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Barbara DiCicco-Bloom
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island|Graduate Center
Room Number: Building 5S Room 107
Degrees/Diplomas: RN, PhD
Research Interests: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Grounded Theory, Relationships among Health Care Professionals

Expertise in Research Methods:
Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Grounded Theory, Mixed Methods Research.

Content Areas:

Dr. DiCicco-Bloom's research explores how relationships among nurses and other health care professionals shape organizational efficacy and patient care with a focus on Primary Care, Pallitative Care and Hospice Care.

Primary Teaching Areas:

Nursing Research, Qualitative Methodology, Mixed Methods and Fundamentals in Nursing, Primary Care, Hospice an Pallitative Care.

Selected Publications:

DiCicco-Bloom, B.,
DiCicco-Bloom Benjamin, (2019) Secondary Emotional Labor: Supervisors Withholding Support and Guidance in Interdisciplinary Group Meetings in a Community Hospice Program,” Work and Occupations.  0730888419848042.                               
Nurse, Natasha, DiCicco-Bloom, B., Limba, R. (2019), “Application of Caring Theory to Nursing Care of Women Experiencing Stillbirth,” The Amercian Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, Jan/Feb; 44: (1) 27-32. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000494
DiCicco-Bloom B., DiCicco-Bloom, Benjamin (2016) “The Benefits of Fluid Alliancing: Respect and Information Sharing in Primary Care Practices.” The Sociology of Health and Illness. July; 38: (6) 965-979.
Roye, C. and DiCicco-Bloom, B. (2016). A Comparison of HIV-Positive and Negative Black and Latina Women Living In HIV-Dense Neighborhoods. In Nursing Research Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. E8-E8.
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
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.
DiCicco-Bloom B, Frederickson K, O’Malley D, Shaw E, Crosson JC, Looney, A. (Sept. 2007) “Developing a model social capital: Relationships in primary care,” Advances in Nursing Science, 30, 3, 13-24.
DiCicco-Bloom B, Crabtree BF.  “Qualitative Interviews.” Medical Education, 2006 Apr; 40(9): 314-21.

New York Academy of Medicine Fellow Inductee, 2015.
Researcher Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Upsilon Chapter, 2014.
Qualitative Research Interview, Medical Education, April 2006: Silver Quill Award for most cited article 2006 (most cied article in the journal from 2016-2019).
New York Times, “Tribute to Nurses Award,” Finalist, 2008.

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 in a large New York City medical center which builds on my previous work and is funded by Mu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. The study explores the interactions among intensive care unit, palliative care, and hospice care nurses and other personnel and the processes that both support and/or interfere with end of life care.


UMDNJ Roberwood Johnson Medical School
Health Service Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship 1996-2000.

New York University PhD 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