1. Kim, K., *Ramesh, D., Perry, M., Bernier, K., Young, E., Walsh, S., & Starkweather, A. Effects of Physical Activity on Neurophysiologic and Gene Expression Profiles in Chronic Back Pain: Study Protocol. Nursing Research. (in press)
  2. Amirkhanzadeh Barandouzi, Z., & Cong, X. (2019). Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) among College Students in the U.S. Journal of Client-Centered Nursing Care, 5(2), 1-1.
  3. Reagan, L., Nowlin, S., Birdsall, SB, Gabbay, J., Vorderstrasse, A., Johnson, C. & Melkus, GD (2019) Recruitment of participants through Facebook: An integrative review. Nursing Research. Published Ahead-of-Print August 16, 2019. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000385. PubMed PMID: 31425434
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  5. Shellman, J., McDonald, D. D., Ferraro, J., & Milner, E. (2019). Reminiscence About Physical Activity: A Pilot Study to Reduce Pain in Older Adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 12(4), 193–202. PubMed PMID: 31158295.
  6. Dorsey, S. G., Renn, C. L., Griffioen, M., Lassiter, C. B., Zhu, S., Huot-Creasy, H., McCracken, C., Mahurkar, A., Shetty, A.C., Jackson-Cook, C., Kim, H., Henderson, W. A., Saligan, L., Gill, J., Colloca, L., Lyon, D & Starkweather, A. (2019). Whole blood transcriptomic profiles can differentiate vulnerability to chronic low back pain. PloS one, 14(5), e0216539.
  7. Lucas, R., Zhang, Y., Walsh, S. J., Evans, H., Young, E., & Starkweather, A. (2019). Efficacy of a Breastfeeding Pain Self-Management Intervention: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Nursing research, 68(2), E1-E10.
  8. Lucas, R., Bernier, K., Perry, M., Evans, H., Ramesh, D., Young, E., Walsh, S., & Starkweather, A. (2019). Promoting self‐management of breast and nipple pain in breastfeeding women: Protocol of a pilot randomized controlled trial. Research in nursing & health. 42(3):176-188.
  9. Cong, X., Ramesh, D., Perry, M., Xu, W., Bernier, K. M., Young, E. E., Walsh, S., & Starkweather, A. (2018). Pain self‐management plus nurse‐led support in young adults with irritable bowel syndrome: Study protocol for a pilot randomized control trial. Research in nursing & health41(2), 121-130.
  10. Cong, X., Perry, M., Bernier, K. M., Young, E. E., & Starkweather, A. (2018). Effects of self-management interventions in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: Systematic review. Western journal of nursing research, 40(11), 1698-1720.
  11. Perry, M., Tan, Z., Chen, J., Weidig, T., Xu, W., & Cong, X. S. (2018). Neonatal Pain: Perceptions and Current Practice. Critical Care Nursing Clinics, 30(4), 549-561.
  12. Chen, L., Lucas, R. F., & Feng, B. (2018). A Novel System to Measure Infants’ Nutritive Sucking During Breastfeeding: the Breastfeeding Diagnostic Device (BDD). IEEE journal of translational engineering in health and medicine, 6, 1-8.
  13. Ramesh, D., D'Agata, A., Starkweather, A. R., & Young, E. E. (2018). Contribution of Endocannabinoid Gene Expression and Genotype on Low Back Pain Susceptibility and Chronicity. The Clinical journal of pain34(1), 8-14.
  14. Cong, X., Wu, J., Vittner, D., Xu, W., Hussain, N., Galvin, S., Fitzsimons, M., McGrath, J.M., & Henderson, W. A. (2017). The impact of cumulative pain/stress on neurobehavioral development of preterm infants in the NICUEarly human development108, 9-16.
  15. Kinser, P. A., Pauli, J., Jallo, N., Shall, M., Karst, K., Hoekstra, M., & Starkweather, A. (2017). Physical activity and yoga-based approaches for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing46(3), 334-346.
  16. Cong, X. (2017). Skin-to-skin care is an effective and safe intervention to reduce procedural pain in neonates. Evidence-based nursing20(4), 113-113.
  17. Starkweather, A. R., Ramesh, D., Lyon, D. E., Siangphorn, U., Deng, X., Sturgill, J., Heineman, A., Elswick,  RK. Jr., Dorsey. SG., & Greenspan, J. (2016). Acute low back pain: differential somatosensory function and gene expression compared to healthy no-pain controls. The Clinical journal of pain32(11), 933.
  18. Lucas, R., & McGrath, J. M. (2016). Clinical assessment and management of breastfeeding pain. Topics in Pain Management32(3), 1-11.
  19. Starkweather, A. R., Lyon, D. E., Kinser, P., Heineman, A., Sturgill, J. L., Deng, X., Siangphoe, U.,  Elswick, R.K., Greenspan. J., & Dorsey, S. G. (2016). Comparison of low back pain recovery and persistence: A descriptive study of characteristics at pain onset. Biological research for nursing18(4), 401-410.
  20. Xu, W., Walsh, S., & Cong, X. S. (2016). Development of accumulated pain/stressor scale (APSS) in NICUs: a national survey. Pain Management Nursing17(6), 354-362.
  21. Baumbauer, K. M., Young, E. E., Starkweather, A. R., Guite, J. W., Russell, B. S., & Manworren, R. C. (2016). Managing chronic pain in special populations with emphasis on pediatric, geriatric, and drug abuser populations. Medical Clinics100(1), 183-197.
  22. Starkweather, A. R., Heineman, A., Storey, S., Rubia, G., Lyon, D. E., Greenspan, J., & Dorsey, S. G. (2016). Methods to measure peripheral and central sensitization using quantitative sensory testing: A focus on individuals with low back pain. Applied Nursing Research29, 237-241.
  23. Vazquez, V., Cong, X., & DeJong, A. (2015). Maternal and paternal knowledge and perceptions regarding infant pain in the NICU. Neonatal Network34(6), 337-344.
  24. Cong, X. (2015). Heel stick test for obtaining blood samples in neonates: both swaddling and heel warming may help, but heel warming appears to provide greater pain reduction. Evidence-based nursing18(4), 118-118.