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Sharon Dormire,  PhD, RN

Sharon Dormire, PhD, RN

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education and Professor

College of Nursing
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX   77807-3260

Phone: 979-436-0188
Fax: 979-436-0098

Education and Training

Post Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan

PhD, University of Florida

Masters of Science in Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Diploma, Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing


Texas Board of Nursing, Registered Nurse (RN) 

Research Interests

  • The effect of chronic life stress on pregnancy outcomes in black women
  • Vasomotor symptoms as a consequence of menopausal estrogen decline and diminished glucose transport at the blood brain barrier indicating postmenopausal risk for cognitive decline including Alzheimer's Disease

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Maternal-newborn and women's health nursing
  • Nursing research
  • Professional development

Masters Level

  • Nursing phenomena of concern
  • Advanced physiologic and psychosocial concepts in maternity nursing
  • Gender and health: midlife and beyond
  • Health promotion in maternity nursing

Doctoral Courses

  • Quantitative research
  • Doctoral seminar
  • DNP residency capstone project
  • Leadership and role development

Select Publications

  • Dormire, S.L., Gary, J., Weston, C., & Holland, B. (In press). Message Heard: Insights for Doctoral Program Design from Community Partners. Sage Open Nursing.
  • Dormire, S.L., Schmeichel, B., & Sridhar, V. (2018). The Dynamics of glucose transport in the brain during menopausal hot flashes [Abstract]. Menopause, 25(12), 1516.
  • Wigfall LT, Wilson K, Rahn, R, Y Hong A, & Dormire S. (2018). Engaging community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations in the selection of cervical cancer prevention educational materials for women living with HIV. J Cancer Education, 33(Suppl 1), S27–S28.
  • Logan, R., & Dormire, S.L. (2018). Finding my way: A phenomenology of Fathering in the NICU. Advances in Neonatal Care, 18(2), 154-162.
  • Adewuyi, M., Kimble, L., Dormire, S.L., & Sudia, T. (2018). Dementia Care Content in Pre-licensure Nursing Curricula: A Pilot Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(2), 88-95.
  • Dormire, S. (2016). Life Stress, Race, and Abnormal Glucose Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
  • Im, EO, Lim, HJ, Lee, SH, Dormire, S.L., Chee, W, & Kresta, K. (2009) The Menopause Experience of Hispanic Midlife Women. Health Care for Women International, 30, 919- 934. 
  • Becker, H., Stuifbergen, A.K., & Dormire, S.L. (2009). The Effects of Hormone Therapy Decision Support for Women with Mobility Impairments. Health Care for Women International, 30(9), 845-854.
  • Dormire, S.L. (2009). The Potential Role of Glucose Transport Changes in Hot Flash Physiology: A Hypothesis. Biological Research in Nursing, 10(3), 241-247. 
  • Kupferer, E, Dormire, S.L. & Becker, H. (2009). Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use for Vasomotor Symptoms Among Women Who Have Discontinued Hormone Therapy. JOGNN, 38(1), 50-59. 
  • Dormire, S.L. & Bongiovanni, R (2008). Norepinephrine Activity, as Measured by MHPG, is Associated with Menopausal Hot Flashes. Climacteric, 11(5), 397-403.


  • 2007 Dean’s Excellence in Research Award, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004 Ed and Molly Smith Fellowship in Nursing
  • 2003 Ed and Molly Smith Fellowship in Nursing
  • 2002 Luci Baines Johnson Research Fellowship
  • 1998 University of Florida College of Nursing Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 1997 Teacher of the Year, University of Florida College of Nursing
  • 1997 University of Florida College of Nursing Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 1996 University of Florida College of Nursing Outstanding Senior Faculty Award
  • 1996 Florida Nursing Student Association Clinical Advocate of the Year
  • 1986 Martha J. Borlick Research Award, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 1986 Phi Kappa Phi, National Scholastic Honor Society
  • 1982 Sigma Theta Tau, Charter Member Zeta Lambda Chapter
  • 1981 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Nursing Honor Society
  • 1975 Outstanding Leadership Award, Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing

National Service/Recognition

  • Chair elect of the AACN Instructional Leadership Network
  • Active in Sigma Theta Tau, AWHONN, and Southern Nursing Research

Journal reviewer for:

  • Nursing Research
  • Journal of Advanced Research
  • Applied Nursing Research
Last edited by: krhoades 08/19/2019

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