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Lisa Marie Wands, PhD, RN

Research Associate in Nursing


VA Quality Scholar


Current Research Interests

  • Post-deployment veteran health
  • Health through transitions
  • Caring science; patient-centeredness

Representative Publications

Wands, L.M. (2013, in press). Moving beyond structures for research to proposal development: Catastrophic cultural immersion. In M. J. Smith and P. R. Liehr (Eds.), Middle range theory for nursing (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.


Liehr, P., Nishimura, C., Ito, M., Wands, L.M., & Takahashi, R. (2011). A lifelong journey of moving beyond wartime trauma for survivors from Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(3), 215-229.


Wands, L.M. (2011). Caring for veterans returning home from Middle Eastern wars. Nursing Science Quarterly, 24(2), 180-186.

Professional Organizations

  • Academy for Healthcare Improvement
  • Academy Health
  • American Nurses Association
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Southern Nursing Research Society