Bonnie M. Jerome-D'Emilia

PhD, MPH, RN
Associate Professor
Additional Titles 
Program Director, RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden
530 Federal Street
Room 333
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone 
(856) 225-2313

Education 
PhD (Health Services Research): Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998
MPH (Health Administration): Columbia University School of Public Health, 1988
BSN: SUNY Downstate College of Nursing, 1982
BS (Biochemistry): Brooklyn College, 1980
Expertise 
Breast cancer screening
Treatment and outcomes
Cancer disparities
Treatment decision making
Women’s health
Diffusion of innovation
Biography 

Dr. Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia targets her program of research on breast cancer screening and treatment, with a focus on disparities. Dr. Jerome-D'Emilia has conducted a number of community-based participatory research studies in Camden looking at women’s decision-making in terms of breast cancer scr...read more

Selected Publications 

Chapters in Books or Monographs

Jerome-D’Emilia, B. & Jackson, K., (2016) Patient-engaged and Community Participatory Research in Bloch, J., Clark, M, & Courtney, M. (eds.), Practice-Based Clinical Inquiry in Nursing: Looking Beyond Traditional Methods for PhD and DNP Research. Springer Publishing Company, LLC. 

Jerome-D’Emilia, B. The U.S. Health and Public Health Care Systems. In Stanhope, M. and Lancaster, J. (eds.), (2013) Foundations of Nursing in the Community, 4th edition. St. Louis: Mosby.

Articles in Refereed Journals (*databased)

Marmor, S., Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Begun, J.W. et al. Cancer Causes Control (2019), Trends in lobular carcinoma in situ management: endocrine therapy use in California and New Jersey, Cancer Causes & Control, 30: 129. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-019-1126-4

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Kushary, D., Suplee, P. (2019). Rising Rates of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy as a Treatment for Early Stage Breast Cancer. Cancer Nursing, doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000564. 

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Kushary, D., Burrell, S., Suplee, P., & Hansen, K. (2018). Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis in a New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Site. American Journal of Clinical Oncology, doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000425.

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Suplee, P.D., & Burrell, S. (2016) Primary Care Expectations in an Underserved Population. Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing, 2: 145.

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B & D’Emilia, J. (2016). Hypofractionated Whole Breast Irradiation for Early Stage Breast Cancer in a Large Community-based Physician Practice. Journal of Radiation Oncology, 5(4), 417–425.

Suplee, P.D., Jerome-D’Emilia, B. & Boiler, J.L.K. (2016) Women’s Educational Needs and Perceptions about Survivorship Following Bilateral Mastectomy. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(4), 411-418.

*Gardner, M. R., Suplee, P. D., & Jerome-D'Emilia, B. (2016). Survey of Nursing Faculty Preparation for Teaching about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nurse Educator, 41(4), 212-216.

Jerome-D'Emilia, B., Suplee, P. D., & D'Emilia, I. (2015). Why Women Are Choosing Bilateral Mastectomy. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(6), 764-768.

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Suplee, P.D. & Akincigil, A. (2015). Validation of the Spanish version of the Mammography Specific Self-Efficacy Scale. Oncology Nursing Forum; 42(3); E279-86

Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Suplee, P. D., Boiler, J. L., & D’Emilia, J. C. (2015). A Woman’s Decision to Choose Bilateral Mastectomy. Cancer nursing, 38(6), 426-435.

*Suplee, P.D., Jerome-D’Emilia, B., & Burrell, S. (2015) Healthy Eating Challenges of Hispanic Women Living in an Urban Neighborhood. Healthcare International, 13(4).

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B. & Suplee, P.D. (2015). Mammogram use and self-efficacy in an urban minority population. Public Health Nursing; 32(4); 287–297.

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B. & Chittams, J.  (2015). Validation of the cultural cancer screening scale for mammogram utilization in a sample of African American women. Cancer Nursing, 38 (2), 83-88.

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B. (2015). A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to mammography in          

 Hispanic women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(1), 73-82.

*Suplee, P.D., Gardner, M. & Jerome-D’Emilia, B. (2014). Nursing faculty preparedness for clinical experiences. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(3), S38-41.

*Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Suplee, P.D. & Gardner, M. (2014) Understanding access to care and health needs of Hispanic women from an urban community. Journal of Hispanic Healthcare International, 12(2), 71-80.

*Abraham, J.M., Jerome-D’Emilia, B. & Begun, J.W. (2013).  The diffusion of magnet hospital recognition. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(10 SUPPL.), S19-S27.

Funding - Internal 

2016-2017 ($4,000)
Rutgers University Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rand Institute Faculty Fellowship: Breast cancer treatment and outcome in southern New Jersey counties. PI: Jerome-D’Emilia, B.

2016-2017 ($14,400)
Rutgers University–Camden, cross-disciplinary grant from the Provost's Fund for Research: Insurance Status and Breast Cancer in New Jersey. PI: Jerome-D’Emilia, B., Co-I: Suplee, P., Co-I: Kushary, Debashis

2016-2017 ($2,000)
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden grant: How do Women who are Uninsured or Receive Medicaid Insurance Make their Decision to Have a Bilateral Mastectomy for Unilateral Breast Cancer?  PI: Patricia D. Suplee Ph.D., RNC-OB, CO-PI: Bonnie Jerome D’Emilia Ph.D., MPH, RN.

2013-2014 ($9,801)
Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden Summer Research Development Program: Expectations for primary care. PI: Jerome-D’Emilia, B.

Funding - External 

2016-2017 ($300)
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Mu Chapter, research grant: Poverty, insurance status and the breast cancer experience in New Jersey. PI: Jerome-D’Emilia, B.

2014-2015. ($4,800)
American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Variation in treatment for breast cancer: What factors are influencing patient choice? PI: Jerome-D’Emilia, B.

2014-2015 ($300)
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Mu Chapter, research grant: Translation and validation of the Spanish version of the Mammography Specific Self-Efficacy Scale. PI: Jerome-D’Emilia, B.

2012-2013. ($500)
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Mu Chapter, research grant: Gaining insight into self-efficacy of women from an urban community. PI: Jerome-D’Emilia, B. Co-I: Velez, V.

Honors and Distinctions 

Fellowships

2016 to 2017 — Rand Institute Faculty Fellowship, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University—Camden

2015 to 2016 — Institute for Research on Women, Seminar on Poverty Fellowship, Rutgers University

2011 to 2012 — Civic Engagement Fellowship, Rutgers University—Camden

2007 to 2008 — Nurse Fellow in Philanthropy and Policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

Professional Awards and Honors

2012 — Outstanding Nurse Educator, Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden

2004 — Innovative Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing