Lori Houghton-Rahrig

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Title: Assistant Professor / PhD, RN

Field of Study: Nursing


Office: 370 CHS

Phone: 616-331-5581

Fax: 616-331-2510

Email: houghtol@gvsu.edu

About

Lori Houghton-Rahrig PhD MSN BSN FNP-BC is an Assistant Professor in the Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley State University.  Dr. Houghton-Rahrig was a 2010 Summer Genetics Institute Participant at the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  She received her PhD in Nursing Research from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University; MSN with an emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and BSN from the Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley State University.  Her research, Symptoms, Genetics, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Persons with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Health, (1F31NR012600-01).  Dr. Houghton-Rahrig is continuing her research in the study of persons with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

Teaches

NUR 351, Clinical Lab II, 3 courses.
NUR 420, Theoretical Nursing III (SWS), 1 course.
NUR 421, Clinical Lab III, 1 course.
 

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, DPhil), Michigan State University, 2011.
Major: Nursing
Dissertation Title: Symptoms, genetics and health-related quality of life in persons with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

2010 Summer Genetics Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Health, 2010.
Major: Genetics

Master of Science in Nursing, Grand Valley State University, 2001.
Major: Family Nurse Practitioner
Dissertation Title: The relationship between income and the ability to follow the prescribed medication plan in elderly persons with heart failure.

Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN), Grand Valley State University, 1981.
Major: Nursing

Publications

Houghton-Rahrig, L. D., Schutte, D. L., Fenton, J. I. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the PNPLA3 gene MEDSURG Nursing:  The Journal of Adult Health.  Under review.

Houghton-Rahrig, L. D. (2006). Revisions and Answers for Text Study Questions to Supplement Book In Diane Huber (Ed.), Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc

Research

Symptoms, Genetics, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Persons with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.