Dr. Abigail Gerding joined the faculty of the School of Nursing at Boise State University in 2008. Her Ph.D. and M.S. in Nursing Science are from Ohio State University, and her undergraduate work was completed at Mobile College in Mobile, Alabama. She has practiced as a behavioral health nurse specializing in adolescent care, and a public health nurse with a focus on home health care and the older adult. Dr. Gerding worked as a staff nurse for Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, and has taught nursing at various colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee. Dr. Gerding's research interests have focused on vulnerable populations, including the treatment of decubiti in nursing home patients, Medicare policy impact on home health care agencies, community based participatory research with Hispanics in Tennessee, working with coalitions in Appalachia to explore cancer issues, and child sexual abuse in Idaho.
Perceptions of Coordination of Care Between Hospice and Skilled Nursing Facility Care Providers (with Kim Martz), Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing (2011)
The number of older Americans who are finding Nursing Homes (NH) or Skilled Nursing Facilities...
Culturally Tailored Cancer Communication, Education, and Research: The Highways and Back Roads of Appalachia (with Kelly A. Dorgan, Sadie P. Hutson, and Katie L. Duvall), Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy (2009)
We have varying experiences with Appalachia, yet we all agree that there is a unique...
Collective Efficacy: A Community Level Health Promotion and Prevention Strategy, Forum on Public Policy Online: A Journal of the Oxford Roundtable (2007)
Hispanic-Americans are almost twice as likely to die from diabetes, than Caucasians. In an effort...
Contributions to Books
Introduction to Home Health Care (with Karen Cober), Health Care Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Applications in Hospitals, Long-term Care, Home Care, and Ambulatory Care (2006)
Collective Efficacy as a Community Level Prevention Strategy, Oxford Roundtable: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2007)
Partnering with the Hispanic Community in Northeast Tennessee: Their Response and the Influences on Health Care Delivery, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Conference (2007)
In 2003 La Coalicion Hispano-Americano de la Salud (CHAS) was initiated by interdisciplinary faculty researchers...