Samantha Conley, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Yale School of Nursing- Room 20510


phone: 203-737-1754


Dr. Conley completed a bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University, where she majored in nursing. She earned her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Michigan.  She then received her Ph.D. in nursing from Yale University.  Her dissertation examined how symptoms clustered both cross-sectionally and longitudinally in adults with inflammatory bowel disease.  Dr. Conley completed a post-doctoral fellowship in self and family management at Yale School of Nursing where she explored the relationship between symptoms and circadian rhythms in adults with inflammatory bowel disease.  Dr. Conley is currently an Assistant Professor.

Research Interests

Dr. Conley’s research focuses on the self-management and symptom science of symptom clusters in adults with inflammatory bowel disease.

Selected Publications/Presentations

Conley, S., Jeon, S., Lehner, V., Proctor, D. D., & Redeker, N. S. (2020). Sleep characteristics and rest-activity rhythms are associated with gastrointestinal symptoms among adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Digestive Diseases and Sciences: https://10.1007/s10620-020-06213-6

Gaffey, A. E., Jeon, S., Conley, S., Jacoby, D., Ash, G. I., Yaggi, H. K., O’Connell, M., Linsky, S. J., & Redeker, N. S. (2020). Perceived Stress, Subjective, and Objective Symptoms of Disturbed Sleep in Men and Women with Stable Heart Failure. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. https://10.1080/15402002.2020.1762601

Conley, S., Knies, A., Batten, J., Ash. G., Miner, B., Hwang, Y. Jeon, S., Redeker, N.S. (2019) Agreement between actigraphic and polysomnographic measures of sleep in adults with and without chronic conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2019.05.001

Conley, S., Feder, S.L., Jeon, S., Redeker, N.S. (in press). Daytime and Nighttime Sleep Characteristics and Pain Among Adults with Stable Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Conley, S., Jeon, S., Proctor, D.D., Sandler, R.S., & Redeker, N.S. (2018). Longitudinal changes in symptom cluster membership in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 50(5), 473-481.

Feder, S., Collett, D., Haron, Y., Conley, S., Meron, T., Cherny, N., Schulman-Green, D. (2018). How skilled do Israeli nurses perceive themselves in providing palliative care? Results of a national survey. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 24(2), 56-63.

Conley, S., Proctor, D.D., Jeon, S., Sandler, R.S., & Redeker, N.S. (2017). Symptom clusters in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Research in Nursing and Health, 40(5), 424-34.

Conley, S. (2016). Symptom Cluster Research with Biomarkers and Genetics Using Latent Class Analysis. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(12), 1639-53.

Conley, S., & Redeker, N.S (2016). A Systematic Review of Self-Management Interventions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(2), 118-27.

Conley, S., Redeker, N.S. (2015).  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in the Context of Cardiovascular Conditions. Current Sleep Medicine Reports, 1(3), 157-165.

Conley, S., Feder, S., & Redeker, N. S. (2015). The relationship between pain, fatigue, depression and functional performance in stable heart failure. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 44(2), 107-112.