Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing
Post-Master's Certificate, Adult Nurse Practitioner, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing
MSN, Nursing Administration, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing
BSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing
In addition to her faculty position, Kelly A. Bosak, Ph.D., APRN, BC, is a certified adult nurse practitioner with a focus in preventive cardiology. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, America Heart Association, and Midwest Nursing Research Society.
Bosak's career goals aim to support exercise and other cardiovascular risk reduction interventions using persuasive, motivational intervention strategies, specifically those grounded in Social Cognitive Theory and behavioral modification principles. Of additional interest are interventions tailored to Internet-accessible mobile devices. The ultimate goal of this research is translation of evidence-based interventions into clinical practice.
Bosak received a Ph.D. in Nursing (2007) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., where her research was partially funded by a grant from the American Heart Association. Selected for a graduate student award at the Midwest Nursing Research Society conference, her dissertation used clinical trial methods to develop a physical activity intervention specifically targeted to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in adults with the metabolic syndrome.
Manuscripts Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Midwest Nursing Research Society, Dearborn, MI, April 2012:
Bosak, K. A Real-Time Automated Stimulus-Response Intervention for Physical Activity
Hiatt, A., & Bosak, K. The Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale and Physical Activity in Midlife Women
Morgan, L., & Bosak, K. The Lifetime Total Physical Activity Questionnaire in Midlife Women
Student Research Forum, University of Kansas
Powell, L., & Bosak, K. (2012). Midlife Women's Perceptions of a Real-time Automated Stimulus for Physical Activity.
K12 BIRCWH Program Symposium. Washington, DC
Bosak, K. (2011). A Real-Time Automated Stimulus-Response Intervention for Physical Activity: Preliminary Results.