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Jo A Dowell, Ph.D., APRN, CNP, PNP, FNP-BC

College of Nursing
Assistant Professor
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Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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I am nurse researcher who has completed two Postdoctoral Fellowships at Ohio State University and Duke University.

My research area includes child health specific asthma and symptom self-management, healthcare provider, caregiver and child communication, social environment and outcome measures related managing children’s chronic illness. My work include several grants and most recent relates to Children’s Illness Representation (CIR-C) and a Community-Based Participatory Research. Current, publications include cultural relevance with managing chronic illness of children in a Head Start program.

I am a manuscript and book chapter reviewer. I have presented at International and local conferences. I teach courses in the Master's and Ph.D. programs. Clinically, I am an active Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner. The greatest and most enjoyable part of my profession is sharing and passing the torch to the next generation nurse scientist.


  • NURS 70725 – Quantitative Research Methods in Nursing
  • NURS 60403 – Methods of Inquiry
  • NURS 60025 – Health Policy and Advanced Nursing Practice

Funded Grants

  • 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
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
Children's Health Outcomes, Pediatric Asthma Health Outcomes, symptom management, Chronic illness self-management, Healthcare provider-caregiver-child communications, Community-Based Participatory Research
  • 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 HBSE 7/31/18
  • Dowell, J. (2018) Bullying is no joke: Bringing Options for Middle School Children. Journal of School Health Impact factor 2.396 (in review).
  • Dowell, J. (2016). Social Interaction and children with asthma. Journal of Child Health Care DOI: 10.1177/1367493516643419 2016 May 18. Impact factor: 0.970
  • Dowell, J. (2015). Experiences, functioning, needs of low-income African American caregivers of children with asthma. Journal of Pediatric DOI: accepted 9 April 2015 online, December 30 (6). Impact Factor .916
  • Dowell, J., Beeber, L. & Schwartz, T. (2015). Determining intervention fidelity from chronological field notes. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 23 (2): 67E-77. DOI: 1891/1061-3749.23.2.E67
  • Skaw-Kokot, J., Oermann, M., Knafl, G. & Dowell, J. (2012). Response to Watson (2011) Commentary on Oermann, M., Shaw-Kokot, J., Knafl, G. & Dowell, J. Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Watson, J. (2011). Commentary on Oermann, M., Shaw-Kokot, J., Knafl, G. & Dowell, J. (2011). Dissemination of research into clinical literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing (20).
  • Oermann, M., Shaw-Kokot, J., Knafl, G. & Dowell, J. (2010). Dissemination of research into clinical nursing literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, 3435-3442. Impact factor 1.316
Sigma Theta Tau International, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Society of Pediatric Psychology, Ohio Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Ohio Association of School Nurses, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • 2015, Franklin County Child Development Volunteer of the Year
  • 2003, North Carolina Air Awareness Program Award
  • 2001, Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International
Research Institutes and Initiatives
Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative