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John Lowe, RN, PhD, FAAN
1996 - Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Miami School of Nursing, Miami, Florida
1992-1996 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration/American Nurses Association
1991-1992 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Cultural Institute
1986 - Master of Science in Nursing, Oral Roberts University, Anna Vaughn School of Nursing, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1981 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Dr. John Lowe is a Cherokee Native American Indian tribal member and currently one of only 15 doctoral prepared Native American Indian nurses in the United States. Dr. Lowe is a pre-doctoral ANA Ethnic Minority Fellowship alumnus and now serves as the Vice-Chair of the Advisory Committee. He is also a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Lowe recently received the John Wymer Professorship award. He actively serves in elected, appointed, advisory and consultant positions such as the American Colleges of Nursing (AACN) California Endowment for Cultural Competencies in Graduate Nursing, American Nurses Foundation, Florida Nurses Association, Florida Nurses Foundation, National Coalition of Minority Nurses Associations, National Alaskan Native American Indian Nurses Association, Pathways into Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Cherokee Nation Healthy Nations Programs, and the Indian Health Service. Dr. Lowe has represented Native American Indian nurses in many national forums and with national leaders such as the U.S. Surgeon General and the former first lady, Mrs. Rosalyn Carter. Globally, he has provided health-care services to underserved/disadvantaged groups in countries such as Tanzania, Costa Rica, Jamaica and China. He advocates for the cultural competent health care of Native Americans and indigenous people globally. Models that have emerged from his funded research are being used to promote the health and well-being of Native American Indians. He developed and studies an intervention for the reduction of substance abuse and other risk behaviors among Native American Indian youth. Dr. Lowe developed the Cherokee Self-Reliance Model which is being used in several intervention research projects that utilizes the traditional Talking Circle format to reduce substance abuse and other risk behaviors among Native American Indian youth. He is currently the Principal Investigator of several National Institutes of Health funded research projects. Dr. Lowe also co-authored the Native American Nursing Conceptual Framework which is being used to guide nursing curriculums. His work has been acknowledged through his induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and numerous awards such as the Florida Nurses Association Cultural Diversity Award, Great 100 Centennial Research Award, and the Nursing Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Lowe has presented nationally and internationally and has published several articles and books that report the findings of his research.
Teaching & Research
Lowe, J. (2011). Principal Investigator. "Testing a Substance Abuse Prevention for Cherokee Early Adolescents" National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Lowe, J. (2011). Co-Principal Investigator with Wagner, E. "Brief Intervention for Substance Using Native Youth". National Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse
$3,190,385; FAU contract totals $476, 394.
Lowe, J. (2010) Faculty Advisor. Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) project (CFDA NO. 84.200 ) U.S. Department of Education.
Lowe, J. (2008). Sponsor and Mentor to Archibald, C. "Safe Choices to Prevent HIV/AIDS in Afro-Caribbean American Youth" 1 K01 NR010685-02 National Institutes of Health Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) $274,703.00
Lowe, J. (2007). Principal Investigator. "Community Partnership to Affect Cherokee Adolescent Substance Abuse 1 R01 DA021714-03". National Institutes of Health Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) $1,335,319.00
Lowe, J. (2005). "Transcultural Caring Research and Student Experience at the Cherokee Nation". Submitted to the FAU Research Enhancement Programs Travel Award Program. $2,100.00
Lead Coordinator for Program Grant for Jackson Memorial Hospital Mental Health Center (2003). Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP) Program Grant. Florida Department of Health, $1,500,000.00
Lowe, J. (2003). Principal Investigator. "Nursing in the Native American Culture". Johnson and Johnson Corporation. $75,000.00
Lowe, J. (2002). Principal Investigator. "A Cherokee Teen Talking Circle". Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. $5,000.00
Lowe, J. (2000). Co-Principal Investigator. "Teen Intervention Project-Cherokee (TIP-C)" National Institute of Health National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Minority Supplement to R01 AA10246-05S1. $146,000.00
Lowe, J. (1993). Principal Investigator. "The Self-Reliance of the Cherokee". Submitted to the National Institute of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration via ANA pre- doctoral Ethnic/Minority Fellowship Program. $68,000.00
Selected Journal Publications:
Lowe, J., Riggs, C., & Henson, J. (2011). Principles for Establishing Trust When Developing a Substance Abuse Intervention with a Native American Community.
Journal of Creative Nursing.
Lowe, J. & Gibson, S. (2011). Reflections of a Homeless Population's Lived Experience with Substance Abuse. Journal of Community Health Nursing.
Lowe, J., et al (2011). Cultural Competencies for Graduate Nursing Education. Journal of Professional Nursing.
Lowe, J., Riggs, C., & Henson, J., & Liehr, P. (2009).
Cherokee Self-Reliance and Word-Use in Stories of Stress. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 16 (1): 5-9. (Data-based)
Lowe, J. & Archibald, C. (2009). Cultural Diversity: The Intention of Nursing. Nursing Forum, 44 (1): 11-18.
Lowe, J. (2008). A Cultural Approach to Conducting HIV/AIDS and HCV Education Education Among Native American Adolescents. Journal of School Nursing, 24: 229-238. (Data-based)
Lowe, J. (2008). Featured Interview. Lessons from My Father. Minority Nurse, Winter 2008, 40-44.
Lowe, J. (2007). Featured in American Nurses Association Annual Report.
Lowe, J. (2007). The Need for Historically Grounded HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Among Native Americans. Journal of the Association Nurses in AIDS Care, 18 (2): 15-17.
Lowe, J. (2006). Tribute to Dr. Roxanne Struthers: A Native American Indian Transcultural Nurse. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 17 (3): 215-216.
Lowe, J. (2006). Teen Intervention Project - Cherokee (TIP-C). Pediatric Nursing, 32 (5):495 - 500. (Data-based)
Lowe, J. (2005). Being Influenced: A Cherokee Way of Mentoring. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 12 (2):37-49. (Data-based)
Lowe, J. Featured Interview. Healing a Wounded Past. Minority Nurse, Spring 2004, 32-37.
Lowe, J. (2003). The Self-Reliance of the Cherokee Adolescent Male. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 14: 209 - 214. (Data-based)
Struthers, R., & Lowe, J. (2003). Nursing in the Native American Culture and Historical Trauma. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 24 (3): 257-272. (Data-based)
Lowe, J. (2002). Cherokee Self-Reliance. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 13 (4): 287-295. (Data-based)
Lowe, J. (2002). Balance and Harmony Through Connectedness: The Intention of Native American Nurses. Holistic Nursing Practice, 16 (4): 4 - 11
Nichols, L., Lowe, J., & Parker, J. (2002). Researching With Respect. Minority Nurse, Summer 2002, 78-80
Lowe, J., & Struthers, R (2001). A Conceptual Framework: Nursing in the Native American Culture. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Third Quarter, 33 (3): 279-283. (Data-based)
Grossman, D., Massey, P., Blais, K., Lowe, J., Geiger, E., Pereira, 0., Stewart, A., Taylor R, Filer, V. Nembhard, & Talley-Ross, N. (1995). Cultural Diversity in Florida Nursing Programs: A Survey of Deans and Directors. Journal of Nursing Education, 37 (1): 22-26.
Lowe, J. Featured Interview. Nursing is a Great Way to Serve Our People. Winds Of Change: American Indian Education & Opportunity, Winter 2000; 15 (1): 48 - 49
Lowe, J. Mentoring for Nursing's Future. Nursing Spectrum, October 2000; 10 (20): 7
Lowe, J. Developing Cultural Competence. The Florida Nurse, February 1994,42 (2):16-31
Selected Book Publications
Lowe, J. (2005). Be Safe: A Guide for the Cultural Competent Health Care Treatment of Native Americans Living with HIV/AIDS. National Minority AIDS Education Center. Howard University: DC.
Lowe, J. (2004). Circle of Harmony. National Native American AIDS Prevention Center. Oakland, CA
Lowe, J. (1985). Orthopedic Care: Patient Education Handbook. Riverside Hospital
Lowe. J. (1984). Resource Guide for Patient Education. Riverside Nurse.
Recognition & Awards
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