Cindy Anderson’s research is focused on the study of hypertension in pregnancy and the influence that the maternal pregnant environment has on future development of hypertension in offspring. Recent investigation is targeted towards gene-environment interactions that increase heritable risk for preeclampsia, including the study of disrupted gene function due to changes in DNA methylation. The findings of her research have the potential to significantly improve health outcomes of women and their children through early screening and identification of individuals at risk for preeclampsia across the lifespan.
- Braun C & Anderson CM. (2017). Applied Pathophysiology: A Conceptual Approach to the Mechanisms of Disease (formerly titled Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach), 3rd ed., LWW Wolters Kluwer: Baltimore, MD. ISBN-9781496335869.
- Braun C & Anderson CM. (2017). Study Guide to Accompany Applied Pathophysiology: A Conceptual Approach to the Mechanisms of Disease (formerly titled Pathophysiology: A Clinical Approach), 3rd ed., LWW Wolters Kluwer: Baltimore, MD.
- King TL, Davidson MR, Avery MD, & Anderson CM. (2015). Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy: Placental, fetal and maternal adaptations (Chapter 20). In "Varney's Midwifery", 5th ed., Jones & Bartlett: Burlington, MA. ISBN-13:9781284025415
- Anderson CM & Avery MD. (2015). Anatomy and physiology during labor and birth (Chapter 25). In "Varney's Midwifery", 5th ed., Jones & Bartlett: Burlington, MA. ISBN-13:9781284025415
- Anderson CM & Avery MD. (2013). The physiology of pregnancy, labor and birth (Chapter 2, p 13-28). In "Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide", Avery M. D. (Ed). Wiley Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 978-0-470-96286-
Blair LM, Pickler RH, Giugu PC, Ford JL, Munro C, & Anderson CM Genetic risk factors for poor cognitive development in low birthweight children. Biological Research for Nursing. In press.
Felix AS, Lehman A, Nolan TS, Sealy-Jefferson S, Breathett K, Hood DB, Addison D, Anderson CM, Cene CW, Warren BJ, Jackson R & Williams KP. Stress, resilience and cardiovascular disease risk among black women: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 12:e005284. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.005284
Albert MA. Ignored in plain sight: Giving a voice to the weight of stress on cardiovascular disease risk in Black women. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 12:e005647. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES. 119.005647
Giurgescu C, Nowak A., Gillespie SL, Nolan T, Anderson CM, Ford J, Hood DB & Williams KP. (Jan 2019). Neighborhood environment and DNA methylation: Implications for Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Journal of Urban Health, 96(Suppl 1):23-34. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-00341-1.
Ford JL, Anderson C, Gillespie SL, Giurgescu C, Nolan T, Nowak A, Williams KP. (March 2019). Social integration and quality of social relationships as protective factors for inflammation in a nationally representative sample of Black women. Journal of Urban Health, 96(Suppl 1):35-43. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-00337-x.
Gillespie SL & Anderson CM. (2018 Nov). Racial discrimination and leukocyte glucocorticoid sensitivity: implications for birth timing. Science and Medicine. ;216:114-123. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.08.010.
Conn VS, McCarthy AM, Cohen MZ, Anderson CM, Killion C, DeVon HA, Topp R, Fahrenwald NL, Herrick LM, Benefield LE, Smith CE, Jefferson UT & Anderson EA. (Aug 2018). Pearls and pitfalls of team science. Western Journal of Nursing. doi: 10.1177/0193945918793097
Williams JK & Anderson CM. (July-August, 2018). Omics research ethics considerations. Nursing Outlook, 66, 386-393. (pii: S0029-6554(18)30061-7. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.05.003. [Epub ahead of print, June 6, 2018]
*Anderson CM!, Gillespie SL!, Thiele DK, Ralph JL, Ohm JE. (Jun 2018). Effects of maternal vitamin D supplementation on the maternal and infant epigenome. Breastfeeding Medicine, 13(5), 371-380. DOI:10.1089/bfm.2017.0231. (!, Co-first author)
Wagner CL & Eidelman AI. (2018). The impact of vitamin D on the maternal and infant epigenome: The role of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Medicine, 13(5), 305-306.
Anderson CM, Schmella M. (2017). Preeclampsia: Current Approaches to Nursing Management. American Journal of Nursing. In Press
Conn VS, Anderson CM, Killion C, Bowers B, Wyman JF, Herrick LM, Zerwic JJ, Smith CE, Cohen MZ, Benefield LE, Topp R, Fahrenwald NL, Titler M, Larson JL, Varty MM, Jefferson UT. (August, 2017). Launching Successful Beginnings for Early Career Faculty Researchers. West J Nurs Res. 2017 Aug 1:193945917725999. doi: 10.1177/0193945917725999. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28831849.
Thiele DK, Ralph J, El-Masri M, Anderson CM. (2017) Vitamin D3 supplementation during pregnancy and lactation improves vitamin D status of the mother-infant dyad. JOGNN, 46(1), 135-147. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.02.016.
Conn VS, Jefferson U, Cohen MZ, Anderson CM, Killion CM, Fahrenwald NL, Benefield LE, Titler M, Topp R, Smith CE, Loya J. (June, 2016). Strategies to Build Authorship Competence Among PhD Students. West J Nurs Res. pii: 0193945916651588. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27272158.
