Nancy Hauff, PhD, RN

Nancy Hauff, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor (Clinical) and Undergraduate Perinatal & Women's Health Nursing Course Coordinator

136 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Office hours

Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. and by appointment.

Nancy Hauff, PhD, RN

Bio Sketch

Having served in several roles as staff nurse, unit manager, director, clinical nurse specialist, nurse consultant for a major pharmaceutical company, and director of services in support of the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Hauff bring those experiences to her work to build the success of her students. Transformative learning is the basis for Dr. Hauff's teaching as she encourages students to take their experiences to a new level by having "a-ha" moments.


  • PhD, Wayne State University, 2015
  • MSN, Wayne State University, 1986
  • BSN, Wayne State University, 1973

Research Interests

  • Violence against women
  • Cumulative trauma and health outcomes
  • Nursing leadership

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • High-risk perinatal nursing
  • Breastfeeding
  • Health disparities
  • Nursing leadership
  • Violence against women

Selected Publications

  • Hauff, N.J. (2020). A model to improve utilization of community-based service programs by Medicaid-eligible pregnant women in an urban environment (case exemplar).
  • How Data Frames Quality: Safety, Innovation, and Sustainability in Interprofessional Practice (Ed: Thomas), (pp. 274 – 277) Springer Publishing Company, New York: NY.
  • Findley, A., Richards, A., Petrini, C., Alazizi, A., Shanku, A., Hauff, N.J., …R. Luca, F. (2019). Interpreting coronary artery disease risk through gene-environment interactions in gene regulation. Genetics, 213, 651-663. Doi: https// 1534/genetics.119.302419.
  • Hauff, N.J., Fry-McComish, J.,Chiodo, L.M. (2017). Cumulative trauma and partner conflict predict post-traumatic stress disorder in postpartum African American women. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, 2372-2383. doi:10.1111/jocn.

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Council for Maternal Child Health Achievement Award, 2000
  • March of Dimes Volunteer Recognition Award, 2000
  • United Community Services Award for Outstanding Community Based Program, 1999
  • Oakland University Nightingale Award for Nursing Administration, 1998

Current Research

  • 2021-Present Visger, J.M. (PI), Hauff, N.J. (Co-PI). Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration Among Mothers in Michigan: Relationships of Demographic Characteristics, Health Promotion Behaviors, and Pregnancy Planning.
  • 2020-Present Visger, J.M. (PI), Hauff, N.J. (Co-PI). Predictors of Influenza Vaccine Update Among Pregnant Women.

Courses taught by Nancy Hauff, PhD, RN

Winter Term 2023 (current)

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021

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