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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Jeannette O. Andrews, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean and Professor
College of Nursing

Phone: 803-777-3862
Fax: 803-777-2027

College of Nursing 
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 202
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States



Dr. Andrews received her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of South Carolina (2004), Masters in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty from Georgia Southern University (1996), and her Bachelor’s in Nursing Science from the Medical College of Georgia (1986). 


Dr. Andrews has extensive nursing graduate and interprofessional teaching experiences.  She has developed and taught clinical courses for nurse practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs to include pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and clinical preceptorships.  In PhD programs, she has developed and taught advanced research methods and design, advanced measurement, theory, and various health disparities courses.  She has mentored masters, DNP and PhD students, and chaired numerous dissertations, thesis, and projects.


Concept Areas: 
Community Engaged Research
Patient Centered Care
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Health Disparities

Dr. Andrews has a consistent track record of research funding since 2000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Heart Blood & Lung Institute, Department of Defense, American Cancer Society and others. Her research expertise includes community engaged and patient centered partnership models that focus on cardiovascular risk reduction.  The majority of her work has targeted smoking cessation interventions in underserved communities.  Prior to coming to USC, she was the director of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) Community Engagement Core and Associate Dean for Research at the Medical University of South Carolina.


Dr. Andrews has disseminated over 200 peer reviewed publications and abstracts in international/national conferences and high impact research journals such as Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Nursing Clinics of North America, American Journal of Community Psychology, Health Education & Behavior, Nursing Research, and Research in Nursing Health.  

Professional Service 

Dr. Andrews is a scientific reviewer for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and ad hoc reviewer for several National Institutes of Health special emphasis panels and study sections. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for several interprofessional and nursing journals, a member of the Health Behavior Expert Panel in the American Academy of Nursing,  and member of the Clinical  & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Community Engagement  Research Interest Group and Nursing Research Interest Group.  She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health, Sigma Theta Tau International, Southern Nursing Research Society, and the Council of Advancement of Nursing Science.  Dr. Andrews is a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow (2007 cohort).

Professional Practice

Primary Care
Acute Care: Cardiology, ICU, Medical-Surgical, Gerontology 

Research Studies (Selected)

Delaware-CTR ACCEL. (CTSA AWARD). NIH/NICHD - $3,300.000. 2013-2018. Consultant, Community Engagement and Operations Core. 

USC Jonas Nursing Leader Scholar Program. Jonas Foundation. - $25,000. 2013-2014. Principal Investigator.

Personalized Bio-Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention for African American Women. NIH/NINR - $270,786. 2012-2015. Dr. Magwood, PI. Primary Mentor.

A Peer Navigation Intervention for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. NIH/NICHD - $584,263. 2010-2015. Dr. S. Newman, PI. Primary Mentor. 

Smart Phone Medication Adherence to Stop Hypertension (SMASH). Duke Foundation - $578,383. 2012-2015. Dr. Trebier, PI. Co-Investigator 2012/Consultant 2013-present.

A Community Partnership Approach for Advancing Burden Measurement in Rare Genetic Conditions. PCORI - $425,286. 2012-2014 Dr. Williams, PI. Co-Investigator, 2012/Consultant 2013-present. 

CBPR to Improve Oral Health in the Gullah Community. Department of Defense/TATRC - $300,000. 2011 - 2014. Dr. Leite, PI. Co-Investigator 2011-2012/Consultant 2013-2014.

A Multilevel, Social Ecological Based Smoking Cessation Intervention for Women in Public Housing Neighborhoods. NIH/NHLBI - $3,093,176. 2008 - 2013. Principal Investigator.

South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR) Pilot Project Grant: Community Engaged Assessment to Facilitate Stroke Elimination (CEASE). NIH/NICRR - $20,000. 2012 – 2013. Dr. Ed Jausch, Co-PI. Co-Principal Investigator.

Hollywood Smiles: Oral Health Navigator Intervention. NIH/NIDCR. $405,625. 2011 – 2013. Dr. R. Leite, PI. Co-Investigator/Mentor.

