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
    2019 Race Plays a Role in the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Women with Osteoporosis 2019
    2019 A Formative Evaluation of Patient and Family Caregiver Perspectives on Early Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease across Disease Severity 2019
    2019 A Video Intervention to Increase Organ Donor Registration at the Department of Motorized Vehicles. 2019
    2019 Intersecting mixed methods and action research to evaluate a community-based care coordination service: Implications for designing stakeholder-informed and context-specific health services research studies. 2019
    2019 Essential global health competencies for baccalaureate nursing students in the United States: A mixed methods Delphi study. 2019
    2019 Cancer-related symptoms and cognitive intervention adherence among breast cancer survivors: A mixed-methods study. 2019
    2019 Perceptions of a breast cancer survivorship intervention: Pearls of wisdom from young african American women 2019
    2019 Development of an instrument to measure the perceived workload for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). 2019
    2019 How family caregivers of persons with advanced cancer assist with upstream healthcare decision-making: A qualitative study 2019
    2019 A Catholic sister’s experiences of leadership and ministry as a faculty member in public higher education 2019
    2019 An African American Perspective on Familial Notification of Becoming a Registered Organ Donor 2019
    2019 Evolution and Conceptual Foundations of Nonhospice Palliative Care 2019
    2019 Gender differences in health-related quality of life in adults with cystic fibrosis: An integrative literature review 2019
    2018 A quantitative appraisal of African Americans’ decisions to become registered organ donors at the driver’s license office 2018
    2018 Teaching mixed methods research: using a socio-ecological framework as a pedagogical approach for addressing the complexity of the field* 2018
    2018 Adapting an Early Palliative Care Intervention to Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Cancer in the Rural Deep South: A Qualitative Formative Evaluation 2018
    2018 Applying Mixed Methods in Action Research: Methodological Potentials and Advantages 2018
    2018 Black mother's intention to vaccinate daughters against HPV: A mixed methods approach to identify opportunities for targeted communication 2018
    2018 Applying mixed methods in action research: Methodological potentials and advantages 2018
    2018 Theory and practice of using mixed methods in translational research: A cross-disciplinary perspective 2018
    2018 Hospital vertical integration into sub-acute care: A multi case study 2018
    2018 Sisters in the Sacred Grove: Catholic Women Religious as faculty members at public universities. 2018
    2018 Adapting an early palliative care intervention to family caregivers of persons with advanced cancer in the rural Deep South: A qualitative formative evaluation. 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 study 2018
    2017 Faculty Evaluation of Undergraduate Nursing Simulation: A Grounded Theory Model 2017
    2017 Faculty evaluation of undergraduate nursing simulation: A grounded theory model. 2017
    2017 Gout Self-Management in African American Veterans: A Qualitative Exploration of Challenges and Solutions From Patients' Perspectives 2017
    2017 Applying mixed methods in community-based participatory action research: a framework for engaging stakeholders with research as a means for promoting patient-centredness 2017
    2017 Faculty perceptions about teaching online: Exploring the literature using the Technology Acceptance Model as an organizing framework. 2017
    2017 Theory and process of applying mixed methods in foreign language teaching and learning research. 2017
    2017 Factors Perceived to Influence the Decision for African Americans to Become Registered Organ Donors at the Department of Motorized Vehicles 2017
    2017 Faculty perceptions about teaching online: Exploring the literature using the technology acceptance model as an organizing framework 2017
    2016 Development of a Theory-based, Sociocultural Instrument to Assess Black Maternal Intentions to Vaccinate Their Daughters Aged 9 to 12 Against HPV 2016
    2016 Benefits and challenges of teaching nursing online: Exploring perspectives of different stakeholders 2016
    2016 Benefits and challenges of teaching nursing online: Exploring perspectives of different stakeholders. 2016
    2016 Studying teachers’ and parents’ attitudes towards educationally underperforming adolescents – Students of general education schools 2016
    2015 Exploring factors facilitating adults with spinal cord injury rejoining the workforce: A pilot study 2015
