Julia Snethen, PhD, RN, FAAN

Julia Snethen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
414-229-5505
julia@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 567
Associate Professor

Dr. Julia A. Snethen received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. Dr. Snethen studied maternal-child nursing at the University of Texas-Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where she received her Masters of Science degree in nursing in the functional tracts of nursing education and pediatric nurse practitioner. Attending school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr. Snethen completed her doctorate degree in nursing, where her research focused on adolescent’s perspectives of living with end-stage renal disease. Dr. Snethen worked with Dr. Marion Broome on her post-doctoral fellowship, in which she qualitatively examined the process of informed consent for research with children, from the perspective of the sibling.

Dr. Snethen’s research areas have focused on varying aspects of chronic conditions in children, from the perspectives of mothers, fathers, children and siblings. In recent years her focus has been directed at obesity in children, with a strong interest in childhood obesity within the Latino community.

Education

BS Nursing Graceland College Lamoni, IA
MSN Maternal-Child Nursing University of Texas Medical-Branch-Galveston Galveston, TX
Arts & Science University if Missouri-Columbia
Post-Doctorate University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Nursing Milwaukee, WI
Ph D Pediatri Nursing Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI

Awards & Honors

Excellence in Nursing Research Award (2012, October 3) Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nurses.
Selected, Faculty Member: MCH Nursing Leadership Academy (2011, October) Sigma Theta Tau International and Johnson & Johnson.
Lead Faculty: MCH Nurses Leadership Academy (2010, October) Sigma Theta Tau International and Johnson & Johnson.
Excellence in Education Award for 2010 (2010, May 1) Society of Pediatric Nurses.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Alumni Associations 2009-2010 Award for Teaching Excellence (2009, December 3) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Alumni Association.
Selected, Lead Faculty Member (2009, November) Sigma Theta.
Leadership Academy: Nurses Investing in Maternal-Child Health (2008) Johnson & Johnson and Sigma Theta Tau International FY.
Midwest Nursing Research Society Junior Investigator Award (2007) Midwest Nursing Research Society.
UWM College of Nursing Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (2007) UWM College of Nursing.
Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (2006) UWM College of Nursing.
New Investigator Award (2006) UWM College of Nursing.

Current Research

Exploring Future Nurses Attitudes and Beliefs Related to Childhood Obesity Snethen, Julia A, Buseh, Aaron G, Ruth
Parental Views of Promoting Family Health through Worksite Wellness Focus groups will be conducted to gain insight into employee-perspectives that are pertinent to the project. We anticipate conducting 3 to 10 focus groups with 5-12 participants each. Efforts will be made to ensure perspectives from diverse groups of employed parents. The focus groups will be conducted to gain insight into employed parents perspectives on the issues of wellness and perceived health promotion needs of families and to assess concepts related to obesity in children through recruiting from existing corporate channels. The focus groups will be conducted in the setting most convenient for participants, which could vary to include one or more of the YMCA sites, interested business sites, or at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Building on the information obtained from the focus groups, a survey instrument will be developed, which will be used to explore perspectives of a wider group of employed parents. To the extent feasible, the survey will be delivered electronically using Qualtrics survey system, however, to ensure a wide range of perspectives and a high response rate is obtained, surveys may also be administered through paper questionnaires. To the extent possible, we will access employees with children through existing corporate channels. Inclusion criteria for the survey will be parents of children
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Contracts & Grants

Parental Views of Promoting Family Health through Worksite Wellness Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company Sponsored Research Julia Snethen, Jane Kotchen, Marilyn Frenn, Astrida Kaugers, Janet McMahon, .
Healthy Latino Families: A Nutrition/Exercise Program to Reduce Obesity Healthy Wisconsin Practice & Partnership Grant Julia Snethen, C. Cronk, A. C. Snyder, Jeanne Hewitt .
Influence of Familial Enviroment and Decision-Making Patterns on Childhood Obesity UWM GSRCA Grant Grant Julia Snethen, M.E. Broome .
Healthy Latino Families and Schools: A culturally Appropriate Intervention for Overweight Latino Elementary School Students Healthy Wisconsin Practice & Partnership Grant Julia Snethen, C. Cronk, A. C. Snyder, Jeanne Hewitt .
National Institutes of Health “Parents’ Health Promoting Behaviors Influence on Overweight Children” #1R21HD055967-01 Grant Patricia Stevens, Julia Snethen .
Adapted Family Eating and Activity Habits Questionnaire-Revised (FEAQ): Pilot Study Grant Julia Snethen, M. E .
Adapted Healthy Lifestyles Behavior Scale: Pilot Study Grant Julia Snethen, M. E. Broome, N. E. Quinn .
Fathers’ perspectives of family eating and activity patterns Grant Julia Snethen, M. E. Broome .
Parents' Health Promoting Behaviors Influence on Overweight Children NIH:NICHD (R21) PA-06-298 Grant Julia Snethen .

