Katheleen Hawes, Ph.D., A.P.R.N, B.C.
Assistant Professor - College of Nursing
Katheleen Hawes is a research scientist at the Brown Center for Children and Families and has experience as administrative coordinator for two NIH studies with preterm samples.
She coordinates the New NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Research Study which will compare the medical and neurodevelopmental course from birth through discharge between infants in the open-bay NICU with infants in a single room NICU. It will also determine the role of potential mediating factors such as family centered care, parenting and family factors and staff behavior and attitudes, in explaining differences in those infants.
She has been an adjunct faculty member in the College of Nursing since 2002 and is on the faculty of the Brown University Infant & Child Mental Health Program. She is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and has been with the Women & Infants- Brown Center for Children and Families-NICU Family Psychosocial Program since 2005 where she provides services to facilitate parent-infant relationships and parental coping and adjustment. The program supports families and prepares them to take home infants who have spent time in the intensive care nursery by helping address their concerns.
In addition, she provides support and education to the NICU interdisciplinary staff on parent-infant behavioral issues. Dr. Hawes supports nursing practice at Women & Infants Hospital via her role as co-chair of the Patient Care Coordinating Council which facilitates and integrates the activities of the other hospital wide Shared Governance councils.
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island, 2009
M.S., University of Rhode Island, 2002
B.S., University of Rhode Island, 1994
B.A., Rhode Island College, 1980
Nursing practice and patient outcomes; nurse-patient interaction; preterm infant outcomes; exemplary nursing practice; leadership; system and culture change
Sullivan, M.C. & Hawes, K. (2007). A decade comparison of preterm motor performance at age 4. Research in Nursing and Health. 30, 641-654.
Sullivan, M.C, Hawes, K., Barcelos Winchester, S. & Miller, R.J. (2008). Focus on developmental origins theory:prematurity to adult disease. JOGNN, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. 37(2), 158-164.
Sullivan, M.C., McGrath, M.M., Hawes, K. & Lester, B.M. (2008). Growth trajectories of preterm infants: birth to 12 years. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare. 22 (2), 83-93.
Miller, R.J., Sullivan, M.C., Hawes, K., Marks, A.K. (2009). The effects of perinatal morbidity and environmental factors on health status of preterm children at age 12. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 24(2), 101-114.
Lester B.M., Miller R.J., Hawes K., Salisbury A., Bigsby R., Sullivan M.C. & Padbury J.P. (2011) Infant neurobehavioral development. Seminars in Perinatology, 35, 8-19.
McFarland, J.B., Salisbury, A.L., Battle, C.L., Hawes, K., Halloran, K. and Lester, B., (2011) Major depressive disorder during pregnancy and emotional attachment to the fetus, Archives of Women's Mental Health, In Press, DOI: 10.1007/s00737-011-0237-z.