Ann Bianchi, PhD, RN

Associate ProfessorAnn Bianchi
Office: NB 203C
Phone: 256-824-2465
Email: Ann.Bianchi@uah.edu

Education

  • PhD in Nursing Science, Texas Woman's University, Houston Texas
  • MSN, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • BSN, George Mason University

Clinical Expertise

  • Intimate partner violence during the childbearing year
  • Normal birth issues
  • Pain relief methods for laboring women
  • Dating violence on college campus
  • Teaching learning strategies

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NUR304: Applied Pathophysiology through the Lifespan, Course Manager
  • NUR307: Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing, Course Manager
  • NUR390: Independent Study, Course Manager
  • NUR404: Family-Centered Nursing, Care of Children, Clinical Faculty
  • NUR405: Community Health Nursing, Clinical Faculty

Service Activities

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing, Member
  • Association of Women' Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses, Member
  • Women's Studies Program, Member

Research Interests

  • Pain relief methods for laboring women
  • Normal birth issues
  • Teaching-Learning Strategies
  • Intimate partner violence

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Authored chapter entitled: Care of the Child with Integumentary Disorders for Towle, M. & Adams, E. (2008). Maternal-Child Nursing Care. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers.
  • Contributor for supplemental materials for textbook, Towle, M. & Adams, E. (2008). Maternal-Child Nursing Care. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers. Supplemental materials included: 10 NCLEX questions for 10 maternity chapters and 18 pediatric chapters on the student CD-ROM. Provided supplemental materials to include: key terms, case studies with critical thinking questions and challenge your knowledge activities for 10 obstetric chapters and 18 pediatric chapters for the student website.
  • Reviewer for London, M., Ladewig, P., Ball, J., Bindler, R. (2007). Maternal and Child Nursing Care, 2ed. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers. Reviewed Critical Thinking in Action Vignettes for 32 Obstetrical chapters for the student CD-ROM. Also provided reviews for 10 chapters.
  • Contributor, 16 Nursing Care Plans for Ladewig, P., London, M., Davidson, M. (2007). Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care, 6th edition. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers.
  • Authored, 4 chapters for Ladewig, P., London, M., Davidson, M. (2007). Instructor Resource Manual for Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care, 6th ed. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers. Also contributed NCLEX questions for 6 chapters.
  • Authored supplemental materials to Olds, S., London, M., Ladewig, P., Davidson, M. (2004). Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care, 7thed. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers. Supplemental materials included: NCLEX questions for 32 chapters and Web-links for 15 chapters on the student CD-ROM.
  • Reviewer to Family Nursing: Research, Theory and Practice. 5th ed. (2003) by Friedman, M., Bowden, V., & Jones, E.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Bianchi, A., McFarlane, J., Nava, A., Gilroy, H., Maddoux, J., & Cesario, S. (2014). Rapid Assessment to Identify and Quantify the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care. 41(1), 88-92.
  • Cesario, S., Nava, A., Bianchi, A., McFarlane, J., Maddoux, J., Paulson, R. (2014). Functioning outcomes for abused immigrant women and their children 4 months after initiating intervention, Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 35(1), 8-14
  • McFarlane, J., Maddoux, J., Cesario, S., Koci, A., Fuquin, L., Gilroy, H., & Bianchi, A. (2014). Effect of Abuse During Pregnancy on Maternal and Child Safety and Functioning for 24 Months After Delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 123(4), 829-847.
  • Koci, A., McFarlane, J., Cesario, S., Symes, L. Fuqin, L., Montalvo-Liendo, Bianchi, A., Nava, A., Gilroy, H., Zahed, H., Paulson, R. (2014). Women's Functioning Following An Intervention for Partner Violence: New Knowledge for Clinical Practice From a Seven Year Study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. In Press
  • Bianchi, A. & Adams, E. (2009). Labor support during second stage labor for women with epidurals. Nursing for Women's Health, 13(1), 38-47.
  • Adams, E. & Bianchi, A. (2008). A practical guide to labor support. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 37(1), 106-115.
  • Adams, E. & Bianchi, A. (2004). Can a nurse and a doula exist in the same room? The International Journal of Childbirth Education. Vol. 19, No. 4, 12-15
  • Bianchi, A. Adams, E. (2004). Doulas, labor support, and nurses. The International Journal of Childbirth Education. Vol. 19, No. 4, 24-30.
  • Position Statement and Review: Induction of Labor. International Childbirth Education Association (2002).
  • Birth Centered: A Wellness Approach to the Childbirth Experience. (1995). Huntsville: Crestwood Hospital Birthing Center.
  • Bianchi, A. (1996). The emotional needs of the single mother. The International Journal of Childbirth Education. Vol. 10, No. 2, 22-23
  • Bianchi, A. (1996). Powerful or powerless: Is it a mother's choice? The International Journal of Childbirth Education. Vol. 11, No. 3, 37-38.
  • Bianchi, A. (1996). Suspecting Thyroiditis During The Postpartum Period (1996). The International Journal of Childbirth Education. Vol. 11, No. 4, 33

