Carol E Smith, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
MS, Wayne State University
BSN, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa


  • KU faculty since 1984
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta & Lamba Chapters
  • Peer reviewer for Nursing Research, Western Journal Nursing Research,  Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Patient Education/Counseling, Journal of Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition (JPEN) and Gastrointestinal Research in Medicine 

Academic Program Affiliations

  • RN-BSN
  • MS
  • PhD
  • DNP

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 856/IPHI 856: Health Informatics Practicum
  • NRSG 898 Research Project in Nursing
  • NRSG 990 Doctoral Research
  • NRSG 959 Research Experience

Selected Publications 

  • Smith, C.E., Piamjariyakul, U., Wick, J., Spertus, J.A., Russell, C., Dalton, K.M., Elychar, M.A., Vacek, J., Reeder, K., Nazir, N., & Ellerbeck, E. (2014). Multidisciplinary Group Clinic Appointments: The Home-Management and Care of Heart Failure Trial. Circulation-HF. PMID: 25236883
  • Smith, C.E., Piamjariyakul, U., Yadrich, D., Ross, V.M., Gajewski, B., Williams, A.R. (2010). Part III: Complex Home Care: Economic Impact on Family Caregiver Quality of Life and Patient's Clinical Outcomes. Nursing Economic$. 28(6), 393-399, 414. PMID: 21291060
  • Smith, C.E., Kim, H., & Piamjariyakul, U. (2015).  Invited editorial: Clinical observation and research data: A basis for healthcare policies from local to international levels. Heart & Lung. 23:43-45.
  • Smith, C.E., Spaulding, R, Werkowitch, M, Yadrich, D, Piamjarikul, U, Hooper, Moore, TD, Gilroy, R. (2015). mHealth Clinic Appointments via PC tablet: Implementation, Challenges and Solutions. Journal of Mobile Health Techonology Medicine. 4(2):21-32.
  • C.E. Smith's Model of Caregiving Effectiveness replicated, reviewed and cited in Smith, M. J. & Liehr, P. R. eds. Middle Range Theory for Nursing. 3rd ed. Springer Publ Company; 2014. & in M. McEwan & E.Wills, eds., Theoretical Basis for Nursing, (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Selected Presentations

  • Carol E. Smith, PhD, RN; Ryan Spaulding, PhD, Ubolrat Piamjariyakul, PhD, RN, Sharon Fitzgerald, MPH, Donna Yadrich, MPA, CCRP & Chanawee Prinyarux, BS MS. Configuring mHealth Devices for Secure Patient Home Care and Research at the International mHealth Scientific Conf, Wash. DC. 2013,  (Selected for featured interview).
  • Carol Smith PhD, RN; Family Outcomes & Costs of iPad Mobile Distance Care of HPN Care at the National Annual Multidisciplinary Scientific Congress, ASPEN, on February 7, 2013.
  • Carol Smith PhD, RN; Maintaining rigor of clinical trials, testing of evidence based interventions for Heart Failure, AHA scientific sessions. 11/2/2012.
  • Carol Smith PhD, RN; Mayo Clinic International Caring Society." Virtual Nurse Caring: Measurement of Being Cared for via Internet Based Nursing Website, June 2-5, Rochester, Mn. 2009.
  • Carol Smith PhD, RN; Science Panel on Technology to Support Family Caregiving for Congressional Committee on 21st Century HealthCare; Healthcare Caucus lead by Congressional Representatives Earl Pomeroy and Patrick Kennedy, Chair on Capital Hill, US Congress Office Building, 2008.

Selected Grants

  • 2012-16, $1.7 million, National Institutes of Health, Mobile Technologies Assisting Patients in Healthy Living Activities, Major Goals: Use mobile technologies to connect to internet evidence based information, professionals and peers for support of healthy living activities of short walk, nap, and low sodium diet managing complex home care, Smith (PI) 
  • 2006-13, $3.3 million, National Institutes of Health, Patient Self-Management & Care of Heart Failure (SMAC-HF), Test the magnitude of effects of group clinic appointments on the primary composite endpoint of HF rehospitalization or death and secondary endpoints of functional health status, quality of life and use of and costs of their health care services, Smith PI
  • 2008-13, $314,800, NIH-Supplement Award, HF Group Clinic Appointments: Rehospitalization Prevention Clinical Trial Major Goals: To examine the efficacy of nurse practitioner led group clinic appointments for preventing in patients with Heart Failure
  • 2005-11, $2.5 million, National Institutes of Health- NINR, Technological Home Care, Specific aims of this study are to test the effects of a nursing interventions delivered by in-home land line Picture Phones, Personal Computers and firewall protected Web sites. Interventions were on family caregiving procedures to improve HPN patients' infection, depression, quality of life and reduce their health care services costs.
  • 2012-15, $25,000, KUMC Research Institute Inc., HF Illness Burden Trajectories/Ethno-Cultural Needs of African Americans with Heart Failure, Major Goals:  The major goal is to collect data on preferences home care management and end of life care of elders with heart failure.

Awards & Honors

  • 2007, Invited panel for State of Science in Caregiving by AARP & Hartford Foundations
  • 2008, Invited member of Capitol Hill panel, Technology to Support Family Caregiving presented to the 21st Century Healthcare Congressional Caucus, Patrick Kennedy Chair
  • 2009, Featured researcher the European International Journal of Innovation in Research
  • 2010, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2010, Awarded the Finnish Honorary Doctorate, Turkish University
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Carol E Smith, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

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