Sandra Founds, CNM, FNP, PhD
Health Promotion and Development
School of Nursing|
440 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
ResearchAs a nurse midwife, I am interested in investigating complications of pregnancy. Specifically, I plan to examine gene expression in chorionic villi samples obtained from women who do and do not develop preeclampsia during their pregnancy. Differences in gene expression patterns may reflect genomic and proteomic interactions that contribute to the etiology of preeclampsia.
TeachingI teach NUR 1050: Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns & Families, and NUR 1720: Topics in Obstetrical Nursing to undergraduate students. In addition, I mentor doctoral students.
ServiceI’ve been a mentor of the local Board of Health in Massachusetts and the American College of Nurse Midwives Division of Research. I review manuscripts for Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Journal of Advanced Nursing, International Journal of Nursing Studies. I also serve as a member of Professional Practice Council, PUH. Within the School of Nursing I am a member of the Evaluation Steering Committee, the Faculty and Staff Welfare Committee, the BSN Council and the Evidence Based Task Force for Clinical Practice.
ClinicalAdvanced practice Certified Nurse Midwifery, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nurse Scientist
|PhD||University of Massachusetts Amherst-Worcester, MA|
|Clinical Research and Teaching, Nursing|
|MSN||Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH|
|Postgraduate||NIH/NINR and Georgetown University, Bethesda, MD|
|Postdoctorate||University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA|
|Research for Vulnerable Women, Children and Families|
|2007-present||Assistant Investigator, Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|2005-present||Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA|
|1996-2003||Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Nursing, Amherst, MA|