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Diana Ross, MSN, RN

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Research Coordinator
Qualitative Core
Emory University School of Medicine
Hematology Program
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Sickle Cell Disease Program

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PHONE: 404-727-9783


I have and MSN in nursing research from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and am currently working on my PhD through the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO where my focus is on qualitative methods. I have clinical nursing experience in pediatrics, adult med/surg, pediatric and adult rehabilitation, labor/delivery/nursery/women’s health, and home health ventilator-dependent pediatric care. I have worked for 10 years as a nurse research coordinator, both at the University of Pittsburgh and at Emory University, Georgia. I have management skills in quantitative and qualitative research. I managed a PCORI funded project to develop a web-based decision aid for sickle cell disease. During this work, I oversaw data collection, transcription, and analysis of 200 qualitative interviews to guide development of the website, and better understand the decision-making process in this population to include personal values and preferences. I am 2well versed in recruitment methods for qualitative research projects, including presentation of the study, advertisement, and enrollment procedures. I performed beta testing of this website to evaluate quality of development, presentation, and information provided. I am a co-author on several qualitative publications resulting from this work and am currently continuing to analyze data. I also have experience in budget management for this project. I also collected quantitative and qualitative data for an efficacy study related to use of the decision aid, including oversite of data transcription and active participation in data analysis. I am currently managing a project testing user acceptance of a medication adherence app, including qualitative and quantitative data collection. In addition to these projects, I worked on qualitative projects while at the University of Pittsburgh, collecting, transcribing, analyzing data, and writing articles for publication. I collected, analyzed, and wrote an article using qualitative methods to examine older adult participation in research. I have experience in the development of a pain diary for sickle cell disease, collecting and analyzing data for development of this tool. I have experience writing grants, which was obtained while working at the University of Pittsburgh as the data and project manager for a plastics practice.  I also vast experience writing qualitative protocols for the IRB, as well as development of consent forms and qualitative interview guides, and involvement in the submission process. I have developed qualitative abstracts, power point presentations, and posters for professional conferences.

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