Research Dissemination Award Recipient
M. Cynthia Logsdon, DNS, ARNP, FAAN
Professor of Nursing, University of Louisville School of Nursing
Alpha and Iota Gamma chapters
Dr. Logsdon has disseminated results of her scholarship to researchers, clinicians, and consumers. As a recognized scholar, she has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally to nurses, physicians, and psychologists regarding the importance of social support to prevention of postpartum depression. Currently, she has 64 peer reviewed publications. She has served as invited Guest Editor for three special issues of journals: Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatal Nurses entitled, Social Support in Childbearing Women (2005); Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatal Nurses entitled Mothering (2006); Issues in Mental Health Nursing Journal entitled Violence Towards Women, Adolescents and Children (2010). Currently she is Principal Investigator on a research study that examines health care decision making between adolescent girls and their mothers related to the Gardasil immunization series. She is also Principal Investigator on a subcontract to the University of Pittsburgh for a NIMH funded study that examines maternal role functioning in a RCT of women with bipolar disorder. Dr. Logsdon has guided research projects of more than 50 graduate and undergraduate students. In recognition of her scientific achievements, she was awarded the 2005 Excellence in Research Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, the 2004 Honor a Researcher Award and the Research Paper Award from MNRS, and the 2005 Best Research Poster Award at the Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health annual conference. In 2006 she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.