Pryor, Erica R.

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NB 326
1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210 205-975-5304

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Education
PhD Emory University
MSN University of Alabama at Birmingham
BSN University of Alabama in Huntsville

Biography
Dr. Pryor has a master's degree in Community Health Nursing and a doctoral degree in Epidemiology. She holds appointments in the Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education and in the Center for Emerging Infections and Emergency Preparedness. She teaches several graduate level courses on statistics and epidemiology, and guest lectures on topics related to infectious disease epidemiology.

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Pryor’s research interests are in the areas of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and in factors influencing the occurrence of scientific misconduct. She has participated in several studies related to development and evaluation of educational materials for clinicians on preparedness and response to bioterrorism and mass casualty events. Her current focus is on community disaster preparedness.

Publications/Presentations (2005-present)
Prachakul, W., Grant, J., Pryor, E., Keltner, N., & Raper J. (2009). Family relationships in people living with HIV in a city in the U. S. A. AIDS Care, 21(3), 384-388.

Hassan, Z. M., Wahsheh, M. A., Shishani, K. R., & Pryor, E. R. (2008). Hepatitis needs assessment among Jordanian health care workers. International Nursing Review, 55, 142-147.

Pryor, E., Habermann, B., & Broome, E. (2007). Scientific misconduct from the perspective of research coordinators: A national survey. Journal of Medical Ethics, 33, 365-9.

Pryor, E. R. (2007). Early recognition and detection of biological events. In T. G. Veenema (Ed.) Disaster nursing and emergency preparedness for chemical, biological and radiological terrorism and other hazard, 2nd ed. New York: Springer.

Pryor, E. R. & Veenema, T. G. (2007). Surveillance systems for bioterrorism. In T. G. Veenema (Ed.) Disaster nursing and emergency preparedness for chemical, biological and radiological terrorism and other hazards, 2nd ed. New York: Springer.

Casebeer, L., Andolsek, K., Abdolrasulnia, M., Green, J., Weissman, N., Pryor, E., Zheng, S., & Terndrup, T. (2006). Evaluation of an online bioterrorism continuing medical education course. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 26.

Pryor, E., Heck, E., Norman, L., Weiner, B, Mathews, R., Black, J., & Terndrup, T. (2006). Integrated decision-making in response to weapons of mass destruction incidents: Development and initial evaluation of a course for healthcare professionals. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 21, 24-30.

Broome, M., Pryor, E., Habermann, B., Pulley, L., & Kincaid, H. (2005). The Scientific Misconduct Questionnaire-Revised (SMR-Q): Validation and psychometric testing. Accountability in Research, 12, 263-28.

Terndrup, T., Nafziger, S., Weissman, N., Casebeer, L., & Pryor, E. (2005.) Online bioterrorism continuing medical education: Part I, development and preliminary testing. Academic Emergency Medicine, 12, 45-50.

Presentations:
Pryor, E. R. (2007, July). Are you ready? An “all hazards” approach to emergency and disaster preparedness. Presented at the 2007 Annual Gathering of American Mensa, Birmingham, Alabama.

Pryor, E. & Autrey, P. (2007, March). Ready (or not?): Status of disaster preparedness in Alabama hospitals (preliminary results). Presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science, Symposium on “Hurricane impacts along the Gulf Coast,” Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama.

Pryor, E. R. (2006, November). Impact of emerging infections on delivery of health care: Implications for nursing. Presented at the Annual Lillian Harvey Fall Symposium: “One medicine-one health concept: The impact of emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases on the delivery of health care.” Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama.

Pryor, E., Habermann, B., & Broome, M. (2006, May). Scientific misconduct: Perceptions of research coordinators participating in a national survey. Presented at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals 2006 Global Conference and Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ.

Broome, M., Habermann, B., & Pryor, E., (2005, April). Scientific misconduct: Role of the research coordinator. Presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 29th Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Habermann, B., Broome, M., & Pryor, E. (2005, April). The nature of scientific misconduct: a national survey. Presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 29th Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Burrage, J., Pryor, E., Smith, B. (2005, February). Psychosocial/physiologic variable assessment in people with HIV: Pilot to evaluate a community based intervention. Presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, 19th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Umlauf, M., Pryor, E.,** & Makris, C. (2005, February). Narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness in children. Presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, 19th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. ** presenter