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Judith (Judy) W. Herrman

Judith W. Herrman, PhD, RN, ANEF

Professor
School of Nursing
375 McDowell Hall
302-831-8380
jherrman@udel.edu

 

 

 


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware , School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy

  • M.S. in Nursing, University of Delaware

  • B.S.N., University of Delaware

Research Interests

  • Public policy and health
  • Teen pregnancy/sexual behaviors
  • Teen brain/high risk behaviors/decision-making
  • Creative teaching strategies

Recent Scholarship/Research Activities

  • 2013-Integrating technology and healthcare theater to transform education in the classroom, UD IT Transformational Grant, funding pending, with Jennifer Saylor (PI), Amy Cowperthwait, Allan Carlsen, Karen Avino, David Edwards, $24,000 awarded.
  • 2013- Girls discharged from detention: Their perceptions of transition to home after incarceration, Lassiter Foundation, $5000, funding awarded, Role: PI, with Joni Silverstein, independent consultant.
  • 2013- Girls in detention: Data analysis and dissemination, Delaware Center for Justice, $500, funding awarded, with Joni Silverstein, Role: PI, independent consultant.
  • 2013- Girls in detention: Their perceptions of transition to home after incarceration, Beta Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, $1000, funding awarded, Role: PI, with Joni Silverstein, independent consultant.
  • 2011-2012 Evaluating School Based Wellness Centers Provision of Reproductive Health Services in DE, Delaware Division of Public Health award, $49,782, Funding awarded.
  • 2011-Girls’ perceptions of violence and the Girls’ Teen Summits, Delaware Center for Justice, $8300, Funding awarded.
  • 2010-2012Safe Dates for Young Mothers, American Association of University Women Community Action Grant $10,000, Funding awarded. (with J.K. Waterhouse).
  • 2010-Exploring Healthy Beginnings and Women’s Health at CCHS: A focus group study $10,000, Christiana Care Health Systems, Funding awarded.
  • 2009-Young Women Get Real: A pilot program to promote healthy sexual behaviors among girls in juvenile justice, Sigma Theta Tau International, Research grant, $5000, Funding awarded. (with J.K. Waterhouse).
  • 2008- Thoughts on Teen Parenting: Kent and Sussex Counties, Beta Xi, Sigma Theta Tau Chapter Research Grant, $1000 for research, Funding awarded.
  • 2007- Adolescent perceptions of teen births and their thoughts on prevention, survey implementation, General University Research Grant Fall 2007, $6000, Funding awarded.

