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Kate Shade, PhD, RN

Kate Shade

Kate Shade, PhD, RN


Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Samuel Merritt University

Research Biography

Kate Shade has primarily conducted qualitative research, investigating the development of a father role and identity among youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She is currently working on a project with youth in custody, researching the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions in reducing recidivism. Dr. Shade is also working with Dr. Michelle Hampton, on ways to reduce risk for HIV infection among adults with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use.


Raingruber, B., Hill, J., Rutan, P., Shade, K., Wall, D., Roseberry-McKibbin, C….Afshar, N. (2007). Sharing knowledge: A comparison of high and low tech approaches to developing nursing expertise. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6(10), 15-24.

Shade, K., Kools, S., Weiss, S.J. & Pinderhughes, H. (2011) A conceptual model of incarcerated adolescent fatherhood: Adolescent identity development and the concept of intersectionality. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 24, 98-104. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2011.00274.x

Shade, K., Kools, S., Pinderhughes, H. & Weiss, S.J. (2012) Choosing fatherhood: How teens in the justice system embrace or reject a father identity. Journal of Community Health Nursing,29, 1-15. doi: 10.1080/07370016.2012.670573

Shade, K., Kools, S. Pinderhughes, H., & Weiss, S.J. (2012). Adolescent fathers: Hoping for a boy and making him a man. Qualitative Health Research XX(xx) 1-15. doi: 10.1177/1049732312470520


Poster: Adolescent Fathers—Living a Collapsed Life Span, Community of Scholars, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, 2008.

Poster: Adolescent Fathers—Hoping for a Boy and Making him a Man, American Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference, 2008.

The Intersection of Masculine Identity Development, Attachment and Adolescent Fatherhood in the Context of Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System. Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference, 2010.

Adolescent Fathers involved in the Justice System, International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, 2012.

Poster: Interventions to Reduce Recidivism among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, American Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference, 2012.

How Boys in the Justice System Describe Mental Health Problems, Origins, and Treatments, Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference, 2013.


Raingruber, B.J. & Shade, K. Masters of Nursing thesis: “Siblings at risk of adolescent paternity,” Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Eta Chapter Research Grant. (2002).

Kools, S. & Shade, K. Doctoral dissertation: “Father identity development among youth involved in the juvenile justice system,” International Association of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. (2008)

Shade, K. (P.I.). “Recidivism among youthful offenders: A pilot study,” Faculty Organization Research Grant, Samuel Merritt University. (2012)