Helene   J.  Krouse

Professor  

Office: EHABE 2.194
Phone: (956) 665-3040
Email: helene.krouse@utrgv.edu

Helene J. Krouse

Dr. Krouse is Professor of Nursing and Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has published extensively on respiratory health issues and serves on numerous multidisciplinary guidelines panels.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Environmental pollutants, health risk, lung function, and symptom management in vulnerable populations.
  • Education

    • PhD, Educational Psychology, Boston College, 1984
    • MS, Nursing, University of Rochester, 1979
    • BS, Nursing, State University of New York, Health Science Center, 1976




Selected Publications


  • Seth Schwartz, Anthony Magit, Richard Rosenfeld, Bopanna Ballachanda, Jesse Hackell, Helene Krouse, Claire Lawlor, Kenneth Lin, Kourosh Parham, David Stutz, "Clinical practice guideline (update): Earwax (cerumen impaction)," Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 156, no. 1_suppl (2017): S1–S29.

  • Seth Schwartz, Anthony Magit, Richard Rosenfeld, Bopanna Ballachanda, Jesse Hackell, and Helene Krouse. "Clinical practice guideline (update): Earwax (cerumen impaction): Executive Summary," Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 156, no. 1 (2017): 14-29..

  • Anna Marrocco and Helene Krouse. "Obstacles to preventive care for individuals with disability: Implications for nurse practitioners," Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 29, no. 5 (2017): 282–293.

  • Helene Krouse, Anthony Magit, Sarah O’Connor, Seth Schwarz, and Sandra Walsh. "Plain Language Summary: Earwax (Cerumen Impaction)," Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 156, no. 1 (2017): 30–37.

  • Helene Krouse. "Membership in professional nursing organizations," ORL-Head and Neck Nursing 35, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 4-5.

  • Helene Krouse. "Otolaryngology nurses' awareness of clinical practice guidelines," ORL-Head and Neck Nursing 35, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 6-12.

  • Sally Villasenor and Helene Krouse. "Can the use of urgent care clinics improve access to care without undermining continuity in primary care?," Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 28, no. 6 (2016): 335–341.

  • Wanda Gibson-Scipio, Dustin Gourdin, and Helene Krouse. "Asthma self-management goals, beliefs and behaviors of urban African American adolescents prior to transitioning to adult health care," Journal of pediatric nursing 30, no. 6 (2015): e53–e61.

  • Michael Seidman, Richard Gurgel, Sandra Lin, Seth Schwartz, Fuad Baroody, James Bonner, Douglas Dawson, Mark Dykewicz, Jesse Hackell, Joseph Han, "Clinical practice guideline: allergic rhinitis," Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 152, no. 1_suppl (2015): S1–S43.

  • Helene Krouse and JH Krouse. "Samter’s Triad to Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Historical Perspective and Current Clinical Practice.," ORL-Head and Neck Nursing 33, no. 4 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2015): 14-18.



Selected Presentations


  • Helene Krouse, Kevin Callans, Laural Doghramji, Lisa Gagnon, "Research Forum: Lessons Learned," Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses Annual Congress and Nursing Symposium, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Chicago, IL (September 2017)

  • Helene Krouse. "Pharmacotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis: Mechanisms, classes, and guideline-based treatment," Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses Annual Congress and Nursing Symposium, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Chicago, IL (September 2017)

  • Helene Krouse. "Environmental Determinants and Respiratory Health in Vulnerable Urban Populations ," Contemporary Issues in Urban Health: Contributions for Nursing Science, Wayne State University College of Nursing, Detroit, MI (April 2017)

  • Helene Krouse, Alexandra Nowak, and Carmen Giurgescu. "Residential Greenness and Birth Outcomes," Contemporary Issues in Urban Health: Contributions for Nursing Science, Wayne State University-College of Nursing, Detroit, MI (April 2017)

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