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 has also used mixed methods to conduct several program evaluations for youth involved in the justice system, working with Dr. Michelle Hampton and Damir Ceric. These studies have examined the effectiveness of stacked cognitive-behavioral interventions on youth recidivism, primarily using survival analyses to compare time to re-arrest among treatment and control groups. She is currently involved in a project to compare the costs and benefits of two family therapy programs, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Multisystemic Therapy (MST) delivered to youth returning to the community after out-of-home placement. Drs. Hampton and Shade have completed a systematic review of research about the needs of commercially sexually exploited youth (CSEY) and are completing a qualitative study which explores the experiences of CSEY providers.

Pearson, G. S., Shelton, D., Shade, K., Bonham, E., & Fowler, N. C. (2016). Mental health needs of youth in juvenile justice: An executive summary. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.11.006

Zou, J, Hampton, M. D., Shade, K, & Kaku, L. (2016). A bone health intervention for Chinese immigrants in Santa Clara County. Orthopaedic Nursing Journal [in press].

Shelton, D., Shade, K., Fowler, N.C., Bonham, E. & Pearson, G. (2015). Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse: A critical review of practice and research role in juvenile justice. Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing [in press].

Hampton, MD & Shade, K. (2015). The experience of commercial sexual exploitation in adolescence: A systematic review protocol. The JBI Library of Systematic Reviews.

Raoufi, F. & Shade, K. (2014). Evaluation of nursing dysphagia screening tools among patients with stroke: A systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 10, p. 61 – 72. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1560

Bonham, E., Fowler, N.C., Pearson, G., Shade, K., & Shelton, D. (2014). Position paper: Meeting the mental health needs of youth in juvenile justice. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Washington, D.C.

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, 23(4), 435-449. doi: 10.1177/1049732312470520

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., 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

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.


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, 24thInternational Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau, 2013.

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

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

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.

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.


2015-2019 Shade, K. (P.I., program evaluator) & Hampton, M. (Co-investigator/evaluator). “TOSO: Transitioning Out to Stay Out.” Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant. $950,000 awarded to Contra Costa County.

2014-2016 Shade, K. (P.I.) & Hampton, M. (Co-investigator). “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. $46,841.

2014-2016 Shade, K. (P.I.) & Hampton, M. (Co-investigator). “Improving fidelity of ‘Thinking for a Change’: A cognitive-behavioral program for juvenile offenders.” Faculty Organization Research Grant, Samuel Merritt University. $5,000.

2013-2015 Shade, K. (P.I., program evaluator). “Improving the fidelity of ‘Thinking for a Change’: A cognitive-behavioral intervention for youthful offenders. Contra Costa County Probation Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Public Safety (EBP-TIPS). $26,010 awarded to Contra Costa County.

2012-2013 Shade, K. (P.I.). “Recidivism among youthful offenders: A pilot study,” Faculty Organization Research Grant, Samuel Merritt University, $2500.00 and Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Xi, $1,000.

2008-2012 Shade, K. & Kools, S.. Doctoral dissertation: “Father identity development among youth involved in the juvenile justice system,” International Association of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, $1,000.

2005-2006 Raingruber, B. (P.I.). “RN Residencies: Transitioning to Nursing Specialties.” Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) D64 HP03099-01. Design and implementation of an on-line educational module for new and novice nurses titled “Treatment of substance abuse in the medical setting,” $5,600.

2002-2004 Shade, K & Raingruber, B. Master’s Thesis: “Siblings at risk of adolescent paternity,” Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Eta Chapter Research Grant, $500.

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