Biography

Cheryl Krause-Parello completed her PhD in Nursing Research at Rutgers University, where she developed a program of human-animal interaction research. Her dissertation research (2007) examined the relationships among loneliness, pet attachment, social support, and well-being in older adults. The results demonstrated that pet attachment mediated the effect of loneliness on aspects of well-being.

Over the past several years, Krause-Parello has expanded her research and has begun examining the relationship between human-animal interaction and stress biomarkers in vulnerable populations, including military veterans and children of alleged sexual abuse. The long-term goal of her program of research is to implement effective interventions to modulate the long-term effects of PTSD on returning active duty military and veterans and to identify additional populations where this intervention will be effective. One of Dr. Krause-Parello's prospective goals is to provide the evidence to support changes in public policy so that service dogs are covered as a reimbursable medical expense for those recovering from a service connected condition.

Krause-Parello has developed and is the director of a university-based health research initiative for veterans, Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-P.A.W.W.)™

http://nursing.fau.edu/outreach/c-paww/

She has authored a multitude of peer-reviewed journal publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences to share her research findings. In July 2017, she was named President of the International Society for Anthrozoology. Her work on animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has received national attention from the media, including U.S. News & World Report, 7News Denver, The American Nurse, Pets in the City, Cat Fancy, USA Weekend, and PCORI Digest, to name a few. Krause-Parello serves on nursing journal editorial boards and is a member of several national and international professional organizations related to her discipline.

Dr. Krause-Parello is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) and in 2017 she was named an AAN Edge Runner. Dr. Krause-Parello is an American Nurses Foundation Scholar and her research achievements have been recognized by her peers receiving the American Nursing Association: Denver Metro Regional Nightingale Luminary Award, Jessie M. Scott Award, Institute for Nursing: New Jersey State Nurses Association Diva Honoree Research Award, Ronald E. McNair Program Summer Research Institute Research Mentor Award, Presidential Excellence Award for Scholarship, Faculty Research Mentor of the Year Award, and the National Association of School Nurses Research Recognition Award.

Dr. Krause-Parello continues to expand her involvement in professional research, training, and community engagement to advance the health and well-being of members of the armed forces and their families.

Grants Awarded

Evaluating the Efficacy of a Service Dog Training Program for Military Veterans with PTSD. The National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. 1R21HD097763-01. ($438,787). Role M-PI Krause-Parello & Friedmann) 2/1/2019- 01/31/2021.

Veterans Action League 2.0: Developing a National Veteran-Centered Chronic Pain Research Agenda. Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EAIN): Research Support Award ($250,000) (Role: PI-Project Lead) 1/1/2019-12/31/2020.

Stakeholder-Driven Veteran’s Suicide Protection Advisory Group. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Tier III Pipeline to Proposal Award ($50,000) (Role: PI-Project Lead). 8/1/17-7/31/18.

Operation PCOR: Training Veterans as Partners in PTSD Research. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EAIN): Research Support Award ($250,000) (Role: PI-Project Lead). 10/1/2017-9/30/2019.

Veterans' Action League (VAL): Building Capacity to Engage Veterans in PCOR and CER Activities. Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EAIN): Research Support Award ($250,000) (Role: PI-Project Lead) 8/1/2016-11/30/2018.

Military Veterans and Shelter Dogs: One Rescue at a Time. International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)/Waltham Collaborative Research Award ($50,000) Fort Collins, CO (Role-PI) 8/1/2016- 7/31/2018.

Stakeholder-Driven Veteran’s Suicide Protection Advisory Group. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Tier II Pipeline to Proposal Award ($25,000) Denver, CO (Role: PI-Project Lead) 5/1/16-4/30/17.

Working Dogs for Wounded Warriors: Understanding Patient Stress in Aeromedical Evacuation and the Impact of Animal Assisted Intervention, TriService Nursing Research Program Exploratory Award ($304,325) Andrews Air Force Base, MD (Role: AI) 3/1/2012-4/30/2017.

C-P.A.W.W.- Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors. The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation Grant ($25,000) (Role: PI) 7/29/2015.

Stakeholder-Driven Veteran’s Suicide Protection Advisory Group. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Tier1 Pipeline to Proposal Award ($15,000) Denver, CO (Role: PI-Project Lead) 5/1/15-2/1/16.

