Jana Lauderdale PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

Phone: 615-545-9299
E-mail: jana.lauderdale@vanderbilt.edu

Expertise Areas:

Seminal contributions to nursing science include qualitative research studying health disparities and the impact of culture on health behaviors in American Indian populations. I have led community-based participatory research initiatives with academic and community teams to develop culturally competent research in Indian country. My research includes community expertise and indigenous knowledge to identify American Indian (AI) tribal and community strengths in order to build trust, respect, and add transparency to the process of culturally congruent indigenous research practices. Past research includes barriers and successes to tobacco cessation among select Plains Indian tribes; breast health in Comanche women, barriers to HPV vaccination by American Indian youth and caregivers in Comanche Nation (Oklahoma) and the Porch Creek Band of Indians (Alabama), and the significance of culturally tailored research approaches. My research findings are improving outcomes and strengthening evidence-based practice for the benefit of AI communities. Dissemination of findings has occurred via state, national and international presentations, in cooperation with key tribal research partners.

Languages spoken, read/write*:

English and basic Comanche

Select Publications:

  • Lauderdale, J., Fogel, S., Schorn, M. Dietrich, M. (Nov/Dec 2020). Perceptions of Sexual and Gender Minority Content in Graduate Nursing Curricula. Journal of Nursing Education 41(6):334-339.
  • Lauderdale, J. (2018). Case Study: Caring for Urban, American Indian, Gay, or Lesbian Youth at Risk for Suicide. Douglas, M., Pacquiao, D., and Purnell, L. (Editors). Springer International Publishing. In Global Applications of Culturally Competent Health Care: Guidelines for Practice. Chapter 5, p. 53-57.
  • Ziegler, C. & Lauderdale, J. (Winter 2016). Nandi Traditional Healers: Sentinels in an Underserved Environment. Journal of Cultural Diversity. 23(4):144-150.
    4. Eschiti, V., Lauderdale, J., Burhansstipanov, L., Sanford, S., Weryackwe, L., & Flores, Y. (2014). Developing cancer-related educational content and goals tailored to the Comanche Nation. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 18(2), E26-31. doi: 10.1188/14.CJON.E26-E31
  • Marilyn K. Douglas, DSc, RN, FAAN1, Marlene Rosenkoetter, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN2, Dula Pacquiao, EdD, RN, CTN3, Lynn Clark Callister, PhD, RN, FAAN4, Marianne Hattar-Pollara, DSc, RN, FAAN5, Jana Lauderdale, PhD, RN, FAAN6, Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, FAAN7, Deena Nardi, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN8, and Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN9. (2014). Guidelines for Implementing Culturally Competent Nursing Care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1-13.
    DOI: 10.1177/1043659614520998 Full text available on-line, http://tcn.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/14/1043659614520998.extract
  • 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. doi: 10.1177/1043659609360847

Present/Future Directions 

To continue to develop culturally congruent research initiatives in Indian country focusing on HPV vaccination and breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Updated 01/2021