Susan Sullivan-Bolyai DNSc, CNS, RN
Dr. Susan Sullivan-Bolyai's clinical professional experiences have included Pediatric acute care and ICU. She developed an interest in families who had young children with chronic conditions. Her clincial experiences include years as a CNS/case manager with families who had children with physical/developmental chronic conditions, meningomyelocele, CP, ventilator and high technology dependent, near-drownings, premature infants, drug-exposed, chronic illnesses etc.
2002 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University-Trial, Coordination & Interventional Study
1999 PhD, Yale University
1982 Post Masters, University of Washington:Chronic illness
1978 MSN, Emory University
1976 BS, Metropolitian State College, Colorado
- Family experiences raising children with chronic conditions
- Parents who have young children with type I diabetes
- Development of a parent mentor intervention for parents of children with Type I diabetes
- Fathers and other chronic conditions
- Latino family experiences for parents with children diagnosed with Type I diabetes
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. & Bova, C. Nursing Research: Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization. LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Huber, J. (Ed) (In print), 7th edition. Chapters: Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs; Data Collection Methods; Inferential Statistics.
Howland, L., Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Bova, C., Klar, R., Harper, D., Schilling, L.The Research Advisory Committee (RAC): An Effective Forum for Developing A Research Dynamic Environment. Journal of Professional Nursing. In press
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. & Trudeau, A. (2007). Holiday strategies for staying healthy: Young child with type 1 diabetes. Worcester Medicine, Nov/Dec., 18.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Bova, C., Deatrick, J., Knafl, K. & Grey, M. (2007). Barriers and strategies for recruiting study participants in clinical settings. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 29, 486-500.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. Rosenberg, R. & Bayard, M. (2006). Fathers' reflections on parenting young children with type 1 diabetes. MCN, 31,12-19..
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Bova, C. & Harper, D. (2005). Developing and refining interventions in persons with health disparities: The use of qualitative description. Nursing Outlook, 53, 127-133..
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Knafl, K., Tamborlane, W. & Grey, M, (2004). Parents’ reflections on managing their childrens’ diabetes with the insulin pump. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 4th qrtr, 316-323.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S, Deatrick, J., Grupusso, P., Tamborlane, W., & Grey, M. (May/June 2004): Diabetes Educator). HOMEWARD: Helping Other Mothers To Effectively Work At Raising Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Knafl, K., Sadler, L., & Gilliss, C. (Jan/Feb 2004). Great Expectations: A Position Description for Parents as Caregivers, Part 2. Pediatric Nursing.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Knafl, K., Tamborlane, W., Grey, M. (In Press: Journal of Nursing Scholarship). Parents reflections on use of the insulin pump with their young children.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Knafl, K., Sadler, L., & Gilliss, C.(2003). Great Expectations: A Position Description for Parents as Caregivers, Part 1. Pediatric Nursing, 29, 457-461
Sullivan-Bolyai, S, Deatrick J, Knafl, K. & Grey, M. (2003). Maternal management behaviors for young children with type 1 diabetes. MCN, 28, 160-166.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Deatrick, J., & Grey, M. (2003).. Constant vigilance: Mothers’ work parenting young children with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 18,21-29.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. & Grey, M. Nursing Research: Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization. LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Huber, J. (Ed) (2002), 5th edition. Chapters: Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs; Data Collection Methods; Inferential Statistics.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Deatrick, J., Grupusso, P., Tamborlane, W, & Grey, M. (2002).Mothers’ experiences raising young children with type 1 diabetes. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 7, 93-103.
Grey, M. & Sullivan-Bolyai, S. (1999). Key issues in chronic illness research: Lessons from the study of children with diabetes.Journal of Pediatric Nursing,14, 351-358
Grey, M., Boland, E.A., Davidson, M., Yu, C., Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Tamborlane, W.V. (1998). Short-term effects of coping skills training as adjunct to intensive therapy in adolescents. Diabetes Care, 21, 902-908.
Grey, M., Boland, E.A., Davidson, M., Yu, C., Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Tamborlane, W.V. (1998). Personal and family factors associated with quality of life in adolescents with diabetes. Diabetes Care, 21, 909-914.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. (1990). All better: Preparing parents to take their medically complex children home. Continuing Care, April.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., The nurse’s role: Discharging children with special needs to foster care. Hochstadt, N. & Yost, D. (Eds.), 1990) Medically Complex Children: Transition to Home Care, 81-97, New York: Gordon & Breach.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. & Wagner-Maxie, M. (1990). Continuity of Care Manual, Purchased through LaRabida Children’s Hospital
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. (1988). Continuity of care for the unexpected minority. Nursing Spectrum,October.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S. (1986). Practical aspects of toilet training the child with a disability. Comprehensive Issues of Pediatric Nursing, (9), 79-96.
Sullivan-Bolyai, S., Swanson, M., & Shurtleff, D. (1984). Toilet training the child with neurogenic impairment of bowel and bladder function. Comprehensive Issues of Pediatric Nursing, (7), 33-43
Society of Pediatric Nurses research grant-Latino family parent mentor intervention-May 06
Meyers Primary Care Institute: Simkid: teaching parents of newly diagnosed young children with type 1 diabetes management with a high fidelity (robotic) patient simulator - October 2006-October 2008
NIH-NINR R15 STEP: Social support to empower parents - June 2004-June 2008
NIH-NRSA F31 Predoctoral grant awarded Nov. 1996 - May 1999, Individual
NIH-NRSA F32 Postdoctoral grant awarded Aug 2000 - Aug 2002 Individual
FNINR 1 year Postdoctoral Eli Lilly Womens’ Studies grant awarded 2001-2002 Individual
Parents’ of young children with type 1 diabetes experiences with insulin pump (small grant awarded: Minimed 2002)