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Mary Jo Baisch, PhD, RN

Mary Jo Baisch, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

baisch@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5545
Cunningham Hall 641

Before joining the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Dr. Baisch was the Director of the Teen Pregnancy Center of Milwaukee and the Executive Director of 16th Street Community Health Center. Beginning in 1982, the Teen Pregnancy Service was one of the early nurse managed health centers in the United States with a staff of advanced practice nurses that included eight nurse-midwives and three pediatric nurse practitioners. This very successful program provided comprehensive health services for childbearing adolescent mothers and their children. 16th Street Community Health Center is a long-standing Section 220 funded Community Health Center in Milwaukee that serves a large population of Latino and Hmong families. She was an adjunct faculty member of UWM during her tenure in those programs.

At UWM, Dr. Baisch continued her work with nurse managed health centers as a staff member and Interim Director of the Institute for Urban Health Partnerships working with the College’s Community Nursing Centers and other community-based partnerships. Her research expertise is in community health planning and evaluation, primary health care, maternal and child health, and health policy.

Education

Ph D Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Other, Marquette University
MS Parent Child Nursing, University of Michigan
BS Nursing, Mercy College

Awards & Honors

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award
University of Wisconsin Alumni Association Board of Trustees
May 21, 2011

New Investigator Award
University of Wisconsin College of Nursing
November 9, 2010

Helen F. Callon-Thomas A. Leonard Perinatal Award
Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
April 19, 2010

Creative Achievement Award
APHA Public Health Nurse Section
November 10, 2009

Ellen K. Murphy Policy Award
UWM College of Nursing Alumni
2008

Norma M. Lang Leadership Award
UWM College of Nursing Alumni
2008

President's Volunteer Service Award
2007

UWM College of Nursing Alumni Graduate Student Award
UWM College of Nursing
2006

Current Research

  1. Community Health: Characteristics and Application of the Concept
    in editorial review. Journal of Advanced Nursing
    Collaborator: Baisch, Mary J
  2. Evaluation of the Critical Role of School nurses in Improving Student Health
    Quantitative evaluation of the Title I funded school nurse program in Milwaukee Public Schools.
    Collaborators: Baisch, Mary J; Lundden, S.; Murphy, K.
  3. Evolution of an Automated Community Health Information Systems
    Collaborators: Baisch, Mary J; S. Lundeen; C. Mundt
  4. Inequitable Access: Distribution and Characteristics of Primary Care Sites in an Urban Midwestern Community
    Manuscript accepted 2010
    Collaborators: Baisch, Mary J; Thomson, A.
  5. Prevalence of Overweight and Elevated Blood Pressure among Low-Income Milwaukee Schoolchildren and its Association with Neighborhood Disadvantage
    In review. Journal of the American Dietetic Association
    Collaborators: Baisch, Mary J; SN Partington; J. Bergstrom; A. Schreiber; RA Cisler
  6. You Can't Tell By Looking" A Health Marketing Campaign to Improve Screening for Prenatal and Postopartum Depression
    Manuscript accepted Nursing and Women's Health
    Collaborators: Baisch, Mary J; Carey, L.; Conway, A.; Mounts, K.

Contracts & Grants

  1. Integration of the Omaha System to the Self Management Science Model
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: UWM College of Nursing
    Investigators: Bev Zabler,  Mary Jo Baisch

