Valerie Eschiti

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Valerie Eschiti


Eschiti, Valerie (HSC)
Assistant Professor

Department of:

College of Nursing/Center for Nursing Research -Assistant Professor

Center of:


Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN   BSN   1983
Ball State University, Muncie, IN   MSN   1988
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX   PhD   2007

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Cancer across the continuum in American Indians of the Southern Plains, including the use of traditional indigenous healing for cancer. Includes focus on the use of navigation for wellness and cancer education, as well as goal-setting; nutrition and cancer; and HPV immunization.


Research Projects:

Native Navigation Across the Cancer Continuum in Comanche Nation, NIH, 4/19/10-3/31/13
Circle of Life: Cancer Education and Outreach for American Indians/Alaska Natives, CDC
"Perceived Barriers to HPV Vaccination by American Indian Youth and Caregivers" (NARCH), Stephenson Cancer Center SCOR Pilot Funding Grant, 1/1/12-12/31/12

Selected Publications:

Native cancer navigation: The state of the science
2012    Eschiti, V., Burhansstipanov, L., & Watanabe-Galloway, S.
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Online evaluation programs: Benefits and limitations
2012    Burhansstipanov, L., Clark, R.E., Seals, B.F., Watanabe-Galloway, S., Petereit, D.G., Eschiti, V., Krebs, L.U., & Pingatore, N.L.
Journal of Cancer Education, Online First
Preliminary lessons learned from the "Native Navigators and the Cancer Continuum" (NNACC)
2012    Burhansstipanov, L., Krebs, L.U., Seals, B.F., Watanabe-Galloway, S., Petereit, D.G., Pingatore, N.L., & Eschiti, V.
Journal of Cancer Education, Online First
The value of listening to Grandmothers' infant feeding stories
2011    Grassley, J.S., & Eschiti, V.S.
Journal of Perinatal Education
Use of the Talking Circle for Comanche Women's Breast Health Education
   Haozous, E., Eschiti, V.S., Lauderdale, J., Hill, C., & Amos, C.
Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(4), 377-385
Expanding what we know about off-peak mortality in hospitals
   Hamilton, P., Mathur, S. Geimenhardt, G., Eschiti, V., & Campbell, M.
The Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(3), 124-128
Off-peak nurse staffing: Critical care nurses speak
   Eschiti, V., & Hamilton, P.
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 30(1), 62-68
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