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Lucy Graham, PhD, has a special research interest in helping underserved and vulnerable populations improve health outcomes.

Her clinical nursing journey started in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department and then evolved to public health nursing. Graham directed a federally funded program for people living with HIV in western Colorado for 14 years, precepting CMU BSN students for most of those years.

She joined the CMU faculty in August 2016, teaching community and population health in the undergraduate program and the final capstone project course for the graduate students in the Master of Science in Nursing program. As she moved into more administrative roles, first as the Director of Nursing Education Programs and then as the Director of the Department of Health Sciences, her teaching has focused on nursing research and community and population health clinical. She believes the best learning comes from being engaged and challenged while having fun. Graham uses a variety of methods to stimulate learning, but rarely traditionally lectures from slides. She values interactive discussions and time to reflect on key content and connections.

In her time off, she loves to spend time with her family and pets, trail run, bike, ski, travel, camp, cook, and read historical fiction.

Selected Publications

Graham, L. & Makic, M.F. (2020). Nursing considerations for patients with HIV in critical care settings. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 31(3), 308-317.

Davis, A. & Graham, L. (2021). What do you know? Start there. In (Eds.) R. Reitz, L. Sudano, & M. Knudson, Connections in the clinic: Relational narratives in team-based primary care. Springer.

Graham, L.J., & Emerson, K. (in press). An innovative academic-practice partnership using simulation to provide end-of-life education for undergraduate nursing students in rural settings. Nursing Education Perspectives.Graham, L.J. (2015). Integration of the interaction model of client health behavior and transactional model of stress and coping as a tool for understanding retention in HIV care across the lifespan. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 26(2), 100-109.

Graham, L.J., Davis, A.L., Cook, P.F. & Weber, M. (2016). Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in a rural Ryan White Part C HIV clinic. AIDS Care, 28, 508-512. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1110235

Graham, L.J. (2016). Book Review: Yellow Dirt: A Poisoned Land and the Betrayal of the Navajos. Creative Nursing, 22(1), 65-68. doi: 10.1891/1078-4535.22.1.65

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