Positions

Overview

  • Nataliya V. Ivankova, PhD, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration with a dual appointment in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her PhD in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2004 and MPH in Epidemiology from UAB in 2014. During her doctoral studies at UNL, she worked as Research Associate and Research Projects Coordinator in the Office of Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research. Dr. Ivankova is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarly publications addressing empirical and methodological aspects of qualitative and mixed methods research and her authorship of two books (Mixed Methods Applications in Action Research: From Methods to Community Action, 2015, Sage; and Mixed Methods Research: A Guide to the Field, 2016, Sage, co-authored with Vicki Plano Clark). As an applied research methodologist, she teaches courses in mixed methods and qualitative research, mentors doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty, and serves as a key personnel on funded projects across disciplines. She also directs a graduate certificate program in Applications of Mixed Methods Research.

    Dr. Ivankova is a founding Co-editor of the Mixed Methods Research Series with Sage Publishing. She serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and Qualitative Research Editor for the American Journal of Health Behavior. She is a section editor for qualitative and mixed methods research of the International Encyclopedia of Education (4th edition) with Elsevier. She has also provided leadership to a Special Interest Group Mixed Methods Research, Division D Measurements and Research Methodology with American Educational Research Association (AERA) and to the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA). Currently, she is active with AcademyHealth serving on Advisory Committee for Translation and Communication Interest Group. Dr. Ivankova serves on the Board of Directors for Horizons School in Birmingham, AL (post-secondary institution for young adults with learning difficulties). During the first eighteen years of her professional career, she served as a member of the faculty and also as Dean of Admissions at the Izmail State University of Humanities in Ukraine.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Essential global health competencies for baccalaureate nursing students in the United States: A mixed methods Delphi studyJournal of Advanced Nursing.  76:725-740. 2020
    2020 Research themes and trends in ten top-ranked nephrology journals: A text mining analysisAmerican Journal of Nephrology.  51:147-159. 2020
    2020 Mixed Methods in Public Health Case Studies: Applying a Sequential QUAN → Qual Design to Identify Factors Associated With Black Mothers’ Intention to Vaccinate Their Daughters Aged 9 to 12 for HPV 2020
    2019 A formative evaluation of patient and family caregiver perspectives on early palliative care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease across disease severityAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  16:1024-1033. 2019
    2019 Cancer-related symptoms and cognitive intervention adherence among breast cancer survivors: A mixed-methods study.Cancer Nursing2019
    2019 Perceptions of a breast cancer survivorship intervention: Pearls of wisdom from young african American womenJournal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.  8:165-171. 2019
    2019 The development of an instrument to measure the perceived workload for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs)COJ Nursing and Healthcare.  4:480-487. 2019
    2019 Life after breast cancer: ‘Being’ a young African American survivorEthnicity and Health2019
    2018 A quantitative appraisal of African Americans’ decisions to become registered organ donors at the driver’s license officeClinical Transplantation.  32. 2018
    2018 Teaching mixed methods research: using a socio-ecological framework as a pedagogical approach for addressing the complexity of the field*International Journal of Social Research Methodology.  21:409-424. 2018
    2018 Applying Mixed Methods in Action Research: Methodological Potentials and AdvantagesAmerican Behavioral Scientist.  62:978-997. 2018
    2018 Black mother's intention to vaccinate daughters against HPV: A mixed methods approach to identify opportunities for targeted communicationGynecologic Oncology.  149:506-512. 2018
    2018 Applying mixed methods in action research: Methodological potentials and advantagesAmerican Behavioral Scientist2018
    2018 Theory and practice of using mixed methods in translational research: A cross-disciplinary perspectiveInternational Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.  10. 2018
    2018 Hospital vertical integration into subacute care as a strategic response to value-based payment incentives, market factors, and organizational factors: A multiple-case studyINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  55. 2018
    2017 Faculty Evaluation of Undergraduate Nursing Simulation: A Grounded Theory ModelClinical Simulation in Nursing.  13:616-623. 2017
    2017 Faculty evaluation of undergraduate nursing simulation: A grounded theory model.Clinical Simulation in Nursing2017
    2017 Gout Self-Management in African American Veterans: A Qualitative Exploration of Challenges and Solutions From Patients' PerspectivesArthritis Care and Research.  69:1724-1732. 2017
    2017 Theory and process of applying mixed methods in foreign language teaching and learning research.Advances in Research on European Languages, Literature and Pedagogical Approaches,.  31-39. 2017
    2016 Development of a Theory-based, Sociocultural Instrument to Assess Black Maternal Intentions to Vaccinate Their Daughters Aged 9 to 12 Against HPVJournal of Cancer Education.  31:514-521. 2016
    2015 Exploring factors facilitating adults with spinal cord injury rejoining the workforce: A pilot studyDisability and Rehabilitation.  37:739-749. 2015
    2013 An analysis of methodologies that can be used to validate if a perioperative surgical home improves the patient-centeredness, evidence-based practice, quality, safety, and value of patient careAnesthesiology.  119:1261-1274. 2013
    2013 Patient satisfaction with anesthesia: Beauty is in the eye of the consumerAnesthesiology.  119:245-247. 2013
    2012 Preparing students to practice evidence-based dentistry: A mixed methods conceptual framework for curriculum enhancementJournal of Dental Education.  76:1600-1614. 2012
    2011 Maintaining healthy behaviors following weight loss: A grounded theory approach.Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.  5:186-204. 2011
    2010 Teaching and learning mixed methods research in computermediated environment: Educational gains and challengesInternational Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.  4:49-65. 2010
    2009 Experience of sexual violence among women in HIV discordant unions after voluntary HIV counselling and testing: A qualitative critical incident study in Uganda 2009
    2009 Utilizing mixed methods to assess parasocial interaction of an entertainment–education program audienceInternational Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.  3:88-104. 2009
    2006 Colorectal cancer - causes and prevention: Review of current research.Danube Medical Herald.  4. 2006
    2006 Using Mixed-Methods Sequential Explanatory Design: From Theory to PracticeField Methods.  18:3-20. 2006
    2005 Colorectal cancer and hypercholesterolemia: Review of current research 2005
    2004 Developing a web site in primary careFamily Medicine.  36:651-659. 2004
    2004 Designing a mixed methods study in primary careAnnals of Family Medicine.  2:7-12. 2004
    1995 Towards the problem of the systemic character of the language vocabulary.Collection of Academic Papers.  20-21. 1995
    1995 To the problem of the equivalency of the original text and its translation.Issues of Contemporary Philology.  2:14-15. 1995
    1989 Club of International Friendship in the system of international education of undergraduate students.International and National Aspects in Training the Future Teachers: Methodological Guidelines,.  42-43. 1989
    1988 Communicative aspect of thematic words in the original and the translated variants of a literary text.Communicative Aspect of the Text and its Translation.  132-137. 1988
    1986 Key words in the original and the translated variants of the text.Contrastive Investigations of the Original and the Translated Variants of a Literary Text,.  62-69. 1986
    1984 Semantic-stylistic characteristics of the word-stock of the novel “The Child Buyer” by J. Hersey.Foreign Philology.  76:24-30. 1984

