Kelly A Bosak, PhD, APRN, BC

Associate Professor
PhD, 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, PhD, 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Kelly Bosak received a PhD 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

  • Bosak, K. (2012).  Managing metabolic syndrome: focus on physical activity. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(3), 206-211.
  • Bosak, K., Pozehl, B., & Yates. (2012). Challenges of applying a comprehensive model of intervention fidelity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34(4), 504-519.    
  • Bosak, K. (2011). Abstract: Effects of a real-time automated stimulus to promote physical activity adherence. Journal of Women's Health, 20(10), 1389.  ISSN: 1540-9996.
  • Bosak, K., Yates, B., & Pozehl, B. (2010). Effects of an internet physical activity intervention in adults with metabolic syndrome. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32(1), 5-22.
  • Bosak, K., Yates, B. C., & Pozehl, B.  (2009). Feasibility of an internet physical activity intervention. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(5), 648-661.
  • Bosak, K. (2008). Abstract: A physical activity internet intervention to reduce coronary heart disease risk in the metabolic syndrome population. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(1), 145.

Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Snyder, R., Tedeschi, C., Kunin, J., Rothschild, J. M., Fields, W., Meza, J.,Bosak, K, & Bates, D. W. (2007). A system-focused methodology for medication safety research and quality improvement.  Quality & Safety in Health Care (In press).

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication 

  • Bosak, K., & Trees, K. (2012).  Considerations for managing metabolic syndrome in women. The Nurse Practitioner. (In press).

 Peer-Reviewed Presentations

  • 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. 

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Last modified: May 02, 2014


Kelly A Bosak, PhD, APRN, BC
Associate Professor

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