|Current Position:||Senior Investigator, Health Behavior Branch|
Division of Intramural Population Health Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
National Institutes of Health
|Address:||6710B Rockledge Dr., MSC 7004|
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
1998 PhD, Community/Clinical Psychology, Wichita State University
1995 MA, Community/Clinical Psychology, Wichita State University
1988 BSN, Nursing, Fort Hays State University
|License:||Registered Nurse, Kansas State Board of Nursing|
Postdoctoral Fellow, Prevention Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 9/98 to 10/01
Predoctoral Intern, Office of Community Health Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 8/96 to 8/98
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, 8/91 to 7/96
Nursing Research and Development Specialist; Professional Care Home Health Services, Wichita, Kansas, 6/94 to 7/96
Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Home Health Care Services; Professional Care Home Health Services, Wichita, Kansas, 10/93 to 7/96
Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, Kansas, 5/88 to 7/96
Psychology of Health and Illness (undergraduate), Wichita State University, 1995-1996
Advanced Research Methods Lab (graduate), Wichita State University; 1993-1996
Introduction to Psychology (undergraduate), Wichita State University, 1994-1995
George Washington University; School of Public Health and Health Services; A Case Study in Tailored Communications, April 2004
Fort Hays State University; Departments of Psychology and Nursing; Prevention & Health Behavior Change in Primary Care Settings: Challenges & Opportunities, October 2002
Tabor College; Department of Education; Bullying among U.S. Youth, Feb. 2002
George Washington University; Maternal and Child Health; Intentional and Unintentional Injuries, June 2001
Principal Investigator, Diet, Obesity, and Weight Change in Pregnancy, NICHD, $3,862,730 2013-2017, Contract #'s HHSN275201300015C (clinical site) and HHSN275201300026I/HHSN27500002 (data coordinating center)
Principal Investigator, Enhancing Carbohydrate Quality in Diabetes Management, NICHD, $4,119,540, 2007-2011. Contract # HHSN267200703434C
Principal Investigator, Family Management of Childhood Diabetes, NICHD, $8,855,719, 2003-2009. Contract #'s N01-HD-4-3361, N01-HD-4-3362, N01-HD-4-3363, N01-HD-4-3364, N01-HD-3-3360.
Principal Investigator, Blood Glucose Response to Meals of Varying Glycemic Index in Youth with Type 1 & 2 Diabetes, NICHD, $37,464, 2006.
Principal Investigator, Dissemination of a tailored injury prevention program to facilitate anticipatory guidance in pediatric health care, NICHD, $58,455, 2005-2009.
Principal Investigator, Feasibility and Acceptability Of A Low Glycemic Index Diet In The Diabetes Camp Setting, NICHD, $29,479, 2004.
Principal Investigator, Office-Based Interactive Computer Technology for Promoting Diabetes Self-Management among Youth, NICHD, $70,006, 2002-2003.
Principal Investigator, The Diabetes Management Study, NICHD, $146,382, 2002-2006.
Co-Investigator, Developmental Influences on Management of Type 1 Diabetes, NICHD, $106,246, 2002-2005.
Principal Investigator, Tailored Parent and Physician Messages for Pediatric Injury Prevention, NICHD, $58,050, 2001-2004.
Principal Investigator, Validity of a Self-Report Measure of Home Safety Behaviors, NICHD, $16,086, 2001-2004.
Principal Investigator, The Effectiveness of Tailored Communication for Pediatric Injury Prevention, NICHD, $22,050, 1999-2000.
National Research Service Award, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Testing a Theoretical Model of HIV and AODA Prevention, $16,789, 1997-1998.
Community Health Council: Capacity Building and Program Development for an Integrated Future, Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Health Outreach Program, $597,439, 1998-2001. (Member of grant-writing team; served as research assistant on the conduct of the grant activities.)
Youth Environments Promoting Nutrition and Activity, National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (multi-institute collaborative) $1,860,732, 1999-2003. (Member of grant-writing team. Named as project director on grant, but relinquished the position to accept NIH postdoctoral fellowship.)
Co-Investigator, Health Needs Assessment for Children Ages 12 and Under in Cloud County, Kansas, Cloud County Community Resource Council, $8,555, 1996-1997.
Special Interest Group Executive Subcommittee of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014 to present
Co-Chair, Children and Families Special Interest Group, International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014 to present
Treasurer, Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange, 2009-2012
Co-president, Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange, 2008-2009
Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action) Student Representative, 1992-1996
NICHD/NIDDK/NHLBI/ORD expert panel member “Toward a working definition of the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents,” 2006 – 2007
Health and Safety Organizations Implementation Working Group Subcommittee, Health Resources and Service Administration’s National Bullying Prevention Campaign, 2003-2004
Washington DC William’s Transition ’98 Subcommittee on Health Care Financing, Public Health, and Health Service Delivery, 1998
Invited Moderator, Clinical Safety—Determining and Delivering Insulin Dosages Using Insulin Pump Therapy, Insulin Pump Safety Meeting, Bethesda, Maryland, November 12, 2008 (Meeting convened at the request of FDA; Klonoff DC, Reyes JS, Insulin pump safety meeting: summary report, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2009; 3(2): 396-402)
Invited Session Chair, Psychosocial-Behavioral Medicine, American Diabetes Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 8, 2009
Trans-NIH Working Group on Intervention Science, 2015-2017
NIH Women Scientist Advisors, 2011-2016
NICHD Obesity Research Strategic Core, 2008-present
NICHD Consortium for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2007-present
NIH Search Committee Co-Chair, Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, Behavioral & Social Sciences, 2013-2014
NIH Search Committee Chair, Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, Behavioral & Social Sciences, 2012-2013
NIH Search Committee, Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, Behavioral & Social Sciences, 2011-2012
NIH Tenure Track Investigators Committee, 2004-2010
DIPHR NICHD Tenure and Promotion Committee 2016-present
DIPHR NICHD Biospecimen Repository Access Datasharing Committee, 2013-present
DIPHR NICHD Search Committee Chair, Epidemiology Staff Scientist, 2015
DIPHR NICHD Staff Scientist Evaluation Committee 2014
DIPHR NICHD Professional Development Committee 2014
DIPHR NICHD Tenure-Track Mentoring Policy Committee 2014
DIPHR NICHD Search Committee, Health Behavior Branch Chief, 2013-2014
DESPR NICHD Search Committee Chair, Epidemiology Branch, 2012
DESPR NICHD Search Committee, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Branch, 2010
DESPR NICHD Search Committee, Epidemiology Branch Chief, 2009
DESPR NICHD Search Committee, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Branch, 2009
Diabetes UK 2011
Austrian Science Fund, 2010
Office of Public Health and Science, Prevention and Wellness – Leveraging National Organizations, 2010
Health Research Board, Ireland 2008
Sam Houston State University, Enhancement Grant for Research, 2007
Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange, Travel Grant, 2007
American Diabetes Association, Healthy Food Choices Grants, 2005
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Appetite, Archives of General Psychiatry, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Birth, BMC Public Health, British Journal of Nutrition, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Diabetes Care, Diabetes Metabolism Research & Reviews, Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, Diabetes Technology, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Diabetic Medicine, Health Education & Behavior, Health Education & Behavior, Health Education Research, International Journal of Behavior & Development, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of Nutrition Education & Behavior, Journal of Obesity, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Lancet, Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease, Nutrients, Nutrition Research, Obesity, Obesity Research, Patient Education & Counseling, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Diabetes, Pediatric Health, Pediatrics, Public Health Nutrition, Social Science & Medicine, Women & Health
Fort Hays State University Young Alumni Award, 2002
Society of Behavioral Medicine 2011 Award for Outstanding Research in Child and Family Health
NICHD Mentor of the Year Award, finalist, 2014
Wichita State University Psychology Alumni of the Year Award, 2016, inaugural awardee
Note: Authorship is listed by order of contribution. Papers and presentations in which the first author was under the mentorship of Dr. Nansel or in which last authorship indicates project leadership are indicated by an asterisk (*).
CHEF: This curriculum integrates a motivational interviewing interaction style with activity-based education and applied problem solving training to promote healthy eating practices among families of children with type 1 diabetes.
WE*CAN: This is a flexible, “toolbox” style curriculum designed to promote the development and use of problem-solving skills by youth with diabetes and their families. Modules guide the facilitator and family through motivation-building dialog and problem-solving processes around various aspects of the diabetes regimen. Supplementary materials are used to address specific family educational needs in areas such as communication, responsibility-sharing, burnout, and other relevant topics.
Dbuddy: This interactive software program is designed to facilitate the integration of behavioral principles into the clinic environment for the care of youth with type 1 diabetes. The program assists youth in identifying problem areas in adherence, and building motivation for behavior change in these areas. Customized feedback promotes interaction and problem-solving around these topics with the health care provider.
Diabetes Personal Trainer: This curriculum integrates a motivational interviewing interaction style with applied behavior analysis and applied problem solving training to teach youth with type 1 diabetes how to identify and address adherence difficulties.
Baby, Be Safe / Safe ‘N Sound: This is a computer-based assessment and tailored education program for use in the primary health care setting to promote adoption of injury prevention behaviors by parents of young children. Parents complete an assessment on-screen and receive an individually-tailored 3-page printout on their child’s risk injury and recommended behavior changes. Health care providers also receive a one-page summary of assessment results and recommendations.
Becoming My Best Self. A Prevention Curriculum for Youth: This 10-session curriculum for middle-school aged youth is designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills that may be applied in various potentially difficult situations, including those dealing with alcohol use, social behavior, and family relationships.
K-State Community Health Home Page: I developed and maintained a listing of health-related web links, and assisted in the development of various health-related information for this website from 1996-1998.
“Road Trip” Prevention Video for Youth: This is a video designed to introduce the use of a problem-solving method entitled “SODAS” in difficult/risky situations such as those in which alcohol and/or other drugs are involved. I was involved in several aspects of the video, including script review, auditioning of talent, coordination of activities during filming, and pilot-testing the completed video.