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Faculty and Staff Profile

Tracy Fasolino

Professor, Distinguished Palliative Care Leader

Office: 403 Edwards Hall

Phone: 864-888-7158


Educational Background

PhD in Nursing Research
University of South Carolina 2009

Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Texas-Houston 2001

Clemson University 1997

Courses Taught

N8050 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing
N8210 Adult Health
N9070 DNP Health Care Economics & Finance
Dissertation Hours


Dr. Fasolino strives to advance nursing research and evidence based practice within the Upstate through health system partnerships and academic settings. She was selected as the 2021 Cambia Sojourn Scholar cohort to develop into a national expert is palliative care. She has an active NP practice with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, SC in the inpatient and outpatient Palliative Care Clinic. Her area of research is symptom management for patients with chronic, non-cancer illness with a focus on pulmonary conditions. She teaches at the Doctoral & Master's level and enjoys working with the Undergraduate students.

Research Interests

Palliative care initiatives & outcomes for advance lung disease & cardiovascular patients. Advancing direct patient care involvement in evidence based practice and research.

Research Publications

Patterson, W., Tribble, L.M., Hopkins, C.S., Fasolino, T., & Ward, L.D. (accepted for publication). The
State of Genetics and Genomics Education in U.S. Physician Assistant Programs. Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Patterson, W., Tribble, L.M., Hopkins, C.S., Fasolino, T., & Ward, L.D. (accepted for publication). Workforce Survey of Physician Associates’ Genetic-Genomic Knowledge, Attitudes, and Application in Practice, has been accepted by the Journal of the American Academy of PAs.

Fasolino, T. Podcast Fellow. Three part series. No One Get Out of Here Alive. Health Affairs Pathway. March, 2023.

Fasolino, T., & O’Hara, S. (2023). Assessing SPACES in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Helps Identify Unmet Needs. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 26(1), 149-152.

Sullivan, D. R., Iyer, A. S., Enguidanos, S., Cox, C. E., Farquhar, M., Janssen, D. J., ... & Reinke, L. F. (2022). Palliative care early in the care continuum among patients with serious respiratory illness: an official ATS/AAHPM/HPNA/SWHPN policy statement. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 206(6), e44-e69.

Fasolino, T., & Koci, A. (2022). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Social Determinants of Health: A Case of Marginalization in Rural Appalachia. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 10-1097.

Paquin, M., Fasolino, T., Bible, J., Steck, M.B., & Williams, J. (2022). Comparison of Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma Type 1 and Type 2: A Secondary Data Analysis. Kidney Cancer.

Jacops, R., Hopkins, C.S., & Fasolino, T. (2022) Patient-Caregiver Dyad: A Systematic Review Informing a Concept Analysis. Int J Nurs Health Care Res 5: 1298. doi: 10.29011/2688-9501.101298

Fasolino, T. & Koci, A. (2022). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Social Determinants of Health: A Case of Marginalization in Rural Appalachia. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 10-1097. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000885

Fasolino, T. (2021). APRN Polaris Opioid Dosing & Conversion Calculations. HPNA Online Nursing Resource Guide.

Harris, M., & Fasolino, T. (2021). New and emerging technologies for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections. LaboratoriumsMedizin, 46(1), 3-15.

Meaddough, E. L., Sarasua, S. M., Fasolino, T.K., & Farrell, C. L. (2021). The impact of pharmacogenetic testing in patients exposed to polypharmacy: a scoping review. The Pharmacogenomics Journal, 21(4), 409–422.

Fredrikson, K. M., & Fasolino, T. (2021). Pharmacogenetic testing: Clinical integration and application for chronic pain management. The Nurse Practitioner, 46(4), 12–19.

Rahemi, Z., & Fasolino, T. (2021). End-of-Life Care Terminology: A Scoping Review. ANS. Advances in Nursing Science, 44(2), 148–156.

Fasolino, T. & Mayfield, M. (2020). Getting to the ‘HEART’ of Palliative Care for Heart Failure Patients. American Nurse Journal, August, 38-42.

Hopkins, C. S., & Fasolino, T. (2020). Menstrual suppression in girls with disabilities. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000468. Advance online publication.

Fredrikson, K. M., & Fasolino, T. (2020). Pharmacogenetic Testing: The Ethics of Implementing in Clinical Practice for Chronic Pain Patients. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 34(2), 69–76.

Paquin, M., & Fasolino, T. (2020). Renal Cell Cancer Syndromes: Identification and Management of Patients and Families at Increased Risk. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 24(4), 356–359.

Fasolino, T., Cain, M.M., Hufnagel, H., & McKee, H. (2019). Reducing Symptoms of Chronic Pulmonary Patients with Massage, Acupuncture, and Guided Imagery. Iris Journal of Nursing & Care, 1(5); 1-6. DOI: 10.33552/IJNC.2019.01.000524

Fasolino, T., Whitten, J., & Moylan, M. (2019). Nasal High Flow Versus Conventional Oxygen Therapy for Postoperative Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN, 38(6), 310–316.

Paquin, M., Fasolino, T., & Steck, M. B. (2019). Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Models: Challenges in Clinical Application. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 23(3), 256–259.

