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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

  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22861492 Medoff Cooper, B. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Verklan, M. T. and Fraser-Askin, D. and Lamp, J. and Santa-Donato, A. and Onokpise, B. and Soeken, K. L. and Bingham, D. Newborn clinical outcomes of the awhonn late preterm infant research-based practice project J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. Nov.-Dec., 2012 41(6); 774-785
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22968001 Elser, H. E. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Levy, J. and Brandon, D. H. The effects of environmental noise and infant position on cerebral oxygenation. Adv Neonatal Care. October, 2012 12 Suppl 5 S18-S27
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22984346 White-Traut, R. and Wink, T. and Minehart, T. and Holditch-Davis, D. Frequency of Premature Infant Engagement and Disengagement Behaviors During Two Maternally Administered Interventions Newborn Infant Nurs Rev. September, 2012 12(3); 124-131
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22565102 Thoyre, S. M. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Schwartz, T. A. and Melendez Roman, C. R. and Nix, W. Coregulated approach to feeding preterm infants with lung disease: Effects during feeding Nurs Res. July, 2012 61(4); 242-251
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22282155 Carter, B. M. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Tanaka, D. and Schwartz, T. A. Relationship of neonatal treatments with the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Nurs Res. March, 2012 61(2); 96-102
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22339774 Granger, B. B. and Prvu-Bettger, J. and Aucoin, J. and Fuchs, M. A. and Mitchell, P. H. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Roth, D. and Califf, R. M. and Gilliss, C. L. An academic-health service partnership in nursing: lessons from the field. J Nurs Scholarsh. March, 2012 44(1); 71-79
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 22092914 Brandon, D. H. and Tully, K. P. and Silva, S. G. and Malcolm, W. F. and Murtha, A. P. and Turner, B. S. and Holditch-Davis, D. Emotional responses of mothers of late-preterm and term infants. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. November, 2011 40(6); 719-731
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21909236 Elser, H. E. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Brandon, D. H. Cerebral Oxygenation Monitoring: A Strategy to Detect IVH and PVL. Newborn Infant Nurs Rev. September, 2011 11(3); 153-159 PMC3168549
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 22295181 Brooks, J. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Weaver, M. A. and Miles, M. S. and Engelke, S. C. Effects of secondhand smoke exposure on the health and development of african american premature infants. Int J Family Med. May 18, 2011 2011 165687 PMC3263834
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21477216 Brooks, J. L. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Landerman, L. R. and Miles, M. S. and Engelke, S. C. Exploring modifiable risk factors for wheezing in African American premature infants. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. May, 2011 40(3); 302-311 PMC3097315

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Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Assessment of biological & social risk in preterm infants

    NIH/NINR
    R55 NR01894
    09/1996 to 04/1998
    Role: PI

    The major goals of this project were to compare the effectiveness and clinical utility of four measures of biological risk in predicting the developmental and health outcomes of premature infants and to examine how these measures interact with social risks.

  • Development of sleep-wake states in premature infants.

    Ohmeda Research Grant from NAACOG
    09/1996 to 04/1988
    Role: PI

    The purpose of this study was to describe the development of sleep-wake state in infants over the preterm period in the neonatal intensive care unit environment.

  • Interventions for preventing and managing chronic illness

    NIH/NINR
    1 T32 NR07091
    09/1996 to 06/2006
    Role: Co-Director

    The purpose of this predoctoral and postdoctoral program is to prepare nurse researchers with a subspecialty in the development and testing of theory-based nursing interventions to prevent and/or manage chronic illness.
    Refunded for its third 5 years 2006-2011 (priority score 110) based on a proposal I co-wrote.

  • Symptom management intervention for mothers with HIV.

    NINR/NIH
    R01 NR 04416
    08/1996 to 07/1997
    Role: Co-I

    The purpose of this study was to test an HIV symptom management intervention for African American mothers with HIV.

  • Symptom management intervention for mothers with HIV.

    NINR, NIH
    P30 NR03962
    08/1996 to 07/1997
    Role: Co-I

    Pilot/feasibility study funded as part of research support center grant. The purpose of this study was to develop an HIV symptom management intervention for African American mothers with HIV.

  • Preventing/managing chronic illness in vulnerable people

    NIH/NINR
    1 P30 NR03962
    08/1994 to 05/2005
    Role: PI (5/04-4/05), Core Director (7/99-4/04), and Member of Scientific Core (9/94-7/99)

    The Center for Research on Preventing/Managing Chronic Illness will 1) develop investigators on chronic illness; 2) support ongoing research and initiate of chronic conditions in vulnerable individuals and groups; and 3) develop understanding of processes involved in preventing and managing chronic conditions.

  • A nursing support intervention with mothers of preterms

    NIH/NINR
    P30 NR03962
    09/1994 to 07/1996
    Role: PI

    Pilot/feasibility study funded as part of research support center grant (P30 NR03962). The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an intervention providing support to mothers of prematures from the time their infants are in intermediate care until they were 6 months of age. During phone calls and home visits, the intervention nurse helped mothers resolve emotional distress, support them in developing relationships with their infants, and help them identify acceptable resources to meet infant health and developmental needs.

  • Parental caregiving with infants seropositive for HIV

    NIMH - NIH
    R01 MH51019
    06/1993 to 05/1997
    Role: Co-PI

    The purpose of this study was to examine parental caregiving and developmental outcomes of infants of HIV positive women over the first 2 years of life.

  • Pregnancy in prison: Effect on relations between mother and baby.

    American Nurses Foundation
    01/1993 to 12/1993
    Role: Co-I

    The purpose of this study was to examine early parenting behaviors of women who are pregnant while they are incarcerated.

  • Processes of parental role attainment in parents of medically fragile infants.

    NINR, NIH
    R01 NR02868
    03/1992 to 02/1998
    Role: Co-PI

    The purpose of this study was to describe parental role attainment in mothers and fathers of medically fragile infants over the first 16 months after term.

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