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Rachel Schiffman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rachel Schiffman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Research and Professor

schiffma@uwm.edu
(414) 229-3991
Cunningham Hall 747

Education

Ph D Educational Psychology, The University of Connecticut
MS Childbearing and Childrearing Families, The University of Connecticut
BS Nursing, Boston College

Awards & Honors

Daisy Faculty Award in Memory of J. Patrick Barnes
The Daisy Foundation
November 8, 2011

Lucie S. Kelly Mentor Award
Sigma Theta Tau International
October 31, 2001

Current Research

Targeting Parent-Child Interaction to Promote the Health Development of Infants in the Motor Domain
The objective of this study is to empirically demonstrate the significance of both presence and quality of the parent-child interaction to infant motor performance. Specifically, it will demonstrate that when infants receive responsive maternal interaction during supported stepping, they will take more steps than when they do not receive this responsive interaction. Also, it will demonstrate that infants of mothers who are highly sensitive and responsive in their interactions will have a higher frquency of interaction initiations during the motor task.
Collaborators: Schiffman, Rachel F; Moerchen, Victoria A

Contracts & Grants

  1. Self-Management Science Center at UWM
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: NIH National Institute of Nursing Research
    Investigator: Rachel F Schiffman
  2. Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: National Center for Research Resources
    Investigators: Rachel F Schiffman,  Reza Shaker
  3. Parent-child Interaction During Treadmill Stepping with Toddlers with Down Syndrome
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Clinical Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
    Investigators: Rachel F Schiffman,  Victoria A Moerchen,  Paula M Rhyner
  4. "Enhancing Early Social Emotional Functioning in Infants and Toddlers using a Relationship Based Infant Mental Health Approach”
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
    Investigator: Rachel F Schiffman

