2012 TC Academics
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Melissa Scollan-Koliopoulos

Professional Background

Educational Background

Scholarly Interests

Diabetes-related health behavior and education and training of health professionals on diabetes care.

Selected Publications



1.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M. (2004). Consideration for legacies about diabetes and self-care for the family with a multigenerational occurrence of type 2 diabetes. Nursing and Health Sciences, 6223-227.

2.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M. (2004) Theory-guided intervention for preventing diabetes-related amputations in African Americans. Journal of Vascular Nursing, XXII (4),126-133.


3.         Scollan-Koliopoulos M., M. O'Connoll, K.A., & Walker, E.  (2005). Multigenerational legacies of diabetes and illness representation: A useful framework for facilitating health behavior.  Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19 (6). 302-307.

4.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M. (2005). Managing Stress Response to Control Hypertension in Type 2 Diabetes. The Nurse Practitioner, 30 (2) 46-49.

5.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M. (2005). Managing Stress Response to Control Hypertension in Type 2 Diabetes. Holistic Nursing Practice, 19 (3), 134-137. (Reprint by publisher of article appearing in the Nurse Practitioner).

6.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M., Guadagno, S., & Walker, E. (2006). Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Practice Recommendations. The Nurse Practitioner, 31,14-25.

7.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M. O'Connell, K.A., Walker, E. (Winter 2006). Assessing legacies of diabetes: Recollections of family members' illness representations and outcomes. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 9. 40-48.

8.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M. O'Connell, K.A., Walker, E. (2007). The context of a legacy of diabetes: Correlates of self-care behavior. The Diabetes Educator, 33, 315-324.

9.         Scollan-Koliopoulos, M., O’Connell, K.A., & Walker, E. (2007). Multigenerational legacies of diabetes and self-care. Research in Nursing and Health, 30, 508-517.

10.       Scollan-Koliopoulos, M. & Walker, E.A. (2009). Multigenerational timeline and understanding of diabetes and self-care behavior. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. 23, 1, 62-77.

11.       Scollan-Koliopoulos, M., Walker, E.A. , & Bleich D.(in press). Perceived risk of amputation, emotions, and foot self-care among adults with type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator.


HBSS 4120: Topics in health education

Review and synthesis of current knowledge on a selected topic related to health, such as teenage suicide, child abuse, violence, teenage pregnancy, and mental health.