Research Interest Group



To advance nursing knowledge related to the interactions between biology and behavior in order to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities

Who Should Join?

ENRS Members with an interest in the intersection of biological systems and behavior from bi-directional perspectives. Examples of research foci include 'omic' and immune-mediated behavioral manifestations and symptoms, or conversely behavioral-mediated changes in physiological systems such as is manifested in biofeedback or the influence of wearable technology on behavior and subsequently physical or psychological outcomes.

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Recent Projects

  • Musanti R, Parikh R, Saleem H, Haffty B, Moore D. Completed Research Under Analysis. The Relationship of Gene Expression, Radiation Therapy and Fatigue in Men with Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer.

Publications & Presentations

  1. Matura, LA, Malone, S, Jamie-Lara, R, Riegel, B. (accepted). A Systematic Review of Biological Mechanisms of Fatigue in Chronic Illness. Biological Research for Nursing.

  2. George, M, Bruzzese, JM, Matura, LA. (2017). Climate Change Effects on Respiratory Health: Implications for Nursing. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 49(6):1–9

  3. Castner, J. Guo, L., Yong, Y. (2018). Ambient air pollution and emergency department visits for asthma in Erie County, New York 2007-2012. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 91(2), 205-214. doi: 10.1007/s00420-017-1270-7