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Jennifer Collins

Jennifer Collins

PhD, RN
Associate Professor

 

  • Community based approaches to address inequities in social determinants of health among young adults including those in foster care, those living in poverty and experiencing homelessness and those involved with criminal justice systems. 
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J., Diversity Forum 2021, University of Pittsburgh, "You can drive!." (July 28, 2021)
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J., Southern Nursing Research Society, Virtual, "Freedom Wheels: A Community-Based Approach to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health for Foster Care Youth." (February 25, 2021) 
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J., Vugrin, M., American Public Health Association 148th Annual Meeting: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence, American Public Health Association, Virtual, "Access to education, healthcare services, employment and housing: Does a driver's license make a difference?," published in proceedings, Accepted. (October 26, 2020) 
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J., Argue, E. (Author Only), Ponder, A. (Author Only), American Public Health Association 148th Annual Meeting: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence, American Public Health Association, Virtual, "Driver's license acquisition for young adults with foster care experience: Inequity or social justice?," published in proceedings, Accepted. (October 26, 2020) 
  • Thomas, L. J., Collins, J., Song, H., Ashcraft, A. S., Nurse Educator in the Rockies Conference, Nurse Educator in the Rockies, Vail, Colorado, "Revision and validation of a tool to assess undergraduate nursing students’ awareness and knowledge of providing care for patients exposed to traumatic events." (July 2019) 
  • Collins, J. (Presenter & Author), Thomas, L. J. (Author Only), Ponder, A. (Presenter & Author), Argue, E. (Author Only), 10th Annual Education Reach for Texans Conference, Education Reach for Texans, Austin, TX, "Freedom Wheels: Independence for all foster alumni," Invited. (June 7, 2019)
  • Rawlett, K. (Presenter & Author), Waller, M. (Author Only), Collins, J., Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, Orlando, FL, "Community members and SNRS members collaborate during annual conferences in Dallas and Atlanta," Accepted. (March 1, 2019)
  • Collins, J., Jimenez, R., Thomas, L. J. (October 17, 2017). Qualitative Health Research Conference, The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, "Health out of foster care: A phenomenological exploration of seeking healthcare services after aging out of the US foster care system," published in proceedings, Accepted. 
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J. (September 12, 2017). 2017 Conference for Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement (CEHI), Theme: Making a Difference by Connecting Research, Practice and Community for Improved Outcomes, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio Texas, "Let a hard-to-reach population speak: Building relationships with youth formerly in foster care," published in proceedings, Accepted.
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J., Ashcraft, A. S., Song, H., McCullar, K., Ohm, B., Metzler, R., Sulak, S. (February 23, 2017). 31st Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society: Academic and Clinical Partnerships Transforming Health, Southern Nursing Research Society, Dallas, Texas, "Revision and validation of a tool to assess Undergraduate nursing students’ awareness of and training for addressing abuse histories among patient populations," published in proceedings, Accepted.
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J. (September 2016). State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, D.C., "How social determinants of health impact health outcomes for youth who age out of foster care," Accepted.
  • Collins, J., Jimenez, R. (April 8, 2016). Western Institute of Nursing Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Western Institute of Nursing, Anaheim, CA, "Give Me a Choice: Youth Who Aged out of Foster Care in Transition to Adulthood," published in proceedings, Accepted.
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J., & Vugrin, M. (2020). Life is a highway: Connections between driver’s license acquisition and social determinants. Nursing Forum, 56(1), 95-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12517
  • Collins, J., Thomas, L. J., Song, H., Ashcraft, A. S., & Edwards, C. E. (2020). Interpersonal violence: What undergraduate nursing students know. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 42(6), 599-603. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2020.1836539 
  • Champion, J. D., Collins, J., & Papermaster, A. (2019). Summative content analysis for understanding of romantic relationship among rural Mexican American adolescent women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(5), 405-412. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2018.1543741
  • Collins, J., Jimenez, R., & Thomas, L. J. (2018). Health out of foster care as young adults age out of foster care: A phenomenological exploration of seeking healthcare services after aging out of the US foster care system. Child Abuse & Neglect, 81, 322-331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.05.012
  • Collins, J., & Thomas, L. J. (2018). The influence of social determinants of health among young adults after they have left foster care in the United States. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(9-10), 2022-2030. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14317
  • Collins, J. (2016). Integrative review: Delivery of healthcare services to adolescents and young adults during and after foster care. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(6), 653-666. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2016.07.005
  • Collins, J., Owen, D. C., & Champion, J. D. (2016). The meaning of weight: A big way of life for rural Mexican-American adolescent men and caregivers. Public Health Nursing, 33(5), 421-429. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phn.12263