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 $500.00 2014- 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 2012-2013 Pro00041811, 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