Barbara Beacham, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

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, School of Nursing

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

Grants and Fellowships:2013 – 2015

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 Publicaions:

Refereed Journal Articles

  • 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.