Huberta "Bette" Cozart, Ph.D., R.N.
Huberta "Bette" Cozart, Ph.D., R.N.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
Houston, Texas United States
- RN-Associate Chief Nurse for Research & Evidence Based Practice
Clinical Practice Office
Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas United States
The Associate Chief Nurse for Research and Evidence Based Practice (ACN, Research) promotes research-related activities, publishes in refereed journals, and seeks funding to support research studies and/or programs. The ACN, Research provides leadership in an integrated research program(s) related to complex healthcare issues that influence the VA mission, health care and policy development to create a culture of evidence based nursing practice. The ACN, Research is responsible and accountable for the coordination and evaluation of integrated programs that may cross service and/or discipline lines and is most optimally integrated within an academic affiliate (Baylor College of Medicine) and/or a VA Center of Excellence.
- PhD from Texas Woman's University
- 12/2009 - Houston, Texas United States
- Nursing Science, Dissertation: ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON INCIDENCE OF FALLS IN THE HOSPITALIZED ELDERLY
Honors & Awards
- 2020 Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholar
- The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholar Program @ Parkinson's Foundation prepares the next generation of nurses to care for the growing population of people with PD. This highly-prestigious 50-hour accredited "train-the trainer" Nurse Faculty Program improves PD nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students. The program only accepts 5-6 faculty cohort annually in each site. Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas held its first host-site of the program on February 24-27, 2020.
- Parkinson's Foundation (PD) (02/2020)
- Abstract Reviewer: VHA HSR&D/QUERI 2019 National Conference, “Innovation to Impact: Research to Advance VA’s learning Healthcare Community"
- VHA Health Services Research & Development/QUERI 2019 National Conference Abstract Reviewer “Innovation to Impact: Research to Advance VA’s Learning Healthcare Community"
- Veterans Health Administration (05/2019 - 05/2019)
- 2019 ASCIP Educational Conference & Expo, September 1-4, 2019, Nashville, TN
- Nursing Education & Research
- Deployment of Clinical Grant to Enhance Influenza Vaccination Amongst Spinal Cord Injury Outpatient Veterans
- Conference (Presenter, 2017)
- Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland
- Abstract submitted for Sigma Theta Tau International's 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, has been selected for an oral presentation. It includes the outcomes and results of the influenza vaccination program amongst Spinal Cord Injury Outpatients from the Public Health Clinical Grant Awarded ($ 1.5 K) in 2015 from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA),VISN-16, 2015 Public Health Grant Award Program/Clinical Public Health, Office of Public Health (OPE) and Office of Health Equity (OHE).
- Falls Aren't Us: Outcomes of Randomized Environmental Fall Prevention Room Intervention Study on Incidence of Falls in the Hospitalized Elderly Patients
- Conference (Presenter, 2009)
- Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau (STTI) Nursing Honor Society, 20th International Nursing Research Congress, Vancouver, Canada
- Outcomes of doctoral dissertation study that focused on “Environmental Effects on Incidence of Falls in the Hospitalized Elderly” presented in Vancouver, Canada. Best practice of multiple hospital fall prevention bundle was implemented in the elderly veteran population in the form of "Fall Prevention Room". Primary aim was to measure the effectiveness of a primary environmental fall intervention using a “Fall Prevention Room” (FPR) to reduce falls. Role: Primary data collector and co-investigator for this doctoral research.
- Outcomes of Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial: Environmental Fall Prevention Room Intervention on Incidence of Falls among Hospitalized Military Veterans
- Conference (Presenter, 2007)
- Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, 18th International NursingResearch Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vienna, Austria
- Pilot Study: Doctoral Dissertation
- Cozart, H. T., & Cesario, S. "Falls Aren't Us: State of the Science." CCNQ. 2009 Feb;24(4):116-126.
- Hanneman, S. K., Cozart, H. T., & Swank, P. "Reliability of Cough Effort Intensity Assessment by Nurses." CCNQ. 2002 Feb;24(4):1-13.
- Cozart, H. T. "Environmental effects on incidence of falls in the hospitalized elderly." ProQuest UMI Dissertation. 2009;1-136.
- Cooley, D., Bracey, A., Radovancevic, R., Radovancevic, B., Vaughn, W., Riggs, S., McAllister, H., Houston, S., & Cozart, H. "Lowering the hemoglobin threshold for transfusion in coronary artery bypass procedures: Effect on patient outcome." Transfusion. 1999;39:1070-1077.
- Rachael N. Martinez, Bella Etingen, Dustin D. French, Marissa A. Vallette, Balmatee Bidassie, Huberta T. Cozart & Frances M. Weaver "An Ecological Perspective on Implementing Environmental Control Units for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders." Disability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology. 2018 Nov;(19):1-9. Pubmed PMID: 30451564
- Balmatee Bidassie, Marissa A. Vallette, Theadora James, Rachael Martinez, Bella Etingen, Huberta Cozart, Frances M. Weaver "Evaluating the Roll-out of Environmental Control Units in Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Centers: Workflow Observations." IInternational Journal of Healthcare. 2017 Aug;3(2):1-11.
- Bella Etingen, Rachael N. Martinez, Marissa A. Vallette, Ryan Dendinger, Balmatee Bidassie, Scott Miskevics, Hira T. Khan, Huberta T. Cozart, Sara M. Locatelli & Frances M. Weaver "Patient Perceptions of Environmental Control Units: Experiences of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders Receiving Inpatient VA Healthcare." Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2018 May;13(4):325-332. Pubmed PMID: 28423963
- A Qualitative Evaluation Study: Roll-out of Environmental Control Units in Spinal Cord Injury In-patient Units and Patient Experiences in the Utility of Autonome-ECU
- MEDVAMC (01/2017 - 08/2019)
- Houston, TX USA
- Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
- Member (#0182384) (08/2019 - 07/2020)
- Promotion of Influenza Vaccination in the Spinal Cord Injury Clinic and Home Care Program Grant funding from Veterans Health Administration, VISN-16, 2015 Public Health Grant Award Program/Clinical Public Health, Office of Public Health and Office of Health Equity
- This Public Health Clinical Grant Award supported the influenza vaccination in Spinal Cord Injury Outpatients & Home Care Veterans by providing influenza vaccinations. Most veterans enrolled in the SCI-HC program are mostly located within the radius of 100 miles from the facility. These veterans who previously sustained spinal cord injury face multiple health issues and other challenges related to activities of daily living such as, transportation ordeal to present to the SCI Clinic or emergency department by ambulance and/or, if not able to sit – up on a wheelchair, which could impede their immediate access to preventive care. The VHA Seasonal Influenza Manual (2014), recommends key strategies to increase vaccination rates among veterans by “making vaccination convenient” (p. 111), which include; “bringing the vaccine to residents and including influenza vaccination with home visits” (p. 115). Thus, taking influenza vaccination to the veteran in his/her residential place in the community may increase the likelihood that they may be vaccinated. Role: Primary Grant Writer
- Nurse Scientist
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