The Research Advisory Panel (RAP) is responsible for developing the Association’s research agenda, mentoring novice researchers, selecting recipients for AWHONN’s small grants program and scoring annual convention research abstracts and papers.

2020 Research Advisory Panel

Full Members
Irene Yang, PhD, RN–Chair
Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAAN–Board Liaison
Brenda Baker, PhD, RN, CNS
Rita Brennan, DNP, RNC-NIC, APN/CNS
Tracy Brewer, DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
Diane DiTomasso, PhD, RN
Karen Weis, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, FAAN

Corresponding Members:
Jessica Antretter, MS, RN-BC, C-EFM
Rachel Breman, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN
Adriane Burgess, PhD, RNC-OB, CCE, CNE
Lorraine Byrnes, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNM, FAANP
Linda Cassar, DNP, RNC-OB, CNE
Licia Clowtis, PhD, RN
Heather DiCioccio, DNP-RNC, MNN
Carrie Eaton, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB, EFM, CHSE
Heidi Collins-Fantasia, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Jodie Franzen, MS, APRN, CNS-BC, RNC-OB
Carmen Giurgescu, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Allyssa Harris, PhD, WHNP, BC
Kimberly Hughes, DNP, RNC-OB, CNS
Stacey Iobst, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN-BC, FAAN
Teresa Johnson, PhD, RN
Kelly LaMonica, MSN, RNC-OB, EFM
Martha Levine, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Susan Ludington, PhD, RN, FCNM, CKC, FAAN
Deborah Mandel, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB
Julya Miner, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, BC
Elizabeth Mollard, PhD, APRN-NP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC
Tiffany Moore, RN, PhD
Marliese Nist, PhD, RNC-RNC, NIC
Ruth Ochoa, DNP, MSN, RNC-RNC, OB
Jinhee Park, PhD, RN
Eleanor Saffian (mentee), BSN, RN
Carol Shieh, DNSc, MPH, RNC-OB, FAAN
Jessica Souva (mentee), MSN, RNC-MNN
Kristen Srna, MSN, RN
Janet Trial, EdD, CNM, MSN
Janet Tucker, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB
Lorraine Walker, RN, EdD, MPH