Barbara McAlister, PhD, RN, CNM
Title: Associate Professor
Building: BRB 2345
- Ph.D. The University of Texas at Tyler
- M.S. Texas Woman’s University
- B.S.N. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- NURS 5301 Translational Science 1
- NURS 5321 Health Policy for Population Health
My program of research focuses on optimal outcomes for the maternal-newborn population. My current research project is an electronic health record review which focuses on labor attributes of first time mothers with full term pregnancies.
McAlister, B. (2013). A Case Study of Maternal Response to the Implied Antepartum Diagnosis of Inevitable Labor Dystocia. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.
McAlister, B., Tietze, M., & Northam, S. (2013). Early Term Birth: The Impact of Practice Patterns on Rates and Outcomes. Western Journal of Nursing Research: An International Forum for Communicating Nursing Research.
Thoughts on Teaching
My clinical practice as a nurse-midwife preceded my entry into academia and greatly informs my approach to teaching. As a midwife, my role was to collaborate with women and empower them to achieve their desired childbirth outcome. As a faculty member, my role is to collaborate with and empower students as they pursue their graduate education goals.