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Research Interest Groups

ENRS Research Interest Groups (RIGS) represent all major areas of nursing research. They meet to share expertise, first-hand knowledge of the latest research trends, and work on research projects to further advance nursing science.

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Precision Health


Criminal Justice, Trauma & Violence

CTSA Nurse Researchers


Early Career Nurse Scientists (ECNS)

Family/Community-Based Participatory


Global Health

Health Services Research


Palliative Care


Qualitative Research


Theory Development

Exemplary Researchers

Tonda Hughes

PhD, RN, Professor, Columbia University

Thank you. Being recognized for my contributions to sexual and gender minority health research is a great honor. I’m especially pleased to be recognized by the Eastern Nursing Research Society, a leader in nursing research. Since my time as an Assistant Professor when my well-meaning nursing mentors advised me not to focus on lesbian women’s health research, I have been determined to raise awareness about the important role that nurses—practicing nurses, nursing faculty and nurse researchers—can play in reducing sexual minority-related health disparities.  This award tells me that I have had a measure of success and reinforces my passion for the work that I do.

Kim Mooney – Doyle

PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

I am honored to receive the ENRS 2021 Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award and thank ENRS for its emphasis on family research. Families, with their joys and challenges, contain multitudes. Across the lifespan, families and family caregivers are the invisible workforce that carries out a tremendous amount of our serious illness care. Nurse researchers are critical to understanding and addressing family health and do this through collaboration with families to create change in our communities, institutions, and policies. Dr. Feetham has been an inspiration to me and many other family researchers around the world and I hope my work extends the trail she blazed. I am indebted to my mentors who brought me into the “family of family nurses;” my research collaborators who bring joy to my work day; the families who have shared their stories with me; and my own family.

Dora Wischik

RN MSN, PhD Candidate, Yale University

Winning the 2021 ENRS/CANS Dissertation Award fills my heart with joy and gratitude, and confirms the significance of this topic, our collective appreciation for the sacrifice post 9/11 Veterans have made, and our commitment to engage in research that seeks to improve their health and future outcomes. It is an honor to be supported by ENRS and the Council in my journey to reach this goal. 

Shelli Feder

PhD, APRN, FNP-C, ACHPN, Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Nursing

I am truly honored to be selected as the 2021 recipient of the ENRS Rising Star Research Award. Receiving this award has strengthened my commitment to continue to research ways to increase access to high-quality palliative care for patients with cardiopulmonary conditions. I greatly value and appreciate ENRS’ efforts to support early career scientists such as myself in their research endeavors. 

Ann-Margaret Navarra 

PhD, CPNP-PC, FAAN, Assistant Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

I am sincerely grateful to receive the 2021 ENRS/Nursing Research Authorship Award, and share the great honor with my co-authors. This award is especially meaningful as gaining recognition for our study findings aligns with the greater good of improving health outcomes among young people living with HIV, and ending the HIV epidemic.

Margaret McCabe

RN, PhD, FAAN, Director, Center for Pediatric Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Thank you for this award. The recognition of our team’s work by ENRS is external validation of our Center’s consistent message: EBP is a powerful tool. Covid-19 presented a unique challenge to hospitals, it gave our multi-professional team the opportunity to engage in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s organizational response to Covid-19 and demonstrate the nimble and expeditious application of EBP to evolving problems.

Christine T. Kovner
2021 ENRS Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research Award
Helene Moriarty
2021 Recipient of the ENRS Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award
Mallory A. Perry
2021 Recipient of the ENRS/CANS Dissertation Award
Victoria M. Pak
2021 recipient of the Rising Star Research Award
2021 Recipient of the ENRS/Nursing Research Award 
2021 Recipient of the ENRS Evidence Based Award 

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Thank you 2021 Annual Partners!