Jonas V Veterans Healthcare Scholar

Joshua Minks, MSN/FNP, RN

University of Missouri-St. Louis
PhD Student

I am currently working on my PhD in Nursing. My current area of research is on the influence of distress on type 2 diabetes but I will likely investigate the influence of distress on the development of other prominent disease conditions, and or cost-effective interventions to prevent prominent disease conditions, following my dissertation. My educational preparation includes several courses on research method, theory, and biostatistics. Relevant work experience includes a pilot study on the the relationship between psychological stress, rephrased as distress for my dissertation, and the development of type 2 diabetes. In regards to my research on the influence of distress on the development of type 2 diabetes, I received a Discovery Award for extramural research from the institution where I work.