Barbara Beacham, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative

Barbara Beacham

Contact Info

bbeacham@umn.edu

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 Family Health Cooperative


PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2013

MSN, Seton Hall University, 2003

BSN, Thomas Edison State College (Nursing), 1998

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

Summary

Barbara Beacham, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Beacham earned a PhD degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a post-doc fellowship in behavioral nursing research at Indiana University School of Nursing. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Seton Hall University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Thomas Edison State College. Her research focuses on the interaction between family management and self-care in children with chronic health conditions.

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star in Family Nursing Award, International Family Nursing Association Nominated. The International Family Nursing Association Awards recognize and celebrate IFNA members who provide outstanding contributions to transform health for families worldwide and advance the nursing of families, 2015.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Xi Chapter Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau Xi Chapter, 2012. Recognizes an MSN student who is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Xi Chapter, who demonstrates a high level of academic achievement, leadership, and service within the School of Nursing, University and/or the community.
  • Humanism in Healthcare Award, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, 2004
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2002
  • Helene Fuld School of Nursing Award for Commitment, Participation & Leadership in School & Class Activities, Helene Fuld School of Nursing, 1994

Professional Associations


Research

Research Summary/Interests

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

Research Funding Grants

University of Minnesota 

Award: Development of a Child Friendly Version of the Family Management Measure
Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara (Institutional Principal Investigator)
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: University of Minnesota Institution: University of Minnesota
Award Dates: 2018 - 2019 

Award: Do Authentic Writing Environments in Nursing (AWE in Nursing) Improve Nursing Student Learning Outcomes?
Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara (Co-Investigator)
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: University of Minnesota
Institution: University of Minnesota
Award Dates: 2016 - 2018 

Award: Families Preventing Diabetes Together
Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara (Co-Investigator)
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: University of Minnesota Foundation Institution: University of Minnesota
Award Dates: 2015 - 2017 

External Sources 

Award: Palliative Cancer Care: Music Video For AYA- Parent Communication and Resilience Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: National Cancer Institute Award Dates: 2014 - 2016 

Award: Indiana University: Training in Behavioral Nursing Research Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Nursing Research Award Dates: 2013 - 2015

Award: Injury in Latina Women After Sexual Assault: Moving Toward Health Care Equity Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Nursing Research Award Dates: 2011 - 2013 

Award: Children with Chronic Health Conditions: Perceptions of Family Management Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Nursing Research
Award Dates: 2010 - 2012
Status: Funded 

Award: Leadership Education and Policy (LEAP) Development Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: N/A Award Dates: 2010

Award: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Award Dates: 2009 - 2010

Award: Mothers as Caregivers for Survivors of Brain Tumors Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Nursing Research Award Dates: 2008 - 2010 

Award: Children with Chronic Conditions: Perceptions of Family Management Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara (Institutional Principal Investigator)
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter Research Grant Award Dates: 2009 

Award: Summer Nursing Research Institute
Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Award Dates: 2007 - 2008

Award: Research on Vulnerable Women, Children, and Families Project Investigators: Beacham, Barbara (Institutional Principal Investigator)
Status: Funded
Sponsoring Organization: National Institute of Nursing Research
Award Dates: 2006 - 2008

Publications

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.