• janineeverett2013
Director of the Public Health Program
Public Health, Biology

Biography

Professor Everett received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a post-doctoral research position there as well. At Penn, she focused her scholarship on the areas of skin biomechanics, color, and injury and on digital imaging in health research. All of her work has been through the lens of health disparities/inequities, and this continues with her present research interests. These interests include continued work with skin and with digital imaging, as well as nutrition, health policy, and exercise-related health and performance risks, benefits, and influences.


Education

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship - Center for Health Equity Research, University of Pennsylvania


Ph.D.  -  University of Pennsylvania, Nursing

M.S.   -   University of Pennsylvania, Nursing

Grants & Awards

  • National Institute of Nursing Research; Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in Nursing (1F311NR011106-01, $144,289) “Skin Elasticity and Skin Color: Addressing Health Disparity in Sexual Assault;” 2009-2012; Role: Principal Investigator
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)/Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)/American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Scholar (2010-023, $7,000). “Skin Elasticity: Explaining Health Disparity and Differences in Skin Injury Following Sexual Assault;” 2010-2011. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Center for Health Equity (CHER) Training Award, University of Pennsylvania ($5,000). Program: Essentials of Color Science, Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, June 22-23, 2010.
  • Institute of Nursing Science (INS) Training Award, University of Basel, Switzerland ($4,650). Program: Measurement in Health Care Research, University of Basel, Switzerland, August 13-22, 2009.
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (1R01NR011589, $42,634). Administrative Supplement to Injury in Latina Women after Sexual Assault: Moving Toward Health Care Equity. 2010. M.S. Sommers, Principal Investigator; J. S. Everett, Co-Investigator.
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (R01NR011589, $3,554,021): Sommers (PI) “Injury in Latina Women after Sexual Assault: Moving Toward Health Care Equity;” 2009-2014; Role: Co-Investigator
  • National Institute of Nursing Research; National Institute of Mental Health (3R01NR05352, $2,253,661) Sommers (PI) “Injury from Sexual Assault: Addressing Health Disparity;” 2007-2011; Role: Senior Technical Consultant

Academic Honors

  • Marion R. Gregory Award for a Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2011.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Chapter, PhD award, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2011.
  • National Institute of Nursing Research; Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in Nursing (F31) 2009-2012.
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)/Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)/American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Scholar. 2010-2011.
  • Institute of Nursing Science (INS), University of Basel, Switzerland; Invited International Scholar and Travel Grant Award Recipient, 2009.
  • University of Pennsylvania, University Fellow, 2007-2008.
  • North Carolina Nurse Scholars, Scholarship Award, 1993-1995.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2006-present.
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society 1993-present.

Publications

  • Everett, J.S., Budescu, M., & Sommers, M.S. (2012). Making sense of skin color in clinical care. Clinical Nursing Research. DOI:10.1177/1054773812446510
  • Everett, J.S., & Sommers, M.S. (online ahead of print, April 2012). Skin viscoelasticity: Physiologic mechanisms, measurement issues, and application to nursing science. Biological Research for Nursing. DOI: 10.1177/1099800411434151
  • Fisher, B.S., Kaplan, A., Budescu, M., Fargo, J.D., Tiller, D.A., Everett, J.S., & Sommers, M.S. (accepted November 2012). Influence of injury on women’s willingness to engage with the criminal justice process after rape. Violence and Victims.
  • Sommers, M.S., Brown, K.M., Buschur, C., Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., Fisher, B.S., Hinkle, C., & Zink, T.M. (2012). Injuries from intimate partner and sexual violence: Significance and classification systems. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 19(5), 250-263. DOI:10.1016/j.jflm.2012.02.014
  • Walsh-Brennan, A.M., De Leon Siantz, M.L., Barnsteiner, J.H., Cotter, V., & Everett, J.S. (2012). LGBTI content for nursing curricula. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28(2), 96-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2011.11.004.
  • Alexander, K., Dovydaitis, T., Beacham, B., Bohinski, J., Brawner, B., Clements, C., Everett, J.S., Gomes, M., Harner, H., McDonald, C., Pinkston, E., & Sommers, M.S. (2011). Learning health equity frameworks within a community of scholars. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(10), 569-74. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20110630-05.
  • Fisher, B.S., Kaplan, A., Budescu, M., Fargo, J.D., Tiller, D.A., Everett, J.S., & Sommers, M.S. (under review). Influence of injury on women’s willingness to engage with the criminal justice process after rape. Violence and Victims.

