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Cecily Cosby, PhD, FNP-C/PA-C, DFAAPA

 
Cecily Cosby

Cecily Cosby, PhD, FNP-C/PA-C, DFAAPA

Position: Professor and Director, DNP Program
Samuel Merritt University
School of Nursing

Research Biography

During her career, Dr. Cosby’s research interests have been in the areas of HIV/AIDS, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, as well as the violence, social discrimination and health disparities related to gender non-conformity.

Dr. Cosby’s current research interests developed from her work with UCSF and the California Department of Corrections where she cared for incarcerated transgender patients beginning in 2008. Her prior clinical experiences and research in the area of HIV and AIDS between 1987 and 2000 contribute to her commitment to improving access to trans-sensitive health care, patient outcomes and quality of life.

Awards

2012 Journal of Forensic Nursing Research Article of the Year award
Cecily Cosby, along with SMU's Lauri Paolinetti, is a recipient of the 2012 Journal of Forensic Nursing Research Article of the Year award, for the article entitled “A pilot study to test the differential validity of a genital injury severity scale in development for use in forensic sexual assault examinations”. The article was selected by the Editorial Board based upon the following criteria: innovation, significance, approach, potential impact, and overall writing.

Publications

Cosby, C., Saxe, J. & Humphreys (2012). Intimate Partner Violence. In Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Collins-Bride & JoAnne Saxe ed., 2nd edition. Jones & Bartlett.

Larkin, H., Cosby, C., Kelly, D., & Paolinetti, L. (2012). A pilot study to test the differential validity of a genital injury severity scale, in development for use in forensic sexual assault examinations. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 30-38. DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2011.01124.x.

Presentations

Invited Presentation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Currrent Status and Future Challenges of APRNs in the US. (January 2012)

ACNP National Conference. Recognizing and Embracing the Gender Variant Patient: NPs Needed to Fill the Gap. (October 2011)

CANP 34th Annual Ed. Conference. Five Gender Cases Across the Lifespan. (March 2011)

Grants

2012 HRSA—12-099
Project Title: Enhancing Engagement and Retention in Quality HIV Care for African American Transgender Women in Oakland/Alameda County: Butterfly Project