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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

  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21243657 Holditch-Davis, D. and Miles, M. S. and Burchinal, M. R. and Goldman, B. D. Maternal role attainment with medically fragile infants: Part 2. relationship to the quality of parenting. Res Nurs Health. February, 2011 34(1); 35-48
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21243656 Miles, M. S. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Burchinal, M. R. and Brunssen, S. Maternal role attainment with medically fragile infants: Part 1. measurement and correlates during the first year of life Res Nurs Health. February, 2011 34(1); 20-34
  • 2011 -- Holditch-Davis, D. and Miles, M. S. Parenting research in nursing. In Encyclopedia of nursing research edited by Fitzpatrick, J. J. and Kazer, M. W.. 2011; pp. 374-376. : Springer. 2011 374-376
  • 2011 -- Miles, M. S. and Thoyre, S. and Beeber, L. and Engelke, S. and Weaver, M. A. and Holditch-Davis, D. Process evaluation of a nursing support intervention with rural African American mothers with preterm infants. In Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions edited by Lemelle, A. J. & Reed, W., and Taylor, S.. 2011; pp. 253-270. : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2011 253-270
  • 2011 -- Medoff-Cooper, B. and Holditch-Davis, D. Neurobehavioral development. In Encyclopedia of nursing research edited by Fitzpatrick, J. J. and Kazer, M. W.. 2011; pp. 314-317. : Springer. 2011 314-317
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20838082 Knobel, R. and Holditch-Davis, D. Thermoregulation and heat loss prevention after birth and during neonatal intensive-care unit stabilization of extremely low-birthweight infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 10(5 Suppl); S7-S14
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20920000 Cho, J. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Miles, M. S. Effects of gender on the health and development of medically at-risk infants J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 39(5); 536-549 PMC2951302
  • 2010 -- Holditch-Davis, D. Development of sleep and sleep problems in preterm infants (Rev. Ed.) In Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online] edited by Tremblay, R. E., Peters, R. DeV., Boivin, M., and Barr, R. G.. May 11, 2010; pp. 1-8. : Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. May 11, 2010 1-8
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20190867 Holditch-Davis, D. and Levy, J. Potential Pitfalls in Collecting and Analyzing Longitudinal Data From Chronically Ill Populations Newborn Infant Nurs Rev. March, 2010 10(1); 10-18 PMC2826814
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20043296 Beeber, L. S. and Holditch-Davis, D. and Perreira, K. and Schwartz, T. A. and Lewis, V. and Blanchard, H. and Canuso, R. and Goldman, B. D. Short-term in-home intervention reduces depressive symptoms in early head start Latina mothers of infants and toddlers Res Nurs Health. February, 2010 33(1); 60-76

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Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Relation of sleep-wake states of preterms to outcome at 3

    R29 NR01894
    08/1988 to 07/1994
    Role: PI

    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which neonatal sleep-wake behavioral patterns of preterm infants were predictive of 3-year developmental outcome.

  • The transition to parenting in infertile couples

    NINR, NIH
    R01 NR01707
    04/1988 to 03/1993
    Role: Co-I

    The purpose of this study was to describe, using grounded theory methods, the experiences of infertile couples as they become parents due to pregnancy or adoption and to compare their experiences with those of normally fertile couples.

  • The Carolina Institute for Infant Personnel Preparation.

    Collaborative agreement with U. S. Department of Education
    10/1986 to 09/1989
    Role: Co-I

    The purpose of this project was to examine interdisciplinary methods for preparing professionals for early intervention for children 0-3 years of age.

  • Development of sleep-wake states in premature infants

    Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant
    07/1986 to 12/1987
    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.

  • Center for innovation in health disparity research

    NINR/NIH
    P20 NR08369
    10/2002 to 06/2007

    The overall goal of the Center is to reduce health disparities by increasing capacity for culturally competent nursing research. The Center creates a partnership between a research-intensive majority serving institution (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WSSU and NCCU) in North Carolina. Through this partnership, the Center will mentor faculty and students, fund pilot studies, and develop and implement educational programs designed to promote innovative methodologies in the area health disparities research.

  • Exploratory center for the study of health behaviors in vulnerable youth.

    NIMH, NIH
    P20 MH49878
    04/1992 to 03/1996
    Role: Member of scientific core

    The purpose of this exploratory center was to build the infra-structure in the School of Nursing to conduct inter-disciplinary studies to reduce the health risks of vulnerable youths.

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