Biography

Dr. Newman is an Associate Professor and biostatistician/research methodologist at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University who teaches advanced statistics and research methodology classes. Dr. Newman has more than 70 scholarly publications (journal articles and textbook chapters) and he is the principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health grants as well as other federal, state, and foundation funded grants. 

Teaching

  • 2011-Present  Associate professor at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University – Classes in statistics and advanced statistics in medicine and the health sciences at the graduate level.  Class presentations include meetings on campus, on-line modules including discussions and assessments, using Blackboard. These courses are:
  • NGR 6814: Quantitative Methods for Advancement of Health Sciences and Nursing Practice (Fall 2011- present)
  • NGR 7846: Essential statistical Methods for Nursing Science (Fall 2011-present)
  • NGR 7853:  Innovations In Inquiry (Spring 2012 - Present)
  • NGR 7845    Applied Advanced Statistics (Summer 2020 – Present)

Grants Awarded

  • Newman, D. Co-PI (Statistician) Title: Optimizing Rural Community Health Through Interdisciplinary Dementia Detection and Care (ORCHID). FLDOH 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
  • Tappen, R. / Newman, D. (Multiple-PIs).  Project Title: “In-Vehicle Sensors to Detect Cognitive Change in Older Drivers,”  funded by NIH-NIA R01.  Project Dates: 9/15/2020-6/30/2025.  Amount: $5,300,807
  • Tappen, R. (PI) / Newman, D. (Co-I) / Ordonez, M. (Co-I) / Rosselli, M. (Co-I). Project Title: “Fit2Drive: Development and Testing of a Driver Risk Predictor for Individuals with AD.”  Submitted to: FL Department of Health.  Funding Opportunity:  Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant.  Project Dates: 2/1/2019 – 1/31/2021.  Date Submitted: 10/15/2018.  Amount Funded: $250,000.
  • Newman, D. Co-PI (Statistician) Project Title: Cognitive Support Strategies to Improve Medication in Older Adults Undergoing Hemodialysis. Keryx. (12/11/2018 - 6/11/2021).
  • Opalinski, A. (Principal Investigator) / (Co-Investigators: D’Avolio, D., Gropper, S., Newman, D.).Project Title: “Technology-Assisted Health and Wellness Nurse Coaching for Persons Experiencing Homelessness to Improve Self-Management of Hypertension.”  Submitted to: National Institutes of Health.  Funding Opportunity: NINR Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34).  Project Dates: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019.  Amount Requested: $224,250.  Date Submitted: 11/24/2017. 
  • Newman, D./ D’Avolio, D (Co-PI) Project Title: “Assessing and Supporting Effective and Safe Use of Medical Marijuana for Older Adults with Chronic Pain.” Funded by the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research 2020. Project Dates 7/1/2020-6/30/2021.  Amount $67,500.
  • Opalinski, A. (PI).  Key Personnel: D’Avolio, D., Gropper, S., Newman, D., Liehr, P., Laing, W., Drowos, J.  Project Title: “Technology-assisted Health and Wellness Nurse Coaching for Persons Experiencing Homelessness to Improve Self-management of Hypertension.”  Submitted to: NIH R34. Project Dates: 4/1/2020 – 3/31/2022.  Date Submitted: 6/17/2019.  Amount Requested: $373,750.
  • D’Avolio, D. Project Title: “A Mobile Coaching Delirium Intervention for Family Caregivers of Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia.”  Submitted to: NIDUS.  Project Dates: 11/1/2017 – 10/31/2018. Newman, D. Requested Amount: $61,654.  Date Submitted: 8/15/2017.
  • Eggenberger, T., HRSA (FG) UD7HP26904 (Eugenia Millender, PI) 7/2014-7/2017 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Newman, D. Role: Co-Investigator (Statistician) No-cost
  • Eggenberger, T., HRSA (FG) UD7HP26904 (Eugenia Millender, PI) 7/2014-7/2017 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Newman, D. Role: Co-Investigator (Statistician)
  • NIH R01 5R01NR012936-04 (Ouslander, PI) 4/2012 – 3/2016
  • Implementing interventions to reduce hospitalizations of nursing home residents. Newman, D. Role: Consultant (statistician)
  • NIH R15 (FG) 1R15AT007352-01A1 (McCaffrey and Park, MPI) Effect of Sit ‘N’ Fit Chair Yoga on Community-dwelling Older Adults with Osteoarthritis. Newman, D Role: Co-Investigator (Statistician)
  • Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute FG 1IP2PI000281-01 (PCORI) (Tappen, PI) 7/2012 – 7/2014 Involving nursing home residents and families in acute care transfer decisions. Newman, D Role: Co-Investigator (statistician)
  • Blum STTI Grant: (PG) Harnessing the Power of the Technological Pedagogical Revolution by Using Podcasts to Enhance Critical Thinking Newman, D Role: (Statistician)
  • NIH K01 NR010685 (FG) (Archibald, PI) 7/2008 – 6/2011 Safe choices to prevent HIV/AIDS in Afro-Caribbean American youth. Newman, D Role: Consultant (Consultant)
  • American Nurses Foundation (IG)(Goodman, PI)  9/2011 – 8/2012 Testing a digital storytelling intervention to reduce stress in adolescent females. Newman, D Role: Consultant (statistician)

Recent Publications

  • Jackson, K. L., Gropper, S. S., Hunt, D., D’Avolio, D., & Newman, D. (2022). Effectiveness of a Per-Meal Protein Prescription and Nutrition Education with versus without Diet Coaching on Dietary Protein Intake and Muscle Health in Middle-Aged Women. Nutrients14(2), 375. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020375           
  • Holland PJ, Tappen RM, Newman DO, Freeman-Costin KC, Fisher LJ. Effect of Memantine on Prolonging Safe Driving in Early AD: a Pilot Study. Can Geriatr J [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 1 [cited 2022 Mar.9]; 24(4):292-6. Available from:https://cgjonline.ca/index.php/cgj/article/view/540
  • Le, T., Shim, A. L., & Newman, D. (2021). Does a relationship between handgrip strength and coincidence anticipation timing exist among young adults: a pilot study. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2021.2010377
  • Newman, D. & Constantinides, S. (2001). Structural Equation Modeling with Qualitative Data that Have Been Quantized, in T. Onwuegbuzie & B. Johnson (Eds.), The Routledge Reviewer’s Guide to Mixed Methods Analysis.DOI: 10.4324/9780203729434-8
  • Tappen, R., Vieira, E. R., Gropper, S. S., Newman, D., & Horne, C. (2021). Sustaining or Declining Physical Activity: Reports from an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Older Adults. Geriatrics6(2), 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics6020057
  • Ouslander, J. G., Reyes, B., Yang, Z., Engstrom, G., Tappen, R., Newman, D., & Huckfeldt, P. J. (2021). Nursing home performance in a trial to reduce hospitalizations: Implications for future trials. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69(8), 2316- 2326. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17231
  • Williams, C. L., Newman, D., & Neupane Poudel, B. (2021). When an Aging Spouse Has Dementia: Impact of a Home-Based Intervention on Marital Communication. Issues in Mental Health Nursing42(10), 960-966. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2021.1916661  
  • Shim, A., Prichard, S., Newman, D., Lara, C., Waller, M., & Hoppe, M. (2021). Does a recumbent lateral stability trainer improve balance scores among older adults within 4 weeks?. Permanente journal25. https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/20.100
  • Opalinski, A. S., Groton, D., Linette, D., Newman, D., Pratt, B. A., & D'Avolio, D. (2021).Immersion Experiences About Homelessness and Psychological Processes of Nursing Students: A Pilot Study. Journal of Nursing Education60(4), 216-219.https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20210322-06
  • Shim, A., Newman, D., Haegele, J., & Varnado, K. (2020). The effects of a pedal- less bicycle intervention on stability scores among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 4(1), 20- 26. DOI:10.1007/s41252-019-00131-z
  • Shim, A., Davis, W., Newman, D., Abbey, B., & Garafalo-Peterson, J. (2020). The effects of a pedal-less bicycle intervention on stability scores among preschool aged children. Journal of Motor Behavior, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222895.2020.1748859
  • Leavitt, M. A., Hain, D. J., Keller, K. B., & Newman, D. (2020). Testing the effect of a home health heart failure intervention on hospital readmissions, heart failure knowledge, self-care, and quality of life. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 46(2), 32-40.     DOI:10.3928/00989134-20191118-01
  • Tappen, R. M., Worch, S. M., Newman, D. O., & Hain, D. (2020). Evaluation of a novel decision guide “Go to the Hospital or Stay Here?” for nursing home residents and families: A randomized trial. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 13(6), 309-319  https://doi.org/10.3928/19404921-20201002-01
  • Kinchen, E., Lange, B., & Newman, D. (2020). Patient and provider decision-making experiences: A qualitative study. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 0193945920977476. DOI: 10.1177/0193945920977476
  • Wiese, L. K., Williams, C. L., Hain, D., Newman, D., Houston, C. P., Kaack, C., & Galvin, J.E. (2020). Detecting dementia among older, ethnically diverse residents of rural subsidized housing. Geriatric Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.09.005
  •  Newman, D., Newman, I., & Hitchcock, J. H. (2020). Applications of longitudinal research to advance organizational theory: A Primer. In Cognitive Analytics: Concepts, Methodologies,Tools, and Applications (pp. 1175-1195). IGI Global.