Refereed Abstracts, Reviews, and Short Reports

  • Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., & Sommers, M.S. (2010). Factors protecting skin from injury: Relationships between age, skin colour and skin elasticity. Injury Prevention, 16(S1), A236.
  • Sommers, M.S., Everett, J.S., & Fargo, J.D. (2010). Injury from rape and consensual sexual intercourse: Role of skin colour and time to exam. Injury Prevention, 16(S1), A183.

Presentations

(Selected Refereed Presentations. * Denotes poster presentation; ** Denotes international poster presentation; ^ Denotes podium presentation; ^^ Denotes international podium presentation)

  • ^^ Sommers, M.S., Brown, K., Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., Zink, T., & Fisher, B. (2012). Policy implications: Injury in women after sexual assault. ICOWHI 19th International Congress on Women's Health 2012: Partnering for a Brighter Global Future, November 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • ^^ Sommers, M.S., Everett, J.S., & Fargo, J.D. (2012) Forensic examination following rape: Do skin color and baseline injury matter? Safety 2012 World Conference: 11th World Conference on Injury, October 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • ^ Sommers, M.S., Kaplan, A., Everett, J.S., Fisher, B.S., Tiller, D., & Budescu, M. (2012) Reporting rape: Does the nature of the forensic examination matter? Midwest Nursing Research Society, April 2012, Dearborn, MI.
  • **Sommers, M.S., Everett, J.S., Brown, K.M., Tiller, D., & Fargo, J.D. (2011) Skin Injury and Skin Color: Studying Women after Consensual Sexual Intercourse to Understand Injury from Sexual Assault. Bringing Science to Life: 25th Anniversary of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s Concluding Symposium: A Healthier Tomorrow. October 2011, Washington, D.C.
  • ^^ McDonald, C.C., Bohinski, J.M., & Everett, J.S. (2011) Promoting Health Equity: A Charge for Nursing Science. International Council of Nurses (ICN) Conference and CNR, May 2011, Valletta, Malta.
  • ** Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., & Sommers, M.S. (2011) Clinical Innovations: Skin Color in Health. International Council of Nurses (ICN) Conference and CNR, May 2011, Valletta, Malta.
  • ^^ Sommers, M.S., Everett, J.S., Tiller, D., & Fargo, J.D. (2011) Innovations in Clinical Care: Using Injury Findings from the Forensic Sexual Assault Exam. International Council of Nurses (ICN) Conference and CNR, May 2011, Valletta, Malta.
  • ^* Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., & Sommers, M.S. (2011) Spectrophotometery versus Self-Report: Implications for Skin Color Measurement. MNRS Annual Conference, March 2011, Columbus, OH
  • ^* Sommers, M.S., Everett, J.S., Brown, K., Zink. T., & Fargo, J.D. (2011). Innovations in the forensic sexual assault exam: The role of skin color and time since last intercourse. MNRS Annual Conference, March 2011, Columbus, OH.
  • * Sommers, M.S., Everett, J.S., & Fargo, J.D. (2010). Injury resulting from consensual sexual intercourse and sexual assault: Role of skin color and time to exam. 138th Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, November 2010, Denver, CO.
  • * Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., & Sommers, M.S. (2010). The Impact of Age and Skin Color on Skin Elasticity. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, September 2010, Washington, D.C.
  • ^ McDonald, C.C., Bohinski, J.M., & Everett, J.S. (2010). Promoting Health Equity Through Nursing Science. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, September 2010, Washington, D.C.
  • ^^ Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., & Sommers, M.S. (2010). Factors Protecting Skin from Injury: Relationships between Age, Skin Color, and Skin Elasticity. Safety 2010 Conference, September, 2010, London (U.K.).
  • * Everett, J.S., & Sommers, M.S. (2010). Protection from Injury: The Impact of Age and Skin Color on Skin Elasticity. Injury Science Day at the University of Pennsylvania, March 2010, Philadelphia, PA.
  • * Everett, J.S., Fargo, J.D., Hanrahan, C.E., Basta, N.I., & Sommers, M.S. (2009). Skin Injury and Protection in Sexual Assault: How Skin Elasticity Varies by Color and Age in Females. American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting and Expo, November 2009, Philadelphia PA.
  • * Everett, J.S., & Sommers, M.S. (2009). Skin Elasticity and Skin Color: Conceptual and Methodological Issues; Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Special Topics Conference, October 2009, Washington DC.
  • * Everett, J. S., & Sommers, M. S. (2008). Integrated Review:  State of the Science on Skin Elasticity. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, October 2008, Washington, D.C.
  • * Everett, J. S., & Sommers, M. S.; Baker, R. B.; Fargo, J. D. (2008). Biometric Measurement of Skin Elasticity and Skin Color. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, October 2008, Washington, D.C.