South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute. NIH/NCRR - $400,952. 2011 – 2012. Dr. K. Brady, PI. Video Assisted Research Consent (SCTR Supplement). Co-Director.

South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR). NIH/NICRR - $50,000. 2011-2012. Dr. K. Brady, PI. (Pilot Project Grant).  Assessing the Impact of Pictorial Health Warning Labels on Cigarette Packages: Implications for FDA Policy Development and Smoking Related Health Disparities. Dr. Jim Thrasher, PI. Co-Investigator.

A  Novel Trial of Smokeless Tobacco for Cessation Induction in Unmotivated Smokers. NIH/NCI - $278,100. 2010-2012. Dr. Matt Carpenter, PI. Co-Investigator.

MUSC Community Engaged Scholars Program. Department of Defense/TATRC - $466,278. 2010-2012. Principal Investigator.

South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR). Community Engagement Research Core. NIH/NICRR - $20,000,000. 2010-2012. Dr. K. Brady, PI. Core Program, Co-Investigator.

South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR). NIH/NCRR - $120,000. 2009-2012. (Pilot Project Grant). MUSC Community Engaged Scholars Program. Principal Investigator.

Impact of a Child and Parent Program on Tobacco Control. NCI/NICHD - $2,245,782. 2007-2012. Dr. M. Tingen, Site Principal Investigator.

Strategic Leveraging of the Center for Community Health Partnerships. Robert Wood Johnson/Nurse Executive Fellows - $30,000. 2008-2011. Principal Investigator. 

Partnership Readiness for Community Based Participatory Research. NIH/NINR - $138,860. 2008-2010. Principal Investigator.

Fit Body & Soul: A Church-Based Obesity Intervention. Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) - $10,700. 2007-2008. Principal Investigator.  

MCG's Clinical and Translational Research Transformation. NIH/DHHS - $200,000. 2006 - 2007. Dr. F. Treiber, PI. Co-investigator. 

Project WIN: Working in uNison to Prevent Substance Abuse. MHDDDAD - $50,000. 2005-2007. Dr. M. Tingen, PI. Co- Investigator. 

Sister to Sister: A Smoking Cessation Intervention in Public Housing Developments. Georgia Cancer Coalition - $55,000. 2005-2006. Principal Investigator.

Sister to Sister: A Smoking Cessation Intervention in Public Housing Developments. American Legacy Foundation - $163, 399. 2004-2006. Principal Investigator.

The Barton Village Project: A Community Partnered Tobacco Control Intervention. Georgia Department of Health and Human Services - $82,992. 2002-2004. Principal Investigator.

Sister to Sister: A Community Partnered Tobacco Control Intervention in Southern Low-Income Housing Developments. American Legacy Foundation - $50,000. 2003-2004. Principal Investigator.

Sister to Sister: A Fresh Start - A Pilot Study. American Cancer Society, Southeast Division - $8,155. 2002-2003. Principal Investigator.

Sister to Sister: Helping Low-Income Women Quit Smoking. NIH/NINR - Predoctoral Fellowship Award. 2001–2004. Principal Investigator. Co-sponsors, G. Felton, PhD, M.E. Wewers, PhD.

A Grounded Theory Study of Successful Smoking Cessation in African American Women. Sigma Theta Tau - $2,000. 2001-2003. Principal Investigator. 

The TRUST Model: A Pilot Project in a VA Primary Care Setting (Provider-based Tobacco Control Intervention). Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs - $2,500. 1999 – 2001. Principal Investigator.

Publications (selected) (*data based) 

Smith, G, Andrews JO, Wagner J, Austin J, Mueller M, Carter E, & Griesemer K. (2014). Caregiving in pediatric epilepsy: Results of focus groups and implications for research and practice. Epilepsy & Behavior, 34: 34-41.

*Nemeth LS, Jenkins CJ, Jauch EC, Wolf S, Pearlman A, Spruill I, Brown L, Linnen J, Linnen F, Andrews JO. (in review). Community engaged assessment to facilitate stroke eliminiation (CEASE). Progress in Community Health Partnerships.

