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Julie Bertram, PhD, RN

julie bertram Julie Bertram, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

308 Seton Hall
College of Nursing, South Campus

Email: bertramje@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-8612


Julie Bertram joined the College of Nursing faculty in 2017, bringing with her expertise in the mental health outcomes of children and adolescents in foster care. Dr. Bertram has an extensive record of multidisciplinary collaboration and publication in high-impact nursing journals. Her research focuses on the role of psychiatric nursing within the child welfare and foster care system.

Education

  • BS, Nursing, St. Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO
  • MS, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, St Louis University School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO
  • PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO


Selected Grants

  • UMRB Research Grant, 2018: Building Better Systems of Support for Foster Youth Who Utilize Psychotropic Medications
  • ISPN Foundation Joyce Fitzpatrick Psychiatric Nursing Research Grant, 2018: Building Better Systems of Support for Foster Youth Who Utilize Psychotropic Medications


Selected Publications

  • Bertram, J. and Boyle-Duke, B. (Anticipated Publication Date: 2020). Children in Out‐of‐Home Placement. In Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland).  Wiley-Blackwell. (Invited; Accepted).
  • Bertram, J. E. (2018). Faculty and Staff Learning Community Devoted to Mental Health of Undergraduate Nursing Students. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 32(6), 1.
  • Vandermause, R. K., Sanner-Stiehr, E. J., Bertram, J. E., Fish, A., Manies, S. M., & Yeung, N. N. (2018, July). Working across generations in the technology-driven hospital.  Acceleration, Technology, and Healthcare.  Presented at the Institute for Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Buffalo, New York.
  • Bertram, J. (2018). Care-planning and decision-making for youth with mental health needs in the foster care system. Archives of psychiatric nursing32(5), 707-722.
  • Bertram, J., L'Ecuyer, K., Shatto, B., Marquard, S., & Carril, K. (2018). Advancing Soft Skills: Leadership Seminars for Clinical Nurse Leader Students. Creative nursing, 24 (2), 110-115.
  • McMillen, J. C., Narendorf, S. C., Robinson, D., Havlicek, J., Fedoravicius, N., Bertram, J., & McNelly, D. (2015). Development and piloting of a treatment foster care program for older youth with psychiatric problems.  Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health, 9 (1).
  • Bertram, J. E., Narendorf, S., BakosBlock, C. (2015). Systematic review of shared decision-making interventions for individuals with mental health concerns. In 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making.  Lead Presenter and Second Author.  (Abstract published).
  • Freed, P.E., Bertram, J.E., & McLaughlin, D.E. (2014, April). Using Lecture Capture: A Qualitative Study of Nursing Faculty's Experience. Nurse Education Today, 34 (4), 498-602.
  • Bertram, J. (2014). Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder.  In J. Rhoads & P. Murphy (Eds.), Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice.  (Chapter 13).  New York, NY: Springer.


Presentations

  • Bertram, J.E., Acosta, A. and McKanry, J. (2019, May 29-June 1). Abstract Accepted. Trauma-informed Medication Management in Foster Care.  Poster Presentation at International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC. Lead Presenter and First Author.
  • Bertram, J.E., Acosta, A. and McKanry, J. (2019, May 30). Abstract Accepted. Foster Care Medical Coordination, Workshop 3. Presentation at International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC. Lead Presenter and First Author.
  • Vandermause, R., Sanner-Stiehr, E., Bertram, J., Fish, A., Manies, S., and Yeung, N. Working across generations in the technology-driven hospital. Acceleration, Technology, and Healthcare.  Institute for Hermeneutic Phenomenology.  Buffalo, New York. (July, 2018). Author only.
  • *Bertram, J. E., ISPN Annual Conference, "Preliminary Results of a Study on Decision-Making in the Foster Care System," ISPN, Minneapolis Minnesota. (April 15, 2016). Presenter and Author.
  • Bertram, J. E., Shell, L.., Schepp, K.., ISPN Annual Conference, "On the Care of Individuals with Schizophrenia and their Families: An Integrated Review and Discussion," ISPN, Minneapolis Minnesota. (April 15, 2016). Lead Presenter and First Author.
  • Krampe, J., Banharak, S., Bertram, J., Hawthorne, K. D., Artman, D. N., Schneider, J., Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, "Evidence of Dance-Based Therapy Effect on Cognitive and Psychological Function in Older Adults," St. Louis University. (April 13, 2016).  Author only.
  • Bertram, J. E., Krampe, J., S. B., Krieger, M. M., Artman, D. N., Hawthorne, K. D., Schneider, J., (September 24, 2015). First Annual Interprofessional Scholarship Day, "Evidence of Dance-Based Therapy Effect on Cognitive and Psychological Function in Older Adults," CIER SLU, Center for Interprofessional Education and Research 1312 Carr Lane Ave. Education Union, Saint Louis, MO 63104.  Presenter and Author.
  • Bertram, J. E., Kitchin, P. to Board of Directors Meeting, "Living Our Mission and Educational Presentation," Mary Ryder Home, St. Louis Missouri. (May 6, 2015).  Lead Presenter and Author.
  • Bertram, J., Krampe, J., Banharak, S., Hawthome, K., Artman, D., Krieger, M., Schneider, J. (March 24-March 28, 2015). Evidence of Dance -Based Therapy Effect on Cognitive and Psychological Function in Older Adults. Poster Presentation. 2015 ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute and Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.  Presenter and Author.
  • Narendorf, S., Bertram, J. E., BakosBlock, C. (2015). Systematic review of shared decision-making interventions for individuals with mental health concerns. In 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making.  Lead Presenter and Second Author.  (Abstract published).
  • Bertram, J. (2014, July 10). Mental Well-being and Decision Making in the Foster Care System.  Paper Presentation at 1st Annual Global Well-Being Conference: Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope! Lancaster, PA.  Presenter and Author.
  • *Bertram, J. (2014, March 28). Decision Making in Foster Care.  Paper Presentation at the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) Annual Conference, Greenville SC.  Presenter and Author.
  • Krampe, J., Krieger, M., Hawthorne, K., Artman, D., Bertram, J., Banharak, S., & Schneider, J. (2014, March 28-30). Evidence of Dance-Based Therapy Effect on Physical, Cognitive, and Psychological Function in Older Adults.  Poster Presentation at the 38th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, St. Louis MO.  Author only.

*Subsequently published


Honors and Awards

  • International Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, Elected, Board of Directors, 2018-Present
  • Invited Panelist: Governor’s Office, State of Missouri, Academic Roundtable on Foster Care, 2018
  • NLN Writing Retreat Scholar, 2017
  • SLUSPARKS, St. Louis University, Service, University. Recognized by colleague/option coordinator for AMSN Program for demonstrated excellence, acted with integrity and honesty, service to community, proposed innovative idea, strengthened the community, and showed compassion (May 15, 2017).
  • Recognized Reviewer Status, Elsevier, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing (September 27, 2016 - Present)
  • Distinguished Service Award, St. Louis University, Teaching, University, 2016
  • Finalist: Nurse of the Year, March of Dimes, Behavioral Health - Mental Health and Addictive Services, 2015
  • 1st Place Best Scholarship Poster Award ISPN Psychopharmacology and Annual Conference, 2015
  • Dissertation and Travel Fellowship Award University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2014


Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society
  • International Society of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses, Member
  • American Nurses Association, Member
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Member