Post Graduate Certificate in Health Services Research, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
PhD, Nursing, New York University
MA, Nursing, New York University
Biography / Academic Interests
A clinical nurse for 17 years, Dr. DiCicco-Bloom’s professional background is in primary care, home care, and hospice. She was the first nurse Director and Principle Investigator of the National Health Services Research Fellowship in Primary Care from 2007-2009 in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. Dr. DiCicco-Bloom’s research employs qualitative and mixed methodologies and focuses on relationships between health care professionals. She is concerned with locating the intractional and cultural elements that facilitate or interfere with safe and effective patient care. She recently completed two studies. The first identified issues that interfere with information sharing among oncologists, primary care clinicians (nurse practitioners and family medicine physicians), and their patients, and the second explored the relationships of nurse practitioners and physicians in family medicine practices. At present she is conducting an ethnographic study of a hospice setting located in a large medical center. Her focus is on the relationships among the members of the hospice team, and between the hospice team and other members of the larger hospital system.
Scholarship / Publications
DiCicco-Bloom, B & Cunningham, R. (2013) “The Experience of Information Sharing among Primary Care Clinicians with Cancer Survivors and their Oncologists,” Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 7 (1): 124-130.
DiCicco-Bloom B, Frederickson K, O’Malley D, Shaw E, Crosson JC, Looney, A. (Sept. 2007) “Developing a model of social capital: Relationships in primary care,” Advances in Nursing Science, 30, 3, 13-24.
DiCicco-Bloom B, Crabtree, B. 2006. "The Qualitative Research Interview." Medical Education, 40(4): 314-321.
*Winner of the Silver Quill Award, 2010: Most Downloaded Paper in the Previous Year in the Journal Medical Education.
DiCicco-Bloom, B. 2003. "The Gendered and Racialized Experiences of Immigrant Nurses from Kerala, India." Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 15(1): 26-33.
Hedge, Radha, DiCicco-Bloom, B. 2002. "Working Identities: South Asian Nurses and the Transnational Negotiations of Race and Gender." Qualitative Research Report in Communication, 22: 27-35.
DiCicco-Bloom, B, Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom, “The Benefits of Fluid-Alliancing: Respect, Information Sharing, and Nurse-Physician relationships in primary care settings.”
DiCicco-Bloom, B., Regina Cunningham. "The Experiences of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners Working with Family Medicine Physicians." Annals of Family Medicine.