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Past Research Recipients
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2018 - Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC

Understanding Nurse Attitudes About Childbirth Practices to Reduce Unnecessary Cesarean Deliveries


2017 - Susan Wilhelm, PhD, RN

The Effects of a Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Increase Breastfeeding Duration in Rural Hispanic Mothers


2016 – Ellise Adams, PhD, CNM

Suctioning at Birth: A Feasibility Study of the Use of the Blue Bulb Syringe


2015 - Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC

Evaluation of a standardized protocol for oxytocin administration to prevent postpartum hemorrhage


2014 - Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN

The association between postpartum musculoskeletal pelvic pain and sexual function


2013 - Cheryl Anderson, PhD, RN, CNS

Traumatic stress: An immediate response following childbirth among Hispanic adolescents


2013 - Mary Dawn Koenig, PhD, RN, CNM

Hepcidin, iron bioavailability, and its role in birth outcomes


2012 - Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC

Maternal assessment of infant breastfeeding behaviors


2011 - Carol Lawrence, MS, BSN, RNC-OB

Development of an instrument to measure early mother-infant separation


2011 - Amy Bieda, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, NNP-BC

The use of enteral sterile water feeds for the treatment of hypernatremia in extremely low birth weight infants


2010 - Lorraine Baas Rubarth, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Use of Online Support & NICU Education to Decrease Stress for Prenatal Patients on Bedrest - A Pilot Study



2018 - Marliese D. Nist, MS, RNC-NIC
Inflammatory Mediators of Stress Exposure and Neurodevelopment in Very Preterm Infants


2017 - Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN, BC
Quantifying the Impact of Health Information Technology on Intrapartum Nurses in the United States


2016 – Jill DeMirci, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Feasibility and Acceptability of Maternal Antenatal Breast Milk Expression for Surgical Infants


2015 - Marianne Hutti, PhD, WHNP-BC

Predicting grief intensity after perinatal loss




2018 - Bridget Basile Ibrahim, MSN, FNP-BC
Desperately Seeking VBAC: The Experiences of Women Who Sought a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section in the U.S.


2018 - Caitlin Dreisbach, BSN, RN, C-EFM
Leveraging Data Science to Examine the Influence of Maternal Obesity on the Association Between Microbial Function and Impaired Glucose Tolerance During Pregnancy


2017 - Kelley Baumgartel, RN, PhD
The Sleep Experience of Mothers with Hospitalized Preterm infants and Subsequent Breast Milk Volumes


2017 - Lorie Goshin, PhD, RN
Perinatal Nursing Care of Incarcerated Pregnant Women in Hospital Settings


2016 – N/A


2015 – Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN

Tailored self-management intervention promoting resilience in perinatal depression


2014 - Patricia Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB

The relationship between birth outcomes and neighborhood characteristics within an urban population of African American and Hispanic women


2013 - Susan W. Groth, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

The dietary choices of low-income, pregnant African-American women


2012 - Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, FAAN

Parent perspectives on communication and safety in neonatal intensive care


2010 - Lynn Clark Callister, PhD, RN, FAAN

Postpartum Depression and Help Seeking Behaviors in Immigrant Hispanic Women




2018 - Zhiyuan Yu, BSN, RN
Chinese Immigrant Mothers Postpartum Depression Experience: A Grounded Theory Study


2017 - Colette Dieujuste, RN, MS
Lived Experience of Haitian Immigrant Women with Postpartum Depression


2016 – Irene Yang, PhD, MSN

The Oral Microbiome and Preterm Birth in Low SES African-American Pregnant Women


2015 – Ashley Wright, BSN, RN

Anticipatory rounds: perspectives of postpartum patients, staff nurses, and nursing leadership


2014 - Ashley Weber, MS, RN

Oxytocin: Biomarker of affiliation and neurodevelopment in premature infants


2013 - Shannon Gillespie, PhDc, MS, RN

Pathways to shortened gestation among Black women


2012- Debra Craighead, PhD, RN

Early term infant care: Hospital utilization and feeding practices


2011 - Doria Thiele, PhD, CNM, IBCLC

Maternal vitamin D supplementation to correct deficiency in mothers and breastfed infants


2010 - Antonia Rae Torrey, PhD, RN

Development/Psychometric Evaluation of a Structured Instrument to Assess Treatment Fidelity of a Brief Opportunistic Intervention Designed to Reduce Substance Use Among Pregnant Women



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