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Faculty and Staff

Cynthia L. Corbett, PhD, RN, FAAN

Title: SmartState Endowed Chair in Clinical Effectiveness Research/Chronic Care Management and Professor
College of Nursing
E-mail: corbett@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-6275
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Background

Dr. Corbett received her PhD from Loyola University Chicago with a focus on chronic condition outcomes.  She was one of two nurses nationwide to receive a postdoctoral fellowship from Pfizer, Inc (2002-2004) which focused on innovations in health outcomes.  Dr. Corbett received her bachelor of arts in nursing from Carroll College in Helena, MT and her master of nursing from Whitworth College in Spokane, WA.  

Teaching

Dr. Corbett’s teaching roles have included undergraduate, masters and PhD coursework and advising/mentoring. 

Research

Dr. Corbett’s research activities focus on strategies to improve chronic illness management and patient safety. Her research to improve the safe use of medications has been funded by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Research and Education Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Corbett is currently the PI for a R01 funded by the National Institute on Aging which is evaluating the effect of a chronic care management intervention on participants’ abilities to engage in self-management and on their pattern of acute care use. Leveraging funding from a local foundation, she and her team members are also evaluating a medication safety tool kit that was developed from a PCORI-funded study. 

Dissemination

Dissemination activities have included national and international presentations and authorship on over 60 peer-reviewed publications.  

Professional Service

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Society of Neprhology, member of the Post-Graduate Education (PGE) Committee
  • American Nurses Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Member, Western Academy of Nursing 

Professional Practice

Dr. Corbett began her career working on medical units for the Veteran’s Administration hospitals.  She has worked as a staff nurse for several home health care agencies.  She served as the Scholar in Residence from Providence Health Care in Spokane Washington from 2009-2012. 

Research Studies (Selected)

Ongoing research: 

Preserving Self:  Empowering Older Persons Who Take Multiple Medications. Empire Health Foundation, October 2016-December 2017, implementation in progress. 

Chronic Care Management Model Translation to Multimorbid Aging Adults at FQHCs. National Institute on Aging R01, July 2013 - December 2017. Data analysis and dissemination in progress. 

Prior research, focused on the safe use of medications, has been funded by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Research and Education Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Publications (selected)

Watson, D.S., Corbett, C.F., Oneal, G.A., & Daratha, K. (2017). Reducing surgery scheduling errors in a multi-hospital system. Journal of Patient Safety. Electronic version ahead of print available at: http://journals.lww.com/journalpatientsafety/Abstract/publishahead/Reducing_Surgery_Scheduling_Errors_in.99530.aspx. 

Corbett, C.F., Dupler, A.E., Smith, S., Setter, S.M., Balogh, E.M., & Bolkan C.R. (2017). Transitional care medication safety: Stakeholders’ perspectives. AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability. Available at: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/liability/advances-in-patient-safety-medical-liability/index.html

Neumiller, J.J., Setter, S.M., White, A.M., Corbett, C.F., Weeks, D.L., Daratha, K., & Collins J.B. (2017). Medication discrepancies and potential adverse drug events during transfer of care from hospital to home. AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability. Available at: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/liability/advances-in-patient-safety-medical-liability/index.html

Vandermause, R., Neumiller, J., Altman, M., Tuttle, K., Corbett, C.F. (2016). Preserving self: Medication-taking practices and preferences of older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship,48(6), 533-542. 

Alicic, R., Short, R., Corbett, C., Neumiller, J., Gates, B., Daratha, K., Barbosa-Leiker, C., McPherson, S., Tuttle, K. (2016). Study design and baseline characteristics in the Chronic Kidney Disease-Medication Intervention in Transitional Care clinical trial. American Journal of Nephrology, 44, 122-129. 

Schenk, E., Corbett, C., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Postma, J., &. Butterfield, P. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Nurses’ Environmental Awareness Tool (NEAT). Journal of Nursing Measurement, E55-E71.

Fritz, R.L., Corbett, C.F., Vandermause, R., & Cook, D. (2016). The influence of culture on older adults’ adoption of smart home monitoring. Gerontechnology, 14(3), 146-156. 

Schenk, E., Butterfield, P.G., Postma, J., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Corbett, C.F. (2015). Creating the Nurses’ Environmental Awareness Tool (NEAT). Workplace Health & Safety, 63(9), 381-391.

Wilson, M., Roll, J., Corbett, C., & Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2015). Empowering patients with persistent pain using an Internet-based self-management program. Pain Management Nursing. 16(4), 503-514. 

Salvatierra, G., Bindler, R., Corbett, C.F., Roll, J., Daratha, K. 2014. Rapid response team implementation and in-hospital mortality. Critical Care Medicine, 42(9), 2001-2006.           

Schoonover, H., Corbett, C.F., Weeks, D.L., Willson, M.N., & Setter, S.M. (2014). Predicting potential post-discharge adverse drug events and 30-day unplanned hospital readmissions from medication regimen complexity. Journal of Patient Safety, 10(4), 186-191.           

Tuot, D., Diamantidis, C.J., Corbett, C.L., Boulwar, E., Fox, C., Harwood, D., Star, R.A., & Narva, A. (2014).The last mile: Translational research to improve CKD outcomes. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.9(10), 1802-1805. Doi: 10.2215/CJN.04310514.           

Powrie, S.L., Danly, D., Corbett, C.L., Purath, J., & Dupler, A. (2014). Using implementation science to facilitate evidence-based practice changes to promote optimal outcomes for orthopaedic patients. Orthopaedic Nursing, 33(2), 109-114.

Tuttle, K.R., Tuot, D.S., Corbett, C.L., Setter, S.M., & Powe, N.R. (2013). Type 2 translational research for chronic kidney disease.  Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 8(10), 1829-1838. Doi : 102215/CJN.000130113.           

Corbett, C.F., Costa, L.L., Balas, M.C., Burke, W.J., Feroli, E.R., & Daratha, K.B. (2013). Facilitators and challenges to conducting interdisciplinary research. Medical Care, 51(4), S23-S31.  

Kantrowitz-Gordon, I., Bennett, D., Stauffer, D., Champ-Gibson, E., Fitzgerald, C., & Corbett, C. (2013). Facilitated family presence at resuscitation: Effectiveness of a nursing student toolkit. Nursing.Education Today, 33(10), 1258-1263.