LINDA S EDELMAN
  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Chair, Health Systems and Community Based Care Division, Con Nursing
  • Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Con Nursing

Research Statement

Linda Edelman RN, PhD has experience in both basic science and clinical/nursing research. She received a Masters of Philosophy in Experimental Pathology at the University of Utah in 1993 where she specialized in molecular immunology. She then earned a BSN from the University of Utah College of Nursing in 1995. For the next 17 years she utilized her basic science and nursing backgrounds as the Research Coordinator for the University of Utah Burn Center. During that time she was involved with the design, conduct, and analysis of multidisciplinary clinical research studies pertaining to burn injuries. She is an active member of the American Burn Association and a founding member of the American Burn Association’s Multicenter Trials Group Steering Committee dedicated to advancing evidence-based burn care. Dr. Edelman joined the faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing in 2008 and looks forward to fostering a new generation of nurse researchers through teaching and mentorship.

Research Keywords

  • Rural Population
  • Rural Health
  • Quality of Life
  • Injury Surveillance
  • Injury Prevention
  • Health Status
  • Burns
  • Burn Outcomes
  • Attitude to Health
  • Aging and Health Promotion
  • Aging

Presentations

  • Edelman, L. & Baraghoshi, D. Space, time and trauma care: Implications for injured older adults. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2016.
  • The geography of older adult trauma. University of Utah Division of Geriatrics Grand Rounds. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Edelman, L. S., Marcus, R., Goding, A. T., Sanders, N. A., Dassel, K. B. & Lastayo P. Using an iPad application to improve older adults’ eccentric control of simple movements. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America Meeting. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Edelman, L. S., Brody, A. A., Leak Bryant, A., D’Aviolio, D., Sefcik, J. S. & Siegel, E. O. Benefits of receiving mentoring for early career gerontological nurse scientists. Poster presented at the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Leadership Conference. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Wan, N., Dassel, K., Edelman, L. S., Towsley, G., Terril, A., Reblin, M., Baraghoshi, D. S. & Farell, T. Interactions between life-space and quality of life in spousal dyads coping with chronic conditions. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America Meeting. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Henry, M. & Edelman, L. S. Treatment preferences among patients in residential settings with POLST forms. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America Meeting. Poster, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Brody, A., Edelman, L., Siegel, E., Foster, V, Bailey, D. Bryant, A., & Bond, S. Evaluation of a peer mentoring program for early gerontological nursing faculty. Poster presented at the 2016 Graduate Research Symposium & Sigma Theta Tau, International Consortium? The Intersection Between Education, Research and Advance Practice Nursing. Poster, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Arslenian, L. & Edelman, L.S. The prevalence of dementia in injured older adults. Student poster exchange, Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting. Annaheim, CA. Poster, Accepted, 04/2016.
  • Perkins, R., Friberg-Felsted, K., Towsley, G., Dassel, K. & Edelman, L.S. Yoga for seniors: Understanding older adults’ beliefs and barriers to participation. Poster presented at the Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting . Poster, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Mikolyski, M. T., Zobell, D., Baraghoshi, D. & Edelman, L. S. A description of older adult ground level fall trauma patients. Poster presented at the Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Baraghoshi, D., Zobell, D., Mikolyski, M. T. & Edelman, L. S. Referral patterns of injured older adults to specialized trauma care. Poster presented at the Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Litchman, L., Edelman, L., Rothwell, E. & Donaldson, G. The Diabetes Online Community: A SOCIAL(ly) MEDI(c)A(l) Approach to #DiabetesCare. Poster presented at the University of Utah Metabolic Center Research Conference. Poster, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Yang, R, Edelman L., & Cloyes, K. Fear of falling (FOF) and fall-related self-efficacy (FSE) among older adults: Blurred concepts. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Intermountain Nursing Research Conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Perkins, R., Goding, A., SaStayo, P., Marcus, R., Dassel, K., Sanders, N. & Edelman, L. Building reserve: Physical activity and pre-frail older adults. University of Utah of Utah Center on Aging Retreat. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Perkins, R., Goding, A., SaStayo, P., Marcus, R., Dassel, K., Sanders, N. & Edelman, L. Building reserve: Physical activity and pre-frail older adults. University of Utah of Utah Center on Aging Retreat. Poster, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Baraghoshi, D., Zobell, D.,Tominey, M. & Edelman, L.S. Triage disparities for traumatic injuries in older adults. . University of Utah of Utah Center on Aging Retreat. Poster, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Edelman, L.S., Baraghoshi, D., McNeally, P., Butler, J., Cortez, J. & Nirula, R. Can space time paths inform older adult trauma referral patterns. University of Utah of Utah Center on Aging Retreat. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Childress, S., Wilson, B., Pearce, M., & Edelman, L. S. Establishment of an interdisciplinary academic health sciences center EBP program. Paper accepted for presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing.Albuquerque, NM. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Eaton, J., Edelman, L., & Pepper, G. (2016). Evaluating the efficacy of gerontological content in a care management masters program. Paper accepted for presentation at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Long Beach, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Rural and vulnerable populations, Lunch Discussion Co-moderator, Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. Panel, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Yang, R., Edelman, L.S. & Cloyes, K. Fall-related self efficacy and fear of falling among older adults: blurred concepts. Student poster exchange, Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. Poster, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Building reserve: A pilot study of physical activity and exercise in frail older adults. University of Utah College of Nursing Seminar Series. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Gerontological Nursing. Nursing Faculty Panel Member: Pre-Nursing LEAP Seminar. Panel, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Leak, A.B., Brody, A., Perez, A., Shillam, C., Edelman, L.S. , Bond, S. M., Foster, V., Siegel, E., and on behalf of the HGNL Peer Mentoring Committee. Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders (HGNL) Peer Mentoring program for Early Career Gerontological Faculty: Formative and Summative Findings from Three HGNL Cohorts. Late-breaker poster accepted for presentation at the Gerontological Society of America. Poster, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Dassel, K., Edelman, L. & Sanders, N. Differences in Function, Cognition, and Health Variables Based on Frailty Severity. Poster accepted for presentation at the Gerontological Society of America. Poster, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Edelman, L. S., & Yang, R. “I do a lotta fallen”: rural older adults perceptions of injuries. Paper presented at the 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2014.
  • Edelman, L. S., & Yang, R. Injury vulnerability in rural older adults. Paper presented at the Western Institute of Nursing. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Sanders, N., Edelman, L. S., & Dassel, K. (2014). Tackling the trilogy of falls, frailty and cognitive impairment. University of Utah Center on Aging Retreat. Presented with Natalie Sanders & Kara Dassel. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Geography of injury: Etiology, risk and access to care. Digital Mapping Forum, University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science. Panel, Presented, 03/2014.
  • Edelman, L., Heise, B., & Swinyard, L. (November, 2013). Injured older adults seen in the Emergency Department in rural and urban areas: the impact of mental illness. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Rivera, A., & Edelman, L. S. (October, 2103). Falls occurring to older adults in Utah. Intermountain Health Care Evidence 8th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Childress, S., & Edelman, L. (October, 2013)First steps in developing an evidence based nursing practice (EBNP) Committee. Intermountain Health Care Evidence 8th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Falls in Utah. Utah Public Health Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Edelman, L. S., Yang, R., Guymon, M., & Olson, L. (March, 2013). Improving response rates for surveys of rural community dwelling older adults. Paper presented at the Western Institute of Nursing, Annaheim, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Edelman, L. S. (2012, Nov). Finding the right rural community partners for injury research in older adults. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Edelman, L. S., Cook, L. J., Olson, L. (2012, Nov). Injuries occurring to rural older adults. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America. San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Edelman, L. S. & Johnson, W. (2012, Sept). Falls in Utah. Presented to the Utah Aging Alliance Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Latendresse, G., Dyer, J., Edelman, L., & Pepper, G. (2012, Sept). Supporting budding researchers: Developing innovative approaches. Paper presented at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC). Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Edelman, L. S., McNeally, P. B. & Cook, L. J. (2012, April). Burns occurring to rural older adults: the implications of geography and access to care. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, Seattle, WA. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Swinyard, L. & Edelman, L. S. (2012, April). Treatment trajectories for injured older adults from rural areas. Poster presented at the Student Poster Exchange at Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Holt, S., Cortez, J., Winters, B., Wilshaw, R. & Edelman L. S. (2012, April). Ski injuries in older adults treated by a Level 1 Trauma Service. Poster presented at the Society of Trauma Nurses Annual Conference, Savannah, GA. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Swinyard, L. & Edelman, L. S. (2012, April). Treatment trajectories for injured older adults from rural areas. Poster presented at the Research Posters on The Hill, Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Edelman, L. S. (2012, Feb). We don’t all fall down. Aging and the risk of injuries. Invited presentation to the Forum for Questioning Minds, Salt Lake City Public Library. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2012.
  • Edelman, L. S. (2012, Feb). Injuries occurring to older adults in Utah. Presented to the Utah Department of Health Falls Coalition. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 02/2012.
  • Edelman, L.S. (2012. Jan). Injuries occurring to older adults in Utah. Intermountain Injury Control Research Center Research and Progress. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Edelman, L. S. & McNeally, P. (2011). Geographic isolation and risk of injury in a rural older adult population. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Boston MA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Holt, S., Cortez, J., Winters, B. & Edelman, L. S. (2011). Traumatic falls in older adults. In G. A. Pepper (Chair), Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down! – But who gets hurt? Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston MA. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Edelman, L. S. (2011). We don’t all fall down: Rural and urban injuries in older adults. Poster presented at the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Leadership Conference. Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Holt, S., Cortez, J., Winters, B., Wilshaw, R. & Edelman, L. S. (2011). Falls in older adults treated by the University of Utah Trauma Service. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Edelman, L. S. & Dixon, J. K. (2011). An integrative model for injury research. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Nursing Research Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Edelman, L. S., Nelson, P. & Olson, L. A. (2011, Mar).Using the National Burn Repository Database to Describe Self-Immolation Injuries. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Burn Association, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Cochran, A., Faraklas, I. & Edelman, L. S. (2011, March). Caregiver dynamics and quality of life following burn injury. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Burn Association, Chicago, IL. Poster, presented, 04/2011. Poster, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Edelman, L. S., Beck, S., Cook, L. J. & Mineau, G. (2011, Feb).Linking clinical research data to long-term outcomes using large population databases. Poster presented at the research meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society, Los Angeles, CA. Poster, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Cochran, A., Tattersall, N., Edelman, L. S. (2010, June). Symptoms of PTSD in the first year following burn injury. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for Burn Injuries, Istanbul, Turkey. Presentation, Presented, 06/2010.
  • Edelman, L. S., Cook, L. J. & Olson, L. (2010, March). Burns occurring to older adults living in urban and rural areas. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Burn Association, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 03/2010.
  • Utilizing GIS to study burn injuries. China/U.S. Health Care Symposium, December, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/04/2008.
  • Using Evidence Based Practice in Burn Care. Midwest Regional Burn Conference, October 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/03/2008.
  • Cochran, A., Fry, C., Reynolds, L., Edelman, L.S. Response to a nursing-driven protocol for sedation and analgesia in a burn-trauma ICU. Abstract presented at the American Burn Association 40th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April, 2008. Conference Paper, Presented, 2008.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. PI: Pepper, G. Co-PI(s): Edelman, L.S., Garret, L., Supiano, M., Dassel, K.. HRSA, 07/2015 - 06/2018. Total project budget to date: $2,549,742.00
  • Interactions between life-space and quality of life in spousal dyads coping with chronic conditions. PI: Edelman, L. Co-PI(s): Neng, W.. CFAHR Pilot Grant, 04/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $21,000.00
  • Utilizing space-time paths to study triage patterns of older adult trauma care. PI: Linda S. Edelman. Co-PI(s): Raminder Nirula, Phoebe McNeally, Gary Donaldson. University of Utah Center on Aging Pilot Grant, 01/2014 - 12/2014. Total project budget to date: $20,000.00
  • Linking clinical research data to long-term outcomes using the Utah Population Database and State Emergency Department Database. PI: Linda S. Edelman RN, PhD. Co-PI(s): Susan Beck RN, PhD. University of Utah College of Nursing Innovative Research Seed Grant, 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010. Total project budget to date: $6,826.00

