Nancy A. Allen Ph.D, ANP-BC
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurology
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing

Research Keywords

  • cognitive health
  • Technology
  • Self-efficacy Theory
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Lifestyle Behavior Changes
  • Ethnically Diverse Population Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cognitive health and Dementia

Presentations

  • Foster, N., Allen, N., Garrett, K., Wang, A. Briley, M., Duff, K., Ying, J., He, Y., Holbrook, R. Transdisciplinary Cognitive Specialty Care Improves Patient-Centered and Health System Outcomes. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference Meeting. Poster, Presented, 07/2017.
  • Allen, N., Birkhead-Sanchez, A., Gibson, B., Litchman, M., Villalta, J. From Expert to Novice: Community Partners Perspectives and Strategies. Western Institute of Nursing . Poster, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Allen, N., Birkhead-Sanchez, A., Gibson, B., Litchman, M., Villalta, J. From Expert to Novice: Community Partners Perspectives and Strategies. Western Institute of Nursing . Poster, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Gibson, B. Sanchez-Birkhead, A., Amador, E., Allen, N. (11/2016). A Conjoint Survey to Select Potential Features of a Technology Based Self-Management Intervention for Hispanic Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. (AMIA). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Litchman, M., Allen, N. Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Facilitates Safety in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A Qualitative Analysis, MedX 2016 . Presentation, Presented, 10/12/2016.
  • Allen, N., Zagarins, S., Welch, G. A Practical Clinical Tool for the Assessment of Social Distress in Primary Care: Its Application Among Latino Type 2 diabetes Patients Attending Community Health Centers. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Presentation, Presented, 10/12/2016.
  • Allen, N., Zagarins, S., Stamp, K., Feinberg, R., Welch, G. How to Develop a Theory Based Intervention, Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Poster, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Foster, N., Allen, N., Garrett, K., Wang, A.Y. Briley, M.S., Duff, K., Holbrook. Improved Patient-Centered Outcomes with Multidisciplinary Cognitive Specialty Care 11th Annual Health Services Research Conference. Poster, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Gibson, B. Amador, E. Sanchez-Birkhead, A., Allen, N. A Community Centered Approach to the Development of a Comparative Effectiveness Research Question. Oral Presentation, 11th Annual Health Services Research Conference. Presentation, Presented, 03/2016.
  • 2014 Chen, X., Allen,N., Wei, G, Giri, A., Boucher, R., Constanz, E., Greene, T, Beddhu, S. Interactions of Frality and CKD with Mortality. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week; Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 11/05/2015.
  • Allen, N.A., Duff, K., Garrett, K.D., Foster, N. Cognitive Health and Diabetes Care. Oral Presentation at 9th Annual Research Retreat “Aspects of Frailty . Panel, Presented, 04/15/2015.
  • 2015 Lara, M. and Allen, N. Self-efficacy Study and Recruitment Efforts Undergraduate Research Day, Salt Lake City, Utah . Poster, Presented, 02/15/2015.
  • Mejia, J., Ossana, A., Allen, N. Self-Efficacy Scale For Diabetes Dietary Behavior: Development and Psychometric Evaluation. Undergraduate Research Conference. Poster, Presented, 02/15/2015.
  • Mosser, M.J. and Allen, N. Recruitment of Ethnically Diverse Populations in Diabetes Undergraduate Research Conference Salt Lake City, Utah . Poster, Submitted, 02/15/2015.
  • 2013 Zagarins, S., Pollard, N.E., Garb, J.L., Allen, N.A., Skinner, S.S., Copeland, P.M. Patterns of A1c change following weight loss surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Poster Presentation at American Diabetes Association’s 73nd Scientific Assembly Chicago IL. Poster, Presented, 06/22/2013.

