Siobhan McMahon, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Siobhan McMahon

Contact

Office Address

6-154 WDH
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Center on Aging Science and Care
Research Professorship, School of Nursing Foundation

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

Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award, Fellowship National Institutes of Health

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Nurse, Minnesota Board of Nursing

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Biography

Bio

I am an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. My interests focus on promoting health and wellness across diverse older adult populations with fall risk. I lead and participate in interdisciplinary research to develop and test behavior change strategies within community-based, fall-reducing physical activity interventions. My long-term goal is to help people stay motivated and integrate fall-reducing physical activities (e.g., balance and leg-strengthening exercises) into their everyday lives. My work has been funded by agencies and organizations, including the National Institute of Nursing Research. From 2014-2017, I received support through the University of Minnesota's Clinical and Translational Science Award-funded KL2 Scholars Career Development Program.

Research Summary

My specific research interests include: Fall prevention, Physical activity, Health behavior change and motivation, 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
Quantitative Data Collection Methods and Measurement for Nursing Research

Publications

Selected Publications

Kiyoshi-Teo, H., Izumi, S. S., Stoyles, S., & McMahon, S. K. (2022). Older adults' biobehavioral fall risks were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned for future fall prevention research to incorporate multilevel perspectives. Innovation in Aginghttps://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igac033

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17056

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
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.106238

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945919871697

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2002183

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2019.1591152

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnx210

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/2010105818785641

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15121

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2017.06.016

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-016-9863-z

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.130522-ARB-265

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945916658208

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13142-013-0221-4

McMahon, S., Vankipuram, M., Fleury, J., 2013. Mobile computer application for promoting physical activity. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39 (4): 15-20.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20130226-01

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05974.x

McMahon, S., Fleury, J., 2012. Wellness in Older Adults: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum, 47 (1): 39-51.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-6198.2011.00254.x

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-3743.2011.00299.x

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.
doi: https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.5120

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: 2020 - 2021
Award: Community-based intervention effects on older adults' ph
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: 2017 - 2023
Award: SHIFT the BALANCE
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: 2015 - 2017
Award: CHILD1_Randomized Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: 2015 - 2020
Award: STRIDE-Randomized Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Award Dates: 2014 - 2015
Award: Multifactorial Intervention for Falls Injury Prevention
Principal Investigator: McMahon, Siobhan K
Sponsoring Organization: Essentia Institute of Rural Health
Award Dates: 2014 - 2019
Award: University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Scien
Principal Investigator: Blazar, Bruce R
Award Dates: 2013 - 2015