Faculty Sketch

Jana Lauderdale, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor of Nursing


Current Research 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."  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-Investigator.$20,000.00 Seed Grant.


"Native Navigation Across the Cancer Continuum in Comanche Nation," (R15 NR 012195) Recovery Act Limited Competition: Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15), RFA-OD-09-007. 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. $363,563.00



USET-Vanderbilt Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) VI. National Institute of Health. Grant # NOT-GM-09-010. Diabetes Project. Role: Cultural Consultant.  $1.2m



"Talking Circle for breast health". Funded by the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, OK. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.  $2,500 Seed Grant.



“American Indian Nursing Student Success Program.” Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians. Indian Health Service (IHS), PHS, DHHS, funding agency. Role: Project Director. $1.2 m

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.)


Professional Organizations

2009-11 President, Transcultural Nursing Society. Term: 2009-2011.

2008 Transcultural Nursing Society Cultural Competency Standards Task Force in association with the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

2007-present Calling the Circle" Advisory council member. National Advisory Council for the Kellogg Foundation funded health disparities project of the American Academy of Nursing

2005-present Consortium member for the United and Southeastern Tribes (USET): Maternal and Child Health Project, Division of the Indian Health Service, Nashville, TN.

2004-present Tennessee Nurses' Association

1995-present Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Chapter

1986-present Transcultural Nursing Society

1980-present National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses' Association


Experience as a Pre-, Post, K Award (or like) Mentor

2010-present DNP Committee Chair, 4 students

2009 PhD Committee member

  DNP Committee member, 3 students completed Scholarly Projects

2005-present NCEMNA-National Coalition of Ethnic and Minority Nursing Association, Nurse Scientist Mentoring Program.