PhD in Nursing Science Program

2014 - 2015 Cohort

Nasreen Bahreman

Research Interests: Adolescent self-management in Type 1 Diabetes; depression and diabetes

nasreen bahreman

Nasreen Bahreman is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University where she earned her BSN in 1992 and MSN in 2011. During her time at Hopkins, she gained experience in various pediatric clinical settings and worked as a certified Forensic Nurse Examiner at one of the largest forensic programs in Maryland. She began working as a research coordinator in 2009 for a faculty mentor while in the graduate program which sparked her interest in pursuing a research focused doctoral degree. Upon graduating from the MSN program, she was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Nu Beta Chapter award. She is currently a faculty member at Towson University. Her current research interests include adolescent self-management in Type 1 Diabetes and depression. She is the recipient of the Academic Nurse Educator Certification Award. 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sheila Mulvaney


Whitney Kvistad

Research Interests: Palliative care; family-sibling experiences of care for children with major illnesses or disabilities; family-sibling bereavement

whitney kvistad

Whitney Kvistad graduated in 2013 with an MSN from the University of Minnesota. Her personal and volunteer experience in pediatric oncology inspired her current interest in oncology family cancer-related experiences, psychosocial adjustment, and bereavement in pediatric palliative care. Her research interests include family-sibling experiences of care for children with major illness or disability, including bereavement. Her dissertation will explore caregiver perceptions of the young (ages 3-7 years) healthy child’s experiences and responses to sibling cancer. She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Jo Gilmer