Faculty and Staff
Sue Penckofer, PhD, RN, FAAN
|PhD in Nursing||University of Illinois||1993|
|MS in Nursing||University of Illinois||1982|
|BSN||University of Illinois||1979|
Courses Taught, 2015-2016
GNUR 512 (Quantitative Methods and Design for Nursing Research)
GNUR 511 (Measurement for Nursing Research)
GNUR 532 (Research Grantsmanship)
GNUR 530 (Research Internships)
GNUR 510 (Practicum in Teaching Methods for Nursing)
Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications
Research area of interest is in women’s health, specifically diabetes and depression with a focus on innovative strategies for treatment of these disorders which include cognitive therapy and dietary supplements. Currently funded from the National Institute of Nursing Research to examine the impact of vitamin D supplementation for women with type 2 diabetes and co-morbid depression (R01NR1306). Previously funded for training to develop expertise in clinical trials research and depression assessment and treatment (K23NR009240).
Byrn, M. & Penckofer, S. (2015).Gestational diabetes, depression, and the impact on maternal and infant health outcomes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44 (2): 246-255.
Brandy, J., Penckofer, S., Solari-Twadell, A.,Velsor-Freidrich, B. (2015). Factors predictive of depression in first year-year college students. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing Mental Health Services, 53(2): 38-44.
Savoy S. & Penckofer S. (2015). Depressive symptoms impact health-promoting lifestyle behaviors, cardiac and quality of life in healthy women. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 30(4): 360-372.
Meehan, M. & Penckofer, S. (2014). The role of vitamin D in the aging adult. Journal of Aging and Gerontology, 2: 60-71.
Penckofer, S., Doyle, T., Byrn, M., Lustman, P. (2014). State of the science: Depression and type 2 diabetes. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(9): 1158-1182.
Castro, J. & Penckofer, S. (2014). The role of vitamin D in the health of Hispanic adults with diabetes. Hispanic Health Care International, 12(2): 90-98.
Byrn, M. & Penckofer, S. (2013). Antenatal depression and gestational diabetes: A review of maternal and fetal outcomes. Nursing for Women’s Health, 17 (1), 22-33.
Penckofer, S., Ferrans, C., Byrn, M. Mumby, P., Ferrans, C., Harrison, P., Durazo-Arvizu, R., & Lustman, P. (2012). The Impact of a Psychoeducational Program for Depressed Women with Type 2 Diabetes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44 (2): 192-206.
Penckofer, S. (2012). Lost in translation: will the ‘personal’ become ‘impersonal’ when conducting research in the age of technology? Clinical Investigation, 2(6): 1-3.
Penckofer, S., Quinn, L., Byrn L., Ferrans, C., Miller, Strange, P. (2012). Glycemic Variability Impacts Mood and Quality of Life in Women with Diabetes. Diabetes, Technology, & Therapeutics, 14: 1-8.
Martyn-Nemeth, P. & Penckofer, S. (2012). Psychological Vulnerability among Overweight and Obese Adolescents. Journal of School Nursing, 28: 291-301.
Penckofer, S., Byrn, M., Mumby, P., Ferrans, C. (2011). Improving Subject Recruitment,Retention, and Participation in Research Through Peplau’s Theory of Interpersonal Relations. Nursing Science Quarterly, 24, 146-151.
Penckofer, S. & Emanuele, M. (2010). Questions and Answers to Vitamin D. Diabetes Self Management, 53-54.
Penckofer, S., Kouba, J., Byrn, M., Ferrans, C. (2010) Vitamin D and depression: Where is all the sunshine? Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31, 385-393.
Fritschi, S., Quinn, L., Penckofer, S., Surdyk, P. (2010) Continuous glucose monitoring: The experience of women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educator, 36, 250-257.
Martyn-Nemeth, P., Penckofer, S., Gulanick, M., Velsor-Friedrich, B., & Bryant, F. B. (2009).The relationships among self-esteem, stress, coping, eating behavior and depressive mood in adolescents. Research in Nursing and Health, 32, 96-109.
Lustman, P., Penckofer, S., Clouse, R. (2008). Recent advances in understanding depression in adults with diabetes. Current Psychiatry Reports. 7, 114-122.
Penckofer, S., Kouba, J., Wallis, D., Emanuele, M. (2008). Vitamin D and Diabetes: Let the Sunshine In. Diabetes Educator, 34, 939-954.
Wallis, D., Penckofer, S., Sizemore, G. (2008) Contemporary Issues in Cardiovascular Medicine: The Sunshine Deficit and Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation, 118, 1476-1485.
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Member and Grant Reviewer, University of Chicago Diabetes Center for Translational Research
- Grant Reviewer, National Institute for Nursing Research (Special Emphasis Panels and Ad Hoc)
- Editorial Board Reviewer for numerous nursing and other healthcare professional journals