Renee Sieving, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN
6-189B Weaver-Densford Hall
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Population Health and Systems
Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research
Center for Adolescent Nursing
BA, 1983, Biology, Concordia University, River Forest, IL
MSN, 1985, Parent-Child Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Fellowship, 1991, Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
PhD, 1996, Behavioral Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Adolescent Health Summer Institute
Critical Reading in Adolescent Health Scientific Literature
Specialty areas are youth health promotion; prevention of multiple health risk behaviors (sexual risks, violence involvement, school drop-out) among adolescents. (Recent grants and selected publications are listed below.)
Research and Educational Grants:
Project Title: Adolescent Health Protection Research Training
Funding Agency: CDC
Project Date(s): 10/07-9/09
Project Title: Healthy Youth Development- Prevention Researech Center
Funding Agency: CDC
Role: Faculty: Co-Investigator; Deputy Director
Project Date(s): 9/04-9/09
Project Title: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health
Funding Agency: MCHB HRSA
Role: Faculty: Nursing Training Faculty
Project Date(s): 7/07-6/12
Project Title: Center for Healthy Youth Development
Funding Agency: CDC
Project Title: Prime Time: Health Promotion for Multiple Risk Behaviors
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Nursing Research
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Date(s): 6/06-3/11
Widome, R.,Sieving, R. E.,, Harpin, S., Hearst, M. (2008). Neighborhodd connection and violence in adolescents.Journal of Adolescent Health, 43(5), 482-489.
Garcia, C., Skay, C.,Sieving, R. E.,Naughton, S., Bearinger, L. (2008). Family and racial factors associated with suicide and emotional distress among Latino students.Journal of School Health, 78(9), 487-495.
Duke, N.,Sieving, R. E., Pettingell, S., Skay, C. (2008). Associations between health screening questions and sexual risk behaviors in adolescent female clinic patients: identifying a brief question format to yield critical information.Clinical Pediatrics, 47(6), 564-572.
Sieving, R. E., Widome, R. (2008). Towards preventing youth violence: Engaging urban middle school students in community service learning.CURA Reporter, 38(1), 12-17.
Widome, R.,Sieving, R. E., Secor-Turner, M. (2008). Young adolescent responses to different question formats assessing race/ethnicity (letter to the editor).Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(2), 421.
Sieving, R. E., Bearinger, L., Resnick, M., Pettingell, S., Skay, C. (2007). Adolescent dual method use: Relevant attitudes, normative beliefs and self-efficacy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(3), 275.e15-275.e22.
Eisenberg, M., Bearinger, L., Sieving, R. E., Swain, C., Resnick, M. (2006). Parent communication with adolescents about sexual behavior: A missed opportunity for prevention? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35(6), 893-902.
Sieving, R. E., Eisenberg, M. E., Pettingell, S., & Skay, C. (2006). Friends' influence on adolescents' first sexual intercourse. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 38(1), 13-19.
Sieving, R. E., Hellerstedt, W., Fee, R., McNeely, C., Snyder, J., Resnick, M. (2005). Reliabiltity of self-reported contraceptive use and sexual behaviors among adolescent girls. Journal of Sex Research, 42(2), 159-167.
Eisenberg, M., Swain, C., Bearinger, L., Sieving, R. E., Resnick, M. (2005). Parental notification laws for minors' access to contraception: What do parents say? Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 159, 120-125.
Garwick, A., Nerdahl, P., Banken, R., Bretl, L., Sieving, R. E. (2004). Risk and protective factors for sexual risk taking among adolescents involved in Prime Time. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 19(5), 340-350.
Eisenberg, M. E., Bearinger, L. H., Sieving, R. E., Swain, C., & Resnick, M. D. (2004). Parents' beliefs about condoms and oral contraceptives: Are they medically accurate? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 36(2), 50-57.
Sieving, R., Resnick, M., Fee, R., Oliphant, J., Pettingell, S., Russ, P., et al. (2003). Prime Time: A youth development approach to preventing negative sexual health outcomes [Abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, 32(2), 154.
McNeely C, Shew M, Beuhring T, Sieving R, Miller B, Blum R (2002). Mothers' influence on adolescents' sexual debut. Journal of Adolescent Health, 31(3), 256-265.
Sieving R, Beuhring T, Resnick M, Shew M, Bearinger L, Ireland M, Blum R (2001). Development of adolescent self-report measures from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 28(1), 73-81.
Hellerstedt W, Fee R, McNeely C, Sieving R, Shew M, Resnick M (2001). Pregnancy feelings among adolescents awaiting pregnancy test results. Public Health Reports, 116, 180-193.
Sieving R, Maruyama G, Williams C, Perry C (2000). Pathways to adolescent alcohol use: Potential mechanisms of parent influence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 10(4), 489-514.
Sieving R, McNeely C, Blum R (2000). Maternal expectations, mother-child connectedness, and adolescent sexual debut. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 154, 809-816.
Sieving R, Perry C, Williams C (2000). Do friendships change behaviors--or--do behaviors change friendships? Directions of influence in adolescent alcohol use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 26(1), 27-35.
Shew M, Hellerstedt W, Sieving R, Smith A, Fee R (2000). Prevalence of home pregnancy testing in adolescents. American Journal of Public Health, 90(6), 974-976.
Blum R, Beuhring T, Shew M, Bearinger L, Sieving R,Resnick M (2000). The effects of race/ethnicity, income, and family structure on adolescent risk behaviors. American Journal of Public Health, 90(12), 1879-1884.
Resnick M, Bearman P, Blum R, Bauman K, Harris K, Jones J, Tabor J, Buehring T, Sieving R, Shew M, Ireland M, Bearinger L, Udry R (1997). Protecting adolescents from harm: findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. Journal of the American Medical Association, 278(10), 823-832.
Sieving R, Resnick M, Bearinger L, Remafedi G, Harmon B, Taylor B (1997). Cognitive and behavioral predictors of sexually transmitted disease risk behavior among sexually active adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 151(3), 243-251.
Sieving R, Zirbel-Donisch S (1990). Development and enhancement of self-esteem in children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 4, 290-296.
Sieving R (1988). The timing of the measles vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa. International Nursing Review, 35, 17-20.