Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Childs’ research focuses on approaches for reducing the risks of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent African American girls with an emphasis on sexual decision-making and risk-taking among African American girls ages 12 to 14 years living in the Deep South region of the U.S. Using community-based participatory and qualitative research methods, Dr. Childs’ work has documented the age of onset of sexual activity in this population of young adolescents, as well as common cognitive representations of adolescent pregnancy, virginity, romantic relationships, adolescent sexual norms, sexual behavior of peers, and peer pressure to be sexually active, all of which informed the next stage of her program of research aimed at relationship decision-making. Dr. Childs has served as a national board member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, which sets the agenda for HIV/AIDS nursing nationally and internationally for research, education, practice, and public policy efforts. She is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Decreasing Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients With End-Stage Renal DiseaseJournal for Healthcare Quality.  41:59-64. 2019
    2018 Self-efficacy, infant feeding practices, and infant weight gain: An integrative reviewJournal of Child Health Care2018
    2017 Perceptions of Brain Health and Cognition in Older African Americans and Caucasians With HIV: A Focus Group StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  28:862-876. 2017
    2017 Feedback on a Multimodal Cognitive Intervention for Adults Aging With HIV: A Focus Group StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  28:685-697. 2017
    2017 Development of Participant-Informed Text Messages to Promote Physical Activity Among African American Women Attending College: A Qualitative Mixed-Methods InquiryJournal of Transcultural Nursing.  28:236-242. 2017
    2015 A path analysis of Latino parental, teenager and cultural variables in teenagers’ sexual attitudes, norms, self-efficacy, and sexual intentionsRevista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem.  23:500-511. 2015
    2015 Never-Pregnant African American Adolescent Girls' Perceptions of Adolescent PregnancyJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  30:310-320. 2015
    2015 The Multiple Stigma Experience and Quality of Life in Older Gay Men With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  26:24-35. 2015
    2013 Correlates of Condom Self-Efficacy in an Incarcerated Juvenile PopulationJournal of Correctional Health Care.  19:27-35. 2013
    2013 Digital Gaming for HIV Prevention With Young AdolescentsJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  24:71-80. 2013
    2013 Support, Stigma, Health, Coping, and Quality of Life in Older Gay Men With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  24:38-49. 2013
    2012 Early adolescent African American girls' perceptions of virginity and romantic relationships.Nursing : Research and Reviews.  2012:55-65. 2012
    2012 The moderating effect of sexual pressure on young Urban women's condom useResearch in Nursing and Health.  35:4-14. 2012
    2011 Cameroonian preadolescents' perspectives of an HIV prevention interventionWorld Journal of AIDS2011
    2011 ProvertyEncyclopedia of Adolescence2011
    2010 Piloting an HIV Prevention Intervention for Cameroonian GirlsJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  21:512-521. 2010
    2010 Challenges of depression and suicidal ideation associated with aging with HIV/AIDS: Implications for social workJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  53:159-175. 2010
    2009 Successful aging with HIV: A brief overview for nursingJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  35:19-25. 2009
    2008 Correlates of Sexual Abstinence and Sexual Activity of Low-Income African American Adolescent FemalesJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  19:432-442. 2008
    2007 Psychosocial factors that influence abstinence and sexual activity among African American adolescent girlsDissertation Abstract International2007
    2004 Retention of African-American students in baccalaureate nursing programs: Are we doing enough?Journal of Professional Nursing.  20:129-133. 2004
    2004 Mentorship model for the retention of minority students in a baccalaureate nursing programNursing Outlook2004
    2002 Call to action: Diversity in the nursing workforce.Nursing Forum2002
    2002 Said another way. Call to action: the need to increase diversity in the nursing workforce.Nursing Forum.  37:28-32. 2002
    Parental Self-Efficacy and Infant Feeding Practices: An Integrative ReviewJournal of Child Health Care
    Relationships between parent-adolescent communication, acculturation, and sexual knowledge on adolescent sexual behavior: A systematic reviewHispanic Health International

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Domestic violence 2018

    Teaching Activities

  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM780 - Applic Research Design Princ I (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NRM774 - Res Vulnerable Pop/Hlth Dispar (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NRM773 - Qualitative Research Methods (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NRM774 - Res Vulnerable Pop/Hlth Dispar (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NRM772 - Designs of Nursing Studies II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NRM773 - Qualitative Research Methods (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NRM772 - Designs of Nursing Studies II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NRM774 - Res Vulnerable Pop/Hlth Dispar (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR507 - Prom Hlth Chldbear/Chldrea Fam (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NCL621 - Sys Population-based Care II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NCL686L - CNL Practicum II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR445 - Nursing Child Adolescent (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR446L - Child Adolescent Practicum (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR445 - Nursing Child Adolescent (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR507 - Prom Healthy Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR456L - Leader Management Practicum (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR445 - Nursing Child Adolescent (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR446L - Child Adolescent Practicum (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR507 - Prom Healthy Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Gwendolyn Childs