Pittman, Alison individual record
Clinical Assistant Professor

My research interests center on promotion of health and well-being among children and families. My doctoral research focused on developing an intervention for middle school children to improve physical activity and health. This program of study has set the framework for further examination of methods to improve health outcomes for this vulnerable age group and find reliable methods for reversing the trend toward childhood obesity. I have worked as a pediatric nurse in inpatient, critical care, and community settings for over 20 years, and I feel my scholarship and experience has prepared me well for future contributions to this field of study. I have observed the challenges that children and families have in staying healthy together, and I see the need a voice and advocate to speak to approaches to wellness that are not just proven but realistic for busy families to take on. I am committed to furthering research efforts to improve the quality of life for children and families.

I am very interested in developing an interprofessional center for improving health care care for LGBT and questioning youth and young adults.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles6
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  • Mulcahy, A., Holland, B., Gosselin, K., & Pittman, A (2020). The Use of Tai-Chi to Reduce Anxiety Among Nursing Students Undergoing Simulation. Nursing Education Perspectives. 41(3), 183-184.
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  • Weston, C., Wise Matthews, D., Pittman, A., & Montalvo-Liendo, N (2020). One in Diversity: Obtaining Nursing Excellence in Diversity and Opportunities for Improvement. Journal of Cultural Diversity. 27(3), 69-73.
  • Pittman, A. F (2019). Implications of Peer Pressure for Adolescent Nursing Research: A Concept Analysis Approach.. Compr Child Adolesc Nurs. 42(1), 54-70.
  • Pittman, A. F. (2013). Is air pollution contributing to the obesity epidemic? New connections for further review. Air Pollution: Sources, Prevention and Health Effects. 85-94.
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Texas A&M Health Science Center; College Of Nursing; 1359 TAMUS
Bryan, TX 77807-3260