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Mixed methods research: A guide to the field..  Ed. 3.  2019
    2015 Mixed Methods Research A Guide to the Field 2015
    2014 Mixed Methods Applications in Action Research From Methods to Community Action 2014
    2009 Students' Persistence A Mixed Methods Study of a Distributed Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership in Higher Education 2009

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Foundations and approaches to mixed methods research..  305-336. 2016
    2015 Mixed methods research and analysis..  63-81. 2015
    2013 Addressing challenges of conducting quality mixed methods studies in higher education.  133-153. 2013
    2010 Emerging trends in the utilization of integrated designs in social, behavioral, and health sciences..  581-611. 2010
    2009 Mixed methods.  135-161. 2009
    2008 A sample mixed methods proposal: An instructors’ resource. 2008
    2007 Foundations and approaches to mixed methods research..  253-282. 2007
    2007 Online higher education programs: New challenges, new frontiers, new learning, and new scholarship..  77-97. 2007
    1988 Interrelation of ideographic groups of words in the original and the translated variants of a literary text (based on the analysis of the novels by J. Hersey). 1988

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Ivankova is an applied qualitative and mixed methods research methodologist with a special interest in integrating mixed methods with community-based participatory and action research approaches in the context of translational research and implementation science. She has served as methodologist, co-investigator, mentor and consultant on multiple funded projects addressing the issues of health disparities, chronic pain management, cancer survivorship, organ donation, patient satisfaction, and health care organizational performance at UAB and beyond.
  • Investigator On

