Our faculty’s passion for nursing isn’t limited to the classroom; they’re actively involved in research that furthers their field and serves their communities. Our recent research has focused on areas including early pregnancy recognition, lay community health worker programs, and support groups for women experiencing depression, among others.
Nursing majors have the opportunity to work alongside faculty as research assistants, gaining practical experience that will serve them well in graduate school or a nursing career.
Currently active faculty research projects are listed below. For student research updates and opportunities, see the student research page.
Current and past research and scholarship
|Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) - Community Assessments||2002–Ongoing||Gail Zandee||Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics; Calvin College Public Health Initiative|
|Community Health Worker Program||2004–Ongoing||Gail Zandee||Community Outreach Partnership Center Grant: Department of Housing & Urban Development and Spectrum Health Healthier Communities|
|Health Education And Leadership Training for a Hopeful Future (HEALTH) Initiative||2016–Present||Adejoke Ayoola||Office of the Provost, Gerber Foundation, Infusion Associates, Mercy Health, Michigan State Medical Society Foundation, Kent County Medical Society, Kent intermediate School District and Other individual donors|
|Inter-Professional Collaboration to Enhance Simulation||2018–Ongoing||Katherine Kunnen||Calvin College Public Health Initiative|
|Obesity and Exercise Perceptions of Men & Women in Ethnically Diverse Communities||2016–2018||Jesse Moes||Calvin College Alumni Association; Public Health in Community – Major Project Initiative Seminar|
|Preconception Reproductive Knowledge Promotion||2010–Ongoing||Adejoke Ayoola||Robert Woods Johnson Foundation 2012-16; Calvin College Science Division, Alumni Assoc., Public Health Initiative Grant, Calvin Research Fellowship (CRF) 2016-17, 2017-18; 2018-19; Sigma-Kappa Epsilon at-large Chapter Research Grant|
|Public Health Initiative||2015–Ongoing||Gail Zandee, Adejoke Ayoola||Office of The Provost|
|Women Supporting Women||2012–Ongoing||Mary Molewyk Doornbos||Calvin College CRF 2012-13, 2013-14, 2016-17, 2017-18; 2018-19 Perrigo Foundation; Calvin College Public Health Initiative|