Heather Hardin, PhD, RN

Heather K. Hardin


Email: hkh10@case.edu

Phone: 216.368.5129

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Degrees and alma maters:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • PhD, University of Louisville School of Nursing, Louisville, KY
  • MSN, University of Louisville School of Nursing, Louisville, KY
  • BSN, Indiana University Southeast School of Nursing, New Albany, IN

Research Interests

  • Adolescents
  • Self-Management of Health
  • Lifestyle Behaviors
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Obesity

Research Projects

Project Principal Investigator, The Effects of a Trust-building Intervention on Adolescent Weight Self-Management Behaviors, Center of Excellence for Self-Management Advancements through Research and Translation (SMART), S. Moore Principal Investigator, P30 NR 015326-01, 8/01/16-07/31/18.

Recent Publications:

  • Hardin, H.K., Speck, B.J., McCarthy, V.L., & Crawford, T.N. (In press). Risky Lifestyle Behaviors, Diminished Trust of Health Care Provider, and Low Use of Health Services: A Descriptive Study of Rural Adolescents. Journal of School Nursing.
  • Moore, S., Komton, V., Adegite-Adeniyi, C., Dolanski, M., Hardin, H.K., & Borawski, E. (Published online ahead of print). Development of the Systems Thinking Scale for Adolescent Behavior Change. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 
  • Wang, X., Robinson, K., & Hardin, H. (2015). The impact of caregiving on caregivers’ medication adherence and appointment keeping. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(12): 1548-1562. doi: 10.1177/0193945914533158
  • Wang, X., Hardin, H., Zhou, L., Fang, L., Shi, P., & Robinson, K. (2014). Implementation and evaluation of the chronic-disease self-management program among Chinese immigrant older adults in the U.S. Geriatric Nursing, 35(6): 448-450. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2014.07.002
  • Abusalem, S. & Hardin, H. (2011). Predictors of home health nurses’ change in practice after experiencing care errors. Rehabilitation Nursing, 36(3): 98-105, 128.
  • Berger, J., Hardin, H. & Topp, R. (2011). Implementation of a virtual journal club in a clinical setting. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 27(3): 116-120. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e318217b3bc
  • Hardin, H. & McKillip, C. (Producers). (2010). The Role of Nurse as Scientist (Still media and audio podcast). Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science & American Academy of Nursing: Washington, D.C. Available at www.nursingscience.org and www.aanet.org

Accreditations and awards

  • New Investigator Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society Adolescent Research Interest Group, Minneapolis, MN, 2017.
  • Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2017-2019.
  • AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers, AcademyHealth, 2015.
  • Certificate in Health Professions Education, University of Louisville School of Education, Louisville, KY, 2012.
  • Dean's Award for Highest Scholarship, Master of Science in Nursing, University of Louisville School of Nursing, 2012.
  • Certificate in LGBT Health and Wellness Competency, University of Louisville LGBT Center, Louisville, KY, 2015.
  • Certified Lactation Specialist, Lactation Education Consultants, Wheaton, IL, 2012.
  • University Graduate Fellow, University of Louisville, 2009-2011.
  • National Podcast Award, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science & American Academy of Nursing, 2010.

Education Interests

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Self-Management of Health
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Family Nursing

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