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Barbara Polivka

PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
University of Kansas School of Nursing

Dr. Barbara Polivka is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. Her research focuses on environmental health, home health, and healthcare services in acute care, home care, and community sites. She has led interdisciplinary teams in evaluating home environmental triggers for older adults and adults with asthma, as well as developing a virtual simulation to train home healthcare workers to identify and mitigate hazards in client homes. Dr. Polivka recently completed a feasibility study exploring the real-time impact of residential environmental exposures on asthma symptoms in adults.