Kate Shade, PhD, RN

Kate Shade

Kate Shade, PhD, RN


Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Samuel Merritt University

Research Biography
Kate Shade has conducted qualitative research, investigating the development of a father role and identity among youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She and Dr. Michelle Hampton are currently working on a project with youth in custody, researching the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions in reducing recidivism.

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 in the justice system: Hoping for a boy and making him a man. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732312470520

Shade, K. (2013). Book Review: Laura S. Abrams and Ben Anderson-Nathe, Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C. Punishment & Society, 15(5), 566-569. doi: 10.1177/1462474513494698


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.

Paper: 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.

Paper: 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.

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

Paper: Reducing Recidivism among Youthful Offenders: Evidence-Based Practice Strategies, 24th International Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau, 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).

Shade, K. (P.I.) “The effect of ART versus ART+T4C among serious male youthful offenders.” Nu Xi. (2013).

Shade, K. (Evaluator). “Improving the Delivery and Assessing the Impact of the Thinking for a Change Intervention.” Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Public Safety (EBP-TIPS) Project Grant awarded to Contra Costa County Probation Department. (2013-2015).

Shade, K. and Hampton, M. (P.I.s) “The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral programs for male and female youth in detention: Aggression Replacement Training and Thinking for a Change.” Faculty Scholarship Grant Program, Samuel Merritt University. (2014).