Nicole DePasquale, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Email address nicole.depasquale@duke.edu

Nicole DePasquale, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. Prior to Duke, she earned her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University (2017), MSPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2011), and BA in Communication with minors in Psychology and Sociology from Rutgers University (2010). Her research addresses questions about health, well-being, and multiple role management in the context of middle and late adulthood, with the ultimate aim of informing intervention efforts. She addresses these questions through two lines of research that utilize quantitative and qualitative methodology. One line examines the work/nonwork interface of long-term care employees with family caregiving roles, or double- and triple-duty caregivers. The second line examines the ways in which patients with chronic kidney disease and their family care partners work together to self-manage the disease and the impact dyadic self-management has on their health both as individuals and as a unit. Recent research includes patient-family discussions about living-donor kidney transplantation and the work and nonwork benefits of family-supportive supervisor behavior among double- and triple-duty caregiving men.

In August 2021, Dr. DePasquale won the Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging from Division 20: Adult Development & Aging of the American Psychological Association (APA). Earlier this year, she received a K01 Career Development Award from NIA to fund her research project, “Supporting Patients and Care Partners to Manage Chronic Kidney Disease Together.” Her K01 research will examine ways in which older adult-family care partner dyads manage CKD together and the impact dyadic management has on their health as individuals and as a whole. Prior to this, she secured a NIA-sponsored National Research Service Award (F31) to support her dissertation on the sleep implications of double- and triple-duty care, for which she received the Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Psychology of Aging from Division 20 of APA. She was also an NIA Butler-Williams Scholar. Since 2017, she has served in a leadership position for APA Division 20’s Early Career Task Force and was responsible for launching the Division’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) initiative. Currently, she is assisting with projects on the NIA/NIH CARE IDEAS R01 study examining outcomes among persons with cognitive impairment and their care partners.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  • M.S.P.H., Johns Hopkins Unversity, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011

Publications

Bowling, C Barrett, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Battista Smith, Heather E. Whitson, Nicole DePasquale, Virginia Wang, Matthew L. Maciejewski, and Maren K. Olsen. “Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Social Distancing Among Older Adults With Kidney Disease.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 77, no. 4 (April 1, 2022): e133–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab211.

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Barrett, Tyler M., Clemontina A. Davenport, Patti L. Ephraim, Sarah Peskoe, Dinushika Mohottige, Nicole DePasquale, Lisa McElroy, and L Ebony Boulware. “Disparities in Discussions about Kidney Replacement Therapy in CKD Care.” Kidney360 3, no. 1 (January 27, 2022): 158–63. https://doi.org/10.34067/KID.0004752021.

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35368562
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Harding, Ceshae, Patti L. Ephraim, Clemontina A. Davenport, Lisa M. McElroy, Dinushika Mohottige, Nicole DePasquale, Joseph Lunyera, and L. E. Boulware. “ASSOCIATION OF AGE AND GENDER WITH CONCERNS ABOUT LIVE DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 36:S57–S57, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

DePasquale, Nicole, Matthew J. Ellis, Debra L. Sudan, Patti L. Ephraim, Lisa M. McElroy, Dinushika Mohottige, Clemontina A. Davenport, et al. “African Americans' discussions about living-donor kidney transplants with family or friends: Who, what, and why not?” Clin Transplant 35, no. 4 (April 2021): e14222. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14222.

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33423353
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Polenick, Courtney A., Yijung Kim, Nicole DePasquale, Kira S. Birditt, Steven H. Zarit, and Karen L. Fingerman. “Midlife Children's and Older Mothers' Depressive Symptoms: Empathic Mother-Child Relationships as a Key Moderator.” Fam Relat 69, no. 5 (December 2020): 1073–86. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12466.

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33927466
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Shepherd-Banigan, Megan, Kelley A. Jones, Ke Wang, Nicole DePasquale, Courtney Van Houtven, and Jennifer M. Olsen. “Mechanisms Through Which a Family Caregiver Coaching Intervention Might Reduce Anxiety Among Children in Military Households.” Matern Child Health J 24, no. 10 (October 2020): 1248–58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-020-02964-w.

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32749616
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DePasquale, Nicole. “Family-supportive supervisor behaviour positively affects work behaviour and nonwork well-being among men in long-term care.” J Nurs Manag 28, no. 7 (October 2020): 1504–14. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13091.

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32677064
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DePasquale, Nicole, Ashley Cabacungan, Patti L. Ephraim, LaPricia Lewis-Boyér, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Neil R. Powe, and L Ebony Boulware. “"I Wish Someone Had Told Me That Could Happen": A Thematic Analysis of Patients' Unexpected Experiences With End-Stage Kidney Disease Treatment.” J Patient Exp 7, no. 4 (August 2020): 577–86. https://doi.org/10.1177/2374373519872088.

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33062881
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Van Houtven, Courtney Harold, Nicole DePasquale, and Norma B. Coe. “Essential Long-Term Care Workers Commonly Hold Second Jobs and Double- or Triple-Duty Caregiving Roles.” J Am Geriatr Soc 68, no. 8 (August 2020): 1657–60. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16509.

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32338767
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Cabacungan, Ashley N., Matthew J. Ellis, Debra Sudan, Tara S. Strigo, Iris Pounds, Jennie A. Riley, Margaret Falkovic, et al. “Associations of perceived information adequacy and knowledge with pursuit of live donor kidney transplants and living donor inquiries among African American transplant candidates.” Clin Transplant 34, no. 3 (March 2020): e13799. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13799.

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31999012
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