Intellectual Contributions

  1. E. L. Bocknek,  H. E. Brophy-Herb,  H. E. Fitzgerald,  Rachel F Schiffman,  C. Vogel,  (2014) Stability of biological father presence as a proxy for family stability: Cross-racial associations with the longitudinal development of emotion regulation in toddlerhood., Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(4), 309-321
  2. K. A. Mussato,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Jane B Leske,  P. Simpson,  B. S. Marino,  (2014) The importance of self-perceptions to psychosocial adjustment in adolescents with heart disease., Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(3), 251-261
  3. H. H. Raikes,  L. A. Roggman,  C. A. Peterson,  J. Brooks-Gunn,  R. Chazan-Cohen,  X. Zhang,  Rachel F Schiffman,  (2014) Theories of change and outcomes in home-based Early Head Start programs., Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29(4), 574-585
  4. Susan G. Dorsey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Nancy S. Redeker,  Margaret Heitkemper,  Donna J. McCloskey,  Linda S. Weglicki,  Patricia A. Grady,  NINR Center Directors ,  National Institute of Nursing Research Centers of Excellence: A logic model for sustainability, leveraging resources and collaboration to accelerate cross-disciplinary science, Nursing Outlook
  5. H. E. Brophy-Herb,  Rachel F Schiffman,  E. L. Bockneck,  S. B. Dupuis,  H. E. Fitzgerald,  M. Horodynski,  E. Onaga,  L. A. Van Egeren,  B. Hillaker,  (2011) Toddler's social-emotional competence in the contexts of maternal emotion socialization and contingent responsiveness in a low-income sample., Social Development, 20(1), 73-92
  6. A.N. Maupin,  H E Brophy,  Rachel F Schiffman,  E L Bocknek,  (2010) Low-income parental profiles of coping, resource adequacy and public assistance receipt: Links to parenting., Family Relations, (59(2)), 180-194
  7. Kathleen J Sawin,  K S Gralton,  T M Harrison,  S Malin,  M K Balchunas,  L A Brock,  B Cavegn,  L Cisler-Cahill,  S M Graves,  K A Mussatto,  M O'Brien,  E C Sherburne,  Rachel F Schiffman,  (2010) Nurse researchers in children’s hospitals., Journal of Pediatric Nursing., 408-417
  8. H Brophy-Herb,  M Horodynski,  S Dupuis,  E L Bockneck,  Rachel F Schiffman,  E Onaga,  L VanEgeren,  H Fitzgerald,  M Cunningham-DeLuca,  S Hawver,  M Adkins,  S Thomas,  (2009) Early emotional development in infants and toddlers: Perspectives of Early Head Start staff and parents., Infant Mental Health Journal, 30 203-222
  9. S-Y Lee,  S.L. Hoerr,  L. Weatherspoon,  Rachel F Schiffman,  (2008) Nutrition students improve attitudes after a guided experiential assignment with older adults, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Elsevier, 40(5), 279-287
  10. J. Korfmacher,  F. Staerkel,  C. Peterson,  G. Cook,  L. Roggman,  R. Faldowski,  Rachel F Schiffman,  (2008) Parent involvement in early childhood home visiting., Child and Youth Care Forum, Springer Netherlands, 37(4), 171-196
  11. P R Sherwood,  B A Given,  C W Given,  Rachel F Schiffman,  D L Murman,  A von Eye,  M Lovely,  L R Rogers,  S Remer,  (2007) The influence of caregiver mastery on depressive symptoms., Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 39(3), 249-255
  12. Paula Sherwood,  Barbara Given,  Charles Given,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Daniel Murman,  Mary Lovely,  Alexander von Eye,  Lisa Rogers,  Sandy Remer,  (2007) Identifying caregivers in need of intervention: The role of caregiver mastery in neuro-oncology, Jounral of Nursing Scholarship, Blackwell Publishing, 39(3), 249-255
  13. Sharon Hoerr,  Seung-Yeon Lee,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Mildred Omar Horodynski,  Lorraine McKelvey,  (2006) Beverage consumption of mother-toddler dyads in families with limited incomes, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21(6), 403-411
  14. J A Summers,  K Boller,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H H Raikes,  (2006) The meaning of 'good fatherhood": Low-income fathers' social constructions of their roles, Parenting: Science and Practice, 6 145-165
  15. Paula Sherwood,  Barbar Givens,  Charles Givens,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Daniel Murman,  Mary Lovely,  Alexaner von Eye,  Lisa Rogers,  Sandy Remer,  (2006) Predictors of distress in caregivers of persons with a primary malignant brain tumor, Reserach in Nursing & Health/Wiley Periodoicals, Inc, 29(2), 105-120
  16. Hiram Fitzgerald,  Lorraine McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Marcel Montanez ,  (2006) Exposure of low-income families and their children to neighborhood violence and paternal antisocial behavior, Parenting: Science and Practice/Psychologoy Press, 6(2 & 3), 243-258

