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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Sabra S. Custer, DNP, FNP-BC

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
College of Nursing
Email: sabra.custer@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0185
Office:

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 505
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 

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Dr. Sabra Custer

Background

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of South Carolina, May 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of South Carolina, May 2007
  • Masters in Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, December 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, December 2000

Teaching

Courses taught and co-taught have included NURS 216, 318, 324, 412, 428, 435, 702, 707, 718, 791.

Research

HIV-related topics, included prenatal care and prevention, intimate partner violence, post-exposure prophylaxis for survivors of sexual assault, and interprofessional education of students in the HIV setting. 

Dissemination

Custer, S. (2017). PrEP and PEP for HIV: Before and After Prevention. Presentation at the USC College of Nursing Clinical Practice Conference, Columbia, SC.

Custer, S., Rao, R. Sanasi- Bhola, K. (2016). A Governmental-Academic Partnership to Provide PEP to Sexual Assault Victims. Podium presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Atlanta, GA.

Custer, S. (2016). HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Presentation at the South Carolina Hepatitis C and HIV Symposium: Best Practices and Emerging Trends, Columbia, SC.

Custer, S. (2016). STD and HIV Screening and Treatment Guidelines. Presentation at the USC College of Nursing Clinical Practice Conference, Columbia, SC.

Custer, S., McKinney, E, Synovec, E. (2015). Implementation of a Capstone Multi-patient Simulation Experience.  Podium presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing BSN conference, Orlando, FL.

Kacka, M., Custer, S., Gustafson, E., Ahuja, D., Hughley, C., Jones, A., (2017). Missed Opportunities for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in an HIV Clinic. Poster presentation at ID Week, San Diego, CA, October 2017.

Custer, S., Gustafson, E., Hughley, C., Jones, A., Kacka, M. (2017).  Quality Improvement Project to Assess Cardiovascular Risk Factors in HIV-Positive Patients 40 Years and Older. Poster presentation at Discover USC Day, Columbia, SC, April 2017.

Tavakoli, A., Custer, S.,  Ni, Y. (2015).  Using SAS to Examine Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence among HIV+ Women.  Paper presentation at the Southeast SAS Users Group, Savannah, GA.

Ni, Y., Tavakoli, A., Custer, S. (2015). Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence Among HIV+ Women. Poster presentation at 2015 University of South Carolina Discovery Day, Columbia, SC. (Second place award in the Public Health category)

Henderson, M., Custer, S., Ahuja, D. (2015). Hepatitis C Virus management in an Infectious Diseases Clinic in Columbia, SC.  Poster presentation at 2015 University of South Carolina Discovery Day, Columbia, SC.

Professional Service


Member, Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society, Alpha Xi Chapter
Member, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
Member, South Carolina Nurses Association
Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Member, Southern Nursing Research Society

Professional Practice


From 2010 to 2017, practiced part-time at the USC Immunology Center under the Ryan White grant, working with patients who are HIV-positive.

Research Studies (Selected)


AIDS Education Training Center sub-award: HIV Interprofessional Education, with Divya Ahuja (principal investigator), et al, via the USC Immunology Center.

Magellan Scholar project, “Prevalence and Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence Among HIV+ Women”, with Abbas Tavakoli and Alyce Ni.

Clinical incentive pilot grant, “Examination of Prenatal Care of HIV+ Pregnant Women and Clinical Outcomes”, with Sue Heiney and Abbas Tavakoli.

Publications (selected)

 
Custer, S. (2018). Management of Co-Infections in the Patient with HIV. Nursing Clinics of North America, 53(1), 83-96. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2017.10.001

Breneman, C.B., Kline, C.E., West, D.S., Sui, X., Porter, R.R., Bowyer, K.P., Custer, S., and Wang, X. (2017). The effect of moderate-intensity exercise on nightly variability in objectively measured sleep parameters among older women. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2017.1395337 


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