Jo A Dowell, Ph.D., APRN, CNP, PNP, FNP-BC | College of Nursing | Kent State University

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

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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
Job Title

Assistant Professor

Job Department

College of Nursing







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