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Research Committee Members: Areas of Expertise

2017 - 2018 NAPNAP Research Committee

The following NAPNAP Research Committee members are available to serve as consultants to NAPNAP members. Their areas of expertise are listed below. If you have a specific request or want to contact one of these individuals, please contact the Research Department at the NAPNAP national office at sdaley@napnap.org.

Jill Kilanowski, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAAN, Research Chair (Dublin, OH)
Quantitative/Qualitative
Latino/migrant/immigrant children and adolescents
Healthy weight, health promotion, safety
Nutrition and physical activity
Agricultural safety

Mary C. O'Laughlen, PhD, RN, FNP-PC, FAAAAI (Catlett, VA)
Quantitative
Pediatric asthma
Decision making for medically-at-risk adolescents
Health disparities
Variation in clinical practice as it relates to the quality of care patients with asthma receive

Cherry Leung, PhD, RN, CPNP (San Ramon, CA)
Quantitative
Public Health & Epidemiology
Child Mental Health
Pediatric Neurology

Eileen K. Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN, CPNP (San Diego, CA)
Quantitative/Qualitative
Health Policy-Analysis and Public Health Law Research
Parent-provider interaction and communication (Chronic or Complex Illness)
Health Literacy
Pediatric Palliative Care
Pediatric workforce/Regulation of practice

Katherine Finn Davis, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC (Honolulu, HI)
Quantitative/Qualitative/Mixed Methods
Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Pediatric Sleep
Evidence-Based Practice

Kristy K. Martyn, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN (Atlanta, GA)
Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Health
Access to Person and Family-Centered Health Care
Event History Calendars
Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research

Donna Marvicsin PhD, PPCNP-BC, CDE (Ann Arbor, MI)
Children with type 1 diabetes and their parents
Childhood obesity
Family routines

Ann Marie McCarthy, PhD, RN, FAAN (Iowa City, IA)
Quantitative/Qualitative
Pediatric Procedural Pain Management
Pediatric Psychology
Children with Chronic Health Conditions
School Health

Monica Roosa Ordway, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC (Southbury, CT)
Parent-Child Relationship
Pediatric Sleep
Breastfeeding
Community-engaged Research
Biomarkers

Tami L. Thomas, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN (Miami, FL)
Quantitative/Qualitative
Parents and Children
Adolescent Health/Risk Taking Behavior
Cancer Prevention
Immunization

Marina Slemmons, PhD, RN, CPNP (Cumming, GA)
Quantitative/some Qualitative
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and their parents
Information Literacy
Healthcare Informatics
Use of technology in education

Judith O'Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP (Phoenix, AZ)
Quantitative
Pediatric Dermatology
Chronic Illness and its impact on children and families

Cynthia A. Danford, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-PC, AFPNP Liaison (Pittsburgh, PA)
Qualitative/ Mixed methods research
Healthy habits in young children
Childhood obesity
Event History Calendars
Family-centered care

Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP (Atlanta, GA)
NAPNAP Executive Board Member-at-Large Liaison

Qualitative/Quantitative
Children and Adolescents who require Medical Technology
Parents and Caregivers
Pediatric Respiratory/Pulmonary Care

Additional Research Consultants

The following NAPNAP researchers are available to serve the research consultation role. Their areas of expertise are listed below. If you have a specific request or want to contact one of these individuals, please contact Simone Daley in the Research Department at the NAPNAP national office at sdaley@napnap.org.

Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, PNP, Consultant (Cincinnati, OH)
Quantitative/Qualitative
Neonatal intensive care and follow-up
Neurobehavioral development
Well child care and development management
Infant feeding
Family relationships and effects on child health and development

Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP (Irvine, CA)
Quantitative
Role Delineation
PNP Students
Childhood depression

Barbara Deloian, PhD, RN, CPNP (Castle Rock, CO)
Triangulation of both Quantitative & Qualitative
Parent-child interaction
Infant mental health issues
Prematurity
Children with special needs
Feeding: developmental issues and growth

Mary Gottesman, PhD, RN, CPNP (Columbus, OH)
Triangulation of both Quantitative & Qualitative
Parent-child interaction
Testing of nursing interventions using standard experimental designs

Margaret Grey, PhD, CPNP (Hamden, CT)
Quantitative
Diabetes in children and adolescents
Preventing type 2 diabetes in high risk youth
Practice based research networks in primary care

Ann O'Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CPNP (Philadelphia, PA)
Quantitative
Team building
Leadership
Infant injuries

Beth Richardson, DNS, RN, CPNP (Indianapolis, IN)
Quantitative
Burnout in CPNPs
Breastfeeding
Learning styles in BSN students

Nancy Ryan-Wenger, PhD, CPNP (Columbus, OH)
Quantitative
Stress and coping
Stress-related symptoms
Psychosomatic symptoms
Children's drawings as a source of data
Clinical decision-making by NPs
Military families

Arlene Sperhac, PhD, RN, CPNP (Hinsdale, IL)
Quantitative
PNP education/curriculum
Credentialing/privileging
PNP role
Outcomes research

Pam Hellings, PhD, CPNP (Portland, OR)
Quantitative
Faculty practice
Program administration
Breastfeeding-family and clinician competency issues
Working and breastfeeding
Genetics
Pediatric content in NP programs

Lisa Kohr, MSN, MPH, CPNP, CCRN (Newtown Square, PA)
Quantitative
Cardiovascular disease in children
Outcome research
Impact of PNP care

Arlene Butz, ScD, RN, CPNP (Freeland, MD)
Quantitative
Childhood asthma
Nurse home-based inteventions
Adherence to asthma medications in children
In-utero drug exposed infants and children

Agatha Gallo, PhD, CPNP (River Forest, IL)
Qualitative
Family (chronic illness)
Siblings in childhood chronic illness
Information Management (genetics)

Linda C. Lewin, PhD, APRN-BC (Westlake, OH)
Quantitative and Qualitative
At-risk parenting, parent-child relational quality, child maltreatment

Sharron Docherty, PhD, CPNP (Hillsborough, NC)
Quantitative/Qualitative (longitudinal designs using both methods)
Longitudinal designs using both quantitative and qualitative methods
Quality of life of children and their families undergoing intensive treatments for life threatening illnesses

Lois S. Sadler, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN (Cheshire, CT)
Quantitative/Qualitative
Interdisciplinary Research
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Adolescent Parenting
At-Risk Young Families

Leigh Small, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC (Henrico, VA)
Quantitative
Pediatric Patients
Obesity Treatment, Obesity Prevention
Dietary Measurement
Activity Measurement

Kathleen Speer, PhD, RN, PNP-BC (McKinney, TX)
Quantitative
Evidence-Based Practice
Professional Nursing Practice
Pediatric Falls
Pediatric NSI Data

Catherine Burns, PhD, CPNP (Sherwood, OR)
Quantitative/Qualitative
PNPs Role and Demographics