• Dr. Turner-Henson has provided visionary leadership in children's environmental health. Empowering communities through building grassroots initiatives to reduce children’s environmental risk and promote healthy communities is a key focus of her work. Through the interplay of her interdisciplinary research, programmatic development, grassroots and community empowerment and policymaking efforts she has focused national and state level attention to improving the lives of children and families.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Factors that influence blood pressure in 3- to 5-year-old children: A pilot studyBiological Research in Nursing2018
    2017 Middle Childhood. In In Hagan, J. F., Shaw, J. S., & Duncan, P. M. (Eds.),Bright futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents, 4th ed. (pp. 651 – 730).2017
    2017 Post-deepwater horizon blowout seafood consumption patterns and community-specific levels of concern for selected chemicals among children in Mobile County, Alabama.International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.  220:1-7. 2017
    2017 Promoting lifelong health for families and communities theme. In Hagan, J., Shaw, J.S. & Duncan, P.M. (Eds.),Bright Futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents, 4th Ed. (pp. 15-40)2017
    2017 The role of formaldehyde exposure and oxidative stress in fetal growth in the second trimesterJournal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing2017
    2016 Assessment of vascular function in low socioeconomic status preschool children: A pilot studyJournal of the American Society of Hypertension2016
    2016 Book review of Kyle/Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 3rd EditionDoody's Review Service (on-line).2016
    2016 Book review of Maculay/Learning from Paediatric Patient Journeys: What Children and Their Families Can Tell UsDoody's Review Service (on-line)2016
    2016 Book review of Schmitt / My Child is Sick! Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries, 2nd EditionDoody's Review Service (on-line)2016
    2016 Community-Based Participatory Research-Speed Dating: An Innovative Model for Fostering Collaborations Between Community Leaders and Academic Researchers.Health Promotion Practice.  17:775-780. 2016
    2016 Child and maternal factors that influence child blood pressure in preschool children: An exploratory studyApplied Nursing Research2016
    2016 Relationships between perceived stress, bullying, cortisol, and depressive symptoms in 9th grade adolescents: A pilot studyBiological Nursing Research2016
    2016 Book review of Pediatric Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 2nd EditionDoody's Book Reviews (online)2016
    2016 Review of Epilepsy in Children: What Every Parent Needs to KnowDoody's Book Reviews (online)2016
    2015 Book Review of Case Management and Care Coordination: Supporting Children and Families to Optimal OutcomesDoody's Reviews (online)2015
    2015 Book Review of Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 10th EditionDoody's Reviews (online)2015
    2015 Book review of Healthcare Partnerships for Pediatric Adherence: Promoting Collaborative Management for Pediatric Chronic Illness CareDoody's Reviews (online)2015
    2015 Formaldehyde exposure during pregnancyMCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing2015
    2014 The relationships among family management behaviors and asthma morbidity in maternal caregivers of children with asthmaJournal of Family Nursing2014
    2014 Tobacco exposure, weight status, and elevated blood pressure in adolescents.Journal of Community Health.  39:653-659. 2014
    2014 Sleep quality, stress, caregiver burden, and quality of life in maternal caregivers of young children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  29:29-38. 2014
    2013 Review of complementary feeding: A research-based guide. [Review of the book Complementary feeding: A research-based guide, by C. Tuck]Doody's Review Service (on-line)2013
    2013 Review of managing infectious diseases in child care and schools: A quick reference guide, 3rd edition. [Review of the book Managing infectious diseases in child care and schools: A quick reference guide, 3rd edition, by S. S. Aronson & T. R. Shope]Doody's Review Service (on-line)2013
    2013 Position Statement on Tobacco Exposures in Children and FamiliesJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  28:511-514. 2013
    2010 Environmental Disasters and ChildrenJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  25:315-316. 2010
    2010 Back to the Future: H1N1 and Public HealthJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  25:1-2. 2010
    2010 Tips for family caregiversChildren's Health System. CHECK tips sheet.2010
    2008 Grant writing tips for doctoral students (breakout session for doctoral student pre-conference) SNRS.org/society/Doctoral Students-TopTenTips.htm 2008
    2007 Children's secondhand smoke exposure in African-American familiesAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2007
    2007 Measurement of secondhand smoke exposure in children using a point of care urine dipstick assay for cotinineAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2007
    2006 Allergens in School Settings: Results of Environmental Assessments in 3 City School SystemsJournal of School Health.  76:246-249. 2006
    2006 Outcomes for a comprehensive school-based asthma management program.Journal of School Health.  76:291-296. 2006
    2006 002–A Correlational Study of Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Families of Children with AsthmaJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  21:137-137. 2006
    2006 019–Environmental Risks and Children: Pediatric Nurses in ActionJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  21:132-132. 2006
    2005 Understanding adolescents: A guide for researchersJournal of Neuroscience Nursing2005
    2005 Clearing the air: Children's respiratory risks associated with secondhand smoke exposureAlabama State Nurses' Association Newsletter2005
    2004 Asthma self-management, self-efficacy, and resilience in adolescents attending asthma campAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2004
    2004 Parent and child agreement on questionnaires for asthma case detectionAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2004
    2004 Secondhand smoke exposure in homes and carsJournal of Investigative Medicine2004
    2003 Secondhand smoke exposure and school-age childrenAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2003
    2003 Severity of newly diagnoses and previously diagnosed asthma in a school-based asthma screening studyAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care2003
    2002 Asthma education in elementary school children and teachersAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2002
    2002 Asthma. Bright futures in practice: physical activity 2002
    2002 Bright Futures in Practice: physical activityAsthma2002
    2002 Children with special health care needs 2002
    2002 Chronic illness in children: An evidence-based approachAsthma2002
    2002 ETS avoidance behaviorsAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2002
    2001 Trends in asthma prevalence and morbidity in Head Start graduatesAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2001
    2000 Asthma prevalence and morbidity in Head Start GraduatesAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2000
    2000 Heterogeneous geographic distribution of inner city pediatric asthma admissions in BirminghamAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2000
    2000 Results of a school-based multi-stage screening procedure for asthmaAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2000
    2000 School environments and children with asthmaAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine2000
    1999 A simple "step-test" protocol for identifying suspected unrecognized exercise-induced asthma (EIA) in children.Allergy and Asthma Proceedings.  20:181-188. 1999
    1999 Parenting stress and mothers of young children with chronic illness: A cross-cultural studyJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  14:130-140. 1999
    1999 Identification of questions that best predict new diagnosis of asthma in childrenAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine1999
    1999 Reporting of symptoms in childhood asthma: Parent and child comparisonsAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine1999
    1999 Self-management of chronic disease: Pulmonary disorders 1999
    1999 Self-management of chronic disease: Pulmonary disorders. Handbook of health promotion and disease preventionIn J. Raczynski & R. DiClemente (Eds.)1999
    1998 Diabetes MellitusJournal of Clinical Ligand Assay.  21:260-261. 1998
    1998 Health promoting practices of family caregiversAmerican Public Health Association Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings1998
    1998 Pediatric nurses' perceptions of smoking cessation counselingAmerican Public Health Association Annual Scientific Meetings Proceedings1998
    1997 Images of the Neighborhood and Activity Patterns of Chronically Ill Schoolage ChildrenEnvironment and Behavior.  29:348-373. 1997
    1996 Explaining mothers' stress related to hospitalization of chronically-ill infants in three nationsHealth Services Research: Implications for Policy, Health Care, and Clinical Practice1996
    1996 Johnson behavioral system model: Explaining activities of chronically ill children, in P. Hinton Walker & B. Newman (Eds.), Blueprint for use of nursing models 1996
    1996 Johnson behavioral system model: explaining activities of chronically ill children 1996
    1996 Mothers' stress related to hospitalization of chronically-ill infants: A three-nation comparisonAmerican Public Health Association Annual Meeting Proceedings1996
    1995 Daily life experiences for the chronically ill: A life-span perspectiveFamily and Community Health1995
    1994 Chronically III Latchkey ChildrenClinical Pediatrics.  33:303-306. 1994
    1994 Toxicity of insulin administered chronically to human eye in vivo.Journal of ocular pharmacology.  10:101-107. 1994
    1993 Chronically III children in self-care: Issues for pediatric nursesJournal of Pediatric Health Care.  7:256-263. 1993
    1993 Book review: My Brother, Matthew [Review of the book My Brother, Mathew, by M. Thompson]Family & Community Health1993
    1993 Mothers of Chronically Ill Children and Perceptions of Environmental VariablesIssues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing.  16:63-76. 1993
    1993 Toxicity of insulin administered to the human eye in vivoJournal of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology1993
    1992 Sampling rare pediatric populationsJournal of Pediatric Nursing1992
    1992 When parenting becomes care giving: Caring for the chronically ill childFamily and Community Health1992
    1991 Stability of School-age Children's Survey ResponsesImage.  23:109-114. 1991
    1991 Growing up and going out: A survey of chronically ill children's use of time out-of-school. Final research grant report for MCI 060550. Material and child health program (Title V, Social Security ActHealth Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services1991
    1991 Sampling rare populations: Strategies for finding subgroups for health surveysJournal of Medical Sciences1991
    1990 Strategies of Normalization Used by Parents of Chronically Ill School Age ChildrenJournal of child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health nursing.  3:57-61. 1990
    1989 Physical environments and patterns of chronically ill children's outdoor activitiesDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology1989
    1985 Factors related to learning and behavior in diabeticsDiabetes1985
    1985 Nursing management of a child with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in an outpatient setting 1985
    1983 Comparison of monitoring blood vs. urine glucose in obese type II diabeticsDiabetes1983
    1982 Concordance and discrepancy in perceptions of diabetic adolescents' social behaviors: mother, father, childDiabetes1982
    1981 Diabetic teaching guide for community health nurses 1981
    1980 Perceived needs of diabetes patient educatorsDiabetes1980
    1979 Asthma.British medical journal.  2:118-119. 1979
    Children and youth receive care that is delivered in a physically and emotionally safe environmentGuidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth and Families

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Turner-Henson's research program focuses on children’s health, from the perspective of respiratory health (specialty focus on secondhand smoke exposure, asthma and parental caregiving) and environmental health concerns. She has had extensive experience in interdisciplinary research in community-based settings and in community participatory research.
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  • Anne Turner-Henson
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