Rosalind Peters, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rosalind Peters, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

358 Cohn
rpeters@wayne.edu
313-577-0342

Office hours

By appointment

Research profile

Rosalind Peters, PhD, RN, FAAN

Education

  • BSN - Madonna University, Livonia, MI
  • MSN - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • PhD - 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. (2017). Development and validation of the Beliefs about Personal Weight Survey among African American women. Advances in Nursing Science, 40(2), E13-E27(15).

Bossick, A.S., Peters, R.M., Burmeister,C., Kakumanu, N., Shill, J. E., Cassidy, Bushrow, A.W. (2016). Antenatal inflammation and gestational diabetes mellitus risk among pregnant African-American women. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 115, 1-5.

*Cassidy-Bushrow, A., Peters, R.M., Burmeister, C., Bielak, L.F., & Johnson, D.A. (2016). Neighborhood-level poverty at menarche and pre-pregnancy obesity in African American women. Journal of Pregnancy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4769121.

*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

Honors and Awards

Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

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

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