Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean & Professor

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  • PhD, RN, FAAN


Dr. Habermann brings over 25 years of academic nursing experience. She has taught at every level of nursing program from pre-license to postdoctoral. She is passionate about mentoring both students and faculty. She is an accomplished author with over 80 publications many which include students and faculty colleagues.

BSN, University of San Francisco
MN, University of Washington, Seattle
PhD University of California, San Francisco
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington, Seattle

Scholarly Interests
Family Caregiving in neurologic illness, Decision Making and End of Life Preferences in Dyads with Advanced Parkinson’s disease

Grants (last three years)

A Patient-centered, Nurse Led Intervention for Medication Adherence in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study. Role: Co-Investigator. Funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation, 6/2019-6/2020.

Intra-individual changes in ambulation and functional outcomes among frail elders. Role: Consultant. Funded by the Veterans Affairs Administration. 4/2018-3/2022.

Publications (last three years)
REFEREED DATA BASED (+ indicates student co-author)

+Horning, M., Shin, J.Y., Difusco, L.A., Norton, M., Habermann, B. (2019). Symptom Progression in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease: Dyadic Perspectives. Applied Nursing Research. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2019.151193

Habermann, B., Shin, J.Y., & +Shearer, G. (2019). Dyadic decision-making in advanced Parkinson’s disease: A mixed methods study. Western Journal of Nursing. Doi: 10.1177/0193945919864429.

+Hines, D.D., +Laury, E.R., & Habermann, B. (2018). They just don’t get me: A qualitative analysis of transgender women’s (TW) healthcare experiences and clinician interactions. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

+Gaynor, B., Habermann, B., & Wright, R.S. (2018) Examining the diffusion of waist circumference measurement in primary care: A sequential explanatory mixed methods study. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14(9), 683-688. DOI

Shin, J.Y., Pohlig, R., & Habermann, B. (2018). Feasibility of using PROMIS in individuals with advanced Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Research in Gerontological Nursing. Doi: 10.3928/19404921-20180329-01.

Berger, S., Chen, T., Eldridge, T., Thomas, C., Habermann, B., & Tickle-Degnen, L. (2017). The self-management balancing act of spousal care partners in the case of Parkinson’s disease. Disability and Rehabilitation. Doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1413427.

Herrman, J.W., Gordon, M., Rahmer, B, Moore, C., Habermann, B., & Haigh, K. (2017) Assessing the effectiveness of Wise Guys: A mixed-methods approach. American Journal of Sexuality Education. Doi: 10.1080/15546128.2017.1393647.

+Hines, D., Draucker, C., & Habermann, B. (2017). HIV testing prompts, pathways, and linkage to care among transwomen in Indiana. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 28(5), 723-736. Doi: org/10.1016/j.jana.2017.05.003

Shin, J.Y., Pohlig, R., & Habermann, B. (2017). Beliefs about use of complementary health approaches for Parkinson’s disease. Holistic Nursing Practice, 31(5), 290-294. Doi: 10.1097/HNP00000000000279.

Habermann, B., & Shin, J.Y. (2017). Preferences and concerns for care needs in advanced Parkinson’s disease: A qualitative study of couples. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(11-12), 1650-1656. Doi: 10.1111/jocn.13565

Shin, J.Y., & Habermann, B. (2017). Relationships among demographic and disease-specific variables and medications taken in older adults with Parkinson’s disease. disease duration. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(11), 1412-1428. Doi: 10.1177/0193945916670904

Presentations (podium/poster, last three years)

Shin, J.Y., Horning, M., Difusco, L., Norton, M., Habermann, B. (2019). Symptom Progression in People with Advanced Parkinson’s disease: A Qualitative Descriptive Study. Eastern Nursing Research Society, Providence, RI.

Shin, J.Y., & Habermann, B. (2018). Relationships among demographic and disease-specific variables and medications taken in older adults with Parkinson’s disease. Geriatric Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Washington D.C.

Shin, J.Y., Santiago-Rotchford, L. & Haberman, B. (2017). Family caregiver’s experiences of caring for people with Parkinson’s disease: A meta-synthesis. International Family Nurses Association, Pamplona, Spain.

Professional Awards

Delaware Top Nurses, Delaware Nurses Association

Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing