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Hot Topics and Faculty Experts


Faculty Expert: Jennifer Pinto-Martin

Low Birthweight Infants Five Times More Likely to Have Autism (Oct. 17, 2011)

Researchers find troubling link between low birth weight and autism (Nov. 17, 2011)

Centers of Excellence for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE)

Pennsylvania Autism and Developmental Disabilities Surveillance Program (PADDSP)


Faculty Expert: Diane Spatz

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Call to Breastfeeding Action

California Nurse Staffing Study

Faculty Expert: Linda H. Aiken

Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research

California Nurse Staffing Mandate Saves Lives

Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality

Cancer / Clinical Trials

Faculty Expert: Deborah Watkins Bruner

First Woman and First Nurse Principal Investigator of National Cancer Clinical Trials Cooperative Group


Childhood Vaccinations 

Faculty Expert: Alison Buttenheim

Vaccinated Children vs. Unvaccinated Children: What Are the Risks?


Dementia - Early Stage

Faculty Expert: Valerie Cotter

Early-stage Dementia


Faculty Experts:

Bart De Jonghe

Terri Lipman

Dancing to Prevent Diabetes

Nancy Tkacs

Elder Care / Transitional Care Model

Faculty Expert: Mary Naylor

Transitional Care Model


HIV / Abuse Intervention

Faculty Expert: Anne Teitelman

Developing HIV/abuse interventions for girls

History of Nursing

Faculty Expert: Patricia D'Antonio

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

Nursing, History, and Healthcare

Infant Growth Charts

Faculty Expert: Irene Olsen

New growth curves for premature infants reflect the racial diversity of the U.S.

Infants and Pain

Faculty Expert: Linda Hatfield

Infant Pain

Mental Health Patients

Faculty Expert: Nancy Hanrahan

Mental-Health Patients

Pharmaceuticals and Children

Faculty Expert: Cynthia Connolly

A History of Children and Pharmaceuticals in the United States, 1945-2002

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Faculty Expert: Therese Richmond

The psychological effects of injury

Short Survey Helps Predict Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Sex Education

Faculty Expert: Loretta Sweet Jemmott

Abstinence-Only Sex Education


Transitional Care Model

Facutly Expert: Mary Naylor

Transitional Care Model