Ashley Weber, PhD, RN

Ashley Weber



Phone: 368.6490

T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Self-Management of Chronic Comorbidities of Prematurity

Research Interests

  • Effects of family-centered care interventions on premature infant neurodevelopment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Effects of self-management interventions on family stress and infant development
  • Reducing premature infant stress in the NICU
  • Minimizing maternal-infant separation in the NICU

Education Interests

  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Infant Development
  • Family-centered Nursing Care
  • Intro to Nursing Research

Degrees and Alma Maters

  • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • MS (Summa cum Laude), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • BSN (Summa cum Laude with Honors Distinction in Research), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Recent Publications

  • Weber A, Harrison TM, Steward D, Sinnott L, Shoben A. Oxytocin trajectories and social engagement in extremely premature infants during NICU hospitalization. Infant Behav Dev. May 2017. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2017.05.006.
  • Weber, A.M., Harrison, T.M., Sinnott, L., Shoben, A., Steward, D.K. Plasma and Urinary Oxytocin Trajectories in Extremely Premature Infants during NICU Hospitalization. Epub ahead of print. Biological Research for Nursing.
  • Weber, A.M. & Harrison, T.M. The effect of maternal-infant interaction on physiological outcomes during feeding in premature and term infants over the first year of life. (2014).  Research in Nursing and in Health, 37(6), p. 478. DOI: 10.1002/nur.21618
  • Weber, A.M., Harrison, T.M., Steward, D.K. (2012).  Schore’s Regulation Theory:  Maternal-Infant Interaction in the NICU as a Mechanism for Reducing the effects of Allostatic Load on Neurodevelopment in Premature Infants.  Biological Research for Nursing, 14(4), 375-386.  DOI: 10.1177/1099800412453760
  • Weber, A.M., & Ahijevych, K.L. (2010).  Determining Bitter Taste Prevalence in a Sample of Undergraduate Students at The Ohio State University.  Journal of Undergraduate Research (JUROS), 2.

Accreditations and Awards

  • NINR Postdoctoral Fellowship, T32, “Multiple Chronic Conditions.” Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. 2016-present.
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Delegate to the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI). 2017.
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Pediatric Research Group of the Midwestern Nursing Research Society (MNRS). 2016
  • NINR Predoctoral Fellowship, F31, “Oxytocin:  Biomarker of Affiliation and Neurodevelopment in Extremely Premature Infants.” College of Nursing, The Ohio State University. 2015-2016.
  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Small Research-Based Grant, 2014-2016.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International/Midwest Nursing Research Society Joint Research Grant, 2014-2016.
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Novice Investigator Award, 2014-2015.
  • Ohio Nurses Foundation Research Grant, 2014-2015.
  • Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS), 2014-2015.
  • The Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship, 2014.
  • Council of Graduate Student’s Delegate Award for Exceptional Service, 2014.
  • The Ohio State University Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award, 2014.
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, 2011-2014.
  • The Ohio State University Fellowship, 2010-2011.
  • Alpha Gamma Delta Scholastic Key Award, 2010

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