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)

Shin, J.Y. & Habermann, B. (2020). Key activities of caregivers of adults with Parkinson’s disease: A secondary analysis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 52(6), 284-288. DOI: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000544

Ness, M., Saylor, J., Ji, X., Bell, A., & Habermann, B. (2020). Challenges Experienced by Parents of Emerging Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus During the Transition to college. The Diabetes Educator. Doi: 10.1177/0145721720943120

Christiansen, M. B., Dix, C., Master, H., Jakiela, J. T., Habermann, B., Silbernagel, K. G., & White, D. K. (2020). “I’ve been to physical therapy before, but not for knees.” A qualitative study exploring barriers and facilitators to physical therapy utilization for knee osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal Care. 18(4), 477-486.

Hines, D., Draucker, C. B., & Habermann, B. (2020). My whole world changed: Coping experiences of transgender women following an HIV Diagnosis. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 31(6):654-668. Doi:10.10971/JNC0000000000000200.

Tickle-Degnen, L., Stevenson, M.T., Gunnery, S., Saint-Hilaire, M., Thomas, C., Martinez, L.S., Habermann, B., Naumova, E.N., (2020). Profile of social self-management practices in daily life with Parkinson’s disease is associated with symptom severity and health-related quality of life. Disability and Rehabilitation. Doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1741035

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