Presentations

  1. Comparison of Parent Self-Report and Nurse Assessment of Parental Discharge Readiness after Child Hospitalization
    Event: 2013 Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Research Conference.
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  Marianne Weiss,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Karen Gralton,  Norah Johnson,  Carol Klingbeil,  Shelly Malin,  Stacy Lerret
  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. Early Exposure to Family Conflict and Community Violence: Associations with Behavioral Adjustment at Age 11
    Event: 2012 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting
    Presenters: Loraine McKelvey,  Hiram Fitzgerald,  Gerald Bradley,  Rachel F Schiffman
    March 10, 2012
  4. CTSA's and nurse scientists: What's in it for you?
    Event: Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    May 13, 2011
  5. Self-management Science Center
    Event: Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Polly A Ryan,  Jennifer J Doering,  Beth L Rodgers,  Sarah Morgan
    May 13, 2011
  6. ). Low-Income Mother’s Emotion-Related Parenting: Links to Toddlers’ Delay of Gratification Skills
    Event: at Society for Research in Child Development
    Presenters: Kathleen J Sawin,  K Stansbury,  E London Bockneck,  M Horodynski,  L Van Egeren,  Rachel F Schiffman
    April 2011
  7. "Opportunities for collaboration and funding."
    Event: 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Pediatric Behavioral Health Research Conference
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    February 25, 2011
  8. Advancing the Science of Self-Management through Technology, Intervention and Decision Support
    Event: National Institute of Nursing Research 25th Anniversarcy Scientific Symposium, Bringing Science to Life
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    September 2010
  9. Enhancing Participation in Self-Management Processes
    Event: the Self-Management State of the Science Conference,
    Presenters: Polly A Ryan,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Rachel F Schiffman
    September 2010
  10. Eat your veggies!: How caregivers’ control of child feeding relates to child behavior and health outcomes
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 12th World Congress
    Presenters: H Whitty,  H Gerde,  H Brophy-Herb,  Rachel F Schiffman
    July 2010
  11. Father behaviors in interaction with toddlers: lmpacts on child cognitive outcomes.
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 12th World Congress
    Presenters: l. McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H. Fitzgerald
    July 2010
  12. Relationship of public assistance, perception of resources, and coping strategies to cognitively stimulating parenting in low-income families
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 12th World Congress
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  A Maupin,  H Brophy-Herb,  E London Bocknek
    July 2010
  13. Risk exposure in toddlers of low-income families: Links to child functioning at age 10.
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 12th World Congress
    Presenters: L McKelvey,  H Fitzgerald,  Rachel F Schiffman
    July 2010
  14. Father presence and toddlers’emotion regulation over toddlerhood: A case for the impact of consistency and role organization.
    Event: Biennial meeting of the International Society for Infant Studies
    Presenters: E L Bocknek,  H E Brophy-Herb,  H E Fitzgerald,  Rachel F Schiffman
    March 2010
  15. Testing an emotion-related parenting construct in a sample of low-income mothers of toddlers.
    Event: Biennial meeting of the International Society for Infant Studies
    Presenters: H E Brophy-Herb,  K Stansbury,  M A Horodynski,  E L Bocknek,  L van Egeren,  Rachel F Schiffman
    March 2010
  16. Where is the evidence?
    Event: Developing Skills for Evidence Based Practice
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    October 2009
  17. Examining changes in the coping strategies of low-income mothers of children from infancy to elementary school. FOCOPES: Understanding aspects of coping in low-incom familiesin the USA
    Event: 9th International Family Nursing Conference
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  L M McKelvey,  H E Fitzgerald
    June 2009
  18. Examining the psycometric properties of the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale in low-income families
    Event: 9th International Family Nursing Conference
    Presenters: L M McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H E Fitzgerald,  L A Roggman,  H Brophy-Herb,  G A Cook
    June 2009
  19. Family stress and coping: Effects on parent-child interaction across time, FCOPES: Understanding aspects of coping in low-income families in USA
    Event: 9th International Family Nursing Conference
    Presenters: L M McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H E Fitzgerald
    June 2009
  20. Program effects of an Infant Mental Health-based Early Head Start program on family functioning and child development
    Event: 9th International Family Nursing Conference
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  L M McKelvey,  H Brophy-Herb
    June 2009
  21. Nurse Researchers in Children’s Hospitals
    Event: NAPNAP Annual Meeting
    Presenters: Kathleen J Sawin,  S Malin,  K Gralton,  T.M Harrison,  M.K Balchunas,  L Bock,  B Cavegn,  L Cisler-Cahill,  S.M Graves,  K.A Mussatto,  M.E. O’Brien,  E.C Sherburne,  Rachel F Schiffman
