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Marti Rice, PhD

Marti Rice, PhD
Professor
Department of Nursing Family, Comm & Health Systems
NB 424
Nursing Building
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210
Phone: (205) 975-7802
Email: schauf@uab.edu
 

Dr. Marti Rice is very active in leadership positions in nursing research organizations at the national (Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science) and regional (Southern Nursing Research Society) level. She is known for her community-based research examining factors related to blood pressure in preschool and school-age children including stress and anger. Her biobehavioral research program with children spans over a quarter of a century and has been funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Education

  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Creighton University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics, Georgia State University
  • Master of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Medical College of Georgia

Research Interests

Preschool and school-age children; chronic stress in children and effect on blood pressure; anger in children and effect on blood pressure; social, psychological and biological determinants of health in children; biobehavioral research; prevention of disease in children; parent and child factors influencing health in children; cognitive-behavioral and physical activity interventions

Publications

  1. The Influence of Psychological Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Cortisol on Body Mass and Central Adiposity in 10- to-12-Year-Old Children..  Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  44:42-49. 2019 
    10.1016/j.pedn.2018.10.007 
  2. Depressive Symptoms, Perceived Stress, and Cortisol in School-Age Children With Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Study..  Biological Research For Nursing.  1099800418813713. 2018 
    10.1177/1099800418813713 
  3. Depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and cortisol in school age children with type 1 diabetes: A pilot study..  Biological Research For Nursing.  1-7. 2018 
    10.1177/1099800418813713 
  4. Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Toddlers Born Very Preterm: A Pilot Study..  Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  43:29-35. 2018 
    10.1016/j.pedn.2018.08.008 
  5. Perceived Stress and the Fatigue Symptom Cluster in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors..  Oncology Nursing Forum.  45:775-785. 2018 
    10.1188/18.ONF.775-785 
  6. Self-efficacy, infant feeding practices, and infant weight gain: An integrative review..  Journal of Child Health Care.  1367493518788466. 2018 
    10.1177/1367493518788466 
  7. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) News..  Nursing Outlook.  66:594-597.2018 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2018.10.003 
  8. Factors That Influence Blood Pressure in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children: A Pilot Study.  Biological Research For Nursing.  20:25-31. 2018 
    10.1177/1099800417726598 
  9. Year in review: Work of Leadership Council for 2017..  Nursing Outlook.  65:769-771. 2017 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2017.09.004 
  10. Activities at the Council..  Nursing Outlook.  65:665-666. 2017 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2017.07.014 
  11. Council News..  Nursing Outlook.  65:485-487. 2017 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.001 
  12. Council happenings..  Nursing Outlook.  65:340-342. 2017 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2017.03.012 
  13. Council happenings..  Nursing Outlook.  65:246-247. 2017 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2017.01.015 
  14. Factors That Influence Blood Pressure in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children: A Pilot Study..  Biological Research For Nursing.  20:25-31. 2017 
    10.1177/1099800417726598 
  15. Assessment of vascular function in low socioeconomic status preschool children: a pilot study.Journal of the American Society of Hypertension.  11:101-109. 2016 
    10.1016/j.jash.2016.12.006 
  16. CANS Communique..  Nursing Outlook.  64:610-612. 2016 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2016.09.007 
  17. Fifteenth anniversary (2000-2015): Past, present, and future.  Nursing Outlook.  2016 
  18. OS 24-04 A PILOT STUDY ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF VASCULAR FUNCTION IN LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS PRESCHOOL CHILDREN..  Journal of Hypertension.  34 Suppl 1:e244.2016 
    10.1097/01.hjh.0000500547.59480.0a 
  19. Child and Maternal Factors That Influence Child Blood Pressure in Preschool Children: An Exploratory Study..  Applied Nursing Research.  31:117-120. 2016 
    10.1016/j.apnr.2016.01.008 
  20. Child and maternal factors that influence child blood pressure in preschool children: An exploratory study.  Applied Nursing Research.  2016 
    10.1016/j.apnr.2016.01.008 
  21. Engaging members and partner organizations in translating a nursing science agenda..  Nursing Outlook.  2016 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2016.07.010 
  22. Council happenings..  Nursing Outlook.  64:397-398. 2016 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2016.05.009 
  23. Setting nursing science priorities to meet contemporary health care needs..  Nursing Outlook.  64:399-401. 2016 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2016.05.007 
  24. Collection biological measures for research with children and adolescents.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care.  2016 
    10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.12.007 
  25. Collecting Biological Measures for Research With Children and Adolescents..  Journal of Pediatric Health Care.  30:279-283. 2016 
