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Barbara Habermann

Barbara Habermann PhD, RN, FAAN

Nannie Longfellow Professor of Nursing Science
McDowell Hall

Research Interests

Caregiving in Parkinson’s disease, Dyadic decision making in advanced neurologic illnesses, End of life preferences in advanced neurologic illnesses


  • Postdoctoral scholar, University of Washington
  • PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • MN, University of Washington
  • BSN, University of San Francisco

Grants (2012-2013)

  • NINR R01NR013522-01A1. The Emergence and Evolution of Social Self-Management of Parkinson’s Disease (PI: Tinkle-Dengen, Tufts University), 2013-2018. Role: Consultant.
  • NINR R010388-0182. Telephone Assessment and Skill Building for Stroke Caregivers (PI: Bakas, Indiana University), 2010-2015. $1.925M. Role: Co-Investigator (2010-2014), Consultant (2014-2015).
  • NINR F31, Social Patterns and Pathways of HIV Care Among HIV Positive Transgender Women (Hines), 2012-2015. Role: Primary Sponsor.

Publications (2012-2013)

  • Habermann, B., Hines, D., & Davis, L., (2013) Caring for a parent with Neurodegenerative disease: A qualitative description. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(4) 182-187.
  • Miller, W., Bakas, T., Buelow, J., & Habermann, B. (in press, 2013). Research involving participants with chronic diseases: Overcoming Recruitment Obstacles. Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Von Ah, D., Habermann, B., Carpenter, J.S., & Schneider, B. (2013). Impact of perceived cognitive function in breast cancer survivors. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17, (2) 236-241, doi 10.1016/j.ejon.2012.06.002.
  • Chen, H. & Habermann, B. (2013). Ready or Not: Planning for Health Declines in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 45(1), 38-43.
  • Shieh, C., Belcher, A., & Habermann, B. (2013). Qualitative content analysis: Nursing students’ experiences caring for patients with low literacy. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 3(2), 75-85.
  • McLennon, S., Bakas, T., Habermann, B., & Meuser, T. (in press, 2012) Validity and reliability of the Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory (Short Form) in African American Caregivers. Death Studies.
  • +Daggett, V., Bakas, T., Buelow, J., Habermann, B., & Murray, L.L. (in press, 2012). Needs and concerns of combat veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Development of a conceptual model. JRRD.
  • McLennon, S. & Habermann, B. (2012). "Accruing the Sample: Strategies to Recruit Older Adult and African American Caregivers for Persons with Dementia from the Community". Applied Nursing Research, 25 (1) e1-e6.

Selected Presentations (2012-2013)

  • Habermann, B., Hanging by a shoestring: Respecting spouses desire to remain at home in advanced Parkinson’s disease. International Family Nurses Association, Minneapolis, MN, June 2013.
  • Habermann, B., Hanging by a shoestring: Respecting spouses desire to remain at home in advanced Parkinson’s disease (Poster). World Parkinson’s Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2013.
  • Hines, D.D., Habermann, B., & Wright, E. How to Reach the Hidden: Strategies for Recruiting HIV-Positive Transgender Women. (Paper within a accepted symposia). Midwest Nursing Research Society, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
  • Habermann, B., Jessup, R., Bakas, T., & Morrison, G.C. Assessing Treatment Satisfaction in Intervention Research: Qualitative findings from stroke caregivers. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Chicago, IL, March 2013.

Awards (2012-2013)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2012
  • Honor a Researcher, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2013

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