Barbara L. Dancy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Department of Health Systems Science
Associate Dean for Nursing Science Studies
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Barbara L. Dancy's research focuses on the development and testing of innovative, culturally sensitive, HIV-risk reduction programs for vulnerable, underserved populations. These populations include low-income African American women, low-income African American mother/adolescent daughter pairs, and Malawian adolescents. She is beginning to work on the development of interventions for African American adolescent males who are disproportionately affected by HIV. Her research work has been and is currently supported by the National Institutes Health.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Dancy teaches in the area of mental health nursing and has expertise in psychopathology and psychiatric interventions, including individual, group, and family therapy. She also has expertise in research design. As the director of a National Institute of Nursing Research T32 Training Grant, Reducing Health Disparities in Underserved Populations, she is assisting in preparing nurses to assuming the role of researchers in the area of reducing health disparities among underserved populations.
Service / Practice
Dr. Dancy has served on numerous community, university, and nursing committees as well as on a Data Safety and Monitoring Board. She continues to work closely with the community in developing culturally relevant interventions.
Dr. Dancy enjoys sewing, going to the theater, and spending time with her family.
Current Research Projects: