MS from Michigan State University, 1989
Assistant Professor Sharon Long, formally an adjunct instructor for DU, has been teaching full time for Davenport University in the Nursing since 2010. She is the advisor for the Student Nurse Association on the Warren Campus for the past five years. She is a PhD doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.
Professor Long has been a Registered Nurse for over 35 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 25 years. Prior, she was adjunct clinical faculty at University of Detroit-Mercy in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Professor Long has a broad work background as a Nurse Practitioner including primary care clinics, hospitals, free health clinics, university health center, case management, home care, and the emergency room. Currently, she practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner part-time in an urgent care facility and with a hospitalist group. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Research interests include diabetes education and life-style management. Professor Long completed an interventional study utilizing Appetite Awareness Therapy with a group of adults with pre-diabetes or type-2 diabetes. That research has been submitted for publication. She also receive the Student Award Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in 2015 to support that research study. Currently, she is involved in researching spirituality and religiosity in coaches and adults involved in a Diabetes Prevention Program in Macomb County Michigan to measure the impact on weight loss, physical activity and A1C.