Cynthia Ayres

PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
530 Federal Street, Room 335
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: 
(856) 225-6792
Selected Publications: 

Mahat, G., Ayres, C., & Scoloveno, M. (in press). Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Nursing Research. Impact of HIV/AID peer education program on peer educators.

Ayres, C., Mahat, G., Atkins, R., & Norris, S. (2013). Social support as a mediator of the relationship between self-esteem and positive health practices: Implications for practice. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Nursing Research.
 

Ayres, C., & Mahat, G., & Atkins, R.  (2012, published online DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2012.753889, hard copy in press). Testing theoretical relationships: Factors influencing positive health practices in Filipino adolescents. Journal of American College Health.

Mahat, G., Ayres, C., & Scoloveno, M. (in press). Comparison of adolescents’ HIV/AIDS knowledge and self-efficacy across two cultures. Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Atkins, R., Sulik, M., Hart, D., Ayres, C., & Read, N. (2012). The effects of school poverty on adolescents’ sexual health knowledge. Research in Nursing and Health, 35, 231-241.

Ayres, C., Mahat, G. (2012). Social support, acculturation and optimism: Understanding positive health practices in Asian Adolescents, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(3), 270-278.

Mahat, G., Soloveno, M. & Ayres, C. (2011). HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Among Nepalese Adolescents: A Peer Education Program. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 25(4), 271-283.

Ayres, C. (2012). Clinical preventive services delivery in nursing. In J.J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (3rd ed). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Ayres, C., Atkins, R., & Mahat, G. (2010). Factors related to the performance of health practices among Asian adolescents in the United States, Asian Nursing Research, 4(2), 64-74.

Ayres, C., Atkins, R., & Lee, J. (2010). Factors related to health practices: Cervical cancer screening among Filipino women, Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 24(3), 198-209.

An, J.Y., Hayman, L.L., Park, Y., Dusaj, T.K., & Ayres, C.G. (2009). Web-based weight management programs for children and adolescents: A systematic review of randomized controlled trial studies. Advances in Nursing Science, 32(3), pp. 1-19.

Ayres, C., & Griffith, H. (2008). Consensus guidelines: Improving the delivery of clinical preventive services. Health Care Management Review, 33(4).

Ayres, C. (2008). Mediators of the relationship between social support and positive health practices among middle adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 22(2). 94-102.

Ayres, C., & Griffith, H. (2007). Promoting consistent clinical preventive services guidelines among competing health plans. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 29(3), 37-43.

Ayres, C., & Griffith, H. (2007). Perceived barriers to and facilitators to the implementation of priority clinical preventive services. The American Journal of Managed Care, 13(3), 61-67.

Ayres, C., & Griffith, H. (2006). Model to improve the delivery of clinical preventive services. In J.J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (pp.84-86). New York: Springer Publishing Company

Research Interest: 

Health promotion and disease prevention among urban adolescents and young adults

Health disparities among vulnerable and diverse populations

Awards: 

Civic Engagement Faculty Fellow, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, 2013.

Faculty Research Award, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, College of Nursing, 2009.

Hurdis M. Griffith Research Award, 2009.

Selected as a National Coalition of Ethnic and Minority Nurses (NCEMNA) Mentee, 2007.

Elected into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as Distinguished Practitioner, 2007.

Funded Grants: 

F.M. Kirby Foundation (2008-2010), Faculty Research Support, Investigation of factors that influence the health practices of adolescents, Principal Investigator

Deans Faculty Research Grant (2007), Rutgers, The State University, College of Nursing, Rutgers College of Nursing, Office of Research and Grants, Dean’s Summer Research Development Program, Principal Investigator

Deans Faculty Research Grant (2008). Rutgers, The State University, College of Nursing, Rutgers College of Nursing, Office of Research and Grants, Dean’s Summer Research Development Program, Relationship between Social Support and Positive Health Practices in Filipino American College Students, Principal Investigator

Deans Faculty Research Grant (2009), Rutgers, The State University, College of Nursing, Rutgers College of Nursing, Office of Research and Grants, Dean’s Summer Research Development Program, Investigation of the factors that influence cervical cancer screening in Filipino American adolescents, Principal Investigator

Faculty Research Award (2009), Rutgers, The State University, College of Nursing, Rutgers College of Nursing, Office of Research and Grants, Factors Influencing the Health Practices of Asian American Adolescents, Principal Investigator

Selected Presentations: 

Presenter, 25th Annual Scientific Session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Boston,  MA, 2013.

Presenter, Annual Retreat on Cancer Research at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 2012.

Presenter, Transcultural Nursing Society, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.

Presenter, 24th Annual Scientific Session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2011.

Presenter, American Public Health Association, Denver, CO, 2010.

Presenter, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, DC., 2010.

Presenter, 22nd Annual Scientific Session of the Eastern, Nursing Research Society, Providence, RI, 2010.

Presenter, 1st International Nursing Research Conference, World Academy of Nursing Science, Kobe, Japan, 2009.

Presenter, 18th Annual Scientific Session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Cherry Hill, NJ, 2006.

Presenter, 2nd Ministry of Health International Nursing, Research Conference, Singapore, 2005.

Presenter, American Association of Health Plans, Insurance Association of American, CDC Collaborative Conference, Building Bridges, Santa Fe, NM, 2005.

Presenter, 16th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing, Research Congress, Waikaloa, Hawaii, 2005.

Presenter, 23rd Quadrennial ICN Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, 2005.

Presenter, 15th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing, Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland, 2004.

Presenter, 47th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, Orlando, FL, 2004.

Presenter, American Association of Health Plans-Health, Insurance Association of American, CDC Collaborative Conference, Building Bridges, Miami, FL, 2004.

Presenter, 14th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing, Nursing Research Congress, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 2003.

Presenter, 45th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, San Antonio, TX, 2003.

Presenter, 10th National Nursing Administration Research Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003.

Presenter, 5th International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services, Washington, DC, 2003.

Presenter, 28th Annual Conference, National Association of Healthcare Quality, Phoenix, AZ, 2003.

Presenter, 13th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing, Research Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 2002.

Presenter, 14th Annual Scientific Session of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, PA, 2002.

Presenter, 12th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing, Research Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001.

Professional Organizations: 
2012-ongoing Editorial Board, Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Nursing Research, the official, international, peer-reviewed academic journal of the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc.
2012-ongoing Editorial Board, Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare, official, peer-reviewed journal of the National Academies of Practice.
2007-ongoing National Academies of Practice, Elected Nursing Academy Member, Distinguished Practitioner
2005-ongoing Eastern Nursing Research Society, Current Member
2002-ongoing Philippine Nurses Association of America, Member
2002-ongoing Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey, Current Member
2006-ongoing New Jersey Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (NJCCP), Evaluation Committee Member
2006-2012 New Jersey Commission on Cancer Breast Cancer Research Advisory Group, Committee Member
2006-2012 New Jersey Commission on Cancer Joint Psychosocial and Nursing Advisory Group, Committee Member