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Phone: 612-624-4823
Email: CCFHPR@umn.edu
 

Center Membership

Eunice M. Areba, PhD, RN, PHN
Clinical Assistant Professor

612-624-9605
areba002@umn.edu

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Melissa D. Avery, PhD, APRN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Professor

612-624-5933
avery003@umn.edu

  • Maternal confidence for physiologic birth
  • Exercise and pregnancy
  • Interprofessional education

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Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD
Professor & Center Director

612-624-4823
fulke001@umn.edu

  • Family-based health promotion in community settings
  • Child/adolescent obesity prevention through family meals at home
  • Research methodology, evaluation, measurement and instrument development

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Casey Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS, CPON
Associate Professor

612-624-2972
hook0035@umn.edu

  • Interventions for fatigue and related symptoms in children with cancer
  • Physical performance and exercise in children with cancer
  • Development in children with chronic illness

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Melissa L. Horning, PhD, RN, PHN
Assistant Professor

612-624-1947
horn0199@umn.edu

  • Community-engaged, health promotion research with children, youth and families
  • Social ecological influences on adolescent health behaviors and nutrition
  • Public health nursing

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Jiwoo Lee, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

612-624-5198
leex5222@umn.edu

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Wendy S. Looman, PhD, RN, CNP
Professor

612-624-6604
looma003@umn.edu

  • Family health care nursing
  • Quality of life among children and youth with special health care needs
  • Care coordination for children with medical complexity

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Lauren Martin, PhD
Associate Professor

612-624-5646
mart2114@umn.edu

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Anne Chevalier McKechnie, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Assistant Professor

acmckech@umn.edu

  • Preparing process of expectant parents after fetal diagnoses
  • Adaptive work of parents caring for children born with complex health needs

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Barbara J. McMorris, PhD
Associate Professor

612-624-9909
mcmo0023@umn.edu

  • Prevention of risky health behaviors in adolescence
  • Promotion of health among vulnerable populations
  • Program evaluation, research methods and complex statistical modeling

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Barbara L. Peterson, PhD, RN, CNS
Clinical Associate Professor

612-624-0440
pete1389@umn.edu

  • Psychiatric and mental health problems in children/adolescents
  • Interprofessional graduate education; integrative psychiatric mental health
  • Trauma-related nightmares and post-traumatic stress in youth

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Carolyn M. Porta, PhD, MPH, RN SANE-A, FAAN
Professor, Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs

612-624-6179
porta@umn.edu

  • Promoting healthy physical and emotional trajectories into adulthood
  • Trans-disciplinary eco-health research to advance global health
  • Use of mHealth and photovoice strategies in health promotion

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Cheryl L. Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Professor

612-626-6450
rober007@umn.edu

  • Refugee trauma, stress and coping
  • Climate variability, conflict and forced migration
  • Community coping interventions

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Melissa A. Saftner, PhD, CNM, RN
Clinical Professor

218-726-8934
msaftner@umn.edu

  • Adolescent sexual risk behavior
  • American Indian health promotion
  • Confidence for physiologic birth

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Amanda Schuh, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor

612-624-6488
aschuh@umn.edu

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Samantha A. Sommerness, DNP, APRN, CNM
Clinical Associate Professor

612-624-9445 (Twin C
somme259@umn.edu

  • Improving the safety of mothers and infants in health care systems
  • Second Stage Labor: Implementation science and the quality improvement for positive clinical practice changes
  • Long-term connection with infant breastfeeding and childhood obesity

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Graduate Students

Kristin Elgersma
Christie Martin
Charles Osingada
Russell Spafford

Affiliate Members, Doctoral Students, and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Center invites University of Minnesota faculty from departments other than nursing, previous doctoral student members, and project staff involved in child and family research implementation, to apply for membership. Currently enrolled doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in child and family health promotion are also invited to apply for membership.  As members meet monthly in person and review confidential grant information, membership is only open to University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students.  There are no costs associated with membership in the CCFHPR.

Members can benefit from participation in a variety of activities, including research seminars, roundtables, mock grant reviews, manuscript reviews, collaborative activities with community agencies/organizations and social events.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of the CCFHPR, please complete the application form in REDCap.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jayne Fulkerson by telephone at 612-624-4823 or by email at fulke001@umn.edu.