Intellectual Contributions

Snethen, Julia A., Behnke, M, Kelber, S, Robers, S, and Subanthore, A. “Exploring Mother’s Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Breastfeeding in India.” Maternal-Child Nursing.
Albargawi, Moudi, Snethen, Julia A., and Kelber, S. “Relationship between person's health beliefs and diabetes self-care management regimen.” Journal of Vascular Nursing 35.4 (2017): 187-192.
Muckian, J., Snethen, J., and Buseh, A. “School nurses' experiences and perceptions of farm to school programs and healthy eating school environments.” Journal of Pediatric Nursing 35. (2017): 10-15.
Sherburne, E., Snethen, Julia A., and Kelber, S. “Safety profile of children in an enclosure bed.” Clinical Nurse Specialist 31.1 (2017): 36-44.
Albargawi, M., Snethen, Julia A., and Kelber, S. “Perception of persons with diabetes mellitus type 2 in Saudi Arabia.” International Journal of Nursing Sciences 3.1 (2016): 39-44.
Alomepe, J., Buseh, Aaron G., Awasom, C., and Snethen, Julia A. “Life with HIV: Insights from HIV-infected women in Cameroon, Central Africa.” Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 27.5 (2016): 654-666.
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M. E., Treisman, P., Castro, E., and Kelber, S. T. “Effective weght loss for children: A meta-analysis of intervention studies 2002-2015.” Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 13.4 (2016): 294-302.
Kaul, Molly, Snethen, Julia A., Kelber, Sheryl T., Zimmanck, Kim, Maletta, Kristin, and Meyer, Michael. “Implementation of the Bedside Paediatric Early Warning System (BedsidePEWS) for nurse identification of deteriorating patients.” Journal for Specialists in Paediatric Nursing 19.4 (2014): 339-349.
Snethen, Julia A., Treisman, Ruth A., Buseh, Aaron G., and Kelber, S T. “Exploring future nurses' attitudes and beliefs related to childhood overweight.” Journal of Nursing Education 53.9, Suppl. (2014): S101-S105.
Buxton, B. K., and Snethen, Julia A. “Obese women's perceptions and experiences of healthcare and primary care providers: A phenomenological study.” Nursing Research 62.4 (2013): 252-259.
Snethen, Julia A. “Recreation in family health.” Encyclopedia of family health, v. 2. Ed. M. Craft- Rosenberg & S. Rae-Pehler. Sage, (2011).
Snethen, Julia A. “Nutrition and nutrition promotion for families.” Encyclopedia of family health, v. 2. Ed. M. Craft- Rosenberg & S. Rae-Pehler. Sage, (2011).
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M. E., Kelber, S, Leicht, S, Joachim,, J, and Goretzke, M. “Familial environmental factors influencing childhood obesity: Fathers’ perspectives.” Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing 13.3 (2008): 201-211.
Snethen, Julia A., and Broome, M. E. “Weight, Exercise & Health: The Child’s Perspective.” Clinical Nursing Research: An International Journal 16. (2007): 138-152.
Snethen, Julia A., Hewitt, Jeanne, and Petering, DH. “Addressing childhood overweight: Strategies learned from one Latino Community.” Journal of Transcultural Nursing 18.4 (2007): 366-372.
Snethen, Julia A., Hewitt, Jeanne, and Goretzke, M. “Childhood Overweight: The Infancy Connection.” JOGNN 36.5 (2007): 501-510.
Snethen, Julia A., and Broome, M. E. “Weight, Exercise, & Health: The Children’s Perspectives.” Journal of Pediatric Nursing 21.2 (2006): 139.
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M. E., Knafl, K, Deatrick, J, and Angst, D. “Family Patterns of Decision-making in Pediatric Clinical Trials.” Research in Nursing & Health 29.3 (2006): 223-232.

