Wilson, Lynda Harrison

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Dr. Lynda Wilson’s research has focused on promoting positive parent-infant relationships, developing and evaluating tactile interventions to reduce stress for hospitalized premature infants, evaluation of nursing educational programs, and Latino health. She is fluent in Spanish and has served as a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Chile with support from a Fulbright grant. She recently served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist consulting with nursing faculty at the University of Zambia on the development of distance education. Her research has been funded by a variety of organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Dr. Wilson is currently the Principal Investigator on a grant funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health to provide distance-based education for study coordinators at international sites. Her clinical preparation is in maternal child health nursing. Research/Clinical Interest
  • Global health
  • Research Coordination
  • Latino health
  • Developmental care for preterm infants
  • Nursing Education
Publications (Last 2 years) Hodges, A. L. & Wilson, L. L. (In Press). Effects of music therapy on preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Serrano, M. S. C., Doren, F. M., & Wilson, L. L. (2010). Teaching Chilean Mothers to Massage Their Full Term Infants: Effects on Maternal Breastfeeding and Infant Weight Gain at Age 2 and 4 Months. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 24(2).

Oswalt, K. L., Biasini, F. J., Wilson, L. L., & Mrug, S. (2009). Outcomes of a massage intervention on teen mothers: A pilot study. Pediatric Nursing,. 35(5), 284-289, 317.

Wilson, L. L., Bodin, M. B., Hoffman, J, Vincent, J. (2009). Recruiting, supporting, and retaining preceptors for NNP programs: Results from a survey of NNP preceptors and program directors Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing,23(3), 284-292.

Wilson, L. L., Bodin, M. B., Hoffman, J, Vincent, J. (2009). Recruiting, supporting, and retaining preceptors for NNP programs: Results from a survey of NNP preceptors and program directors Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing,23(3), 284-292.

Azziz-Baumgartner, C. & Wilson, L. L. (2009). Applying a model of program adaptation to the Familias Fuertes parent/adolescent educational intervention for Latino immigrant families in the rural South. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 9(3), 1-14.

Jones, C. T., Wilson, L. L., Carter, S., Jester, P. M. (2009). Development and Implementation of a Distance-Learning Certificate Program in Clinical Research Coordination for Coordinators at International Sites. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 9(3), 1-16).

Jones, C. T., Harrison, L., Carter, S., & Jester, P. M. (2008). Education and training preferences of study coordinators. Research Practitioner, 9(6). 202-211.

Wilson, L. L. (2009). Parenting practices, adolescent health behaviors, acculturation, and perceptions about family education: Implications for developing culturally appropriate Latino family interventions. Hispanic Health Care International ,7(4),213-223.

Harrison, L., Montenegro, G., Malvares, S., Astudillo, M., Behn, V., Bertolozzi, M. R., Chiesa, A. M., Espinoza, M., Fujimore, E., Harper, D., Orellana, A., Saenz, K., Sigaud, C. H. S., Verissimo, M. D. O. (2008). The network for nursing in child health. Pediatric Nursing. 34(2), 113-116, 138-139.

Newman, K., Harrison, L., Dashiff, C., & Davies, S. (2008). Relationships between parenting styles and risky adolescent health behaviors: An integrative literature review. Latin American Nursing Research Journal. 16(1), 142-150. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_issuetoc&pid=0104-116920080001&lng=pt&nrm=iso

Wilson, L. (October 2009). Nursing in the global village: Challenges and opportunities in achieving health for all and the Millennium Development Goals. Keynote Presentation at Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Nurses’ Association, Florence, Alabama. (October 2).

Wilson, L. (May 2009). Tele-Nursing. (6 hour workshop presented at annual meeting of the Colombian Telemedicine Association, Cartagena, Colombia).

Wilson, L. (March 2009). Health workforce in developing countries. Presentation to AH 716 Macroenvironmental Analysis class of Dr. Stephen Collier, Professor, UAB School of Health Professions.

Harrison, L. (August 15, 2008). Development and evaluation of distance education courses: Implications for health education. Paper presented at the IV Reunión Regional del Capitulo Latinoamericano y del Caribe de la Asociación Americana de Telemedicina. Panama City, Panamá.

Mello, D. F., Candida, M., Verissimo, M. D. O., Fujimori, E., Wilson, L. L. (July 2010). Teaching the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) : Effects on student knowledge and confidence. Abstract submitted for Meeting of the VIII Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July.

Mweemba, P., Chanda, D., & Wilson, L. (2010). Challenges and opportunities in eLearning collaborations in nursing capacity building in Zambia. Paper presented at eLearning Africa conference, Lusaka, Zambia, May, 2010.

Wilson, L., Harper, D., Tami, I., Mendes, I., Ventura, C., Zarate, R., Salas, S., Severine, R. (2010). Global health competencies for nruses. Podium presentation at anual meeting of the Global Health Education Consortium. Cuerna Vaca, Mexico, April 11.

Willig M, Sinkala M, Sadasivam, R. S., Albert M, Wilson L., Mugavero M, Msidi E, Brande S, Nikisi J, Stringer J, Tami I, Henostroza, G, 8Gathibhande V, Menke J, Tanik M, and Reid S. (November 3, 2009). Design and process development for smart phone medication dosing support system and educational platform in HIV/AIDS-tb programs in Zambia. Paper Presented at the “Informatics & Cyberspace: Transdisciplinary Research and Education conference of the Society for Design and Process Science, Montgomery, Alabama.

Behn Theune, V., Caballero Muñoz, C., Espinoza Venegas, M., Fujimori, E., Jaimovich Pérez, S., Mello, D., F., Monenegro, G., Nascimento, L. C., Orellaana Yañez, A., Pineda de Osegueda, E., Reyes Rocha, B., Rodriguez Nuñez, Y., Sigaud, c. H. s., Vega Vega, P., Verissimo, M. L. O. R., Wilson, L. L. (2009). Enesñanza del cuidado del niño y la estrategia AIEPI en escuelas de enfermería latinoamericanas de habla española. Presentation at the Meeting of ALADEFE (Association of Latin American Nursing Schools), Panama City, October.

Harrison, L. & Harper, D. C. (June, 2008). Global perspectives on nursing leadership: Lessons learned from an international nursing leadership development program. Paper presented at the “Healthy People for a Healthy World” conference, Bangkok, Thailand.

Binns-Turner, P. G., Boyd, G. L., Pryor, E. R., Prickett, C., & Harrison, L. (October 18-22, 2008). Effects of Perioperative Music on Anxiety, Hemodynamics, and Pain in Women Undergoing Mastectomy. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Orlando, Florida.

Harrison, L. (2008) Identifying Family Life Education Needs of Latino Immigrant Parents and Adolescents. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, Alabama.

Honors 2009 Nominated by Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International for the 2009 Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children.
2008 Named Fulbright Senior Specialist

2005 University of Connecticut School of Nursing Distinguished Scholar Award

2003-2004 Fulbright Scholar for 6 months at Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Santiago Chile

1997 Inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow (November)


1996-1999 Selected as one of 20 North American Fellows and 20 Fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in a 3-year Fellowship in International Development, sponsored by the Partners of the Americas and funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation