Gerontological Nursing, Long Term Care, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
- Health Promotion and Risk Reduction for Older Adults & Informal Care Givers
- Health Care Delivery Models in the Care of Older Adults
- Implementing & Evaluating Creative Teaching Methodologies in Nursing Education
- Promoting Nursing as a Career Choice
List of Publications
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)
2003, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston
1993, MS, University of Massachusetts Boston
1982, BS, Fitchburg State College
Lisa Abdallah, Ph.D., RN, CNE, is Chair & Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a John A. Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Scholar. For over 20 years Lisa has been working as a nurse educator preparing the future generation of nurse professionals. Her current teaching focus is in the nursing care of the older adult. Prior to her work in the academic setting, Lisa has been a Director of Nursing in Long Term Care, a Director of Staff Development in Long Term Care, as well as cared for hospitalized adults in the medical-surgical setting. Her areas of research focus on Health Promotion and Risk Reduction for Older Adults; Health Care Delivery Models in the Care of Older Adults; Implementing & Evaluating Creative Teaching Methodologies in Nursing Education, and Promoting Nursing as a Career Choice.
Research Interests and Collaborations