Blair LM, Pickler RH, Anderson CM. (March 2016). Integrative Review of Genetic Factors Influencing Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants. Biological Research for Nursing, 18(2), 127-137. doi: 10.1177/1099800415605379. Epub 2015 Sep 15
Thiele DK, Anderson CM. (Jan/Feb 2016). Developmental origins of health and disease: A challenge for nursing. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 31, 42-46. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.10.020. Epub 2015 Dec 2
Conn VS, Zerwic J, Jefferson U, Anderson CM, Killion CM, Smith CE, Cohen MZ, Fahrenwald NL, Herrick L, Topp R, Benefield LZ & Loya J. (2016, Feb). Normalizing rejection. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(2), 137-154. epub ahead of print June 3 2015, , doi: 10.1177/0193945915589538
Conley YP, Heitkemper M, McCarthy D, Anderson CM, Corwin EJ, Daack-Hirsch S, Dorsey SG, Gregory KE, Groer MW, Hamilton N, Landers T, Lyon DE, Taylor JY, Voss J. (July/Aug 2015). Educating future nursing scientists: recommendations for integrating omics content in PhD programs. Nursing Outlook, 63(4), 417-427.
Anderson CM, Ralph JL, Johnson L, Scheett A, Wright ML, Taylor JY, Ohm JE, Uthus E. (2015). First trimester vitamin D status and placental epigenomics among Northern Plains primigravidas with preeclampsia. Life Sciences., 129, 10-15 Published online July 19, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.lfs.2014.07.012
Conn V., Ward S., Herrick L., Topp R., Alexander GL, Anderson CM, Smith CE, Benefield LE, Given G., Titler M., Larson J., Fahrenwald NL, Cohen MZ, Georgesen, SE. (2015). Managing opportunities and challenges of co-authorship. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(2), 134-163.. First published on April 29, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0193945914532722
Anderson CM Amar AF. (2017). Commentary on "Overview of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program" by Campbell J, Ladden MJ, McBride AB, Cimino A, Lostas-Polston, E & Deming K. Nursing Outlook. (Invited). Published online January 16, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.01.002
Published Policy Papers
American Academy of Nursing Genomic Nursing and Health Care and Maternal Infant Health Expert Panels. Starkweather A, Coleman B, Barcelona de Mendoza V, Fu M, Taylor J, Kenner C, Walker D, Amankwaa L, Anderson CM. Policy Brief: Improve coverage of newborn genetic screening to include the recommended uniform screening panel and newborn screening registry. pii: S0029-6554(17)30248-8. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.04.009. [Epub ahead of print: May 8, 2017]
- Funded Research Grants
(most recent 5 years - 2012-2017)
HRSA, Nurse Faculty Loan Program [HRSA-17-066]. (PD: Anderson). July 2017-June 2018; July 2016-June 2017; July 2015-June 2016; July 2014-June 2015
HRSA, Primary Care Training and Enhancement, August 2016-July 2021, Expanding, Enhancing and Enriching the Primary Care Workforce through Clinical Transformation Education.. (PI Post, D.; Welker, MJ; Graham, M.C; Role: co-investigator)
NIH, National Institute for Nursing Research (1R21HD092770-01) September 2017-Aug 2019, DNA methyomic profiling of preeclampsia across pregnancy. (PI, Mandy Schmella; Role, Consultant)
Nursing Research Grant, September 1, 2016 –August 31, 2017, American Nurses Foundation/Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, DNA methylation markers of preterm birth risk among asymptomatic African American women (PI, Shannon Gillespie; Role, Mentor)
Nursing Research Grant, September 1, 2016 – February 28,2018, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science/Partners (CANS), DNA methylation markers of preterm birth risk among asymptomatic African American women. (PI, Shannon Gillespie; Role, Mentor)
National Institutes of Health. [1F31NR016623-01] September 1, 2016-August 31, 2018, Cognitive Risk Mapping in Low Birthweight Children (PI, Lisa Blair; Role: Sponsor)
2013, 1P20GM104360-01, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). Center of Excellence in Epigenetics/Epigenomics of Development and Disease (PI Vaughn).
2014, COBRE Epigenomics Jumpstart Pilot Grant, “Pregnancy outcomes and DNA methylation patterns in maternal and fetal tissue”, (PI J. Ralph, Role: Co-investigator)
2014, COBRE Epigenomics Jumpstart Pilot Grant, “Epigenomic gestational responsiveness to vitamin D”, (PI J. Ralph, Role: Co-investigator)
2014, COBRE Epigenomics Jumpstart Pilot Grant, “DNA methylation patterns as a biomarker of heart disease, (PI J. Ralph, Role: Co-investigator)
- Fellow, National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education
- Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
- Fellow, National Academies of Practice Distinguished Scholar
- Fellow, American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research
- Fellow, Academic Leadership Development, Big 10 Academic Alliance (2017-2018)
- President and Provost’s Leadership Institute (PPLI) at The Ohio State University
- Genomics T32 External Advisory Committee member, University of Pittsburgh, 2016-2021
- Preeclampsia Foundation; Member, Medical Advisory Board
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Member, National Advisory Committee, 2016-present
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Award Program; Scholar 2008-2010; Member, National Advisory Committee 2013-2016; National Mentor 2014-2017
- UND Foundation/B.C. Gamble Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity and Service, February 2012
by Pat Ford-Roegner
Lurking right behind the COVID-19 pandemic is another major killer: the seemingly unstoppable incidences of violence by Americans on one another. Most recently, we witnessed senseless shootings in areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kenosha, WI and Orange County, CA. Major cities are experiencing a steep rise in gun violence. My hometown of Philadelphia reels daily from violence. Innocent children are frequent victims.
The events themselves are horrific, but only part of the story.
OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.