    March 2009
  22. Early emotional development in infants and toddlers: Perspectives of Early Head Start staff and parents
    Event: Head Start's Ninth National Research Conference
    Presenters: H Borphy-Herb,  M Horodynski,  S Dupuis,  E L Bocknek,  Rachel F Schiffman,  E Onaga,  L VanEgeren,  H Fitzgerald,  M Cunningham-Deluca,  S Hawver,  M Adkins,  S Thomas
    2008
  23. Examining the psycometric properties of the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale for mothers of toddlers in low-income families
    Event: Head Start's Ninth National Research Conference
    Presenters: L M McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H E Fitzgerald,  L A Roggman,  H E Brophy-Herb,  G A Cook,  D L Johnson
    2008
  24. Examining changes in the coping strategies of low-income mothers of children from infancy to elementary school
    Event: National Council on Fmaily Relations 70th Annual Conference
    Presenters: L M McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H E Fitzgerald,  L A Roggman,  G A Cook,  D L Johnson
    November 2008
  25. Where is the evidence?
    Event: Developing Skills for Evidence Based Practice
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    October 2008
  26. Examining the psycometirc properties of the Family Crisis Oriented Personal Scale for mothers of toddlers in low-income families
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 11th World Congress
    Presenters: H E Borphy-Herb,  Rachel F Schiffman,  E Onaga,  H E Fitzgerald,  L Van Egeren,  S DuPuis
    August 2008
  27. Family health over time: Risks and resilience in child and family outcomes
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 11th World Congress
    Presenters: E L Bocknek,  H E Brophy-Herb,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H E Fitzgerald,  L McKelvey,  L McKelveyCunningham-DeLuca,  S Hawver
    August 2008
  28. Understanding early emotional developement in infants and toddlers: Perspective of Early Head Start staff and parents
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 11th World Congress
    Presenters: H Brophy-Herb,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H E Fitzgerald,  E L Bocknek,  S DuPuis,  M Horodynski
    August 2008
  29. Health and nutrition in toddler and preschool children: The family context
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 11th World Congress
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    July 2008
  30. Where is the evidence?
    Event: Developing Skills for Evidence Based Practice
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    May 2008
  31. Longitudinal perspectives on family health: early intervention and resilience in family health outcomes
    Event: National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
    Presenters: E L Bocknek,  H E Brophy-Herb,  L M McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman,  H Fitzgerald,  M Cunningham-Deluca,  S Hawver
    2007
  32. Pretesting of adapted Thai versions of Facts for Feeding Children and Nutrition Attitudes questionnaires
    Event: 9th Annual Building Bridges Research Conference
    Presenters: S Kanpheungton,  Rachel F Schiffman
    May 2007
  33. Where is the evidence?
    Event: Developing Skills for Evidence Based Practice
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    May 2007
  34. Pretesting of adapted Thai versions of Facts for Feeding Children and Nutrition Attitudes questionnaires
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society
    Presenters: S Kanpheungton,  Rachel F Schiffman
    March 2007
  35. Relationship of family health, conflict, empowerment, stress, and coping to child outcomes in Early Head Start eligible children
    Event: Society for Research in Child Development
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  L M McKelvey,  H E Fitzgerald
    March 2007
  36. Adolescent fathers in low-income families: Risk for parenthood and risky parenting
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 10th World Congress
    Presenters: H Fitzgerald,  L McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman
    July 2006
  37. Early Head Start Participation, Family Routines, Parenting Stress, and Child Literacy
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 10th World Congress
    Presenters: Rachel F Schiffman,  L M McKelvey,  T M Reischl,  H E Fitzgerald,  L Gu,  M Hawver,  M Cunningham-Deluca
    July 2006
  38. Family health, maternal depressive symptoms, and family coping: Relationships to child-feeding behavior and beliefs
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 10th World Congress
    Presenters: S Y Lee,  S Hoerr,  Rachel F Schiffman,  M O Horodynski,  L M McKelvey
    July 2006
  39. Risk exposure in toddlers of low-income families: Links to child functioning at five years of age
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 10th World Congress
    Presenters: L M McKelvey,  H E Fitzgerald,  Rachel F Schiffman
    July 2006
  40. Risk for paternal alcohol use disorders and child outcome in low-income families
    Event: World Association for Infant Mental Health 10th World Congress
    Presenters: H Fitzgerald,  L McKelvey,  Rachel F Schiffman
    July 2006
  41. Where is the evidence?
    Event: Developing Skills for Evidence Based Practice
    Presenter: Rachel F Schiffman
    May 2006

Contact

schiffma@uwm.edu
(414) 229-3991
Cunningham Hall 747

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