Welcome to the Office of Research at the UMSL College of Nursing. We are here to assist faculty and graduate students in all aspects of the research enterprise.

Our overall mission is to raise the research profile at the College of Nursing. This means fostering an environment that is conducive to faculty scholarship and developing the next generation of nursing researchers by helping Ph.D., DNP, and undergraduate students with research and evidence-based projects. Please take a moment to browse our faculty research interests and ongoing projects, and contact the Office of Research if you have any questions!

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Annie Vandermause headshot Roxanne Vandermause, PhD, RN

Donald L. Ross Endowed Chair for Advancing Nursing Practice, Interim Director for Research, Associate Professor, and PhD Program Director
Seton Hall 315
Phone: 314-516-6060
Email: vandermauserk@umsl.edu

Roxanne Vandermause's research focus is in the area of women's mental health and addictions and community mental health. She uses multi-methods approaches to examine women's recovery, parenting in recovery, adolescent girls in chemical dependency treatment, and disparities in community health. She has completed a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study on the medication-taking practices of older adults with multiple chronic conditions in Washington State. Her work with PCORI led her to become involved as a co-investigator with Dr. Sheila Grigsby of UMSL in a PCORI-funded community engagement project to development a community partnership to conduct research addressing access to primary care for children and adolescents in the north side of the St. Louis region. She is involved in several other projects, including a NIH-funded project to enhance capacity for mental health research in Cambodia (Robert Paul, PI).

keri-jupka-tn.jpg Keri Jupka, MPH

Research Associate
Seton Hall 303
Phone: 314-516-6092
Email: kjzvf@umsl.edu

Keri Jupka has been supporting academic scholarly activities for over 15 years and has experience in all aspects of research including locating grant opportunities, grant preparation, implementation and reporting, close out and manuscript development. She has worked with faculty members in a number of different disciplines including Nursing, Medicine, Psychology, Health Care Management and Public Health. Keri is available to support the scholarly activities of College of Nursing Faculty and Graduate student and can provide assistance in finding funding opportunities, grant preparation including budgeting and forms completion, grant reviews and writing grant sections as appropriate. Keri can also assist with literatures reviews for grant applications or manuscripts, manuscript reviews and submission, IRB preparation, grant reporting and abstract review and development. Keri’s personal research interests include eliminating health related disparities in the St. Louis community focusing on prostate and breast cancer, injury prevention, maternal and child health and health literacy.