KATHLEEN BECKER serves as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Nursing. Prior to joining USC, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Community-Public Health at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
A nurse practitioner, she has provided primary care to homeless people and underserved patients in Baltimore, Maryland, for the past 30 years. She has worked in high-functioning teams, providing integrated, person-centered care to the homeless population at Health Care for the Homeless and to inner-city elders through the Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders program.
She is a fellow of the National Academies of Practice and a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Previously, she served as a commissioner for the Maryland Statewide Advisory Commission on Immunizations.
Becker received her doctorate in nursing practice from Chatham University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Becker, K., Crowe, T., Walton-Moss, B., Linn, A., Schram, A., Hanyok, L., Hayashi, J., Culhane, N., McNelis, A. & Teague, P. (2016). Interprofessional debriefing: A novel synthesis of the 3D model and systems-centered therapy. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 2, 13-19. doi:10.1016/j.xjep.2016.03.001
Smith, P., Becker, K., Roberts, L., Walker, J. & Szanton, S. (2016). Associations among pain, depression and functional limitation in low-income, home-dwelling older adults: An analysis of baseline data from CAPABLE. Geriatric Nursing.
Katende, G. & Becker, K. (2016). Nurse-led interventions for high blood pressure control: Implications for noncommunicable disease programs in Uganda. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 4, 28-41. doi:10.1016/j.ijans.2016.02.002
Smith, P.D., Boyd, C., Bellantoni, J., Roth, J., Becker, K., Savage, J., Nkimbeng, M. & Szanton, S.L. (2016). Communication between primary care providers and nurses within the home: An analysis of process data from CAPABLE. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(3-4), 454-62. doi:10.1111/jocn.13073
Farley, J., Stewart, J., Kub, J., Fowler, C., Lowensen, K. & Becker, K. (2015). Development of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing adult/geriatric primary care nurse practitioner program in HIV prevention, treatment and care. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 27(3), 223-233. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2015.12.006
Renda, S., Baernholdt, M. & Becker, K. (2015). An evaluation of a worksite diabetes education program for employees with diabetes at a large academic medical center. Workplace Health and Safety, 64(1), 17-23. pii: 2165079915607869
Nava, L., Zambrano, J., Arviso K., Brochetti, D. & Becker, K. (2015). Nutrition-based interventions to address metabolic syndrome in the Navajo: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 3024-3045. doi:10.1111/jocn.12921
Becker, K., Walton-Moss, B. & Hanyok, L. (2015). Creating your ideal primary care practice: Innovative interprofessional learning activity. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(5), 300. doi:10.3928/01484834-20150417-11
Renda, S. & Becker, K. (2015). The use of U-500 insulin for patients with severe insulin resistance: A case study. The Nurse Practitioner.
Katende, G., Groves, S. & Becker, K. (2014). Hypertension education intervention with Ugandan nurses working in a hospital outpatient clinic: A pilot study. Nursing Research and Practice. doi:10.1155/2014/710702
Velez, R., Becker, K., Davidson, T. & Sloand, B. (2014). A quality improvement intervention to address provider behavior as it relates to utilization of CA-MRSA guidelines. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(3-4), 556-562. doi:10.1111/jocn.12684
Becker, K., Hanyok, L. & Walton-Moss, B. (2014). The turf and baggage of nursing and medicine: Moving forward to achieve success in interprofessional education. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(4), 240-244.
Hanyok, L.A., Walton-Moss, B., Tanner E., Stewart, R.W. & Becker K. (2013). Effects of a graduate-level interprofessional education program on adult nurse practitioner student and internal medicine resident physician attitudes towards interprofessional care. Journal of Interprofessional Care.
Szanton, S., Mihaly, L., Alhusen, J. & Becker, K. (2010). Taking charge of the challenge: Factors to consider in taking your first nurse practitioner job. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 22(7), 356-360.