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Cheryl Brohard

Brohard

Cheryl Brohard, PhD, RN, CNS-ONC, AOCN, CHPCA

Associate Professor

  • PhD  University of Utah College of Nursing 2012
  • MSN  Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 1988
  • BSN  Ohio Wesleyan University Riverside School of Nursing 1981

Phone: 832-842-2960

Email: cbrohard@uh.edu

Office Location: Health 2, Room 2074

Office Hours: Monday 10-12 p.m.

Clinical Interest:

Oncology, hospice, palliative care, and people that are seriously ill.

Professional Expertise:

Administration and management, Intervention Research

Research Interest:

Advance care planning, end-of-life, symptom management with oncology patients, life review, autobiographical memory, caregivers and people living with dementia

Professional Accolades:

11/2/2020 – 11/30/2022 - C. Brohard (PI) Mitigation Activities for Recovery of Student Learning Experiences In Nursing with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $90,000 award.

7/1/2020-6/30/2023 – C. Brohard (Co-Investigator) Caregiver-Provided Life Review for Persons with Dementia in Care Facilities to Alzheimer’s Association, $150,000 award.

11/7/19-10/31/20 – C. Brohard (PI) Statistical Analyses and Dissemination for Findings of Two Palliative Care Research Studies with the University of Houston Provost 50 in 5 Award, $5000 award

05/01/19 – 4/30/24 – C. Brohard (PI) Self-Report Palliative Care Competencies survey study designed with Texas Nurses Association End-of-Life Task Force, funded by Phi Chi Chapter #500 of Sigma Theta Tau International, $500 award.

05/15/19 – 05/01/20 – C. Brohard (IPE Team Member) National Training Program for Educators in Developing Interprofessional Education for Supportive Care in Oncology sponsored by InterProfessional Education eXchange (iPEX) funded by National Cancer Institute, project # 5R25CA203637

08/18 – 08/24 – University of Houston Faculty Senate, Member of Research & Scholarship Committee

1/1/18 – 5/23/20 – Texas Nurses Association End of Life Policy Task Force (state committee), Member

2022 – 2024 – Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Chi Chapter #500, Past-President

2020 – 2021 – Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Chi Chapter #500, President

2019 – 2020 – Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Chi Chapter #500, President-Elect

2018 – present – International Center for Life Story Innovations and Practice (formerly the International Institute of Reminiscence and Life Review), Advisory Board

10/16 – 3/17– Quality Enhancement Program working group submitted proposal to Provost for “the next big thing.”  This proposal was combined with two others and eventually became “Community and Co-Curricular Engagement” QEP was selected in March 2017.

2018 Recipient – Salute to Nurses, Top 15 Outstanding Nurses in Houston, Houston Chronicle

2016 Recipient – Recognition for 30 years continuous certification, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

2012 Recipient – Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Awards, Bronze Medalist, Nursing Education

Publications:

Cox, S., Benoit, J., Brohard, C., & McIntyre, T. (Under review, July 2021). Evaluation of Sleep Quality among Nursing Faculty: Application of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index.

Brohard, C., Moreland, E., Shammas, S., & Tonsul, R. (Project December 2021). From Development to Implementation: The Effectiveness of a High Fidelity Simulation for Advance Care Planning for Undergraduate Nursing Students. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Accepted for publication.

Brohard, C. (2020). Barriers to Hospice and Palliative Care Research. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 24(3), 227-230.  Doi: 10.1188/20.CJON.2227-230

Miyawaki, C., Brohard, C., Rubin, A., Chen, N. & Willoughby, S. (2020). Can Family Caregivers Provide Life Review to Reduce Depression in Older Adults with Dementia? Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 46(2), 41-48. DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20200108-04

Brohard, C. (2020). Maximizing Outpatient Chemotherapy Reimbursement.  In Mary Gullatte (Ed.), Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic Therapy: A Chemotherapy Handbook, 4th ed. Sudbury, Massachusetts:  Oncology Nursing Society and Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Grochowsky, K. L. and Hagenbaugh, R. A. (2019). Elsevier Home Health Care Suite. (C. Brohard, Contributor). Elsevier. https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/home-health-care

Brohard, C. (2017). Initial efficacy testing of an autobiographical memory intervention on advance care planning for people with terminal cancer.  Oncology Nursing Forum, (44)6, 751-763. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1188/17.onf.751-763

Brohard, C. (2017). Initial efficacy testing of an autobiographical memory intervention on advance care planning for people with terminal cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum.  Accepted for publication.

Brohard, C. and Anderson, C. (2015). In Berry, P., Martinez, H. and Sutermaster, D. J. (Eds.), Study Guide for the Hospice and Palliative Registered Nurse, 4th ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.

