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Elizabeth Reifsnider

Elizabeth.Reifsnider@asu.edu

Assoc Dean & Professor - Research
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Bio



Elizabeth Reifsnider PhD, RN, WHNP, PHCNS-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research
Nancy Melvin Professor of Pediatric Nursing

Education

  • PhD - University of Texas at Austin, 1994
    Family and Community Nursing
  • MS - University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, 1983
    Maternity Nursing, Education
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate - University of Oklahoma Medical School, 1977
  • BSN - Avila College, Kansas City, MO, 1975

Recent Publications

  • Barroso C, Roncancio A, Hinojosa M, Reifsnider E. (2012). The association between early childhood overweight and maternal factors. Childhood Obesity. 8(5), 460-465.
  • Reifsnider E, Mendias N, Davila Y. (2012). Foreword: Community health workers: full members of the health care team. Family & Community Health, 35(2), 90-91.
  • Reifsnider, E. & Mendias, N. Impact of Early Infant Feeding on Childhood Obesity. (2012). In Childhood Obesity, INTECH Publisher: Rijeka, Croatia.
  • Mendias N, Davila Y, Reifsnider E, Douzar B, Nelson G, Teske L. (2011). One-Stop Shopping for HIV Information and Resources: The HIV Case Manager Portal. JANAC (Journal of Nurses in AIDS Care).
  • Williams, K., Cooks J., Reifsnider, E. & Coleman, S. (2011) "How do you work with a community when there are competing priorities and different expectations?" of "Challenges in Improving Community Engaged Research," Chapter 5 of CTSA Community Engagement Key Function Committee Task Force on the Principles of Community Engagement. Principles of Community Engagement, 2nd edition. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2011.

Research Interests

Public health nursing interventions to improve the nutrition and growth of pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, especially regarding breastfeeding and prevention of failure to thrive and overweight/obesity.

Grants and Projects

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Instittue of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - R01DK096488. Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance. 2012-2017. Role: PI.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) - 1T32NR012718-01. Transdisciplinary Training in Health Disparities Science (T32). 2011-2016. Role: Co-PI.
  • NIH/NINR R21 (Supplement for Hurricane Ike), Title: Reducing Overweight among Galveston WIC Participants, Period: 2010-2012, Total Cost: $188,750, Role: PI
  • HRSA/Division of Nursing, Cultural Competency for Community Health Nurses, 2008-2011, Total Cost: $870,000, Role: PI
  • NIH/NINR R21, Reducing Overweight among Galveston WIC Participants, 2008-2010, Total Cost: $400,000, Role: PI

Honors/Awards

  • 2012 - Excellence in Research Award, Beta Upsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2011 - Nancy Melvin Endowed Professor of Pediatric Nursing
  • 2009 - Excellence in Research Award, Alpha Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2007 - Excellence in Research Award, Alpha Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International

Research Interests

Research Interests: Maternal/Child Nutrition and Growth; Breastfeeding; Community-Based Participatory Research; Child Obesity Prevention and Treatment; Failure to Thrive Prevention and Treatment; Public Health Nursing Interventions for Child Malnutrition and Growth Problems.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NUR 603 Soc Context Issues Nurs Hlthcr
NUR 690 Reading and Conference

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NUR 692 Research
NUR 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NUR 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NUR 603 Soc Context Issues Nurs Hlthcr

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NUR 691 Seminar

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
NUR 603 Soc Context Issues Nurs Hlthcr
NUR 692 Research

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Bever,Jennie * , Mcclain,Darya Denise , Reifsnider,Elizabeth Ann , . Markers of Inflammation and Lactation Outcomes in Obese Women. ILCA (11/6/2013 - 11/5/2014).
  2. Reifsnider,Elizabeth Ann * . Preventing Childhood Obesity through Early Feeding and Parenting Guidance. HHS-NIH-NIDDK (9/25/2012 - 6/30/2017).
  3. Reifsnider,Elizabeth Ann * Szalacha,Laura A. . Reducing Overweight Among Galveston WIC Participants. HHS-NIH-NINR (3/23/2012 - 3/31/2013).
  4. Reifsnider,Elizabeth Ann * Keller,Colleen Sue * Menon,Usha Reifsnider,Elizabeth Ann . The ADHS Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program created the Arizona Baby Steps to Breastfeeding Success Initiative. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (11/1/2011 - 2/28/2012).

* principal investigator

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