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Amy Leigh Knowles

Title:

Associate Professor

School:

School of Nursing

Office Location:

Knoxville Campus: 10950 Spring Bluff Way

Office Phone:

(865) 690-5803

Email:





Education

PhD, The University of Tennessee

MPH, The University of Tennessee

BSN, Carson Newman College

 


Recent Publications and Presentations

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.


Current research

Qualitative research project exploring Sense making of a cancer diagnosis with colleague Dr. Alyssa Sloan

Exploring global health initiatives and research

 


Courses recently taught

NURS 3330 LECT Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 3420 LECT Spiritual and Cultural Considerations in Nursing
NURS 4410 LECT Principles of Leadership and Management
NURS 5010 LECT Soc, Cul & Poli Perspectives on Healthcare & Delivery Syst
NURS 5022 LECT Research Seminar
NURS 5060 LECT Transformational Strategies-Practicum III
NURS 7007 LAB Clinical Experiential Learning I
NURS 7022 LECT Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 7032 LECT Translational Research Project Evaluation