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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

Contracts & Grants

  1. Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: National Center for Research Resources
    Investigators: Rachel F Schiffman,  Reza Shaker
  2. 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
  3. "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,  Stability of biological father presence as a proxy fo family stability: Cross-racial associations with the longitudinal development of emotion regulation in toddlerhood., Infant Mental Health Journal
  2. K. A. Mussato,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Jane B Leske,  P. Simpson,  B. S. Marino,  (2013) The importance of self-perceptions to psychosocial adjustment in adolescents with heart disease., Journal of Pediatric Health Care, (epub ahead of print),
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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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