Linda L. Halcón, PhD, MPH, RN

Associate Professor Emerita, School of Nursing

Linda L. Halcón

Contact Info

halco001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-6450

Fax 612-625-7091

Office Address:
6-169A Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, University of Minnesota (Epidemiology), 1998

MPH, University of Minnesota (Public Health Nursing), 1986

BSN University of Minnesota (Nursing), 1983

AD, St. Mary's Junior College, 1975

Summary

Professional Associations

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Complementary/botanical therapies and infections diseases; Stress and coping interventions for refugees; Health promotion and disease prevention through lifestyle changes; Antimicrobial/anti-infective properties of essential oils (tea tree oil), sustainable/healthy lifestyles, stress and coping/health realization

Research Funding Grants

Research and Education Grants:

Title of Project: Tea tree oil and wounds: Recruitment pilot study (Identify appropriate wound populations and establish partnerships with clinical services serving these, Determine sound recruitment strategies within the sites to test efficacy and mechanism of action.)

Funding Agency: NIH-NINR(P20), $12,000
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 5/06-4/07

Title of Project: Innovative stress intervention in refugees: Pilot test (Develop protocol/materials to test Health Realization intervention among Somali and Oromo refugee women, Feasibility testing)
Funding Agency: NIH-NINR (R15), $143,695
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 10/04-8/06

Title of Project: Adolescent Health Protection Research Training
Funding Agency: DHHS/CDC
Role: Faculty
Project Dates: 9/30/04-9/29/07

Title of Project: Center for Adolescent Nursing
Funding Agency: DHHS/HRSA/MCHB
Role: Faculty
Project Dates: 7/03-6/04

Title of Project: Melaleuca alternifolia Essential Oil for Treatment of Wounds Infected with Staphlococcus aureus
Funding Agency: Academic Health Center Faculty Seed Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 7/02-6/04

Title of Project: Measuring Resilience Among East African Refugee War Trauma Survivors
Funding Agency: Grant-In-Aid, University of Minnesota Graduate School
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 7/02-12/03

Title of Project: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Curriculum Project
Funding Agency: NIH-NCCAM
Role: Faculty
Project Dates: 4/01-3/06

Title of Project: High Risk Behaviors In Homeless Adolescents
Funding Agency: NIH/ National Cancer Institute
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 7/98-6/30/00

Title of Project: Adolescents in the Caribbean: Improving Health, Reducing Risks
Funding Agency: Grant-In-Aid, University of Minnesota Graduate School
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 12/16/98-6/30/00

Title of Project: A Population-Based Survey of Torture and Violence
Funding Agency: NIH/NIMH
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 11/98-10/03

Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Halcón, L. (2009). Aromatherapy. M. Snyder & R. Lindquist (Eds.). In Complimentary/Alternative Therapies for Nursing. 6th Ed. New York: Springer Publishing Co.
  • Fitzgerald, M & Halcón, L. (2009). Clinical Aromatherapy. A. Weil, T. Culbert, K. Olness (Eds.). Pediatric Integrative Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press.  
  • Halcón, L. (2007). Commentary on "Searching for Circles-of-Meaning and using spiritual experiences to help parents of infants with life threatening illness cope." Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(1), 50-51.
  • Halcón, L., Roberston, C., Monson, K. & Claypatch, C. (2007). A Theoretical Framework for sing Health Realization to Reduce Stress and Coping in Refugee Communities. Journal of Advanced Holistic Nursing, 25(3), 186-194.
  • Roberston, C., Halcón, L., Savik, K., Johnson, D., Westermeyer, J., Butcher, J. & Jaranson, J. (2006). Somali and Oromo refugee women: Trauma and associated factors. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 56(6), 577-587.
  • Chlan, L., Halcón, L., Kreitzer, M.J. & Leonard, B. (2005). Influence of an Experiential Education Session on Nursing Students' Confidence Levels in Performing Selected Complementary Therapies. Complementary Health Practice Review, 10(3), 189-201.
  • Ohene, S.A., Halcón, L., Ireland, M., McNeely, Clea, Carr, P. (2005). Sexual Abuse History, Risk Behavior and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The Impact of Age at Abuse. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 32(6), 358-363.
  • Braun, C., Bearinger, L.H., Halcón, L. (2005). Adolescent Utilization of Complementary Therapies. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(1), 76-84.
  • Halcón, L. , Milkus, K. (2004). Staphylococcus aureus and wounds: A review of tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) as a promising antimicrobial. American Journal of Infection Control, 32(7), 402-408.
  • Halcón, L. (2002). Aromatherapy: Therapeutic applications of plant essential oils. Minnesota Medicine; 85(11),42-46.
  • Halcón, L., Chlan, L., Kreitzer, M.J., Leonard, B. (2003). Faculty and student beliefs/attitudes about complementary therapies and healing practices: Implications for nursing education. Journal of Professional Nursing, 19(6), 387-397.
  • Chlan, L., Halcón, L. Developing an educational program to include complementary/alternative therapies. (2003). Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 15(3), 373-379.
  • Chlan, L., Halcón, L., Kreitzer, M.J. & Leonard, B. (2005). Influence of an experiential education session on nursing students' confidence levels in performing selected complementary therapies. Complementary Health Practice Review, 10(3), 189-201.
  • Halcón, L.L., Leonard, B., Snyder, M., Garwick, A. & Kreitzer, M.J. Incorporating alternative and complementary health practices within university-based nursing education. (2001). Complementary Health Practice Review; 6(2):127-135.
  • Braun, C. A., Bearinger, L. H., Halcón, L. L., & Pettingell, S. L. (2005). Adolescent use of complementary therapies.Journal of Adolescent Health, 37, 76.e71-76.e79.
  • Halcón, L., & Milkus, K. (2004). Staphylococcus aureus and wounds: A review of tea tree oil as a promising antimicrobial. American Journal of Infection Control, 32(7), 402-408.
  • Halcón, L. L., Robertson, C. L., Savik, K., Johnson, D. R., Spring, M. A., Butcher, J. N., Westermeyer, J. J., & Jaranson, J. M. (2004). Trauma and coping in Somali and Oromo refugee youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 35(1), 17-25.
  • Halcón, L. L., & Lifson, A. R. (2004). Prevalence and predictors of sexual risks among homeless youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33(1), 71-80.
  • Jaranson, J. M., Butcher, J., Halcón, L., Johnson, D. R., Robertson, C., Savik, K., Spring, M., & Westermeyer, J. (2004). Somali and Oromo refugees: Correlates of torture and trauma history. American Journal of Public Health, 94(4), 591-598.
  • Halcón, L., Blum, R. W., Beuhring, T., Pate, E., Campbell-Forrester, S., & Venema, A. (2003). Adolescent health in the Caribbean: A regional portrait. American Journal of Public Health, 93(11), 1851-1857.
  • Chlan, L., & Halcón, L. (2003). Developing an integrated baccalaureate nursing education program infusing complementary/alternative therapies into critical care curricula. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 15(3), 373-379.
  • Halcón, L., Blum, R. W., Beuhring, T., Pate, E., Campbell-Forrester, S., & Venema, A. (2003). Adolescent health in the Caribbean: A regional portrait. American Journal of Public Health, 93(11), 1851-1857.
  • Raymond, M., Halcón, L. & Pirie, P. (2003). Regulation of tattooing in Minneapolis and t. Paul, Minnesota: Tattooists' attitudes and relationship between regulation and practice. Public Health Reports, 118(2), 154-161.
  • McGuire, M., Story, M., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Halcón, L., Pate, E., Campbell-Forester, S. & Blum, R. (2002). Prevalence and correlates of weight control behaviors among Caribbean adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 31(2), 208-211.
  • Halcón, L. (2002). Lessons from the jungle. Integrative Nursing, 1(2), 4-5.
  • Halcón, L. (2002). Aromatherapy: Therapeutic applications of plant essential oils. Minnesota Medicine, 85(11), 42-46.
  • Raymond, M., Pirie, P. & Halcón, L. Infection control among professional tattoo artists in Minneapolis and St. Paul. (2001). Public Health Reports, 116, 249-256.
  • Casserly, K., Carpenter, A. & Halcón, L. (2001). Adolescent parenting: Connections to school enrollments, attendance, and achievement. Journal of School Nursing, 17(6), 329-335.
  • Halcón, L.L., Lifson, A.R., Shew, M., Joseph, M., Hannan, P. & Hayman, C. (2001). Dysplastic Pap test results among low income youth: Prevalence and practice implications. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 31(3), 294-304.
  • Halcón, L.L., Leonard, B., Snyder, M., Garwick, A. & Kreitzer, M.J. Incorporating alternative and complementary health practices within university-based nursing education. (2001). Complementary Health Practice Review, 6(2): 127-135.
  • Lifson, A.R. & Halcón, L.L. (2001). Substance abuse and high risk drug and needle-related behaviors among homeless youth in Minneapolis: Implications for prevention. Journal of Urban Health, 78(4), 690-698.
  • Casserly, K., Carpenter, A., Halcón, L.L. (2001) Adolescent parenting connections to school enrollments, attendance and achievement. Journal of School Nursing, 17(6): 329-335.
  • Halcón, L.L., Leonard, B., Snyder, M., Garwick, A., Kreitzer, M.J. (2001.) Incorporating alternative and complementary health practices within university-based nursing education. Complementary Health Practice Review, 6(2), 127-135.
  • Lifson A.R., Halcón, L.L., Hannan P., St. Louis M., Hayman C. (2001). Screening for sexually transmitted diseases among economically disadvantaged youth in a national job training program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 28, 190-196.
  • Halcón, L.L., Beuhring, T., Blum, R.W. (2000). A Portrait of Adolescent Health in the Caribbean. 2000 WHO Collaborating Centre on Adolescent Health, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota.
  • Braun, C.A., Halcón, L.L., Bearinger L.H. (2000). Adolescent use of alternative and complementary therapies: A framework for research. Journal of Holistic Nursing 2000, 18 (2), 176-191.
  • Halcón, L.L., Lifson, A., Shew, M., Joseph, M., Hanlon, J., Hilk, R., Hayman, C., St. Louis, M. (1999). Prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) - consistent pap smears among socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescent females.Journal of Adolescent Health, 24(2), 123 (published abstract).
  • Halcón, L.L., Lifson, A. (2000). High risk behavior in homeless adolescents and youth. University of Minnesota.
  • Lifson A.R., Halcón, L.L., Johnston A.M., Hayman C.R. Hannan P., Miller C.A., Valway S.E. Tuberculin skin testing among economically disadvantaged youth: Studies of U.S. Job Corps students. American Journal of Epidemiology 1999, 149 (7), 671-678.
  • Halcón, L.L. (May/June 1997) Migrant farmworkers and infectious diseases: A review of the literature. Streamline (Migrant Clinicians Network), 3 (3), 1-3.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

  • Clinical Aromatherapy
  • Epidemiology
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Health and the environment
  • Botanical Medicines

Clinical

Board Certifications

RN; PHN