Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Faculty and Staff

Monique Ridosh, PhD, RN

Title/s: Assistant Professor
Director, RN-BSN Program

Office #: Center for Translational Research & Education (CTRE), Room 347, HSD

Phone: 708.216.0336

E-mail: mridosh@luc.edu

Degrees

BSN University of Miami (Florida) 1995
MSN University of Phoenix 2006
PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2014

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching students about community health to increase the capacity of our nurses to understand public health concepts, risk factors and levels of prevention. In the courses I teach I walk students through the community assessment process in the communities in which they live and equip them with the knowledge and skills that help them identify problems and evaluate resources.

Courses Taught, 2015-2016

Mentoring Graduate students for Comprehensive exam.

Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications

My program of research includes families living with chronic conditions. I conducted a multi-site analysis of parents with adolescents with and without spina bifida to examine factors influencing depression and family quality of life. I have conducted qualitative analysis on transition in young adults with spina bifida and the meaning of quality of life and inner strength in families dealing with chronic conditions. Currently a co-investigator on the Sunshine Study team, I am interested in the impact of family functioning on women's ability to care for themselves when dealing with the chronic conditions. The research in progress will test factors related to self-management and family quality of life in the context of vitamin D supplementation in women with type 2 diabetes and depression. Interviews of women in the study will help researchers develop an intervention to strengthen women's health and their families.

Ridosh, M. (2014). Factors associated with parent depressive symptoms and family quality of life in families with and without adolescents and young adults with spina bifida. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Ridosh, M. & Sawin, K. (2014, August). Factors associated with parent depressive symptoms and family quality of life in families with and without adolescents and young adults with spina bifida. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington, DC.  

Ridosh, M., Braun, P. Roux, G., Bellin, M., Sawin, K. (2011). Transition in young adults with spina bifida: a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development. 37(6), 866-874. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01329.x  

Ridosh, M., Roux, G., Sawin, K., Braun, P., & Bellin, M. (2011, October). The experience of transition to adulthood for youth with a neurological condition. Sigma Theta Tau International – 41st Biennial Convention, Grapevine, TX

Ridosh, M., Sawin, K. & Roux, G. (2014, October). QOL & inner strength in families with adolescents. 20th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.   

Ridosh, M., Sawin, K. & Roux, G. (2015, November). Differences in meaning of Quality of Life and Inner Strength in families with and without young adults with spina bifida. Sigma Theta Tau International – 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Member, National League for Nursing
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Member, International Family Nursing Association