    10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.12.007 
  26. Council communication.  Nursing Outlook.  64:281-283. 2016 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2016.03.003 
  27. Communications from the Council.  Nursing Outlook.  64:200-201. 2016 
    10.1016/j.outlook.2016.01.001 
  28. Council update.  Nursing Outlook.  2015 
  29. Formaldehyde exposure during pregnancy..  MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.  40:180-185. 2015 
    10.1097/NMC.0000000000000125 
  30. Charting a new future..  Nursing Outlook.  62:492-493. 2014 
  31. Tobacco exposure, weight status, and elevated blood pressure in adolescents.  Journal of Community Health.  2014 
    10.1007/s10900-014-9839-5
  32. Tobacco exposure, weight status, and elevated blood pressure in adolescents..  Journal of Community Health.  39:653-659. 2014 
    10.1007/s10900-014-9839-5
  33. Tobacco exposure, weight status, and elevated blood pressure in adolescents..  Journal of Community Health.  2014 
    10.1007/s10900-014-9839-5
  34. Low birth weight and subsequent poor weight gain.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  2014 
  35. Low birth weight and subsequent poor weight gain..  Journal of Pediatric Health Care.  28:350-356.2014 
    10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.09.004 
  36. Enhancing research capacity for global health: evaluation of a distance-based program for international study coordinators..  Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.  33:67-75. 2013 
    10.1002/chp.21167 
  37. Anger, stress and blood pressure in overweight children..  Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  26:446-455.2011 
    10.1016/j.pedn.2010.05.002 
  38. Finding meaning as a mediator of caregiver in dementia.  Research in Gerontological Nursing.  2011 
  39. Finding meaning as a mediator of burden on the health of caregivers of spouses with dementia.Aging and Mental Health.  15:522-530. 2011 
    10.1080/13607863.2010.543656 
  40. Stress and inflammation: a biobehavioral approach for nursing research..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  32:730-760. 2010 
    10.1177/0193945909356556 
  41. The self as role model in health promotion scale: development and testing..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  32:814-832. 2010 
    10.1177/0193945910361595 
  42. Conducting research in school settings: Issues, challenges and strategies.  Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society..  2010 
  43. Distance-based education for international study coordinators.  2010 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research.  2010 
  44. Stress and inflammation: A biobehavioral approach for nursing research..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  2010 
    10.1177/0193945909356556 
  45. Stress and Inflammation in atherosclerosis: A behavioral approach.  Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society..  2010 
  46. School connectedness: Does it help to protect children from anger and stress?.  Pediatrics for Parents.  2010 
  47. Spouse caregivers in dementia: The role of finding meaning as a mediator between burden and health.  Proceedings of the 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Society..  2010 
  48. Importance of school connectedness.  Pediatrics for Parents.  2009 
  49. Anger, stress, coping and relationships with school connectedness in fourth grade children.  Journal of School Health.  2008 
    10.1111/j.1746-1561.2007.00277.x
  50. Relationship of anger, stress, and coping with school connectedness in fourth-grade children.Journal of School Health.  78:149-156. 2008 
    10.1111/j.1746-1561.2007.00277.x
  51. Baseline findings from the federally funded PASS program: Implications for interventionsSymposium. National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research.  2008 
  52. Differences in anger, stress, self-concept, school connectedness and blood pressure between norm weight and overweight children enrolled in the federally funded PASS project.  Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2008 
  53. Methodological issues and challenges in conducting research with mothers, fathers, children, adolescents and families (Symposia - Convener and Moderator).  Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2008 
  54. The "schoolager's school connectedness scale".  Measures of Children's Mental Health & Psychological Wellbeing.  2008 
  55. Accessing and recruiting children for research in schools..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  29:501-514. 2007 
    10.1177/0193945906296549 
  56. The relationships among anxiety, anger, and blood pressure in children..  Applied Nursing Research.  20:17-23. 2007 
    10.1016/j.apnr.2005.10.006 
  57. Anthropometric and psychological predictors of blood pressure in children 9 & 10 years of ageProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2007 
  58. Emotions, blood pressure linked in kids. Innovations in practice.  RN.  2007 
  59. Predictors of trait anger in 9 and 10-year old children: Baseline findings for the federally funded project.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. 2007 
  60. Relationships between children’s self report of self-concept and teacher reports of the Behavioral Assessment System for children from three cohorts of the PASS program.  Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2007 
  61. Differences in trait anger among children with varying levels of anger expression patterns..  Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health nursing.  19:51-61. 2006 
    10.1111/j.1744-6171.2006.00047.x
  62. Implementing the research budget..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  28:234-241. 2006 
    10.1177/0193945905282971 
