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Faculty and Staff Profile

Anne Koci

Clinical Professor, Distinguished Scholar in Center for Research on Health Disparities

Office: Edwards 502

Phone: (864) 656-7382

Fax: (864) 656-5488

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Educational Background

PhD Nursing
Emory University 2004

Tennessee Technological University 1994

University of Tennessee Knoxville 1999

Diploma RN Nursing
Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing 1970

FNP Certificate Nursing
Indiana University Northwest 1978

Courses Taught

Courses Taught at Clemson University (2019-present):

NURS 8790, 402 The Health Impact of Abuse
NURS 8730, 402 Marginality and Health Outcomes
NURS 8790, 400 Health and Marginality in Women

Courses Taught at Texas Woman's University 2008-2018
NURS 5625 FNP I (Spring semester 2009-2018)
NURS 5605 FNP II (Summer semester 2009-2018)
NURS 5615 FNP III (Fall semester 2009-2018)
NURS 5644 Advanced Health Assessment (Fall 2008, Spring & Fall semester 2009-2018)
NURS 5963 Professional Project (Spring 2009, Summer 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
NURS 6903 Special Topics: Marginality & Health in women (Spring 2010; Fall 2014)
NURS 6913 Independent Study (3 students: Marginality & Health in women Spring 2011; 1 student Fall 2013; 2 students Spring 2014)
NURS 4902 Peruvian Education Abroad Course Elective; Summer 1, 2017. (10 students)
NURS 5901.61 Independent Study – Advanced Practice Nursing: The Netherlands (11 students); Spring 2018
NURS 6903 Special Topics – Advanced Practice Nursing: The Netherlands (1 DNP student Spring 2018)
NURS 6983 & NURS 6993 - Dissertation


Dr. Koci, a Women’s Health researcher, with a special interest in marginality issues and health outcomes of women with a history of abuse. She developed and psychometrically tested the Koci Marginality Index which has been translated into Spanish, Tagalog, French-Creole, Japanese, Ukrainian, Russian, and Omani for use in international research. She presents regularly at national and international conferences regarding marginalization and health outcomes of abuse. She integrated trauma informed care into her NP clinical practice. She is also the coordinator of the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners (AAANP) and focuses research on Nurse Practitioner workforce and Appalachian Health.

Research Interests

Dr. Koci’s scholarship focuses on women’s health with a special interest in marginality issues and health outcomes of women with a history of abuse. Her dissertation work focused on health outcomes of women with a history of abuse and involved development of a measure of Marginality. More recent research has focused on the psychometric properties of the Koci Marginality Index and translating the instrument into foreign languages (Spanish, Tagalog, French-Creole, Japanese, Ukrainian, Russian, and Omani) for use in international research. Her research has resulted in peer reviewed publications and a number of national and international presentations.
A co-investigator on the ANEW grant to educate nurse practitioners for the Appalachian region.
Currently focused on Rural Health and serious illnesses.
From 2011-2018 she was a member on the research team involved in a 7-year prospective study of 300 English and Spanish speaking women in the Houston area. This study was funded by the Houston Endowment and entitled, “EVIDENCE-BASED MODELS FOR GLOBAL POLICY DECISIONS: OUTCOMES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN FOLLOWING A SHELTER STAY COMPARED TO USE OF JUSTICE SERVICES” to determine the safety, mental and physical health, economic, and general functioning outcomes for abused women and their children following a shelter stay compared to abused women who apply for a protection order.

Research Publications

Celano, M., Bakeman, R., Gaytan, O., Oyeshiku Smith, C., Koci, A., Henderson, S. (2008). Caregiver depressive symptoms and observed family interaction in low-income children with persistent asthma. Family Process. 47(1).
Doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2008.00236.x

Koci, A. & Strickland, O. (2009). Marginality and physical and sexual abuse in women. Health Care for Women International, 30(1), 79-92. DOI: 10.1080/07399330802523667

Koci, A. (2010). Care of Women and Marginalized Populations in the Critical Care Setting. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 33(3), 244-247.

Koci, A. & Pancheri, K. (2012). In ISBN 978-602-7571-00-6. Abuse, Marginalization, and Social Support. Conference Proceedings of 3rd International Nursing Conference: Bringing Current Research into Nursing Practice for Improving Quality of Care (p. 19). Bandung, West Java: Universitas Padjadjaran Teaching Hospital.

Koci, A. (2012). Informing Practice Regarding Marginalization: The Application of the Koci Marginality Index to a Seven-Year Prospective Study of Abused Women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33, 858-863. Doi: 10.3109/01612840.2012.731135

Montalvo-Liendo, N., Koci, A., McFarlane, J., Nava, A., Gilroy, H., & Maddoux, J. (2013). Abused Women US-born Compared to Non-US-born women: Seven Year Prospective Study. Hispanic Health Care International. 2(3) Doi: 10.1891/1540-4153.11.3.111

McFarlane, J., Symes, L., Maddoux, J., Gilroy, H., & Koci, A., (2014). Is Length of Shelter Stay and Receipt of a Protection Order Associated With Less Violence and Better Functioning for Abused Women? Outcome Data 4 Months After Receiving Services Journal of Interpersonal Violence (first published on March 24, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0886260514526060)

McFarlane, J., Maddoux, J., Cesario, S., Koci, A., Liu, F., Gilroy, H., Bianchi, A. (2014) Abuse During Pregnancy Impacts Maternal Child Safety and Functioning for 24-Months After Delivery. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 123(4), 839-847. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.000000000000183

Koci, A., McFarlane, J., Cesario, S., Symes, L., Liu, F., Montalvo-Liendo, N., Bianchi, A., Nava, A., Gilroy, H., Zahed, H., & Paulson, R. (2014). Women’s Functioning Following An Intervention for Partner Violence: New Knowledge for Clinical Practice from a Seven Year Study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 35:745–755. DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2014.901450

Maddoux, J., Symes, L., McFarlane, J., Gilroy, H., Koci, A. & Fredland, N. (2014). Problem-solving and Mental Health Outcomes of Women and Children in the Wake of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. vol. 2014, Article ID 708198, 7 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/708198.

Gilroy, H., Nava, A., Maddoux, J., McFarlane, J., Symes, L., Koci, A., & Fredland, N. (2015). Poverty, Partner Abuse, and Women's Mental Health: New Knowledge for Better Practice. Journal of Social Service Research, 41(2), 145-157 DOI: 10.1080/01488376.2014.972010.

Cesario, S., Liu, F., Gilroy, H., Koci, A., McFarlane, J., & Maddoux, J. (2015). Preventative health screening amongst women who have experienced intimate partner violence. International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences. 3(4), 184–189. DOI 10.15296/ijwhr.2015.39

Pennings, J., McFarlane, J., Paulson, R., Fredland, N., Binder, B., Koci, A., Montalvo-Liendo, N., Maddoux, J. (2015). Predicting Behavior Dysfunctions of Youth Living in Violent Homes: A Rapid Assessment Triage Tool. Journal of Applied Research in Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. Vol. 6: Iss. 1, Article 8. Access online at:

Montalvo-Liendo, N., Fredland, N., McFarlane, J., Fuquin, L., Koci, A., Nava, A. (2015). The Intersection of Partner Violence and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Research and Clinical Practice. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 36(12): 989-1006. DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2015.1074767 accessed at at:

Gonzales, L., Koci, A., Gee R., Noji A., Glazer, D., Marsh A., Marsh, K., Altman A., Salmi, N., Sabei, S. (2015). Caring for women globally: Psychometric Testing of Two Instruments Translated into Five Languages for Use in Cardiovascular Recovery. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21 (Suppl. 1), 27-37. DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12393

Ayers, C., Binder, B., Lyon, K., Montgomery, D., Koci, A., & Foster, W. (2015). The Simulated Hospital Environment: A Qualitative Study Applying Space Industry Techniques. Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(1). doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.06.002

Jolles, D., Langford, R., Stapleton, S., Cesario, S., Koci, A, Alliman, J. (2017). Outcomes of childbearing Medicaid beneficiaries engaged in care at Strong Start birth center sites between 2012 and 2014. Birth, 44(4), 298-305. doi: 10.1111/birt.12302.

Hopkins, C., Kimble, L., Hodges, H., Mills, B. & Koci, A. (2019). A Mixed Methods Study of Coping and Depression in Adolescent Girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 31(3)189-197. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000125

Honors and Awards

2018 Professor Emerita of Nursing, Texas Woman's University
2017 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing.
2015 Fellow, Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program, OpEd Project, Texas Woman’s University.
2015 Outstanding Alumnus, Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.
2014 Marilyn Bagwell Award 2014-2015, Texas Woman’s University.
2014 Susan Cass Excellence in Research Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2013 Faculty Development Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2012 Dean’s Research Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2011 Outstanding Member Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston Chapter 648.
2011 Faculty Development Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2011 American Leadership Forum Scholarship.
2011 American Leadership Forum, Member, Medical Class 4.
2011 Texas Nurses Association, District 9, Outstanding Member Award.
2011 Dean’s Research Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2010 American Association of University Women Research Publication Grant.
2010 Dean’s Research Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2010 Marilyn Bagwell Award 2010-2011, Texas Woman’s University.
2009 Dean’s Research Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2009 Research Enhancement Program Award, Texas Woman’s University.
2008 Advancement of Women Faculty Scholarship Mentoring Grant, Georgia State University.
Summer Fellowship for Research, Georgia State University.


Curriculum Vitae

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