As a nurse research scientist my focus is on the triadic relationship during a clinical visit between children with asthma, their caregiver and healthcare provider. My primary research area includes the overall child health outcomes specific asthma, asthma symptom management, health care provider's cultural competent communication skill levels, community engagement in asthma symptom management, and outcome measures related to self-management.
My work includes several funded studies and publications in peer-reviewed journals. The current study is an instrument development study that focus on the child's version of illness representation. Current, submitted publication include, "Visto, pero no escuchado: A qualitative study & Puerto Rican children with asthma." I have reviewed over 30 manuscripts and several book chapters. I have presented at several international, regional and local conferences.
My courses that I teach include research and health policy. I teach in both master and PhD programs. Clinically, I am an active Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner and involved locally and international NAPNAP chapters. The most enjoyable part of my career is passing the torch to the next generation of nurse scientists.
NURS 60403 – Methods of Inquiry
NURS 60025 - Health Policy and Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 60045 – Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Zeller Grant: “Child’s Illness Representation (CIR) Instrument: Testing Reliability and Factor Structure Study.” December 2020 Funded by Dr. Richard A. Zellar Nursing Research Fund Dowell, J. PI $2500
Grant #19-259: Child's Illness Representation Instrument: Testing Reliability and Factor Structure Study Dowell, J. PI July, 2019-2021 Fund by KSU University Research Council $3,500
Grant # 16-397: “Children with asthma communication with the healthcare provider: Mixed Method Content Validity of Instrument Development” Dowell, J. PI July, 2016-2018 Funded by KSU College of Nursing $5,853.65 2016-2017
Grant # Pro214E0226: Conceptualizing cultural weaving to decrease health disparities: What are the culture characteristics of a community organization. Dowell, J. PI March 2014 Funded by Epsilon Chapter –Sigma Theta Tau International $500.002014- 2015
Grant #: Pro00041811: Caregivers’ Experiences, Functioning, and Needs of Low-Income African American and Latino Mothers of Children with Asthma. Dowell, J. PI December, 2012 Funded by Duke University SON $9,102.00 2012-2013Pro00041811, PI
Grant #: “BULLYING IS NO JOKE: Bringing Options for Middle School Children” Dowell, J. and Tyson, T. April 2011-2012, Funded by Winston-Salem State University Division of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Rho Lambda. $500.00 2011, PI
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University, 2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University, 2013, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011, MSN, East Tennessee State University, 1994, BSN, Gardner-Webb University, 1991, AAS, Bronx Community College, 1973
Bourgault, A., Dowell, J. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2022). Succession Planning: Purposeful recruitment and mentoring of PhD nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing Guest Editorial PhD Strategies. (In press)
Dowell, J. & Arcoleo, K. (2021). Child’s Illness Representation: Reliability and Factor Structure. Journal of Measurement, vol. 31, number 3 2022.
Dowell, J. & Ruiz, Z. (2020). Visto, pero no escuchado: A Qualitative Arm of a Mixed- Methods Study of Puerto Rican children with asthma. Hispanic Health Care International, 2020 Sep;18(3): 150-157. DOI: 10.1177/1540415319899105.Epub 2020 Jan 7. PMID:31
Dowell, J., Arcoleo, K., Ruiz, Z. & Halula, R. (2020). Children with asthma and Communication with Healthcare Provider: Instrument Development. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 50; 81-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2019.11.003. Epub 2019 Nov 26. PMID: 31783339 i
Dowell, J. (2019). Bullying is no joke. Middle School Journal. [In review]
Dowell, J. & Gula, R. (2018). Decreasing health disparities for Children with asthma and their families: Conceptualizing cultural weaving & identifying the cultural Characteristics of a Head Start Organization in the United States. Journal of Human Behav
Dowell, J. (2016). Social Interaction and children with asthma. Journal of Child Health Care DOI: 10.1177/1367493516643419.Epub 2016 Jul25.PMID:27193230. Impact factor: 0.970.
Dowell, J. (2015). Experiences, functioning, Needs of low-income African American Mothers of children with asthma. Journal of Pediatric Nov-Dec; 30 (6): 842-849. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.04.003. Epub 2015 Apr 27. PMID: 25936997 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j
Dowell, J. (2015). Determining intervention fidelity from Chronological Field Notes. Journal of Nursing Measurement. August 23 (2): 67E-77. DOI: 10.1891/1061-3749.23.2. E67. PMID: 26284832 Impact factor 0.40
Shaw-Kokot, J. Oermann, M.H., Knafl, G.J. & Dowell, J.A. (2012). Response to Watson (2011) Commentary on Oermann, MH, Shaw-Kokot, J, Knafl, GJ & Dowell, J Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing 21, Jan 21 (
Watson, J (2011) Commentary on Oermann, MH, Shaw-Kokot, J, Knafl, GJ & Dowell, J (2010) Dissemination of research into clinical literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing (20) 595-596. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03979. x.
Dowell, J. A. (2011). Determining intervention fidelity from chronological field notes. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 141. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/902512043.
Oermann, MH, Shaw-Kokot, J., Knafl, GJ & Dowell, J (2010). Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, 3435-3442. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03427. x. Epub 2010. Oct 28. PMID: 21029229 Impact 1.316.
Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, American Nurses Credentialing Center
2022, Merit Award, Kent State University College of Nursing
2020 Appointed by the Dean to the University Diversity Action Council (UDAC)
2020 Elected as Alternate for Faculty Senate
2020 Student Engagement Workshop Award, Center for Teaching and Learning
2015, Franklin County Child Development Volunteer of the Year