Presentations

  • Abuse During Pregnancy and Conception Rape; Birth and Postpartum Outcomes. Poster Presentation. Women's Health & Sex Differences Research Scientific Poster Session for the Women's Health 2014, 22nd Annual Congress. Washington D. C. April 2014
  • Intersection of Poverty and Abuse: A Descriptive Analysis of Entry Data from a 7 Year Study. 42nd Biennial convention, Sigma Theta Tau, Indianapolis, Indiana. November 20, 2013.
  • Finally Someone Asked Me: Initiating Difficult Conversations That Will Encourage Women to Disclose Intimate Partner Violence. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2012 Convention, National Harbor, Maryland. June 25, 2012.
  • In Search of a Safe Environment: The Nurse's Role in Assessing and Educating Women about Intimate Partner Violence. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2011 Convention, Denver Colorado. June, 2011.
  • Violence Against Women: A Health Issue, A Human Rights Issue. Guest Lecturer for Introduction To Women's Studies (WS200). March 2011, June 2011, and April 2012.
  • Myths and Facts About Dating Violence. Invited speaker to the Panhellenic Council for Sorority and Fraternities at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, February 2011.
  • Dating Violence: In Search of a Safe Environment, What You Can Do. University of Alabama in Huntsville Resident Advisor Training. July 2010.
  • Perinatal Nursing in the New Millennium. One full day workshop. Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles California. October 9, 2009. Invited speaker.
  • High Touch Care in a High Tech Environment: Mission Accomplished. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2008 Convention, Los Angeles, CA. June, 2008.
  • She's Having an Epidural: The Innovative Nurses Guide to labor Support. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2006 Convention, Baltimore MD. June, 2006.
  • 50 Ways to Comfort a Laboring Woman. Alabama Section of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Conference Mobile AL. March, 2006.
  • 50 Ways to Comfort a Laboring Woman. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2005 Convention. Salt Lake City, Utah. June, 2005.
  • Can A Nurse and A Doula Exist in the Same Room? ICEA International Convention. Chicago, Illinois. October 2003.
  • Intrapartum Nurses As Doulas: Effectiveness of Providing Supportive Behaviors in Labor. Alabama State Nurses Association Convention. Montgomery, AL. April 2003.
  • Can a Nurse Be A Doula? DONA 2002 Conference, Clearwater Florida. August 2002.
  • Intrapartum Nurses As Doulas: Effectiveness of Providing Supportive Behaviors in Labor. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) 2002 Convention. Boston, MA. June, 2002.

Research Grants

  • 2013-2014: Research Study titled: Research on Violence Against Women and the Effects of the Violence Against Women Act. Funding through the Office of Research Cross-College Faculty Research Program
  • 2011 to 2014. Research Study Titled: Mother Child Study to Inform Practice and Policy. IRB approval from Texas Woman's University. Study funded by the Houston Foundation. Role: Team Member to investigate outcomes of intimate partner violence during pregnancy, postpartum, and child functioning.
  • 2001. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Research Grant Award. Supported by the Johnson and Johnson Pediatric Institute/Marshal Klaus Mother Baby Award