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Glenda Bowen Daniels - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

Glenda Bowen Daniels

Professor, Nursing | Texas Christian University


Dr. Daniels' research focus is health promotion, improving outcomes in gastroenterology, and increasing awareness of health disparities.





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Dr. Glenda Bowden Daniels is a Professor in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Texas Christian University. Prior to joining the faculty at TCU, she served as the Director/Clinical Manager for Metroplex Gastroenterology Associates/ Metroplex Ambulatory Surgical Center, Grand Prairie, Texas (Dr. James P Hoser) for 20 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas (Austin), Master of Science from Texas Woman’s University, and PhD (2009) from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates scholar.

Her research has focused on health promotion and improving outcomes in the gastrointestinal/gastroenterology setting, increasing colorectal cancer screening, and advancing kidney disease knowledge and addressing health disparities. Her dissertation was a multi-site study focusing on improving care in the gastrointestinal setting titled: A National Study to Compare the Tolerability and Effectiveness of Colon Cleansing Preparations. She continues collaborations and research in best practices in these areas. She has been involved in community activities through organizations such as Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In 2017, she was named Outstanding Woman of the Year by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Arlington Branch. She completed the TCU R.I.S.E. program in spring 2022 and is a core faculty for Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Education approaches to increase Colorectal Cancer Screening

GI Symptoms and Adherence Among African Americans With End Stage Renal Disease

Best Practices in the Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Setting

Accomplishments (5)

Outstanding Woman of the Year

American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2017

Certificate of Recognition

Contributions as an Interprofessional Education Event Facilitator 2017

“Just Because” Award

Presented during the Mary Garnett Awards Luncheon, 52nd Middlesouth Region Conference, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. 2017

Harris College of Nursing Nominee for the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar

Texas Christian University 2017

Evidence-Based Practice External Systematic Review Award

TCU Translational Research, JBI Collaborative 2016

Education (3)

University of Texas at Arlington: Ph.D.

Texas Woman's University: M.S.

University of Texas at Austin: B.S.N.

Affiliations (9)

  • Sigma Theta Tau International (Beta Alpha Chapter)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Texas Nurses Association, District 3
  • Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA)
  • Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Society
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated
  • American Nephrology Nursing Association
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Texas Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Articles (6)

Recommendations to improve maternal health equity among Black women in “The South”: A position paper from the SNRS minority health research interest & implementation group

Research in Nursing & Health

2023 Black women in the United States experience a higher maternal mortality rate compared to other racial groups. The maternal mortality rate among non-Hispanic Black women is 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic White women and is higher in the South compared to other regions. The majority of pregnancy-related deaths in Black women are deemed to be preventable.

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Barriers to Physical Activity for Active and Insufficiently Active African American Women

The ABNFF Journal

2022 A key aspect for researchers to consider when developing culturally appropriate physical activity (PA) interventions for African American (AA) women are the specific barriers AA women face that limit their participation in PA. Identification and critical examination of these barriers is the first step in developing comprehensive culturally relevant approaches to promote PA and help resolve PA-related health disparities in this underserved population.

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Kidney Disease Knowledge in African American Males


2022 African American males may have an overall lack of knowledge related to kidney disease. An exploratory research design was used to assess kidney disease knowledge in African American males. Results indicated they have a decreased understanding of the interrelationship among hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. Nurses can play a key role in educating this population.

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Adherence to Treatment by African Americans Undergoing Hemodialysis

Nephrology Nursing Journal

2018 End stage renal disease (ESRD) affects African Americans more than any other ethnic group. Adherence is a challenge. Patients with ESRD must adhere to medication, diet, fluid restrictions, and dialysis treatment schedules if they do not receive a kidney transplant. The purpose of this exploratory, descriptive study was to assess adherence in 120 African Americans with ESRD undergoing hemodialysis (HD).

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Bowel Control Strategies Used by Veterans With Long-Standing Spinal Cord Injuries

Rehabilitation Nursing

2018 The aim of the study was to describe strategies used by veterans with spinal cord injury to achieve control over bowel function and fit their bowel programs into their lifestyles in the years following the initial injury.

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Safe storage time for reprocessed flexible endoscopes: a systematic review

JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

2015 Flexible endoscopes are used to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal and pulmonary diseases. They have narrow, internal channels which are used to insert instruments, air and water into hollow organs and to remove tissues and secretions. Since endoscopes are contaminated during use and have heat sensitive components that cannot be sterilized, they are reprocessed with cleaning and high-level disinfection to destroy microorganisms.

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