Juliette Shellman, PhD

Associate Professor, Nursing (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My overall program of research involves the use of integrative reminiscence to decrease depression and prevent major depression in older adults. I’m currently working on a project to develop and test the effects of a peer reminiscence intervention on depressive symptoms, loneliness, and blood pressure in older Black adults in collaboration with the Northend Senior Center in Hartford CT. We utilized CBPR methods to develop a peer reminiscence training manual. We re-submitted an R01 to test the intervention and received an Impact Score: 32 Percentile: 25. Since I am a new investigator by NIH standards, I would like to submit a revision in July. I’m hoping that through InCHIP’s resources, I can strengthen our research team and my own development as a nurse researcher. Thus, strengthening the proposal to improve our score to a fund-able score.


Post-Doctoral New York University/ Geriatric Nursing 2006
University of Pennsylvania, Research Fellowship
John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Ph.D. University of Connecticut Nursing 2003

M.S University of Connecticut Nursing (Community Health) 1998

Diploma St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing 1994

M.S. Central Connecticut State University Education Admin 1989

B.S Central Connecticut State University Education 1978

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressSchool of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269-4026