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Teresa S. Johnson, PhD, RN

Teresa S. Johnson, PhD, RN

Associate Professor/ Chair, Executive Committee

tsj@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6231
Cunningham Hall 429

Teresa S. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her Bachelor of Science from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, Masters in Nursing degree from University of Kansas, and doctoral degree from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has many years of clinical, teaching and research experience with newborns and their families. Her research with newborns has centered on infant health measures such as infant size at birth as a reflection of fetal growth, care and study of the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad in in- and outpatient settings, and barriers to initiation and continuation of breastfeeding, especially among high risk populations. She is also leading a team to study infant mortality in a small urban community in SE Wisconsin. She looks for opportunities to include undergraduate and graduate students in her research. She practices as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and nurse/research consultant for Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare in Racine. She has several publications in both nursing and interdisciplinary journals.

Dr. Johnson has been actively involved with March of Dimes and Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing) organizations that focus on programs and research that support healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, and healthy families. She was on an AWHONN team that developed Evidence Based Guidelines for Breastfeeding support: preconception through the first year of life. She is also working with a team in WI that is studying evidence based protocols that can potentially be used to decrease the racial disparities in birth outcomes in the state of WI.

Dr. Johnson continues to provide many different opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in her research.

Education

Ph D Philosophy of Science of Nursing, University of Illinois
Other Nursing, University of Kansas
BSN Nursing, Washburn University

Awards & Honors

Senior Research Award
College of Nursing, UWM
May 20, 2011

Practice Award
Eta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
2007

Practice Award
College of Nursing, University of WI-Milwaukee
May 2003

New Investigator Award
College of Nursing, University of WI-Milwaukee
May 2002

Current Research

Breastfeeding: Attitudes in England, Ireland, & the US
Collaborators: Johnson, Teresa S; K. Stadler

Contracts & Grants

  1. Increasing breastfeeding rates in Milwaukee County
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Milwaukee County Breastfeeding Coalition
    Investigator: Teresa S Johnson

Intellectual Contributions

  1. Teresa S Johnson,  Karen Strube,  (2011) Breast care during pregnancy, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(2), 144-148
  2. Teresa S Johnson, (2011) Healthy birth outcomes., Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(1), 84-85
  3. Margaret M. Malnory,  Teresa S Johnson,  (2011) The Reproductive Life Plan as a strategy to reduce poor birth outcomes, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(1), 109-121
  4. Teresa S Johnson,  Margaret M. Malnory,  Emily W. Nowak,  Sheryl T. Kelber,  (2011) Using fetal and infant mortality reviews to improve birth outcomes in an urban community., Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(1), 86-97
  5. Pamela J Mulder,  Teresa S Johnson,  (2010) The Beginning Breastfeeding Survey: Measuring mothers’ perceptions of breastfeeding effectiveness during the postpartum hospitalization, Research in Nursing & Health., 33(4), 329-344
  6. Teresa S Johnson, (2010) Fetal and infant mortality project of Racine, 2007-2008, , 30
  7. Pamela J Mulder,  Teresa S Johnson,  Linda C Baker,  (2010) Excessive weight loss in breastfed infants during the postpartum hospitalization, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing,, 39(1), 15-26
  8. Teresa S Johnson,  K.J. Rottier,  A. Luellwitz,  R.S. Kirby,  (2009) Maternal prepregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) and delivery of a preterm infant In Missouri 1998-2000., Public Health Nursing, (26), 3-13
  9. P.D. Hill,  Teresa S Johnson,  (2007) Assessment of breastfeeding and infant growth., Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 52(6), 571-578
  10. J Janke,  P Creehan,  L Ciofani,  S Ellerbee,  P.D. Hill,  Teresa S Johnson,  (2007) Breastfeeding support: Prenatal care through the first year., AWHONN, (2nd ed.),
  11. Teresa S Johnson,  P.J Mulder,  K.S Strube,  (2007) Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool (MIBPT): A guide for education and support of the breastfeeding dyad, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 36(4), 319-327
  12. Teresa S Johnson,  J.M Hillary,  J.L. Engstrom,  (2006) Fetal growth curves: Does classification of weight-for-gestational age predict risk of hypoglycemia in the term newborn?, Journal Midwifery and Women's Health, 51(1), 39-44
  13. Teresa S Johnson, (2003) Hypoglycemia and the term newborn: How well does birthweight-for-gestational age predict risk?, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 32(1), 48-57
  14. M. Malnory,  Teresa S Johnson,  R. S. Kirby,  (2003) Newborn behavioral and physiological responses to circumcision., MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 28(5), 313-317
  15. Teresa S Johnson,  J. E. Engstrom,  (2002) State of the science in measurement of infant size at birth., Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 2 150-158
  16. Teresa S Johnson,  R. A. Brennan,  C. D. Flynn-Tymkow,  (1999) A home visit program for breastfeeding education and support., Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 28(5), 480-485
  17. Teresa S Johnson,  J. L. Engstrom,  S. L. Haney,  S. L. Mulcrone,  (1999) Reliability of three length measurement techniques in term infants., Pediatric Nursing, 25(1), 13-17
  18. Teresa S Johnson,  J. L. Engstrom,  J. A. Warda,  M. Kabat,  B. Peters,  (1998) Reliability of length measurements in full-term neonates, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 27(3), 270-276
  19. Teresa S Johnson,  J. L. Engstrom,  D. K. Gelhar,  (1997) Intra- and interexaminer reliability of anthropometric measurements of term infants., Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 24 497-505
  20. K. Sutter,  J. L. Engstrom,  Teresa S Johnson,  K. Kavanaugh,  D. L. Ifft,  (1997) Reliability of head circumference measurements in preterm infants., Pediatric Nursing, 23(5), 485-490

Presentations

  1. Community and Academic Collaboration to increase breastfeeding among African-Americans in Milwaukee County.
    Event: Schauer, C., Johnson, T., Shaw, M., & Klement, J. (2011) Community and Academic 11/11
    Presenters: Teresa S Johnson,  Carrie Schauer
    November 2011
  2. How Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Advocates Work Together
    Event: Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care
    Presenters: J Paradowski,  J Sevallius,  Teresa S Johnson
    April 2009
  3. Influence of Health Care Practices on Initiation and Duration of Breastfeeding Among a Women, Infant, and Chilldren Population
    Event: 33rd Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society
    Presenters: C Pickar,  Teresa S Johnson,  M Shaw,  J Klemet
    March 2009
  4. Losing a Baby: Statistics and What Mothers Stories Tell Us
    Event: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
    Presenters: E Nowak,  Teresa S Johnson,  M Malnory,  T.C Jones
    2008
  5. Losing a Baby: Statistics and What Mothers Stories Tell Us
    Event: Building Bridges to Evidence Based Nursing Practice Annual Conference
    Presenters: E Nowak,  Teresa S Johnson,  M Malnory,  T.C Jones
    May 2008
  6. Barriers and Supports of Breastfeeding: Mothers Share Their Stories
    Event: Building Bridges to Evidence Based Nursing Practive Annual Conference
    Presenters: K. O'Keefe,  Teresa S Johnson,  M Shaw,  J Klement,  K Reynolds
    May 2008
  7. Losing a Baby: Statistics and What Mothers Stories Tell Us
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society Regional Conference
    Presenters: E Nowak,  Teresa S Johnson,  M Malnory,  T.C Jones
    May 2008
  8. Fetal and Infant Mortality in the City of Racine
    Event: Pediatric Grand Rounds, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints
    Presenters: Teresa S Johnson,  D Stich
    May 2008
  9. Weight Loss in the Breastfed Infant During the First Two Days Postpartum
    Event: Midwest Nursing Research Society
    Presenters: P.J Mulder,  Teresa S Johnson,  K Strube
    March 2008
  10. Weight Loss in the Breastfed Infant During the First Two Days Postpartum
    Event: International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation
    Presenters: P.J. Mulder,  Teresa S Johnson,  K. Strube
    February 2008
  11. Breastfeeding the Near Term Infant
    Event: WI Annual Meeting
    Presenter: Teresa S Johnson
    September 2006
  12. International Magic: Transforming Your Horizons
    Event: The Society of Pediatric Nursing Conference
    Presenters: Julia A Snethen,  Teresa S Johnson
    April 2006
  13. iNFANT mASSAGE & bREASTFEEDING IN cHILD cARE.
    Event:
    Presenters: Bev Zabler,  Teresa S Johnson
    August 08, 2000

Contact

tsj@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6231
Cunningham Hall 429

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