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Christine Kennedy, RN, PhD, FAAN

TitleProfessor Emeritus
SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentFamily Health Care Nursing
Address2 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
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    UCSF2008Koehn Endowed Chair Childrens Health
    UCSF 2007Centennial, Distinguished Faculty
    American Academy of Nursing2005Fellow
    UCSF2001Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women
    UCSF1996Distinction in Teaching Award

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    My program of research is focused on the impact of daily life events on young children's development, specifically examining health compromising behaviors as influenced by media and culture/ethnicity. From the perspective of self-regulation and motivation my work has examined televisions influence on young Hispanic, Anglo, Chinese and Thai families. Current projects are delineating the role of maternal fatigue on sedentary behavior in mother-child dyads, children's use of media as a coping strategy, fathers beliefs and practices regarding media, interactive video gaming for physical activity motivation in high risk pediatric populations, and conjoint mobile health technology in physical activity intervention approaches for children and parents.

    Two recently funded studies are related to innovation and new technology. This work specifically targets mobile phone (mHealth) strategies to help reduce health disparities and builds on the idea of using the visual capacity of mobile phones to more effectively reach a low health literacy population at risk for physical inactivity. Our multidisciplinary team is working with Hispanic adults, clinicians and promotoras to develop and test visual representations on the mobile phone – such as pictograms, animation and video – that support health care providers’ recommendations for lifestyle changes.


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    PREVENTION INTERVENTIONS IN HISPANIC AND ANGLO CHILDREN
    NIH/NINR R01NR004680May 1, 2000 - Jan 31, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ADVANCED NURSE EDUCATION PROGRAM
    HRSA/BHP D23NU001161Jul 1, 1995 - Jun 30, 1998
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Joiner KL, Sternberg RM, Kennedy C, Fukuoka Y, Chen JL, Janson SL. Perception of Risk for Developing Diabetes Among Foreign-Born Spanish-Speaking US Latinos. Diabetes Educ. 2016 Aug; 42(4):418-28. PMID: 27150605.
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    2. Keim-Malpass J, Stegenga K, Loudin B, Kennedy C, Kools S. "It's Back! My Remission Is Over": Online Communication of Disease Progression Among Adolescents With Cancer. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2016 May; 33(3):209-17. PMID: 26483425.
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    3. Bender MS, Martinez S, Kennedy C. Designing a Culturally Appropriate Visually Enhanced Low-Text Mobile Health App Promoting Physical Activity for Latinos: A Qualitative Study. J Transcult Nurs. 2016 Jul; 27(4):420-8. PMID: 25556208.
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    4. Bender MS, Nader PR, Kennedy C, Gahagan S. A culturally appropriate intervention to improve health behaviors in Hispanic mother-child dyads. Child Obes. 2013 Apr; 9(2):157-63. PMID: 23514697; PMCID: PMC3621339.
    5. Forsyth SR, Kennedy C, Malone RE. The effect of the internet on teen and young adult tobacco use: a literature review. J Pediatr Health Care. 2013 Sep-Oct; 27(5):367-76. PMID: 22521497.
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    6. Trompeta JA, Cooper BA, Ascher NL, Kools SM, Kennedy CM, Chen JL. Asian American adolescents' willingness to donate organs and engage in family discussion about organ donation and transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2012 Mar; 22(1):33-40, 70. PMID: 22489441.
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    7. Baggott C, Dodd M, Kennedy C, Marina N, Matthay KK, Cooper BA, Miaskowski C. Changes in children's reports of symptom occurrence and severity during a course of myelosuppressive chemotherapy. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec; 27(6):307-15. PMID: 20739586.
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    8. Baggott CR, Dodd M, Kennedy C, Marina N, Matthay KK, Cooper B, Miaskowski C. An evaluation of the factors that affect the health-related quality of life of children following myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2011 Mar; 19(3):353-61. PMID: 20157746; PMCID: PMC2909452.
    9. Wilkosz ME, Chen JL, Kennedy C, Rankin S. Gender and ethnic disparities contributing to overweight in California adolescents. Z Gesundh Wiss. 2010 Apr; 18(2):131-144. PMID: 21088691.
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    10. Baggott C, Dodd M, Kennedy C, Marina N, Miaskowski C. Multiple symptoms in pediatric oncology patients: a systematic review. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2009 Nov-Dec; 26(6):325-39. PMID: 19687466.
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    11. Kennedy C, Chen JL. Changes in childhood risk taking and safety behavior after a peer group media intervention. Nurs Res. 2009 Jul-Aug; 58(4):264-73. PMID: 19609178; PMCID: PMC3107682.
    12. Keeton VF, Kennedy C. Update on physical activity including special needs populations. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Apr; 21(2):262-268. PMID: 19663043.
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    13. Butensky James E, Harmatz P, Lee M, Kennedy C, Petru A, Wara D, Miaskowski C. Altered iron metabolism in children with human immunodeficiency virus disease. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Mar; 26(2):69-84. PMID: 19322737.
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    14. Kennedy C, Floriani V. Translating research on healthy lifestyles for children: meeting the needs of diverse populations. Nurs Clin North Am. 2008 Sep; 43(3):397-417, ix. PMID: 18674672; PMCID: PMC2674949.
    15. Kools S, Kennedy C, Engler M, Engler M. Pediatric hyperlipidemia: child and adolescent disease understandings and perceptions about dietary adherence. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Jul; 13(3):168-79. PMID: 18638047.
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    16. Chen JL, Unnithan V, Kennedy C, Yeh CH. Correlates of physical fitness and activity in Taiwanese children. Int Nurs Rev. 2008 Mar; 55(1):81-8. PMID: 18275540; PMCID: PMC2883246.
    17. Floriani V, Kennedy C. Promotion of physical activity in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 20(1):90-5. PMID: 18197046.
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    18. Chen JL, Yeh CH, Kennedy C. Weight status, self-competence, and coping strategies in Chinese children. J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Jun; 22(3):176-85. PMID: 17524962.
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    19. Floriani V, Kennedy C. Promotion of physical activity in primary care for obesity treatment/prevention in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Feb; 19(1):99-103. PMID: 17224670.
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    20. Chen JL, Wall D, Kennedy C, Unnithan V, Yeh CH. Predictors of increased body mass index in Chinese children. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2007; 22(3):138-44. PMID: 17786089.
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    21. Chen JL, Kennedy C. Cultural variations in children's coping behaviour, TV viewing time, and family functioning. Int Nurs Rev. 2005 Sep; 52(3):186-95. PMID: 16033445.
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    22. Chen JL, Kennedy C. Factors associated with obesity in Chinese-American children. Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Mar-Apr; 31(2):110-5. PMID: 15934563.
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    23. Chen JL, Kennedy C, Yeh CH, Kools S. Risk factors for childhood obesity in elementary school-age Taiwanese children. Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2005; 20(3):96-103. PMID: 16030409.
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    24. Butensky E, Kennedy CM, Lee MM, Harmatz P, Miaskowski C. Potential mechanisms for altered iron metabolism in human immunodeficiency virus disease. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2004 Nov-Dec; 15(6):31-45. PMID: 15538015.
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    25. Kennedy C, Charlesworth A, Chen JL. Disaster at a distance: impact of 9.11.01 televised news coverage on mothers' and children's health. J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Oct; 19(5):329-39. PMID: 15614257.
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    26. Franck LS, Kools S, Kennedy C, Kong SK, Chen JL, Wong TK. The symptom experience of hospitalised Chinese children and adolescents and relationship to pre-hospital factors and behaviour problems. Int J Nurs Stud. 2004 Aug; 41(6):661-9. PMID: 15240090.
