Meet: Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC

Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC

Title(s): Assistant Professor
Organization(s): University at Buffalo, School of Nursing
Research Interests: Sleep assessment | Sleep disturbance and pain perception | Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for insomnia in patients with co-morbid pain with translation to nurses at the bedside | Best practice on monitoring and avoiding opioid induced advancing sedation and respiratory depression in hospitalized patients
Hometown: Canandaigua, NY

"The University at Buffalo is a prestigious research-intensive university that provides the environment supportive of cutting edge research. As a researcher, I enjoy the collaborative environment that includes access to peer nurse researchers as well as researchers in the field of engineering, pharmacy, medicine, health sciences and computer sciences. The UB SON has provided a supportive, caring environment for the launching of my research career. Without the support staff and resources from the Center of Nursing Research, I would not have been able to submit my numerous grant applications and publications over the past five years."

About Carla Jungquist

Carla Jungquist has been a nurse for 30 years. She is a family nurse practitioner who completed her PhD in Health Practice Research in 2008 from the Univeristy of Rochester. 

Jungquist has a clinical practice at the Thompson Health Sleep Disorders Center, which evaluates and treats patients for all types of sleep disorders. She has over 10 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with chronic pain conditions, and is an expert in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Jungquist has co-authored a book, "Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: Session by session treatment manual,"  which has been published in English and Spanish, and is pending in Korean, Chinese and Italian. 

She currently serves on the American Society for Pain Management Nursing expert consensus panel charged with writing clinical practice guidelines for monitoring patients at risk of opioid induced respiratory depression.  Her research program is in the area of the interaction between pain and sleep.

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