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Carrie Jo Braden, RN, Ph.D.



Carrie Jo Braden is currently the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing. 

She holds a masters in applied psychology from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota and a masters degree in community health nursing, primary care family nurse practitioner degree, and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Braden has published many articles on aspects of chronic illness, published textbooks in community health and in theory based intervention, and has been awarded several research grants from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of General Medical Science. Dr. Braden's program of research has included clinical trial tests of self-help promoting intervention effectiveness for women receiving breast cancer treatment. Her current research focuses on educational interventions to promote commitment to a research career among students from under represented groups. For over 30 years, Dr. Braden has taught doctoral level students concentration on courses on theory based evaluation and theory based intervention.

Selected Publications

Lapiz-Bluhm, MD, Braden CJ, Canty-Mitchell, J, Breslin ET, Peterson AL. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Program for Junior Nurse Faculty: It Takes a Village for a Successful Application Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Review of Research 2014 Jun;4(2):112-122.

Browne JA, Braden CJ. Definition and Relational Specification of Work-around Nurs Inform 2012 Jun;23:2012-2051.

Arevalo-Flechas LC, Braden CJ. Caregiving: A hard job done with love The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging 2009 Jan;13(6):S326-S327.

Associate Dean for Research

School of Nursing


Ph.D., NursingThe University of Arizona, 1986

M.S., Community Health NursingThe University of Arizona, 1983

M.S., Applied Psychology, Winona State University, 1970

B.S.N., Nursing, DePauw University, 1966


Phone: (210) 567-5808