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Maureen Shannon, PHD, FNP, CNM, FAAN, FACNM

Nursing Graduate Chair, PhD Program Director, Professor & Frances A. Matsuda Endowed Chair

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 433
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: 808-956-4917
Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: maureens@hawaii.edu

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Biography

Dr. Shannon has more than 35 years experience as a clinician, researcher, educator and mentor. Her research focuses on vulnerable women and families and adverse health outcomes. Her current research projects are investigating the correlation between oral and placental microbiota, the relationship between placental microbiota and perinatal complications, and behavior change in oral health practices of families at high risk for dental disease. She has received funding for her research from the National Institute of Health as well as state and private foundations, and her scholarship has been recognized with numerous awards. Her expertise in vulnerable women’s and children’s health, especially HIV infection, has enabled her to serve as a consultant on government panels in the United States (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute of Medicine, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institute of Health) and internationally in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Viet Nam.

In 2007, Dr. Shannon was named the Frances A. Matsuda Endowed Chair in Women’s Health by UHM Nursing. She has also received Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition by United States House of Representatives for her work in HIV/AIDS and women’s health, and has been elected as a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Dr. Shannon is involved in the education of UH Manoa Nursing doctoral and advanced practice nursing students. She serves on a number of University and school committees and is the Chair of the University of Hawai`i Ethics Committee. She is the Graduate Chairperson for the Department of Nursing, the PhD Program Director, and the Project Director for the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Project. This project includes faculty and students from UHM Nursing, the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye School of Pharmacy, the Department of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at the UHM John A. Burns School of Medicine, the Department of Education’s Hawaii Keiki School-Based Health Clinics, and a pediatric dentist.


Education

PhD, University of California at San Francisco
MS, University of California at San Francisco
BSN, California State College, Sonoma


Clinical Practice

Perinatal and primary care of women with special focus on HIV-infected women


Teaching Focus

Women’s/family health, vulnerable populations and adverse health outcomes


Research Focus

Vulnerable women and families, dental disease and adverse perinatal outcomes, HIV/AIDS, effects of chronic stress on health outcomes


Recent Publications

Mattheus, D., Gandhi, K., Lim, E., & Shannon, M. (2016). Exposure to secondhand smoke and the development of childhood caries: NHANES (2011-2012). Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice: 10(2), Article 5.

Mattheus, D., Shannon, M., Lim, E. & Gandhi, K. (2016). The association between socio-demographic factors, dental problems and preterm labor for pregnant women residing in Hawai`i. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 75(8), 219-227.

Shannon, M. (2105). HIV-Infected mothers’ experiences during their Infants’ HIV testing. Research in Nursing and Health. 38(2), 142-151.

Hayes, D., Turnure, M., Mattheus, D. & Shannon, M. (2015). Predictors of dental cleaning over a two-year time period around pregnancy among Asian and Native Hawaiian or other pacific Islander race subgroups in Hawaii, 2009-2011. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 74(10), 4-9.

Mattheus, D. & Shannon, M. (2015). Oral health outcomes for children in Hawaii: not much to smile about. Journal of Dental Problems and Solutions. 2(3), 114.

Aziz, N., Sokoloff, A., Kornak, J., Leva, N. V., Mendiola, M. L., Levison, J., Feakins, C., Shannon, M., & Cohan, M. (2013). Time to viral load suppression in antiretroviral-naïve and -experienced HIV-infected pregnant women on highly active antiretroviral therapy: Implications for pregnant women presenting late in gestation. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120, 1534-1547.

Shannon, M. T. & Wong, Y. (2012). Polycystic ovary syndrome: A common but often unrecognized condition. The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 57(3), 221-230.

Richardson, K. K. & Shannon, M. T. (2012). Recent screening and treatment guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases during pregnancy. The Nurse Practitioner, 37(12), 30-37.

Nicholson, P.K., Voss, J., Wantland, D., Lindgren, T., Huang, E., Holzemer, W.L., Cuca, Y., Moezzi, S., Portillo, C., Willard, S., Arudo, J., Kirksey, K., Corless, I.B., Rosa, M.E., Robinson, L., Hamilton, M.J., Sefcik, E., Human, S., Rivero-Mendez, M., Maryland, M., Nokes, K.M., Eller, L., Kemppainen, J., Dawson- Rose, C., Brion, J.M., Bunch, E.H., Shannon, M., Nicholas, T.P., Viamonte- Ros, A., Bain, C.A. (2010). Prevalence, self-care behaviors and self-care activities for peripheral neuropathy symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Nursing and Health Sciences, 12(1), 119-126.

Pantell, R. H., & Shannon, M. T. (2009). Improving public policy for children: Addressing the consequences of disenfranchisement. Intergenerational Justice Review, 9(4), 139-143.

Bonn, N., Shannon, M., Weber, S., & Cohan, D. (2009). Assisted reproduction for couples affected by the human immunodeficiency virus in California. Fertility & Sterility, 91(Supp 1), 1540-1543.

Shannon, M., & Lee, K. A. (2008). HIV-infected mothers’ perceptions of uncertainty, stress, depression and social support during HIV viral testing of their infants. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 11(4), 259-267.

Shannon, M., Kennedy, H. P., & Humphreys, J. (2008). HIV-infected mothers’ foci of concern during the viral testing of their infants. JANAC. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 19(2), 114-126.

Bardeguez, A. D., Lindsay, J. C., Shannon, M., Tuomala, R. E., Cohn, S. E., Smith, E., Stek, A., Buschur, S., Cotter, A., Bettica, L., Read, J. S. & PACTG 1025 Protocol Team. (2008). Adherence to antiretrovirals among U.S. women during and after pregnancy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 48(4), 408-417.

Kriebs, J., & Shannon, M. (2008). HIV counseling and testing during pregnancy. The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 53(3), 265-267.

Shannon, M. T., King, T. L., & Kennedy, H. P. (2007). Allostasis: A theoretical framework for understanding and evaluating perinatal health outcomes. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 36(2), 125-134.

King, T.L. & Shannon, M. T. (2006). Immunology. In S. T. Blackburn, Maternal, fetal & neonatal physiology. A clinical perspective (3rd ed.). Saunders Elsevier.


Funded Grants

Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
7/2017 – 10/2022
Sponsoring Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration Grant# HRSA-17-068
Role on Project: Project Mentor
Funding: $1,500,000 ($300,000 for 5 years)
Grant Objective: The objectives of this project are: 1) Revise the current BS dental hygiene curriculum to increase culturally diverse pediatric content for all students; 2) Develop a culturally diverse post-BS 0-5 Years Pediatric Expanded Function Dental Hygiene (EFDH) certificate program; 3) Recruit, enroll and provide academic and tuition support to 15 disadvantaged students in the EFDH certificate program; 4) Enhance community partnerships to drive policy change and facilitate employment in rural and/or underserved areas of Hawai‘i; and 5) Increase the number of children 0 to 5 years of age receiving dental services by graduates of the UHM BS DH and post-BS EFDH certificate programs.

Innovative Strategies to Enhance Advanced Public Health Nursing Education and Practice in Hawai`i
07/01/15-06/30/18
Sponsoring Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration Grant (HRSA) #D09HP28681
Role on Project: Co-investigator
Funding: $1,902,606 (total funding over three years)
Grant Objective: The purpose of this project is to develop, implement, test and evaluate an academic-practice model for enhancing the Master’s degree in advanced public health nursing education program at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa School of Nursing.

Placental Oral Microbiota Associated with Preterm Labor in Hawaii
10/2016 – 10/2017
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Minority Health Disparities RTRN Small Grant Program
Role on Project: Principal investigator
Funding: $39,000
Grant Objective: The purpose of the study is to identify the presence and type of species of oral microbiota in the placental tissue of NH and Pacific Islander women giving birth in Hawaii who had preterm labor (PTL) and compare these to placentas of matched-controls who did not have PTL.

Maternal Oral Health Access with Perinatal Health Outcomes in States Lacking a Dental School (PRAMS 2009-2011)
7/2016
Sponsoring Agency: Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter Research Award (Oral)
Role on Project: Co-investigator
Funding: $1000
Grant Objective: The purpose of the study is to investigate and compare the associations between maternal oral health experiences and perinatal adverse outcomes in states lacking at dental school.

HIPEC Alliance
10/1/16-09/30/18
Sponsoring Agencies: National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Health Resources and Services Administration Cooperative Agreement Award No. UE5HP25067, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, John A. Hartford Foundation, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the University of Minnesota. Matching funds were provided by the Hawaiʻi State Center for Nursing’s Hawaiʻi Action Coalition.
Role on Project: Principal investigator/Project Director
Funding: $100,000 ($50,000 for two years)
Grant Objective: The purpose of this grant is to accelerate the integration of an interprofessional collaborative (IPC) practice model to address the complex health needs of children through the provision of IPC services at school-based health centers (SBHC) in order to facilitate children’s learning and reduce missed school days. The HIPEC Alliance team is comprised of a SBHC nurse practitioner (as the team leader) and faculty and students from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (UHM) School of Nursing’s nurse practitioner program, UHM John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, the UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye School of Pharmacy, the Hawai`i Department of Education Keiki SBHC, and a pediatric dentist.

