Dawn Aycock PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Office: 961 Urban Life Building
PHD- Nursing, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2012)
MSN- Adult Health Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (2004)
BSN Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas (1995)
Dr. Aycock’s clinical background as a registered nurse is in Orthopedics, Neurology and Medical-Surgical Nursing. She also holds a certification as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and has performed health assessments for participants enrolled in a drug court program and home health visits for Medicare patients with chronic illness.
Dr. Aycock has spent the majority of her nursing career involved in clinical and nursing research. She has coordinated pharmaceutical funded analgesic clinical trials, and NIH funded studies investigating family caregivers of stroke survivors, women with migraines, and mothers of low-birth weight infants. Dr. Aycock’s research interest is stroke prevention in African Americans, particularly among young adults and those with a family history of stroke. She focuses on helping individuals improve their understanding of stroke and promoting healthy behaviors, like exercise, to reduce stroke risk.
- Aycock, D.M., Kirkendoll, K.D., Gordon, P.L. (2013). Hypertension education and screening in African American churches. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 30, 16-27.
- Aycock, D.M. & Curry, E. (2013). Minimizing risks for nursing students recruited for health and educational research. Nurse Educator. 38(2),56-60.
- Lee, S.Y., Lee. K.A., Aycock, D. Decker, M. (2010). Circadian activity rhythms for mothers with an infant in ICU. Frontiers in Sleep and Chronobiology. 1, 155. 10.3389/fneur.2010.00155
- Zeferino, S.I. & Aycock, D.M. (2010). Post-stroke shoulder pain: Inevitable or preventable. Rehabilitation Nursing, 35(4) 147-151.
- Klinedinst, N.J., Gebhardt, M.C., Aycock, D.M., Nichols-Larsen, D.S. Uswatte,G., Wolf, S.L., Clark P.C. (2010). Caregiver characteristics predict stroke survivor quality of life at 4 months and 1 year. Research in Nursing & Health, 32(6):592-605. (Awarded the 2010-11 Stroke Manuscript of the Year by the AHA Cardiovascular Council).
- Moloney, M., Aycock, D., Cotsonis, G., Myerburg, S., & Farino,C. (2009). Migraine headache diary: Issues in Internet-based research. Headache, 49(5), 673â€“686.
- Clark, PC, Dunbar, SB, Aycock, DM, Blanton, S & Wolf, SL (2009). Pros and woes of interdisciplinary collaboration with a national clinical trial. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(2) 93-100.
- Robertson, B., Aycock, DM., & Darnell, L. (2009) Maternal and infant outcomes of Hispanic centering pregnancy participants. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(3) 407-414.
- Aycock, D.M., Kirkendoll, K.D., Coleman, K.C., Albright, K. & Alexandrov, A.W. (2013). Family History of Stroke: Invisibility of a Key Stroke Risk Factor among High Risk African Americans. Podium Presentation – 2013 State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium, International Stroke Conference.
- Aycock, D.M. & Clark, P.C. (2013). Accuracy of Perceived Stroke Risk among Young to Middle-Aged Rural African Americans. Podium Presentation – 2013 International Stroke Conference.
- Clark, P.C. & Aycock, D.M. (2011). The Stroke of a Pen: Getting a Manuscript Published, Tips from a Novice and Expert. Podium Presentation at the Stroke Nursing Symposium International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
- Aycock, D.M., (2011). Stroke Risk and Physical Activity in Young Adult African Americans. Poster Presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
- Aycock, D.M., Clark, P.C., Moloney, M., Lee, S. (2011). Successful Project Management Enhances Study Rigor: Practical Tools for Harnessing Research Data. Poster Presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
- Aycock, DM., Clark, PC., Klinedinst, NJ., Gebhardt, MC., Dunbar, SL., & Wolf, SL. (2007) Does Intensive Therapy to Improve Physical Function Affect Memory and Behavior Changes of Stroke Survivors? Podium Presentation at the Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Birmingham, AL.
BLFSON Scholarship Development/ Special Projects Awards program. (2008). Determining Intention and Actualization of Hypertension Education through African American Church Units to Dawn Aycock, Paula Gordon & Kenya Kirkendoll.
Professional Service Activities
American Heart Association Cardiovascular Nursing Council
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
Southern Nursing Research Society
Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc.