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Kevin Mallinson, PhD, RN, AACRN, FAAN

Assistant Dean for PhD and Research Programs
Associate Professor

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Biography

Dr. Mallinson, Associate Professor of Nursing and Assistant Dean for Doctoral Programs, teaches theory and advanced research methods in the PhD program. He has more than 35 years of experience in caring for persons with – or at risk for – HIV disease. His research has focused on coping with epidemic losses, adhering to HIV treatment, and evaluating clinical outcomes. Dr. Mallinson spent a year as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar (2012-2013) in the Kingdom of Swaziland in Southern Africa building the capacity of nurses and others to conduct research. 

University Service

  • Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for the Doctoral Division, George Mason University School of Nursing, 8/2013 - present

Community Service

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Degrees

PhD, Nursing, Johns Hopkins Universit (2001)

MSN, Nursing with Specialty in HIV/AIDS, Johns Hopkins University (1997)

BSN, University of Miami, 1989

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Research

Research Interests

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Grief and loss
  • Nursing capacity building
  • Sub Saharan Africa
  • LGBTQ
  • Deaf health

Publications

Mallinson, R. K., Sibandze, B. T., & Alqahtani, N. (in press). Client perceptions about obtaining services at the Swaziland Wellness Centre for Health Care Workers. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery.

Itote, E. W., Fleming, L. C., Mallinson, R. K., Gaffney K. F., & Jacobsen, K. H. (in press). Knowledge of intrapartum care among obstetric care providers in rural Kenya. International Health.

Mallinson, R. K., & Sibandze, B. T., Alqahtani, N., & Amberpeta, J. (in press). Evaluation of a nurse-managed Wellness Centre for Health Care Workers in Swaziland. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery.

Mallinson, R. K., & Sibandze, B. T. (2018). HIV and male circumcision in Swaziland. In Case studies in global health policy nursing (G. E. Dorman & M. de Chesnay, Eds.). New York: NY, Springer Publications.

Sibandze, B. T., & Mallinson, R. K. (2017). Experiences of professional nurses using computer technology in the intensive care unit setting in Swaziland. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 19(2), 1-13. doi: 10.25159/2520-5293/1408

Mallinson, R. K., & Sibandze, B. T. (2017). Improvisation, partnerships: Learning from our global colleagues. American Organization of Nurse Executives. Voice of Nursing Leadership, 15(1), 16-17.

Mallinson, R. K. (2015). Book review: Guidance at the juncture of palliation and old age. The Gerontologist, 55(3), 503-505. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv043

Speroni, K. G, Seibert, D. J., & Mallinson, R. K. (2015). Nurses’ perceptions on Ebola care in the United States, Part 2: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(11), 544-550.

Speroni, K. G, Seibert, D. J., & Mallinson, R. K. (2015). US nurses' perceptions regarding caring for suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola Virus Disease patients, part 1: A quantitative analysis . Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(10), 477-484.

Boschmans, S. A., Fogarty, T. L., Schafermeyer, K. W., & Mallinson, R. K. (2015). Practice analysis for mid-level pharmacy workers in South Africa. Pharmacy Education, 15(1), 6-13.

Mallinson, R. K. (2014). Bridging the gap: Strengthening nursing practice in low-resource countries. In the Proceedings of the 47th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference of the Western Institute of Nursing. Portland, OR: Western Institute of Nursing.

Mamba, P., Dlamini, M., Mallinson, R. K., & Williams, V. (2013). Nurse-managed care for health care workers in Southern Africa. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 17(10 Suppl 1), 30-33. https://doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.13.0337

Mallinson, R. K. (2013). Grief in the context of HIV: Recommendations for practice. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24(1S), S61-S71.

Relf, M. V., Mekwa, J., Chasokela, C., Booth, C., Deng, Mallinson, R. K., L., Ramantele, K., Letsie, E., Mtengezo, J., Nthlengethwa, W., Powell, D., Webb, A., Diesel, A., & Liddle, A. (2011). Essential core competencies related to HIV and AIDS are critically needed in nursing. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 22(1), S2-S8.

Relf, M. V., Mekwa, J., Chasokela, C., Nthlengethwa, W., Letsie, E., Mtengezo, J., Ramantele, K., Diesel, A., Booth, C., Deng, Mallinson, R. K., L., Powell, D., Webb, A., Liddle, A., Yu-Shears, J., Hall, C., Aranda-Naranjo, B., & Parham Hopson, D. (2011). Essential core competencies for nursing related to HIV and AIDS. Elsevier Publishing, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 22(1S), e5-e40.

Mallinson, R. K., Rajabiun, S., & Coleman, S. (2007). The provider role in client engagement in HIV care. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 21(Suppl. 1), S77-84.

Rajabiun, S., Mallinson, R. K., McCoy, K., Rebholz, C., Coleman, S., Holbert, T., & Drainoni, M. (2007). “Getting me back on track”: The role of outreach interventions in engaging and retaining people living with HIV/AIDS in medical care. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 21(Suppl. 1), S20-29.

Jones, E. G., Mallinson, R. K., Phillips, L., & Kang, Y. (2006). Challenges in language, culture, and modality: Translating English measures into American Sign Language. Nursing Research, 55, 75-81.

Rose, L. E., Mallinson, R. K., & Gerson, L. D. (2006). Mastery, burden and areas of concern among family caregivers of mentally ill persons. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 20, 41-51.

Mallinson, R. K., Relf, M. V., Dekker, D., Dolan, K., Darcy, A., & Ford, A. (2005). Maintaining normalcy: A grounded theory of engaging in HIV-oriented primary medical care. Advances in Nursing Science, 28, 265-277.

Relf, M. V., Mallinson, R. K., Pawlowski, L., Dolan, K., & Dekker, D. (2005). HIV-related stigma among persons attending an urban HIV clinic. Journal of Multicultural Nursing, 11, 14-22.

Mallinson, R. K. (2004). Guest editorial: Deaf culture: When ‘Positive’ is a good thing. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 15, 21-22.

Mallinson, R. K. (2004). Perceptions of HIV/AIDS by deaf gay men. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 15, 27-36.

Relf, M., Berger, B., Crespo-Fierro, M., Mallinson, R. K., & Miller-Hardwick, C. (2004). The value of certification in HIV/AIDS nursing. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 15, 60-64.

Rose, L. E., Mallinson, R. K., & Walton-Moss, B. (2002). Pursuing normalcy: A grounded theory of families responding to mental illness. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24, 516-536.

Mallinson, R. K. (1999). The lived experience of AIDS-related multiple losses by HIV negative gay men. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 10, 22-31.

Mallinson, R. K. (1999). Grief work of HIV positive persons and their survivors. In D.W. Sherman (Ed.) Nursing Clinics of North America, 34, 163-177.

Book Chapters

Mallinson, R. K. (2015). Global nursing and the Fulbright Scholar program: Building nursing workforce capacity in Southern Africa. In Global health nursing in the 21st century (S. Breakey, P. K. Nicholas, N. Meedzan, and I. B. Corless, Eds.). New York, NY: Springer.

allinson, R. K. (2009). The deaf community. In B Swanson (Ed.) ANAC’s Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Barlett Publishers.

Mallinson, R. K. (2009). The gay and bisexual male community. In B. Swanson (Ed.) ANAC’s Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Barlett Publishers.

Mallinson, R. K. (2003). The deaf community. In C. Kirton (Ed.) ANAC’s Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mallinson, R. K. (2003). The gay male community. In C. Kirton (Ed.) ANAC’s Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mallinson, R. K. (1996). The deaf community. In Casey, K.M., Cohen, F., & Hughes, A. (Eds.) ANAC’s Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing. Philadelphia, PA: Nursecom Inc.

Mallinson, R. K. (1996). The gay male community. In K.M. Casey, F. Cohen, & A. Hughes (Eds.) ANAC’s Core Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Nursing. Phila, PA: Nursecom.

Grants

Mallinson, R. K. (PI). U.S. Fulbright Scholar 2012 – 2013 at the Southern Africa Nazarene University in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Research project entitled HIV, decimation, and Swazi society: Promoting wellness on a university campus. Funded by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Washington, DC. Role: Principal Investigator.

Schafermeyer, K.W. (PI) and Mallinson, R. K. (2012 – 2018). Partnership to Support Mid-Level Pharmacy Professionals in South Africa. Twinning partnership between U.S. partners and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) and supported by the American International Health Alliance (AIHA) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief [PEPFAR]. Role: Assistant to the Coordinator.

Mallinson, R. K. (PI), Relf, M. V. (Co-Inv), & Liddle, A. (Co-Inv) (2006 – 2009). Nurses SOAR! [Strengthening Our AIDS Response] Global HIV/AIDS Nursing Capacity Building Program. Funded by the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and administered by the HIV/AIDS Bureau/Nursing Division of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services: # 5 U92HA07230-02-00 (Total Administrative award $ 1,475,302). Award period June 1, 2006 – December 31, 2009.

In addition to the funds awarded by HRSA, Nurses SOAR! was awarded program funds from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), total of $ 1,700,000. Supplemental funding ($50,000) also awarded by the Catholic Medical Mission Board. Total award received for project: $ 3,225,302. Role: Principal Investigator.

Relf, M. V. (PI), Dekker, D. (Co-Inv), & Mallinson, R. K. (Co-Inv) (2003 – 2006). Facilitating Retention in HIV-Oriented Primary Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Funded by the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Role: Co-Investigator.

Dekker, D. (PI), Drainoni, M. L. (Co-Inv), & Relf, M.V. (Co-Inv) (2003 – 2007). Preventing HIV Transmission Among Positive Persons Enrolled in Primary Care. Funded by the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Role: Qualitative researcher for a mixed-methods study.

Relf, M. V. (PI), & Dekker, D. (Co-Inv) (2001 – 2003). Improving Retention in HIV-Oriented Primary Care Services Among Vulnerable Populations: the Healthy Connections for Positive Living Project. Funded by the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Role: Qualitative research consultant in a mixed-methods intervention study.

Mallinson, R. K. (2002 – 2003). Deaf Gay Men Managing HIV/AIDS. Funded by the A.D. Williams Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University. ($14,431). Role: Principal Investigator for an innovative study using ASL interpreters in the collection of qualitative narrative data from a linguistically isolated and vulnerable population.

Mallinson, R. K. (2002 – 2003). Integrating End-of-Life Care into a Nursing Curriculum. Funded by a Faculty Mentorship Grant, Instructional Technology Department, Virginia Commonwealth University. ($1,400). Role: Principal Investigator of project to integrate palliative care content into nursing courses and enhance faculty teaching skills.

Mallinson, R. K. (1999 – 2001). NRSA Predoctoral Fellow [Individual], HIV Negative Gay Men and Loss: Processes of Coping. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research (NIH/NINR), F31 NR07443 - 02. ($72,000) and ANF ($3,000). Role: [Individual] NRSA Predoctoral Fellow conducting a mixed-methods (quant→QUAL) study of the processes by which HIV negative gay men manage the multiple deaths and associated losses from HIV/AIDS; this study examined traumatic stress symptoms and their potential effects on HIV prevention behaviors among men at high risk for infection.

Raisler, J. (PI) (2005). Tanzania: HIV/AIDS Inservice Training for Nurse Educators. University of Michigan School of Nursing. Funded by HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. Role: HIV/AIDS and education consultant.

Forman, J. (PI) & Finkelstein, D. (Co-PI). (2001 – 2003). The Physician-Patient Relationship in Function-Threatening Illness. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. ($900,000). Anonymous donor. Role: Qualitative research consultant for the collection, management, and analysis of qualitative data from in-depth, individual interviews

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, 2015, University of Miami

Researcher Recognition Award, 2013, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

President’s Award, 2007, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Frank Lamendola Achievement Award for Nursing Leadership, 2002, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Immediate past Chair of Expert Panel on LGBTQ Health

American Academy of Nursing
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