Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Childs’ research focuses on approaches for reducing the risks of sexually transmitted infections in adolescent African American girls with an emphasis on sexual decision-making and risk-taking among African American girls ages 12 to 14 years living in the Deep South region of the U.S. Using community-based participatory and qualitative research methods, Dr. Childs’ work has documented the age of onset of sexual activity in this population of young adolescents, as well as common cognitive representations of adolescent pregnancy, virginity, romantic relationships, adolescent sexual norms, sexual behavior of peers, and peer pressure to be sexually active, all of which informed the next stage of her program of research aimed at relationship decision-making. Dr. Childs has served as a national board member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, which sets the agenda for HIV/AIDS nursing nationally and internationally for research, education, practice, and public policy efforts. She is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Application of the Toxic Stress Schema: An Exemplar for School Nurses.Journal of School Nursing.  10598405221135186. 2022
    2022 A Schema of Toxic Stress Informed by Racism, Transgenerational Stress, and DisadvantageJournal of Pediatric Health Care.  36:79-89. 2022
    2022 Exploring African American Adolescent Females’ Sexual Health Beliefs: A Qualitative Secondary Data AnalysisAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education2022
    2021 Sexual behaviors and human papillomavirus vaccine non-initiation among young adult cancer survivorsJournal of Cancer Survivorship.  15:942-950. 2021
    2021 The evolution of a clinical scholars program through a pediatric nursing academic-practice partnershipJournal of Professional Nursing.  37:954-961. 2021
    2021 Sleep and Safety Decision-Making Among Truck DriversWorkplace Health and Safety.  69:134-140. 2021
    2021 Perceived Racial Discrimination in the Pregnant African American Population: A Concept AnalysisAdvances in Nursing Science2021
    2020 Parental Self-Efficacy in New Mothers Predicts Infant Growth TrajectoriesWestern Journal of Nursing Research.  42:254-261. 2020
    2019 Sleep following traumatic brain injury (TBI): experiences and influencing factorsBrain Injury.  33:1624-1632. 2019
    2019 What Do We Really Know About Adolescent Sexual Health Education: A Dimensional Concept AnalysisAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education.  14:342-357. 2019
    2019 Self-efficacy, infant feeding practices, and infant weight gain: An integrative reviewJournal of Child Health Care.  23:286-310. 2019
    2019 Decreasing Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients with End-Stage Renal DiseaseJournal for Healthcare Quality.  41:59-64. 2019
    2017 Perceptions of Brain Health and Cognition in Older African Americans and Caucasians With HIV: A Focus Group StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  28:862-876. 2017
    2017 Feedback on a Multimodal Cognitive Intervention for Adults Aging With HIV: A Focus Group StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  28:685-697. 2017
    2017 Relationships between Parent-Adolescent Communication, Acculturation, and Sexual Knowledge on Latino Adolescent Sexual Behavior: A Systematic Review 2017
    2017 Development of Participant-Informed Text Messages to Promote Physical Activity Among African American Women Attending College: A Qualitative Mixed-Methods InquiryJournal of Transcultural Nursing.  28:236-242. 2017
    2015 A path analysis of Latino parental, teenager and cultural variables in teenagers’ sexual attitudes, norms, self-efficacy, and sexual intentionsRevista Latino-Americana de Efermagem.  23:500-511. 2015
    2015 Never-Pregnant African American Adolescent Girls' Perceptions of Adolescent PregnancyJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  30:310-320. 2015
    2015 The Multiple Stigma Experience and Quality of Life in Older Gay Men With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  26:24-35. 2015
    2013 Correlates of Condom Self-Efficacy in an Incarcerated Juvenile PopulationJournal of Correctional Health Care.  19:27-35. 2013
    2013 Digital Gaming for HIV Prevention With Young AdolescentsJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  24:71-80. 2013
    2013 Support, Stigma, Health, Coping, and Quality of Life in Older Gay Men With HIVJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  24:38-49. 2013
    2012 Early adolescent African American girls' perceptions of virginity and romantic relationships.Nursing : Research and Reviews.  2012:55-65. 2012
    2012 The moderating effect of sexual pressure on young Urban women's condom useResearch in Nursing and Health.  35:4-14. 2012
    2011 Cameroonian Preadolescents’ Perspectives of an HIV Prevention InterventionWorld Journal of AIDS.  01:43-49. 2011
    2010 Piloting an HIV Prevention Intervention for Cameroonian GirlsJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  21:512-521. 2010
    2010 Challenges of depression and suicidal ideation associated with aging with HIV/AIDS: Implications for social workJournal of Gerontological Social Work.  53:159-175. 2010
    2009 Successful aging with HIV: A brief overview for nursingJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  35:19-25. 2009
    2008 Correlates of Sexual Abstinence and Sexual Activity of Low-Income African American Adolescent FemalesJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  19:432-442. 2008
    2004 A mentorship model for the retention of minority studentsNursing Outlook.  52:89-94. 2004
    2004 Retention of African-American students in baccalaureate nursing programs: Are we doing enough?Journal of Professional Nursing.  20:129-133. 2004
    2002 Said another way. Call to action: the need to increase diversity in the nursing workforce.Nursing Forum: an independent voice for nursing.  37:28-32. 2002

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Domestic violence 2018
    2011 Poverty.  2126-2134. 2011

    Teaching Activities

  • NCL621 - Sys Population-based Care II (Spring Term 2010)
  • NCL686L - CNL Practicum II (Spring Term 2010)
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2011)
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2012)
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2013)
  • NRM770 - Designs for Nursing Studies I (Fall Term 2014)
  • NRM772 - Designs of Nursing Studies II (Spring Term 2013)
  • NRM774 - Res Vulnerable Pop/Hlth Dispar (Spring Term 2012)
  • NRM774 - Res Vulnerable Pop/Hlth Dispar (Summer Term 2014)
  • NRM780 - Applic Research Design Princ I (Summer Term 2017)
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Fall Term 2015)
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Fall Term 2017)
  • NRM783 - Found of Qualitative Research (Summer Term 2017)
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2018)
  • NUR001 - ACI Orientation (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR001 - Grd Clinic Fac & Adjunct (Fall Term 2020)
  • NUR001 - Grd Clinic Fac & Adjunct (Summer Term 2021)
  • NUR003 - UAB Nursing Orientation (Fall Term 2021)
  • NUR310 - Concpt of Professional Nursing (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR312L - Health Assess Across Lifespan (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR315 - Population Focused Health Care (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR322 - Concepts Behavioral Health Nur (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR326 - Concepts in Adult Health Nur I (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR328 - Pharmacotherapy I (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR335 - Issues in Women's Health (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR336 - Leadership (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR338 - Pharmacotherapy II (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR338 - Pharmacotherapy II (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR387 - Suppl Acad Course for Support (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR387 - Suppl Acad Course for Support (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR388 - Concepts Adult Health Nurs II (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR389L - Cncpts Adult Hlth Nur II Prac (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR389L - Cncpts Adult Hlth Nur II Prac (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR392 - Cncpts Maternal Child Hlth Nur (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR392 - Cncpts Maternal Child Hlth Nur (Fall Term 2020)
  • NUR426 - Concepts of Complex Nursing (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR428 - Cncpts Comm and Publ Hlth Nurs (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR431L - Nursing Skills Development III (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR445 - Nursing Child Adolescent (Fall Term 2009)
  • NUR448 - Trans to Professional Nur Prac (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR449 - Synthesis Review Course (Summer Term 2019)
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Fall Term 2007)
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Fall Term 2008)
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Spring Term 2008)
  • NUR470 - Nurs of Childrearing Families (Summer Term 2008)
  • NUR507 - Prom Healthy Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2008)
  • NUR507 - Prom Hlth Chldbear/Chldrea Fam (Fall Term 2010)
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009)
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009)
  • NUR508L - Clin Prac Childbear and Fam (Fall Term 2009)
  • NUR546 - Adult Health Nursing III (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR551L - Vulnerable Pop Practicum (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR552 - Nursing Care of Women/Children (Summer Term 2020)
  • NUR558L - Synthesis and Role Immersion (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2019)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2013)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2017)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2020)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2013)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2015)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2017)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2018)
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2020)
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2013)
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014)
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014)
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2015)
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017)
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2021)
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014)
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019)
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018)
  • Full Name

  • Gwendolyn Childs