Posted on May 10, 2012

USF Nursing Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy Co-Authors Book on Intervention Research

USF Nursing Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy Co-Authors Book on Intervention Research

The College of Nursing proudly recognizes our latest faculty book author!

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN is co-author of Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding. The book was released in April 23, 2012 by Springer Publishing Company.  Dr. Morrison-Beedy is Dean of the College of Nursing, Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health at the University of South Florida, and professor of Nursing and Public Health. She was also appointed as professor to the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. Prior to coming to USF from the University of Rochester she was Assistant Dean for Research in the School of Nursing and held the Endowed Chair in Nursing Science. Dr. Morrison-Beedy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and of the National Academies of Practice. She is a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a registered nurse in both New York and Florida.

“This text is the most comprehensive body of information available on this topic” according to Springer Publishing. “This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review Board and peer review.”

Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/ PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University co-authored the book which was developed from an annual continuing education workshop on intervention studies conducted by Dr. Melnyk. Contributing authors from the University of South Florida include: Barry B. Bercu, M.D., FAAP, Cheryl L. Byers, MHA, CIP, Amanda Hastings, MSHL, Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHACindy Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, LaRon Nelson, PhD, RN, NP, and Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC.

Known both as a scholar and a leader, Dr. Morrison-Beedy has received numerous awards for her research, including the Excellence in HIV Prevention Award from the Association for Nurses in AIDS Care, the Florida Nurses Association Nursing Research Award, and an Excellence in Research award from the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) for her excellence in clinical practice and continued innovation in the delivery of care for women and newborns. She has over 200 publications and has also served as a NIH reviewer for HIV/AIDS related grant proposals.

Dr. Morrison-Beedy’s leadership has brought unprecedented growth to the USF College of Nursing. In less than 2 years the college’s NIH ranking increased from 30th to 25th place. She has received national recognition for the college’s work in Military and Veteran’s health. In April 2012, Dr. Morrison-Beedy was invited to take part in the first lady’s Joining Forces summit. Joining Forces is a national initiative dedicated to providing service members with support and opportunities such as those projects that have originated at the College of Nursing.

Dr. Morrison-Beedy’s body of research has focused on HIV/AIDS risk reduction, especially for vulnerable adolescent girls. As Principal or co-investigator, she has received more than $11 million in HIV/AIDS prevention research funding. In 2004, she launched the Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIP Teens) – a small-group HIV intervention program for girls ages 15 to 19 – after observing a lack of services specifically for that population. This randomized controlled trial was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). The community-based research program worked with over 1000 adolescent girls from Rochester and surrounding towns to reduce girls’ HIV/AIDS risk and improve their knowledge, motivation and behavior skills. In recognition of her valuable contributions to nursing science in the area of HIV/AIDS intervention, she has been invited to submit a proposal that will enable her to extend her work into Latin America.