Rita Pickler

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Rita Pickler
First Name
Rita
Last Name
Pickler
Credentials
PhD, RN, FAAN
FloAnn Sours Easton Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Health
Professor
Director, PhD and MS in Nursing Science Programs
Address
324 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
1585 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

Dr. Rita Pickler is the FloAnn Sours Easton Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Health and Director of the PhD and Masters in Nursing Science Programs at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. Dr. Pickler, whose research on the care of the preterm infant spans over 35 years, is a well-funded, nationally/internationally known researcher whose work has improved quality of life for an extremely defenseless population.  She has served as principal investigator, co-investigator, or significant contributor on 18 externally funded grants and 20 significant internally funded grants. Her research has improved care provided to preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), particularly feeding care. Building on her research, she is now advancing knowledge and care provision to improve short and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants who are born preterm.

Editorial Experience

Research Department Editor, Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Editor, Journal of Advanced Nursing

Publications
Funded Research Grants
Honors
Professional Society Memberships

News

May 26, 2020

The National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) has awarded a four-year, $1.6 million R01 grant to fund the study, “Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Black Young Adults.” The grant was awarded to Janna Stephens, PhD, RN, (PI) assistant professor at

May 20, 2020

When researchers asked prospective study participants who they would like to see in videos promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, the answer was unequivocal: They wanted to see themselves – that is, other mothers living in low-income households who were overweight or obese.

Calendar

June 02, 8:00 a.m.
The Ohio State University Fuld Institute for EBP
760 Kinnear Road
Columbus
OH
43212