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Brody AA, Edelman L, Siegel EO, Foster V, Bailey DE, Bryant AL & Bond SM (2016). Evaluation of a peer mentoring program for early career gerontological nursing faculty and its potential for application to other fields in nursing and health sciences. Nursing outlook. Vol. 64, 332-8. Published, 07/01/2016.
  • Brody, A. A., Edelman, L., Siegel, E. O., Foster, V., Bailey, D. O., Leak Bryant, A. & Bond, S. M. (2016, under review). Evaluation of a Peer Mentoring Program for Early Career Gerontological Nursing Faculty and Its Potential for Application to Other Fields in Nursing and Health Sciences. Nursing Outlook.. In progress, 12/2015.
  • Bryant AL, Aizer Brody A, Perez A, Shillam C, Edelman LS, Bond SM, Foster V & Siegel EO (2015). Development and implementation of a peer mentoring program for early career gerontological faculty. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau. Vol. 47, 258-66. Published, 04/01/2015.
  • Bessey, P. Q., Phillips, B. D., Edelman, L. S., Faraklas, I., Finnocchiaro, M. A., Klein, M. B., . . . Krichbaum, J. A. (2014). Synopisis of the 2013 annual report of the national burn repository. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 35(Suppl.2), S218–234. Published, 05/2014.
  • Edelman, L. S., Guo, J-W., Fraser, A. & Beck, S. L. (2013). Linking clinical research data to population databases. Nursing Research, 62 (6), 438. Published, 11/2013.
  • Edelman, L.S. (2013). Care of the Acutely Ill Burn Patient. In Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, 2nd edition, K.O.Perrin (Ed). (Chapter 17). Upper Saddle River NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ. Published, 08/2013.
  • Wiechman, S., Meyer, W., Edelman, L., Fauerbach, J., Gibbons, L., Holavanahalli, R., Hunt, C., Keller, K., Kirk, E., Laird, J., Lewis, G., Moses, S., Sproul, J., Wilkinson, G., Wolf, S., Young, A., Yovino, S. (2013). Psychological outcomes (Summary of the 2012 ABA Burn Quality Consensus Conference). Journal of Burn Care and Research, 34(4), 363-368.. Published, 07/2013.
  • Edelman, L. S., Yang, R., Guymon, M. & Olson, L. M. (2013). Survey methods and response rates among rural community dwelling older adults. Nursing Research, 62 (4), 286. Published, 07/2013.
  • Peck, M. D., Pressman, M. A., Caruso, D. M., Edelman, L. S, Holmes, J. H., Hughes, W. B., et al. (2010). Reimbursement for out-of-state burn patients is not always lower than that for in-state patients at regional burn centers. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 31(4), 603-609. Published, 07/2010.
  • Edelman, L. S., Cook, L. J. & Saffle, J. R. (2010). Burn injury in Utah: demographic and geographic risks. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 31(3), 375-384. Published, 05/2010.
  • Sviridov, D., Owen, W. E., Roberts, W. L., Edelman, L. S., Drake, S. K., & Hortin, G. L. (2009). Proteinuria without albuminuria: urinary protein excretion by a subset of patients with burn injuries. Clinica Chimica Acta, 403(1-2), 42-46. Published, 05/2009.
  • Edelman, L. S., Cook, L., & Saffle, J. R. (2009). Using probabilistic linkage of multiple databases to describe burn injuries in Utah. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 30(6), 983-992. Published, 2009.
  • Saffle, J. R., Edelman, L., Theurer, L., Morris, S. E., & Cochran, A. (2009). Telemedicine evaluation of acute burns is accurate and cost-effective. Journal of Trauma, 67(2), 358-365. Published, 2009.
  • Sviridov, D., Owen, W. E., Roberts, W. L., Edelman, L. S., Drake, S. K., & Hortin, G. L. (2009). Proteinuria without albuminuria: urinary protein excretion by a subset of patients with burn injuries. Clinica Chimica Acta, 403(1-2), 42-46. Published, 2009.
  • Fry, C., Edelman, L. S., & Cochran, A. (2009). Response to a nursing-driven protocol for sedation and analgesia in a burn-trauma ICU. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 30(1), 112-118. Published, 2009.
  • Cochran, A., Edelman, L.S., Morris, S.E., Saffle., J.R. (2008). Learner satisfaction with web-based learning as an adjunct to clinical experience in burn surgery. J Burn Care and Research. 29:222-226. Published, 2008.
  • Ballard, J., Edelman, L., Saffle, J., Sheridan, R., Kagan, R., Bracco, D., Cancio, L., Cairns, B., Baker, R., Fillari, P., Wibbenmeyer, L., Voight, D., Palmieri, T., Greenhalgh, D., Kemalyan, N.,Caruso, D. (2008). Positive fungal cultures in burn patients: A multicenter review. J Burn Care and Research. 29: 213-221. Published, 01/2008.
  • Saffle, J.R., Edelman, L., Morris, S.E. (2008). Fournier‘s Gangrene: Management at a regional burn center. J Burn Care and Research. 29:196-203. Published, 2008.
  • Cochran, A., Dong, L., Edelman, L.S., Roberts, W.L., Ballard, James., Privette, A., Morris, S.E., Saffle, J.R. (2008). Microalbuminuria in acute burn injury. J of Burn Care and Research. 29:176-179. Published, 2008.
  • Elijah, I., Edelman, L.S, Sabourin, H., Dong, L., Saffle, J.R., Cochran, A. (2008). The social milieu of burn injury and recovery: Using “social capital” as a framework for evaluating sex differences. J Burn Care and Research. 29:123-129. Published, 2008.
  • Edelman, L.S. (2008). Care of the Acutely Ill Burn Patient. In Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, K.O.Perrin (Ed). Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River NJ. 413-444. Published, 2008.