Dean Johnson-Mallard is a recognized national leader with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), National League for Nursing (NLN) and American Academy of Nursing (AAN) who works as an agent for collaborative opportunities for faculty, staff and students. Her strategic vision for the College of Nursing is to work collectively with other academic units on building research, scholarship and education initiatives.
Dean Johnson-Mallard led funding collaborations with NASEM and National Institutes of Health (NIH) and engaged academic institutions, such as the UF Health Cancer Center, in developing interprofessional scientific innovations on cancer technology, prevention and management. Her research focus is on first generation and underserved populations of health care professionals and health consumers in the field of reproductive health methodology, culturally specific interventions as well as identifying strategies which may be used to inhibit the oncogenic activity of high-risk HPV genotypes.
RESEARCH GRANTS FUNDED (IN PROGRESS)
2020-2021. V. Johnson-Mallard, Co-investigator, Keys to success in the Health Sciences, an interdisciplinary black student cohort program across the UF Health Science Center. OR-DRPD-ARJ2020 UF Research
2020-2023 V. Johnson-Mallard, Co-investigator, Improving Head and Neck Cancer Treatment with Community Engagement. PI Stephanie Staras, P30 COE, 2.5 % of 129,000
Purpose: to bridge the divide between basic scientists and community stakeholders to improve patient outcomes.
2019 V. Johnson-Mallard, Co-investigator, FACCA Disparity Think Tank. PI Diana Wilkie. Florida Academic Cancer Centers Alliance (FACCA), 2.5 % of $300,000
2018 V. Johnson-Mallard, Co-Investigator, Tailoring HPV Vaccination Intervention Strategies to Local Area Needs. PI Stephanie Staras. University of Florida Health Cancer Center, $50,000
Purpose: To create a regional advisory board to contribute to intervention development, an action plan for increasing HPV vaccination and intervention implementation.
2018 V. Johnson-Mallard, Co-Investigator, A Randomized trial of Music to Decrease Anxiety in Women Starting Radiation Therapy for Cancer. PI Robert Ambur MD and Lillie O’steen Associate Principal Investigator, Department of Radiation Oncology
Purpose: To determine if listening to music reduces anxiety in female cancer patients during the first radiotherapy treatment session.
2017 V. Johnson-Mallard, Principal Investigator, Sexually Transmitted Infection Cancer Knowledge among Health Care Providers. University of Florida, College of Nursing $15K
Purpose: Using a researcher developed Sexually Transmitted Infection Cancer Knowledge Survey (STICKS) to investigate healthcare provider’s knowledge of HPV and its link to cancer.
2015-2017 V. Johnson-Mallard, Principal Investigator, Using Nurse Directed Virtual Environments to Prevent Sexual and Reproductive Cancers; University of Florida, College of Nursing $15K
Purpose: to use far reaching technology to educate young adults, underserves girls and adolescents about cancer causing sexually transmitted viruses.
2014-17 V. Johnson-Mallard, Principal Investigator. Women’s Health Content of Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Curricula across the U. S. In collaboration with the Women’s Health Expert Panel of AAN. (No funding sought)
Purpose: To illuminate the women’s health content of Nurse Practitioner primary care curricula across the United States and prompt scholastic improvement to assure that women’s sexual and reproductive health care needs are met.
2013 V. Johnson-Mallard, Principal Investigator. Blue Bra Initiative Respecting Women. University of South Florida ($1000).
Purpose: to call attention to the Blue Bra Initiative around issues of women in Scotland and the US.
2013 V. Johnson-Mallard, Principal Investigator. Virtual Environments and its use in Viral Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention. University of South Florida ($6400).
Purpose: The objective of this proposal is to identify a web-based intervention that may enhance knowledge and decrease risky sexual behavior among young adults aged 18-25 years.
RESEARCH GRANTS FUNDED (COMPLETED)
2014 V. Johnson-Mallard, Co-Investigator. Women’s Health Content of NP Primary Care Curricula across the U. S. In collaboration with the Women’s Health Expert Panel of AAN.
Purpose: To illuminate the women’s health content of NP primary care curricula across the U. S. and prompt scholastic improvement to assure that women’s sexual and reproductive health care needs are met.
2011- 2013 V. Johnson-Mallard, Principal Investigator. A School Nurse Intervention Directed at Increasing Reproductive Health Education in Underserved Girls and Adolescents. Department of Health and Human Services, /OPHS/Women’s Health. ($16,000)
Purpose: To utilize School nurses who receive an education intervention will significantly increase their knowledge and propensity to recommend healthy reproductive education to underserved girls and adolescents.
2010-2013 V. Johnson-Mallard, Co-Core Leader. Cancer Prevention & Control Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) (P20) ($6,000,000).
Purpose: Develop infrastructure to conduct cancer health disparities research and provide education and training, while collaboratively engaging the community in all facets of the activities.
2009-2012 V. Johnson-Mallard, Principal Investigator. Word of Mouth: An Intervention Study Targeted at Decreasing Viral STIs among a Diverse Group of Young Adult Males and Females. Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar ($350,000).
Purpose: The broad objective of this proposal is to identify web-based interventions (e.g. e-cards) that enhance knowledge and decrease risky sexual behavior among a diverse population of young adults ages 18 to 25 years, and based on the Theory of Planned Behavior.