Linda Bearinger

Linda BearingerLinda H. Bearinger, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN, FSAHM
Professor, Nursing, Medicine (Pediatrics), Public Health
Director, Center for Adolescent Nursing, School of Nursing
Chair, University of Minnesota Faculty Senate Research Committee

Distinguished Teaching Professor, Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education, University of Minnesota

Recipient of the 2009-10 Minnesota Alumni Association Graduate/Professional Award

Academic Health Center Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota

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Office Location:
6-193 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Co-operative Membership:
Population Health and Systems

Center Memberships:
Center for Adolescent Nursing
Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

Educational Background:
BSN., Nursing, St. Olaf College
MS, Community Health Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Adolescent Health Post-Graduate Fellowship, Adolescent Health Program, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of Minnesota
PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

Teaching Interests:
Adolescent health
Maternal and child health
Public health nursing
Research development and implementation
Health promotion for vulnerable young people

Research Interests:
Specialty areas are health promotion and youth development with vulnerable adolescents, focused on sexual behavior, substance abuse and violence involvement; youth development for American Indian children and adolescents. (Recent grants and selected publications are listed below.)

Research and Education Grants:

Title of Project: Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center
Funding Agency: CDC (U48)
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 10/09-09/14

Title of Project: Prime Time: Health Promotion for Multiple Risk Behaviors
Funding Agency: NINR (R01)
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 06/06-03/11

Title of Project: Center for Health Trajectory Research
Funding Agency: NIH/NINR (P20)
Role: Dissemination Core Director (2005-2008)
Project Dates: 06/05-04/10

Title of Project: Career Advancement Program for K12 Clinical Research Scholars (CAPS)
Funding Agency: NIH-K12
Role: Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee, Chair, Evaluation of ’08 cohort
Project Dates: 01/05-07/11

Title of Project: Adolescent Health Protection Research Training
Funding Agency: DHHS/CDC, T01
Role: Program Director
Project Dates: 09/04-09/11

Title of Project: Bisexual Youth in Risk and Resilience Studies
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (R01)
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 09/01-08/04

Title of Project: STD/Pregnancy Protection - Sexually Active Adolescents
Funding Agency: DHHS/NIH, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01)
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 08/99-07/02

Title of Project: Protecting Urban American Indian Adolescent from Violence
Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (R03)
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 12/99-11/01

Title of Project: Community-University Partnership to Prevent Violence Among Youth
Funding Agency: CDC, Special Interest Project #22 (U48)
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 10/99-9/01

Title of Project: National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research & Training Center
Funding Agency: CDC
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 10/98-9/03

Title of Project: Adolescent Violence
Funding Agency: CDC (R01)
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 10/98-9/99

Title of Project: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)
Funding Agency: Maternal and Child Health Bureau/DHHS/HRSA (T71)
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 07/97-6/12

Title of Project: Center for Adolescent Nursing
Funding Agency: DHHS/HRSA/Maternal and Child Health Bureau (T80)
Role: Director
Project Dates: 07/93-06/13

Selected Publications:

Loveland-Cherry C, Bearinger LH, Taliaferro LA (2012). Give and take: Integrating the skills of critiques into doctoral nursing curricula. Research in Nursing and Health, 35(1), 1-3.

Bearinger LH, Sieving RE, Duke NN, McMorris BJ, Stoddard SA, Pettingell SL (2011). Adolescent condom use consistency over time: Global versus partner-specific measures. Nursing Research, 60(3S), S68-S78.

Clark TC, Robinson E, Crengle S, Fleming T, Ameratunga S, Denny SJ, Bearinger LH, Sieving RE, Saewyc EM (2011). Risk and protective factors for suicide attempt among indigenous Maori youth in New Zealand: The role of family connection as a moderation variable. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 7(1), 17-31.

Lagus KA, Bernat DH, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD, Eisenberg ME (2011). Parental perspectives on sources of sex information for young people. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49(1), 87-89.

Sieving RE, McMorris BJ, Beckman K, Pettingell SL, Secor-Turner M, Kugler K, Garwick AW, Resnick MD, Bearinger LH (2011). Prime Time: 12-month sexual health outcomes of a clinic-based intervention to prevent pregnancy risk behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49(2), 172-179. PMCID: PMC3143373

Sieving RE, Resnick MD, Garwick AW, Bearinger LH, Beckman KJ, Oliphant JA, Plowman S, Rush KR (2011). A clinic-based, youth development approach to teen pregnancy prevention. American Journal of Health Behavior, 35(3), 346-358.

Bearinger LH, Pettingell SL, Resnick MD, Potthoff SJ (2010). Reducing weapon-carrying among urban American Indian young people. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(1), 43-50.

Bearinger LH, Taliaferro L, Given B (2010). When R & R is not rest & recovery but revise & resubmit. Research in Nursing and Health, 33(5), 381-385.

Bernat DH, Harpin SB, Eisenberg ME, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD (2009). Parental support for the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 525-527.

Eisenberg ME, Bernat DH, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD (2009). Condom provision and education in Minnesota public schools: A Telephone survey of parents. Journal School of Health. 79, 416-424.

Saewyc EM, Homma Y, Skay C, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD, Reis E (2009). Protective factors in the lives of bisexual adolescents in North America. American Journal of Public Health, 99(1), 110-117.

Secor-Turner M, Kugler K, Bearinger LH, Sieving RE (2009). A global perspective of adolescent sexual and reproductive health: Context matters. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Arts Review, 20(30), 1005-1025.

Garcia CM, Skay CL, Sieving RE, Naughton S, Bearinger LH (2008). Family and racial factors associated with suicide and emotional distress among Latino students. Journal of School Health, 78(9), 487-495.

Pettingell SL, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD, Skay CL, Potthoff SJ, Eichhorn J (2008). Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(5), 465-476.

Eisenberg ME, Bernat DH, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD (2008). Support for comprehensive sexuality education: Perspectives from parents of school-age youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(2), 352-359.

Saewyc EM, Skay CL, Hinds P, Pettingell SL, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD, Reis E (2007). Suicidal ideation and attempts in North American school-based surveys: Are bisexual youth at increasing risk? Journal of LGBT Health Research, 3(2), 25-36.

Garcia, CM, Duckett LJ, Saewyc EM, Bearinger LH (2007). Perceptions of health among immigrant Latino adolescent from Mexico. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(2), 81-91.

Bearinger LH, Sieving RE, Ferguson BJ, Sharma V (2007). Global perspectives on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents: Patterns, prevention, and potential. Lancet, 369(9568), 1220-1231.

Sieving RE, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD, Pettingell S, Skay CL (2007). Adolescent dual method contraceptive use: Relevant attitudes, normative beliefs, and self-efficacy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(275e) 15-22.

Bearinger LH (2006). Beyond objective and balanced: Writing constructive manuscript reviews. Research in Nursing and Health, 29, 71-73.

Saewyc EM, Bearinger LH, McMahon G, Evans T. (2006). A national needs assessment of nurses providing health care to adolescents. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(5), 304-313.

Bearinger LH, Pettingell SL, Resnick MD, Skay CL, Potthoff SJ, Eichorn J (2005). Violence perpetration among urban American Indian youth: Can protection offset risk? Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 159(3), 270-277.

Bearinger LH, Resnick MD (2003). STI and pregnancy protection in adolescents: A review and framework for action. Journal of Adolescent Health, 32(5), 340-349.

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