    2015 Understanding and improving health education among first-time parents of infants with sickle cell anemia in alabama: A mixed methods approach 2015
    2014 Understanding and improving health education among first-time parents of infants with sickle cell anemia in Alabama: A mixed methods approach 2014
    2014 African American organ donor registration: A mixed methods design using the theory of planned behavior 2014
    2014 Implementing Quality Criteria in Designing and Conducting a Sequential QUAN → QUAL Mixed Methods Study of Student Engagement With Learning Applied Research Methods Online 2014
    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 care 2013
    2013 Patient satisfaction with anesthesia: Beauty is in the eye of the consumer 2013
    2013 Teacher perceptions of principals’ leadership qualities: A mixed methods study. 2013
    2013 Caregiver perceptions of the food marketing environment of African-American 3-11-year-olds: A qualitative study 2013
    2012 Preparing students to practice evidence-based dentistry: A mixed methods conceptual framework for curriculum enhancement 2012
    2011 Maintaining healthy behaviors following weight loss: A grounded theory approach. 2011
    2011 Applying grounded theory to weight management among women: Making a Commitment to Healthy Eating 2011
    2010 Teaching and learning mixed methods research in computermediated environment: Educational gains and challenges 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 Capable, contributing, and connected: New professors find support through a peer learning community. 2009
    2009 Utilizing mixed methods to assess parasocial interaction of an entertainment–education program audience 2009
    2008 Virtual community and student engagement with online courses. 2008
    2008 Exploring role of virtual community in student engagement with online courses. 2008
    2007 Students' persistence in a distributed doctoral program in educational leadership in higher education: A mixed methods study 2007
    2006 Colorectal cancer - causes and prevention: Review of current research. 2006
    2006 Using Mixed-Methods Sequential Explanatory Design: From Theory to Practice 2006
    2005 Collegiality and community-building as a means for sustainingstudent persistence in the computer-mediated asynchronous learning environment. 2005
    2005 Preliminary model of doctoral students’ persistence in the computer-mediated asynchronous learning environment. 2005
    2005 Colorectal cancer and hypercholesterolemia: Review of current research 2005
    2004 A decade of innovation and success in virtual learning: A world-wide asynchronous graduate program in educational leadership and higher educations. 2004
    2004 Developing a web site in primary care 2004
    2004 Designing a mixed methods study in primary care 2004
    2003 Distance education doctoral students: Delineating persistence variables through a comprehensive literature review. 2003
    2001 First language changes and attrition in the speech of Ukrainian, Czech, and Russian immigrants to Nebraska. 2001
    1995 Towards the problem of the systemic character of the language vocabulary. 1995
    1995 To the problem of the equivalency of the original text and its translation. 1995
    1993 Professionally-aimed teaching methods used in English class. 1993
    1993 Word-stock of the original and the translated variants of a literary text. 1993
    1990 Growth of motivation in teaching a foreign language. 1990
    1989 Club of International Friendship in the system of international education of undergraduate students. 1989
    1988 Communicative aspect of thematic words in the original and the translated variants of a literary text. 1988
    1988 The systemic nature of the word-stock in the original literary text and its translation (on the example of the ideographic group “Man”). 1988
    1986 Key words in the original and the translated variants of the text. 1986
    1984 Semantic-stylistic characteristics of the word-stock of the novel “The Child Buyer” by J. Hersey. 1984
    1984 Organization of the word-stock in the novel “My Petition for More Space” by J. Hersey. 1984
    Applying mixed methods sequential Quan ? Qual design to identify factors associated with Black mothers’ intention to vaccinate their daughters aged 9 to 12 for HPV.
    Teaching mixed methods research: Introducing a new course as a guide to the field.

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    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
    2019 Designing integrated mixed methods action research studies. 2019
    2019 Foundations and approaches to mixed methods research 2019
    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.
  • 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 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
  • Full Name

  • Nataliya Ivankova