Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

Clinical Professor; Associate Director, UB Community Health Equity Research Institute

Susan Grinslade.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
210 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-2234


  • PhD, Nursing Science and Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2005
    Development of a Model Using Sociocognitive Variables to Explain Self-Care in Adult Women with Type 2 Diabete
  • MS, Nursing, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL, 1990
  • MSEd, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL, 1975
  • BSN, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL, 1972
  • Diploma, Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO

Areas of Research

  • Diabetes self-care management
  • Self-efficacy and social support
  • Metacognitive strategies to promote critical thinking

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NBC 354 Patient and Family Centered Care (RN to BS)
  • NSG 348 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research
  • NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
  • NBC 494 Baccalaureate RN Synthesis Project

Recent Publications

Raines, D. A., Grinslade, S., Fabry, D., Hewner, S., & Steeg, L. (2016). Knowledge and attitudes of RN to BSN students before and after a patient safety course. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(6), 317-319. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000057

Grinslade, S., Paper, B., Jing, H., & Quinn, L. (2015). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Diabetes Self-Efficacy Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 23(1), 40-56. doi:10.1891/1061-3749.23.1.40

Suwanpasu, S., Grinslade, S., Wu, Yow-Wu, Porock, D. (2014). Risk factors of delirium in elderly patients with hip fracture. Asian Biomedicine, 8(2), 157-165.

Castner, J., Grinslade, S., Guay, J., Hettinger, A., Seo, J., & Boris, L.  (2013). Registered nurse scope of practice and emergency department complaint specific protocols.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39 (5), 467-473.

Kavookijian, J., Hill, S., Chan, M., & Grinslade, S. (2012). Translating research into practice: Interpreting comparative effectiveness studies: Number needed to treat and number needed to harm.  AADE In Practice.

AADE Behavior Score Work Group. (2011). Addressing the Need for an Instrument to Measure Behavior Change Instrument in Diabetes Self-Management Education.  White Paper published AADE on-line

Wisnewski, C., Boren, S., Grinslade, M., et al. (2011). AADE Technical Review: Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training (DSME/T) Outcomes Measures.   Position Statement published AADE on-line

Davila, Y., Bonilla, E., Gonzales-Ramirez, D., Grinslade, S., & Villarruel, A.  (2008). Pilot Testing HIV-IPV Prevention Modules among Spanish-Speaking Latinas.  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(3), 219-224.

Baldwin, K., Grinslade, M., Watts, P., Dinger, M., McCubbin, J., & Baer, L. (2005). Use of Higher-Order Factor Analysis with Dichotomous Data.  Research in Nursing and Health, 28, 431-440.

Baer, L. C., Baldwin, K. A., Sisk, R. J., Watts, P., Grinslade, M. S., Brockschmidt, B., Dinger, M. K., Marion, L. N. & McCubbin, J. (1999). Development of an instrument to measure community acceptance of NPs and PAs.  Journal of Nursing Measurement, 7(1), 63-78.

Grinslade, S. & Buck, E. (1999). Diabetic ketoacidosis: Implications for the Medical-Surgical nurse.  MedSurg Nursing, 8( 1), 37-45.

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, 2019
  • Faculty Mentoring Award, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2015
  • Faculty Mentoring Award, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2010