Siobhan McMahon

Associate Professor

Bio

I am an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. My research, informed by my work as a gerontological nurse practitioner, broadly focuses on promoting health and wellness across diverse older adult populations with fall risk. I lead and participate in interdisciplinary research focused on developing and testing community-based interventions with the long-term goal of producing intervention components that can advance and improve efforts to promote physical activity and prevent falls. For example, we are currently conducting a study to assess two sets of behavior change/ motivation strategies to help people integrate physical activity, including exercises that prevent falls, into their everyday lives. We will evaluate the effects of these strategies on community-dwelling older adults' physical activity, falls, and quality of life.

Research Summary

My specific research interests include: Fall prevention, Physical activity, Health behavior change, Developing and testing interventions, Using technology to augment interventions

Teaching Summary

Teaching Areas:
Advance Practice Gerontological Nursing
Nursing Research
Science of Nursing Intervention

Courses:
Advanced Practice Nursing Courses
Senior Project in the Nursing Major

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications: ANCC Gerontological Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Interests: Memory care, Care Coordination, Interprofessional Collaboration

Education

PhD, Arizona State University
Major: Nursing and Healthcare Innovation
MS, Marquette University
Major: Nursing
Minor: Adult and Older Adult
MPH, University of Illinois Chicago
Major: Epidemiology
BS, Marquette University
Major: Nursing

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award, Fellowship
September 01, 2010 -
August 31, 2012
National Institutes of Health

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Nurse, Minnesota Board of Nursing

Honors and Recognition

School of Nursing Foundation Research Professorship, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
September 01, 2021
John A. Hartford Foundation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society
April 01, 2016
Other, University of Minnesota
May 01, 2014
Other, Scholar, John A. Hartford Foundation
April 01, 2010

Media Appearances

Talking fall prevention in older adults through physical activity with U of M
September 21, 2020

Selected Publications

Austin, R. R., Mathiason, M. A., Lindquist, R. A., McMahon, S. K., Pieczkiewicz, D. S., Monsen, K. A., 2021. Understanding Women's Cardiovascular Health Using MyStrengths+MyHealth: A Patient-Generated Data Visualization Study of Strengths, Challenges, and Needs Differences.. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 53 (5): 634-642.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12674 PubMed ID: 33998130.
Reckrey, J. M., Gazarian, P., Reuben, D. B., Latham, N. K., McMahon, S. K., Siu, A. L., Ko, F. C., 2021. Barriers to implementation of STRIDE, a national study to prevent fall-related injuries. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69 (5): 1334-1342.
McMahon, S. K., Lewis, B. A., Guan, W., Wyman, J. F., Rothman, A. J., 2021. Community-based intervention effects on older adults' physical activity and falls: Protocol and rationale for a randomized optimization trial (Ready Steady3.0). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 101
Gill, T. M., Bhasin, S., Reuben, D. B., Latham, N. K., Araujo, K., Ganz, D. A., Boult, C., Wu, A. W., Magaziner, J., Alexander, N., Wallace, R. B., Miller, M. E., Travison, T. G., Greenspan, S. L., Gurwitz, J. H., Rich, J., Volpi, E., Waring, S. C., Manini, T. M., Min, L. C., Teresi, J., Dykes, P. C., McMahon, S., McGloin, J. M., Skokos, E. A., Charpentier, P., Basaria, S., Duncan, P. W., Storer, T. W., Gazarian, P., Allore, H. G., Dziura, J., Esserman, D., Carnie, M. B., Hanson, C., Ko, F., Resnick, N. M., Wiggins, J., Lu, C., Meng, C., Goehring, L., Fagan, M., Correa-de-Araujo, R., Casteel, C., Peduzzi, P., Greene, E. J., 2021. Effect of a Multifactorial Fall Injury Prevention Intervention on Patient Well-Being: The STRIDE Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69 (1): 173-179.
McMahon, S. K., Lewis, B., Oakes, J. M., Wyman, J. F., Guan, W., Rothman, A. J., 2020. Examining Potential Psychosocial Mediators in a Physical Activity Intervention for Older Adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42 (8): 581-592.
Bhasin, Gill, Reuben, Latham, Ganz, Greene, Dziura, Basaria, Gurwitz, Dykes, McMahon, Storer, Gazarian, Miller, Travison, Esserman, Carnie, Goehring, Fagan, Greenspan, Alexander, Wiggins, Ko, Siu, Volpi, Wu, Rich, Waring, Wallace, Casteel, Resnick, Magaziner, Charpentier, Lu, Araujo, Rajeevan, Meng, Allore, Brawley, Eder, McGloin, Skokos, Duncan, Baker, Boult, Correa-De-Araujo, Peduzzi, 2020. A randomized trial of a multifactorial strategy to prevent serious fall injuries. New England Journal of Medicine, 383 (2): 129-140.
Cheung, Talley, McMahon, Schorr, Wyman, 2020. Knowledge of Physical Activity Guidelines and Its Association with Physical Activity and Physical Function in Older Adults. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 44 (2): 106-118.
McMahon, S. K., Park, Y. S., Lewis, B., Guan, W., Michael Oakes, Wyman, J. F., Rothman, A. J., 2019. Older adults' utilization of community resources targeting fall prevention and physical activity. Gerontologist, 59 (3): 436-446.
Ganz, D. A., Siu, A. L., Magaziner, J., Latham, N. K., Travison, T. G., Lorenze, N., Lu, C., Wang, R., Greene, E. J., Stowe, C. L., Harvin, L., Araujo, K. L., Gurwitz, J. H., Agrawal, Y., Correa-De-Araujo, R., Peduzzi, P., Gill, T. M., Bhasin, S., Gill, T. M., Reuben, D. B., McMahon, S., Basaria, S., Brawley, B., Eder, R., Larson, A., Goehring, L., Lukas, M., Margolis, S., Storer, T. W., Carnie, M. B., Gazarian, P., Fagan, M., Dziura, J., Esserman, D., Hawthorne-Jones, G., Allore, H., Doyle, M., Funaro, B., Mignosa, B., Miller, M. E., Travison, T. G., Charpentier, P., Araujo, K., Baker, D., McGloin, J. M., Lu, C., Rajeevan, H., Katsovich, L., Wang, R., Shelton, A., Skokos, E., Tang, S., Abella, M., Gordon, C., Pennestri, T., Bianco, L., Castro, R., Rubeck, S., Rando, K., Foster, B., Wu, K., Nock, D., Collins, C., Sherman, L., Waring, S. C., Chopskie, E., Larsen, H., Taran, A., Bianco, J., Hoberg, M., Rich, J., Chavez, V., Moore, C., Howe, J., Garcia, R., Nunez, J., Ho, S., Chen, Y., Wu, A. W., Walston, J. D., Agrawal, Y., Ephraim, P., Campbell, T., Albert, M., Ashar, B., Birnbaum, B., Chaudry, S., Edwards, L. T., Feeser, S., Hussain, N., Joseph, A., Larsen, K., Lee, A., Okuwobi, O., Scheck, T., Wallace, R., Casteel, C., Shanahan, A., Weldon, J., Leveke, A., Keller, C., Reist, J., Alexander, N., Wiggins, J., Burek, K., Ledesma, T., Nyquist, L. V., Gallagher, N., Hanson, C., Ko, F., Leipzig, R. M., Espino, C., Ramaswamy, R., West, D., Matza, D., Dykes, P., Stenvig, H., Florgomes, K., Christiansen, T., Salazar, A., Frain, L., Orkaby, A., Bean, J., Wells, Y., Foskett, C., Gurwitz, J. H., Richards, A., Amroze, A., Garber, L., Preusse, P., McDonald, A., Greenspan, S. L., Ferchak, M. A., Rigatti, M., Madia, J., Volpi, E., Hirst, R., Martinez, E., Raji, M., Magaziner, J., Duncan, P. W., Boult, C., Goodwin, J., Manini, T., High, K. P., Stowe, C., Romashkan, S., Joseph, L., Salive, M., Hadley, E. C., Clauser, S. B., Buchner, D., Fulmer, T., Ellenberg, S., Beattie, B. L., King, A. C., Brown, C. J., Rubenstein, L., Sterling, M. A., Prohaska, T., Friedman, L., 2019. Protocol for serious fall injury adjudication in the Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) study. Injury Epidemiology, 6 (1):
Monsen, K. A., Rudenick, J. M., Kapinos, N., Warmbold, K., McMahon, S. K., Schorr, E. N., 2019. Documentation of social determinants in electronic health records with and without standardized terminologies: A comparative study. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, 28 (1): 39-47.
Bhasin, S., Gill, T. M., Reuben, D. B., Latham, N. K., Gurwitz, J. H., Dykes, P., McMahon, S., Storer, T. W., Duncan, P. W., Ganz, D. A., Basaria, S., Miller, M. E., Travison, T. G., Greene, E. J., Dziura, J., Esserman, D., Allore, H., Carnie, M. B., Fagan, M., Hanson, C., Baker, D., Greenspan, S. L., Alexander, N., Ko, F., Siu, A. L., Volpi, E., Wu, A. W., Rich, J., Waring, S. C., Wallace, R., Casteel, C., Magaziner, J., Charpentier, P., Lu, C., Araujo, K., Rajeevan, H., Margolis, S., Eder, R., McGloin, J. M., Skokos, E., Wiggins, J., Garber, L., Clauser, S. B., Correa-De-Araujo, R., Peduzzi, P., 2018. Strategies to reduce injuries and develop confidence in elders (STRIDE): A cluster-randomized pragmatic trial of a multifactorial fall injury prevention strategy: Design and methods. Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73 (8): 1053-1061.
Reuben, D. B., Gazarian, P., Alexander, N., Araujo, K., Baker, D., Bean, J. F., Boult, C., Charpentier, P., Duncan, P., Latham, N., Leipzig, R. M., Quintiliani, L. M., Storer, T., McMahon, S., 2017. The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders Intervention: Falls Risk Factor Assessment and Management, Patient Engagement, and Nurse Co-management. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65 (12): 2733-2739.
Fu, H., McMahon, S. K., Gross, C. R., Adam, T. J., Wyman, J. F., 2017. Usability and clinical efficacy of diabetes mobile applications for adults with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 131 70-81.
McMahon, S. K., Lewis, B., Oakes, J. M., Wyman, J. F., Guan, W., Rothman, A. J., 2017. Assessing the Effects of Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Behavior Change Strategies on Physical Activity in Older Adults: a Factorial Experiment. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51 (3): 376-390.
McMahon, S. K., Wyman, J. F., Belyea, M. J., Shearer, N., Hekler, E. B., Fleury, J., 2016. Combining Motivational and Physical Intervention Components to Promote Fall-Reducing Physical Activity Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Feasibility Study. American journal of health promotion : AJHP, 30 (8): 638-644.
Monsen, K. A., Kapinos, N., Rudenick, J. M., Warmbold, K., McMahon, S. K., Schorr, E. N., 2016. Social Determinants Documentation in Electronic Health Records With and Without Standardized Terminologies. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38 (10): 1399-1400.
McMahon, S., Vankipuram, M., Hekler, E. B., Fleury, J., 2014. Design and evaluation of theory-informed technology to augment a wellness motivation intervention. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 4 (1): 95-107.
McMahon, S., Vankipuram, M., Fleury, J., 2013. Mobile computer application for promoting physical activity. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39 (4): 15-20.
Vankipuram, M., McMahon, S., Fleury, J., 2012. ReadySteady: app for accelerometer-based activity monitoring and wellness-motivation feedback system for older adults.. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2012 931-939.
McMahon, S., Fleury, J., 2012. External validity of physical activity interventions for community-dwelling older adults with fall risk: A quantitative systematic literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 (10): 2140-2154.
McMahon, S., Fleury, J., 2012. Wellness in Older Adults: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum, 47 (1): 39-51.
Mcmahon, S., Talley, K. M., Wyman, J. F., 2011. Older people's perspectives on fall risk and fall prevention programs: A literature review. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 6 (4): 289-298.
McMahon, S. K., Lewis, B., Oakes, M., Guan, W., Wyman, J. F., Rothman, A. J., Older Adults’ Experiences Using a Commercially Available Monitor to Self-Track Their Physical Activity. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4 (2): e35.

Selected Presentations

McMahon, S. K., (Author & Presenter), Oakes, J. M., (Author), Lewis, B. A., (Author), Guan, W., (Author), Wyman, J. F., (Author), Biyoow, I., (Author), Rothman, A. J., (Author) "Effects of Motivational Components in a Fall-Reducing Physical Activity Intervention: Preliminary Results. ", Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting Conference, Orlando, Florida, United States. November 01, 2015.
McMahon, S. K., Oakes, J. M., Lewis, B. A., Guan, W., Wyman, J. F., Biyoow, I., Rothman, A. J. "Are older adults interested in using technology to facilitate self-tracking their physical activity?", Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting Conference, Orlando, Florida, United States. November 01, 2015.
McMahon, S. K., (Author & Presenter), Oakes, J. M., (Author), Lewis, B. A., (Author), Guan, W., (Author), Wyman, J. F., (Author), Biyoow, I., (Author), Rothman, A. J., (Author) "Older Adults’ Experiences with Wearable Physical Activity Trackers. ", 14th annual International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, Scotland, United Kingdom. June 01, 2015.
McMahon, S. K., (Author & Presenter), Oakes, J. M., (Author), Lewis, B. A., (Author), Guan, W., (Author), Wyman, J. F., (Author), Biyoow, I., (Author), Rothman, A. J., (Author) "Impact of Motivational Components in a Community-Based Fall-Reducing Intervention on Physical Activity Outcomes: Preliminary Results. ", 14th annual International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, June 01, 2015.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network
Principal Investigator: McCarthy, Teresa Coleen
Sponsoring Organization: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Award Dates: September 24, 2020 - September 23, 2021
Award: Community-based intervention effects on older adults' ph
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: April 15, 2017 - January 31, 2022
Award: SHIFT the BALANCE
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: November 01, 2015 - August 31, 2017
Award: CHILD1_Randomized Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: May 01, 2015 - January 31, 2020
Award: STRIDE-Randomized Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: May 03, 2014 - April 30, 2015
Award: Multifactorial Intervention for Falls Injury Prevention
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Sponsoring Organization: ESSENTIA INSTITUTE OF RURAL HEALTH
Award Dates: May 03, 2014 - April 30, 2019
Award: University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Scien
Principal Investigator: Blazar, Bruce R
Award Dates: September 01, 2013 - August 31, 2015