Faculty and Staff
Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of PhD Program
Office #: BVM, Room 1017, LSC
|BSN||Loyola University Chicago||1974|
|MSN||Loyola University Chicago||1978|
My teaching interests include content related to the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing knowledge. In addition, I am very interested in health policy and how it affects our patients and our profession.
Courses Taught, 2015-2016
GNUR 500 Conceptual Inquiry
GNUR 501 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Science
GNUR 510 Teaching Practicum
Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications
The main focus of my research career has been the development, implementation and evaluation of school-based programs for low-income minority children and teens with asthma. This program of research has also included the development of an asthma self-efficacy instrument, a pilot study examining the effects of a school-based program that targets asthma and healthy weight and the effects of community violence on the health and welfare of its youth. My current research is self-care management in adolescents and young adults with asthma.
Velsor-Friedrich, B., Pigott, T., & Srof, B. (2005). A Practitioner-Based Intervention with African-American Inner-City School Children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 19 (3), 163-171.
Velsor-Friedrich, B., Militello, L., Zinn, K. & DeWolff, D. (2009). The Switch from CFC to HFA Inhalers: What You and You Patients Need to Know. Journal of Nurse Practitioners. 13 (10), 45-50.
Srof, B., Velsor-Friedrich, B. & Penckofer, S. (2011). The Effect of Coping Skills Training Among Teens with Asthma. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Published online April 21, 2011. Wjn.sage.com/content/early/2011/04/20/ DOI: 10 1177/0913 04591 14606290.
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), 372-379.
Thomas, A., Richards, M. Romero, E., Carey, D. & Velsor-Friedrich, B. (2012). African-American youth and exposure to community violence: Supporting Change from the inside. Journal of Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 4 (1), 54-68.
Velsor-Friedrich, B., Militello, L., Kouba, J., Harrison, P. Manion, A. & Doumit, R. (2013). Pediatric Obesity and Asthma Quality of Life. Nursing Clinics of N. American. 48 (2), 259-70.
Kouba, J., Velsor-Friedrich, B., Militello, L., Harrison, P., Becklenberg, A., White, B. Surya, S. & Ahmed, A. The Efficacy of the I Can Control Asthma and Nutrition Now (ICAN) Pilot Program on Health Outcomes in High Schools Students with Asthma. DOI: 10.1177/1059840512466110.
Velsor-Friedrich, B., Richards, M., Militello, L., Dean, K., Scott, D., Gross, I., & Romero, E. (2015). The Impact of Community Violence on School-Base Research. The Journal of School Nursing; 31 (6), 397-401.
Richards, M., Romero, E., Deane, K., Carey, D., Zakaryan, A., Quimby, D., Gross, I., Thomas, A., Velsor-Friedrich, B. Burns, M., and Patel, N. (2016). Civic Engagement Curriculum: a Strengths-Based Intervention Serving African American Youth in a Context of Toxic Stress. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma; 9 (1), 81-93.
Professional & Community Affiliations
|Member||American Academy of Nurses 2014 – present|
|Member||Chicago Public Schools Health Advisory Committee 2010 – 2015|
|Vice-Chair & Chair||Adolescent Research Section Midwest Nursing Research Society 2015-2017|
|Editorial Board||Journal of School Nursing
Journal of Pediatric Nursing
|Board of Directors||Children’s Asthma Research and Mobile Care|