Teresa Johnson, PhD, RN

Teresa Johnson, PhD, RN
Professor and Executive Chair
414-229-6231
tsj@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 417
Professor and Executive Chair

Teresa S. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her Bachelor of Science from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, Masters in Nursing degree from University of Kansas, and doctoral degree from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has many years of clinical, teaching and research experience with newborns and their families. Her research with newborns has centered on infant health measures such as infant size at birth as a reflection of fetal growth, care and study of the breastfeeding mother-infant dyad in in- and outpatient settings, and barriers to initiation and continuation of breastfeeding, especially among high-risk populations. She is also leading a team to study infant mortality in a small urban community in SE Wisconsin. She looks for opportunities to include undergraduate and graduate students in her research. She practices as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and nurse/research consultant for Wheaton-Franciscan Healthcare in Racine. She has several publications in both nursing and interdisciplinary journals.

Dr. Johnson has been actively involved with March of Dimes and Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing) organizations that focus on programs and research that support healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, and healthy families. She was on an AWHONN team that developed Evidence Based Guidelines for Breastfeeding support: preconception through the first year of life. She is also working with a team in WI that is studying evidence based protocols that can potentially be used to decrease the racial disparities in birth outcomes in the state of WI.

Dr. Johnson continues to provide many different opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in her research.

Education

PhD Philosophy of Science of Nursing, University of Illinois Chicago, IL
M.N. Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas
BSN Nursing, Washburn University Topeka, Kansas

Awards & Honors

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Faculty (2018, May). The DAISY Foundation.

Karen Morin Leadership Award (2014, December 20) Sigma Theta Tau

Senior Research Award (2011, May 20) College of Nursing, UWM

Practice Award (2007) Eta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau

Practice Award (2003, May) College of Nursing, University of WI-Milwaukee

New Investigator Award (2002, May) College of Nursing, University of WI-Milwaukee

Current Research

Breastfeeding: Attitudes in England, Ireland, & the US
Johnson, Teresa S, K. Stadler

Contracts & Grants

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Project-City of Racine
Center for Urban Population Health
Sponsored Research
Teresa Johnson

Increasing breastfeeding rates in Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County Breastfeeding Coalition
Grant
Teresa Johnson

Milwaukee Breastfeeding Coalition Planning
Grant
Teresa Johnson

Intellectual Contributions

Hardin, K. J., and Johnson, Teresa S. “A concept analysis of parental uncertainty in illness of an infant.” MCN: American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 44.4 (2019): 206-211.

Burgess, Adriane, Johnson, Teresa S., Simanek, Amanda, Bell, Theodore, and Founds, Sandra. “Maternal ABO blood type and factors associated with preeclampsia subtype.” Biological Research for Nursing 21.3 (2019): 264-271.

Holt, Jeana M., Johnson, Teresa S., and Zabler, Bev. “Engaging African American women in community-based health promotion programs: Key informant recommendations.” Journal of Community Health Nursing 35.3 (2018): 137-147.

Haase, B., Johnson, Teresa S., and Wagner, C. L. “Facilitating colostrum collection by hospitalized women in the early postpartum period for infant trophic feeding and oral immune therapy.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 47.5 (2018): 654-660.

Abuhammad, S., and Johnson, T. “Potential impact of breastfeeding and maternal sensitivity during the first year of life: An integrative review of the literature.” International Journal of Pediatrics 6.12 (2018): 8655-8667.

Schehr, L K., and Johnson, Teresa S. “Concept analysis of growth failure in preterm infants in the NICU.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological, & Neonatal Nursing 46.6 (2017): 870-877.

Haase, Batbara, Taylor, Sarah N., Mauldin, Jill, Johnson, Teresa S., and Wagner, Carol L. “Domperidone for treatment of low milk supply in breast pump-dependent mothers of hospitalized premature infants: A clinical protocol.” Journal of Human Lactation 32.2 (2016): 373-381.

Haase, Barbara, Taylor, Sarah, Morella, Kristen, Johnson, Teresa S., and Wagner, Carol. Domperidone for treatment of low milk supply in mothers of hospitalized premature infants: A multidisciplinary development of safe prescribing guidelines and a restrospective chart review (2010-2014) of maternal response to treatment [Poster presentation]. 11.2 Breastfeeding Medicine, 2016: A-22.

Butler, M. R., Carvan 3rd, M. J., and Johnson, Teresa S. “Understanding genetics and pediatric cardiac health.” Journal of Pediatric Nursing 31.1 (2016): 3-10.

Aschenbrenner, A P., Hanson, L, Johnson, Teresa S., and Kelber, S T. “Nurses' own birth experiences influence labor support attitudes and behaviors.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 45. (2016): 491-501.

Butler, M R., Carvan, 3rd, M J., and Johnson, Teresa S. “Understanding Genetics and Pediatric Cardiac Health.” Journal of pediatric nursing 31.1 (2016): 3-10.

Janke, Jill, Santa-Donato, Anne, Creehan, Patricia, Ellerbee, Susan M., Johnson, Teresa S., and Spatz, Diane L. Breastfeeding support: Preconception care through the first year. Evicence-based clinical practice guideline. Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), 2015.

Johnson, Teresa S., and Strube, Karen. “Breast care during pregnancy.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 40.2 Ed. Lowe, N. (2011): 144-148.

Johnson, Teresa S. “Healthy birth outcomes.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 40.1 Ed. Lowe, N., and Stringer, M. (2011): 84-85.

Malnory, Margaret M., and Johnson, Teresa S. “The Reproductive Life Plan as a strategy to reduce poor birth outcomes.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 40.1 Ed. Lowe, N., and Stringer, Marilyn. (2011): 109-121.

Johnson, Teresa S., Malnory, Margaret M., Nowak, Emily W., and Kelber, Sheryl T. “Using fetal and infant mortality reviews to improve birth outcomes in an urban community.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 40.1 Ed. Lowe, N., and Stringer, M. (2011): 86-97.

Johnson, Teresa S. Fetal and infant mortality project of Racine, 2007-2008. 2010: 30.

Mulder, Pamela J., Johnson, Teresa S., and Baker, Linda C. “Excessive weight loss in breastfed infants during the postpartum hospitalization.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 39.1 Ed. Lowe, Nancy. (2010): 15-26.

Mulder, Pamela J., and Johnson, Teresa S. “The Beginning Breastfeeding Survey: Measuring mothers’ perceptions of breastfeeding effectiveness during the postpartum hospitalization.” Research in Nursing & Health. 33.4 Ed. Baggs, Judith. (2010): 329-344.

Johnson, Teresa S., Rottier, K.J., Luellwitz, A., and Kirby, R.S. “Maternal prepregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) and delivery of a preterm infant In Missouri 1998-2000.” Public Health Nursing 26.1 (2009): 3-13.

Hill, P.D., and Johnson, Teresa S. “Assessment of breastfeeding and infant growth.” Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 52.6 (2007): 571-578.

Janke, J, Creehan, P, Ciofani, L, Ellerbee, S, Hill, P.D., and Johnson, Teresa S. Breastfeeding support: Prenatal care through the first year. 2nd ed. AWHONN, 2007.

Johnson, Teresa S., Mulder, P.J, and Strube, K.S. “Mother-Infant Breastfeeding Progress Tool (MIBPT): A guide for education and support of the breastfeeding dyad.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing 36.4 (2007): 319-327.

Johnson, Teresa S., Hillery, J. M., and Engstrom, J. L. “Fetal growth curves: Does classification of weight-for-gestational age predict risk of hypoglycemia in the term newborn?.” Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 51.1 (2006): 39-44.

Johnson, Teresa S. “Hypoglycemia and the term newborn: How well does birthweight-for-gestational age predict risk?.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 32.1 (2003): 48-57.

Malnory, M., Johnson, Teresa S., and Kirby, R. S. “Newborn behavioral and physiological responses to circumcision.” MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 28.5 (2003): 313-317.