Publications

  • Herrman, J.W. (in press). Commentary to: Noll and Shenk’s Teen birth rates in sexually abused and neglected females. Pediatrics, 2013 Apr; 131 (4): e1181-7 in Evidence Based Nursing.
  • Herrman, J.W., Solano, P., Stotz, L., McDuffie, M.J. (in press). Comprehensive sexual education: A historical and comparative analysis of public opinion. American Journal of Sexuality Education.
  • Herrman, J.W. (2013). Delaware stakeholder perceptions of the provision of reproductive health services by school-based health centers. Newark, DE: University of Delaware, available at: http://dhmic.healthywomende.com/Reports/Six-Year-2005-2011.
  • Herrman, J.W. & Lytle-Barnaby, R. (January 3, 2013). Both sides can agree on teen pregnancy prevention. An op-ed. Wilmington News Journal.
  • Herrman, J.W. (2013). How teen mothers describe dating violence. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 42, 462-470.
  • Herrman, J.W. (2013). Letter to the editor: Comment on: Young women’s perceptions of the benefits of childbearing: Associations with contraceptive use and pregnancy. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 45 (2), 113-114.
  • Herrman, J.W., Moore, C.C., & Sims, R. (2013). Using the Thoughts on Teen Parenting Survey to determine the impact of Wise Guys: A pilot study. Journal of Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12016.
  • Herrman, J.W., & Waterhouse, J.K. (in press). A pilot program to promote healthy sexual behaviors among girls in juvenile justice. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Wade, G .H., Herrman, J.W., & McBeth-Snyder, L. (2012). A preconception care program for women in a college setting. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 37 (3), 164-170.
  • Herrman, J.W. & Silverstein, J. (2012). Girls’ perceptions of violence and prevention. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 29 (2), 75-90.
  • Herrman, J.W., & Nandakumar, R. (2012). Development of a survey to assess adolescent perceptions of teen parenting. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 20 (1), 3-20.
  • Herrman, J.W., Rogers, S., & Ehrenthal, D. (2012). Women’s perceptions of CenteringPregnancy: A focus group study. MCN The American Journal of Maternal and Child Nursing, 37 (1), 19-26.
  • Diefenbeck, C., Wade, G., Hayes, E., & Herrman, J.W. (2011). Student-centered outcome evaluation of the Clinical Immersion Program: Five years later. Journal of Nursing Education, 50 (11), 628-635.
  • Herrman, J.W., Waterhouse, J.K., & Chiquoine, J. (2011). An evaluation of an infant simulator intervention for teen pregnancy prevention. Journal of Obstetrical Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing, 40 (3), 322-328.
  • Herrman, J.W., & Waterhouse, J.K. (2011). What do adolescents think of teen parenting? Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(4), 577-592.
  • Elliott, D., Robinson, E., Sanford, M., Herrman, J.W., & Reisenberg, L.A. (2011). Systemic barriers to diabetes management in primary care: A qualitative analysis of Delaware physicians. American Journal of Medical Quality, 26 (4), 284-290.
  • Herrman, J. W. (2010). Siblings’ perceptions of diabetes and its management. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25, 428-437.
  • Neuman, L., Pardue, K. T., Edelstein, J., Grady, J. Gray, M.T., Hobbins, B. & Herrman, J.W. (2009). What does an innovative teaching assignment strategy mean to nursing students? Nursing Education Perspectives, 30 (3), 159-163.
  • LaRue, D., & Herrman, J. W. (2008). Adolescent stress through the eyes of high risk teens. Pediatric Nursing, 34, 375-380.
  • Herrman, J. W. (2008). Adolescent perceptions of teen births: A focus group study. Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing, 37 (1), 42-50.
  • Herrman, J. W. (2007). Repeat pregnancy in adolescence: Intentions and decision making. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 32 (2), 89-94.
  • Herrman, J. W. (2006). The voices of teen mothers: The experience of repeat pregnancy. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 31 (4), 243-249.

Presentations

  • Herrman, J.W., Beers, L., Pai-Espinosa, J., & Ortega, S. (August, 2013). Fostering healthy relationships: Providing teens with the tools they need. National Pregnancy Assistance Fund Conference of the Office of Adolescent Health, Washington, DC.
  • Herrman, J.W. (November, 2012). Using adolescents’ thoughts on parenting to impact teen pregnancy prevention. National Sex Ed Conference, Center for Family Life Education, Somerset, NJ.
  • Herrman, J.W., Harbin, J., & Helseth, C. (October, 2012). Been there, done that: Success stories from teen parents (Plenary session research presentation and panel moderator). Healthy Teen Network, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Herrman, J.W.(October, 2012). Girls and violence: What we need to to know and results of a focus group study, Healthy Teen Network, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Herrman, J.W. (November, 2011). What do adolescents think about teen parenting?
    Informing policy with research, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Dallas, TX.
  • Herrman, J.W. (October, 2011). Safe Dates for Young Mothers, Healthy Teen Network, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Herrman, J.W. & Waterhouse, J.K. (October, 2011). Young women get REAL: A pilot program to promote healthy sexual behaviors among girls in juvenile justice, Healthy Teen Network, Austin, TX.
  • Herrman, J.W. (November, 2009). Policy Implications of Adolescent Perceptions of Teen Parenting, Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Herrman, J.W. & Waterhouse, J.K. (October, 2009). What do adolescents think about teen parenting? Healthy Teen Network, Tampa, FL.
  • Herrman, J.W. (November, 2007) Adolescent thoughts on parenting: Do we know what they are thinking?, Healthy Teen Network, Baltimore, MD.
  • Herrman, J.W. (July, 2007). Adolescent perceptions of teen births: A focus group study, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Vienna, Austria.

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