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College of Nursing

Health Equity and Rural Health

Health Equity

Faculty at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing are committed to conducting and promoting research to achieve the highest level of health for all people.


  • Factors related to obesity in rural adults
  • Relationships between obesity and health outcomes
  • Psychosocial determinants of health 
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Patient centered research
  • Impact of comorbidities on patient outcomes following major trauma 
  • Access to post-acute rehabilitation services after injury 
  • Socioeconomic determinants of injury risk and recovery 
  • Quality metrics for evaluating trauma care
  • Patient-provider communication
  • Language discordance
  • mHealth
  • Primary care pediatrics
  • Health disparities
  • Health disparities 
  • Access to cancer care
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Outcomes research
  • Improving physical activity and nutrition in African-American women
  • Components to rest: mental, physical and spiritual
  • LGBT health disparities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Violence/victimization
  • Treatment adherence 
  • Psychosocial/behavioral interventions
  • Storytelling
  • Care transitions 
  • Acute and chronic sickle cell disease pain
  • Analgesic pharmacogenetics
  • Social determinants of health
  • Interprofessional education
  • Simulation in doctoral programs
  • Rural programs of nursing
  • Patient outcomes in rural areas
  • Educational disparities in nursing education
  • Data management
  • Statistical methods


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.