Johnson, Teresa S., and Engstrom, J. E. “State of the science in measurement of infant size at birth.” Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews 2. (2002): 150-158.

Johnson, Teresa S., Brennan, R. A., and Flynn-Tymkow, C. D. “A home visit program for breastfeeding education and support.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 28.5 (1999): 480-485.

Johnson, Teresa S., Engstrom, J. L., Haney, S. L., and Mulcrone, S. L. “Reliability of three length measurement techniques in term infants.” Pediatric Nursing 25.1 (1999): 13-17.

Johnson, Teresa S., Engstrom, J. L., Warda, J. A., Kabat, M., and Peters, B. “Reliability of length measurements in full-term neonates.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 27.3 (1998): 270-276.

Johnson, Teresa S., Engstrom, J. L., and Gelhar, D. K. “Intra- and interexaminer reliability of anthropometric measurements of term infants.” Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition 24. (1997): 497-505.

Sutter, K., Engstrom, J. L., Johnson, Teresa S., Kavanaugh, K., and Ifft, D. L. Reliability of head circumference measurements in preterm infants. 23.5 Pediatric Nursing, 1997: 485-490.

Presentations

Johnson, Teresa S., and Schauer, Carrie. “Community and Academic Collaboration to increase breastfeeding among African-Americans in Milwaukee County..” Schauer, C., Johnson, T., Shaw, M., & Klement, J. (2011) Community and Academic 11/11. Madison, WI. November 2011.

Paradowski, J, Sevallius, J, and Johnson, Teresa S.“How Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Advocates Work Together.” Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care. Occonomowoc, WI. April 2009.

Pickar, C, Johnson, Teresa S., Shaw, M, and Klemet, J. “Influence of Health Care Practices on Initiation and Duration of Breastfeeding Among a Women, Infant, and Chilldren Population.” 33rd Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society. Minneapolis, MN. March 2009.

Nowak, E, Johnson, Teresa S., Malnory, M, and Jones, T.C. “Losing a Baby: Statistics and What Mothers Stories Tell Us.” Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care. Appleton, WI. 2008.

Nowak, E, Johnson, Teresa S., Malnory, M, and Jones, T.C. “Losing a Baby: Statistics and What Mothers Stories Tell Us.” Building Bridges to Evidence Based Nursing Practice Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI. May 2008.

O'Keefe, K., Johnson, Teresa S., Shaw, M, Klement, J, and Reynolds, K. “Barriers and Supports of Breastfeeding: Mothers Share Their Stories.” Building Bridges to Evidence Based Nursing Practive Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI. May 2008.

Nowak, E, Johnson, Teresa S., Malnory, M, and Jones, T.C. “Losing a Baby: Statistics and What Mothers Stories Tell Us.” Midwest Nursing Research Society Regional Conference. Indianapolis, IN. May 2008.

Johnson, Teresa S., and Stich, D. “Fetal and Infant Mortality in the City of Racine.” Pediatric Grand Rounds, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints. Racine, WI. May 2008.

Mulder, P.J, Johnson, Teresa S., and Strube, K. “Weight Loss in the Breastfed Infant During the First Two Days Postpartum.” Midwest Nursing Research Society. Indianapolis, IN. March 2008.

Mulder, P.J., Johnson, Teresa S., and Strube, K.“Weight Loss in the Breastfed Infant During the First Two Days Postpartum.” International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation. Perth, Western Australia, Australia. February 2008.

Johnson, Teresa S.“Breastfeeding the Near Term Infant.” WI Annual Meeting. Manitowoc, WI. September 2006.

Snethen, Julia A., and Johnson, Teresa S.“International Magic: Transforming Your Horizons.” The Society of Pediatric Nursing Conference. Orlando,FL. April 2006.

Zabler, Bev, and Johnson, Teresa S.“iNFANT mASSAGE & bREASTFEEDING IN cHILD cARE..” . Milwaukee, WI. August 2000.