  • Wiese, L. K., Williams, C., Galvin, J. E., Hain, D., & Newman, D. (2019). Learning from in-depth cognitive assessments conducted in rural independent living facilities. Innovation in Aging3(Suppl 1), S553–S554. doi:10.1093/geroni/igz038.2040
  • D’Avolio, D. A., Opalinski, A., & Newman, D. (2019). A telehealth delirium coaching Intervention for family caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease. Innovation in Aging3(Suppl 1), S844. doi:10.1093/geroni/igz038.3108    
  • Opalinski, A. S., D'Avolio, D., Stein, N., Groton, D., Fox, V., Saiswick, K., & Newman, D. (2019). Psychometric testing of the Human Connection Scale for people experiencing homelessness. International Journal for Human Caring23(3), 205-212. DOI: 10.20467/1091-5710.23.3.205  https://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgrijhc/23/3/205
  • Wiese, L. K., Williams, C. L., Hain, D. D., Newman, D., & Galvin, J. E. (2019). Detecting dementia in older ethnically diverse residents in rural subsidized housing. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association15(7), P1228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2019.06.4736
  • Wiese, L. K., Williams, C. L., Tappen, R. M., & Newman, D. (2019). An updated measure for investigating basic knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease in underserved rural settings. Aging & mental health, 1-8 https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1584880
  • Shim, A., Newman, D., Haegele, J., & Varnado, K. (2019). The effects of a pedal-less bicycle intervention on stability scores among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41252-019-00131-z
  • Sullivan, G. J., Hain, D. J., Williams, C., & Newman, D. (2019). Story-sharing intervention to improve depression and well-being in older adults transitioning to long-term care. Research in Gerontological Nursing12(2), 81-90.https://doi.org/10.3928/19404921-20190124-01
  •   Williams, C. L., Newman, D., & Hammar, L. M. (2018). Preliminary study of a communication intervention for family caregivers and spouses with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(2), e343- e349. doi:10.1002/gps.4816
  • Tappen, R., Newman, D., Huckfeldt, P., Engstrom, G., Wolf, D., & Ouslander, J.(2018). Effects on resident safety of efforts to reduce hospital transfers. Innovation in Aging, 2(Suppl 1), 818. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igy023.3043
  • Tappen, R. M., Newman, D., Huckfeldt, P., Yang, Z., Engstrom, G., Wolf, D. G., & Ouslander, J. G. (2018). Evaluation of nursing facility resident safety during implementation of the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program.Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(10), 907-913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2018.06.017
  • Driscoll, S. D., Tappen, R. M., Newman, D., & Voege Harvey, K. (2018). Accuracy of visual inspection performed by community health workers in cervical cancer screening. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.12535
  • Rosselli, M., Tappen, R. M., & Newman, D. (2018). Semantic Interference Test:Evidence for culture and education fairness from an ethnically diverse sample in the USA. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology   https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acy037
  • Robinson, P. G., Newman, D., Reitz, C. L., Vaynberg, L. Z., Bahga, D. K., & Levitt, M. H. (2018). A large drawing of a nephron for teaching medical students renal physiology, histology, and pharmacology. Advances In Physiology Education, 42(2), 192-199.  https://doi.org/10.1152/advan.00022.2017
  • Wiese, L. K., Williams, C. L., Tappen, R., Newman, D., & Rosselli, M. (2017). Assessment of basic knowledge about Alzheimer's disease among older rural residents: A pilot test of a new measure. Journal of Nursing Measurement , 25(3), 519-548.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1891/1061-3749.25.3.519
  • Williams C, Newman D, Hammar LM. (2018) Preliminary study of a communication intervention for family caregivers and spouses with dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33 :e343-e349. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4816
  •   Luck, G. R., Eggenberger, T., Newman, D., Cortizo, J., Blankenship, D. C., & Hennekens, C. H. (2017). Advance directives in hospice healthcare providers: A clinical challenge. The American Journal of Medicine, 130(11), e487-e489. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.07.019
  • Kane, R. L., Huckfeldt, P., Tappen, R., Engstrom, G., Rojido, C., Newman, D.,Yang, Z., & Ouslander, J. G. (2017). Effects of an intervention to reduce hospitalizations from nursing homes: A randomized implementation trial of  the INTERACT program. JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(9), 1257-1264.doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2657
  • Williams, C. L., Newman, D., & Hammar, L. M. (2017). Preliminary psychometric properties of the Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction Scale: An observational measure for communication in persons with dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(5), 381-390. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2017.1279248
  • Dyess, S. M. L., Prestia, A. S., Marquit, D. E., & Newman, D. (2017). Self-care for nurse leaders in acute care environment reduces perceived stress: A mixed-methods pilot study merits further investigation. Journal of Holistic Nursing. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010116685655
  • Park, J., Newman, D., Engstrom, G., Hammar, L. M., & Swall, A. (2017). The moderating and covarying effects of social support and pain intensity on depressive symptomology among racially and ethnically diverse older adults. Pain Management7(1), 19-32. doi:10.2217/pmt-2016-0027
  • Park, J., McCaffrey, R., Newman, D., Liehr, P., & Ouslander, J. G. (2016). A pilot randomized controlled trial of the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function among community‐dwelling    older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(12), 2424-2432. doi:10.1111/jgs.14717
  • Park, J., Newman, D., McCaffrey, R., Garrido, J. J., Riccio, M. L., & Liehr, P. (2016).The effect of chair yoga on biopsychosocial changes in English-and Spanish-speaking community-dwelling older adults with lower-extremity osteoarthritis. Journal of Gerontological Social Work59(7-8), 604-626.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2016.1239234
  • Tappen, R., Ramos, J., Newman, D., & Newman, M.  (2016) Fit2drive: New app predicts on-road driving ability in patients with dementia. Today's Geriatric Medicine Vol. 9(5)12-15.  http://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/archive/SO16p12.shtml
  • Williams, C.L., Tappen, R.M., Wiese, L., Corbett, M. Newman, D., Pinos, S., Curtis,B., & Murray, B. (2016). Stress in persons with dementia: Benefits of a memory center day program. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 30, 531-538. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2016.04.011
  • Cabral, R. A., Eggenberger, T., Keller, K., Gallison, B. S., & Newman, D. (2016). Use of a surgical safety checklist to improve team communication. AORN Journal, 104(3), 206-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2016.06.019
  •  Ouslander, J. G., Naharci, I., Engstrom, G., Shutes, J., Wolf, D. G., Rojido, M., & Newman, D. (2016). Hospital transfers of skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients within 48 hours and 30 days after SNF admission. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2016.05.021
  • Williams, C.L., Tappen, R.M., Wiese, L., Corbett, M. Newman, D., Pinos, S., Curtis, B., Murray, B. (2016). Stress in persons with dementia: Benefits of a  memory center day program. Archives in Psychiatric Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2016.04.011
  • Ouslander, J. G., Naharci, I., Engstrom, G., Shutes, J., Wolf, D. G., Alpert, G., & Newman, D. (2016). Lessons learned from root cause analyses of transfers of skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients to acute hospitals:Transfers rated as preventable versus nonpreventable by SNF staff. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.02.014
  • Luna, N., Horton, G., Newman, D., & Malloy, T. (2016). An empirical study of attachment dimensions and mood disorders in inpatient substance abuse clients: The mediating role of spirituality. Addiction Research & Theory, 24(3), 248-260. DOI: 10.3109/16066359.2015.1119267
  • Chiang-Hanisko, L., Newman, D., Dyess, S., Piyakong D., and Liehr, (2015). Guidance for using mixed methods design in nursing practice research. Applied Nursing Research, Volume 31, 1 – 5
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.12.006
  • Chiang-Hanisko, L., Williams, C., Newman, D., & Tappen, R. Medication use among ethnically diverse older adults in the United States. Research In Gerontological Nursing, 2015; 8(6), 273-285
  • DOI: 10.3928/19404921-20150429-01
