Dr. Carpenter’s research has focused on non-hormonal treatments for menopausal hot flashes. She created and tested ways of measuring hot flashes, created and tested theories to use in research, and has tested treatments for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. She has extensive experience in scientific writing and grants reviews and is deeply committed to mentoring the next generation of nurse scientists.

  • Symptom management
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Eligible to Direct Dissertations
Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Office of Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University (past)

Associate Professor, Adult Health

Associate Professor, Acute Care

Assistant Professor, Acute Care

Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Medicine (past)

Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Nursing, Nursing, Nursing, Nursing
PhD, University of Kentucky, Nursing, 1996
MSN, University of Kentucky, Nursing, 1992
BSN, Oakland University, Nursing, 1988
behavioral medicine breast cancer alternative medicine womens health menopause pharmacogenetics

University of Kentucky, College of Nursing Outstanding Alumna, 2010

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2009

American Academy of Nursing
American Nurses' Association/Indiana State Nurses' Association
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
Florence Nightingale Society, Honorary Lifetime Member
International Menopause Society
Midwest Nursing Research Society
North American Menopause Society
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Society for Behavioral Medicine