Research Groups

  • Research Innovative Team: Information, Technology and Health, Research Professor. College of Nursing. 10/2013 - 10/2020.
  • Self-efficacy Scale for Diabetes Dietary Behavior, Research Professor. College of Nursing. 09/2013 - 09/2016. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: 4 UROP students.
  • Diabetes Self-Management Game App, Research Professor. Entertainment Arts and Engineering. 09/2013 - 09/2018.
  • PCORI- ProCare for patients with diabetes and memory problems , Research Professor. Neurocognitive Science. 08/2013 - 01/2016.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Mobile Phone Based Avatars to help Latino Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. PI: Bryan Smith. Co-PI(s): Nancy A. Allen. Sorenson Legacy Foundation, 05/2015 - 05/2016. Total project budget to date: $10,000.00
  • Development of a Community Partnership for Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Type 2 Diabetes. PI: Bryan Smith Gibson. 02/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $25,000.00
  • Development of a Community Partnership for Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Type 2 Diabetes. PI: Bryan Smith. Co-PI(s): Nancy A. Allen. PCORI Tier I, 03/2014 - 03/2015. Total project budget to date: $15,000.00
  • Improving Clinical, Behavioral and Psychosocial Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes with an Online Peer Health Intervention. PI: Michelle Litchman. University of Utah Diabetes and Metabolism Center Pilot Grant, 05/01/2017 - 05/01/2018. Total project budget to date: $30,000.00
  • The Fakebetes Challenge: A High Fidelity Simulation For Nurse Practitioner Students. PI: Michelle Litchman. Co-PI(s): Nancy A. Allen. Academy of Health Science Educators Research and Scholarship Committee, 09/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $2,910.00
  • Qualitative Research into the Barriers for Effective Patient Self-Management of Comorbid Diabetes and Asthma . PI: Michael Feehan PhD. Co-PI(s): Nancy A. Allen. 05/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $24,960.00
  • Diabetes Management for Surgical Patients: A Team Approach. PI: Dr. Jane Ashley. HRSA, 06/01/2012 - 06/01/2014. Total project budget to date: $440,835.00
  • Self-efficacy Scale for Diabetes Dietary Behavior: Development and Psychometric Evaluation. PI: Nancy A. Allen PhD, ANP-BC. Boston College, 05/01/2011 - 05/02/2016. Total project budget to date: $15,000.00
  • Tier 3: Community Partnership for Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes. PI: ALLEN,NANCY ANN. CO FDTN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND, 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $49,998.00

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Actigraph Accelerometer. Contact: Nancy A. Allen PhD, ANP-BC , 801-585-3892 , 10 South 2000 East office 5340.
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring. Contact: Nancy A. Allen , 801-585-3892 , 10 South 2000 East Office 5340.

Publications

  • Allen, N.A., & Litchman, M.L, Hansen, A.L. (2017). Using Advanced Diabetes Technologies in Patients with Dementia in Assisted Living: Case Studies. Cogent Medicine. Vol. 1, 1-7. Published, 12/2017.
  • Litchman, M. & A Qualitative Analysis of RT-CGM Data Sharing with Care Partners: To Share or Not to Share? (2017). A Qualitative Analysis of RT-CGM Data Sharing with Care Partners: To Share or Not to Share? . Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. Vol. 20. Accepted, 11/01/2017.
  • Litchman, M.L & Allen, N.A. (2017). Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Facilitates Safety in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes:A Qualitative Study. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Vol. 11. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • Olausson, J.M., & Clark, L., Morse, J.M., Hammer, M., Allen, N., Grant, M. (2017). Psychosocial Response to New-Onset Diabetes as a Long-Term Effect of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Qualitative Health Research. Vol. 27. Published, 07/20/2017.
  • Nancy A. Allen & Zagarins, Sofija, E., Fienberg, R., Welch, G. (2017). Treating Psychologicial Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology. Vol. 7. Published, 03/01/2017.
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  • Gibson, B. & Yingling, Leah, Bednarchuk, A., Janamatti, A., Oakley-Girvan, I., Allen, N. (2017). An Interactive Simulation to Change Outcome Expectancies and Intentions in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Within-Subjects Experiment. JMIR. Vol. 3, 1-7. Published, 01/2017.
  • Allen, Nancy A., Chan, Keith TSZ-KIT, Lee, Hae Nim, Nguyen, Thuc-Nhi & Tran, Thanh (2014). Risk and Preventive Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease Among Foreign-Born Older Vietnamese Americans. Informa UK Limited. Vol. 53(2), 96-114. Published, 2014.
  • Allen, Nancy A., Machado, Monique A. & Stamp, Kelly D. (2014). Transitional Care Programs Improve Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients: An Integrative Review. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health). 1. Published, 2014.
  • Pozzar RA, Allen NA, Stamp KD & Sampson DA (2014). Focusing on feedback: how nurse practitioners can use focus group interviews to build a patient-centered practice. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Vol. 26, 481-7. Published, 08/01/2014.
  • Tran T, Allen NA, Nguyen TN, Lee HN & Chan KT (2014). Risk and preventive factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease among foreign-born older Vietnamese Americans. Social work in health care. Vol. 53, 96-114. Published, 02/01/2014.
  • Stamp KD, Machado MA & Allen NA (2014). Transitional care programs improve outcomes for heart failure patients: an integrative review. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. Vol. 29, 140-54. Published, 02/01/2014.
  • Pozzar, R., Stamp, K., Allen, N. (2013). Patient advocacy in a changing health care climate: using focus groups to inform innovative approaches to care. American Journal of Nursing,113(8), 66-71. Published, 08/01/2013.