Dr. Savitri Singh-Carlson, a member of CSULB's School of Nursing since 2008, got off to a fast start toward her Early Academic Career Excellence Award after acquiring her doctorate in 2007 from the University of Alberta.
After only two years on the job, Dr. Singh-Carlson was asked to serve as Assistant Director of Nursing's graduate program. Her successful restructuring of MSN degree specialties made it possible for Nursing majors to graduate faster. Her use of adult learning strategies and mentoring has resulted in the completion of 97 student projects/theses since 2009, including ongoing or incomplete projects for students who would not have graduated otherwise.
Dr. Singh-Carlson's research focuses mainly on qualitative research methodology that helps to understand breast cancer patients' experiences and the meaning of their illness. She has been the recipient of three consecutive RSCA mini, summer and assigned time grants that allowed her to become involved in interdisciplinary research projects at the Long Beach Memorial Todd Cancer Centre where she helps to evaluate and implement the benefits of a mentorship program for breast cancer survivors. Dr. Singh-Carlson is also involved in BCS research projects in Victoria and Vancouver, Canada, as principal or co-investigator.
Together with faculty from Physical Therapy, Psychology and Nursing, she received one of CSULB's first multidisciplinary research grants for a study titled, "A Multifactorial, Interdisciplinary Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Falling in a Group of Community Dwelling Older Adults."
She is the author of two books, a book chapter and 19 peer-reviewed articles. She has made 46 presentations at conferences and has been invited to three major national and international workshops.
In 2010, Dr. Singh-Carlson was one of 50 people nationally to receive a prestigious fellowship award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
She has served on CSULB's International Education Committee and the President's Commission on the Status of Women as well as the College of Health and Human Services Research Committee and the Graduate Council.