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Overview

  • Dr. Katherine Dudding has twenty-five culminative years as an experienced neonatal nurse, clinical lead, educator, and researcher. She earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Arizona with a substantive focus in Informatics and a minor in Cognitive Science focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she teaches in the MSN Informatics Track. Her research focuses on increasing our understanding of neonates with pain. In particular, she studies neonate to nurse communication of pain for quicker pain relief to improve outcomes for neonates using a technology-based intervention. She is an active member with the American Medical Informatics Association where she is co-chair of the Nursing Informatics Workgroup Education Committee. Additionally, she is cofounder and chair of the Neonatal Scholars Interest Group (NSIG). This is a group of neonatal scholars focused on making a difference in the lives of neonates through research, teaching, and service.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Improving Quality in Neonatal Care Through Competency-Based SimulationNeonatal Network: the journal of neonatal nursing.  41:159-167. 2022
    2022 Maternal-infant bonding for the opioid exposed dyad: A rodgers' evolutionary concept analysisNursing Forum: an independent voice for nursing.  57:165-170. 2022
    2021 Recruiting nurses via social media for survey studiesNursing Research.  70:231-235. 2021
    2021 Using Eye Tracking for Measuring Cognitive Workload During Clinical Simulations: Literature Review and SynthesisCIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.  39:499-507. 2021
    2021 A Qualitative Study Describing Nurses' Experiences with PresenteeismJournal of Nursing Administration.  51:135-140. 2021
    2020 Highlighting Simulation Practices in the Neonatal EnvironmentNeonatal Network: the journal of neonatal nursing.  39:257-262. 2020
    2020 Simulation: Building Skills and Improving OutcomesNeonatal Network: the journal of neonatal nursing.  39:255-256. 2020
    2019 Measuring quality and outcomes of research collaborations: An integrative review.Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.  3:261-289. 2019
    2018 Neonatal Nurses Experience Unintended Consequences and Risks to Patient Safety with Electronic Health RecordsCIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.  36:167-176. 2018
    2018 Nursing Informatics Year in Review 2017Nursing Administration Quarterly.  42:180-185. 2018
    2017 Using Twitter to teach evidence-based practice in doctor of nursing practice degree programClinical Nurse Specialist.  31:349-352. 2017
    2017 NEC-zero recommendations from scoping review of evidence to prevent and foster timely recognition of necrotizing enterocolitis.Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology.  3:23. 2017
    2016 Nursing informatics research and emerging trends in 2015CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.  34:284-286. 2016

    Research Overview

  • Her research focuses on increasing our understanding of neonates with pain. In particular, she studies neonate to nurse communication of pain for quicker pain relief to improve outcomes for neonates using a bioinformatics-intervention.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, University of Arizona 2018
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, East Carolina University 1997
  • Full Name

  • Katherine Dudding