Shameka L. Cody, PhD, AGNP-C
Dr. Shameka Cody is an Assistant Professor at the Capstone School of Nursing. She is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing in 2012 and her PhD in Nursing in 2017 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her undergraduate studies at Jacksonville State University and Jefferson State Community College. Her primary research interests include cognition and sleep quality in adults aging with HIV, with a focus on successful cognitive aging as well as health disparities. Her dissertation focused on the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation and speed of processing training on sleep quality and speed of processing in older adults (50+) with and without HIV. She was also a co-investigator in the NOSe study which focused on neurological and olfactory function in older African American and Caucasian adults with HIV. She was recognized as a Sigma Theta Tau Rising Star in 2013. Dr. Cody’s research experience as a Gladys Farmer Colvin Fellow and doctoral scholar led to 18 publications including a book chapter and web publication. She has presented at several local and international conferences including the National Academy of Neuropsychology in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Her clinical expertise includes adult primary care, infectious disease, international travel medicine, and women’s health. She teaches Adult Health in the undergraduate program.