Wayne State University

Rosalind Peters, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

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Rosalind

Office Address

358 Cohn

Office Hours

By appointment

Education

  • B.S.N. - Madonna University, Livonia, MI
  • M.S.N. - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Ph.D. - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Research Interests

  • Prevention & control of hypertension and its complications
  • Preventive Self Care
  • Stress and Stress Emotions
  • Effect of stress on physiological functioning (emphasis on immune and cardiovascular functioning)
  • Effect of racsim on cardiovascular functioning

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

• The effect of chronic stress on cardiovascular functioning
• The role of perceived racism in health care outcomes
• Prevention and control of hypertension and its complications
• Stress and stress emotions

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Peters, R.M. (2015). Quantitative designs: Using numbers to provide evidence, pp. 175-198. In N.A. Schmidt, & J.M. Brown, (Eds.). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (3rd ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.

Peters, R.M. (2015). Key principles of quantitative designs, pp 153-174. In N.A. Schmidt, & J.M. Brown, (Eds.). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research (3rd ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.

Recent Journal Articles (all data based; * =student involvement)

*Pickett, S., Peters, R.M., Templin, T.N. (2016-in press). Development and validation of the Beliefs about Personal Weight Survey among African American women. Advances in Nursing Science.

Bossick, A.S., Peters, R.M., Burmeister,C., Kakumanu, N., Shill, J. E., Cassidy, Bushrow, A.W. (2016- in press). Antenatal inflammation and gestational diabetes mellitus risk among pregnant African-American women. Journal of Reproductive Immunology.

*Cassidy-Bushrow, A., Peters, R.M., Burmeister, C., Bielak, L.F., & Johnson, D.A. (2016-in press. Neighborhood-level poverty at menarche and pre-pregnancy obesity in African American women. Journal of Pregnancy.

*Kauric-Klein, Z., Peters, R.M., Yarandi, H. (2016). Self-efficacy and blood pressure self-care behaviors in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Western Journal of Nursing Research. DOI: 10.1177/0193945916661322

*Franklin, M.M., Harden J.K., & Peters, R.M. (2016). Getting to normal: Women's experiences self-managing their perceived blood pressure changes. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31 (2), 151-157.

*Accortt. E. E., Dunkel-Schetter, C. Peters, R.M., Cassidy-Bushrow, A. E. (2015). Lower prenatal vitamin D status and postpartum depressive symptomatology in African American women: Preliminary evidence for moderation by inflammatory cytokines. Archives of Women's Mental Health. (First published online- September 2015, p 1-11)

*Kuzma, E. & Peters, R.M. (2015). Adolescent vulnerability and the need for youth-friendly healthcare: The NP’s role. Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dec 21. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12331. [Epub ahead of print]

*Pickett, S., & Peters, R.M. (2015). Beliefs about personal weight among young African American Women. Clinical Nursing Research.
First published online Sept. 2015 doi: 10.1177/1054773815606693

*Ezell, J.M., Peters, R.M., Schill, J.E., Cassidy-Bushrow, A.E. (2015). Association between prenatal one hour glucose challenge test values and delivery mode in nondiabetic, pregnant Black women. Journal of Pregnancy, Article ID 835613, 8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/835613

*Ezell, J.M., Peters, R.M., Schill, J.E., Cassidy-Bushrow, A.E. (2015). Association between prenatal one hour glucose challenge test values and delivery mode in nondiabetic, pregnant Black women. Journal of Pregnancy, Article ID 835613, 8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/835613

Bobbitt, K.R., Peters, R.M., Li, J., Rao, D. S., Cassidy-Bushrow, A.E. (2015). Early pregnancy vitamin D and patterns of antenatal inflammation in African American women. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 107, 52-58 doi: 10.1016/j.jri.2014.09.05

Current Research

2015-2016 Peters, R.M., Co-Investigator - Neighborhood environment, lipidomes, and preterm birth in African American women.
Principal Investigator: C. Giurgescu
Funded by: Institute for Population Studies, Health Assessment, Administration, Services and Economics (INPHAASE)

2014-2015 Peters, R.M., Consultant – Psychometric testing of the revised Beliefs about Personal Weight Survey
Principal Investigator: S. Pickett   Funded by: Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants
 

2015-2016 Peters, R.M. PI - Self-reported sensory gating and hypertension in young adults. Funded by  Harriet Werley Award

2014-2016 - Consultant - Psychometric testing of the revised Beliefs about Personal Weight Survey.  Funded by: Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants

2012-2013 - Principal Investigator – Sensory gating and cardiovascular reactivity: A comparison of African Americans and Caucasians. Funded by Harriet H. Werley Award

2009-2010 - Co-Principal Investigator: Maternal coping with environmental stress: influences on pregnancy and child health outcomes . Funded by the Institute for Population Studies, Health and Assessment.

2007-2008 Co-Principal Investigator: Hypertension Prevention Beliefs in Hispanics. Funded by University of Central Florida, College of Nursing Chatlos Minority Research Fund.

2007-2008 Principal Investigator: Cardiovascular and Central Nervous System Responses to Racism among African Americans. Funded by Wayne State University. College of Nursing Dean’s New Investigator Initiative Award.

2003-2006 Principal Investigator: Hypertension Prevention Beliefs of African Americans. Funded by National Institute of Nursing Research (R15 NR008489-01).

2004-2005 Co-Principal Investigator: The Effects of Psychosocial Aspects of Care on Hypertension Outcomes in African Americans. Funded by Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Scholar Award 2005-2006 Principal Investigator: Kidney Disease Awareness among a High Risk Population. Funded by Wayne State University College of Nursing.

Courses Taught

  • Nursing Research - Undergraduate and Graduate Level
  • Nursing Theory - Masters and Doctoral Level (PhD & DNP)
  • Epidemiology - DNP