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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Linda C. Cassata, PhD, RN

Title/s: Assistant Professor
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Office #: BVM, Room 1003, LSC

Phone: 773.508.3258

E-mail: lcassata1@luc.edu

Research Interests

2002 - 2007
“Negotiating African-Adolescent Fatherhood”.  National Institute of  Nursing
 Research, (Co-Investigator) (PI-Constance Dallas). RO1NR007767,
 2Funding period: 003-2007. ($1,751,974.00).
Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CETL) University of Illinois at 
Chicago, Co-Investigator) Funding period: 2006-2007 ($5,000.00) for the 
purpose of developing a cultural website for the College of Nursing.
“Challenges, Barriers and Opportunities: Nursing Care with Adolescent 
University of Illinois at Chicago, Internal Research Support
Program, College of Nursing Dean’s Fund, 
(PI – Cassata). ($ 3,290.00)
“Challenges, Barriers and Opportunities: Nursing Care with Adolescent 
Anne Zimmerman Award: American Nurses Foundation (2003). 
(PI – Cassata) ($4,983.00).
Utility Maximization and Adolescent Pregnancy, Dissertation, University of
Illinois at Chicago, (PI – Cassata) 2000.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Teaching Recognition Award Program recipient (2008). University of Illinois at Chicago.
Faculty award recipient - (2007). The graduating class/ College of Nursing
Convocation Ceremony - 1997-2008 (chosen to present class pins)
Student Council Faculty Advisor - 2005-2008.


Selected peer-reviewed publications (in reverse chronological order): 

Dallas, C., Kavanaugh, K., Dancy, B., Norr, K. & Cassata, L. (2009) Using data from qualitative
      study of adolescent fatherhood to create population-specific operational definitions for
      the kinscripts conceptual framework. SOJNR (9) 1.
Cassata, L. &  Cox, T. (2009).   Evaluation tool for clinical nursing textbooks: Bridging content
      analysis with evidence. JNE. Accepted for publication for March, 2009.
Cassata, L. (2005). Nurses Attitudes and Childbearing Adolescents:  Bridging the Cultural
      Chasm, ABNF Journal, (May-June).
Dallas, C., Norr, K., Dancy, B., Kavanaugh, K., and CassataL. (2005).  An example of a
      successful research proposal (Part 1 of II). Western Journal of Nursing Research,
 (1). 50-72.
Dallas, C., Norr, K.,  Dancy, B.,  Kavanaugh, K., and Cassata, L. (2005) An Example of a
      Successful Research Proposal, Part II. Data Collection Measures,  Western Journal of
      Nursing Research, 27
(2), 210-231.
Keeney, G. and Cassata, L. (2002). Integrating adolescent health into nursing curriculum. 
      Adolescent Health Curriculum for Nursing and Midwifery, World Health Organization.
Bremer, C. & Cassata, L., (1986). Trauma in pregnancy.  Nursing Clinics of North America.


Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

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