*Andrews JO, Mueller M, Newman S, Magwood G, Ahluwalia JS, Wewers ME, Tingen M. (in review). Individual and neighborhood level contextual factors and smoking status among African American women in subsidized housing. Ethnicity & Health.

*Williams L, Heath J, Andrews JO, Dias J, Sattin R. (in review). Participant classification based on HbA1C compared to fasting plasma glucose in a community based diabetes prevention program: implications for translational science. Ethnicity & Disease.

*Sonne SC, Andrews JO, Gentilin SM, Oppenheimer S, Obeid J, Brady K, Wolf S, Davis R, Magruder K. (2013). Development and Pilot Testing of a Video-Assisted Informed Consent Process. Contemporary Clinical Trials 36(1): 25-31.

Bentley A, Andrews JO.  (2013). An Integrative Review: Application of Self-Efficacy Instruments for Walking in Peripheral Arterial Disease Populations.  Journal of Vascular Nursing, 31,3, 118-130.

*Price M, Davidson T, Andrews JO, Ruggiero KJ. (2013). Access, use, and completion of a brief disaster mental health intervention among Hispanics, African Americans and Whites affected by Hurricane Ike. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 19:70-74.

*Tingen MS, Andrews JO, Heath J, Turnmire A, Waller J, Treiber F. (2013). Comparison of Enrollment Rates of African American Families into a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Trial Using Two Recruitment Strategies in Urban and Rural Settings. American Journal of Health Promotion 27[4]: 91-100.

Thrasher JF, Andrews JO, Friedman DB, Carpenter MJ, Gray KM, Cummings KM, Alberg AJ, Navarro A. (2013). Author Response to: Cigarette warning label policy alternatives and smoking-related health disparities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44 (5), 51-53,

Spruill I, Leite R, Fernandes I, Kamen D, Ford M, Jenkins C, Hunt K, Andrews JO. (2013). Successes, challenges, and lessons learned: Community engaged research with South Carolina’s “Gullah” populationGateways: International Journal of Community Engagement and Research, 6:150-169. 

*Andrews JO, Cox MJ, Newman SD, Gillenwater G, Winker JA, White B et al. (2013). Training partnership dyads for community based participatory research: strategies and lessons learned from the community engaged scholars program.  Health Promotion Practice, 14, 4, 524-533.

*Price M, Davidson T, Andrews JO, Ruggiero KJ.  (2013).  Access, use, and completion of a brief disaster mental health intervention among Hispanics, African Americans and Whites affected by Hurricane Ike.  Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 19:7074.  

*Leite RS, Hudson C, West L, Carpenter B, Andrews JO.  (2013).  Assessment of oral health disparities among the Gullah population of Hollywood, SC – Hollywood Smiles.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 7(2): 201-208.

*Tingen MS, Andrews JO, Heath J, Turnmire A, Waller J, Treiber F. (2013). Comparison of Enrollment Rates of African American Families into a School-Based Tobacco Prevention Trial Using Two Recruitment Strategies in Urban and Rural Settings. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27[4]: 91-100.

*Thrasher J, Carpenter M, Andrews JO, Gray K, Alberg A, Navarro A, Friedman D, Cummings M. (2012).  Cigarette warning label policy alternatives and smoking-related health disparities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47 (1): 81-96.

*Andrews JO, Newman SD, Heath J, Williams L, Tingen MS. (2012). Community based participatory research and smoking cessation interventions: A review of the evidence. Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(1): 81-96.

*NeSmith EG, Weinrich SP, Andrews JO, Medeiros RS, Hawkins ML, Weinrich MC. (2012). Demographic differences in Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Score following trauma. American Journal of Critical Care, 21,(1), 35-41. 

*Andrews JO, Newman SD,Meadows O, Cox MJ, Bunting S. (2012). Partnership readiness for  community-based participatory research. Health Education Research, 27(4), 555-571. 