  63. Collecting biobehavioral data from children in schools. Part of symposium, data collection with children and adults: Mountains, molehills, and movement.  National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research.  2006 
  64. Comparison of at-risk-for overweight and overweight children, trait anger, patterns of anger expression, stress and blood pressure.  Proceedings of the 2006 Regional Research Conference. 2006 
  65. Development of the schoolager’s school connectedness scale: Preliminary work.  Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2006 
  66. Overweight children, trait anger, patterns of anger expression and stressful events: A secondary data analysis.  Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. 2006 
  67. Psychologic predictors of salivary IgA in children 9 & 10 years of age.  Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2006 
  68. Relationships among stress, coping, patterns of anger expression and self-concept: Baseline data from the first two cohorts of the PASS program.  Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2006 
  69. Teachers, stress and hypertension: What does it mean?.  Proceedings of the ASCD Annual Conference.  2006 
  70. Hiring the right people and management of research staff..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  27:1059-1066. 2005 
    10.1177/0193945905279926 
  71. Nurses as imperfect role models for health promotion..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  27:166-183. 2005 
    10.1177/0193945904270082 
  72. Nurses as imperfect role models for health promotion: Commentary.  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  27:184-187. 2005 
    10.1177/0193945904270083 
  73. A grounded theory study: Adolescent expectations of weight loss and weight loss interventionsProceedings of Sigma Theta Tau International Annual Meeting.  2005 
  74. Anthropometric predictors of blood pressure in children 9 & 10 years of age.  Proceedings of 19th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2005 
  75. Author's Response.  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  27:186-187. 2005 
    10.1177/0193945904270247 
  76. Cortisol & anger expression during a high stress period in teachers.  Proceedings of 19th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2005 
  77. Differences in anger, stress, coping, and blood pressure in elementary school teachers during high and low stress periods.  Proceedings of 19th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2005 
  78. Relationships among anger, stress, coping and school connectedness.  Proceedings of 19th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2005 
  79. Teachers, stress, and hypertension: What does it all mean?.  Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  2005 
  80. Anger, stress, coping, and blood pressure in elementary school teachers.  Sigma Theta Tau. 15th International Nursing Research Congress.  2004 
  81. Incentives for children in research..  Image.  36:167-172. 2004 
  82. Relationships among anger, stress, coping, school connectedness, blood pressure, BMI and waist circumference.  National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research.  2004 
  83. Symposium: The nuts and bolts of planning and implementing a research grant. Presentation: Budget planning and monitoring for research projects.  National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research.  2004 
  84. A comparison of anger, anxiety, coping resources, and self-concept in children with high and low levels of stress.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  2003 
  85. Differences in anger, patterns of anger expression and blood pressure in children from third to fourth grade.  The Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. 2003 
  86. Statistical analyses: Making sense of them in the research report.  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 2002 
  87. Differences in anger, self-concept, and stress between overweight and non-overweight childrenAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  2002 
  88. Differences in blood pressure among children with varying levels of anger expression patterns.  The Proceedings of the 16th Annual conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  2002 
  89. Research incentives for children and adolescents: Challenges and ethical issues.  The Proceedings of Advancing Nursing Practice Excellence: State of the Science, Sigma Theta Tau International. 2002 
  90. A comparison of anger, stress, and self-concept in children with high, moderate, and low anxietyThe Proceedings of the 15th Anniversary conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. 2001 
  91. Measurement of physical activity, exercise, and physical fitness in children: issues and concerns.Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  15:148-156. 2000 
    10.1053/jn.2000.6019 
  92. Commentary.  Dermatologic Surgery.  26:165-166. 2000 
  93. Gender and racial influences on relationships among anger, stress, self-concept, and blood pressure in children.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  2000 
  94. Relationships among anger and selected psychological and physical variables.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  2000 
  95. Childhood anger expression.  Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Twentieth Annual Meeting.  1999 
  96. Differences in trait anger among children with varying levels of anger expression patterns: Implications for intervention.  Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Twentieth Annual Meeting.  1999 
  97. Differences in trait anger among children with varying levels of anger expression patterns: Implications for intervention.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine.  1999 
