Name Meiers, Sonja

Title/Department Moore Nursing Research Professor; Nurse Scientist, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Phone 715-836-5287

Email meierssj@uwec.edu

Topic areas Family health and family nursing; the influence of the health experience on and with families; how family health influences individual health and the influence of individual health on family health; family as a social determinant of health; and community-based participatory research methods. Keywords: nursing; substance use disorder; chronic illness; international nursing; family nursing; and family health.

Notes I am an active nurse researcher in the area of family nursing science, having published numerous manuscripts, book chapters and conference research papers, nationally and internationally. I am a reviewer for four peer-reviewed nursing and interprofessional journals and have served on abstract review committees for research conferences since 2002. In addition, I am an active mentor to peer faculty and graduate students in family nursing practice and research. My master’s degree preparation is in the area of nursing education from Winona State University and my Ph.D. in nursing is from the University of Minnesota (Advisor: Dr. Patricia Tomlinson) where my program of study was also supported by the Family Social Science Department and Dr. Pauline Boss. My dissertation focus was in the area of family member-nurse interaction. I completed an adult-gerontology clinical nurses specialist (AGCNS) post-doctoral graduate certificate and am an APRN, CNS, AGCNS-BC as of 2020. Select Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications: Tye, J. E., Meiers, S. J., Olsen, G., Moore, M. J., Aleman, M. J., & Chawla, V. (2021). Supporting Children and Kinship Caregivers in the Context of Substance Use Disorder: Perspectives of Key Professionals. Journal of Family Issues, 1. https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi-org.wsuproxy.mnpals.net%2F10.1177%2F0192513x211038067&token=WeclfcE1zhECfr6Q8Tz4QYsVxxRTaSezToTiGDkE3k0%3D Meiers, S. J., Dyce, E., Wieland, M. L., Patten, C., Clark, M. M., Hanza, M., Bronars, C., Nigon, J. A., & Sia, I. G. (2021). Lay health worker as interventionist training: Reflective writing in US family health promotion practice. Health Promotion International, daaa143. Advance online publication. https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.1093%2Fheapro%2Fdaaa143&token=Rk%2BhH5d0LeIO1a8O%2FwxhiqXAF3moTJVlIIwaLPgspVM%3D Meiers, S., Eggenberger, S., Krumwiede, N., & Deppa, B. (2020). Measuring family members’ experiences of integrating chronic illness into family life: Preliminary validity and reliability of the Family Integration Experience Scale: Chronic Illness (FIES:CI). Journal of Family Nursing. https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.1177%2F1074840720902129&token=pyI3DyEhcMDCxErDvfXsXXQOrmJhPSDoLZeVdzOfDHw%3D Reese, A., Hanza, M., Abbenyi, A., Formea, C., Meiers, S., Nigon, J., … Wallerstein, N. (2019). The development of a collaborative self-evaluation process for community-based participatory research partnerships using the Community-Based Participatory Research Conceptual Model and Other Adaptable Tools. Prog Community Health Partnership, 13(3), 225–235. https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoi.org%2F10.1353%2Fcpr.2019.0050&token=Qq6zEPEPw6lMrp8gi3k9ibFtaBKh71gab05d2j%2F0w%2BE%3D Jones, C., Chesak, S., Forsyth, D., & Meiers, S.J. (2019). Missed nursing care as a quality indicator during transition to a Dedicated Education Unit model. Nursing Education Perspectives, 40(2), 105-106. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000364. [data-based] Meiers, S. J., Eggenberger, S. K., & Krumwiede, N. K. (2018). Development and implementation of a family-focused undergraduate nursing curriculum: Minnesota State University, Mankato. Journal of Family Nursing, 24 (3),307-344. doi: 10.1177/1074840718787274 PMID 30101655 Meiers, S. J., Eggenberger, S. K., & Krumwiede, N. K. (2018). Development and implementation of a family-focused undergraduate nursing curriculum: Minnesota State University, Mankato. Journal of Family Nursing, 24 (3),307-344. doi: 10.1177/1074840718787274 PMID 30101655

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