Wendy Looman, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC

Professor
Wendy Looman

Contact

Office Phone
Office Address

6-139A Weaver Densford
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Professor
Chair, Child and Family Health Cooperative
Director, Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Education

PhD, University of Michigan
Major: Nursing
Minor: Family and Child Ecology

MS, University of Michigan
Major: Nursing
Minor: Parent Child Nursing

BS, Summa cum laude, Grand Valley State University
Major: Nursing

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Nurse, Minnesota Board of Nursing
Primary Care Pediatric NP, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Minnesota Board of Nursing

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Biography

Bio

Wendy Looman, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Her research, teaching and practice are focused on the promotion of family health in the context of childhood chronic conditions. Dr. Looman studies family interventions to improve quality of life for children with medical complexity, with an emphasis on keeping family goals at the center of care coordination across multiple systems of care. She advises and teaches undergraduate and doctoral students in nursing and is certified as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Looman co-developed the Position Statement on Planetary Health and Family Health for the International Family Nursing Association and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Family Nursing.

Research Summary

Research Summary/Interests:

  • Social capital and family health;
  • Quality of life among children with neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Children and youth with special health care needs

Teaching Summary

Teaching Areas:

  • Family health, family theory
  • Pediatric assessment
  • Systems of care for children with special health care needs
  • Research methods
  • Quality improvement

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications:

  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Professional Memberships

  • Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

Publications

Selected Publications

Myers, L., Karp, S. M., Dietrich, M. S., Looman, W. S., Lutenbacher, M., 2021. Family-Centered Care: How Close Do We Get When Talking to Parents of Children Undergoing Diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorders?. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51 (9): 3073-3084.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04765-0

Pruinelli, L., Farag, A., Looman, W., McKechnie, A. C., Monsen, K. A., Van Gelderen, S., Dunn-Lopez, K., 2020. The Symbiotic Collaboration between Family Nursing and Data Science. CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing, 38 (8): 375-380.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000675

Antolick, M. M., Looman, W. S., Cady, R. G., Kubiatowicz, K., 2020. Identifying and Communicating Postdischarge Goals for Hospitalized Children With Medical Complexity: A Process Improvement Pilot in a Specialty Pediatric Setting. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 34 (2): 90-98.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.07.006

Neerland, C. E., Avery, M. D., Looman, W. S., Saftner, M. A., Rockwood, T. H., Gurvich, O. V., 2020. Development and Testing of the Preparation for Labor and Birth Instrument. JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 49 (2): 200-211.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2019.12.006

Looman, W. S., 2020. Teaching Systems Thinking for Advanced Family Nursing Practice: A Theory-Based Tool. Journal of Family Nursing, 26 (1): 5-14.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840719891439

Looman, W. S., Park, Y. S., Gallagher, T. T., Weinfurter, E. V., 2020. Outcomes research on children with medical complexity: A scoping review of gaps and opportunities. Child: Care, Health and Development, 46 (1): 121-131.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12725

Brown, C., Looman, W. S., Garwick, A. E., 2019. School Nurse Perceptions of Nurse–Family Relationships in the Care of Elementary Students With Chronic Conditions. Journal of School Nursing, 35 (2): 96-106.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840517741944

Looman, W. S., Hullsiek, R. L., Pryor, L., Mathiason, M. A., Finkelstein, S. M., 2018. Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes of a Telehealth Care Coordination Intervention for Children With Medical Complexity: A Randomized Controlled Trial.. Journal of Pediatric Health Care: official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 32 (1): 63-75.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.07.007 PubMed ID: 28870494.

Isaacson, K., Looman, W. S., 2017. Strategies for Developing Family Nursing Communities of Practice Through Social Media.. Journal of Family Nursing, 23 (1): 73-89.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840716689078 PubMed ID: 28795934.

McKissick, H. D., Cady, R. G., Looman, W. S., Finkelstein, S. M., 2017. The Impact of Telehealth and Care Coordination on the Number and Type of Clinical Visits for Children With Medical Complexity.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 31 (4): 452-458.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.11.006 PubMed ID: 28017489.

Brown, C., Looman, W. S., Garwick, A. E., 2017. School Nurse Perceptions of Nurse-Family Relationships in the Care of Elementary Students With Chronic Conditions.. The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses, 1059840517741944.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840517741944 PubMed ID: 29161978.

