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Lucy Graham

Interim Director of Nursing Education Programs and Assistant Professor of Nursing

Contact Information

Health Sciences 106



PhD, Nursing: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
MPH, University of Northern Colorado
BS, Nursing: University of Kansas Medical Center
BA, Biology and Psychology: University of Kansas


Dr. Graham has a special research interest in helping people living with HIV in rural areas stay engaged in care during their lifespan.

Her clinical nursing journey started in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department 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 started teaching at CMU in August 2016 and teaches community and population health in the undergraduate program and most often the final capstone project course for the MSN students in the graduate program. 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 lecture from slides. She values interactive discussions and time to reflect on key content and connections

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

Selected Publications

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

Curriculum Vitae