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Dominique Bulgin, , BSN, RN

Duke University PhD
Home Durham North Carolina United States


Dominique Bulgin is a student in the PhD in nursing program at Duke University. She graduated in 2015 with a BSN with Highest Honors from Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. During her undergraduate study at Emory, she was involved in a secondary analysis research study about the health behaviors of college women experiencing sexual violence and disordered eating symptomology. She also has experience with secondary analysis of a grounded theory study data that focused on barriers to self-care management in working older adults who have diabetes. Her experiences volunteering in a Sickle Cell Clinic inspired her current research interests, which includes exploring how stigma of sickle cell disease influences disease self-management strategies and quality of life in adults with sickle cell disease in the US and Jamaica.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Other
Dissertation: Understanding the Intersection of Perceived Stigma and Self-Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease