Faculty: Beck

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Cheryl Beck
DNSc, CNM, FAAN
Joint Appointment in School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology


cheryl.beck@uconn.edu

P: (860) 486-0547
F: (860) 486-0001

University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall, Room 317
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, Connecticut 06269


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Postpartum Depression
  • PTSD Due to Childbirth
  • Instrument Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Research Funding

  • Docasahexaenoic Acid in Pregnancy:
    Postpartum Depression, Donaghue Foundation,
    $240,000, with C.J. Lammi-O Keefe (1/05-8/09)
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Selected Publications

  • Beck, C.T., Gable, R.K., Sakala, C., Declercq, E.R. (2011). Posttraumatic stress disorder in new mothers: Results from a two-stage U.S. national survey. Birth, 38, 216-227..
  • Beck, C.T., Gable, R.K., Sakala, C., Declercq, E.R. (2011). Postpartum depression in new mothers: Results from a two-stage U.S. national survey. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 56, 427-435.
  • Beck, C. T. (2011). A metaethnography of traumatic childbirth and its aftermath: Amplifying causal looping. Qualitative Health Research, 21, 301-311.
  • Beck, C.T. (2011). Secondary traumatic stress in nurses: A systematic review. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25, 1-10.
  • Beck, C.T. & Watson, S. (2010). Subsequent childbirth after a previous traumatic birth. Nursing Research, 59, 241-249.
  • Beck, C.T. & Driscoll, J.W. (2006). Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders: A clinician’s guide. Sudbury, Ma.: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
  • Beck, C.T., & Watson, S. (2008). The Impact of Birth Trauma on Breastfeeding: A Tale of Two Pathways. Nursing Research, 57, 228-236.
  • Beck, C.T. (2006). The anniversay of birth trauma: Failure to rescue. Nursing Research, 55, 381-390.
  • Beck, C.T., & Gable, R.K. (2002), Postpartum Depression Screening Scale Manual. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.

Professional Activities

2011-present
Board Member, Institute of Qualitative Research, University of Alberta.

2010-present
Advisory Board, MotherWoman, Inc.

2008-present
Senior Nurse Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing

2008-present
Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Advisory Board

2008-present
Editorial Board, Journal of Perinatal Education

2003-present
Donaghue Policy Advisory Committee, Donaghue Medical Research Foundation

2002-present
Postpartum Support International President’s Council

1999-present
Editorial Board, Advances in Nursing Science

Honors/Awards

  • 2012 Annie Goodrich Distinguished Nurse Lectureship Award, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT.
  • 2012 Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health 2012 Best Research Article Award for “Postpartum Depressive Symptomatology: Results from a Two-Stage U.S. National Survey (co-authored with Robert Gable, Carol Sakala, and Eugene Declercq).
  • 2011 AJN 2011 Book of the Year Award for Nursing Research: Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice (9th edition) (co-authored with Denise F. Polit).
  • 2011 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s 2011 Best Publication Award for Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship-Profession, World Health, and Health Systems for “International Differences in Nursing Research 2005-2006” (co-authored with Denise F. Polit).
  • 2009 Distinguished Professional Service Award, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing.
  • 2009 The Jane Honikman Award for outstanding contribution to emotional health related to childbearing, Postpartum Support International.
  • 2008 University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor.
  • 2002 Outstanding Alumna Award and also Centennial Award for Excellence, Western Connecticut State University.
  • 2001 Excellence in Research Award, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing.
  • 1999 Distinguished Alumna Award, Yale University.
  • 1999 Distinguished Researcher Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society.
  • 1993 Induction into Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing.