Interim Dean of the School of Nursing and Associate Clinical Professor
DNP, Johns Hopkins University
MS Nursing, University of Maryland
BSN, University of Maryland
AAS, Community College of Denver
Massachusetts Board of Registered Nursing, Registered Nurse
Connecticut Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse
ANCC Nurse Executive, Advanced Certification
My current research involves substance use and the emotional wellbeing of nurses, nursing students, and other vulnerable populations. I am especially interested in maladaptive coping mechanisms and the ways in which modern healthcare structures influence the help-seeking behaviors of nurses and other health professionals. My unique contribution to the field involves arguing that harm reduction strategies for substance use, access to mental health resources, and a focus on resilience belong in the conversation about caring for nurses, nursing students, and other vulnerable populations. Traditionally, researchers, leaders, and the general public have focused on a model of risky substance use within nursing that denies the modern understanding of substance use as a continuum of behaviors that represent varying degrees of danger to the individual and, importantly, to society at large. As a nurse leader, I am especially interested in the culture of healthcare that casually normalizes unhealthy patterns of substance use and coping while simultaneously vilifying nurses who succumb to addiction and mental health crises.
Broom Research Fund (2/12/2021)(PI): “Establishing a Structured Peer Support Program to Provide Emotional First Aid in the SDSU School of Nursing” ($10,000)
San Diego State University (2019-2020): Grants and Research Enterprise Writing (GREW) Program ($3,000)
Academic Partners to Improve Health: AACN/CDC DNP Evidence-Based Project Grant (PI) (2015-2016) “An Evidence-Based Strategy for Identification and Management of Substance Use in Cancer Patients” ($10,000)
Refereed Journal Articles
Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DVM7adwAAAAJ&hl=en
Choflet, A., Rivero, C., Barnes, A., Waite-Labott, K., Lee, K., & Davidson, J. (2023). Accessibility and Financial Barriers in the Utilization of Alternative to Discipline Programs. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. [in press]
Foli, K., Choflet, A., Matthias-Anderson, D., Mercer, M., Thompson, R., & Squires, A. (2022). The Power of the Language We Use: Stigmatization of Individuals and Fellow Nurses with Substance Use Issues. Research in Nursing and Health.
Barnes, A., Ye, G.Y., Ayers, C., Choflet, A., Lee, K. C., Zisook, S., & Davidson, J. E. (2022). Entangled: A mixed method analysis of nurse with mental health problems who die by suicide. Nursing Inquiry, e12537. https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12537
Lee, K., Ye, G., Choflet, A., Barnes, A., Zisook, S., Ayers, C., & Davidson, J. (2022). Longitudinal Analysis of Suicides among Pharmacists during 2003-2018. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2022.04.013.
Choflet, A., Barnes, A., Zisook, S., Lee, K.C., Ayers, C., Koivula, D., Ye, G., & Davidson, J. (2022). The nurse leader’s role in nurse substance use, mental health, and suicide in a peripandemic world. Nursing Administration Quarterly,46(1):19-28. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000510. PMID: 34860798.
Choflet, A., Davidson, J., Lee, K., Ye., G., & Zisook, S. (2021). A comparative analysis of the substance use and mental health characteristics of nurses who complete suicide. Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15749.
Davidson, J., Ye, G., Parra, M., Choflet, A., Lee, K., Barnes, A., & Zisook, S.(2021). Job-related problems prior to nurse suicide 2003-2017: A longitudinal mixed methods analysis. Journal of Nursing Regulation,12(1): 28-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2155-8256(21)00017-X.
Choflet, A., Packard, T., & Stashower, K. (2021). Rethinking organizational change in the Covid-19 era. Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jhmhp-21-11.
Choi Y, Smith KC, Shukla A, Blackford AL, Tran PT, Peairs KS, DeMarco TM, Choflet A, Farling K, Kelso M, Carducci MA, Mayonado N, Snyder CF. (2021). What are survivorship care plans failing to tell men after prostate cancer treatment? The Prostate. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.24116.
Moskalenko M, Zaccone J, Fiscelli CA, Wieworka J, Anderson R, Choflet A, Martens S, Goodman KA, Golden DW, Nath SK. Assessment of Radiation Oncology Nurse Education in the United States. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Jul 1;110(3):667-671. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.01.031. Epub 2021 Jan 29. PMID: 33524544..
Davidson, J., Choflet, A., Earley, M., Clark, P., Dilks, S., Morrow, L., Tucker, S., & Mims, T. (2021). Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention: Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. American Nurse Journal,16(2): 2-6.
Melnyk, B., Hsieh, MPH; A., Davidson, J., Carpenter, H., Choflet, A., Heath, J., Hess, M., Lee, P., Link, T., Marcus, J., Pabico, C., Poindexter, K., & Stand, L. (2020). Promoting nurse mental health: An urgent call to shift from crisis intervention to long-term prevention. American Nurse Journal,15(12): 2-5.
Choflet, A., Hoofring, L., Cheng, Z., Katulis, L., Narang, A., & Appling, S. (2020). Substance Use Screening Protocol: Implementation of a System for Patients With Cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing,24(5): 554-560. https://doi.org/10.1188/20.CJON.554-560.
Rhieu, B., Terezakis, S., Greco, S., Deville, C., Souranis, A., Choflet, A., DeWeese, T., Viswanathan, A., Laub, W., McNutt, T., & Wright, J. (2019). Patterns of incident reporting across clinical sites in a regionally expanding academic radiation oncology department. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 16(7): 915-921. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.010.
Nakatsugawa, M., Cheng, Z., Kiess, A., Choflet, A., Bowers, M., Utsunomiya, K., Sugiyama, S., Wong, J., Quon, H., & McNutt, T. (2019). The needs and benefits of continuous model updates on the accuracy of RT-induced toxicity prediction models within a learning health system. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics, 103(2): 460-467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.09.038.
Wright, J., Parekh, A., Rhieu, B., Miller, D., Opris, V., Souranis, A., Choflet, A., Viswanathan, A., DeWeese, T., McNutt, T., & Terezakis, S. (2019). Adoption of an incident learning system in a regionally expanding academic radiation oncology department. Reports of Practical Oncology & Radiotherapy, 24(4): 338-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rpor.2019.05.008.
Academy Scholar, New Academic Leadership Academy, Sigma Theta Tau, 2021
Graduate, Leadership Development Program, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2018
Thumbprint Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Radiation Oncology, 2014
Graduate, Aspiring Nurse Leader Institute, American Organization of Nurse Executives, 2009
Unsung Hero Award, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2009
Service to the Profession
Volunteer, San Diego County Medical Reserve Corps, 2021 to 2022
Financial Director, San Diego Consortium for Excellence in Nursing and Allied Health, 2019 to present
Member, Oncology Nursing Society, Leadership Development Initiative design team, 2019
Service to the Community
Member, San Diego County Public Health Department Clinical Advisory Subgroup-Workforce Planning Meeting, 2020-2022
Member, ANA/C Social Justice Task Force, 2020 to present
Member, ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Strength Through Resiliency Committee’s Work Group, 2020
Financial Director & Faculty member, San Diego Consortium for Excellence in Nursing and Allied Health, 2019 to present
President, Board of Directors, Nursing Heart Inc. 2012 to present
Board of Directors President, Nursing Heart, Incorporated