  • Lay Coach-led Early Palliative Care for Underserved Advanced Cancer Caregivers  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Trauma Communications Center Coordinated Severity-Based Stroke Triage  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Designing a Plan of Action for Better Access and Quality of Surgery for African-Americans with Gastrointestinal Cancers in the Deep South  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health - ADI Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Surgeon Perspectives on the STITCH Trial: A Mixed Methods Study  awarded by AMERICAS HERNIA SOCIETY 2021
  • CITY Health II - The Center for the Study of Community Health  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Performance of High Medicaid Nursing Homes-Contextual and Management Factors  awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Post Coital DNA Recovery in Minority Couples  awarded by National Institute of Justice/Department of Justice 2015 - 2019
  • Adapting Interventions for Young African American Breast Cancer Survivors  awarded by American Cancer Society, Inc. 2015 - 2017
  • Increasing African American Organ Donation: Donor Registration and Family Consent  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2016
  • Development of an HIV Prevention Game for African American Rural Adolescents  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Ivankova teaches graduate level courses in philosophy of science, mixed methods and qualitative research. She directs an online graduate certificate program in Applications of Mixed Methods Research at UAB. She mentors doctoral students and junior faculty and conducts research workshops for national and international audiences.
  • Teaching Activities

  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • AH777 - Mixed Methods Research I (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • AH779 - Mixed Methods: Comm BasedRes (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • AH783 - WrtgEffecMixedMthdsGrantPropos (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • NRM779 - Mxd Mthds Appl in Action Res (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • NRM779 - Mxd Mthds Appl in Action Res (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • AH778 - MixedMethodsRes II:Dsgn/Coduct (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AH785 - Qualitat Res: Analy & Interpre (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NRM778 - Mxd Methods II: Dsgn Conduct (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NRM785 - Qual Res: Analysis and Interpr (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • NRM785 - Qual Res: Analysis and Interpr (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AH777 - Mixed Methods Research I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM777 - Mixed Methods Res I: Intro (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM777 - Mixed Methods Res I: Intro (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AH779 - Mixed Methods: Comm BasedRes (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM779 - Mxd Mthds Appl in Action Res (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AH785 - Qualitat Res: Analy & Interpre (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM785 - Qual Res: Analysis and Interpr (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AH777 - Mixed Methods Research I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM777 - Mixed Methods Res I: Intro (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AH779 - Mixed Methods: Comm BasedRes (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM779 - Mxd Mthds Appl in Action Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • AH778 - Mixed Methods Research II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM778 - Mxd Methods II: Dsgn Conduct (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AH777 - Mixed Methods Research I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM777 - Mixed Methods Res I: Intro (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AH779 - Mixed Methods: Comm BasedRes (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM779 - Mxd Mthds Appl in Action Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AH778 - Mixed Methods Research II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM778 - Mxd Methods II: Dsgn Conduct (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AH777 - Mixed Methods Research I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM777 - Mixed Methods Res I: Intro (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AH779 - Mixed Methods: Comm BasedRes (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM779 - Mxd Mthds Appl in Action Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AH777 - Mixed Methods Research I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM777 - Mixed Methods Res I: Intro (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM779 - Mxd Mthds Appl in Action Res (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM778 - Mxd Methods II: Dsgn Conduct (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NRM777 - Mixed Methods Res I: Intro (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR791 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR691 - Indep Readings in Ed Psych/Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR790 - Mixed Methods Appr Action Resh (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR698 - Indiv Non-Thesis Res Ed Psych (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • GHS600 - Fund Glbl Hlth Prog/Pol/Practi (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ECE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR698 - Indiv Non-Thesis Res Ed Psych (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR695 - Surv Methods in Educ Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR698 - Indiv Non-Thesis Res Ed Psych (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR793 - Doc Sem in Res Eval and Design (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR796 - Qual Res: Doctoral Seminar (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR596 - Intro Qual Methods Edu Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR698 - Indiv Non-Thesis Res Ed Psych (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR792 - Mixed Methods Approach/Ed Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPR609 - Stat Mthds/Res in Ed: Intermed (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPR692 - Intro to Educ Research Design (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPR696 - Qual Res: Inquiry and Analy (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education / Higher Education Administration, University of Nebraska System : Lincoln 2004
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska System : Lincoln 2002
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Nebraska System : Omaha 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, Odessa National University named after I.I. Mechnikov 1989
  • Bachelor of Education in Teaching English As a Second Or Foreign Language / Esl Language Instructor, Izmayil State Liberal Arts University 1981
  • Full Name

  • Nataliya Ivankova