Kendra Kamp, BSN, RN, is a PhD student at the College of Nursing at Michigan State University (MSU). She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. After a hands-on research experience providing educational home visits to women of childbearing age, Kendra saw how research had the potential to transform lives and impact policy. While at Michigan State University, Kendra has had the privilege as working as a graduate assistant for Trifecta, a collaboration between the colleges of Nursing, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Engineering. This assistantship has allowed Kendra the opportunity to work on a variety of research projects and gain valuable research experience. Kendra is a member of American Gastroenterology Association, holds leadership positions in the MSU doctoral nurses association, and is an executive board member of the emerging scholars network of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Kendra’s passion is to improve the lives of individuals with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The first step along this journey is her dissertation which will examine the factors which influence informed decisions regarding diet modification. After completing her PhD, Kendra plans to expand her program of research to develop interventions aimed at improving self-management of individuals living with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Women and Families
Dissertation: Factors influencing an informed decision regarding diet modification among young adults with inflammatory bowel disease