Canine Visitation and Hospitalized Older Veterans: An Innovative Approach to Impacting Stress Indicators- (Supplemental funding-Immunoglobulin A biomarker) University of Colorado College of Nursing, Office of Research and Scholarship. Intramural Small Grant ($5,000) VA Healthcare System (Role: PI) 9/10/14-12/31/2015. 

C-P.A.W.W.- Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors. Anschutz Foundation Grant ($150,000) University of Colorado (Role: PI) 4/1/14.

Faculty Start-up Research Funds. University of Colorado-College of Nursing ($55,000) Denver, Colorado (Role: PI) 9/7/13-9/7/15.

Canine Visitation and Hospitalized Older Veterans: An Innovative Approach to Impacting Stress Indicators, Sigma Theta Tau International/The Council of the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) ($5,000) VA Healthcare System (Role: PI) 11/01/12-10/31/15. 

Examining Stress Indicators in Sexually Abused Children: Canine Companionship during Forensic Interviews Sigma Theta Tau International/Small Research Grant ($5,000) Norfolk, VA (Role: PI) 6/1/2012-5/31/2015.

Canine Companions during Forensic Interviews: Examining Stress Indicators in Sexually Abused Children, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)/American Nurses Foundation Grant ($10,000) Fort Worth, Texas (Role: PI) 09/01/11-08/31/13.

Therapy Canines and Senior Veterans: Impacting in Vitro and in Vivo Stress Indicators through Animal Assisted Intervention, Presidential Scholars Challenge (PSC) ($53,264) Kean University, Union, NJ (Role: PI) 1/1/12-12/31/12.

Kean University’s Center for Nursing Research Summit: World-Class Nursing at Kean University, Quality First Initiatives ($10,000) Kean University, Union, NJ (Role: PI) 1/1/12-12/31/12.

Therapy Canines: Supporting Sexually Abused Children during Forensic Interviews. Foundation Faculty Research Award ($4,000) Kean University, Union, NJ (Role: PI) 7/1/12-6/30/13.

Behavioral and Psychobiologic Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Traumatic Stress Disorder in Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse Release Time for Research Award ($400) Kean University, Union, NJ (Role: PI) 7/1/12-6/30/13.

Recent Publications

(D) data driven

(MS) mentored student

Krause-Parello, C. A. (2018). Human-Animal Connections and Nursing Science: What is the Relationship? Nursing Science Quarterly, 31(3), 239-242.

Friedmann, E. & Krause-Parello, C. A. (2018). Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead of human-animal interaction and people’s health. OIE Scientific and Technical Review- Special Edition: The Contribution of Animals to Human Welfare, 37(1). 71-82.

Krause-Parello, C. A., Thames, M., Ray, C. M., & Kolassa, J. (2018). Examining the Effects of a Service-Trained Facility Dog on Stress in Children Undergoing Forensic Interview for Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2018.1443303 (D) (MS) 

Maughan, E.D., Cowell, J., Engelke, M.K., McCarthy, A.M., Bergren, M.D., Murphy, M.K., Barry, C., Krause-Parello, C. A., Luthy, K. B., Kintner, E.K., & Vessey, J.A. (2017). The vital role of school nurses in ensuring the health of our nation's youth. Nursing Outlook. Nov 24. pii: S0029-6554(17)30626-7. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.11.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29331445.

Krause-Parello, C. A., & Morales, K. (2018). Military Veterans and Service Dogs: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Anthrozoos (31)1, 65-75. (D) (MS) 

Eckardt, P., Culley, J.M., Corwin, E., Richmond, T., Dougherty, C., Pickler, R.H., Krause-Parello, C.A. Roye, C.F., Dykstra, J., & DeVon, H.A. (2017). National Nursing Science Priorities: Creating a Shared Vision. Nursing Outlook (65), 726-736.

Krause-Parello, C. A., Levy, C., Holman, E., & Kolassa, J. (2016). Effects of VA Facility Dog on Hospitalized Veterans Seen by a Palliative Care Psychologist: An Innovative Approach to Impacting Stress Indicators. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1-10. (D)

DeVon, H., Rice, M., Pickler, R., Krause-Parello, C. A., Eckardt, P., Corwin, E., & S. Richmond, T. (2016). Engaging members and partner organizations in translating a nursing science agenda. Nursing Outlook Volume 64(5), 516–519.

DeVon, H., Rice, M., Pickler, R., Krause-Parello, C. A., Richmond, T. (2016). Setting Nursing Science Priorities to Meet Contemporary Healthcare Needs. Nursing Outlook, 64(4), 399-40

Krause-Parello, C.A., Sarni, S. & Padden, E. (2016). Military Veterans and Canine Assistance for Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Narrative Review of the Literature. Nurse Education Today- Special Edition: Military, 43-50. (MS)

Krause-Parello, C.A., & Kolassa, J. (2016). Pet Therapy: Enhancing Social and Cardiovascular Wellness in Community Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 33(1), 1-10. (D)

Krause-Parello, C.A., & Gulick, E. (2015). Forensic Interviews for Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: An Investigation into the Effects of Animal-Assisted Intervention on Stress Biomarkers. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24(8), 873-886. (D)

Krause-Parello, C.A. (2015). Nurses Answer the Call to Enhance Veteran and Military Health. American Nurse Today, 10(5).

Krause-Parello, C.A., & Gulick, E. (2014). Examining Demographic and Psychosocial Predictors of Well- Being in Older Pet Owners. International Journal of Nursing. 3(1), 29-42. (D)

Krause-Parello, C.A. & Friedmann, E. (2014). The Use of Animal-Assisted Intervention to Examine the Effects of Salivary Alpha-Amylase, Immunoglobulin A, and Heart Rate during Forensic Interviews in Child Sexual Assault Cases. Anthrozoos, 27(4), 581-590. (D)

Wesley, Y., Krause-Parello, C. A., & Campbell, M. (2014). Correlates of Loneliness, among Adults of Childbearing Age. Journal of Women's Health Care, 3(4), 1-5. (D)

Krause-Parello, C.A., Wesley, Y., & Campbell, M. (2014). Examining Pet Attitude in Relation to Loneliness and Parenthood Motivation in Pet-Owning Adults. Health, 6, 598-606. (D)

Krause-Parello, C. A. (2013). An Overview of Nursing Research and Relevance to School Nursing Practice. NASN School Nurse, 28, 294-296.

Mahmoud, R., & Krause-Parello, C. A. (2013). A systematic review of the literature on scoliosis. British Journal of School Nursing 8(7), 349-353. (MS)

Krause-Parello, C. A., & Gulick, E. (2013). Situational factors related to loneliness and loss over time among older pet-owners. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(7), 905-919. (D)

Honors/Awards

 

Raise the Voice: Edge Runner, C-P.A.W.W. American Academy of Nursing, 2017

American Nurse Today’s Spirit of Caring Award One of Five Finalists, 2017

The Rutgers School of Nursing Outstanding Alumnus Award, 2016

Raise the Voice: Emerging Edge Runner, C-P.A.W.W. American Academy of Nursing, 2016

School Nurse Educator of the Year, National Associate of School Nurses, 2016

Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing, October, 2015

Denver Metro Regional Nightingale Luminary Award, 2015 

American Nurses Association: Jessie M. Scott Award, 2014

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar, 2014

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science/Sigma Theta Tau International Scholar, 2012

Institute for Nursing: New Jersey State Nurses Association: Diva Honoree Research Award, 2012

Research Mentor Award, Ronald E. McNair Program Summer Research Institute, 2012

Presidential Excellence Award for Scholarship, Kean University, 2012

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science/American Nurses Foundation Scholar, 2011

Faculty Research Mentor of the Year Award, Kean University, 2011

National Association of School Nurses Research Recognition Award, 2011

Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Iota Chapter, Kean University Group Research Award Recipient, April, 2007

Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Iota Chapter, Kean University

Outstanding Faculty Member Recipient, April, 2007

Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Iota Chapter, Kean University Research

Award Recipient, June, 2006

New York University, The Steinhardt School of Education, Division of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty Award, August, 2003


 

Education

  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, Nursing, 2007
  • MSN, Saint Peter's University, Case Management/Nursing Administration, 2000
  • Cert., Caldwell College School Nurse Certificate, 1998
  • BSN, Seton Hall University, Nursing, 1989