- PhD, The University of Tennessee
- MPH, The University of Tennessee
- BSN, Carson Newman College
2013-manuscript entitled “Improving Communication Between Healthcare Providers and Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study” accepted to Journal of Communication in Healthcare.
2011-Receipient of $3,000 grant to support medical mission trip. Awarded to Grace Baptist Church from the East TN Baptist Hospital Medical Missions Fund.
2011-Interviewed and quoted in article. Dixon, Scott. (April 25, 2011). Quake victims’ mental health can’t be forgotten, disaster nurse says. Kyoto News.
2011-Interviewed and quoted in article. Rubin, Rita. (April 1, 2011). Focus turns to mental health of quake-tsunami survivors. USAToday.
2011-Knowles, A. (2011). Resilience among Japanese atomic bomb survivors. International Nursing Review, 58, 54-60.
2010-Oral presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Symposium, Resilience Among Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors
2010-Poster presentation to the Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Chi Research Symposium, Resilience Among Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors
2009-Recipient of Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Chi chapter.
2008-Recipient of training preceptorship in atomic bomb radiation research and training from the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima, Japan.
2008-Anticipating the impact of global warming on disaster preparedness and response, poster presentation to American Association of Occupational and Environmental Health Nurses.
2008-Recipient of Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Chi research award “Exploring stories from atomic bomb survivors”.
2008-Anticipating the impact of global warming on disaster preparedness and response, poster presentation to Southern Nursing Research Society.
2008-Access to healthcare among the refugee population, presentation to multi-disciplinary research group at the University of Tennessee.
2007-Anticipating the impact of global warming on disaster preparedness and response internationally: How should we prepare? poster presentation to Sigma Theta Tau Annual Research Day, Gamma Chi Chapter.
2006-Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, seminar provided to Smoky Mountain Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
2005-Organized/developed two-day symposium for the Association of Professionals in Infection Control.
2003-Recruited and trained 3000 volunteers and medical staff to assist in smallpox vaccination program. Organized/developed training for Knox County contingency plans for bioterrorism attack.
2001-2004-Worked as Epidemiology nurse to investigate reportable diseases, provide post exposure management, and manage response teams.
2000-2003-Organized/developed and provided training on various infectious diseases and infection control guidelines for emergency responders.