PATRICIA A. COWAN, Ph.D., M.N., BSN

Associate Professor, Nursing-Acute/Chronic
Director, PhD in Nursing Program

Office: 1057 920 Madison Building
Tel: (901) 448-3318
pcowan@uthsc.edu
http://www.uthsc.edu/nursing/faculty and staff/cowan.php

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Nursing
  • M.S.N., University of Kansas, Kansas City, Nursing
  • B.S.N., University of MO, Columbia BSN Nursing Jul 1981 Columbia, MO, Nursing

Research keywords

Obesity, fat mass, physical activity, nutrition, weight loss, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, cardiovascular risk, inflammation, c-reactive protein, fibrinogen, lifestyle, children, adolescents, transplant, kidney transplant, kidney-pancreas transplant

Research keywords

Obesity, fat mass, physical activity, nutrition, weight loss, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, cardiovascular risk, inflammation, c-reactive protein, fibrinogen, lifestyle, children, adolescents, transplant, kidney transplant, kidney-pancreas transplant

Publications

  1. Cupples, CK, Cashion, AK, Cowan, PA, Tutor, RS, Wicks, MN, Williams, R, Eason, JD. Characterizing dietary intake and physical activity affecting weight gain in kidney transplant recipients. Prog Transplant, 22 (1), 62-70, 2012.
  2. Tylavsky, FA, Cowan, PA, Terrell, S, Hutson, M, Velasquez-Mieyer, P. Calcium intake and body composition in African-American children and adolescents at risk for overweight and obesity. Nutrients, 2 (9), 950-64, 2010.
  3. Neira, CP, Hartig, M, Cowan, PA, Velasquez-Mieyer, PA. The prevalence of impaired glucose metabolism in Hispanics with two or more risk factors for metabolic syndrome in the primary care setting. J Am Acad Nurse Pract, 21 (3), 173-8, 2009.
  4. Henry-Okafor, Q., Cowan, P.A., Zhao, D. X. M., & Khoo, M. S. C.. Racial differences in cardiac risk profiles in women undergoing cardiac catheterization. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 4 (13), 49-54, 2009.
  5. Velasquez-Mieyer, PA, Cowan, PA, Neira, CP, Tylavsky, F. Assessing the risk of impaired glucose metabolism in overweight adolescents in a clinical setting. J Nutr Health Aging, 12 (10), 750s-7s, 2008.
  6. Velásquez-Mieyer, PA, Cowan, PA, Pérez-Faustinelli, S, Nieto-Martínez, R, Villegas-Barreto, C, Tolley, EA, Lustig, RH, Alpert, BS. Racial disparity in glucagon-like peptide 1 and inflammation markers among severely obese adolescents. Diabetes Care, 31 (4), 770-5, 2008.
  7. Russell, CK, Burchum, JR, Likes, WM, Jacob, S, Graff, JC, Driscoll, C, Britt, T, Adymy, C, Cowan, P. WebQuests: creating engaging, student-centered, constructivist learning activities. Comput Inform Nurs, 26 (2), 78-87; quiz 88-9, 2008.
  8. Sabek, O., Cowan, P.A., Fraga, D., & Gaber, A.O.. The effect of isolation methods and the use of different enzymes on islet yield. Cell Transplantation, 7 (17), 785-792, 2008.
  9. Russell, C. K., Burchum, J. R., Likes, W., Jacob, S., Craff, C., Driscoll, C., Britt, T., Adymy, C., & Cowan, P.A.. WebQuests: Creating engaging, student-centered, constructivist learning activities. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 2 (26), 78-87, 2008.
  10. Sánchez, ZV, Cashion, AK, Cowan, PA, Jacob, SR, Wicks, MN, Velasquez-Mieyer, P. Perceived barriers and facilitators to physical activity in kidney transplant recipients. Prog Transplant, 17 (4), 324-31, 2007.
  11. Velasquez-Mieyer, P, Neira, CP, Nieto, R, Cowan, PA. Obesity and cardiometabolic syndrome in children. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis, 1 (1), 61-81, 2007.
  12. Harden, KA, Cowan, PA, Velasquez-Mieyer, P, Patton, SB. Effects of lifestyle intervention and metformin on weight management and markers of metabolic syndrome in obese adolescents. J Am Acad Nurse Pract, 19 (7), 368-77, 2007.
  13. Cashion, AK, Sánchez, ZV, Cowan, PA, Hathaway, DK, Lo Costello, A, Gaber, AO. Changes in weight during the first year after kidney transplantation. Prog Transplant, 17 (1), 40-7, 2007.
  14. Krieder, R. B., Earnest, C. P., Lundberg, J., Rasmussen, C., Greenwood, M., Cowan, P., & Almada, A. L.. Effects of ingesting protein with various forms of carbohydrate following resistance-exercise on substrate availability and markers of anabolism, catabolism, and immunity. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 18 (14), Available, 2007.
  15. Burchum, J. L. R., Russell, C. K., Likes, W., Jacob, S., Craff, C., Driscoll, C., Britt, T., Adymy, C., & Cowan, P. A.. Confronting challenges in online teaching: The WebQuest solution. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 1 (3), 40-57, 2007.
  16. Harden, K., Cowan, P.A., Patton, S., & Velasquez-Mieyer, P.A.. Effects of lifestyle intervention and metformin on weight management and markers of metabolic syndrome in obese adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (19), 368-377, 2007.
  17. Sabek, OM, Cowan, P, Fraga, DW, Gaber, AO. The effect of donor factors on human islet yield and their in vivo function. Prog Transplant, 16 (4), 350-4, 2006.
  18. Sabek O., Cowan, P. A., Fraga, D., & Gaber, A. O.. Effect of donor factors on islet yields and function.. Progress in Transplantation, 5 (16), 350-354, 2006.
  19. Koh-Banerjee, PK, Ferreira, MP, Greenwood, M, Bowden, RG, Cowan, PN, Almada, AL, Kreider, RB. Effects of calcium pyruvate supplementation during training on body composition, exercise capacity, and metabolic responses to exercise. Nutrition, 21 (3), 312-9, 2005.
  20. Koh-Banerjee, P. K., Ferreira, M. P., Greenwood, M., Bowden, R. G., Cowan, P. A., Almada, A., & Kreider, R. B.. Effects of calcium pyruvate supplementation during training on body composition, exercise capacity, and metabolic responses to exercise. Nutrition, 3 (21), 312-316, 2005.
  21. Hudson, C., Stotts, C., Pruitt, J., & Cowan, P. A.. Parents’ diet-related attitudes and knowledge, family fast food dollars spent, and the fruit and vegetable intake of their preschool children. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 6 (5), 1-23, 2005.
  22. 15. Velásquez-Mieyer, P.A., Perez-Faustillini, S., & Cowan, P.A.. Identifying children at risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes Spectrum (18), 213-220, 2005.
  23. Henderson, S., Magu, B., Rassmussen, C., Lancaster, S., Kerksick, C., Smith, P., Melton, C., Cowan, P., Greenwood, M., Earnest, C., Almada, A., Milnor, P., Magrans, T., Bowden, R., Ounpraseuth, S., Thomas, A., & Kreider, R. B.. Effects of coleus forskohlii supplementation on body composition and hematological profiles in mildly overweight women. Journal of the International Society of Sport Nutrition, 2 (2), 54-62, 2005.
  24. Cowan, PA. Advancing evidence-based practice through meta-analysis. Nephrol Nurs J, 31 (3), 343-4, 347, 2004.
  25. Velasquez-Mieyer, PA, Umpierrez, GE, Lustig, RH, Cashion, AK, Cowan, PA, Christensen, M, Spencer, KA, Burghen, GA. Race affects insulin and GLP-1 secretion and response to a long-acting somatostatin analogue in obese adults. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord, 28 (2), 330-3, 2004.
  26. Velasquez-Mieyer P. A., Cowan, P. A., Perez-Faustinelli, S., Markee, J., & Burghen, G. A.. Predicting impaired glucose tolerance in severely obese adolescents. Proceedings of the International Congress of Endocrinology, 1433-1437, 2004.
  27. Christensen, M., Rashed, S. M., Sinclair, J., Cowan, P. A., Velasquez-Mieyer P. A., & Burghen, G. A.. Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: The new challenge. Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (9), 14-26, 2004.
  28. Earnest, C. P., Lancaster, S., Rasmussen, C., Kerksick, C., Lucia, A., Greenwood, M., Alamada, A., Lundberg, J., Cowan, P. A., & Kreider, R. B. Low versus high glycemic index carbohydrate gel ingestion during simulated 64-km cycling time trials. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 3 (18), 466-472, 2004.
  29. Velasquez-Mieyer, PA, Cowan, PA, Umpierrez, GE, Lustig, RH, Cashion, AK, Burghen, GA. Racial differences in glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) concentrations and insulin dynamics during oral glucose tolerance test in obese subjects. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord, 27 (11), 1359-64, 2003.
  30. Egidi, MF, Cowan, PA, Naseer, A, Gaber, AO. Conversion to sirolimus in solid organ transplantation: a single-center experience. Transplant Proc, 35 (3 Suppl), 131S-137S, 2003.
  31. Velasquez-Mieyer, PA, Cowan, PA, Arheart, KL, Buffington, CK, Spencer, KA, Connelly, BE, Cowan, GW, Lustig, RH. Suppression of insulin secretion is associated with weight loss and altered macronutrient intake and preference in a subset of obese adults. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord, 27 (2), 219-26, 2003.
  32. Shokouh-Amiri, MH, Grewal, HP, Vera, SR, Stratta, RJ, Riely, CA, Fleckenstein, JF, Cowan, P, Gaber, AO. Eighteen years of experience with adult and pediatric liver transplantation at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Clin Transpl, 255-61, 2001.
  33. Shokouh-Amiri, MH, Egidi, MF, Lo, A, Grewal, HP, Vera, SR, Stratta, RJ, Kizilisik, T, Nezakatgoo, N, Trofe, J, Alloway, RR, Cowan, PA, Gaber, AO. The importance of early prevention of renal dysfunction in liver transplant recipients. Transplant Proc, 33 (1-2), 1399-400, 2001.
  34. Cowan, PA, Heizer, KE. Sirolimus: mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor to prevent kidney rejection. Nephrol Nurs J, 27 (6), 623-5, 2000.
  35. Hathaway, DK, Wicks, MN, Cashion, AK, Cowan, PA, Milstead, EJ, Gaber, AO. Posttransplant improvement in heart rate variability correlates with improved quality of life. West J Nurs Res, 22 (6), 749-68, 2000.
  36. Cashion, AK, Cowan, PA, Milstead, EJ, Gaber, AO, Hathaway, DK. Heart rate variability, mortality, and exercise in patients with end-stage renal disease. Prog Transplant, 10 (1), 10-6, 2000.
  37. Hathaway, DK, Wicks, MN, Cashion, AK, Cowan, PA, Milstead, EJ, Gaber, AO. Heart rate variability and quality of life following kidney and pancreas-kidney transplantation. Transplant Proc, 31 (1-2), 643-4, 1999.
  38. Cowan, P.A., Hathaway, D.K., and Krieder, R.. The effect of moderate exercise on heart rate variability and exercise capacity: A nonlinear analysis. Complexity and Chaos in Nursing (4), 13-21, 1999.
  39. Hathaway, DK, Cashion, AK, Milstead, EJ, Winsett, RP, Cowan, PA, Wicks, MN, Gaber, AO. Autonomic dysregulation in patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Am J Kidney Dis, 32 (2), 221-9, 1998.