Christopher J. Burant, PhD, MACTM

Christopher J. Burant.



Phone: 216.368.0730


Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Research Interests

  • Statistics; Structural Equation Modeling
  • Optimism and Pessimism's impact on health outcomes
  • Social structural related health disparities
  • Predictors and outcomes of heart failure and its related depression
  • Gerontology
  • Hospitalization and recovery in older patients
  • Stress and Coping Models

Research Projects

  • Structural Equation Modeling Expert. Center of Excellence to Build the Science of Self-Management: A Systems Approach. NIH, National Institute for Nursing Research.  P30NRO10676  9/29/07-6/30/12. Principal Investigator: Shirley Moore.

Education Interests

  • Statistics
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Linear Regression Techniques
  • Research Methodologies
  • Gerontology

Educational Background

  • BA, Communication, Cleveland State University, 1988
  • MACTM, Communication, Cleveland State University, 1991
  • MA, Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 2000
  • PhD, Sociology, Case Western Reserve University

Recent Publications

  • Johnson, K. D., Winkelman, C., Burant, C. J., Dolansky, M., & Totten, V. (2014). The factors that affect the frequency of vital sign monitoring in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs, 40(1), 27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2012.07.023
  • Canaday, D. H., Burant, C. J., Jones, L., Aung, H., Woc-Colburn, L., Anthony, D. D. (2011). Preserved MHC-II antigen processing and presentation function in chronic HCV infection. Cellular Immunology, 266(2), 187-191. doi: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2010.10.003.
  • Kresevic, D., Burant, C. J., Denton, J., Heath, B., Kypriotakis, G. (2011). The use of multi-modal strategies for distance education in the GRECCs. The Journal of Gerontological and Geriatric Education, 32(1), 54-79.
  • Kresevic, D., Burant, C. J., Denton, J., Heath, B., Kypriotakis, G. (2011). The use of multimodal strategies for distance education in the GRECCs. Gerontol Geriatr Educ, 32(1), 54-79. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2011.550216.
  • Jennings-Sanders, A., Jury, L., Burant, C. J. (2011). VA nurses’ opinions regarding the use of evidence-based practice. Federal Practitioner, 28(5), 31-38.
  • Ievers-Landis, C., Burant, C. J., Hazen, R. (2011). Bootstrapping of Structural Equation Models with smaller samples: An illustration using mealtime rituals at the intersection between the family social environment and diabetes management  of a behavioral program.Journal Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics., 32(8), 619-626.
  • Ievers-Landis, C. E., Burant, C. J., Hazen, R. (2011). The concept of bootstrapping of structural equation models with smaller samples: an illustration using mealtime rituals in diabetes management.Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 32(8), 619-626. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31822bc74f.
  • Abouelfettoh, A. A., Ludington, S. M., Visscher, M., Burant, C. J., Cartner, T. (2011). Effect of  skin-to-skin contact on preterm infant skin barrier function and hospital-acquired infection. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 3(1), 36-46.
  • Jury, L. A., Guerrero, D. M., Burant, C. J., Cadnum, J. L., Donskey, C. J. (2011). Effectiveness of routine patient bathing to decrease the burden of spores on the skin of patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(2), 181-184.