Ralph Klotzbaugh, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall Room 552
klotzbaughr@duq.edu

Education:

PhD in Nursing, Binghamton University, 2013
MS, Binghamton University, Community Health Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator Certification, 2009
BS in Nursing, Binghamton University, 2004
BA in History, Binghamton University, Certificate in Middle Eastern North Africa Program, 1999
Bio

Dr. Klotzbaugh's research interests relate to the role of nursing in the equitable health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations. More specifically, his research focuses on the intersection of sexual and gender minorities within a rural context. His research has been featured in major scholarly nursing journals.

He is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner and a recent recipient of the Maureen Oh Eigartaigh Excellence in Nursing Practice Award for his work with transgender clients. He has been an invited lecturer on the care of sexual and gender minorities in primary practice. Dr. Klotzbaugh has been active in the establishment and development of the nursing section of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and a longstanding member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

He has recently completed work on his funded project entitled, "Utilizing gender minority perspectives to describe and operationalize affirming behavioral health outcomes of peer-led support groups" for gender minorities in New Mexico through the Translational Research Equity and Engagement Center at the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center. This research will guide innovative health services in order to increase access of rural/frontier gender minority populations to peer-led support groups and provide for the development of an outcomes measurement tool specific to gender minorities.

Expertise
  • Equitable health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations
  • Intersection of sexual and gender minorities within a rural context
Scholarship

Publications

Klotzbaugh, R., Toomey, R. (submitted) Improving Participation of Gender Minority Identified Individuals in the Research Process: An Exploration of Place and Space.

Klotzbaugh, R., Webster, A., Fawcett, J. (in progress) Considerations of Place: Regional and Locational Clinical and Educational Differences Among APRNs Providing Gender Affirmative Care.

Klotzbaugh, R., Martin, A., Turner, J.R. (accepted and in press). Drug Induced Proarrhythmia: Discussion and Considerations for Clinical Practice. Journal of the American
4 Association of Nurse Practitioners. Also accepted and in press at Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Klotzbaugh, R., Martin, A., Turner, J.R. (accepted and in press). Drug Induced Proarrhythmia: Discussion and Considerations for Clinical Practice. Journal of the American
Academy of Physician Assistants. Also accepted and in press at Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Klotzbaugh, R., Ballout, S., Spencer, G. (2019). Results and Implications from a Gender Minority Health Education Module for Advance Practice Nursing Students. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. July 31, 2019, Online ahead of print. https://doi.org//10.1097/JXX.0000000000000249

Klotzbaugh, R., Spencer, G. (2018). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inpatient Satisfaction Survey: Results and Implications. Journal of Patient Experience.
https://doi.org/10.1177/2374373518809503

Turner, J. R., Rodriguez, I., Mantovani, E., Gintant, G., Kowey, P. R., Klotzbaugh, R., Prasad, K., Sager, P. T., Stockbridge, N., Strnadova, C. (2018). Drug-induced Proarrhythmia and Torsade de Pointes: A Primer for Students and Practitioners of Medicine and Pharmacy. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcph.1129

Klotzbaugh, R., Glover, E. (2016). A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender dedicated inpatient psychiatric unit in rural New England: a descriptive analysis in demographics, service utilisation and needs. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25(23-24), 3570-3576. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13364

Klotzbaugh, R., Spencer, G. (2015). Cues-to-Action in Initiating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-Related Policies Among Magnet Hospital Chief Nursing Officers: A Demographic Assessment. ANS. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(2), 110-20. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000069

Klotzbaugh, R., Spencer, G. (2014). Magnet nurse administrator attitudes and opportunities: toward improving lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender-specific healthcare. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(9), 481-6. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0000000000000103

Scholarly Presentations

Considerations of Place: Regional and Locational Clinical and Educational Differences Among APRNs Providing Gender Affirmative Care." American Public Health Association Conference, November 4, 2019.

"She Came to Me for Care, Why Would I Say No? A Survey of APRNs in Transgender Affirmative Care." US Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Conference, September 6, 2019.

"Transgender Health Module in an Advance Pharmacology Course for Nurse Practitioner Students: A Descriptive Study" US Professional Association for Transgender Health Scientific Conference, February 4, 2017.

"A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Dedicated Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in Rural New England: A Needs Assessment for Providing Informed Outpatient Services." LGBT Health Workforce Conference, April 28, 2016.

"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patient Inpatient Satisfaction Survey: Results and Implications" 28TH Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Scientific Conference, April 15, 2016.

"A Rural Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: A Descriptive Study in Service Utilization and Needs." LGBT Health Workforce Conference, May 1, 2015.

"Prevalence of Male Sexual Assault: Results From a Three Campus Study." 27th Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Scientific Conference, April 15, 2015.

"Magnet Hospitals: Investigating Administrative Opportunities to Provide and Improve LGBT Healthcare." Gay and Lesbian Medical Annual Conference, September 19, 2013.

"Magnet Status Program: Investigating Repellant Forces Among LGBT Nurses and Patients, Revisited." 139th American Public Health Annual Meeting, November 2, 2011.

"Evaluation of Adolescent Mental Health Services in a Rural County: A Collaborative Community and Academic Partnership." 139th American Public Health Annual Meeting, November 1, 2011.

"Professional Boundaries and Dangerous Sex: Nursing Challenges in New Theoretical Directions for HIV Prevention, Education and Clinical Maintenance." Annual Joint Conference of National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, March 19, 2008.

Invited Presentations

"Topics in LGBTQ+ Health; Considerations and Recommendations for Inclusive Health Care." Southern NH Medical Center, Clinical Development Nursing Conference. Nashua, NH. May 4, 2018.

"Psychiatric Mental Health Topics for Primary Care: Transgender Health Care." New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association, New Hampshire Area Health Education Center. Dover, NH. March 31, 2017.

"New Hampshire Providers Speak Out." Invited Panelist. TRANSforming NH Summit. Concord, NH. November 19, 2016.

Honors/Awards

2017 - Sigma Theta Tau Internation Maureen Oh Eigartaigh Excellence in Nursing Practice Award

2003 - Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Scholarship