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Barbara DiCicco-Bloom
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Degrees/Diplomas: RN, PhD
Research Interests: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Grounded Theory, Critical Theory, Relationships among Health Care Professionals, Hospice Care, Development of the Role of Nurse Practitioners

Professional Interests:

Expertise in Research Methods:

Qualitative Research: Ethnography,  Grounded  Theory, Content Analysis, Mixed Methods Research             

Content Areas

  • Primary Care
  • Relationships and Communication among Health Care Professionals
  • Home Care/Hospice Care
  • Development of the Role of Nurse Practitioners

Primary Teaching Areas:

Nursing Research, Qualitative, Qualitative Methods, Community Nursing, Professional Issues in Nursing

Selected Publications:
DiCicco-Bloom, B & Cunningham, R. (2015) “Complex patients and interprofessional relationships: Perceptions of primary care nurse practitioners and primary care physicians.” Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. March 11: DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12241.
Karsten, K., DiCicco-Bloom, B. (2014) "Acknowledging the Academic Rigor of Associate Degree Nursing Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Overcoming Failure,” Teaching and Learning in Nursing. October; 9 (4): 153–163.
DiCicco-Bloom, B. & Cunningham, R. (2013) “The Experience of Information Sharing among Primary Care Clinicians with Cancer Survivors and their Oncologists,” Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 7 (1): 124-130.

Ferrante JM, WU, J, DiCicco-Bloom B. Strategies Used and Challenges Faced by a Breast Cancer Navigator in an Urban Underserved Community. J Natl Med Assoc, 2011 August;103(8):729-734. PubMed PMID: 22046850
Isaacson N, Roemheld-Hamm B, Crosson J, DiCicco-Bloom B, Winston C. (2010). Organizational Culture Influences Health Care Workers’ Influenza Behavior. Practice Management, 41(3), 202-207.

Scott J, Cohen DJ, DiCicco-Bloom B, Miller WL, Stange KC, Crabtree BF(2008, July/August) Understanding healing relationships in primary care. Annals of Family Medicine, 6(4), 315-322.
Crosson, CJ, Isaacson N, Lancaster D, McDonald EA, Schueth T, DiCicco-Bloom B, Newman JL, Wang JC, Bell, DS. (2008, April). Variation in electronic prescribing implementationamong twelve ambulatory practices. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(4), 364-71.

DiCicco-Bloom B, Frederickson K, O’Malley D, Shaw E, Crosson JC, Looney, A. (2007, September). Developing a model social capital: Relationships in primary care. Advances in Nursing Science, 30(3), 13-24.
DiCicco-Bloom B, Crabtree BF. (2006, April). The Qualitative Research Interviews. Medical Education, 40(9), 314-21.(Silver Quill Award)
DiCicco-Bloom, B. (2003). The Gendered and Racialized Experiences of Immigrant Nurses from Kerala, India, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 15(1), 26-33.

DiCicco-Bloom B, Cohen D. (2003). Home Care Nurses: A Study of the Occurrence of Culturally Competent Care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 14(1), 25-31.
Researcher Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Upsilon,      2014

Mentor: Natasha Nurse, Doctoral Candidate Award,Mu Upsilon,      2014

Silver Quill Award, (One of the 10 most cited articles in 2009-11),   2011   
 The Qualitative Research Interviews.  Medical Education,
           2006 Apr; 40(4): 314-21.    
New York Times, “Tribute to Nurses Award, Nov. 30,Finalist,           2008

Works in Progress:
Revise and Resubmit: Barbara DiCicco-Bloom & Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom, “The Benefits of Fluid Alliancing: Respect and Information Sharing in Primary Care Practices.” The Sociology of Health and Illness. June 2015.
In Progress: Barbara DiCicco-Bloom, Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom PhD “No Space for Talk: Enforcing Secondary Emotional Labor during Hospice Meetings,” Scheduled for submission, July 2015, Social Science and Medicine.
My clinical background in nursing is primary care, home care and hospice care. My research employs qualitative and mixed methodologies and explores relationships and information sharing among health care professionals that both facilitate and interfere with patient care.  At present, I am conducting an ethnographic study, which is now in its third year and has received funding. The study explores a hospice setting within the context of a large medical center. It focuses on relationships and information sharing of hospice team members with physicians and nurses in the associated medical center and the processes that support or interfere with end of life care. 


New York University Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing 1987-1995

New York University, MA Nursing Science 1978-1980

New York University,  Bachelor of Arts, Nursing Science,

Magna Cum Laude 1974-1977

Northeastern University,  Bachelor of Science, Biology 1969-1974