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Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

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

PHONE:
716-829-2092

Education

  • PhD Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

          Dissertation: Elder Care in an Amish and an English Rural Community:

          A Comparative Medical Anthropological Study.

  • MS Gerontological Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

          Thesis: Changes in Physical and Psychological Functioning in Elderly Patients in the

          Acute Hospital Waiting Nursing Home Placement.

  • BS Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Areas of Research

Informatics | Transitions of Care  

Teaching Responsibilities

NGC 502 Applied Informatics to Evaluate Healthcare Outcomes

NGC 634 Organizational and Leadership Concepts in Healthcare

NUR 708 Research Practicum

Publications

Castner, J., Loomis, D., Yin, Y., & Hewner, S. (2016). Medical Mondays: Emergency department utilization for Medicaid recipients depends on the day of the week, season, and holidays. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 42(4), 317-324. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2015.12.010

Hewner, S., Casucci, S., & Castner, J. (2016) The roles of chronic disease complexity, health system integration, and care management in post-discharge healthcare utilization in a low-income population. Research in Nursing and Health, 39, 215-228. doi:10.1002/nur.21731

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

Castner, J., Wu, Y.W., Mehrok, N., & Hewner, S. (2015). Frequent Emergency Department Utilization and Behavioral Health Comorbidities. Nursing Research 64(1):3-12. DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000065 

Hewner, S. J. (2015). Getting HIE ‘Just Right’ for Population-Level Clinical Decision Support. Invited testimony to the Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator, Health IT Policy Committee, Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup. June 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. ttp://www.healthit.gov/facas/sites/faca/files/AHMWG_Testimony_Sharon_Hewner_2015-06-02_0.pdf | http://www.healthit.gov/facas/sites/faca/files/AHMWG_Sharon_Hewner_Presentation_SUNY_Buffalo_0.pdf

Hewner, S., Wu, Y.W., & Castner, J. (2015) Comparative Effectiveness of Risk-stratified Care Management in Reducing Readmissions in Medicaid Adults with Chronic Disease. Journal for Healthcare Quality 03/2015; doi:10.1097/01.JHQ.0000462683.70630.d7

Raines, D., Grinslade, M. S., Fabry, D., Steeg, L., Hewner, S. (2015). Knowledge and Attitudes of RN to BSN Students Before and After a Patient Safety Course. Accepted by Nursing Education Perspectives March 19, 2015.

Hewner, S. J. (2014). A population-based care transition model for chronically ill elders. Nursing Economic$, 32(2), 109-116, 141.

Hewner, S. J., & Seo, J. Y. (2014). Informatics role in integrating population and patient centered knowledge to improve care transitions in complex chronic disease. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 18(2).

Hewner, S. J., Seo, J. Y., Gothard, S. E., &  Johnson, B.J. (2014). Aligning Population-specific Care Management with Chronic Disease Complexity. Nursing Outlook 62, 250-258 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2014.03.003.

Foels, T., & Hewner, S. J. (2009). Integrating pay for performance with educational strategies to improve diabetes care. Population Health Management, 12 (3), 121-129.

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Nursing Research, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY, 2015
  • Mecca S. Cranley Nursing Research Mentorship Award, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY
  • Milton Plesur Teaching Excellence Award, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 2013
  • Elsevier Exceptional Nursing Educator Award, Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2013
  • Teaching Innovation Award, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 2012
  • Nurse of the Year in Performance Management, Quality and Improvement, March of Dimes, Rochester, NY, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Lockport Senior High School, Lockport, NY
  • Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Health Nursing Endowment Fund Award, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY
  • Quality and Safety Education in Nursing, Education Consortium Institute, selected representative of University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, Charleston, NC
  • Improving Care Transitions and Care Coordination in Frail Elders at the End-of-Life, Second Place Scientific Abstract at the Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, National Institute of Nursing Research.
  • Mecca S. Cranley Nursing Research Mentorship Award, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY
  • Research Careers in Anthropology Graduate Fellowship, US Department of Education, Fund for Improvement for Post-secondary Education
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