Fasolino T. (2019). Addressing Challenges of Patients With Chronic Pulmonary Disease Using Makerspace Environments. Creative Nursing, 25(1), 46–52.

Fasolino T. & Adams, J. (2018). A Review of Parkinson’s Disease Dementia & Parkinson’s Disease; An Overview & Comparison with other Neurodegenerative Conditions. International Journal of Nursing & Hospice Care, 1(3), 12-15.

Fasolino T., Hollinger, W., Weems, J.J., Ashley, J., Bayne, J., et al. (2017) Embedded Palliative Care Provider in Pulmonary Practice; Discussion of the Structure, Process, and Outcomes. Archives of Palliative Care Medicine: APCM-102.

Taylor, W., Pruitt, R., & Fasolino, T. (2017). Innovative Use of Service-Learning to Enhance Baccalaureate Nursing Education. The Journal of Nursing Education, 56(9), 560–563.

Ashley J. & Fasolino T. (2016). Palliative and Hospice Care: Educational Needs of Inpatient Registered Nurses. Creative Nursing, 22(2), 1-7. DOI: 10.1891/1078-4535.22.2.114

Fasolino, T., & Phillips, M. (2016). Utilizing Risk Readmission Assessment Tool for Nonhospice Palliative Care Consults in Heart Failure Patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(10), 1098–1101.

Volante, M., Babu, S. V., Chaturvedi, H., Newsome, N., Ebrahimi, E., Roy, T., Daily, S. B., & Fasolino, T. (2016). Effects of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity on Emotion Contagion in Affective Inter-Personal Simulations. IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 22(4), 1326–1335.

Fasolino, T., & Whitright, T. (2015). A Pilot Study to Identify Modifiable and Nonmodifiable Variables Associated With Osteopenia and Osteoporosis in Men. Orthopedic Nursing, 34(5), 289–295.

Fasolino, T., & Verdin, T. (2015). Nursing surveillance and physiological signs of deterioration. MedSurg Nursing, 24(6), 397+.

Lunney, J. R., Buck, H., Brody, A. A., Campbell, M. L., Fasolino, T., Goebel, J. R., ... & Raudonis, B. M. (2015). Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association 2015-2018 research agenda. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 17(2), 119-127.

Wu, Y., Babu, S. V., Armstrong, R., Bertrand, J. W., Luo, J., Roy, T., Daily, S. B., Dukes, L. C., Hodges, L. F., & Fasolino, T. (2014). Effects of virtual human animation on emotion contagion in simulated inter-personal experiences. IEEE transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(4), 626–635.

Dukes, L. C., Bertrand, J., Gupta, M., Armstrong, R., Fasolino, T., Babu, S., & Hodges, L. F. (2013). Empirical Evaluation of Traditional vs. Hybrid Interaction Metaphors in a Multitask Healthcare Simulation. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, DOI: 10.1109/ICHI.2013.18

Fasolino T. (2013). Diagnosing Takotusbo Cadiomyopathy: A Clinical Overview. Clinical Reviews, September 23(9), 32-34, 36, 41.

Cairco, L., Bertrand, J., Gupta, M., Armstrong, R., Babu, S., Hodges, L., & Fasolino, T. (2012). Towards simulation training for nursing surveillance. Carolinas Women in Computing.

Fasolino, T., & Snyder, R. (2012). Linking nurse characteristics, team member effectiveness, practice environment, and medication error incidence. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(2), E9–E16.

Cox, M. F., Fasolino, T. K., & Tavakoli, A. S. (2008). Factor analysis and psychometric properties of the Mother-Adolescent Sexual Communication (MASC) instrument for sexual risk behavior. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 16(3), 171–183.

Honors and Awards

2023 Hospice & Palliative Care 2023 Distinguished Nursing Practice Award
2022 College of Behavioral, Social, & Health Sciences 'Top 3' Resaercher Selection. Clemson University
2021 Cambia Sojourn Scholar Leadership Award
2021 Lois Capps Scholarship. Nurse In Washington Internship Conference. National Nursing Organization.
2021 2021 ELNEC Scholarship - ELNEC Train-the-Trainer program. Hospice & Palliative Care Nursing Association.
2020 Award of Excellence in New Faculty Mentoring. College of Behavioral, Social, & Health Sciences. Clemson University.
2020 Dean’s recognition of Scholarship in Journal Publications. College of Behavioral, Social, & Health Sciences. Clemson University.
2019 Watts Faculty Fellow. Watts Innovation Center. Clemson University.
2019 Clemson University Creative Faculty Workshop. Creative Inquiry. Clemson University.
2017 Faculty Spotlight – Clemson University Board of Trustees. College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences.
2015 APRN Nursing Excellence Nominee. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Greenville, SC.
2014 Hospice & Palliative Nursing Association Conference Recipient. San Diego AAHPM/HPNA Conference.
2014 Open Enrollment Resources Faculty Award, Library Services. Clemson University.
2014 APRN Nursing Excellence Nominee. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Greenville, SC.
2013 Palmetto Gold. South Carolina Nurses Foundation. Columbia, SC.
2013 Award of Excellence for Innovation. College of Health, Education, and Human Development. Clemson University.


Tracy Fasolino 2022 Biosketch

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