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Alli Walsh, BSN, RN

I am a current BSN to PhD student here at MSU. I work as both a research assistant in the college and as an RN on an adolescent psychiatric floor. My research interest focuses on the promotion of mental health among early adolescents aged 11 to 13 years old. Specifically, I am interested in the role of social media in early adolescent depression and ways to mitigate its harmful effect. In my free time, I enjoy reading and being outside. I am also a horror movie enthusiast!


Callie Harris, MSN, RN, CMSRN

I'm from the Lansing area, where I live with my spouse in a house full of fur babies. I'm a long-time Spartan! I obtained my BSN from MSU way back in 2010, and I taught undergraduate clinicals here just before moving on to the PhD program in 2020. My research and service focus is on preventive health and health equity among sexual and gender minority people. In my free time, I'm re-learning to play the violin, which I played once upon a time in high school.


Hesam Varpaei, RN

I earned my bachelor's degree in nursing at Azad University of Medical Sciences in Tehran and completed my Master of Science in surgical nursing at Near East University (Nicosia, Cyprus). Currently, I am studying for a PhD in nursing and am also a graduate assistant at the College of Nursing. My research focus is on patients admitted to intensive care units (either surgical or medical) from diverse perspectives. I have a special interest in neurological, nutritional, and symptom assessment and management of this population. Currently, my studies are focused on postoperative delirium (POD) among patients undergoing cancer surgery (solid tumors). I am investigating how events after surgery (unpleasant symptoms) are associated with the development of POD.


Kornkanya Pengpala, MSN, RN

I'm originally from Bangkok, Thailand. I like to try new things such as travel, hiking, learning, and visiting museums. My research interest focuses on home-based care to improve physical function in adult post-intensive care unit patients who experienced mechanical ventilation during their ICU stay.


Teresa Ng, BSN, RN

I enjoy playing with my bunnies and spending time with my fiancé. I am a third-year PhD student, and my research focuses on promoting resilience against suicidal ideations among high school adolescents. After graduating, I hope to pursue post-doctoral training at a research-intensive institution.


Recent Graduates:

  • Dr. Wachira (Kellen) Suriyawong (Fall 2023)
  • Dr. Mohammed Alanazi (Fall 2023)
  • Dr. Lauren Pageau (Fall 2023)
  • Dr. Muna Alali (Summer 2023)
  • Dr. Eakachai Kantawong (Fall 2022)
  • Dr. Karla Palmer (Fall 2022)
  • Dr. Patty West (Fall 2021)