Faculty and Staff
Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, PhD, RN
Title/s: Professor and Director of PhD Program
Office #: BVM, Room 1017, LSC
Intervention programs designed to: improve asthma self-care in low-income minority children and teens; enhance asthma control and maintain healthy weight in minority teens; and enhance resilience to stress and violence exposure in low-income urban African-American Adolescents.
Palmer Award Niehoff School of Nursing. I Can Control Asthma and Nutrition Now. Co-PI (2010-2012)
Multidisciplinary Grant Loyola University Chicago. Enhancing Resilience to Stress and Violence Exposure in Low-Income Urban American-American Young Adolescents Co-PI (2009-2012).
1RO1 NR009502-01A2 National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH). Promoting Self-Care in Urban African-American Teens with Asthma. PI (2007-2012).
Loyola University Faculty Scholar. The Effects of Coping Skills Training on the Psychosocial and Health Outcomes of Minority Teens with Asthma. PI (2002-2005).
R-15 (NR04223-01 National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH). Asthma Self-Care Education with African-American School Children PI (1996-1998).
Allen & Hansbury’s Respiratory Institute Scholar. American Nurses Association. The Effect of a School Program on the Self-Care and Health of Minority Children with Asthma. PI (1995-1996).
Professional & Community Affiliations
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
Disease Management and Health Outcomes
Journal of Asthma
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Journal of Family Nursing
Journal of Specialist in Pediatric Nursing
Board of Directors:
Asthma Mobile Van
Velsor-Friedrich, B. , Militello, L., Kouba, K., Harrison, P., Manion, A. & Domit, R. (in press).
Pediatric Obesity and Asthma Quality of Life in Low-Income African-American Students
with Asthma. Nursing Clinics of N. America.
Kouba, J., Velsor-Friedrich, B., Militello, L., Harrison, P., Becklenberg, A., White, B.,
Surya, S. & Ahmed, A. (2012). Efficacy of the I Can Control Asthma and Nutrition Now
(ICAN) Pilot Program on Health Outcomes in High School Students with Asthma.
Journal of School Nursing.
Velsor-Friedrich, B. & Srof, B. (2012). Adolescent Asthma Management. Current Pediatric
Reviews 8 (1) 51-57.
Velsor-Friedrich, B., Militello, L., Richards, M., Harrison, P., Gross, I., Romero, E. & Bryant F.
(2012). Effects of Coping Skills Training in Low-Income Urban African-American Adolescents
with Asthma. Journal of Asthma. 49 (4), 372-9.
Thomas, A., Richards, M., Romero, E., Carey, D., & Velsor-Friedrich, B. (2012). African-
American youth and exposure to community violence: Supportive change from the inside.
Journal of Social Action in Counseling Psychology, 4 (1), 54-68.
Srof, B., Velsor-Friedrich, B. & Penckofer, S. (2011). The effects of coping skills training
among teens with asthma. Western Journal of Nursing Research published online
April 21 2011. DOI: 10
Velsor-Friedrich, B. Militello, L., Zinn, K. & DeWolff, D. (2009). The switch from CFC to
HFA inhalers: What NP’s and their patients need to know. American Journal of Nurse
Practitioners, 13 (1), 45-50.