Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, RN, APRN, APRN-CNP

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Sleep
  • Neurobiology

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Effects of premature birth on neurodevelopment
  • Physiologic effects of dysoxia
  • Sleep disorders

Awards and Honors

Nominee: Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Case Western Reserve University
Distinguished Service Award
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Nominee: John S. Diekoff Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring
Case Western Reserve University
Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary and Professional Writing
Case Western Reserve University
Woman of Excellence in Research Award
Research ShowCASE, Case Western Reserve University


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Damato, E.G. Decker, M.J., Schiefer, M.A., Baskin, J.Z., Benderro, G.F., & Strohl, K.P. (2018). Chapter 108: "Upper Airway Neurostimulation to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea." In Neuromodulation (2nd ed.), Krames, E.S., Peckham, P.H., Rezai, A.R. (Eds.). Boston: Elsevier.

Fenton, C., McNinch, N.L., Bieda, A., Dowling, D., Damato, E. (2018). Clinical Outcomes in Preterm Infants Following Institution of a Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Practice Change. Advances in Neonatal Care, 18(3), 223-231. doi: 10.1097/ ANC.0000000000000492.

Decker, M. J., Jones, K., Keating, G. L., Damato, E. G., & Darrah, R. (2016). Maternal dietary supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids confers neuroprotection to the newborn against hypoxia-induced dopamine dysfunction. Sleep Science, 9(2), 94–99. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.slsci.2016.05.007

Darrah, R., Nelson, R., Damato, E. G., Decker, M., Matthews, A., & Hodges, C. A. (2016). Growth Deficiency in Cystic Fibrosis Is Observable at Birth and Predictive of Early Pulmonary Function. Biological Research for Nursing, 18(5), 498–504. http://doi.org/10.1177/1099800416643585

Damato, E. G., & Zupancic, J. (2009). Strategies Used by Parents of Twins to Obtain Sleep. Applied Nursing Research : ANR, 22(3), 216–220. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2007.07.004

Damato, E.G. & Burant, C. (2008). Sleep patterns and fatigue in parents of twins. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 37(6), 2008, 738-749


Neurological Anatomy; Histology & Ultrastructure; Applied Neuroanatomy; Basic Oxygen & Physiologic F
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy
Boston College
Master of Science in Nursing
University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Vanderbilt University

Additional Information


Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2006

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