Judith W. Herrman

Professor
School of Nursing
375 McDowell Hall
302-831-8380
jherrman@udel.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware , School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
  • M.S. in Nursing, University of Delaware
  • B.S.N., University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Public policy and health
  • Teen pregnancy/sexual behaviors
  • Teen brain/high risk behaviors/decision-making
  • Creative teaching strategies

 

Recent Scholarship/Research Activities

  • 2013-Integrating technology and healthcare theater to transform education in the classroom, UD IT Transformational Grant, funding pending, with Jennifer Saylor (PI), Amy Cowperthwait, Allan Carlsen, Karen Avino, David Edwards, $24,000 awarded.
  • 2013- Girls discharged from detention: Their perceptions of transition to home after incarceration, Lassiter Foundation, $5000, funding awarded, Role: PI, with Joni Silverstein, independent consultant.
  • 2013- Girls in detention: Data analysis and dissemination, Delaware Center for Justice, $500, funding awarded, with Joni Silverstein, Role: PI, independent consultant.
  • 2013- Girls in detention: Their perceptions of transition to home after incarceration, Beta Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, $1000, funding awarded, Role: PI, with Joni Silverstein, independent consultant.
  • 2011-2012 Evaluating School Based Wellness Centers Provision of Reproductive Health Services in DE, Delaware Division of Public Health award, $49,782, Funding awarded.
  • 2011-Girls’ perceptions of violence and the Girls’ Teen Summits, Delaware Center for Justice, $8300, Funding awarded.
  • 2010-2012Safe Dates for Young Mothers, American Association of University Women Community Action Grant $10,000, Funding awarded. (with J.K. Waterhouse).
  • 2010-Exploring Healthy Beginnings and Women’s Health at CCHS: A focus group study $10,000, Christiana Care Health Systems, Funding awarded.
  • 2009-Young Women Get Real: A pilot program to promote healthy sexual behaviors among girls in juvenile justice, Sigma Theta Tau International, Research grant, $5000, Funding awarded. (with J.K. Waterhouse).
  • 2008- Thoughts on Teen Parenting: Kent and Sussex Counties, Beta Xi, Sigma Theta Tau Chapter Research Grant, $1000 for research, Funding awarded.
  • 2007- Adolescent perceptions of teen births and their thoughts on prevention, survey implementation, General University Research Grant Fall 2007, $6000, Funding awarded.

 

