Barbara Beacham, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Child and Family Heath Cooperative,

Barbara Beacham

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-6658

Office Address:
6-175 Weaver-Densford Hall

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

Assistant Professor, Child and Family Heath Cooperative

PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2013

MSN, Seton Hall University (Pediatric Care Nurse Practioner), 2003

BSN, Thomas Edison State College (Nursing), 1998

AS, Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Mercer County Community College, 1994


Professional Associations


Research Summary/Interests

Family management of children with chronic health conditions, development of self-care and health care autonomy, mixed methods

Research Funding Grants

Grant-In-Aid UMN
Development of a Child Friendly Version of the Family Management Measure, 2018-2019

Horning, Melissa (PI)
Role: Co-Investigator
Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing grant. University of Minnesota
Do Authentic Writing Environments in Nursing (AWE in Nursing) Improve Nursing Student Learning Outcomes? 2016-2018

Fulkerson, Jayne (PI)
Role: Co-Investigator, Family Management Measure Expertise; 5% Effort
University of Minnesota Foundation
Families Preventing Diabetes Together, 2015-2017

Post-doctoral Fellow
(T32NR007066-22) Indiana University: Training in Behavioral Nursing Research
S.M. Rawl, Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator
(1F31NR011524-01) Children with Chronic Health Conditions: Perceptions of Family Management, July, 2010 – December, 2012
Pre-doctoral Fellow, Center for Health Equity Research, The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
J.A. Deatrick, Sponsor

Leadership Education and Policy (LEAP) Development
The University of Pennsylvania School of NursingDr. Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Program Director

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) The Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaDr. Sharon Barton, mentor

Principal Investigator
Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter Research Grant ($2,035),
Children with Chronic Conditions: Perceptions of Family Management

Pre-doctoral Fellow. Summer Nursing Research Institute
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Dr. Loretta Sweet-Jemmott and Dr. Janet Deatrick, Co-directors

Pre-doctoral Fellow
(T32NR007100-10) Research on Vulnerable Women, Children, and Families.
J.A. Deatrick, Principal Investigator. Loretta S. Jemmott Co-Director


Selected Publications:

  • Regueira, Y., Fargo, J.D., Tiller, D., Brown, K., Clements, C., Beacham, B., Brignone, E., & Sommers.(under review). Comparison of skin biomechanics and skin color in Puerto Rican and non-PuertoRican women. Puerto Rican Health Sciences Journal.
  • Sommers, M.S., Fargo, J.D., Regueira, Y., Brown, K., Beacham, B., Perfetti, A., Everett, J., & Margolis, D.(under review). Are the Fitzpatrick skin phototypes valid for skin cancer risk assessment in a raciallyand ethnically diverse sample of women? Ethnicity and Disease.
  •  Landon, L. Crane, S. Nance, S, Stegenga, K., Cherven, B., Perez Prade, L. Butrum, K., Beacham, B.,Haase, J. (accepted for publication) Engaging Clinical Nurses in Research: Nurses’ExperiencesDelivering a Communication Intervention in a Behavioral Oncology Clinical Trial. Nursing Administration Quarterly.
  • Beacham, B.L. & Deatrick, J.A. (Accepted for publication) Adapting the FamilyManagement StylesFramework to Include Children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • Horning, M. L., Schneider, R., Beacham, B.L., McKechnie, A. C., Kirk, L., Emery, D., Lindquist,R. (accepted for publication). Appreciation of the research-practice link: Using an authenticlearningenvironment for a writing-intensive nursing course. Nursing Education Perspectives
  • Lucas, M.S., Brawner, B.M., Hardie, T.L., Beacham, B.L., Paidipati, C., Diaz, M., Lauer, A., Hobbie, W.L., Deatrick, J.A. (2015). Assessing suicidal ideation and behaviors among survivors of childhood brain tumors and their mothers during sociobehavioral research. Oncology Nursing Forum 42(5): E319-E329. DOI:10.1188/15.ONF.42-05AP. PMCID: PMC4548293.
  • Beacham, B.L. & Deatrick, J.A. (2015). Children with chronic conditions: Perspectives on condition management. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. PMID:25458105, doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.10.011
  • Sommers, M.S., Beacham, B.L., Baker, R.B., & Fargo, J.D. (2013). Intra- and inter-rater reliability of digital image analysis for skin color measurement. Skin Research & Technology, 19(4), 484-491. doi:10.1111/srt.12072
  • Beacham, B, & Deatrick, J. (2013) Health care autonomy in children with chronic conditions: Implications for self-care and family management. Nursing Clinics of North America, 48(2), 305-317. PMID: 23659815, doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2013.01.010
  • Alexander, K.A., Dovydaitis, T., Beacham, B., Bohinski, J.M., Brawner, B.M., Clements, C.P., Everett, J.S., Gommes, M.M., Harner, H., McDonald, C.C., Pinkston, E., and Sommers, M.S. (2011). Learning health equity frameworks within a community of scholars. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(10), 569-574.
  • Books Chapters Invited
  • Deatrick, J., & Beacham, B. (2011). Chronic illness and family management style. In Martha Craft-Rosenberg (Ed.),Encyclopedia of family health. Sage Publications.
  • Deatrick, J., & Beacham, B. (2011). Coping management styles in families. In Martha Craft-Rosenberg (Ed.),Encyclopedia of family health. Sage Publications.
  • Beacham, B. & Synder, B. (contributors) (2004). Health promotion and illness prevention in the adolescent female. In B.H. Mayer & J. Munden (eds.) Women’s health: A guide to health promotion and disorder management. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.