faculty profile

Jana Lauderdale   PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Current research interests include health disparities, Native American women's health and minority nursing students' educational issues.


Perceived Barriers to HPV Vaccination by American Indian Youth and Caregivers. Funded by Stephenson Cancer Center, OKC, OK.
The purpose of this pilot project is to determine perceived barriers to HPV vaccination by AI youth and caregivers among AIs in Comanche Nation, Mississippi Band of Choctaw, and Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  By ascertaining barriers to HPV vaccination by Native American populations, interventions can be designed which address such barriers. (Role: Co-PI) 2011

Native Navigation Across the Cancer Continuum in Comanche Nation. Funded by Recovery Act Limited Competition: Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15), RFA-OD-09-007 (R15 NR 012195).
The goal of this project is to test Goal Attainment Scaling to assist the Comanche Nation in refining, expanding and adapting various navigator models currently used in other Native American communities to address the community's and patients' needs across the continuum of cancer care. (Role: Qualitative data analyst/Cultural Consultant) 2010

USET-Vanderbilt Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) VI. Funded by National Institute of Health. Grant # NOT-GM-09-010. Diabetes Project. (Role: Cultural Consultant) 2009

Talking Circle for breast health. Funded by the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, OK. (Role: Co-PI) 2007

American Indian Nursing Student Success Program. Funded by Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians. Indian Health Service (IHS), PHS, DHHS, funding agency. (Role: Project Director) 1998

Representative Publications


Lauderdale, J. (2012) Transcultural Perspectives in Childbearing.  Chapter 5. In Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care 6th edition.  p.91-122. Andrews, M. & Boyle, J.,  Editors. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Marilyn K. Douglas, DNSc, RN, FAAN1, Joan Uhl Pierce, PhD, RN, FAAN2,Marlene Rosenkoetter, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN3, Dula Pacquiao, EdD, RN, CTN4,Lynn Clark Callister, PhD, RN, FAAN5, Marianne Hattar-Pollara, DNSc, RN, FAAN6, Jana Lauderdale, PhD, RN7, Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, FAAN8,Deena Nardi, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN9, and Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN10.  (2011) Standards of practice for culturally competent nursing care: 2011 update. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(4), pp. 317-333.

Haozous, E., Eschiti, V., Lauderdale, J., Hill, C., Amos, C. (2010). Use of the Talking Circle for Comanche Women's Breast Health Education. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 21 (4) 377-385.

Douglas, M., Uhl Pierce, J., Rosenkoetter, M., Callister, L., Hattar-Pollara, M., Lauderdale, J., Miller, J., Milstead, J., Nardi, D., & Pacquiao, D. (2009). Standards of practice for culturally competent nursing care: A request for comments. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 20 (3), 257-269.

Lauderdale, J. (2008). Transcultural perspectives in childbearing. In M. Andrews & J. Boyle, (Eds.), Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (5th ed.). (pp. 85-115.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Lauderdale, J. (2006). Embracing diversity. Vanderbilt Nurse. p. 20-21.

Struthers, R., Lauderdale, J., Nichols, L., Tom-Orme, L., & Strickland, J. (2005). Respecting tribal traditions in research and publications: Voices of five Native American nurse scholars. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 16 (3), 193-201.

Lauderdale, J. (2003). Childbearing and transcultural nursing care issues. In J. Boyle & M. Andrews (Eds.), Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (4th Ed.) (pp. 95-131.)


  • DNP Committee Chair, 4 students, 2010-present
  • PhD Committee member, 2009
  • DNP Committee member, 3 students completed Scholarly Projects, 2009
  • NCEMNA-National Coalition of Ethnic and Minority Nursing Association, Nurse Scientist Mentoring Program, 2005-Present

Professional Organizations

  • Transcultural Nursing Society. Term: 2009-2011. 2009-11 President,
  • Transcultural Nursing Society Cultural Competency Standards Task Force in association with the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). 2008
  • Calling the Circle Advisory council member. National Advisory Council for the Kellogg Foundation funded health disparities project of the American Academy of Nursing, 2007-Present
  • Consortium member for the United and Southeastern Tribes (USET): Maternal and Child Health Project, Division of the Indian Health Service, Nashville, TN., 2005-Present
  • Tennessee Nurses' Association, 2004-Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Chapter, 1995-Present
  • Transcultural Nursing Society, 1986-Present
  • National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses' Association, 1980-Present