Ann E. Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT, FAAN

Professor, Child and Family Health Cooperative,

Ann E. Garwick

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-1141

Fax 612-626-6606

Office Address:
6-112 Weaver-Densford Hall

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

Professor, Child and Family Health Cooperative

Cora Meidl Siehl Endowed Chair in Nursing Research

PhD, University of Minnesota (Family Social Science), 1991

MS, University of Colorado, 1973

BS, St. Olaf College, 1971


Awards & Recognition

Dove Mentor Award 2018

Outstanding Nurse Researcher Award - Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine Outstanding Nurses 2018

Professional Associations


Research Summary/Interests

Specialty areas include family stress and coping; Children with special health care needs; Cross-cultural health and culturally competent care; Family health and care-giving; Asthma management.

Research Funding Grants

  • New Ulm at Home (NU-HOME) Purpose: To test the effectiveness of the NU-HOME program, a family-based health promotion intervention to prevent excess weight gain among 7-10 year old children in rural communities. Role: Principal Investigator
  • School Nurse-Directed Secondary Obesity Prevention for Elementary School Children Purpose: To reduce excessive weight gain among 8 to 11 year old children who are overweight or at risk of overweight by increasing healthy dietary practices and physical activity levels and decreasing sedentary practice with a school-based, school nurse-directed weight management program. Role: Co-Investigator/UMN subcontract (site) PI
  •  NRSA Training Core Purpose: To improve human health by catalyzing and accelerating the translation of research to the community by developing, implementing and continually improving a training program for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees that integrates a mentored research experience, an individualized curriculum, and professional development activities that focus on team-based research and effective collaboration and communication with the larger community. Role: PI
  • New Ulm at Home (NU-HOME) Administrative Supplement Purpose: To support the education and training of Ms. Yazmin Cespedes in advanced data collection skills, measurement of fidelity of community-based interventions, adaptation of interventions for culturally diverse populations, and completion of a defined research project that includes data analysis and scientific writing. Role: Primary Mentor
  • Future of Nursing Scholars Purpose: To provide funds for research, education and training for nursing PhD students. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Future of Nursing Scholars Purpose: To provide funds for research, education and training for nursing PhD students. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Jonas Nurse Scholar Program Purpose: To provide funds for leadership and research training for nursing PhD students. Role: Principal Investigator
  • University of Minnesota Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Purpose: To support the training of assistant professors at the University of Minnesota to become leaders in women’s health research. Role: Advisory Committee Member
  • Minnesota Obesity Prevention Training (MNOPT) Purpose: To train students in obesity prevention research and treatment. Role: Co-Investigator/Mentor
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Purpose: To train future leaders (MD/PhD) in academic medicine who will combine clinical medicine with the discovery of new knowledge through research. Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Healthy Weight Promotion in Youth and Families from Diverse Communities: An Applied Epidemiology Training Program Purpose: To train future scientists for successful research careers aimed at ensuring positive weightrelated health among youth and families from diverse communities. Role: Faculty Mentor, Executive Committee Member 


Brown, C., Looman, W. S., & Garwick, A. E. (2019). School Nurse Perceptions of Nurse–Family Relationships in the Care of Elementary Students With Chronic Conditions. The Journal of School Nursing, 35(2), 96–106.


Academic Interests and Focus

Research design; Family assessment and intervention; Children with special health care needs; Stress and coping