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Sharon Long

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Sharon Long
Nursing, Faculty
College of Health Professions
Ph D from Western Michigan University, 2018
MS from Michigan State University, 1989
Warren Campus

Assistant Professor, Sharon Long has been teaching full time in the Nursing Department for Davenport University since 2010. She has been the advisor for the Student Nurse Association on the Warren Campus for the past five years. She is a PhD doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.

Professor Long has been a Registered Nurse for over 35 years, and a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 25 years. Prior to her employment at Davenport, she was adjunct clinical faculty at University of Detroit-Mercy in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Professor Long as a broad work background including primary care clinics, hospitals, free health clinics, university health center, case management, home care, and the emergency room. Currently, she also practices as a family nurse practitioner part-time in an urgent care and with a hospitalist group. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Research interests include diabetes education and life-style management. Professor Long completed an interventional study utilizing Appetite Awareness Therapy with a group of adults with pre-diabetes or type-2 diabetes. That research has been submitted for publication. She also receive the Student Award Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in 2015 to support that research study. Currently, she is involved in researching spirituality and religiosity in coaches and adults involved in a Diabetes Prevention Program in Macomb County Michigan to measure the impact on weight loss, physical activity and A1C.