Credentials, degrees schools attended:
PhD, University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA, Nursing and Health Policy,2007 M.S., University of Southern Maine - School of Nursing, Portland, Maine: Community Health and Administration,1990
BSN, Boston College - School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts,1977
Principal Investigator for the Maine Savvy Caregiver Project funded by the Administration on Aging October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2011.
Principal Investigator for the Work Environment and Job Related Stress Among Home Health Care Nurses funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) 12/2005 - 9/2007
Project Director for the Home Health Care Nurse Job Retention Study funded by the AHRQ
Community Health, Home Healthcare, Gerontology, Healthy Aging, Caregiving, Hospice, Health Policy
Samia, L.W. & Ellenbecker, C.H. (2009). Strategies to recruit difficult to reach home healthcare nurses for research. A publication in review for Journal of Applied Nursing, Clinical Methods section. Submitted September 11, 2009.
Ellenbecker, C.H., Byleckie, J. & Samia, L. (2008). Further psychometric testing of the home healthcare nurse job satisfaction scale. Research in Nursing & Health, 31(2), 152-64.
Ellenbecker, C.H., Porell, F., Samia, L.W. & Byleckie, J.J. & Milburn, M. (2008). Predictors of home healthcare nurse retention. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40, 151-160.
Ellenbecker, C.H., Samia, L.W., Cushman, & M.J., Alster, K. (2008). Patient Safety and quality in home care. In R.G. Hughes (Ed). Advances in patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses: Vol.1. Washington, DC: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.