Finkelstein, S. M., Celebrezze, M., Cady, R., Lunos, S., Looman, W. S., 2016. Strategies to Maximize Data Collection Response Rates in a Randomized Control Trial Focused on Children with Medical Complexity.. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, 22 (4): 295-301.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2015.0069 PubMed ID: 26484851.

Looman, W. S., 2015. Confessions of a Reluctant Tweeter: Using Social Media to Advance Family Nursing.. Journal of family nursing,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840715625208 PubMed ID: 26717961.

Cady, R. G., Looman, W. S., Lindeke, L. L., LaPlante, B., Lundeen, B., Seeley, A., Kautto, M. E., 2015. Pediatric Care Coordination: Lessons Learned and Future Priorities.. Online journal of issues in nursing, 20 (3): 3.
PubMed ID: 26882512.

Looman, W. S., Antolick, M., Cady, R. G., Lunos, S. A., Garwick, A. E., Finkelstein, S. M., 2015. Effects of a Telehealth Care Coordination Intervention on Perceptions of Health Care by Caregivers of Children With Medical Complexity: A Randomized Controlled Trial.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 29 (4): 352-63.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.01.007

Garwick, A. W., Svavarsdóttir, E. K., Seppelt, A. M., Looman, W. S., Anderson, L. S., Örlygsdóttir, B., 2015. Development of an International School Nurse Asthma Care Coordination Model.. Journal of advanced nursing, 71 (3): 535-46.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12522

Cady, R. G., Kelly, A. M., Finkelstein, S. M., Looman, W. S., Garwick, A. W., 2014. Attributes of advanced practice registered nurse care coordination for children with medical complexity.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 28 (4): 305-12.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.06.005

Looman, W. S., Presler, E., Erickson, M. M., Garwick, A. W., Cady, R. G., Kelly, A. M., Finkelstein, S. M., 2013. Care coordination for children with complex special health care needs: the value of the advanced practice nurse's enhanced scope of knowledge and practice.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 27 (4): 293-303.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.03.002

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Garwick, A. W., Anderson, L. S., Looman, W. S., Seppelt, A., Orlygsdottir, B., 2013. The international school nurse asthma project: barriers related to asthma management in schools.. Journal of advanced nursing, 69 (5): 1161-71.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06107.x

Monsen, K. A., Elsbernd, S. A., Barnhart, L., Stock, J., Prock, C. E., Looman, W. S., Nardella, M., 2013. A statewide case management, surveillance, and outcome evaluation system for children with special health care needs.. ISRN nursing, 2013 793936.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/793936

Looman, W. S., Erickson, M. M., Garwick, A. W., Cady, R. G., Kelly, A., Pettey, C., Finkelstein, S. M., 2012. Meaningful use of data in care coordination by the advanced practice RN: the TeleFamilies project.. Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN, 30 (12): 649-54.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/NXN.0b013e318266caf2

Flannery, A. B., Looman, W. S., Kemper, K., 2012. Evidence-based care of the child with deformational plagiocephaly, part II: management.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 26 (5): 320-31.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.10.002

Drummond, A., Looman, W. S., Phillips, A., 2012. Coping among parents of children with special health care needs with and without a health care home.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 26 (4): 266-75.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2010.12.005

Looman, W. S., Flannery, A. B., 2012. Evidence-based care of the child with deformational plagiocephaly, Part I: assessment and diagnosis.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 26 (4): 242-50; quiz 251-3.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.10.003

Looman, W. S., Thurmes, A. K., O'Conner-Von, S. K., 2010. Quality of life among children with velocardiofacial syndrome.. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 47 (3): 273-83.

Looman, W. S., O'Conner-Von, S. K., Ferski, G. J., Hildenbrand, D. A., 2009. Financial and employment problems in families of children with special health care needs: implications for research and practice.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 23 (2): 117-25.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2008.03.001

O'Conner-Von, S. K., Looman, W. S., Lindeke, L. L., Garwick, A., Leonard, B., 2009. Preparing pediatric nurse leaders for practice.. Nursing administration quarterly, 33 (1): 73-7.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAQ.0000343354.24032.51

Looman, W. S., Farrag, S., 2009. Psychometric properties and cross-cultural equivalence of the Arabic Social Capital Scale: instrument development study.. International journal of nursing studies, 46 (1): 44-53.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.07.010

Looman, W. S., Lindeke, L. L., 2008. Children and youth with special health care needs: partnering with families for effective advocacy.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 22 (2): 134-6.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2007.12.003

Looman, W. S., 2006. Development and testing of the social capital scale for families of children with special health care needs.. Research in nursing & health, 29 (4): 325-36.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20148

Looman, W. S., 2006. A developmental approach to understanding drawings and narratives from children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 20 (3): 158-66.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2006.01.008

Looman, W. S., Lindeke, L. L., 2005. Health and social context: social capital's utility as a construct for nursing and health promotion.. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 19 (2): 90-4.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2004.09.006

Donovan, J. E., Leech, S. L., Zucker, R. A., Loveland-Cherry, C. J., Jester, J. M., Fitzgerald, H. E., Puttler, L. I., Wong, M. M., Looman, W. S., 2004. Really underage drinkers: alcohol use among elementary students.. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 28 (2): 341-9.

Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, E., Looman, W. S., Bergthora Tryggvadottir, G., Garwick, A., Development and psychometric testing of the Iceland Health Care Practitioner Illness Beliefs Questionnaire among school nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies,

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Looman, W. S., Bell, A., & Eull, D. Resilience and Wellbeing: Youth Perceptions of Protective Factors During Normative and Non-Normative Stressors. Podium presentation at the 46th  Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. April 2022, Schaumberg, Il.

Matuzawa, A. & Looman, W. S. Practices and challenges of care coordination for children with disabilities and their families: An interview survey in US and Japan. Podium presentation, 28th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing (JARFN). September, 2021 (virtual). 

Looman, W. S., Gallagher, T., Eull, D., Leighton, E., & Faulkner, E. Children's Perceptions of Family-Related Influences on Wellbeing: A Novel Assessment Method. Podium presentation, 15th International Family Nursing Conference, July, 2021 (virtual).  

Looman, W. S. The Family Nursing Assessment and Intervention Map: A Tool for Teaching Family Systems Nursing. Podium presentation, 14th International Family Nursing Conference.  August, 2019, Washington, DC. 

Norby, K., Jameson, K, & Looman, W. S. Improved Referral And Screening Process To Optimize Breastfeeding Outcomes: A Quality Improvement Project. Poster presentation, 14th International Family Nursing Conference. August, 2019, Washington, DC.

Looman, W. S., Svavarsdottir, E. K. & Garwick, A. School Nurses’ Perceptions of the Nurse Family Relationship in Caring for Families of Children with Chronic Conditions: An International Study. Podium Presentation, 13th International Family Nursing Conference. June  2017, Pamplona, Spain. 

Svavarsdottir, E. K., Looman, W. S., Tryggvadottir, G. B., & Garwick, A. Development and Psychometric Testing of the Iceland Health Care Practitioner Illness Beliefs Questionnaire (ICE-HCP-IBQ) among School Nurses. Podium Presentation, 13th International Family Nursing Conference. June 2017, Pamplona, Spain. 

Anderson, J. G., Bell, J. M., Looman, W. S., & Schroeder, W. A Social Media Primer for Family Nursing Scholars. Pre-Conference Workshop, 13th International Family Nursing Conference.  June 2017, Pamplona, Spain. 

Garwick, A. & Looman, W. S. Transforming Students’ Views and Practice Through the Families-As-Teachers Program. Podium Presentation, 12th International Family Nursing  Conference. August 2015, Odense, Denmark.

Looman, W. S., Cady, R. G., (Author), Finkelstein, S. M., (Author). Telehealth Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity: Characteristics of Encounters in a Clinical Trial, National Institute of Nursing Research 30th Anniversary Symposium, National Institute of Nursing Research, Bethesda, Maryland, United States. October 01, 2015.

Looman, W. S., Eggenberger, S. Teaching Family Nursing at the Graduate Level: Challenges and Strategies for Advanced Practice Role Preparation, 12th International Family Nursing Conference, International Family Nursing Association, Odense, Denmark. August 01, 2015.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: Development and Evaluation of an Online Curriculum for the Leadership and Education for Advanced Practice Providers in Cystic Fibrosis (LEAPP CF) Fellowship Program
Principal Investigator: Looman, Wendy S.
Sponsoring Organization: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Award Dates: 2021 - 2023

Award: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND)
Principal Investigator: Hewitt, Amy
Sponsoring Organization: DHHS/HRSA/LEND
Award Dates: 2021 - 2026

Award: "Tip Top Kids2": A Pilot Test of New Strategies to Measure Trajectories of Pediatric Quality
Principal Investigator: Looman, Wendy S.
Sponsoring Organization: School of Nursing Foundation
Award Dates: 2020 - 2022