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant
07/01/14-06/30/16
Sponsoring Agency: Sponsoring Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration Grant# HRSA A10HP25206-04 to 06
Role on Project: Principal investigator/Project director
Funding: $700,000 ($350,000/year)
Grant Objective: The purpose of the grant was to provide tuition support for students from underrepresented populations to obtain a graduate education as primary care nurse practitioners and to subsequently serve in medically underserved communities in Hawai`i.

Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant
07/01/12-06/30/14
Sponsoring Agency: Sponsoring Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration Grant# HRSA A10HP25206-01-03
Role on Project: Principal investigator/Project director
Funding: $648,000 ($324,000/year)
Grant Objective: The purpose of the grant was to provide tuition support for students from underrepresented populations to obtain a graduate education as primary care nurse practitioners and to subsequently serve in medically underserved communities in Hawai`i.

Improving Oral Health Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Children in Hawai`i
12/2015 – 12/2016
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaii Dental Service Foundation
Role on Project: Co-investigator
Funding: $120,000
Grant Objective: The purpose of the proposed project is to improve the oral health outcomes for pregnant women and their infants throughout the State of Hawai`i utilizing strategies that will enhance existing perinatal and infant dental programs, further reduce identified barriers that exist for these vulnerable populations, and improve the quality of perinatal and infant oral health care services and referrals. Strategies that will be used include: 1) increased utilization of WIC clinics to assist in increasing oral health services for pregnant women and children; 2) improving the delivery of oral health education provided to pregnant women and mothers of children by WIC staff; 3) identify current oral health beliefs and behaviors of families served by WIC clinics and assess changes in these as a result of oral health education provided by WIC staff; and 4) developing a system to track dental access rates of women and children seen for care at WIC sites in order to identify existing barriers to accessing dental care in the community.

Clinical Placement Program for UHM SONDH Nurse Practitioner Students
2014-2017
Sponsoring Agency: Hawaiʻi Medical Services Association (HMSA)
Foundation Grant #031411
Role on Project: Principal investigator
Funding: $78,948 ($26,316/year)
Grant objective: To provide access to quality clinical experiences for Masters Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) primary care nurse practitioner students by helping to maintain and expand the UHM SONDH preceptorship enhancement program with a focus on providing clinical experiences in culturally diverse and medically underserved patient populations.

Spousal Deployment During Pregnancy: The Impact on Medical Utilization and Obstetrical Outcomes
07/01/10-06/30/12
Sponsoring Agency: Pacific Regional Medical Command and the University of Hawai`i, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene Cooperative Research Partnership Grant
Role on Project: Co-investigator
Funding: $15,000
Grant Objective: To determine the effects of spousal deployment on pregnant military wives’ utilization of obstetrical services and obstetrical outcomes

The Efficacy of Written and Verbal Pelvic Floor Exercise Discharge Instructions in Reducing Urinary Incontinence among Postpartum Patients
07/01/10-06/30/12
Sponsoring Agency: Queen’s Medical Center and the University of Hawaii, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Cooperative Research Partnership Grant
Role on Project: Co-investigator
Funding: $25,000
Grant Objective: The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to investigate differences in urinary incontinence and quality of life in postpartum women who received written and verbal pelvis floor muscle exercise (PFME) education prior to hospital discharge compared to postpartum women who received standard postpartum routine instructions.

HIV-Infected Mothers’ Perceptions About the HIV Viral Testing of Their Infants
07/01/09-06/30/10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA) pilot project
Role on Project: Principal Investigator
Funding: $20,000
Grant Objective: To explore the relationship among perceptions of stress, distress, social support and maternal and infant adherence to HIV medications.

Development of a Standardized Method for Data Collection and Analysis of the Nursing Workforce in the Western Pacific
Sponsoring Agency: World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office, WP/07/923431; 923444
Role on Project: Co-investigator
Funding: $25,000
Grant Objective: The purpose of the grant was to develop and evaluate a model for the collection, analysis and validation of data regarding nursing and midwifery workforce in the Northern hemisphere of the Western Pacific Nations of WHO.

The Effects of Unknown Infant Serostatus on Maternal Perceptions of Stress, Distress, Social Support and Maternal and Infant Adherence to HIV Medications
2005-2007
Sponsoring Agency: California University-wide AIDS Research Program Dissertation Award/Grant
Role on Project: Principal investigator
Funding: $25,000
Grant Objective: To explore the relationships among perceptions of stress, distress, social support and maternal infant adherence to HIV medications.

Stress and Fatigue in HIV-Infected Postpartum Women
07/01/02-06/30/05
Sponsoring Agency: NIH, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 NR008181
Role on Project: Principal investigator
Funding: $75,000 ($25,000 per year)
Grant Objective: The purpose of this individual NRSA grant was to explore relationships between stress and fatigue in HIV-infected postpartum women and their impact on maternal-infant attachment and health outcomes.

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