Brohard, C. and Anderson, C. (2015). An overview of hospice and palliative care.  In Martinez, H. and Berry, P. (Eds.), Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Nurse Registered Nurse, 4th ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.

Brohard, C. (2014). Maximizing Outpatient Chemotherapy Reimbursement.  In Mary Gullatte (Ed.), Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic Therapy: A Chemotherapy Handbook, 3rd ed. Sudbury, Massachusetts:  Oncology Nursing Society and Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Brohard, C. (2013). Grief. In Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, & Barbara Holmes Gobel (Eds.), Cancer Symptom Management, 4th ed. Burlington, Massachusetts:  Oncology Nursing Society and Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Presentations:

Geoca, C., Varghese, S., & Brohard, C. (2021). Prevention of Cesarean Delivery Surgical Site Infections: The Science of Dressings. Poster presentation at the 46th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International at the Honor the Past, Remember the Present, Create the Future conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Brohard, C. (2021). Introduction to the Program of Research. Making Connections: The Initial Conference of the International Center of Life Story Innovations and Practice, Virtual presentation.

Brohard, C., Gilliland, I., Freier, P., Martin, E., & Perez, E. (2020). Self-Reported Palliative Care Competencies: A Study of Licensed Nurses in the State of Texas. Poster presentation cancelled due to COVID-19 for American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Inaugural State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care conference, San Diego, CA.

Brohard, C., Yancura, L., & Chrisman, T. (2020). Inter-professional Use of Storytelling to Improve Quality of Life. Podium presentation cancelled due to COVID-19 for the Narrative Matters 2020 conference, Atlanta, GA.

Brohard, C., & Moreland, E. (2019).  Utilization of High Fidelity Simulation to Teach Advance Care Planning to Undergraduate Nursing Students. Poster presentation at 2019 Spring Forum University of Houston College of Nursing, Sugar Land, TX.

Brohard, C., Moreland, E., & Schrader, P. (2019). Evaluation of High Fidelity Simulation in a Home Setting to Prepare Undergraduate Nursing Students in Managing Uncontrolled Symptoms Related to Advanced Lung Cancer. Poster presented at Multinational Association of Support Care in Cancer/ International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) 2019 Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer, San Francisco, CA.

Dach, H., Simon, W., Sierra, S., Brohard, C., & McWilliams, L. (2019).  Music therapy: It’s effects on patient anxiety intraoperatively.  Poster presentation at the University of Houston, Honors College Museum Wall, Houston, TX.

Brohard, C. (2018). Spring Nursing Forum 2018 Training Nursing Students to Manage Symptom Crisis Using Simulation. Podium presentation at University of Houston and Phi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Sugar Land, TX.

Brohard, C. (2018).  Conversations with the Leader about Early Career Journey Leading to Palliative Care Research.  Podium presentation at the University of Houston and Phi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Sugar Land, TX.

Brohard, C., & Moreland, E. (2018).  Utilization of High Fidelity Simulation to Teach Advance Care Planning to Undergraduate Nursing Students.  Poster presentation at 2018 Annual Assembly of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Boston, MA.

Brohard, C., & deVries, B. (2018). Reminiscence and Life Review with People with Hospice and/or near the End of Life.  Podium workshop at the International Institute of Reminiscence and Life Review Biennial Conference, Boston. MA

Brohard, C. & Moreland, E. (2018). The Effect of a Series of High Fidelity Simulations on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Palliative Care Competencies and Attitudes toward Death and Dying. Poster session presented at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Brohard, C. (2017). Effectiveness of High Fidelity Simulation on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ End-Of-Life Competency. Poster session presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 42nd Annual Congress Connections:  Elevate your Passion Advance Our Profession, Denver, CO. 

Moreland, E. & Brohard, C. (2017). Joining Forces with Simulation – The Use of Simulated Experiences to Incorporate Veteran Care Competencies into an accelerated undergraduate nursing program. Poster session presented at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning: Simulation 2.0 Designing the Future, Washington, D.C.

Brohard, C. (2017). Incorporating End-Of-Life Competencies into Simulation. Poster session presented at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning: Simulation 2.0 Designing the Future, Washington, D.C.

Brohard, C. (2017). Using Memories to Facilitate Advance Care Planning with People with Terminal Cancer. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cancer Nursing: Merging Research and Practice Across the Globe, Anaheim, CA.

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Dr. Brohard (4th row) at the InterProfessional Education eXchange (iPEX) training in Chicago, IL, November, 2019

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Dr. Brohard (top row, 2nd position) taken over Zoom meeting of the University of Houston College of Nursing Graduate Committee on March 23, 2020