Uphold, Constance R., PhD, ARNP, FAAN

Published: March 15th, 2012

Category: Faculty, IOA Executive Board

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Associate Director of Research, Center of Innovation on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, GRECC, Department of Veterans Affairs, NF/SG VHS
Research Health Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs, NF/SG VHS
Associate Professor, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
Registered Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Florida, College of Medicine


North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, 1601 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, Florida 32608-1197




352-376-1611 ext. 6912 and 6893



Departmental Affiliation

Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine, Institute on Aging


1969-1973, BS Nursing, Pennsylvania State University
1977-1979, MS, Transcultural Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner, Pennsylvania State University
1983-1988, PhD, Nursing, University of Maryland
1997-1999, Health Postdoctoral Nurse Research Fellowship; Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs
2001-2005 Research Career Development, Health Services Research & Development, Veterans Affairs

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2006-present, Associate Director for Implementation and Outcomes Research, VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
2011-present, Courtesy Professor, College of Nursing, UF
2005-present, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, VA Health Services Investigator
2005-2011, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Florida
2003-2012, Courtesy Professor, Department of Health Services Research, Management, Policy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida


Funded, Current Grants:

C Uphold, PI.A Lifeline for Stroke Caregivers: Addressing Rural Health Disparities in Patient/Caregiver Education Resources and Health Literacy. VA Office of Rural Health, October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. $45,000.

C Uphold, PI. Printed and Web-Based Culturally-Relevant OEF/OIF Family Education, VA HSR&D QUERI, RRP #09-179, May 1, 2010 to September 30, 2012. $120,778.

C Uphold, PI. Web-Based Informational Materials for Caregivers of Veterans Post Stroke, Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development QUERI, Service Directed Project. #SDP 06-327. Funded May 1, 2008 to January 31, 2013. $781,246.

Pending Grants (funding pending or excellent score on proposal):

C Uphold, PI. Utilizing the RESCUE Stroke Caregiver Website to Enhance Discharge Planning. VA Health Services Research & Development. IIR-343-2. $1,099,209.

Curriculum Vitae



Recent Publications:

Uphold CR. Transitional care for older adults:  The need for new approaches to support family caregivers.  Gerontology and Geriatrics Research 2012 January;1(2):1-2. (open access journal).

Freytes IM, Hannold EM, Resende R, Wing K, & Uphold CR.  The impact of war and readjustment in the home and community of returning Puerto Rican veterans and their families. Community Mental Health Journal. In press. (Published online February 12, 2012 in Community Mental Health Journal as DOI 10.1007/s10597-012-9486-1, access at http://www.springerlink.com)

Uphold CR, Shehan CL, Bender JM, & Bender BS. Emotional bonds and social support between men living with HIV and their mothers.  American Journal of Men’s Health 2012;6(2):97-107.

Hannold EM, Freytes IM, & Uphold CR.  Unmet health service needs experienced by Puerto Rican OEF/OIF veterans and families post-deployment. Military Medicine 2011;176(4):381-388.

Uphold CR, Findley KL, Freytes IM, Knauff L, Shorr RI, Rodriguez W, Whittle J, & Beyth RJ. Culturally-Sensitive, Senior-Friendly Health Information for Caregivers of Veterans with Stroke. Federal Practitioner 2010 September;27(9):33-6.

Parada JP, Yarnold PR, Uphold CR, Sipler AM, Chmiel JS, Chan C, Goetz MB, DeHovitz JA, Weinstein RA, & Bennett CL.  Race variations in care and outcomes among hospitalized patients with HIV-related Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in the era of HAART.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2010 February;21(1):318-333.

Jeffries W, Peek C, Zsembik B, & Uphold CR. A longitudinal analysis of sociodemographic and health predictors of sexual health among men living with HIV infection in the United States. Sexual Health 2009;6:285-292.

Bormann J, Uphold CR. & Maynard C. Predictors of complementary/alternative medicine use and   intensity among men living with HIV infection from two geographic areas in the United States. Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2009;20(6):468-480.