Intellectual Contributions

  1. Jeana Holt,  Bev Zabler,  Mary Jo Baisch,  Evidence-based characteristics of nurse-managed health centers for quality and outcomes, Nursing Outlook
  2. P Y Tsai,  Beth Peterman,  Mary Jo Baisch,  E S Ji,  K Zwiers,  (2014) Providing and funding breast health services in urban nurse-managed centers, Nursing Outlook, 62(3), 204-211
  3. J. Olsen,  Mary Jo Baisch,  (2014) An integrative review of information systems and terminologies used in local health departments., JAMIA: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(e1), e20-e27
  4. Mary Jo Baisch,  B. Christiansen,  M. Marquez,  Examining the potential for providing tobacco dependence interventions in a community agency., Journal of Community Psychology
  5. Mary Jo Baisch, (2012) A systematic method to document population-level nursing interventions in an electronic health system., Public Health Nursing, 29(4), 352-360
  6. Mary Jo Baisch, (2012) Evaluating programs for school nurse administrators. In Carol C. Costante (ed.). School Nurse Administrators: Leadership and Management, National Association of School Nursing, 547-574
  7. Mary Jo Baisch,  Sally P Lundeen,  M. Kathleen Murphy,  (2011) Evidence-based research on the value of school nurses in an urban school system, Journal of School Health, 81(2), 74-80
  8. Alice R Thomson,  Mary Jo Baisch,  (2010) Inequitable access: Provider characteristics and reimbursement of primary care office sites in Milwaukee., Wisconsin Medical Journal, 109(5), 245-263
  9. Mary Jo Baisch,  Lynn K. Carey,  Ann E. Conway,  Kyle O. Mounts,  (2010) Perinatal depression: A health marketing campaign to improve screening, Nursing for Women's Health, 14(1), 20-33
  10. Mary Jo Baisch,  Shannon Korell,  Susan Garcia-Franz,  Christopher Okuneri,  (2009) Progress Report Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 Health Priority: Access to Primary and Preventative Health Services., Wisconsin Public Health Council, State Health Plan Committee
  11. Mary Jo Baisch, (2009) Community health: An evolutionary concept analysis, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(11), 2464-2476
  12. Mary Jo Baisch,  JoAnn Weidman,  Kelli Jones,  (2009) Progress Report: Healthiest WI 2010 Health Priority: Adequate and Appropriate Nutrition, Governor's Public Health Council, 1-15
  13. Mary Jo Baisch,  Sally P Lundeen,  F Stetzer,  S Kelber,  M B Holmes,  (2009) Evaluation of the nursing component of the Milwaukee public schools coordinated school health program, University of Wisconsin Miwaukee
  14. Mary Jo Baisch,  Pang Vang,  Beth Peterman,  (2008) An exploration of Hmong women's perspectives on cancer, Asian Nursing Research, 1(2), 82-91
  15. James Sanders,  Mary Jo Baisch,  (2008) Community-based participatory action: Impact on a neighborhood level community health improvement process. Community Policy Brief. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 2(1), 5, 7-15
  16. J. Sanders,  Mary Jo Baisch,  (2008) Implementing the community health improvement process at the neighborhood level., Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 2(1), 7-15
  17. Eugenie F Hildebrandt,  Mary Jo Baisch,  Sally P Lundeen,  Jean Bell-Calvin,  Sheryl Kelber,  (2003) Eleven years of primary health care delivery in an academic nursing center., Journal of Professional Nursing, 19(5), 279-288
  18. B. Doerr,  E. Sheil,  Mary Jo Baisch,  S. Forbes,  C. J. Howe,  M. Johnson,  C. Vogtsberger,  (1998) Beyond community assessment into the real world of learning aggregate practice., Nursing Health Care Perspectives, 19(5), 214-219
  19. Florence Selder,  M Kachoyeanos,  Mary Jo Baisch,  M Gissler,  (1997) Enduring grief, true stories of personal loss, Charles Press
  20. Mary Jo Baisch,  R. A. Fox,  B. D. Goldberg,  (1989) Breast-feeding attitudes and practices among adolecents, Journal of Adolescent Health Care, 10(1), 41-45
  21. Mary Jo Baisch,  R. A. Fox,  E. Whitten,  N. Pajewski,  (1989) Comparison of breastfeeding attitudes and practices: Low income adolescents and adult women., Maternal Child Nursing Journal, 18(1), 61-71
  22. Mary Jo Baisch,  B. D. Goldberg,  R. A. Fox,  M. A. Kinservik,  (1988) Teen pregnancy service: infant outcomes through two years of age., Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 3(5), 329-337
  23. R. A. Fox,  Mary Jo Baisch,  B. D. Goldberg,  M. C. Hochmuth,  (1987) Parenting attitudes of pregnant adolescents., Psychological Reports, 61(2), 403-406
  24. B. Timberlake,  R. A. Fox,  Mary Jo Baisch,  B. D. Goldberg,  (1987) Prenatal education for pregnant adolescents., Journal of School Health, 57(3), 105-108
  25. B. D. Goldberg,  Mary Jo Baisch,  R. A. Fox,  (1986) Teen Pregnancy Service: An interdisciplinary health care delivery system utilizing certified nurse-midwives., Journal of Nurse Midwifery, 31(6), 263-269

Presentations

  1. Title I School Nurse Program Evaluation
    Event: School Nursing Meeting
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
  2. Nursing interventions to support low-income individuals with hypertension: Applications of self-management theory using clinical data from a nurse-managed health center.
    Event: 3rd International Public Health Nursing Conference
    Presenters: Mary Jo Baisch,  P Y Tsai,  Bev Zabler,  Jean Bell-Calvin,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Rachel F Schiffman
    August 26, 2013
  3. The status of LHD information systems: A critical need for coordination to inform meaningful health improvement initiatives.
    Event: PHSSR Keeneland Conference
    Presenters: J. M. Olsen,  Mary Jo Baisch
    April 9, 2013
  4. A longitudinal study of population-level health problems.
    Event: Academy Health
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    June 12, 2011
  5. A longitudinal study of population-level health problems.
    Event: Public Health Systems and Services Keeneland Conference
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    April 12, 2011
  6. Healthiest Wisconsin 2010: Progress toward Environmental and Occupational Health Objectives
    Event: Public Health Council
    Presenters: Katherine Brusky,  Mary Jo Baisch
    April 9, 2010
  7. Application of an On-Line Preconception Survey to Support Students Learning of Social Marketing Techniques
    Event: The Association of Community Health Nurse Educators
    Presenters: Mary Jo Baisch,  Doris Schoneman
    2009
  8. Interventions to Address the Sociocultural Context of Health: Perspectives from Diverse Nursing Centers
    Event: Nurse Managed Health Centers: Disruptive Innovations for Comprehensive Care
    Presenters: Mary Jo Baisch,  Kathryn Fiandt,  Lenore K. Resick
    November 5, 2009
  9. A social marketing campaign to address perinatal mood disorders
    Event: Wisconsin Public Health Association Annual Conference
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    July 2009
  10. The Essence of Caring in the Context of Families and Communities
    Event: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care Annual Statewide Conference
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    April 2009
  11. An Introduction to School Nursing
    Event: WI DPI New School Nurse Orientation Conference
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    October 2008
  12. All Health is Local
    Event: Jiao Tong University
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    October 29, 2008
  13. Developing Harmonious Relationships between Nurses and Patients in the Context of their Communites
    Event: Suzhou University College of Nursing Conference
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    October 25, 2008
  14. Community Nursing Centers
    Event: Global Healthcare Solutions to Vulnerable Populations
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    January 16, 2008
  15. Measuring outcomes in community nursing centers
    Event: Global Healthcare Solutions to Vulnerable Populations
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    January 14, 2008
  16. Accessibility of Primary Care Physicians in Milwaukee
    Event: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute Improving Wisconsin's Health: Prevention, Policy, and Priorities for Research
    Presenters: A. Thomson,  Mary Jo Baisch
    November 30, 2007
  17. Longitudinal changes in Knowledge, Behavior, and Health Status of Community Nursing Center Clients
    Event: 21st Century Solution to Eliminating Health Disparities
    Presenters: Mary Jo Baisch,  Sally P Lundeen,  Eugenie F Hildebrandt
    October 10, 2007
  18. All Health is Local: Establishing Health Priorities in a Diverse Neighborhood
    Event: Crossroads II: Community-Collaborative Research for Social Justice
    Presenters: Mary Jo Baisch,  J. Sanders
    June 9, 2007
  19. All Health is Local: Establishing Health Priorities in a Diverse Neighborhood
    Event: Crossroads II: Community-Collaborative Research for Social Justice
    Presenters: Mary Jo Baisch,  J. Sanders
    June 9, 2007
  20. Putting the "Participatory" into Participatory Research
    Event: Society for Teachers of Family Medicine
    Presenters: J Sanders,  Mary Jo Baisch
    April 2007
  21. All Health is Local: The Riverwest Health Initiative
    Event: Presentation at the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference
    Presenters: J. Sanders,  Mary Jo Baisch
    April 28, 2007
  22. Progress on the State Health Plan: Nutrition, Obesity, Overweight, and Sedentary Activity; and Tobacco Use
    Event: Wisconsin Public Health Council
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    February 2007
  23. Application of Participatory Action in Community Health Improvement Processes
    Event: Presentation at the National State of the Science Congress in Nursing
    Presenter: Mary Jo Baisch
    October 16, 2006
  24. Longitudinal changes in Knowledge, Behavior, and Health Status of Community Nursing Center Clients
    Event: National Nursing Centers Consortium
    Presenters: Mary Jo Baisch,  Sally P Lundeen,  Eugenie F Hildebrandt
    October 10, 2006

Contact

baisch@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5545
Cunningham Hall 641

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