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Diane L. Holditch-Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN

Marcus E. Hobbs Professor Emerita
Marcus E. Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25750472 Bozzette, M. and Holditch-Davis, D. A Preliminary Study of Depressive Symptoms in Mothers of 3-Year-Old Prematurely Born Children Child Health Care. 2015 44(1); 54-68 PMC4349490
  • 2015 -- Gondwe, K. W. and Holditch-Davis, D. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in mothers of preterm infants [Systematic review] International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences. January, 2015 3 8-17
  • 2015 -- Holditch-Davis, D. and Miles, M. S. Understanding and treating the psychosocial consequences of pregnancy complications and the birth of a high-risk infant. In The Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology edited by Wenzel, A. & Stuart, S.. 2015, in press; : Oxford University Press. 2015, in press
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25247740 Holditch-Davis, D. and White-Traut, R. C. and Levy, J. A. and O'Shea, T. M. and Geraldo, V. and David, R. J. Maternally administered interventions for preterm infants in the NICU: effects on maternal psychological distress and mother-infant relationship. Infant Behav Dev. November, 2014 37(4); 695-710
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24947847 Beeber, L. S. and Schwartz, T. A. and Martinez, M. I. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Bledsoe, S. E. and Canuso, R. and Lewis, V. S. Depressive Symptoms and Compromised Parenting in Low-Income Mothers of Infants and Toddlers: Distal and Proximal Risks Res Nurs Health. August, 2014 37(4); 276-291
  • 2014 -- Allen, K. A. and Brandon, D. H. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Cotton, C. M. and Docherty, S. L. Parent and provider decision-making for infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health. August, 2014
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24754382 Kamhawy, H. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Alsharkawy, S. and Alrafay, S. and Corazzini, K. Non-nutritive Sucking for Preterm Infants in Egypt J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. May-June, 2014 43(3); 330-340
  • 2014 -- Beeber, L. S. and Schwartz, T. A. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Canuso, R. and Lewis, V. and Matsuda, R. Interpersonal psychotherapy with a parenting enhancement adapted for in-home delivery in Early Head Start. Zero to Three Journal. May, 2014 34(5);
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 23639953 Cho, J. and Holditch-Davis, D. Effects of Perinatal Testosterone on Infant Health, Mother-Infant Interactions, and Infant Development Biol Res Nurs. April, 2014 16(2); 228-236
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24952070 Garfield, L. and Giurgescu, C. and Carter, C. S. and Holditch-Davis, D. and McFarlin, B. L. and Schwertz, D. and Seng, J. S. and White-Traut, R. Depressive symptoms in the second trimester relate to low oxytocin levels in African-American women: a pilot study Arch Womens Ment Health. February, 2015 18(1); 123-129 PMC4272920

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Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Reducing Depressive Symptoms in Low-Income Mothers

    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    5-50245
    04/2006 to 02/2007
    Role: PI

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of an intervention for low-income mothers with high levels of depressive symptoms. Outcome expected to be improved by the intervention are maternal depressive symptoms and the quality of mother-infants interactions.

  • EHS Latino Mothers: Reducing Depression and Improving Iinfant/Toddler Mental Health

    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    04/2006 to 08/2006
    Role: PI

    The purpose of this study is to test an intervention for reducing depression in Latina mothers who have children in Early Head Start.

  • "Alumbrando el Camino/Bright Moments:" A Curriculum for Staff Working with EHS Parents with Depressive Symptoms

    DHHS
    01/2006 to 12/2008
    Role: Investigator

    The project will develop and implement a curriculum that will strengthen EHS staff in reaching out to English and Spanish-speaking parents who have significant depressive symptoms.

  • Mother-Administered Interventions for VLBW Infants

    NIH/NINR
    R01 NR009418S
    09/2006 to 12/2008
    Role: PI

    The purpose of this minority supplement is to support Jada Brooks in her examination of the effect of maternal distress in the NICU on maternal sensitivity at 2 months corrected age.

  • Mother-Administered Interventions for VLBW Infants

    National Institutes of Health
    7R01-NR009418-02
    09/2005 to 06/2011
    Role: PI

    This study will examine the short- and long-term effects of two maternally administered interventions-- the auditory-tactile-visual-vestibular (ATVV) intervention and kangaroo care--for very-low-birthweight (VLBW) preterms on infant health and development, maternal psychological well-being, and the maternal-child relationship, in comparison with a control group and with each other. Administering one of these interventions will allow the mother to assume a specific role in the care of her infant in the hospital. Comparing the interventions will enable us to determine the relative importance of the direct effects of the interventions on the infant and the indirect effects through the mother.

