458 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
My research focuses on issues related to childhood obesity in families with young children. The overall goal of my program of research is to promote child health in vulnerable populations across cultures through sustainable family-focused interventions addressing eating and activity behaviors in families with young children.
I am certified as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). I have practiced in pediatric primary care outpatient and home-based settings.
Past teaching includes primary care issues in pediatric nurse practitioner programs and health promotion/risk reduction theory for graduate students, as well as undergraduate nursing courses.
I am a member of the International Family Nursing Association (INFA), The Obesity Society (TOS), and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Through NAPNAP, I am presently secretary for Michigan NAPNAP as well as a member of the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (AFPNP), the Childhood Obesity SIG and Global Health SIG. I am also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses.