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Becky J. Christian, PhD, RN

Becky J. Christian, PhD, RN

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Christian, BJ. (2011). Psychoeducational interventions for families. (Chp.) In Encyclopedia of Family Health, MJ. Craft-Rosenberg, (Ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (data-based, refereed).

Articles in Refereed Journals († Senior author) (* Student)

Christian, BJ. (2014). Translational research – The essential interface between pediatric nurses and parents: Advancing pediatric nursing practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(5), XXX. (data-based, synthesis)(refereed)(submitted 07/16/14).

Christian, BJ. (2014). Translational research – Changing the landscape of pediatric nursing. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(4), XXX. (data-based, synthesis)(refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2014). Translational research – Transforming the quality of pediatric nursing. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(3), XXX. (data-based, synthesis)(refereed).

†Pearce, PF., Christian, BJ., Smith, S., & Vance, D. (2014). Research methods for graduate students: A practical framework to guide teachers and learners. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 26(1), 19-31. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12080 (refereed).

*Feeley, CA., Turner-Henson, A., Christian, BJ., Avis, KT., Heaton, K., Lozano, D., & Su, X. (2014, in press) Sleep quality, depressive symptoms, and stress in maternal caregivers of young children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Research in Nursing & Health. (data-based, refereed).

*Luther, B. & Christian BJ. (2014, in press). Preventing overweight for school-age children with Spina Bifida. Journal of Pediatric Nursing (submitted 01/10/14). (data-based, refereed).

*O’Keefe, LC., Brown, KC., & Christian, BJ. (2014, in press). Policy perspectives on occupational stress. Workplace Health & Safety. (accepted 03/17/14). (refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2014). Translational research – Evidence to enhance the quality of pediatric nursing practice and health outcomes for children and their families. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(2), 177-179.
doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.01.005.
(data-based, synthesis)(refereed).

*Feeley, CA., Turner-Henson, A., Christian, BJ., Avis, KT., Heaton, K., Lozano, D., & Su, X. (2014). Sleep quality, stress, caregiver burden, and quality of life in maternal caregivers of young children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29(1), 29-38. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2013.08.001. (data-based, refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2014). Multidimensional nature of caregiving: Translating research into everyday practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29(1), 83-85. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2013.10.014. (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

†Pearce, PF., Christian, BJ., Smith, S., & Vance, D. (2013). Research methods for graduate students: A practical framework to guide teachers and learners. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, August [epub ahead of print] (refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2013). Translational research – The interplay between research and nursing practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(6), 613-615. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2013.09.003. (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

*Omohundro, T., & Christian, BJ. (2014, in press). Implementation Analysis and Evaluation of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Care Delivered in an Army Medical Center Diabetes Patient-Centered Medical Home Approach. Federal Practitioner. (data-based, refereed).

*Feeley, CA., Turner-Henson, A., Christian, BJ., Avis, KT., Heaton, K., Lozano, D., & Su, X. (2013). Sleep quality, stress, caregiver burden, and quality of life in maternal caregivers of young children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Aug 30, doi: pii: S0882-5963(13)00241-8. 10.1016/j.pedn.2013.08.001. [epub ahead of print] (data-based, refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2013). Translational research – The imperative for integrating evidence into pediatric nursing practice to improve health outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(5), 508-510 (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2013). Translational research – The value of new evidence for improving the quality of pediatric nursing practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(4), 411-412 (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

†Vance, DE., *Talley, M., Azuero, A., Patricia Pearce, PF., & Christian, BJ. (2013). Conducting an article critique for a quantitative research study: Perspectives for doctoral students and other novice readers. Nursing: Research and Review, 67-75. (refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2013). Rebirth and renewal through research – New evidence and strategies for improving the quality of pediatric nursing care. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(3), 305-308 (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2013). The essence of pediatric nursing – Translating evidence to improve pediatric nursing care for children, their parents and families. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(2), 193-195. (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2013). Making connections:  The linkage between research and practice – Evidence for improving the quality of pediatric nursing. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(1), 95-97. (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

*Linder, LA., & Christian, BJ. (2013). Nighttime sleep characteristics of hospitalized school-age children with cancer. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 18(1),13-24. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12005. epub 2012
Nov 27. (data-based) (refereed).

Christian, B.J. (2012). The imperative for synthesizing evidence for pediatric nursing research and practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(4), 425-427. (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

*Linder, LA., & Christian, BJ. (2012). Nighttime sleep disruptions, the hospital care environment, and symptoms in school-age children with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 553-561. doi: 10.1188/12.onf (data-based) (refereed).

Christian BJ. (2012). Evaluating the quality of interventions: Improving pediatric nursing practice through research. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(6), 767-769. (data-based, synthesis).

Christian, BJ. (2012). Improving the lives of children and their families-integrating clinical research into everyday pediatric nursing practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(5), 594-7. (data-based, synthesis).

Christian, BJ. (2012). Translational research – Improving everyday pediatric nursing practice through research and evidence-based practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(3), 280-282. (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2012). Translating research into everyday practice – The essential role of pediatric nurses. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(2), 184-185. (data-based, synthesis)(refereed).

Christian, BJ. (2012). Practice makes perfect: Research makes perfect practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(1), 90-91. (data-based, synthesis) (refereed).


Educational Background

  • 1989: PhD in Nursing, The University of Texas in Austin, Austin, Texas
  • 1983: Nursing Child Assessment Training (NCAST), The University of Washington, School of Nursing Satellite Program
  • 1979: MSN, The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
  • 1975: BSN, The University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

Honors & Awards

  • 2009-present: Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • 2011: Top 10 Article Impact Factor, Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • 2011: Top 10 Article Impact Factor, Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • 2011: Excellence in Writing Award for Quantitative Research, Cancer Nursing
  • 2011: Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Writing Award for Quantitative Research
  • 2009-present: Senior Scientist - UAB Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research Center
  • 2009-present: Senior Scientist - UAB Minority Health Research Center (MHRC)
  • 1992-present: Journal Reviewer - Nursing Research (2008-present), Journal of Pediatric Nursing (1992-1994, 1998-present), Qualitative Health Research Journal (2007-present), Journal of Child Health Care (2010-present), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2007-present), Pediatric Nursing (1993-2003), Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing (2011-present), Journal of Social Work and Healthcare (2011-present)
  • 2008: Visiting Scholar, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing, Birmingham, Alabama
  • April, 2008: Excellence as a Research Mentor, Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Rho Chapter, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • April, 2007: Anna M. Shannon Research in Mentorship Award, The Western Institute of Nursing, 40th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Portland, Oregon
  • 2007-2010: Assistant Editor and Editorial Board, Qualitative Health Research Journal
  • 1979-present: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • 1975-present: American Nurses Association (ANA), member
  • 1990-1992: ANA Council on Maternal-Child Nursing, member
  • 1990-2000: ANA Council of Nursing Researchers, member
  • 2005-present: ANA Council for Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), member
  • 2009-present: Alabama Nurses Association, member
  • 2003-2009: Utah Nurses Association, member
  • 1992-2003: North Carolina Nurses Association, member
  • 1987-present: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, member
  • 1979-present: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, member
  • 2006-present: STTI, Gamma Rho Chapter - Research Committee, Chair (2006-present), Co-Chair (2004-2006), Executive Board Member (2004-present)
  • 1992-present: Society of Pediatric Nurses, member
  • 1998-2003: Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), member
  • 2009-present: SNRS, Family Interest Group (FIG), member
  • 1998-present: Society for Research in Child Development, member
  • 2003-present: Western Institute of Nursing, member
  • 2003-present: Western Institute of Nursing, Research Abstract Review Panel
  • 2003-present: Western Institute of Nursing, Research Poster Judge
  • 2014-present: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), member
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