Antonia di Francesco
He comes to the Capstone College of Nursing most directly from the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama. A clinical health psychologist, his clinical and academic focus is on the study of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with chronic illness, particularly chronic pain conditions. His research occurs in several domains. He has special professional expertise in clinical trial methodology, data analytic approaches, grantwriting, and manuscript preparation. He teaches psychology- and research-related courses at the Capstone College of Nursing (e.g., NUR 328: Evidence-Based Nursing), consults often with nursing faculty about their research designs and grant proposals, and engages in college-level and national service activities.
Clinical Trial Methodology • Application of best practices in clinical trials: methodology, measurement, & dissemination • Community-based participatory research • Patient-centered outcomes