Dr. Holly Evans Madison’s research has focused on cardiovascular health and wellness. She has presented aspects of her doctoral dissertation, “What women want to know: Assessing the value, relevance, and efficacy of a self-management intervention for rural women with coronary heart disease (CHD)” at both Sigma Theta Tau’s International Research Congress (2011) and the Eastern Nurses Research Society’s Annual Research Session (2012). Findings from her mixed method study include the participants’ belief regarding the role stress plays in the development of heart disease and that these women expressed interest in obtaining information on how to care for themselves in a holistic manner.
Dr. Evans Madison is also interested in several aspects of nursing education such as curriculum design, online education, and the historical development of nursing education. She presented her paper, “Nightingale’s legacy for nurse educators” at Sigma Theta Tau Beta Zeta’s Scholarship Day (2010).
Dr. Evans Madison graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She currently serves as the Vice President and chair of the Community Service Committee for the Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Additionally, she serves as a member of Saratoga Hospital’s Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee.