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Rita Marie John DNP, EdD, CPNP-PC DCC

  • Associate Professor of Nursing at CUMC
  • Director, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Rita Marie John, DNP, EdD, CPNP-PC DCC

Dissertation: Effects of parent-focused media intervention on body mass index, waist size, activity level, and self-perception in overweight Hispanic children, 2009.

Research interest include informatics, pediatric primary care, and nursing education.

    Education & Training

  • DNP, Columbia University
  • EdD, Teacher's College
  • MSN, Seton Hall University

Contact Info

Presentations

Last three years:

  • March 2015: What's New In Pediatric Health Care 2015-Keynote Speaker for New Jersey State School Nurses Association.
  • March 2015: Review course for Pediatric Mental Health Certification Review, National conference for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Nov. 2014: John, R., Lozano, R. Jia, H. Buzzing to Lessen Immunization Pain (BLIP) -JOANNA BRIGGS Conference in Singapore Oral presentation
  • July 2014: Regional School Nurse Convention in Philadelphia and Cleveland: Keynote speaker
  • What’s New in Pediatric Health Care with breakout on Building on Adolescent Strengths Preconference:Assessing and Understand Bad Bugs and Contagious Kids 2014
  • April, 2014 What’s New in Pediatric 2014. Dept. of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, NY Hospital Queens
  • March 2014: Review course for Pediatric Mental Health Certification Review, National conference for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Boston, Mass
  • March 2014: Ten Top Articles in Pediatrics 2013-2014, National conference for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Boston, Mass
  • March 2014: Pedialabs for the new PNP, National conference for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Boston, Mass.
  • June 2013: Ten Top Articles in Pediatric Infectious Disease 2012-2013, National Conference for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Las Vegas,
  • October, 2013 What Every School Nurse Should Know about Pediatrics and HEENT Assessment for the North Carolina State School Nurses Association
  • July 2013: Regional School Nurse Convention in Houston and Philadephia: Keynote speaker: What’s New in Pediatric Health Care Peconference: What’s New in Pediatric Nursing 2013
  • June, 2012: John, R., Hall, L, Bakken, S. Use of Isabel Decision Support to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy Among PNP and FNP Students. International Nursing Informatics 2012, Montreal
  • May, 2013: What’s New in Pediatrics, All day conference for Greater New York NAPNAP
  • April, 2013: Pediatric labs: Connecting the Dots, National conference for National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Orlando Florida
  • July 2012: Regional School Nurse Convention in San Antonio and Philadelphia:Keynote speaker: What’s New in Pediatric Health Care
  • Preconference: Evidence based Physical Assessment
  • March 2012: Specialty labs in the Primary Care: What every PNP should know, National NAPNAP Conference, San Antonio, Texas
  • March 2012: Current Challenges in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, National NAPNAP Conference, San Antonio

Community Service

  • Co-chair: Committee on Diversity and Community Education,Columbia University
  • October, 2014: Team Leader for CUSON team at New York Cares

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2014 to present: Cochair for "communication committee" for AFPNP
  • 2013 to present: Awards committee for National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • 2012 to 2013: Executive Committee at the Columbia University SON
  • 2009 to 2013: Executive Committee of the Anna Maxwell Teaching Academy
  • 2008-2009: Network Committee for Columbia University
  • 2004-2009: Member of the National Pediatric Certification Board Self Assessment Exercise Committee
  • 2004-2008, 2009-2010: Curriculum Committee Columbia University School of Nursing
  • 2009: Diplomate of Comprehensive Care, Charter member
  • 2000: Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society in Education
  • 1997-present: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 1997-present: Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Zeta Chapter
  • 1979-present: NAPNAP

Honors & Awards

  • 2014: Reviewer Award for Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Health Care
  • 2010: Dorothy H. and Thomas L. O'Neil Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2008: Inducted into the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • 2006: 21st Century Achievement Award for Education & Academia, Computerworld Honors Program, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • 2005: Inducted into Seton Hall University School of Nursing Hall of Honor
  • 1994: New Jersey certificate for nursing excellence

Research Interests

  • Primary care and behavioral Health
  • Pediatric obesity
  • Pediatric depression
  • Use of informatics in Advanced practice and in patient care

NIH Grants

  • BUZZING TO LESSEN IMMUNIZATION PAIN (BLIP) STUDY (Private)

    Apr 9 2012 - Apr 9 2014

    NURSE EDUCATION PRACTICE AND RETENTION (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2006 - Jun 30 2012

Publications

Last 3 years:

  • John, R., Lozano, R., Jia, H. (2014) Buzzing to Lessen Immunization Pain. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 12(3). 207.
  • Bakken, S., Jia, H., Chen, E.,Choi, J., John, R., Lee, N., Currie, L. (2014). The Effect of a Mobile Health Decision Support System on Diagnosis and Management of Obesity, Tobacco Use, and Depression in Adults and Children. Journal for the Nurse Practitioner, 10(10), 774-780.
  • Brown, W., Liu, C., John, R., Ford, P. (2014) Developing an eBook-Integrated High-Fidelity Mobile App Prototype for Promoting Child Motor Skills and Taxonomically Assessing Children’s Emotional Responses Using Face and Sound Topology. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
  • More, S. & John R. (2014) Spondylolysis and Spndylolisthese: The primary care clinicians’ role, Clinician Reviews, 24(10), 42-48.
  • Ropthkopt, A. & John R. (2014). Disorders of sexual differential. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.29, e23-e34.
  • Lebebvre, C. & John, R. (2014). The Effect of Breastfeeding on Childhood Overweight and Obesity: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.26, 386-401.
  • Schnur, J. & John, R. (2014). Childhood Lead Poisoning and the New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Lead Exposure. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 26(5), 238-247
  • Sanchez, Tiffany & John, R. (2014) Early Identification of Tethered Cord Syndrome: A Clinical Challenge. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. E1-e10. available at http://www.jpedhc.org/article/S0891-5245(13)00217-4/abstract
  • Hannah, Erin & John, R. (2013) Everything the Nurse Practitioner Should Know About Pediatric Feeding Tubes. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 25(11), 576-577
  • Swanson, J. & John R. (2013). Does Celiac Disease ever travel alone? ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, 5(4) 236-247
  • Schnur, J. & John, R. (2013). A 13 year old with a leg mass, Clinician Reviews. Available online at
  • http://www.clinicianreviews.com/topics/orthopedics/article/girl-13-with-a-bump-on-her-leg.html
  • Chan, J. & John R., (/2012) Sexuality and Sexual Health in Children and Adolescents With Autism, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 8(4) 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2012.01.020
  • Rosen, D & John, R. (2012) Nutritional Management of the Child With Crohn's Disease, ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition.4(2), 111-117. doi: 10.1177/1941406412439232
  • John, R. & Brady, M. Chapter 21. Introduction to Disease Management (398-414).Chapter 24 Atopic and Rheumatic Diseases (494-528). In C. E. Burns, A. M. Dunn, M. Brady, N. B. Starr, N. B., & C. Blosser, (Eds). (2012). Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition - A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners, St. Louis: Elsevier
  • John, R. & Brady, M. Chapter 31 Management of Respiratory Diseases (708-738). In C. E. Burns, A. M. Dunn, M. Brady, N. B. Starr, N. B., & C. Blosser, (Eds). (2012). Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition - A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners, St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Rosen, D & John, R. (2012) Nutritional Management of the Child With Crohn's Disease, ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition.4(2), 111-117. doi: 10.1177/1941406412439232
  • Chan, J. & John R., (/2012) Sexuality and Sexual Health in Children and Adolescents With Autism, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 8(4) 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2012.01.020

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov