WellStar School of Nursing


Barbara Blake, PhD, RN, ACRN

Associate Professor

HS 3007

Phone: 6385

Email: bblake@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

PhD

College of Nursing

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

6/96-12/00

  Master of Science Community Health Nursing University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 9/86-12/89
  Bachelor of Science Nursing Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL 9/83-6/85
  Associate of Science Nursing Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce, FL 5/75-6/76
  Associate of Arts General Education Florida Junior College, Jacksonville, FL 8/74-12/74

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

1/03 – Present 

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

WellStar School of Nursing

Associate Professor

 

7/01 – 1/03 

Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas TX
TX/OK AIDS Education & Training Center
Project Director

 

1/01- 7/01

Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, TX
Quality Management Department
HIV Quality Integration Specialist

 

8/95-5/97 

Richardson Independent School District, Richardson, TX
School Health Nurse

 

5/93-7/95 

Cobb County Health Department, Marietta, GA
Child Health Coordinator/Principal Nurse

 

12/90-5/93

West Paces Clinical Research, Atlanta, GA
Clinical Research Coordinator

 

1/90-11/90

AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Clinical Research Coordinator/Research Nurse

 

8/88-8/89 

School Board of Polk County, Bartow, FL
Itinerant Health Educator

 

7/85-8/88 

Polk County Health Department, Lakeland, FL
Community Health Nurse

 

5/84-7/85

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
Staff Registered Nurse

 

8/79-8/80 

Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL
Staff Registered Nurse

 

5/77-8/79 

Mark S. Michelman, M.D./Diagnostic Clinic, Clearwater, FL
Registered Nurse

 

5/76-5/77

Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, FL
Staff Registered Nurse

   

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Flores, D.D, Blake, B.J., & Sowell, R. (in press) Get them while they’re young: Reflections of young gay men recently diagnosed with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
  • Blake, B. J., Taylor, G.A., Reid, P.V., & Kosowski, M. (2008) Experiences of women in obtaining HIV testing and healthcare services. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 20 (1), 40 - 46
  • Bairan, A., Taylor, G., Blake, B., Akers, T., Sowell, R. & Mendiola, R. (2007) A model of HIV disclosure: Disclosure and types of social relationships. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 19 (5), 242-250
  • Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. (2006) A portrait of HIV infection among men in the United States. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 17(6), 3 - 13.
  • Non-Refereed Chapters in Books:
    Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. (2010) Adult men and women. In J. Allender, C. Rector, & K. Warner (Eds.), Community health nursing: Promoting and protecting the public's health (7th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. pp 650-673
  • Akers, T., Blake, B.J., & Hanson, R. (2008) Infectious diseases from a global perspective. In C. Holtz (Ed.), Global health care: Issues and policies. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, pp 181-198.

 

Conference Brief:

  • Blake, B.J. (2007) Conference Brief from the XVI International AIDS Conference: Reducing the spread of HIV and male circumcision. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18(1), 70-72.

Technical Reports and Publications:

 

  • Blake, B. J. & Taylor, G. A. (2010). Ryan White Modernization Act Part B Needs Assessment. Cobb/Douglas Public Health, Communicable Disease Section, Marietta, GA (pp 1-24).
  • Taylor, G. A., Blake, B. J., and Sanchez-Jones, T. (2010). African American Outreach Initiative: Long Term Follow-up of First Time Attendees. Fulton County Ryan White Program, Atlanta, GA, pp. 1 – 53
  • Blake, B. J. & Taylor, G. A. (2009). Ryan White Modernization Act Part B Needs Assessment. Cobb/Douglas Public Health, Communicable Disease Section, Marietta, GA (pp 1-24).
  • Blake, B. J. & Taylor, G. A. (2008). Ryan White Modernization Act Part B Needs Assessment. Cobb/Douglas Public Health, Communicable Disease Section, Marietta, GA (pp 1-24).
  • Blake, B.J., Taylor, G.A., Nichols, Q., & Akers, T.A. (2008) 2009 – 2013 State of Georgia HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Plan. Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, HIV Section.  Atlanta, GA (pp. 1-102).
  • Blake, B.J., Taylor, G.A., Akers, T.A., & VanGeest, J. (2007) State of Georgia HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Plan 2008.  Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, HIV Section.  Atlanta, GA (pp. 1-80).
  • Taylor, G. A. & Blake, B. J. (2007). TAKE Project, Take Action, Keep Educated: Project Evaluation Year 2. State of GA, Department of Community Health, Office of Minority Health, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-13).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D. & Nichols, Q. (2007) Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve HIV Positive Clients. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-27).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D. & Nichols, Q. (2007) Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve White Men Who Have Sex with men. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-28).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D. & Nichols, Q. (2007) Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve African American Men Who Have Sex with Men. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-27).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D. & Nichols, Q. (2007) Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve High Risk Heterosexual African American Women. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-28).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D. & Nichols, Q. (2007) Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve High-Risk African American men. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1- 28).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D. & Nichols, Q. (2007) Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve African American Men Who Use Injection Drugs. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-28).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Sewell, D. & Nichols, Q. (2007) Community Services Assessment of Perceived Needs by Providers Who Primarily Serve Latino/Hispanic Clients. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-27).
  • Akers, T.A., Blake, B.J., Bairan, A., Nichols, Q., et.al. (2007) HIV/AIDS Resource Inventory. Georgia Department of Human Resources, HIV Section, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-51).
  • Taylor, G.A. & Blake, B.J. (2007) African American Outreach Initiative Research Study 2005: Final Report. Our Common Welfare, Atlanta, GA (pp 1-29).

 

Refereed Conference Presentations:

  • Taylor, G.A., Blake, B.J. & Sanchez-Jones, T. & McDonough, N.  Health literacy among Adults Aging with HIV. Remembering, Recommitting, Reaching, & Reforming: Implications for the Future of HIV Nursing. The 23rd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Annual Conference, Reno, NV, November 18 – 20, 2010 (Podium Presentation)
  • Flores, D., Sowell, R., & Blake, B. J. Exploring Sexual Debut among Minority Youth in the Deep South. Remembering, Recommitting, Reaching, & Reforming: Implications for the Future of HIV Nursing. The 23rd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Annual Conference, Reno, NV, November 18 – 20, 2010 (Podium Presentation)
  • Flores, D., Blake, B. J., & Sowell, R. Targeted Sex Education for Young MSM. Recommitting, Reaching, & Reforming: Implications for the Future of HIV Nursing. The 23rd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Annual Conference, Reno, NV, November 18 – 20, 2010 (Podium Presentation)
  • Sanchez-Jones, T., Taylor, G.A., Blake, B. J., & McDonough, N. Health Literacy among Older African Americans living with HIV. NGNA 25th Annual Convention, Palm Springs, CA, October 14 – 17, 2010 (Podium Presentation)
  • Flores, D., Blake, B. J., & Sowell, R. Becoming Sexually Active as a Young Man of Color in the Southern United States. XVIII International AIDS Conference. Vienna, Austria, July 18 – 23, 2010 (Poster Presentation)
  • Flores, D., Blake, B. J., & Sowell, R. Get Them While They’re Young: Newly Diagnosed YMSM’s Perspective on HIV Prevention. XVIII International AIDS Conference. Vienna, Austria, July 18 – 23, 2010 (Oral Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J, Taylor, G.A., & Robley, L. Perception of HIV among Asian American Men Who Have Sex with men. XVIII International AIDS Conference. Vienna, Austria, July 18 – 23, 2010 (Poster Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J, Taylor, G.A., & Robley, L. Keeping it Private: Experiences of Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS. 22nd Annual Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 19 – 22, 2009 (Podium Presentation)
  • Bairan, A., Taylor, G., Blake, B. J., Akers, T., & Sowell, R. A Model of HIV Disclosure as an Intervention Tool. 24th National Conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nashville, TN., June 17-21, 2009 (Poster Presentation)
  • Taylor, G. A., Blake, B.J., & Sanchez-Jones, T. An Education Intervention for African Americans Living with HIV/AIDS, 33rd Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 21, 2009 (Podium Presentation)
  • Taylor, G. A., Blake, B.J. & Hannings, G. Quality Community Health Clinical Experiences: Challenges, Solutions, and Evidence-Based Outcomes, Georgia Association for Nursing Education Conference, Sea Palms Resort, St. Simons Island, GA, February 21, 2009 (Podium Presentation)
  • Sanchez-Jones, T., Taylor, G. A., & Blake, B. J. Educational Support for African Americans Living with HIV/AIDS. National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, LA, February 12, 2009 (Podium Presentation)
  • Camann, M.A., Blake, B.J., Horne, C., et al. Development of a Comprehensive Admission Process for Selection of Nursing Students. Southern Regional Board of Education 2008 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 5 – 7, 2008 (Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. Likes and Dislikes of Aging Among Older Black Adults. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 21st Annual Conference: HIV Nursing: Renewing, Caring, Healing, Tucson, AZ, November 6 – 9, 2008 (Podium Presentation)
  • Taylor, G.A. & Blake, B.J. Educational Support for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.
    Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 21st Annual Conference: HIV Nursing: Renewing, Caring, Healing, Tucson, AZ, November 6 – 9, 2008 (Poster Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J., Sanchez-Jones, T. & Taylor, G.A. HIV and Aging. National Gerontological Association 2008 Convention. Albuquerque, NM, October 30 – November 2, 2008 (Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. Perceptions of HIV care among Hispanic Males. National Association of Hispanic Nurses 33rd Annual Meeting and Conference, Hispanic Nurses: Shaping Healthcare Across Communities, Boston, MA, July 15-18, 2008 (Podium Presentation) 
  • Blake, B.J., Akers, T.A., & Dobson, K. HIV/AIDS infected youth: Intergenerational gap and developmental discordance. 4th International AIDS Society Conference, Sydney Australia, July 22-25, 2007 (Poster Presentation)

Non-Refereed Presentations:

  • Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. Growing Older with HIV: What Nurses Need to Know. Northwest Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association. Marietta, GA, October 12, 2010.
  • Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. Aging Successfully While Living with HIV. 11th Annual African American Outreach Initiative. Atlanta, GA, February 6, 2010.
  • Blake, B.J. Taylor, G.A., Sanchez-Jones, T. How to Age Successfully While Living with HIV. 10th Annual African American Outreach Initiative. Atlanta, GA, March 15, 2009 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. Addressing health disparities among people living with HIV. Third Annual Sigma Theta Tau Mu Phi Chapter Research Conference: Health Disparities and Working with Vulnerable Populations. Kennesaw, GA, April 23, 2008 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. HIV and Aging: What can I expect now?  2008 African American Outreach Initiative. Atlanta, GA, March 15, 2008 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Brannan, J., White, M.A., & Blake, B.J. Integration of Personal Data Assistants into the Nursing Curriculum: An Evaluative Study, Georgia Association of Nurse Educators (GANE), Pine Mountain, GA, February 21 – 23, 2008 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. & Akers, T.A. Towards a Comprehensive Awareness of HIV/AIDS Prevention through Interdisciplinary and Interorganizational Collaboration. World AIDS Day, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, December 3, 2007 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. HIV/AIDS: The face of an ongoing pandemic. Nursing Update: Living with HIV Seminar, Northwest Metro Chapter of Georgia Nurses Association and Mu Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Kennesaw, GA, November 17, 2007 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Taylor, G.A., Blake, B.J., & Neuman, J.  Outcomes from the African American Outreach Initiative Study. Ryan White Statewide Conference, Atlanta, GA October 24-26, 2007 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. & Taylor, G.A. (2007) Research and Interventions Strategies for Patients at Risk for Health Disparity. Racial Implications of America’s Healthcare Crisis: Symposium on Race & Society, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, September 30 - October 2, 2007 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B. J.  Nursing: A Profession and a Passion. Grady Infectious Disease Program Nurses Week Celebration, Atlanta, GA, May 9, 2007 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Akers, T. A. & Blake, B.J. Conducting Interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS Research from a
    Community-based Participatory Perspective. Department of Education Colloquium, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, April 18, 2007 (Invited Podium Presentation)
  • Blake, B.J. Aging with HIV. 2007 African American Outreach Initiative.  Atlanta, GA,  March 17, 2007 (Invited Podium Presentation)

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS


Competitive Contracts Funded as CoPI:

  1. Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Take Action, Keep Educated Project       $8,000
    (TAKE Project)
    State of Georgia, Office of Minority Health
    Gloria A. Taylor, DSN, RNc, Project Director/Evaluator & Barbara J. Blake, RN, PhD, ACRN Co-Project Director/Evaluator

 

Noncompetitive Contracts Funded as PI:

  1. State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources         $289,000
    Division of Public Health
    Prevention Services Branch – HIV Section
    Barbara J. Blake, RN, PhD, ACRN, Project Director
    Gloria A. Taylor, DSN, RNc, Co- Project Director
  1. State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources         $112,600
    Division of Public Health
    Prevention Services Branch – HIV Section
    Barbara J. Blake, RN, PhD, ACRN, Project Director
    Gloria A. Taylor, DSN, RNc, Co- Project Director
  1. State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources            $99,841
    Division of Public Health
    Prevention Services Branch – HIV Section
    Barbara J. Blake, RN, PhD, ACRN, Project Director, Timothy A. Akers, MS, PhD, Co-Project Director; Gloria A. Taylor DSN, RNc, & Jonathan VanGeest, PhD

 

Noncompetitive Contracts Funded as CoPI:

  1. Fulton County Board of Commissioners                                        $33,300
    Ryan White Part A
    Evaluation of the African American Outreach Initiative
    Gloria A. Taylor, DSN, RN, Project Director,
    Barbara J. Blake, RN, PhD, ACRN and Tamika
    Sanchez-Jones, PhD, RN, Co-Project Directors      
  1. State of Georgia, Department of Human Resources          $225,000
    Division of Public Health
    Prevention Services Branch – HIV Section
    Timothy Akers, MS, PhD, Project Director; Barbara J. Blake, RN, PhD, Co-Project Director; and Annette Bairan, PhD, RN, Co-Project Manager

 

Professional Interests

 

 

HIV Prevention

HIV and Aging

Program Evaluatiom

 

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

NURS 4412 – Community Health Nursing

 


Recognition Awards

 

 

  8/08

Co-recipient of KSU’s Foundation Prize Award representing the WellStar College of Health and Human Services for the article entitled “A model of HIV disclosure: Disclosure and types of social relationships” that appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2007) Volume 19, Number 5.

 

  11/07

Co-Recipient of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) Clinical Article of the Year Award for the article entitled “A portrait of HIV infection among men in the United States” that appeared in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2006) Volume 17, Number 6.

 

 2/07

Eva Tupman Researcher of the Year Award. Received from the Georgia Association of Nurse Educators (GANE)