1999 - Roslindale, MA
  • Proper body mechanics and transferring techniques for the elderly client. - Nurse Assistant Training Program, May 1997 - La Alianza Hispana, Roxbury, MA
  • Med math workshop: Tips to make it easy. - University of Massachusetts Boston Student Nurses Association meeting, May 1997 - Boston MA

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Alternative Primary Care Models for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (), Grant - National Institute of Aging
  • PI: Advancing Research, Scholarship and Creative Work Seed Grant (), Grant - UML
  • Co-PI: Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program Grant. (2012), Grant - HRSA
  • Co-PI: Computer Boot Camp (2012), Grant - NINR
  • Co-PI: A Secondary Analysis Investigation Alternative Primary Care Models for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) (2011), Grant - NIH, National Institute of Aging
  • Mass. Department of Higher Education, Nursing Education Redesign Grant UMass Lowell-D'Youville Transitional Care Dedicated Education Unit (2011), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • PI: Dehydration reduction in the community dwelling older adult. (2006), Grant - Summer Research Forum Seed Grant
  • PI: Professional Development Research Grant (2004), Grant - Provost Office
  • PI: EverCare Nurse Practitioner Practice Activities: Similarities and Differences across Five Sites (2002), Fellowship - Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged Gerontological Scholarship
  • PI: EverCare Nurse Practitioner Practice Activities: Similarities and Differences across Five Sites (2002), Grant - University of Massachusetts Boston
  • PI: EverCare Nurse Practitioner Practice Activities: Similarities and Differences Across Five Sites (2001), Grant - College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston.
  • PI: Professional Staff Development Grant (1996), Grant - University of Massachusetts, Boston, Office of Sponsored Projects and Public Service
  • Bring Diversity and Leadership to Nursing (2011), Grant - Health Resources and Services Administration
    Abdallah, L.M.
  • Co-Investigators: Bring Diversity & Leadership to Nursing. HRSA, Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant (2011), Grant - HRSA
  • UML Echo360 Lecture Program (2011), -
    Abdallah, L.M. (Principal)
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Peer Mentorship Pilot P (2014), Contract -
    Abdallah, L.M. (Co-Principal)
  • Bring Diversity to Nursing (2012), Grant -
    Abdallah, L.M. (Co-Principal)
  • Co-PI: Comparative Analysis of Alternative Primary Care Models in Institutional Long Term Care Residents Using the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (2011), Grant - UMASS, Lowell
  • Co-PI: Mass. Department of Higher Education, Nursing Education Redesign Grant (2011), Grant - UMass Lowell-D'Youville Transitional Care Dedicated Education Unit
  • PI: Echo 360 Lecture Capture Grant (2011), Grant - Echo
  • Co-Investigators: MDPH Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development, Educational Opportunities (2010), Grant - MDPH
  • UMass Lowell-D'Youville Transitional Care Dedicated Education Unit Partnership - (2011), Grant -
    Abdallah, L.M. (Co-Principal)
  • Co-Investigators: On the Move for Nursing's Future: Bring Diversity to Nursing Mobile Simulation Laboratory (2010), Grant - HRSA ARRA
  • Co-Investigator: Bring Diversity to Nursing (2008), Grant - HRSA, Nursing- Division of Nursing
  • Co-Investigators: Bring Diversity to Nursing, Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Workforce Development (2007), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • PI: Reaching Out for Care of the Elderly: Sophomore Nursing Student Preparation for the Department of Public Health Certification Examination for Nursing Assistants (2009), Grant - School of Health & Environment
  • Consultant: Health promotion in older socially isolated community dwelling adults (2007), Grant - Travelli Foundation
  • Co-Investigator: New Voices for Health & Environment (2007), Grant - School of Health and Environment Signature Initiative Grant
  • Dehydration reduction in the community dwelling older adult. (2006), Sponsored Research - UMass Lowell Summer Research Forum

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.