Audio-Visual Production

  • Everett, J. S. (2008). [Podcast] Nurses as Scientists. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science regional winner representing the Eastern Nursing Research Society in national competition. 

Invited Lectures  (^^ Denotes International)

  •  Everett, J.S. & Sommers, M.S. (Invited keynote address). “Digital image capture and analysis: Evidence-based practice;” IAFN Photography Symposium in Forensic Nursing Practice, San Diego, CA, March 14, 2011.
  • ^^ Everett, J.S. (Research presentation). “Measurement of skin biomechanics: Theoretical rationale and techniques;” University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 9, 2011.
  •  ^^ Everett, J.S. “Mentorship as a Top Priority, Student Perspective;” University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; September, 2010.
  • ^^ Everett, J.S. “Experiences as a Doctoral Student: Building a Program of Research;” University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; September, 2010.
  • ^^ Sommers, M.S., and Everett, J.S. “Doctoral programs in nursing: Vision and mission.” University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain; September 2010.
  • Everett, J.S. “Beyond the Rainbow: Imaging Science in Injury Prevention;” National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA; June 2009.
  • Everett, J.S. “Photographic documentation of genital injury;” Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training; Philadelphia, PA; November 2008.

Course Information

PBH/PUB410 U.S. Health Policy

This senior-level seminar course serves as an introduction to health policy in the United States. We focus on the processes involved in the evolution of health policy as well as how sociopolitical culture, political structures, economics, and access issues influence the health of individuals in the United States. Throughout the course, the underlying constant will be the discussions of what CAN be done and what SHOULD be done regarding health care in the United States.

PBH/BIO/PUB/STS251 Introduction to Public Health

In this course, students explore several components that are key to understanding public health. We discuss what public health is – and is not.  We also explore determinants of health, and the tools used by public health practitioners and scientists in protecting and improving population health. Further, during this semester we focus on the critical assessment of information- from the short blurbs that spread rapidly via social and popular media to the (often) less-accessible information in peer-reviewed scientific publications. We discuss determinants and prevention of disease and critically evaluate often-conflicting health information. During this course, students will obtain foundational tools for understanding the multiple and varied influences on population health.

PBH/BIO351 Epidemiology

In this course, students receive an introduction to the principles and methods of epidemiologic research. Key components of this PBH351 include an introduction to measures and principles of epidemiology, the role of epidemiology in public/population health, study design, analysis and interpretation of data, and effective communication of findings.

ENV/PBH/STS315 Health Risks in the Environment

Known and emerging environmental hazards represent significant public health risks to vulnerable populations. Case studies include lead, tobacco, asthma, nutrition, and endocrine-disrupting compounds as well as common airborne and waterborne chemical and biological pollutants. The course develops an understanding of acute, chronic and cumulative health risks that result from short-term and long-term environmental exposures. Important epidemiological, demographic and environmental justice parameters are incorporated into students’ projects that focus on at-risk groups, such as children, the elderly, and immune-compromised individuals


ENV490 Environmental Health Risks Facing Student Athletes

Athletes practicing in outdoor and/or hot ambient conditions are subject to multiple health risks in the short- and long-term. In this course, we will explore environmental risk factors related to participation in student athletics. We will incorporate instruction on the cultural beliefs, training, and means of presenting or restricting opportunity that can influence behaviors. Finally, we will propose methods to improve health-protective practices in this at-risk population.


PBH 388 Public Health Research: Pregnancy Outcomes in American Women

This interdisciplinary seminar will explore women’s health and pregnancy outcomes through the lenses of science and social analysis. Personal behavior, environmental effects, socioocultural influences, genetics, and  the intersection of these -and many other- factors, wil be the focus of this course. In addition to reading and discussion on influences on pregnancy outcomes, students will examine results of surveys of Amish women in Lancaster County, African American and Hispanic women in Lancaster City and women of child-bearing age in central Pa. This course is supported by funds from the PA Dept. of Health. (Everett, Flaherty, Kibler, Miller, Yost) Cross-listed as GOV/PUB/STS/WGS388