Grace Dean, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Grace Dean

ADDRESS:
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
301 D Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-3235

Education

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MSN, College of Nursing, California State University, Los Angeles
  • BSN, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Areas of Research

  • Quality of life and symptom management in patients with cancer
  • Currently testing interventions to improve sleep in cancer survivors with insomnia and educating health care providers in sleep disorders screening and brief interventions

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NUR 479 Advanced Clinical Seminar
  • NUR 701 State of the Nursing Science

Recent Publications

Matthews, E. E., Carter, P. A., Page, M. S., Dean, G. E., & Berger, A.M. (2018). Sleep-wake disturbance: A systematic review of evidence-based interventions for management in patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 22(1), 37-52. doi:10.1188/18.CJON.37-52

Matthews, E. E., Hacker, E. D., Otte, J. L., & Dean, G. E. (2018). Agenda for sleep research in older adults with cancer: A conference report. Cancer Nursing, 41(2), 109-116. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000464

Carey, M. A., Baldzizhar, A. N., Miterko, C. R., Qualls, B., Vincent, R. L., Merrick, R., & Dean, G. E. (2018). A quiet firehouse: Reducing environmental stimuli among professional on-duty firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(2), 186-190. doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001199

Dean, G. E., Weiss, C., Morris, J. L., & Chasens, E. R. (2017). Impaired sleep: A multifaceted geriatric syndrome. Nursing Clinics of North America, 52(3), 387-404. doi:10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.009

Dean, G.E., Ferreira da Rosa Silva, C., Morris, J.L., Chasens, E.R. (2017). Impaired Sleep: A Multifaceted Geriatric Syndrome, Nursing Clinics of North America, 52 (3), 387-404.

Matthews, E.E., Danaher Hacker, E., Otte, J., Dean, G.E. (2017). Agenda for sleep research in older adults with cancer: A conference report. Cancer Nursing, 40, 1-8.

Weiss, C., Dickerson, S. S., Jungquist, C., & Dean, G. E. (2017). Effects of morning bright light therapy on circadian activity rhythms in lung cancer survivors. Sleep, 40(suppl_1), A258. doi:10.1093/sleepj/zsx050.695

Dean, G. E., Klimpf, M. L., Morris, J. L., & Chasens, E. R. (2016). Excessive sleepiness. In M. Boltz, E. Capezuti, T. Fulmer, & D. Zwicker (Eds.), Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (5th ed.) (pp. 431-442). New York, NY: Springer.

Dickerson, S. S., Jungquist, C. R., TenBrock, E., Aquilina, A.T., Smith, P., Abu Sabbah, E., Alameri, R., & Dean, G. E. (2016). Feasibility testing of a self-management program book to improve adherence to PAP in persons newly diagnosed with sleep apnea. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. doi:10.1080/15402002.2016.1228644

Dean, G.E., Abu Sabbah, E., Yingrengreung, S., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L.M., & Dickerson, S. (2015). Sleeping with the enemy: Sleep and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cancer Nursing, 38 (1), 60-70. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000128

Dickerson, S., Abu Sabbah, E., Ziegler, P., C Steinbrenner, L.M., Chen, H., Dean, G.E. (2015). Experiences of patients with advanced lung cancer: Being resigned to sleep-wake disturbances while maintaining hope for optimal treatment outcomes. Cancer Nursing, 38 (5).

Dickerson, S., Conner, L.M, Fayad, A., & Dean, G.E. (2014). Sleep-wake disturbances in cancer patients: Narrative review of literature on improving quality of life outcomes. Nature and Science of Sleep, 6, 85-100.

Dean, G.E., Redeker, N.S., Wang, Y.J., Rogers, A.E., Dickerson, S.S., Steinbrenner, L., & Gooneratne, N.S. (2013). Sleep, mood and quality of life in patients receiving treatment for lung cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40 (5), 441-451.

Dickerson, S., Obeidat, R., Dean, G.E., Smith, P, Jungquist, C. (2013). Development and usability testing of a self-care management intervention to support individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in accommodating to CPAP treatment. Heart and Lung, 42(5), 346-52.

Dean, G.E., Reishtein, J.L., McVey, J., Ambrose, M. Burke, S.M., Haskins, M. & Jones, J. (2013). Implementing a dedicated education unit: A practice partnership with oncology nurses. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17 (2), 208-210.

Dickerson, S., Abu Sabbah, E., Ziegler, P., Chen, H., Steinbrenner, L.M., & Dean, G.E. (2012). The experience of a diagnosis of advanced lung cancer: Sleep is not a priority when living my life. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39 (5), 492-499.

Carey, M.A., Sl-Zaiti, S., Dean, G.E., Sessassana, L., & Finnell, D.F. (2011). Sleep problems, depression, substance use, social bonding and quality of life in professional firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 53 (8), 928-933.

Honors and Awards

  • Visiting Scholar, Augusta University, College of Nursing, Augusta, GA, March 3, 2016 
  • Invited Participant, NIA-AGS Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health and Functioning, Bethesda, MD. October 4-6, 2015
  • Jean Kimber Brown Faculty Scholar Grant, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2015
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2014
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalist, Research Category, 2013