*Magwood G, Andrews JO, Zapka J, Cox MJ, Newman S, Stuart G. (2012). Institutionalization of community partnerships: The challenge for Academic Health Centers. Journal of Healthcare for Poor and Underserved, 23:1512-1526. 

*Andrews JO, Tingen MS, Jarriel SC, Caleb M, Simmons A, Brunson J, Mueller M, Ahluwulia J, Newman SD, Cox MJ,  Magwood G, Hurman C. (2012).  Application of a CBPR framework to inform a multi-level cessation intervention in public housing neighborhoods.  American Journal of Community Psychology. 50(1-2):129-40. 

*Heath J, Inglett S, Young S, Joshua T, Sakievich N, Hawkins J, Andrews JO, Tingen M. (2012).  The impact of the GHSU Nursing Faculty Practice on tobacco cessation rates.  Nursing Clinics of North America, 47 (1), 1-12. 

*NeSmith EG, Weinrich SP, Andrews JO, Medeiros RS, Hawkins ML, Weinrich MC, Jones R. (2011). Substance use and the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following trauma. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 18(2), 79-84. 

*Andrews JO, Cox ME, Newman SD, Meadows O. (2011).  Development and evaluation of a toolkit to assess partnership readiness for community based participatory research. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 5(2): 183-188. 

*Newman S, Andrews JO, Magwood G, Jenkins C, Cox MJ, Williamson D. (2011).  Community advisory boards for community based participatory research:  Synthesis of best practices.  Preventing Chronic Disease, May; 8(3): A70. 

*NeSmith, EG, Weinrich, SP, Andrews, JO, Medeiros, RS, Hawkins, ML, Weinrich, M. (2009). Systemic inflammatory response syndrome score (SIRS) and race predict intensive care unit length of stay. American Journal of Critical Care, 18:339-346. 

Andrews JO, Heath J, Barone C., Tingen, M. (2008).  Time to quit: new strategies for tobacco dependent patients.  The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Healthcare, 33 (11): 34-44.   

*Derrick C, Miller J, Andrews JO. (2008). A fish consumption study of Anglers in an at-risk community: a community based participatory approach to risk reduction.  Public Health Nursing, 25, 4: 311-317. 

*Andrews JO, Bentley G,  Brown A, Marion L, Pretlow L, & Tingen MS. (2007). A multi-level intervention to promote smoking cessation in public housing neighborhoods: the Sister to Sister study. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31,6, 704. 

Bennett S, Andrews JO, Heath J.  (2007). Breaking the ties of nicotine dependence.  Nurse Practitioner, 32,11, 36-45. 

*Andrews JO, Felton G, Wewers M, Waller J, & Tingen M. (2007).  The effect of a multi-component smoking cessation intervention with African American women in public housing neighborhoods. Research in Nursing & Health, 30:1, 45-60. 

*Andrews JO, Bentley G, Crawford S, Pretlow L, Tingen M. (2007).  Using community based participatory research to develop a culturally sensitive smoking cessation intervention for African Americans in Public Housing Neighborhoods.  Ethnicity & Disease, 17, 331-337. 

*Heath J, Kelley F, Andrews JO, Crowell N, Corelli R, Hudmon K. (2007).  Evaluation of a tobacco cessation curriculum intervention among acute care nurse practitioner faculty.  American Journal of Critical Care, 13,284-289. 

*Tingen MS, Gramling LF, Reimche  DL, Andrews JO, & Chappell K. (2007). Use, acceptance, and perceived benefits of an anti-tobacco socialization intervention in African American parents. Annuals of Behavioral Medicine, 33, S074. 

*Andrews JO, & Tingen MS.  (2006). The effect of smoking, smoking cessation, and passive smoke exposure on common laboratory values in clinical settings: A review of the evidence. Critical Care Nursing Clinics, 18(1): 63-70. 

Heath J & Andrews JO. (2006). Using evidence-based educational strategies to increase knowledge and skills in tobacco cessation. Nursing Research, 55, 4S, S44-50. 

*Hooper V & Andrews JO. (2006).  Accuracy of noninvasive core temperature measurement in acutely ill adults: the state of the science". Biological Research in Nursing, 9(10), 24-34.          

