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S. Lee Ridner, PhD, FNP-BC

S. Lee Ridner, PhD, FNP-BC

Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator
  • Associate Professor

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  • (502) 852-8518

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Bio

Recent Publications:

Butler, K.M., Fallin, A., & Ridner, S.L.  (2012)  Evidence-based smoking cessation for college students.  The Nursing Clinics of North America, 47(1), 21-30.

Topp, R., Edward, J.E., Ridner, S.L., Jacks, D.E., Newton, K., Kieffner, P., Woodall, D., & Conte, K. (2011).  Fit Into College: A Program to Improve Physical Activity and Dietary Intake Lifestyles Among College Students.  Recreational Sports Journal, 35(2)

Ridner, S.L., Myers, J.A., Hahn, E.J., & Ciszewski, T.N.  (2010).  College students' exposure to tobacco marketing in nightclubs and bars.  Journal of American College Health.

Studts, J.L., Flynn, M.S., Dill, T.C., Ridner, S.L., Worth, C.T., Walsh, S.E., & Sorrell, C.L.  (2010).  Nurse practitioners' knowledge, attitudes, and clinical practices regarding treatment of tobacco use and dependence.  The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6(3), 212-219.

Ridner, S. L., Walker, K.L., Hart, J.L. & Myers, J.A.  (2010).  Smoking identities and behavior: Issues for measurement and intervention.  Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Hahn, E.J., Rayens, M.K., Ridner, S.L., Butler, K.M., Zhang, M., & Staten, R.R.  (2010).  Smoke-free laws and smoking and drinking among college students.  Journal of Community Health.

Hahn, E.J., Ashford, K.B., Okoli, C.T.C., Rayens, M.K., Ridner, S.L., & York, N.L. (2009).  Nursing research in community-based approaches to reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.  Annual Review of Nursing Research, 27, 365-391.

LaJoie, A. S. & Ridner, S. L. (2009). Health information and health risk behaviors in a sample of college students. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 107(February), 59-64.

Ridner, S. L., Walker, K. L., & Hahn, E. J. (2008).  College students’ knowledge, exposure, and the pervasiveness of tobacco marketing in two Kentucky cities.  Kentucky Journal of Communications, 27(2), 107-124.

Ridner, S. L., Topp, R. V., & Frost, K. L. (2007). Methodological issues in identifying sexuality for research. American Journal of Men’s Health. 1(1), 97-90.

Walker, K. L., Ridner, S. L., & Hahn, E. J. (2007). Exploratory study of young adults perceptions of tobacco use and tobacco marketing. International Journal of Intercultural Communication Studies. 16(1), 7-13.

Staten, R. R., Noland, M., Rayens, M. K., Hahn, E. J., Ridner, S. L., & Dignan, M. (2007). Social influences on cigarette initiation among college students. American Journal of Health Behaviors, 31(4).

Staten, R. R., & Ridner, S. L. (2007). College students’ perspective on smoking cessation: “If the message doesn’t speak to me, I don’t hear it.” Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 101-115.

Ridner, S. L., Frost, K., & LaJoie, A. S. (2006). Health information and risk behaviors among gay, lesbian, and bisexual college students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(8), 374-378.

Ridner, S. L., Hahn, E. J., Staten, R. R., & Miller, K. (2006). Attitudes toward secondhand smoke among college students. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 7(1). Online: http://snrs.org/publications/journal.html

Abstracts and Presentations:

Oral Presentations:   National/International Meetings

Ridner, S.L., Myers, J.A., Hahn, E.J., & Ciszewski, T.N. (2010).  College students' exposure to tobacco marketing in nightclubs and bars.  Podium presentation at American Public Health Association, Denver, CO, November 2010.

Wilson, R.W., Cambon, A.C., Ridner,S.L., Jacobs, R.R., LaJoie, A.S., Walton, P.L.  Asthma and heart attack incidence surrounding a no smoking ordinance.  Podium presentation at American Public Health Association.  Philadelphia, PA, November 2009.

Ridner, S.L., LaJoie, A. S., & Myers, J. A.  Smoking, drinking and drug use among sexual minority college students after adjusting for traditional risk factors.  Podium presentation at American Public Health Association.  San Diego, CA, October 2008.

Studts, J. L., LaJoie, A. S., Ridner, S. L., Hano, M. C., Hahn, E. J., Novak, S. P., & Bumpous, J. M.  Attitudes regarding nicotine vaccines as treatment and prevention of tobacco dependence.  Podium presentation at the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco-Induced Diseases.  Little Rock, AR, November 2007.

Oral Presentations:  Local/Regional Meetings

Ridner, S.L., Topp, R., Jorayeva, A., Jacks, D.E., Woodall, D.S., Newton, K.S., & Conte, K.P., Impact of a peer intervention on the dietary intake and physical activity among college students.  Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2012

Ridner, S. L., Hahn, E. J., Rayens, M.K., Staten, R. R., & Noland, M.  College students’ exposure to tobacco marketing in smoke-free bars.  Podium presentation at Southern Nursing Research Society.  Baltimore, MD, February 2009.

Rayens, M.K., Hahn, E.J., Staten, R.R., Zhang, M., Butler, K., & Ridner, S.L.  Smoking and Drinking Rates among College Students Before and After a Smoke-free Ordinance.  Podium presentation at Southern Nursing Research Society.  Baltimore, MD, February 2009.

Ridner, S. L., & Myers, J. A.  Mediators of smoking among a national sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual college students.  Podium presentation at Southern Nursing Research Society.  Birmingham, AL, February 2008.

Ridner, S. L., Walker, K. L., & Hahn, E. J. Tobacco marketing among college students: The experience from two cities. Southern Nursing Research Society, Galveston, TX, February 2007.

Poster Presentations:  National/International Meetings

Ling, J., Jacks, D.E., King, K., Ridner, S.L., Conte, K., & Topp, R. (2011).  Effects of a 10-week fitness program on fitness and perceptions of nutrition and physical activity among overweight and normal weight college students.  NINR's 25th Anniversary Concluding Scientific Symposium, Washington, DC, October 13, 2011.

Topp, R., Ridner, S.L, Jacks, D.E., Edward, J.S., Conte, K.P. (2010).  Fit Into College, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Program Committee for the 2010 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC, 2010.

Ridner, S. L.  Predicting smoking status among college students.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.  Washington, DC. November 2004.

Poster Presentations:  Local/Regional Meetings

Ridner, S.L., Myers, J.A., Hahn, E.J., Ciszewski, T.N., & Main, M.E.  Smoking cessation Stages of Change among college smokers and tobacco marketing.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Nursing Society.  Austin, TX.  February 2010.

Myers, J.A., Walker, K.L., Hart, J.L., & Ridner, S.L.  Smoking identities and behavior: Issues for measurement and intervention.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  Austin, TX.  February 2010.

Nash, W.A., Hern, M.J., & Ridner, S.L.  Perceptions and feasibility of an independent academic nurse practitioner practice center.  Poster presentation at 3rd annual Nurse Faculty/Nurse Executive Summit.  Scottsdale, AZ. December 2009.

Ridner, S. L., Hahn, E. J., Staten, R. R., & Miller, K.  Attitudes toward secondhand smoke among college students.  Poster presentation at Research Louisville.  Louisville, KY November 2005.

Roberts, K. T., Ridner, S. L., Coleman, M. et al.  Faculty perspectives:  Outcomes of an interprofessional healthcare program.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwives.  Lexington, KY.  April 2005.

Ridner, S. L.  Social and personal determinants of smoking in a college-age population.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  Atlanta, GA.  February 2005.

Ridner, S. L.  Predicting smoking status among college students.  Poster presentation at Research Louisville.  Louisville, KY.  November 2004.

Invited Presentations

Gray, D.P., Stumph, D., Crane, P., Sutton, D., Avant, K., & Ridner, S.L.  Succession planning:  The next generation of professional association leadership. Panel discussion at Southern Nursing Research Society, Baltimore, MD.  February 2009.

Ridner, S. L.  Strategies for success for doctoral students:  How to make the most out of the early years of doctoral studies.  Doctoral student facilitator at the meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Atlanta, GA.  February 2005.

Ridner, S. L.  Smoking and other cancer risk behaviors among college students.  Invited presentation.  Center for Cancer Nursing Education and Research Summer Fellows Program, Louisville, KY.  June 2005.

Ridner, S. L.  The dissertation:  Opportunities, challenges, and outcome.  Doctoral student facilitator at the meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Louisville, KY.  February 2004.

Grant Activity

Multidiscplinary Smoking Cessation Interventions for Primary Care Patients.  Investigators: Ridner, S.L., Ostapchuk, M., Cloud, R., Myers, J.A.  Funded by Passport Health Plan, February 2012.

Impact of Smoke-Free Laws on Tobacco Marketing among College Students.  Investigators: Ridner, S.L., Myers, J.A., & Hahn, E.J.  Funded by the American Cancer Society, January 2009.

Examining the Communication and Culture of Tobacco Marketing.  Investigators: Walker, K.L., & Ridner, S.L.  Funded by the University of Louisville, Intramural Research Initiative Grant Committee, December 2007.

Attitudes and Beliefs regarding Nicotine Vaccines as Treatmen and Prophylaxis for Nicotine Dependence.  Investigators: Studts, J.L., LaJoie, A.S., Ridner, S.L., & Lentsch, E.J.  Funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program, August 2006


Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Kentucky
  • Master of Science in Nursing - University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Kentucky

Research Interests

  • Smoking cessation
  • Health risk behaviors among college students

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville School of Nursing Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2011
  • University of Louisville School of Nursing Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2009
  • University of Louisville School of Nursing Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2008
  • University of Louisville Delphi Center Faculty Favorite Award, 2008
  • National Health Service Corps Ambassador Program Recognition Award, 2006
  • Kentucky Nursing Excellence Award, 2005
  • University of Louisville Delphi Center Faculty Favorite Award, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association, Member, 2004-present
  • American Public Health Association, Member, 2004-present
  • Southern Nursing Research Society, Member, 2002-present
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