About

RasheetaChandler, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN is an Assistant Professor at Emory University’s NellHodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Chandler has a VisitingProfessorship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Center forAIDS Prevention Science. Her research interests include HIV prevention inminority populations and comprehensive sex health promotion, supported byfunding from the National Institute on Nursing Research. Through a series ofpioneering studies, Dr. Chandler has addressed the sexual health interventionsfor a significant population—young Black women. Dr. Chandler’s steady andpersistent science has generated new knowledge and clinically relevantstrategies for improving health education with this group by incorporatingsocial media and digital technologies into the health education process. Dr.Chandler has been invited to present her work to numerous national andinternational audiences for notable organizations such as the Association ofNurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), Sigma Theta Tau International, the American PublicHealth Association (APHA), and the State of Science Congress on NursingResearch. She has been recognized for her contributions to minority health andnursing as a 40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health Care Award at theCongressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, and also received the. Dr.Chandler is also recognized as an expert clinician by being inducted as aFellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).

Rasheeta Chandler-Coley earned her PhD and master's degree in Nursing at the University of South Florida, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Florida A&M University.

Areas of Expertise

HIV/AIDS

Health Disparities/Health Equity/ and antiracism in health

Women’s Health

Technology & Innovation in Underrepresented/Underservedcommunities

Social Determinants of Health

Public Health/Public Health Nursing

Child and Adolescent Health

Publications

Chandler, R.,Hernandez, N., Guillaume, D., & Parker, A. (in press). Promoting optimal sexual and reproductive health with Mobile Healthtools for Black Women:  IntertwiningTechnology, Cultural, and Contextual Relevancy. Perspectives of Sexualand Reproductive Health*

Chandler, R., Guillaume, D., Wells, J., Dorsey, J., & Hernandez, N. (in press). Sexualand Reproductive Health Knowledge Gaps Identified by Black Women:  Considerations for the Nurse Educator. Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal*

Chandler, R., Guillaume, D., & Parker, A., Mack, M., Hamilton, J., Dorsey, &Hernandez, N.  (in press). The impact of COVID-19 among Black women:evaluating perspectives and sources of information. Ethnicity and Health.*

Chandler, R.,Guillaume, D., Tesema, N., Paul, S., Ross, H., Hernandez, H. (in press). Social and Environmental Influences onSexual Behaviors of College Black Women: Within Group Diversity Between HBCUvs. PWI Experiences. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.*

Sims, O.T., Wang, K., Chandler, R., Melton, P.A., &Truong, D.N. (in press). A descriptiveanalysis of concurrent alcohol and substance use among patients living withhiv/hcv co-infection. SocialWork in Health Care. * 

Pearson, T., Chandler, R., McCreary, L., McFarlin,B., & Patil, C. (in press). Pre-exposureProphylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV:  Acomparison of African American Women and Healthcare Professionals. Journalof Obstetric, Gynecological & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2020.07.003*

Chandler, R.,Hernandez, N., Paul, S., Ross, H., Hull, S., & Dera, N. (2020). The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)Consciousness of Black College Women and the Perceived Hesitancy of PublicHealth institutions to Curtail HIV in Black Women.  BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health. 201172.https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09248-6  *

 Guillaume, D., Chandler, R., Igbinoba,S. (2020). Barriers to Cervical CancerScreening among Women Living with HIV in Low-and-Middle Income Countries:  A Systematic Review.  Journal of the Association of Nursesin AIDS Care, 31(5), 497-516.  **

 Chandler, R., Hernandez, N., Guillaume, D., Grandoit, S., Branch-Ellis,D., & Lightfoot, M. (2020). ACommunity-engaged approach to Creating a Mobile HIV Prevention Application forBlack Women:  Focus Group Study todetermine Preferences via Prototype Demos. Journal of Internet Research(JMIR) mHealth and uHealth, 8(7), e18437. https://doi.org/10.2196/18437*

 Wells, J., Chandler, R., Dunn, A., & Brewster,G., (in press). The Vaginal Microbiome in U.S. Black Women: ASystematic Review. Journal of Women’s Health, 29(3), 362-375. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2019.7717*

Hernandez, N., Chandler, R., Nava, N., Tamler, I.,Daley, E., Baldwin, J., Buhi, E., O’Rourke, K., Romero-Daza, N., & Grilo,S. (2019). Young adult US-born Latinawomen’s thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about unintended pregnancy. Culture,Health, and Sexuality 22(8), 920-936 https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2019.1642517*

Sims, O.T., Chiu, C., Chandler, R., Melton, P., Wang, K.,Richey, C. & Odlum, M. (2019). Alcoholuse and ethnicity independently predict antiretroviral therapy nonadherenceamong patients living with hiv/hcv coinfection. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 7, 28–35 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-019-00630-8*

Chandler, R., Ross, H.,Paul, S., Shittu, A., Lescano, C., Hernandez, N., & Morrison-Beedy, D.(2019). The HIP LADIES: A Pilot HealthImprovement Project (HIP) for HIV Prevention in Black College Women. Journalof the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(4), 474-487. doi:10.1097/JNC.0000000000000058.*

Media coverage-

2019 - To Halt HIV, Advocates Push  For PrEP Outreach to Black Women

NPR  Article_Chandler, R. Feature

2019 - Advocates push for Black women  to be informed about PrEP

The  Philly Tribune_Chandler, R._Feature

2020 - Making HIV Treatment and  Prevention Relevant to Black Women

Contagion_Chandler,  R. Feature

Teaching

Dr. Chandler has taught classes in the nurse practitioner concentrations, qualitative research, HIV/AIDS, and Population/Public health to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. She is motivated to contribute to the next generation of nurse leaders.

Research

Dr. Chandler's long-term research objective is to alleviate sexual health disparities and inequities among Black women. In addition, she aims to develop, implement, and test intervention studies that will employ innovative modalities intended to promote behavioral change and facilitate optimal sexual/reproductive/maternal health outcomes. Dr. Chandler is an expert in health communication and the implementation of innovative/digital methodology.She is competent in coaching patients and caregivers on topics like SexuallyTransmitted Infections (STIs), reproductive health, and technology integration into care.  

Informed by clinical practice, Dr. Chandler completed a three-year NIH K award (K01NR013435) that aimed to appraise the feasibility of a full HIV Prevention RCT targeting Black female college students and estimate effect size on behavioral theory-based outcomes. Participation in the HIV prevention intervention group was associated with positive changes in the study outcomes of interest. In a recent NIH-funded study (Neilands; sub-awardee-Chandler: R25MH067127), Dr. Chandler led a team in developing nine interactive HIV prevention-focused mobile app wireframes, a digital depiction of app content and functionality. Four wireframes were selected and were shown to focus groups of Black women (N=23) to seek feedback on app content and features. Participants expressed a desire for an integrated HIV prevention and optimal sexual health promotion mobile app. ‘In The Know’ Mobile app development is pending. In addition, Dr. Chandler is  the Co-PI (Dorsey/Chandler/Hernandez) on a telemedicine pilot study, which is testing the feasibility of STI self-testing,STI prevention training, and STI treatment (e-prescribing) remotely by means of telecommunications technology, being implemented at a non-profit community clinic (Health and Human Services-HHS; Healthy Start supplemental grant).  Dr. Chandler integrates technology into methodological approaches, with a goal of reducing health disparities/inequities and translating research findings into sustainable, relevant, community endorsed lifestyles.

Awards

Selected Funding:

Johnson andJohnson (Hernandez/Chandler/Parker)

Addressing Maternal Health and Racial Inequity in Georgia: Prevent MaternalMortality using Mobile Technology (PM3) App

Role: Co-PI

10/01/2020-12/31/2022

 

Georgia Tech COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Grant (Parker)    

Maternal Health Telemedicine for Low-income Black Women Amidst COVID-19

Role: Co-PI

04/30/20 (no end date)

Website:  https://sites.gatech.edu/maternalmentalhealthstudy/

MinorityPopulations Prevention Researcher Training (Neilands)

Mobile HIV Prevention App for BlackWomen:  Preferences and Prototype (Chandler)

Role:  Sub-award PI

R25HD045810-14

NIH,NICHD

09/02/2018-04/30/2020

Getting Black College WomenPrEPed:  PrEParing to be sexually savvy (Chandler)

Role:  PI

EmoryUniversity Research Committee

03/01/2016-06/30/2018

Creating Representative AdvertisementsZone [C.R.A.ZE]: HIV/STI Media Messages for Black Women who attend HistoricallyBlack Colleges/Universities (Chandler)

TheDean’s Research Development Award, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Role:  PI

03/01/16-6/30/18

Tailoring a HIV preventionintervention for college-aged black women. (Chandler)

Role:PI (.75)

K01NR013435-01A1

NIH,NINR

05/12/13 – 05/01/16

Honors:

2021Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (CTSA) Team Science Awardof Distinction for Early Research Teams (Co-Awardees: Natalie Hernandez,PhD; Andrea Parker, PhD)

2018 Excellence in Innovation Faculty Award, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), University of California, San Francisco, Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities

2016 March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year

2016 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)

40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health, Congressional Black Caucus Braintrust’s Award Gala

Early Career Reviewer, Center of Scientific Review, NIH

2018 Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), University of California, San Francisco, Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities

2018 Excellence in Innovation Faculty Award, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

2018 Excellence in HIV Prevention Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)

2019 Research in Minority Health Award, Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)

2019 American Academy of Nursing, Fellow (FAAN)

2020 National Black Nurses Association, Researcher of the Year Award for 2020