Susan Weber Buchholz

Internal Advisory Committee

Associate Dean for Research
Director-PhD Program



PhD, Wayne State University
MSN, Indiana University
BSN, Capital University
ADN, Illinois Central College

Interest Areas:
Physical Activity Research
Health Behavior Research
Literature Reviews
Nurse Practitioner Education
Adult Primary Care

Collins, E. S., Buchholz, S. W., Cranford, J., & McCrory. (accepted for publication). A Church-based Culturally Sensitive Physical Activity Intervention in African American Women. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
Dickins, K. A., Buchholz, S. W., Ingram, D., Braun, L. T., Hamilton, R. J., Earle, M., & Karnik, N. S. (2020). Supporting Primary Care Access and Use among Homeless Persons. Social Work in Public Health, 35(6): 335-357. Doi: 10.1080/19371918.2020.18095389.

Buchholz, S. W., Wilbur, J., Halloway, S., Schoeny, M., Johnson, T., Vispute, S., & Kitsiou, S. (2019). Study protocol for a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) to improve physical activity in employed women. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 105921. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2019.105921.
Wilbur, J., Braun, L., Buchholz, S. W., Miller, A., Fogg, L., Halloway, S., & Schoeny, M. (2019). Randomized controlled trial of lifestyle walking for African American women: Blood pressure outcomes. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 13(5): 508-515.

Buchholz, S. W., Klein, T., Cooke, C., Cook, M., Knestrick, J., & Dickins, K. (2018). Introduction to four reviews addressing critical topics identified by the 2015 Nurse Practitioner Research Agenda Roundtable priorities for policy, workforce, education and practice. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(12):667-672. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000035. (Part of a Special Issue.)

Buchholz, S. W. (PI) (2018-2022). R01NR017635. Testing Adaptive Interventions to Improve Physical Activity for Sedentary Women. [National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health, $1,900,000.] Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL.

Kitsiou, S. (PI), Buchholz, S. W. (Co-I). (2019-2021). R21NR0118281. An Innovative Mobile Health Intervention to Improve Self-Care in Patients with Heart Failure. [National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health, $554,735.] University of Illinois Chicago: Chicago, IL.

Nadarajah, S. (PI), Buchholz, S. W. (Mentor). (2019-2021.) Feasibility Study of Walk4Memory, a Walking Exercise Program Using Activity Monitors and Text Messaging for Older African American Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. [Research Centers in Minority Institutions Investigator Development Core, $100,000.] Howard University: Washington, DC.
Kitsiou, S. (PI), Buchholz, S. W. (Co-I). (2018-2019). A Patient-Centered Mobile Health Intervention to Promote Self-Management and Improve Patient Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure. [Midwest Roybal Center Pilot Grant, $40,000.] University of Illinois Chicago: Chicago, IL.

Wilbur, J. (PI), Buchholz, S.W. (Co-I) (2009-2015). Reducing Health Disparity in African American Women: Adherence to Physical Activity, R01 NR04234 grant: 7/31/09 -7/31/14. [National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH: $3,110,902]. Rush University Medical Center: Chicago, IL.

Honors & Awards:
2019 - Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
2019 - NONPF 2019 Outstanding Researcher Award
2018 - The Power of Nursing Leadership: 2018 Pinnacle Leader
2015 - Capital University Award for Distinguished Service to Nursing
2014 - Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners