Donna Dowling, PhD, RN

Professor in the School of Nursing; Program Director, Post-Master's DNP Program

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Research Interests

  • Alternative Feeding Methods for Pre-Term Infants
  • Factors that Impact Breast Feeding Initiation and Duration for Pre-Term Infants
  • Pre-Term Infant Nutrition

Research Projects

  • Co-Investigator, "Selfregulatory Preterm Infant Care: Adaptation Postbirth," Gene Anderson, Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health, R01-NR024444-04A1, 1996-2002.
  • Principal Investigator, "Cup Feeding for Preterm Infants: Mechanics of Safety," National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
  • Principal Investigator, "Concurrent Validity of the Nasal Thermistor for Measuring Breathing during Oral Feeding for Preterm Infants," Ohio Board of Regents.

Training Projects

  • Program Director, "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Advanced Education Program," Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, HP-00263-01, 2001-2004.
  • Program Director, "Center for Excellence in Population-Based Pediatric Nursing," Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, MCJ-399703, 1998-2002.
  • Core Faculty, "Childbearing, Childrearing, Caregiving Research Training," May Wykle, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, T32 NR07108, 1999-2005.

Education Interests

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

Educational Background

  • Diploma, Nursing, Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, Rochester, NY
  • BSN, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • MSN, Pediatric Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • PhD, Nursing Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

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