  • Mother-Administered Interventions for VLBW Infants

    National Institutes of Health/NINR
    5R01-NR009418-03S1
    09/2005 to 06/2009
    Role: PI

    This study will examine the short- and long-term effects of two maternally administered interventions-- the auditory-tactile-visual-vestibular (ATVV) intervention and kangaroo care--for very-low-birthweight (VLBW) preterms on infant health and development, maternal psychological well-being, and the maternal-child relationship, in comparison with a control group and with each other. Administering one of these interventions will allow the mother to assume a specific role in the care of her infant in the hospital. Comparing the interventions will enable us to determine the relative importance of the direct effects of the interventions on the infant and the indirect effects through the mother.

  • Thermoregulation in ELBW infants

    American Nurses Foundation
    11/2004 to 06/2006
    Role: Sponsor

    The purpose is to explore the relationship between body temperature and oxygenation, acid-base balance, blood glucose, peripheral vasoconstriction, and heart rate for 10 ELBW infants during the transitional period.

  • Research training: Health care quality and patient outcomes

    NINR/NIIH
    09/2004 to 08/2009
    Role: Core Faculty

    The purpose of this institutional training grant is to provide research training to 10 pre-doctoral trainees and 6 post-doctoral fellows in the areas of quality health care and patient outcomes.

  • Human development: Interdisciplinary research training

    NICHD
    2 T32 HD007376
    05/2004 to 04/2009
    Role: Mentor Faculty

    The purpose of this project is to prepare researchers who understand the social/biological bases of human behavior across the life course and across generations and who conduct research relevant to the enhancement of competencies and the prevention of behavioral disorders.

  • A nursing support intervention with mothers of preterms

    NIH/NINR
    NR05263S
    09/2003 to 06/2006
    Role: PI

    The purpose of this minority supplement is support Theresa Chapple in her examination of mothers use of well-child and early intervention services.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summertime might mean vacations at the mountains, or the beach for some, but for the faculty of the School of Nursing, summer is anything but being laid back. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, they are engaged around the world expanding their knowledge and sharing their expertise.

We asked the classic question, “So what will you be doing during the summer break?” The following is just a snapshot of some of the answers we received about the activities keeping DUSON Faculty busy this summer:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kudos to Diane Holditch-Davis and her entire team for the submission of their Ohio State/PCORI application entitled "Enhancing Cultural and Clinical competency in primary care to improve shared Decision-making in childhood asthma." This proposal requests funding for a three-year period with a start date of August 1, 2014.

The focus of her work effort for the proposed project will be her expertise on video observation methods and coding of the video data over the duration of the study.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Diane Holditch-Davis submitted a subcontract application on a Georgia State University R01 application. This proposal requests funding for a five-year period with a start date of July 1, 2013. Dr. Holditch-Davis will provide expert guidance to the research team and serve as a resource about the specific target population particularly in the areas of maternal stress, preterm infant sleep-wake patterns, and maternal-child interactions. Dr.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Debra Brandon, Diane Holditch-Davis, and team submitted an NIH R21 application entitled "Cumulative Factors Influencing Late Preterm Infant Health Through Six Months" requesting funding for a two-year period with a start date of April 1, 2013. Only three studies have examined the psychological well-being of mothers of late preterm infants; only four studies, most of them conducted in the 1980s, compared parenting of late preterm infants to that of full-term infants.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A delegation of faculty from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will travel to China June 5-15 to participate in scholarly and cultural exchanges and to explore opportunities for educational exchange and research collaborations with top-tier Chinese educational and health care institutions.

Assistant Professor Brigit Carter and Marcus E. Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing Diane Holditch-Davis published an article entitled "Relationship of neonatal treatments with the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants" in Nursing Research.

A cadre of Duke faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students presented at the 26th Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference themed “Nurse Scientists as Crucial Partners to Health Delivery” February 22–25, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Symposia

In a Duke-led "Up Close and Penetrating: Case-based Approaches to Nursing Research" symposium:

Duke University School of Nursing is co-sponsoring the 2012 Beijing International Nursing Conference, June 7-10, 2012, in Beijing, China.

Associate professor Debra Brandon, postdoctoral student Kristin Tully, Associate Professor Susan Silva, Elizabeth P. Hanes Professor of Nursing Barbara Turner, and Marcus E.

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