The ADCES/CBDCE Fellowship supports early career scientists as they launch their career. Current and past fellows are active in the diabetes care and education research community.
2022-2023 Fellow: Michelle Danny Stampley Boakye, PhD, MPH, RN
Dr. Boakye will develop and pilot test a web-based tool, called iConcern, to facilitate discussions and aid in identifying diabetes management challenges of individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The tool will facilitate discussions within the primary care setting and enable a person to identify and share with their primary care provider at least two pressing concerns about the diagnosis. Dr. Boakye will complete her fellowship at Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN) at Villanova University, a Doctoral Research Institute and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. Dr. Boakye will be mentored by Christina R. Whitehouse, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CDCES, FADCES, Assistant Professor at FCN and Nurse Practitioner at Penn Medicine, Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at FCN, and Bridgette M. Brawner, PhD, MDiv, APRN, a health equity researcher with expertise in community-based research.
2021-2022 Fellow: Kelsey R. Howard, PhD
Dr. Howard has recently completed the ADCES/CBDCE Mentored Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Diabetes Management under the mentorship of Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDCES. She is preparing to start a faculty position as a psychologist embedded in diabetes care at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. In this role, Dr. Howard will provide clinical services to youth and families and engage in research and teaching. She is excited to continue research focused on promoting uptake of diabetes technology among youth. Dr. Howard will also work towards certification as a diabetes care and education specialist.
2020-2021 Fellow: Julia Blanchette PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES
Dr. Blanchette was the 2020-2021 ADCES and CBDCE Post-Doctoral Fellow in Integrated Diabetes Management at the University of Utah College of Nursing. During her post-doc, she completed a pilot project titled "The Type 1 Toolkit: A Financial and Health Insurance Education Toolkit for Emerging Adults with Type 1 Diabetes." Dr. Blanchette is currently a Nurse Scientist and Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has a unique role where she sees patients as a diabetes care and education specialist, mentors students and trainees, and leads research at the University Hospitals Center for Diabetes and Obesity. Her clinical expertise is diabetes technology and her research focus remains on barriers to diabetes self-management during emerging adulthood and health equity.
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