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College of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Coretta M. Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN

Title: Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity and Professor
College of Nursing
Phone: 803-576-8332

College of Nursing
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street, Room 603
Columbia, SC 29208-4001 
United States 



Coretta M. Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN earned a PhD and MSN in nursing from the University of South Carolina and her BSN from Clemson University. She completed a certificate in nursing education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified nurse educator. She also completed post-doctoral fellowships at both Yale University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


Dr. Jenerette has taught students across academic programs from fundamentals, health assessment, research, and medical-surgical nursing in undergraduate programs to research methods in doctoral courses. She enjoys teaching small groups in both formal and informal settings. Additionally, she enjoys creating co-learning experiences to enhance student-centered outcomes. 


Dr. Jenerette’s program of research is aimed at enhancing self-care and family management in vulnerable populations such as individuals with sickle cell disease. Specifically, she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify vulnerability factors in order to intervene by enhancing self-care and family management resources with the goal of improved health outcomes. 


Dissemination activities have included publications, webinars, and presentations locally and nationally. Additionally, Dr. Jenerette has developed international collaborations with colleagues in Brazil and other countries to disseminate research. 

Professional Service

  • International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates
  • Southern Nurses Research Society
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Oncology Nursing Society  

Research Studies (Selected)

Meeting Educational Needs Through Optimization of Retention Strategies for Students (MENTORS2). HRSA - $1.98 million. Associate Director.  

Project Sickle CIA: Cultivating Informed Activated Adolescents with Sickle Cell. NIH-NINR. Principal Investigator.

Improving Healthcare for Individuals and Families Living with Sickle Cell Disease. NIH-NIMHD. Principal Investigator.

Publications (selected)

Rodgers-Melnick, S. N., Matthie, N., Jenerette, C., Griest Pell, T. J., Lane, D., Fu, P., Margevicius, S. & Little, J. A. (2018). The effects of a single music therapy session on the pain of adults with sickle cell disease: A mixed methods study. Journal of Music Therapy, 55(2), 156–185. 

Bulgin, D., Tanabe, P. & Jenerette, C. (2018). Stigma of Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 1-11. doi:10.1080/01612840.2018.1443530

Matthie, N. & Jenerette, C. (2017). Understanding the self-management practice of young adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinapathies, 76-91, doi: 10.14223

Jenerette, C. M., Brewer, C. A., Silva, S., & Tanabe, P. (2016). Does attendance at a sickle cell educational conference improve clinician knowledge and attitude toward patients with  sickle cell disease? Pain Management Nursing, 17(3), 226-234. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2016.05.001 

Jenerette, C. M., Brewer, C. A., & Ataga, K. I. (2014). Care seeking for pain in young adults with sickle cell disease. Pain Management Nursing, S1524-9042(12)00175-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2012.10.007.

Jenerette, C., & Brewer, C. (2010). Health-related stigma in young adults with sickle cell disease. Journal of the National Medical Association, 102, 1050-1055.

Jenerette, C., & Murdaugh, C. (2008).Testing the theory of self-care management for sickle cell disease. Research in Nursing & Health, 31, 355–369.  

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