Dr. Bartlett is a professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Capstone College of Nursing (CCN). She and a team of CCN collaborators were funded in 2021 with a 5-year Science Education Partnership Award from NIGMS/NIH to replicate West Virginia’s Health Science & Technology Academy (HSTA) in Alabama. HSTA – Alabama is a program designed to build a more diverse nursing, nurse faculty, nurse scientist and other biomedical professions workforce from among rural, primarily African American, economically disadvantaged students. She is also conducting pilot work to inform an intervention with elementary school aged boys from underserved backgrounds with the goal of helping them improve their health and psychosocial outcomes in the future.
- Guest Editorial: A program to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in nursing. R. Bartlett, B. Key, M. Montgomery, P. Johnson, M. Mumba, B. Lester. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. (in press).
- Feasibility testing a family level intervention to prevent risky sex behaviors among middle school age Latinas. R. Bartlett, T.P. McCoy, A. Kelley, E.R. Beamon, T. Holmes, T. Shelton, D. Wallace. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29: 131-138, 2018.
- School as sites for recruiting participants and implementing research. R. Bartlett, T. Wright, T. Olarinde, T. Holmes, E. Beamon, D. Wallace. Journal of Community Health Nursing 34: 80-88, 2017.
- Communication and bonding between African American middle school age girls and their maternal figures. R. Bartlett, A. Johnson, I. Randolph, T. McCoy. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 27: 18-23, 2016.
Dr. Bartlett’s primary research focus is in understanding and prevention of risky behaviors, primarily among underserved youth. Broadly she is interested in health disparities research. She has conducted intervention studies focused on the prevention of risky sex behaviors that could lead to negative health outcomes for African American and Latinx adolescent girls. Other areas of research/methods interest include parenting, interdisciplinary research, health systems research, analyses of existing data, and community-based participatory research.