Research Committee Consultants

Research Committee Members: Areas of Expertise

2020 – 2021 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     

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

Sharon M. Karp, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, Research Co-chair (Nashville, TN)
Obesity prevention in early childhood
Complementary feeding practices
Home based interventions

Jessica S. Bahorski, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC (Tallahassee, FL) 
Infant feeding practices 
Infant growth 
Childhood obesity prevention 
Parental self-efficacy 

Julianne Doucette DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC (Chicago, IL)
Food Allergy and Immunology
Pediatric Asthma
PNP Education/Curriculum
PNP Simulation Development
Oral Health
Health Literacy

Catherine J. Goodhue, MN, RN, CPNP (Los Angeles, CA) 
Rare cholestatic liver diseases in children 
Pediatric trauma 
Pediatric disaster preparedness 
PNP job satisfaction 

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

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

Amie Koch, DNP, FNP-C, RN, ACHPN (Durham, NC) 
Family homelessness 
Community health 
Palliative care 

Mikki Meadows-Oliver, PhD, RN, FAAN (Hamden, CT) 
Qualitative research 
Adolescent mothers 

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

Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP (Atlanta, GA) 
NAPNAP Executive Board Member-at-Large Liaison 
Children and Adolescents who require Medical Technology 
Parents and Caregivers 
Pediatric Respiratory/Pulmonary Care 

Jennifer T. Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC (Seattle, WA) 
NAPNAP Executive Board Co-Liason 
Parent-child shared management of chronic disease 
Executive functioning 
Pediatric asthma, sleep 
Dyadic study methodology 

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 

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

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

Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, PNP, Consultant (Cincinnati, OH) 
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 

Eileen K. Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN, CPNP (San Diego, CA) 
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 

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

Margaret Brady, PhD, RN, CPNP (Irvine, CA) 
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 
Children with special needs 
Feeding: developmental issues and growth 

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

Jill Kilanowski, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAAN, (Dublin, OH) 
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) 
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 

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 

Ann O’Sullivan, PhD, FAAN, CPNP (Philadelphia, PA) 
Team building 
Infant injuries 

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

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

Arlene Butz, ScD, RN, CPNP (Freeland, MD) 
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) 
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 

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

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

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