Annette De Vito Dabbs, PhD, RN, FAAN
Acute and Tertiary Care
School of Nursing|
336 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
ResearchMy scholarly interests include health-related quality of life after lung transplantation, active partnerships between patients and clinicians, health information technology, qualitative research, and mixed-methods analysis techniques. My funded program of research focuses on designing and testing health technologies to promote self-management in persons with chronic illness, particularly for cardiothoracic transplant recipients. I serve as co-I on multiple grants including promoting psychosocial outcomes after living donation, the development of quality of life technologies and integrating palliative care after lung transplantation. I have a secondary appointment in the University of Pittsburgh CTSI and serve as a co-project director of the "Technology: Research in Critical and Chronic Illness" (T32 2 NR008857) pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training program.
TeachingFor nearly 10 years I have been a primary teacher for ethics courses for students enrolled in the BSN and MSN/DNP programs. I provide invited lectures to undergraduate and graduate students in my areas of interest (e.g., ethical issues, transplantation, technology and mixed-methods research). I hold an adjunct faculty appointment in the Center for Bioethics and Law and serve as a member of the UPMC Hospital Ethics committee.
I also teach Qualitative Research Methods in the PhD program and mentor pre and post-doctoral students. I supervise independent studies and practica on a variety of topics for University of Pittsburgh students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, information science, and computer science and students from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Program. I am the Co-Director for the "Technology: Research in Critical and Chronic Illness" (T32 NR008857, Erlen) pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training program.
ServiceWithin the School of Nursing, I serve or have served on the following committees: PhD Council, Planning & Budget, Academic Integrity, and Evaluation Steering. As a certified CNS licensed as an APRN, I devote clinical time to supporting the activities of the adult lcardiothoracic transplant program. At the local/regional level, I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Eta Chapter, served on the board directors for Pennsylvania State Nurses Association District 6 (recently completed two terms on the Cabinet on Nursing Practice and Professional Development), and The Eastern Nursing Research Society. At the national level, I am a member of the American Nurses Association, American Thoracic Society, The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and International Transplant Nurses Society. I am an editorial board member for Qualitative Health Research and a regular reviewer for The American Journal of Critical Care, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Heart & Lung, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Journal of Advanced Practice and Critical Care Nurse.
|PhD||University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|MN||University of Washington, Seattle, WA|
|Physiological Nursing, Pulmonary CNS|
|BSN||Kent State University|
|AD||University of Toledo|