Renee E. Sieving, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM

Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative

Renee E. Sieving

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-4527

Fax 612-625-7091

Office Address:
6-195A Weaver-Densford Hall

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

Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative

Director, Center for Adolescent Nursing, School of Nursing

Director, Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC)

Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health Nursing

Fellowship, University of Minnesota (Adolescent Health), 1991

PhD, University of Minnesota (Behavioral Epidemiology), 1996

MSN, University of Tennessee (Parent-Child Nursing), 1985

BA, Concordia University (Biology), 1983


Professional Associations

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


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Sieving’s research focuses on the application of a positive youth development paradigm to the design, implementation and evaluation of clinic­ and community based interventions focused on preventing multiple health risk behaviors during adolescence. She has recently served as principal investigator on three substantial programs of community ­engaged intervention research: a randomized trial of a clinic linked intervention focused on reducing risky sexual behaviors, violence involvement, and school failure among adolescent girls at high risk for early pregnancy; formative research and pilot testing of a culturally relevant teen parent program to promote positive development and prevent risky sexual behaviors among Latino youth; and a school based youth development intervention focused on preventing violence involvement and promoting school success among middle school students from resource-poor urban neighborhoods.

Statement of Advising Philosophy and Expectations for PhD Students

Statement of Advising Philosophy

Research Funding Grants

Project Title: Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center
Funding Agency: CDC
Role: Director, Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 9/14 - 9/19

Project Title: Encuentro youth development program: Community demonstration project
Funding Agencies: Carolyn Foundation, Saint Paul Foundation, UCare
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 9/14 - 5/16

Project Title: Understanding the Context of Northern Plains American Indian Teen Pregnancy
Funding Agency: National Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities, NIH
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 9/11 - 2/17

Project Title: Prime Time: Health Promotion for Multiple Risk Behaviors
Funding Agencies: CDC; National Institute for Nursing Research, NIH University of Minnesota Graduate School; University of Minnesota CTSI
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 9/98­ - 6/16

Project Title: Lead Peace Collaborative Middle Grades Service Learning Program
Funding Agencies: Best Buy Childrens' Foundation, WEM Foundation
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 12/09 - 6/15

Project Title: University of Minnesota Knowledge to Practice in Adolescent Health (MN- KPAH)
Funding Agency: HRSA MCHB
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 7/13 - 6/16

Project Title: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health
Funding Agency: HRSA MCHB
Role: Nursing Training Faculty
Project Dates: 7/02 - 6/17


Selected Publications:
  • Sieving R, Allen M, Galvan A, Rodriguez R, Beckman K, Castillo M, Gadea A, Jimbo­Llapa F, Porta C, Svetaz MV (in press). Encuentro: Feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of a culturally-­tailored teen­-parent health promotion program. Health Promotion Practice.
  • Porta C, Allen M, Hurtado GA, Padilla M, Arboleda M, Svetaz V, Balch R, Sieving R (2016). Honoring roots in multiple worlds: Professionals’ perspectives on healthy development of Latino youth. Health Promotion Practice, 17, 186­198.
  • Lando-­King E, McRee AL, Gower A, Schlafer R, McMorris B, Pettingell S, Sieving R (2015). Relationships between social emotional intelligence and sexual risk behaviors in adolescent girls. Journal of Sex Research, 52, 835-­840.
  • Sieving R, McRee AL, Secor­-Turner M, Garwick A, Bearinger L, Beckman K, McMorris B, Resnick M (2014). Prime Time: Long­-term sexual health outcomes of a clinic­-linked intervention. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health, 46, 91­-100.
  • Sieving R, McMorris B, Secor­-Turner M, Garwick A, Shlafer R, Beckman K, Oliphant J, Pettingell S, Seppelt A (2014). Prime Time: 18­-month violence outcomes of a clinic­-based intervention. Prevention Science, 15, 460-­472.
  • Sieving R, McRee AL, McMorris B, Beckman K, Pettingell S, Bearinger L, Garwick A, Oliphant J, Plowman S, Secor­-Turner M, Resnick M (2013). Prime Time: 24-month sexual health outcomes of a clinic-­linked intervention to prevent pregnancy risk behaviors. JAMA Pediatrics, 167, 333-­340.
  • Secor­-Turner M, McMorris B, Sieving R, Bearinger L (2013). Life experiences of instability and sexual risk behaviors among high risk adolescent girls. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health, 45, 101­-107.
  • Shlafer R, McMorris B, Sieving R, Gower A (2013).The impact of family and peer protective factors on girls’ violence perpetration and victimization. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52, 365­-371.
  • Polan J, Sieving R, McMorris B (2013). Are young adolescents emotional and social skills protective against involvement in violence and bullying behaviors? Health Promotion Practice, 14(4), 599-­606.
  • Stoddard S, Henly S, Sieving R, Bolland J (2011). Social connections, trajectories of hopelessness, and serious violence in impoverished urban youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(3), 278­-295.
  • Sieving R, McMorris B, Beckman K, Pettingell S, Secor-­Turner M, Kugler K, Garwick A, Resnick M, Bearinger L (2011). Prime Time: 12­-month sexual health outcomes of a clinic-based intervention to prevent pregnancy risk behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 49, 172­-179.
  • Bosma L, Sieving R, Ericson A, Russ P, Cavender L, Bonine M (2010). Elements for successful collaboration between K­-8 school, community agency, and university partners: The Lead Peace partnership. Journal of School Health, 80, 501-­507.
  • Bearinger L, Sieving R, Ferguson J, Sharma V (2007). Global perspectives on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents: patterns, prevention and potential. Lancet, 369, 1220-­31.
  • Sieving R, Eisenberg M, Pettingell S, Skay C (2006). Friends’ influences on adolescents’ first sexual intercourse. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 38(1), 13­-19.
  • 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.


Academic Interests and Focus

Youth health promotion; prevention of adolescent health risk behaviors; youth-friendly clinical services; quantitative research methods.

Teaching Areas

Adolescent Health Summer Institute; Critical Reading in Adolescent Health Scientific Literature


Adolescent Health Summer Institute

Critical Reading of Scientific Literature in Adolescent Health

Epidemiology in Nursing