M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

Professor, Associate Chief of Nursing for Research, University of Louisville Hospital & Brown Cancer Center
mclogs01@louisville.edu
502.852.8386

 

 

Education:

  • 1999-2000: Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania
  • 1998: Postmasters Certificate in Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Louisville
  • 1990: PhD of Nursing Science - Indiana University
  • 1977: Master of Science in Nursing - Indiana University
  • 1975: Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Spalding University

Educational Interests:

  • Research Scholar Program
  • Nursing Leadership and Management (International course in Scotland)
  • Global Health (International course taught in Scotland)
  • Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (Theory)
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Tract, courses I and II (Clinical Management Courses)
  • Research and Scholarly Writing
  • Advanced Practice Roles

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Association of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (NPWH)
  • Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
  • Kentucky Nurses Association
  • KY Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Leadership in Professional Organizations:

  • Maternal Mental Health Steering Group. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology/AWHONN. Interdisciplinary review body for all developed work products. 2015-2016.
  • Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)/Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing, Expert Panel, Maternal Mortality 2014-2016.
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
    Co-chair, Nursing Research Council, 2014-2017
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International 1975-present
    Chair, Clinical Partnership Award Judging Committee, 2017
  • Kentucky Representative, Nurses on Boards Coalition 2017

National and International Scientific Reviewer Experience:

  • 2017 February. Invited reviewer. National Institute of Health. ZRG1 RPHB-R 80 A, Risk, Prevention, and Health Behavior AREA (R15) Review
  • 2016. Invited reviewer. Pilot projects. National Institute of Health funded, Build EXITO Project (Enhance Cross-Disciplinary Infrastructure Training at Oregon). Portland State University. Portland, Oregon.
  • 2016. Invited reviewer. Bureau of Health Workforce. HRSA-16-069: Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students.
  • 2016 June. Invited reviewer. National Institute of Health. Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2016/08 ZRG1 RPHB-R (12) B. Small business: Psycho/Neuropathology, Life Span Development, and STEM Education.
  • 2016 November. Invited reviewer. National Institute of Health. Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2016/08 ZRG1 RPHB-R (12) B. Small business: Psycho/Neuropathology, Life Span Development, and STEM Education.

Recent Publications:

*Caraballo, A., Myers, J., Baisch, K., Jones, K., Vogt, K., Evanow, K., & Logsdon, M.C. (2016). Mental health treatment in rural adolescent mothers. Kentucky Nurse, 64(3), 3-4.

*Davis, D.W., Myers, J., Logsdon, M.C. & Bauer, N. (2016). The relationship among caregiver depressive symptoms, parenting behavior, and family centered care.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(2),121-132.

*Logsdon, M.C., Spalding, G., Stikes, R., & Myers, J. (2016). Research Champions: An initiative to improve use of research evidence in nursing practice. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 32(2), E1-5.

*Skeens, K., Logsdon, M.C., Stikes, R., Ryan, L., Sparks, K., Hayes, P., Myers, J., & Davis, D. (2016). Health literacy and preferences for sources of health information of mothers with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Advances in Neonatal Care, 16(4),308-314.

*Davis, D.W., Logsdon, M.C., Myers, J., Ryan, L., & Evanow, K. (2016). Development and initial testing of parent beliefs about early childhood social-emotional development instrument. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30(4),492-496.

Capps, J., Rolfe, S., & Logsdon, M.C. (2016). Limited English proficiency: Impact on health literacy and health disparity. Kentucky Nurse. 64(1), 13-14.  

 D’Oria, R., Myers, J., & Logsdon, M.C. (2016). Strategies to reduce maternal mortality during the first year after birth. JOGNN. 45(6), 885-893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2016.04.013.  PMID: 27644072.

*Logsdon, M.C., Mittelberg, M. & Myers, J. (2015).  Use of Social Media and Internet to Obtain Health Information by Rural Adolescent Mothers. Applied Nursing Research, 28, 55-56.

*Logsdon, M.C., Davis, D.W., Stikes, R., Ratterman, R., Ryan, R., & Myers, J. (2015). Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of Education for Adolescent Mothers.  MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 40(3):186-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NMC.0000000000000126. PMID: 25919212

*Davis, D., Logsdon, M.C., Jones, F., Dempster, R., Ryan, L., & Rowland, M.  (2015). First we have to engage them: A mixed methods assessment of low-income parents’ preferences for and barriers to receiving child health promotion information. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(6), 501-508.

*Stikes, R., Arterberry, K., & Logsdon, M.C. (2015). A Nurse leadership project to improve health literacy on amaternal infant unit: An STTI Leadership Project. JOGNN, 44(5),665-676 & E20-E21.

*Logsdon, M.C., Hines Martin, V, Davis, D., Ryan, L. Stikes, R. (2015). Lessons learned from adolescent mothers: Advice on recruitment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 47(4), 294-299. 

*Logsdon, M.C. Mittelberg, M., Jacob, A., Luther, J., Wisniewski, S., Confer, A, Eng, H. & Wisner, K.L. (2015). Maternal infant interaction in women with bipolar depression. Applied Nursing Research, 38, 381-383.

*Stikes, R., Arterberry, K., & Logsdon, M.C. (2015). Improving health literacy on a maternal infant unit: An STTI Leadership Project. JOGNN, 44, 665-676.

Logsdon, M.C., Davis, D., Eckert, D., Smith, F., Stikes, R., Rushton, J., Myers, J., Capps, J. & Sparks, K. (2015). Feasibility of two educational methods for teaching new mothers: A pilot study.  Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 4(4), E20. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/ijmr.4583. PMID: 26449647. PMC470490

*Ryan, L., Logsdon, M.C., McGill, S., Stikes, R., Senior, B., Helinger, B., Small, B., & Davis, D. (2014). Evaluation of printed health education materials for use by low education families. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46 (4), 212-228.

*Logsdon, M.C., Bennett, G., Crutzen, R., Martin, L, Eckert, D., Robertson, A., Myers, J., Tomasulo, R., Gregg, J., Barone, M., Lynch, T., & Flamini, L. (2014). Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health information by adolescent mothers. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27, 163-168.

*Logsdon, M.C., Mittelberg, M., Morrison, D., Robertson, A., Luther, J., Wisniewski, S., Confer, A, Eng, H., Sit, D., & Wisner, K.L.   (2014). Theoretical approaches to Maternal Infant Interaction: Which approach best discriminates between mothers with and without PPD? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28 (6), 384-388.

*Alaloul, F., Williams, K., Myers, J., Jones, K., & Logsdon, M.C. (2014). The Impact of Script Based Communication on Patient Satisfaction with Pain Management. Pain Management Nursing.

*Davis, D.W., Dempster, R., Myers, J., Jones, V.F., Ryan, L., & Logsdon, M.C. (2014). Evaluation of the Factor Structure of the Obstacles to Engagement Scale with Low-income African American Parents, Frontiers in Pediatrics, Child Health and Human Development section. 2:139.

*Logsdon, M.C., Eckert, D., & Tomasulo, R. (2013). Self-efficacy and postpartum teaching: A replication study. Journal of Perinatal Education, 22 (3), 166-170.  

*Hertweck, S.P., LaJoie, S., Pinto, M.D., Flamini, L., Lynch, T., & Logsdon, M.C. (2013). Health care decision making by mothers for their adolescent daughters regarding the HPV vaccine. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 26, 96-101.

*Logsdon, M.C., Barone, M., Lynch, T., Roberston, A., Myers, J., Morrison, D., York, S. (2013). Testing of a prototype web based intervention for adolescent mothers on postpartum depression.  Applied Nursing Research, 26(3), 143-145.

*Logsdon, M.C., Pinto, M., Lajoie, S., Hertweck, S.P., Lynch, T. & Flamini, L.  (2013). Intention to seek mental health treatment for adolescent girls: Comparisons of predictors in mothers and daughters. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 239-245.  

*Davis, D., Jones, F., Logsdon, M.C., Ryan, L, & Wilkerson-McMahon, M. (2013). Health promotion in pediatric primary care: Importance of health literacy and communication practices. Clinical Pediatrics, 52, 1127-1134.  

Dolack, M. Huffines, B., Stikes, R., Hayes, P., & Logsdon, M.C. (2013). Updated neonatal skin risk assessment scale (NSRAS). Kentucky Nurse, 61.

Recent Presentations:

September 2016. Logsdon, M.C., Shari Kretzschmer, Mandi Walker, John Myers, Krista Vogt,  Jessica Massouda, Deidra Gottbrath, Melissa Pritchett, Reetta Stikes. Nursing Empowerment, Workplace Environment, and Job satisfaction in Nurses Employed in an Academic Health Science Center. Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders. Louisville, Kentucky.

September 2016. Fawwaz Alaloul, Kimberly Williams, John Myers, Kayla Dlauren Jones, Katelyn Sullivan, M Cynthia Logsdon.Contextual Factors Impacting a Pain Management Intervention. Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders. Louisville, Kentucky.

*September 2016. The impact of legislative efforts on rates of PPD in adolescent mothers. Presented at BSN student poster session by Lauren Lazarus.  Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health Scientific Conference 2016. Melbourne, Australia.

*September 2016. Evaluation of the Implementation of Evidence-based Guidelines for Postpartum Depression: Mothers’ Perceptions of Acceptability and Effectiveness. Presented at research poster session by Krista Vogt.   Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health Scientific Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

*September 2016. Internet-based depression treatment for adolescent mothers. Marce Society Biennial Scientific Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

August 2016. Maternal Mortality and Use of Technology. Presented at BSN student poster session by Katlin Masterson. Summer Research Opportunity Program. (SROP). Louisville, Kentucky.

March 2016. M. C. Logsdon, Deborah Davis, Diane Eckert, Francis Smith,
Reetta Stikes, Jeff Rushton, John Myers, Joshua Capps, Kathryn Sparks. Feasibility of Two Educational Methods for Teaching New Mothers: A Pilot Study. MNRS 2016. Milwaukee, WI.

*October 2016. Research! Louisville. Feasibility of two educational methods for teaching new mothers: A pilot study

December 2015. Use of social media for research recruitment with adolescent mothers.  8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation.  Washington, D.C.

October 2015. Development & initial testing of parent beliefs about early childhood social emotional development instrument. Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Las Vegas, Nevada.

September 2015. The impact of legislative efforts on rates of PPD in adolescent mothers. Lauren Lazarus, John Myers, M. Cynthia Logsdon. Research! Louisville.

August 2015. Educational preferences of Hispanic mothers with LEP. SROP research poster session. Sheila Rolfe, Joshua Capps, John Myers, M. Cynthia Logsdon.

April 2015. Mental health treatment in adolescent mothers. Presented at BSN student poster session by Kyle Evanow, Kayla Jones, Anissa Caraballo, and Kristin Baisch. MNRS 2015 Annual Research Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.

March 2015. Factor structure for obstacle to engagement scale for low income urban parents. Society for Research & Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

March 2015. Use of social media for research recruitment with adolescent mothers. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.  Los Angeles, CA.

*October 2014. Acceptability and Initial Efficacy of Simple, Written, Educational Materials for Adolescent Mothers in the United States. The 5th Congress of the European Academy of Pediatric Societies. Barcelona, Spain.

September 2014. Barriers to research: A survey of direct care nurses at an academic medical center. Research! Louisville Nursing Research Symposium.

September 2014. Use of research evidence by hospital based perinatal nurses to provide care related to PPD. Research! Louisville Nursing Research Symposium.

September 2014.  Exploratory study of NICU parenting health information. Research! Louisville Nursing Research Symposium.

September 2014. Early Parent Child Relationships Lay the Foundation for Life Long Outcomes. Kids are Worth It! Workshop. Lexington, KY.

*September 2014. Evaluation of implementation of evidence based guidelines for postpartum depression: Mothers perceptions of acceptability and effectiveness. Marce Society Biennial Scientific Conference. Swansea, Wales.

*September 2014. Simple written educational materials improves postpartum depression knowledge for adolescent mothers. Marce Society Biennial Scientific Conference. Swansea, Wales.

September  2014.  Acceptability and initial efficacy of simple written educational materials for adolescent mothers. Research! Louisville Nursing Research Symposium.

March 2014. Impact of script based communication intervention related to pain management on patient satisfaction for hospitalized patients. Presented at BSN student poster session by Kayla Jones.  MNRS 2014 Annual Research Conference.  St. Louis, MO.

March 2014. Preferred health resources and use of social media to obtain health information by adolescent rural mothers. Presented at BSN student poster session by Elizabeth Rose and Kristin Baisch.  MNRS 2014 Annual Research Conference.  St. Louis, MO.

March 2014. Lessons learned from adolescent mothers: Advice on recruitment. MNRS 2014 Annual Research Conference.  St. Louis, MO.

November 2013. Use of research evidence by hospital based perinatal nurses to provide care for postpartum depression. Sigma Theta Tau, International Biennial Conference.  Indianapolis, IN. 

November 2013. Improving health literacy in an academic medical center.  Sigma Theta Tau, International Biennial Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

November 2013. Change in PPD policy: Measuring impact on perinatal nurses and new mothers. Perinatal mental health conference.  Chicago, IL.

November 2013. Research Champions: An initiative to improve use of research evidence in nursing practice. Sigma Theta Tau, International Biennial Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.

September 2013. Predictors of postpartum depression in women admitted to University of Louisville Hospital. Research! Louisville.

Research Interests:

  • Measurement issues in women’s health nursing
  • Psychosocial and functional outcomes in women’s health
  • Social support and postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy and parenting adolescents
  • Focus group methods
  • Behavioral coding of videotapes

2015-2016

MNRS Research through academic-clinical partnership (RIG) award.
University of Louisville

2015

Sigma Theta Tau International Founders Award, Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research.

2015

Sigma Theta Tau International, Clinical Partnership Award-Academic Health or Medical Center.

2015

MNRS Women’s Health & Transitions in Childbearing Research Interest Group Research Publication Award

2014

School of Nursing, Legacy Leadership Alumni Award.Indiana University

2012-2013

Maternal Child Health Leadership MentorSigma Theta Tau, International/Johnson & Johnson.

2012

School of Nursing Diversity Award