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    27. Kools S, Kennedy C, Kong SK, Chen JL, Franck L, Wong TK. Psychosocial functioning of hospitalized Chinese adolescents and their families. J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Apr; 19(2):95-103. PMID: 15077207.
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    28. Kennedy C, Kools S, Kong SK, Chen JL, Franck L, Wong TK. Behavioural, emotional and family functioning of hospitalized children in China and Hong Kong. Int Nurs Rev. 2004 Mar; 51(1):34-46. PMID: 14764013.
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    29. Koenig K, Chesla CA, Kennedy CM. Parents' perspectives of asthma crisis hospital management in infants and toddlers: an interpretive view through the lens of attachment theory. J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Aug; 18(4):233-43. PMID: 12923734.
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    30. Jackson PL, Kennedy C, Slaughter R. Employment characteristics of recent PNP graduates. J Pediatr Health Care. 2003 May-Jun; 17(3):133-9. PMID: 12734460.
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    31. Kennedy C, Charlesworth A, Chen JL. Interactive data collection: benefits of integrating new media into pediatric research. Comput Inform Nurs. 2003 May-Jun; 21(3):120-7. PMID: 12792192.
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    32. Chen JL, Kennedy C, Kools S, Slaughter RE, Franck L, Kong SK, Wong TK. Culturally appropriate family assessment: analysis of the Family Assessment Device in a pediatric Chinese population. J Nurs Meas. 2003 Spring-Summer; 11(1):41-60. PMID: 15132011.
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    33. Kools S, Kennedy C. Foster child health and development: implications for primary care. Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Jan-Feb; 29(1):39-41, 44-6. PMID: 12630505.
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    34. Kools S, Kennedy C. Child sexual abuse treatment: misinterpretation and mismanagement of child sexual behavior. Child Care Health Dev. 2002 May; 28(3):211-8. PMID: 12064286.
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    35. Kennedy CM, Strzempko F, Danford C, Kools S. Children's perceptions of TV and health behavior effects. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2002; 34(3):289-94. PMID: 12237993.
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    36. Jackson PL, Kennedy C, Sadler LS, Kenney KM, Lindeke LL, Sperhac AM, Hawkins-Walsh E. Professional practice of pediatric nurse practitioners: implications for education and training of PNPs. J Pediatr Health Care. 2001 Nov-Dec; 15(6):291-8. PMID: 11717685.
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    37. Kennedy C, Kools S, Krueger R. Methodological considerations in children's focus groups. Nurs Res. 2001 May-Jun; 50(3):184-7. PMID: 11393641.
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    38. Chen JL, Kennedy CM. Television viewing and children's health. J Soc Pediatr Nurs. 2001 Jan-Mar; 6(1):35-8. PMID: 11288503.
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    39. Daley HK, Kennedy CM. Meta analysis: effects of interventions on premature infants feeding. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2000 Dec; 14(3):62-77. PMID: 11930380.
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    40. Kennedy C. Examining television as an influence on children's health behaviors. J Pediatr Nurs. 2000 Oct; 15(5):272-81. PMID: 11077764.
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    41. Kennedy CM. Television and young Hispanic children's health behaviors. Pediatr Nurs. 2000 May-Jun; 26(3):283-8, 292-4. PMID: 12026392.
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    42. Kennedy CM, Rodriguez DA. Risk taking in young Hispanic children. J Pediatr Health Care. 1999 May-Jun; 13(3 Pt 1):126-35. PMID: 10531905.
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    43. Kennedy CM, Lipsitt LP. Risk-taking in preschool children. J Pediatr Nurs. 1998 Apr; 13(2):77-84. PMID: 9581418.
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    44. Kennedy CM. Childhood nutrition. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 1998; 16:3-38. PMID: 9695885.
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    45. Kennedy CM. Are children's early emotions antecedents to risk taking? Pediatr Nurs. 1996 Nov-Dec; 22(6):553-7, 567. PMID: 9087095.
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