Publications

  1. Herrman, J.W. (in press). Commentary to: Noll and Shenk’s Teen birth rates in sexually abused and neglected females. Pediatrics, 2013 Apr; 131 (4): e1181-7 in Evidence Based Nursing.
  2. Herrman, J.W., Solano, P., Stotz, L., McDuffie, M.J. (in press). Comprehensive sexual education: A historical and comparative analysis of public opinion. American Journal of Sexuality Education.
  3. Herrman, J.W. (2013). Delaware stakeholder perceptions of the provision of reproductive health services by school-based health centers. Newark, DE: University of Delaware, available at: http://dhmic.healthywomende.com/Reports/Six-Year-2005-2011.
  4. Herrman, J.W. & Lytle-Barnaby, R. (January 3, 2013). Both sides can agree on teen pregnancy prevention. An op-ed. Wilmington News Journal.
  5. Herrman, J.W. (2013). How teen mothers describe dating violence. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 42, 462-470.
  6. Herrman, J.W. (2013). Letter to the editor: Comment on: Young women’s perceptions of the benefits of childbearing: Associations with contraceptive use and pregnancy. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 45 (2), 113-114.
  7. Herrman, J.W., Moore, C.C., & Sims, R. (2013). Using the Thoughts on Teen Parenting Survey to determine the impact of Wise Guys: A pilot study. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12016.
  8. Herrman, J.W., & Waterhouse, J.K. (in press). A pilot program to promote healthy sexual behaviors among girls in juvenile justice. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.
  9. Wade, G .H., Herrman, J.W., & McBeth-Snyder, L. (2012). A preconception care program for women in a college setting. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 37 (3), 164-170.
  10. Herrman, J.W. & Silverstein, J. (2012). Girls’ perceptions of violence and prevention. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 29 (2), 75-90.
  11. Herrman, J.W., & Nandakumar, R. (2012). Development of a survey to assess adolescent perceptions of teen parenting. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 20 (1), 3-20.
  12. Herrman, J.W., Rogers, S., & Ehrenthal, D. (2012). Women’s perceptions of CenteringPregnancy: A focus group study. MCN The American Journal of Maternal and Child Nursing, 37 (1), 19-26.
  13. Diefenbeck, C., Wade, G., Hayes, E., & Herrman, J.W. (2011). Student-centered outcome evaluation of the Clinical Immersion Program: Five years later. Journal of Nursing Education, 50 (11), 628-635.
  14. Herrman, J.W., Waterhouse, J.K., & Chiquoine, J. (2011). An evaluation of an infant simulator intervention for teen pregnancy prevention. Journal of Obstetrical Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing, 40 (3), 322-328.
  15. Herrman, J.W., & Waterhouse, J.K. (2011). What do adolescents think of teen parenting? Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(4), 577-592.
  16. Elliott, D., Robinson, E., Sanford, M., Herrman, J.W., & Reisenberg, L.A. (2011). Systemic barriers to diabetes management in primary care: A qualitative analysis of Delaware physicians. American Journal of Medical Quality, 26 (4), 284-290.
  17. Herrman, J. W. (2010). Siblings’ perceptions of diabetes and its management. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25, 428-437.
  18. Neuman, L., Pardue, K. T., Edelstein, J., Grady, J. Gray, M.T., Hobbins, B. & Herrman, J.W. (2009). What does an innovative teaching assignment strategy mean to nursing students? Nursing Education Perspectives, 30 (3), 159-163.
  19. LaRue, D., & Herrman, J. W. (2008). Adolescent stress through the eyes of high risk teens. Pediatric Nursing, 34, 375-380.
  20. Herrman, J. W. (2008). Adolescent perceptions of teen births: A focus group study. Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing, 37 (1), 42-50.
  21. Herrman, J. W. (2007). Repeat pregnancy in adolescence: Intentions and decision making. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 32 (2), 89-94.
  22. Herrman, J. W. (2006). The voices of teen mothers: The experience of repeat pregnancy. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 31 (4), 243-249.

 

Presentations

  1. Herrman, J.W., Beers, L., Pai-Espinosa, J., & Ortega, S. (August, 2013). Fostering healthy relationships: Providing teens with the tools they need. National Pregnancy Assistance Fund Conference of the Office of Adolescent Health, Washington, DC.
  2. Herrman, J.W. (November, 2012). Using adolescents’ thoughts on parenting to impact teen pregnancy prevention. National Sex Ed Conference, Center for Family Life Education, Somerset, NJ.
  3. Herrman, J.W., Harbin, J., & Helseth, C. (October, 2012). Been there, done that: Success stories from teen parents (Plenary session research presentation and panel moderator). Healthy Teen Network, Minneapolis, MN.
  4. Herrman, J.W. (October, 2012). Girls and violence: What we need to to know and results of a focus group study, Healthy Teen Network, Minneapolis, MN.
  5. Herrman, J.W. (November, 2011). What do adolescents think about teen parenting?
    Informing policy with research, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Dallas, TX.
  6. Herrman, J.W. (October, 2011). Safe Dates for Young Mothers, Healthy Teen Network, Pittsburgh, PA.
  7. Herrman, J.W. & Waterhouse, J.K. (October, 2011). Young women get REAL: A pilot program to promote healthy sexual behaviors among girls in juvenile justice, Healthy Teen Network, Austin, TX.
  8. Herrman, J.W. (November, 2009). Policy Implications of Adolescent Perceptions of Teen Parenting, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
  9. Herrman, J.W. & Waterhouse, J.K. (October, 2009). What do adolescents think about teen parenting? Healthy Teen Network, Tampa, FL.
  10. Herrman, J.W. (November, 2007) Adolescent thoughts on parenting: Do we know what they are thinking? Healthy Teen Network, Baltimore, MD.
  11. Herrman, J.W. (July, 2007). Adolescent perceptions of teen births: A focus group study, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Vienna, Austria.

 

 

 

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