Willa M. Doswell, PhD

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Willa Doswell

I. Identifying Information

Name: Dr. Willa M. Doswell
E-mail: wdo100@pitt.edu

II. Past Education/Training

Undergraduate College, Degree, Date: Loma Linda University, BSN, 1968
Graduate University (Ies), Degrees, Dates: New York University, M.A., 1975; PhD, 1982
MFP Period Of Support: 1975-82
Other Training, Certification, Etc.:
1986-1988 Postdoctoral Fellow, Measurement & Evaluation Workshop, University of Maryland
1987 1991,1992 Postdoctoral Fellow, Neonatal Nursing Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

III. Career Goals And Interests

Major Career Goals: Academic Researcher
Long-Term Research Interests: Research on cultural, spiritual and reproductive and mental health behavior issues with African American early adolescent girls

Publications/Papers (List):
Doswell, W.M. (1989). Physiologic responses to stress. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 7, 51-69.

Doswell, W.M. (1989). The process of measuring patient outcomes. The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 20,(3), 20-21.

Millor, G.K., Carter, L., Doswell, W.M., Jacobsen, L., Levin, R.F., & Shortridge, L. (1991). Cognitive skills and developmental competencies for conducting research critiques. The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 20(3), 12-16.

Doswell, W.M. (1993). The nursing research internship program: Providing research training in the clinical setting. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 24(3), 11-14.
Doswell, W., & Vandestienne, G. (1996). The use of focus groups to examine pubertal concerns in preteen girls: Initial findings and implications for practice and research. Issues in Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 14, 103-120.

Doswell, W., Millor, G., & Thompson, H. (1998). Self-image and self-esteem in African-American preteen girls: Implications for mental health. In Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 19, 1, 71-94.

Doswell, W., & Erlen, J. (1998). Multicultural issues and ethical concerns in the delivery of nursing care interventions. Nursing Clinics of North America, 33, 2, 353-61.

Doswell, W. (1999). Adolescent sexuality in girls. In Health status of African Americans in Pittsburgh. (Bang, R. & Mason, M. (Eds.). Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Urban League.

Doswell, W. (1999). Viewpoint: After Littleton. American Journal of Nursing, 99(10), p.9. Dunbar-Jacob, J., Erlen, J., Schlenk, E., Ryan, C., Sereika, S., & Doswell, W. (2000). Adherence in chronic disease. Annual review of Nursing Research, 18, 48-90.

Doswell, W. (2000). Promotion of sexual health in the American cultural context: Implications for health promotion in school age African American girls. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 11, 1, 51-57.

Dunbar-Jacob, J., Erlen, J., Schlenk, E., Ryan, C., Sereika, S., & Doswell, W. (2000). Adherence in chronic disease. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 18, 48-90.

Doswell, W. (December, 2002). Overview of middle childhood in societal context: Implications for research and practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 17, (6), 392-401.

Doswell, W. (2001). The NIA Girls' Group: A program initiative to reduce pregnancy behavior risk. In H. White & A. Ford (Eds.). Health praxis and minority communities, (pp. 39-49). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Center for Minority Health.

Doswell, W. (2002). Health disparities: Two Pathways. [Editorial] Research in Nursing & Health, 25, 1-2.

Doswell, W., & Braxter, B. (2002). Risk-taking behaviors in early adolescent minority women: Implications for research and practice. Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing, 31, (4), 2-9.

Doswell, W. (October, 2002). The National Child Study. SRCD Developments, 45 (4), 1, 11.

Doswell, W. (2002). Women's health issues across the lifespan. The Jamaican Nurse, 40, (2), 10-14. Doswell, W. (2003). Adolescent Sexuality. In T. P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion. New York: Plenum Publishers.

Doswell, W. (2004). The NIA Group: A program of self-development for preadolescent African American Girls: A novel approach to nursing leadership in community health. Nursing Leadership Forum, vol. 8 (3).

Doswell, W., Kim, Y., Braxter, B. Taylor, J., Kitutu, J. & Hsu, A. (2003). Models of early teen sexual behavior: What the research tells us about mother's influence on sexual behavior in early adolescent girls. The Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 7, (2), pp. 56-60.

Jones, M.A., Schlenk, E.A., Doswell, W. M., Tull, E., Kitutu, J.M., Sereika, S.M. & Dunbar-Jacob, J. (2003). Differences in subjective norms, illness perception, spirituality, and religiosity in African Americans and whites with hypertension. Circulation, 108 (17, Suppl. IV), IV-382.

Professional Practice Interests: Adolescent Medicine

IV. Past Professional Work Experiences (major)

1994-1999: Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing (nonprofit-teaching/research)
1999-Present: Associate Director, Development and Dissemination Core; Center for Research, Chronic Disorders, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
1998-Present: Ad hoc Reviewer, NIH/NINR IRG-K01 Awards (nonprofit, research)
2003-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing (nonprofit, teaching/research)


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