  • Ouslander, J. G., Naharci, I., Engstrom, G., Shutes, J., Wolf, D. G., Alpert, G., Rojido, C. Tappen, R. & Newman, D. (2016). Root Cause Analyses of transfers of skilled nursing facility patients to acute hospitals: Lessons learned for reducing unnecessary hospitalizations. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.11.018
  • Archibald, C. M., & Newman, D. (2015). Pilot Testing HIV Prevention in an Afro Caribbean Faith-Based Community. ABNF Journal, 26(2). https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-3687944961/pilot-testing-hiv-prevention-in-an-afro-caribbean
  • Maresca, R., Eggenberger, T., Moffa, C., & Newman, D. (2015). Lessons learned: Accessing the voice of nurses to improve a novice nurse program. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(4), 218-224. DOI: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000169
  • Goodman, R., & Newman, D. (2014). Testing a digital storytelling intervention to reduce stress in adolescent females. Storytelling, Self, Society, 10(2), 177-193.  DOI: 10.13110/storselfsoci.10.2.0177
  • Park, J., McCaffrey, R., Newman, D., Cheungm, C., & Hagen, D. (2014). The effect of Sit ‘N’ Fit Chair Yoga among community-dwelling older adults with osteoarthritis. Holistic Nursing Practices, 28 (4), 247-257.  DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000034
  • Park, J., McCaffrey, R., & Newman, D. (2014). The effect of chair yoga in older adults with moderate and severe Alzheimer’s disease. Research in  Gerontological Nursing 7(4). 171-177. DOI: 10.3928/19404921-20140218-01    
  • Longo, J., & Newman, D. (2014). The development and psychometric testing of the Horizontal Violence Scale. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 35(12) 914-923. DOI:10.3109/01612840.2014.932871                       
  • Newman, I., Hitchcock, J., & Newman, D. (2014). Quantitative data-analytic techniques to advance HRD theory and practice. Advances in Developing Human Resources, a Sage publication. 17(1).DOI:10.1177/1523422314559810                        
  • Newman, D., Newman, I., Ridenour, C., & Morales, J. (2014). Value added methods: Moving from univariate to multivariate criteria. Journal of Research in Educational 24(1), 99-111. Eastern Educational Research Association.
  • Tracz, S. Newman I., & Newman, D. (2014).  Understanding HLM models and Type VI Error: The need for reflection. Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 40(1), 23-36.
  • Kydd, A., Touhy, T., Newman, D., Fagerberg, I., Engström, G. (2014). Attitudes towards caring for older people in Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. Nursing Older People, 26(2), 33-40.
  • Kydd, A., Engström, G., Touhy, T., Newman, D., Skela-Savi, B.,  Touzery, S., Joca Zurc, J., Galatsch, M., Ito, M., & Fagerberg, I. (2014).  Attitudes of nurses and student nurses towards working with older people and to gerontological nursing as a career in Germany, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweeden, Japan and the United States.  International Journal of Nursing Education, 6(2), 191- 199. URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-4030
  • Winland-Brown, J., Garnett, S., Weiss, J., & Newman, D. (2013). Using the six Cs as a caring tool to evaluate the simulation experience. International Journal for Human Caring, 17(2), 9-15.
  • Newman, D., & Newman, I. (2012). Multilevel modeling: Clarifying issues of concern. Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 38(1) 26-33.
  • Newman, I., Newman, D., & Newman, C. (2011). Writing research articles using mixed methodologies: Methodological considerations to help you get published. In T.S. Rocco & T. Hatcher (Eds.), The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing (pp. 191-208).San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Newman, D., Newman, I., & Salzman, J. (2010). Comparing OLS and HLM models and the questions they answer: Potential concerns for Type VI Errors. Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints, 36, 1-8.
  • Newman, I. & Newman, D. (2007). Media Review of the book Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations, (Thomas, R. Murray, 2003). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Jul 2007; vol. 1: pp. 295 - 297.
  • Newman, D., Waechter, D., Rosneck, J., Newman, I., & Josephson, J. (2004). Investigation of a unique approach to patient interactive education: The audience response method. JACC; 43(5) Supplement A.
  • Trenta, L., Newman, C., Salzman, J., Lenigan, D., & Newman, D. (2004). Integrating mixed methods and stakeholder participation in the evaluation of a teacher induction program. International Electronic Journal For Leadership In Learning.

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