Wendy Looman, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC
PhD, University of Michigan
Minor: Family and Child Ecology
MS, University of Michigan
Minor: Parent Child Nursing
BS, Grand Valley State University, summa cum laude
Licensures and Certifications
Dr. Looman's 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.
- Social capital and family health
- Quality of life among children with neurodevelopmental conditions
- Children and youth with special health care needs
- Family health, family theory
- Pediatric assessment
- Systems of care for children with special health care needs
- Research methods
- Quality improvement
- Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research
Looman, W. S., Eull, D., Geiger-Simpson, E., Lee, J., Nersesian, P. V., Bell, A. N., & Miller, A. L. (2023). Assessment of youth coping and appraisals through a timelining activity: Validation and utility of a tool for pediatric research and practice. Journal of Pediatric Health Care: official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, S0891-5245(23)00056-1. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2023.02.007
Looman, W. S., Geiger-Simpson, E., Eull, D. J., Lee, J., Nersesian, P. V., Bell, A. N., & Miller, A. L. (2023). Beyond coping: The role of supportive relationships and meaning making in youth well-being. Journal of Nursing Scholarship: an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 10.1111/jnu.12901. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12901
Eull, D., Looman, W., & O'Conner-Von, S. (2023). Transforming acute pain management in children: A concept analysis to develop a new model of nurse, child and parent partnership. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 32(15-16), 5230–5240. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16625
Looman, W. S., Eull, D. J., Bell, A. N., Gallagher, T. T., & Nersesian, P. V. (2022). Participant-generated timelines as a novel strategy for assessing youth resilience factors: A mixed-methods, community-based study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 67, 64–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2022.07.025
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12725
Looman, W. S. (2020). Teaching systems thinking for advanced family nursing practice: A theory-based tool. Journal of Family Nursing, 26(1), 5-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840719891439
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, 32(1), 63-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.07.007
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), 352–363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.01.007
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), 649–654. https://doi.org/10.1097/NXN.0b013e318266caf2
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), 325–336. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20148
Looman, W. S., Geiger-Simpson, E., Bell, A., Eull, D., & Nersesian, P. (2023, June 20-23). Youth appraisals of wellbeing, family relationships and coping: A Test of the resilience portfolio model and a timelining assessment tool [podium presentation]. 16th International Family Nursing Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Looman, W. S., Geiger-Simpson, E., Eull, D., & Bell, A. (2023, April). Resilience Portfolios and Youth Wellbeing: A Mixed Methods Model-Testing Study [Abstract accepted, podium presentation]. 47th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Des Moines, IA.
Looman, W. S. (2023, April 12). State of the Science: Family Focused Nursing Care [Invited Keynote]. Tenorio Research Lecture Series, Minnesota State Mankato.
Brady, C., George, C., Looman, W., Gilard, T. J., Bell, A., & Dunitz, J. (2022, November). Leadership and Education for Advanced Practice Providers in CF (LEAPP CF): The Post Graduate Fellowship Pilot Program [Abstract accepted]. North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Looman, W. S., Bell, A., & Eull, D. (2022, April). Resilience and Wellbeing: Youth Perceptions of Protective Factors During Normative and Non-Normative Stressors [Abstract of Distinction]. Podium presentation at the 46th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Schaumberg, IL.
Looman, W. S., Gallagher, T., Eull, D., Leighton, E., & Faulkner, E. (2021, July). Children’s Perceptions of Family-Related Influences on Wellbeing: A Novel Assessment Method [Abstract]. Podium presentation at the 15th International Family Nursing Conference (virtual).
Looman, W., Scal, P., & Gallagher, T. (2020, April). Measurement of Adolescent Quality of Life as a Dynamic Construct: Novel Methods and Associations with Wellbeing [Abstract of Distinction]. Presentation at the 44th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (virtual), Chicago, IL.
Looman, W. S. (2019, August). The Family Nursing Assessment and Intervention Map: A Tool for Teaching Family Systems Nursing [Abstract]. Podium presentation at the 14th International Family Nursing Conference, Washington, DC.
Looman, W. S., Svavarsdottir, E. K., & Garwick, A. (2017, June). School Nurses’ Perceptions of the Nurse-Family Relationship in Caring for Families of Children with Chronic Conditions: An International Study [Abstract]. Podium presentation at the 13th International Family Nursing Conference, Pamplona, Spain.
Looman, W. S., & Eggenberger, S. K. (2015, August). Teaching Family Nursing at the Graduate Level: Challenges and Strategies for Advanced Practice [Abstract]. Podium presentation at the 12th International Family Nursing Conference, Odense, Denmark.
Grants and Patents
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