Kathryn Records
Kathryn Records, PhD, RN, FAAN

Hubert C. Moog Endowed Professor of Nursing

PhD Program Director

211 Seton Hall
College of Nursing, South Campus

Email: recordsk@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-6076
Fax: 314-516-7093

Kathryn Records conducts intervention research to improve the health of women and their newborns. Most of her research focuses on the health of women prior to and during pregnancy and considers how experiences such as abuse, obesity, and depression affect outcomes for the woman and her child at birth and across the first year of life. Her research has significantly advanced the science of maternal-newborn/infant health outcomes during pregnancy and postpartum. The clinical relevance of her work is exemplified by her development of a postpartum depression curriculum that has been implemented in two Southwestern sites serving primarily Spanish-speaking Latinas for the past eight years. She is a co-investigator on a multi-site project testing an intervention to prevent preterm labor among Latinas. In another project, she is working with multidisciplinary colleagues to better understand how young African American mothers perceive their health during childbearing and its relationship to life stressors and maternal-infant interaction. In another project, she is a co-investigator on a study testing for differences in stress levels and partner relationships subsequent to participation in a mindfulness intervention for young breast cancer survivors and their partners.

Education

  • BS, Nursing, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO
  • MS, Maternal Newborn Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • PhD, Clinical Nursing Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Selected Grants

  • Records, K. (2016). CARMA 2: Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods and Analysis 2. Funded by the University of Missouri, April 1 2016 – 2019. 
  • Records, K. (2015). CARMA: Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods and Analysis. Funded by the University of Missouri, January 1 – December 31, 2015 - 2018. 
  • Records, K. (UMSL PI, original UMSL Site PI M. Barton-Burke); Other Site PIs: Bettencourt, A., Cheng, M., & Cheng, A.L. (2015 – 2016; no cost extension 2016-2017). Technology Delivered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Young Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Partners.  Funded by the University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research Program, July 10 2015 – Present. $165,000.
  • Records, K., & Gerstein, E. (2015). Birth ‘N Babies feasibility study. Funded by the Hubert C Moog Endowment fund. ($7500). Recruitment and mixed methods data collection. 
  • Madres para la Salud (Mothers for Health) - Co-Investigator, National Institutes of Health, $1.2M, 2009-2013

Selected Publications

  • Lynn, J., Ward Smith, P., & Records, K. (in press). The lived experience of urban plus-sized Black women in a midwestern city. Accepted by the Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, September 2017.
  • *Twidwell, J., & Records, K., (2017). An integrative review of predictors of undergraduate program success. International Journal of Nursing Education, 14(1). Retrieved from https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijnes.2017.14.issue-1/ijnes-2016-0040/ijnes-2016-0040.xml
  • Records, K. & Hanko, S. (2016). Decision support to enhance prenatal care using the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment model. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(9), 605-612.
  • Records, K. & Laake, D. (2016). Prenatal vitamins at conception or earlier. In J. Adams (Ed.), The science behind the healthy child guide (Chapter 1). Dallas, TX: Neurological Health Foundation. Available at: http://www.neurologicalhealth.org/
  • Reocrds, K. (2016). Prenatal care and medical testing. In J. Adams (Ed.), The science behind the healthy child guide (Chapter 13). Dallas, TX: Neurological Health Foundation. Available at: http://www.neurologicalhealth.org/
  • Records, K. (2016). Reducing stress during pregnancy. In J. Adams (Ed.), The science behind the healthy child guide (Chapter 16). Dallas, TX: Neurological Health Foundation. Available at: http://www.neurologicalhealth.org/
  • Records, K. (2016). Maintaining optimal weight throughout pregnancy. In J. Adams (Ed.), The science behind the healthy child guide (Chapter 17). Dallas, TX: Neurological Health Foundation. Available at: http://www.neurologicalhealth.org/
  • Records, K. (2016). Intimate partner violence (Chapter 18). In J. Smith & S. Mattson (Eds.), Core curriculum in maternal newborn nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Records, K., & Tanaka, L. (2016). Normal pregnancy (Chapter 5). In J. Smith & S. Mattson (Eds.), Core curriculum in maternal newborn nursing (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Vega-Lopez, S., Pignotti, G.A., Keller, C., Todd, M., Ainsworth, B., Belyea, M., Williams, A.N., Records, K., Coonrod, D., & Permana, P. (2015). Participation in a social-support physical activity intervention modestly improves lipoprotein cholesterol distribution among postpartum sedentary Hispanic women. Journal of Physical Activity and Health<,em>, 12, 1289-1297.
  • Records, K. (2015). Obesity and women’s health [Guest Editor]. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(6), 758-759.
  • Pignotti, G.A., Vega-Lopez, S., Keller, C., Belyea, M., Ainsworth, B., Nagle Williams, A., Records, K., Coonrod, D., & Permana, P. (2015). Comparison and evaluation of dietary quality between older and younger Mexican-American women. Public Health Nutrition, 18(14), 2615-2624.
  • *Wiseman, P., & Records, K. (2015). Using theory to drive Influenza-related text messaging interventions. Accepted by the International Journal of e-Health and Communication, 6(2), 44-58.
  • Records, K., Keller, C., Coonrod, D., Todd, M. Ainsworth, B.A., Vega-Lopez, S., Nagle Williams, A., Permana, P. (2015). Correlates of depressive symptoms after birth for Latinas who are overweight or obese. Health Care for Women International, 36(3), 356-374. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2014.973956

Selected Presentations

  • *Yakubu, A., & Records, K. (2017). A case management referral network to treat women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in an urban city. Submitted to the American Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, GA, November 4-8. (Refereed).
  • *Yakubu, A., Records, K., & Michaels, J. (2017). Creating a regional behavioral health network for pregnant and postpartum women. Two hour workshop presented at the National Association of City and County Health Organizations’ Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, July 11-13. (Refereed).
  • Wipke-Tevis, D., Records, K., & Schmer, C. (2017). Collaborating to incorporate emerging areas of nursing science. Podium presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, San Diego, CA, January 18-21. (Refereed).
  • *Apugan, Z.D., & Records, K. (2016). Well-being of African American older adults in nursing homes. Poster presentation at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Washington DC, September 15-17.  (Refereed).
  • *Twidwell, J., & Records, K. (2016). Use of standardized exams as a predictive admission criterion: An integrative review. Poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Nursing & Allied Health Educators Conference at Sea, June 7-14. 

Other Scholarly Activities

  • Records, K. (2013). Strategies for working effectively as a junior investigator. One-hour webinar for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for 200 registered attendees. Webinar archived until November 5, 2016 at AACN.nche.edu/webinar (Invited workshop presentation).
  • Records, K. (2011). Postpartum depression. One-hour presentation on KFNX radio show Hot Health Topics (Phoenix, AZ). Moderator Dr. B. Melnyk. Co-presenter Dr. Linda Chambliss. April 11.

Honors and Awards

  • Invited Reviewer, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, August 2017 – 2020
  • Appointed  Member, Association of Women’s Health Research Committee, January 2017 – December 2019.
  • Invited Reviewer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Special Emphasis Panels: November 2015 – February 2016. 
  • Invited Reviewer, National Institutes of Health, Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences Study Section, August-October 2012; April – June, 2014; August – October 2014. 
  • Appointed Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Research Review Committee, ongoing
  • 2014 Reviewer of the Year, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
  • Hubert C. Moog Endowed Professorship, Appointed, June 2013

Memberships

  • American Academy of Nursing
  • National Institutes of Health, Reviewer
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Gynecologic Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Perinatal Resource Network in the Maternal, Child, and Family Health Coalition, St. Louis, MO