Jennifer Hulett PhD, APRN

Assistant Professor

E-mail: hulettjm@missouri.edu

408C Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Rural health primary care, cardiovascular nursing, urgent care, complementary and integrative health, spiritual care

Interest Area(s)

Health behavior science, psychoneuroimmunological effects of complementary and integrative health therapies, cancer survivorship, end-of-life care

Education

  • BSN, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • MSN, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Graduate Minor in Nursing Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (T32NR013456), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Area of Doctoral Study

Breast cancer survivorship, spiritually-based psychoneuroimmunological model of health, mixed-methods

Area of Post-doctoral Study

Breast cancer survivorship and end-of-life patient-provider communication

Program of Research

Jennifer Hulett is an assistant professor at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. Her program of behavioral science research focuses on the psychoneuroimmunological effects of complementary and integrative health practices in those affected by cancer. Her current work explores mantram meditation to self-manage stress in individuals with breast cancer.

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Mindfulness-Meditative Therapies to Reduce Stress and Inflammation in Cancer Survivors, University of South Carolina College of Nursing, 2017
  • Describing Day of Death, SIGMA, Gamma Rho chapter, (Co-PI; Clayton, PI), 2016
  • Relationships between Religious/Spiritual Variables and Salivary Alpha Amylase, Cortisol, and Interleukin-6 in Breast Women with Breast Cancer, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Donor Fund, 2015
  • Religiousness/Spirituality and Neuroendocrine Function in Breast Cancer Survivors, University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, Research Enrichment and Dissemination (READ), 2013
  • Religiousness/ Spirituality and Neuroendocrine Function in Breast Cancer Survivors, SIGMA, Alpha Iota chapter, 2013

Selected Publications

(Note: *peer-reviewed publications; #data-based)

  • *#Hulett, JM, Fessele, KL, Clayton, MF, & Eaton, LH. (2019). Rigor and reproducibility: A systematic review of salivary cortisol sampling and reporting parameters used in cancer survivorship research. Biological Research in Nursing, 21(3), 318-334. PMID: 30857393. Doi.org/10.1177/1099800419835321.
  • *Eaton, LH, Hulett, JM, Langford, DJ, & Doorenbos, AZ. (2019). How theory can help facilitate implementing relaxation as a complementary pain management approach. Pain Management Nursing, 20(3), 207-213. PMID: 31097374. Doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2018.12.008. (invited manuscript)
  • *Eaton, LH, & Hulett, JM. (2019). Mind-body interventions in the management of chronic cancer pain. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 35(3), 241-252. PMID: 31053397. Doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2019.04.005. (Invited manuscript)
  • *#Heiney, SP, Parker, PD, Felder, TM, Adams, SA, Omofuma, OO, & Hulett, JM. (2019). A systematic review of interventions to improve adherence to endocrine therapy. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 173(3), 499-510. Doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-5012-7. PMID 30387003.
  • *#Hulett, JM, Armer, JM, Leary, E, Stewart, BR, McDaniel, R, Smith, K, Millspaugh, R, & Millspaugh, J. (2018). Religiousness, spirituality, and salivary cortisol in breast cancer survivorship: A pilot study. Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, 41(2), 166-175. Doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000471. PMCID: PMC5125023.
  • *#Clayton, MF; Hulett, J; Kaur, K; Reblin, M; Wilson, A; Ellington, L. (2017). Nursing Support of Home Hospice Caregivers on the Day of Cancer Patient Death. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(4), 457-464. Doi: 10.1188/17.ONF.457-464.
  • *#Reblin, M, Clayton, MF, Xu, J, Hulett, J, Latimer, S, Donaldson, G, & Ellington, L. (2017). Caregiver, patient, and nurse visit communication patterns in cancer home hospice. Psycho-Oncology, 26(12), 2285-2293. doi: 10.1002/pon.4361. PMCID: PMC5489378.
  • *#Hulett, JM & Armer, JM. (2016). A systematic review of spiritually based interventions and psychoneuroimmunological outcomes in breast cancer survivorship. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 15(4), 405-423. Doi: 10.1177/1534735416636222. PMCID: PMC4493495.
  • *Armer, JM, Hulett, JM, Cormier, JN, Stewart, BR, Wanchai, A, & Cromwell, K. (2015). Lymphedema and its impact on quality of life. In Lymphedema: Complete Medical and Surgical Management, Neligan, P, Masia, J, & Piller, N. (Eds.). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, LLC. ISBN 9781482241099
  • *#Hulett, JM, Armer, JM, Stewart, BR, & Wanchai, A. (2015). Perspectives of the breast cancer survivorship continuum: Diagnosis through 30 months post-treatment. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 5(2), 174-190. Doi: 10.3390/jpm5020174. PMCID: PMC4493495.
  • *Armer, JM, Hulett, JM, Bernas, M, Ostby, P, Stewart, BR, & Cormier, JN. (2013). Best-practice guidelines in assessment, risk reduction, management, and surveillance for post-breast cancer lymphedema. Current Breast Cancer Reports, 5(2), 134-144. Doi: 10.1007/s12609-013-0105-0. PMCID: PMC4523280.

Bio

Jennifer Hulett is an assistant professor at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. In 2017, Dr. Hulett completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah College of Nursing which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining faculty at the Sinclair School of Nursing, Dr. Hulett was an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing in Columbia, SC. Dr. Hulett’s clinical nursing background includes dual board certifications by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family and pediatric nurse practitioner. She has practiced for over 20 years in primary care, cardiology, dermatology, and urgent care settings in northeast and central Missouri. Dr. Hulett has also practiced as a registered nurse in the emergency department and intensive care unit. As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Hulett encountered many patients who were interested in using complementary and alternative health practices for symptom self-management and well-being. This inspired her to study the potential health benefits of complementary and alternative health practices including mindfulness-meditative therapies and nutrition/diet.

Published Proceedings

(Note: *peer-reviewed publications; #data-based)

  • *#Hulett, JM, Pratscher, S, Price-Blackshear, M, Murphy, EA, & Bettencourt, BA. (March 2019). Meta-analysis of immune responses to meditative therapies. In: Society of Behavioral Medicine 2019 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53, S1, S289, doi.org/10.1093/abm/kaz007.
  • *#Hulett, JM, Johnstone, B, Armer, JM, Millspaugh, R, & Millspaugh, J. (April 2018). Religious and spiritual variables associated with neuroimmune biomarker activity in breast cancer survivors. In: Society of Behavioral Medicine 2018 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, S7.
  • *#Hulett, JM, Fessele, K, Clayton, MF, & Eaton, LH. (April 2017). Relationships between salivary diurnal cortisol and cancer survivorship outcomes: A systematic review. In: Society of Behavioral Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S2424-S2425.
  • *#Hulett, JM, Johnstone, B, Armer, JM, Millspaugh, R, & Millspaugh, J. (April 2018). Religious and spiritual variables associated with neuroimmune biomarker activity in breast cancer survivors. In: Society of Behavioral Medicine 2018 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, S7.
  • *#Hulett, JM, Fessele, K, Clayton, MF, & Eaton, LH. (April 2017). Relationships between salivary diurnal cortisol and cancer survivorship outcomes: A systematic review. In: Society of Behavioral Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51, S2424-S2425.
  • *#Hulett, JM, Armer, JM, Leary, E, Stewart, BR, McDaniel, R, Smith, K, Millspaugh, R, & Millspaugh, J. (2016). Relationships between religious and spiritual beliefs, personality traits, and the cortisol awakening response (CAR) in breast cancer survivors. In: Abstracts of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society 13th Annual Conference. Psycho-oncology, 25, 156-160. doi:10.1002/pon.4082
  • *#Hulett, JM, Armer, JM, Leary E, Stewart, BR, McDaniel, RW, Smith, KM, Woods, RJ, & Millspaugh, J. (2015). Spiritual beliefs, personality, health outcomes, and the cortisol awakening response in breast cancer survivors. Gerontologist, 55.
  • *#Hulett, JM, Armer, JM, Stewart, BR, & Wanchai, A. (2015). Navigating the extended survivorship continuum: Breast cancer survivors’ perspectives from diagnosis through 84-months post-treatment. In: Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Lymphology. Tucson, AZ: International Society of Lymphology.

Honors and Awards

  • 2019, Alumni Achievement Award, MU Sinclair School of Nursing Alumni Association
  • 2019, New Investigator Award, University of South Carolina College of Nursing
  • 2018, Oncology Nurses Foundation Nurse Scientist Intensive, ONS Foundation
  • 2016, University of Missouri Dissertation Award for MU Graduate School Biological and Life Sciences
  • 2014, Dr. James & Verna Adwell Rhodes International, MU Sinclair School of Nursing Research Travel Award
  • 2014, PhD Student Award for Overall Excellence, MU Sinclair School of Nursing Alumni Association
  • 2013, Presidential Prize for Distinguished Research Award (Young Lymphologist), International Society of Lymphology 24th Congress
  • 2013, John D. Bies International Research Travel, MU Graduate School Scholarship
  • 2013, CRMC Foundation Scholarship, Capital Region Medical Center
  • 2013, Mary Berhorst Graduate Nursing Scholarship, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • 2012, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarship, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
  • 2012, Mary Berhorst Graduate Nursing Scholarship, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • 2011, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarship, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
  • 2010, PhD Program Dean’s Scholarship, MU Sinclair School of Nursing

Refereed Presentations

Clayton, MF, Hulett, JM, Kaur, K, Reblin, M, Ellington, L, Xu, J. Supportive hospice nurse-caregiver communication on the day of patient death. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: State of the Science Conference. September 15-17, 2016, Washington, DC.

Clayton, MF, Ellington, L, Reblin, M, Wilson, A, Latimer, S, Hulett, JM, Xu, J. Home hospice communication on the day of patient death. 14th International Conference European Association for Communication in Healthcare. September 7-10, 2016, Heidelberg, Germany.

Memberships

Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM)

SIGMA, Alpha Iota Chapter