  98. Relationships among physical activity and weight, blood pressure readings, anger and anger expression in children.  Journal of Child and Family Nursing.  1999 
  99. Relationships among physical activity and weight, blood pressure readings, anger and anger expression in children.  Journal of Child and Family Nursing.  1999 
  100. Anger and blood pressure readings in children..  Applied Nursing Research.  11:2-11. 1998 
  101. Anger and anger expression scores of school age children enrolled in outside of school physical activity programs.  Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Nineteenth Annual Meeting, Annuals of Behavioral Medicine.  1998 
  102. Comparison of anger and anger expression scores in children enrolled in high intensity sports programs versus those in low intensity or not enrolled.  The Proceedings of the 12th Annual conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  1998 
  103. Effects of varying intervals between heparin flushes on pediatric catheter longevity..  Pediatric Nursing.  23:87-91. 1997 
  104. Accessing instruments: Where are they when you need them?.  The Proceedings of the 10th Annual Meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  1996 
  105. Health and illness issues for children in child care.  Capsules and Comments in Pediatric Nursing. 1996 
  106. Life-threatening situations: supporting the child survivor and the family..  Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  10:219-223. 1995 
    10.1016/S0882-5963(05)80018-1 
  107. Nursing research and nursing practice--teaching the inseparable duo..  Western Journal of Nursing Research.  17:227-231. 1995 
    10.1177/019394599501700210 
  108. Primary meningococcal pneumonia in a nineteen-month-old child..  Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  14:155-156. 1995 
  109. Anger and blood pressure readings in children.  Nursing Research Involving Vulnerable Populations Conference.  1995 
  110. Questions and controversies related to temperature assessment.  In Whaley, L. & Wong, D. Nursing Care of Infants and Children.  1994 
  111. A model of health care delivery in a child day-care setting..  Public Health Nursing.  10:166-169. 1993
  112. A comparison of pediatric temperature measures.  Proceedings of the Society of Pediatric Nurses. 1993 
  113. A comparison of pediatric temperature measures.  Proceedings of the MCN Convention.  1993 
  114. Parent/child temperament and its relationship to parenting satisfaction, stress, and competenceProceedings of the Society of Pediatric Nurses. The third annual meeting..  1993 
  115. Factors associated with closed head injury in a pediatric population..  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.  24:311-316. 1992 
  116. A comparison of nurses, child-care providers, and parental perceptions of illness prevention activities and of nursing roles in a group child-care setting.  Proceedings of International Conference on Child Day Care Health: Science, Prevention, and Practice.  1992 
  117. Closed head injuries in children.  MCN Convention.  1992 
  118. Cost-effectiveness of health involvement in child day care..  Proceedings of International Conference on Child Day Care Health: Science, Prevention, and Practice.  1992 
  119. Health promotion in a group child care setting.  MCN Convention, Sponsored by The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.  1992 
  120. Measurement of Child Temperament: Implications for Researchers, Clinicians, and CaregiversJournal of the Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals.  21:177-183. 1992 
    10.1207/s15326888chc2103_8 
  121. Heart project: factors affecting blood pressure in children..  Georgia nursing.  51:2-11. 1991 
  122. Health promotion in a group child care setting.  MCHIP MCJ-133711. Abstracts of Active Projects (10/1/90-9/30/91). Maternal and Child Health Bureau..  1991 
  123. Cardiovascular screening programs: implications for school nurses..  Pediatric Nursing.  16:509-511.1990 
  124. Health promotion in a group child care setting.  Book of Abstracts, Creating A New Reality: Strategies for Cost-Effective Patient Care Through Clinical Nurse Specialists. Sponsored by Indiana Univ..  1990
  125. Health promotion in a group child care setting.  MCHIP MCJ-133711. Abstracts of Active Projects (10/1/89-9/30/90). Maternal and Child Health Bureau..  1990 
  126. Health promotional and screening programs: Implications for the school nurse.  Pediatric Nursing. 1990 
  127. Health promotion in a group childcare setting.  MCHIP MCJ-133711. Abstracts of Active Projects (10/1/88-9/30/89). Maternal and Child Health Bureau..  1989 
  128. Helen M. Walker.  Significant Perspectives.  1987 
  129. Helen Walker: Influential in 1929 and still cited today.  Resources in Education.  1987 
  130. Florence Nightingale.  Significant Perspectives.  1986 
  131. Florence Nightingale, statistician: Implications for teachers of educational research.  Resources in Education.  1986 
  132. Keeping on the boil..  Nursing mirror.  149:30. 1979 
  133. ADHD child sleep potentially affected by parent ADHD symptoms and sleep hygiene.  Journal of School Nursing.  
  134. Exploration of perceived psychological and physiological stress and the fatigue symptom cluster in childhood brain tumor survivors.  Oncology Nursing Forum.  
  135. Identifying psychosocial factors for intervention in children with blood pressure elevations.  National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research.  
  136. Perceived Psychological and Physiological Stress and the Fatigue Symptom Cluster in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors.  Oncology Nursing Forum.  
  137. Perspective of Hispanic adolescents on weight and weight management.  International Journal of Pediatric Obesity.  
  138. Recruitment of hard to contact, hard to engage child participants in clinics and schools.  Applied Nursing Research.