Kayoll Galbraith Gyan, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Faculty, School of Nursing

Office: Robinson Hall 106G

Email: k.gyan@northeastern.edu

Phone: 617-373-2421

Education and Training:
PhD   The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BSN  The State University of New York at Binghamton
BA    The State University of New York at Binghamton

Board Certifications:
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, RN

Research Interests:
HPV associated cancer prevention among women of color
HPV vaccination
Racial and ethnic minority adolescents and emerging adults
Cancer Health disparities
Sociocultural determinants of HPV vaccination

NIH Grants:
National Institute Health, U54 CA156732 (Co PI: Kasisomayajula Viswanath). 08/31/21 NIH/NCI University of Massachusetts Boston/Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center Comprehensive Cancer Partnership Program
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow
Total Funding: $20,000

National Institute Health, 3R25CA057711 NIH/NRSA/NCI IH grant (PI: Kasisomayajula Viswanath; Kirsten Davison). 08/2019 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Education Program in Cancer Prevention
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow
Total Funding: $179,220

National Institute of Nursing Research, T32 NR 7091-16 NRSA/NIH/NINR (PI: Merle Mishel) 08/31/2013 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral Training Grant Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness
Role: Predoctoral Fellow
Total Funding: $43,632

Publications:
Galbraith-Gyan, K.V., Lechuga, J., Jenerette, C.M., Moore, A.D., Palmer, M.H. & Hamilton, J.B. (2018). African-American Parents’ and Daughters’ Beliefs about HPV Infection and the HPV vaccine. Public Health Nursing. 2018; 00:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12565.
Galbraith-Gyan, K.V., Lechuga, J., Jenerette, C.M., Moore, A.D., Palmer, M.H. & Hamilton, J.B. (2017). HPV vaccine acceptance among African-American mothers and their daughters: An inquiry grounded in culture. Ethnicity & Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2017.1332758. PubMed PMID: 28553758.
Galbraith, K. V., Lechuga, J., Jenerette, C. M., Moore, A. D., Palmer, M. H., & Hamilton, J. B. (2016). Parental acceptance and uptake of the HPV vaccine among African-Americans and Latinos in the United States: A literature review. Social Science & Medicine, 159:116-26. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.04.028. PMID: 27180256.
Woods-Giscombe, C. L., Rowsey, P. J., Kneipp, S. M., Owens, C. W., Sheffield, K. M., Galbraith, K. V., Hammad, S., Fowler, T., Hodges, E. A., Kowlowitz, V., & Alexander, G. R. (2015). Underrepresented students’ perspectives on institutional climate during application and admission to nursing school: Implications for enhancing diversity and inclusion. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(5), 261-269. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150417-03. PMID: 25950361.
Galbraith, K. V., Gilkey, M. B., Smith, J. S., Richman, A. R., Barclay, L., & Brewer, N. T. (2014). Perceptions of mailed HPV self-testing among women at higher risk for cervical cancer. Journal of Community Health, 39(5), 849-856. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9931-x. PMID: 25120228.
Hamilton, J. B., Galbraith, K. V., Best, N. C., Worthy, V. C., & Moore, A. D. (2014). African American cancer survivors’ use of religious beliefs to positively influence the utilization of cancer care. Journal of Religion & Health. PMID: 25269756.
Hamilton, J. B., Best, N. C., Galbraith, K. V., Worthy, V. C., & Moore, A. D. (2014). Strategies African American cancer survivors use to overcome fears and fatalistic attitudes. Journal of Cancer Education. PMID: 25510365.
Reiter, P. L., McRee, A. L., Pepper, J. K., Gilkey, M. B., Galbraith, K. V., & Brewer, N. T. (2013). Longitudinal predictors of HPV vaccination among a national sample of adolescent males. American Journal of Public Health, 103(8), 1419-1427. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.301189. PMID: 23763402.
Hamilton, J. B., Deal, A. M., Moore, A. D., Best, N. C., Galbraith, K. V., & Muss, H. (2013). Psychosocial predictors of depression among older African American patients with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(4), 394-402. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.394-402. PMID: 23803271.

Areas of Expertise:
Cultural and socio-contextual determinants of HPV vaccination among racial and ethnic minority adolescents and young adults.
Cancer health disparities/ health equity among racial /ethnic minority populations.
Research methods, foundations of theoretical inquiry.
Access to quality care and medical technologies among vulnerable populations.

Honors & Awards:
National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, 2018
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NIH/NCI Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2019
Carol Ann Beerstecher Graduate Scholarship Award, 2015-2016
Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Cohort IV, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, 2014-2016
Mary P. Speight Scholarship Foundation Award, 2014-2016
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Scholarship Award, 2014
James M. Johnston Scholarship, 2013-2014
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral Training Grant NRSA/NIH/NINR Grant NR007091 Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness, 2011-2013
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Alpha Chapter, 2013
Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, 2010-2011
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, 2009-2011
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, 2009-2011

Professional and Community Service:
Member, American Association for Cancer Prevention
Member, American Society for Preventive Oncology
Member, American Public Health Association

Global Health Activities:
Therapeutic Innovations-www.therapeuticinnovations.org