Presentations

Snethen, Julia A., Muckian, Jean, and Kelber, Sheryl. “Dietary and Physical Activity Patterns: The Family Perspective.” Midwest Nursing Research Society. Dearborn, Michigan. April 2012.
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, Marion E., Reyes, Manuel R., Kelber, Sheryl, and Robers, Joel. “Parents of Overweight Children: Perception of Familial Environment..” Society of Pediatric Nurses national conference. Las Vegas, NV. April 2011.
Snethen, Julia A., Greenberg, Cindy S., Behnke, Melissa, and Kraus, Rebecca. ““Family Support: Creating Community Based.” Society of Pediatric Nurses National Convention. Orlando, Florida. May 2010.
Behnke, Melissa, Snethen, Julia A., Sheryl, Kelber, Joel, Robers, and A., Subanthore. “'Exploring mother’s knowledge and attitudes regarding breastfeeding in India'.” Pediatric Nursing Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. November 2009.
Snethen, Julia A.“Raising Healthy Children..” Community health forum entitled Health Issues Affecting Youths, presented in collaboration with Community Women, Racine Infant Mortality Coalition, Professional Women's Network for Service, Racine/Kenosha Birthing Project, Racine/Kenosha Black Nurses Association and Tobacco Coalition. . May 2009.
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M. E, Sabel, C, Leicht, S, Joachim, J, Goretzke, M, and Sadeghi, E. “Decision-making, eating, and activity patterns in the familial enviroment: Fathers' qualitative perspectives.” Society of Pediatric Nurses National Conference. Atlanta, GA. April 2009.
Snethen, Julia A.“Ethical Issues in Conducting Research with Children.” 33rd Annual Midewest Nursing Research Society Conference. . March 2009.
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M. E., Sadeghi, E., Sabel, C., Leicht, S., Joachim, J, and Goretzke, M.“Decision-Making, Eating and Activity Patterns in the Familial Environment: Fathers’ Qualitative Perspective.” Midwest Nursing Research Society. Minneapolis, MN. March 2009.
Snethen, Julia A.“Informed consent in children: Updates.” Midwest Nursing Research Society Regional Pre-Conference. Minneapolis, MN. March 2009.
Goretzke, M, Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M E., Kelber, S, Leicht, S, and Joachim, J. “Fathers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers to physical activity.” . . 2008.
Sabel, C, Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M E., Leicht, S, Joachim, J, and Goretzkw, M. “The influence of the familial enviroment on childhood obesity: Perspective of African-American fathers'.” Society of Pediatric Nurses National Conference. Denver, CO. 2008.
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M. E, Kelber, S., Leicht, S., Joachim, J., and Goretzke, M.“Fathers influence on childhood obesity: A multi-cultural perspective.” Society of Pediatric Nurses National Conference. Denver, CO. April 2008.
Bledsoe, D., and Snethen, Julia A.“Building your Resume.” Society of Pediatric Nurses Pre-Conference. Denver, CO. April 2008.
Snethen, Julia A.“Interactional Role Playing: Managing Challenging Situations.” Society of Pediatric Nurses Pre-Conference. Denver, CO. April 2008.
Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M. E., Kelber, S., Leicht, S., Joachim, J., and Goretzke, M.“Factors influencing childhood obesity: The familial environment.” Midwest Nursing Research Society Regional Conference. Indianapolis, IN. March 2008.
Goretzke, M, Snethen, Julia A., Broome, M E., Kelber, S, Leicht, S, and Joachim, J. “Fathers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers to physical activity.” Children's Hospital of Wisconsin/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Pediatric Nursing Conference. Milwaukee, WI. 2007.
Snethen, Julia A., Hewitt, Jeanne, Snyder, A. C., Petering, D. H., Reyes, M. R., and Rodriquez-Burnett, L.“Latino children/parent dyads report of dietary intake and physical activity.” Midwest Nursing Research Society. Omaha, NB. March 2007.
Snethen, Julia A.“Childhood obesity: Issues related to interventions.” Biomedical Technology Alliance Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. December 2006.
Snethen, Julia A.“Children and family perceptions of overweight: An overview.” Comparative therapeutics in coronary artery disease and childhood obesity: Relative benefits, risks, and costs of nutrition and other therapies faculty workshop. Brookfield, Wisconsin. November 2006.
Snethen, Julia A., and Johnson, Teresa S.“International Magic: Transforming Your Horizons.” The Society of Pediatric Nursing Conference. Orlando,FL. April 2006.