Graham-Garcia J, Heath J, & Andrews JO. (2005). 3-D Biphasic shocks:  Implications for PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 20(1), 23-34.  

*Andrews JO, Felton G, Wewers M, Waller J, & Humbles P. (2005).  Sister to Sister:  assisting Southern low-income women to quit smoking.  Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 6(5), 2-23. 

Andrews JO, Heath J, & Graham-Garcia J. (2004). Management of tobacco dependence in older adults: using evidence based strategies.  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 30(12), 13-24. 

Heath J, Andrews JO, & Balkstra C. (2004). Potential reduction exposure products and FDA tobacco regulation.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 18 (1).  

*Andrews JO. (2004). Sister to sister: A community partnered tobacco cessation intervention in low-income housing developments. Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (12). 6286B. (UMI No. 3157115).

*Heath J, Andrews JO, Kelly J.  (2004).  Caught in the middle:  Experiences of nurses who smoke.  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 16 (9), 396-401. 

*Andrews JO, Felton G, Wewers M, & Heath J. (2004).  The use of community health workers in health research with ethnic minority women.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 36 (4), 358-365.  

*Tingen MS, Andrews JO, Waller J, & Daniel  S. (2004).  A multi-component intervention targeting utilization of the Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Guideline in a primary care setting.  Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 5(5), 2-23. 

Heath J, Andrews JO, & Andres K. (2003).  Tobacco control:  An update to influence policy-making decisions.  Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 4(1), 36-44.  

Andrews JO & Heath J. (2003).  Women and the global tobacco epidemic:  A Call to action.  International Nursing Review, 50, 215-228. 

Meister L, Heath J, Andrews JO. (2002).  Designing a professional portfolio.  Med Surg Nursing, 11 (4), 177-182. 

*Heath J, Andrews JO, Thomas S, & Kelly J.  (2002). Tobacco dependence curricula in acute care nurse practitioner education.  American Journal of Critical Care, 11(1), 27 – 32. 

Andrews JO, Graham-Garcia J, & Raines T. (2001).  Heart disease mortality in women:  Racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 15, 83 – 87. 

*Heath J, Andrews JO & Graham-Garcia J. (2001) Assessment of professional development of critical care nurses:  A descriptive study.  American Journal of Critical Care, 10, 17 – 22. 

Graham-Garcia J, Raines T, Andrews JO, &  Mensah G. (2001).   Race, ethnicity, and geography:  Disparities in heart disease in women of color. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 12, 56 – 67. 

*Andrews JO, Tingen M, Harper R. & Waller J. (2001).  Provider feedback improves adherence with AHCPR smoking cessation guidelines.  Preventive Medicine, 33, 415 – 421. 

Andrews JO, Heath J, Harrell L, & Forbes M. (2000).  Meeting national tobacco challenges:  Recommendations for intensive smoking cessation groups.  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 12, 522 – 533. 

Heath J & Andrews JO.  (2000).  Nurse Practitioners:  A win/win for patient care and the nursing profession.  The American Journal of Nursing,2, 18-20. 

*Andrews JO, Tingen M, & Harper R.  (1999). A model nurse practitioner smoking cessation clinic. Oncology Nursing Forum, 26, 1603 – 1610. 

Andrews JO &  Tingen M.  (1999).  Nicotine addiction:  Current treatment options.   Journal of Addictions Nursing, 11, 3-12. 

Andrews JO, Hanson C, Maule S, & Snelling M.  (1999).  Attaining role confirmation in nurse practitioner practice.  Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 3, 302 – 310.           

Tingen M, Andrews JO, Gruber J, & Harper R.  (1999).  Implementing the AHCPR smoking cessation guidelines:  A call to action.  Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 3,  323 – 328. 

Andrews JO.  (1998). Optimizing smoking cessation strategies.  The Nurse Practitioner, 23, 47 – 67. 

Andrews JO.  (1998).  Nosocomial anemia in the adult intensive care unit.  Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, 17, 92 – 99.