Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN

Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Fellow

Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Public Health Interests

Community Engagement, Community/Population Health, Pediatrics, Qualitative Methods, Social Determinants of Health

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Focusing on potentially vulnerable populations who are at risk for health care disparities, Dr. Deatrick provides leadership regarding children with chronic conditions and cancer, family management styles, health-related decisions, advanced practice pediatric nursing, and qualitative research methods. Dr. Deatrick’s research encompasses a unique blend of substantive, theoretical, and methodological contributions. Her efforts to explicate children and family’s involvement in health-related decisions and her careful observations of family management of childhood illness provide invaluable information to clinicians. Simultaneously, Dr. Deatrick’s more theory-based efforts provide direction for pediatric nursing and research. She is also well respected for her methodological expertise in qualitative, mixed methods, and family research. Her present research focuses on caregivers and adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors who are living at home with their parents. This research extends family management into oncology populations and provides a family context to caregiving research.

Select Publications:

Deatrick, J., Lipman, T. Gennaro, S. Sommers, M. de Leon Siantz, M. Mooney-Doyle, K., Hollis, G., & Jemmott, L. (September, 2009). Fostering Health Equity: Clinical and Research Training Strategies from Nursing Education. The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences. 25 (9), 479-486.

Lipman, T., Schucker, M., Holberg, T., Ratcliff, S., Bair, S., & Deatrick, J. (2011). Diabetes risk factors in children: a partnership between nurse practitioner and high school students, MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, 36(1):56-62. * PMID: 21164318