Margaret Sebern, Ph.D., RN

Margaret Sebern
Margaret Sebern, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 351

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3839

Associate Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago

 

Courses Taught

  • NURS 6000 — Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
  • NURS 6244 — Health and Wellness of Adults and Older Adults
  • HEAL 1025 — Culture and Health

Research Interests

Understand and assist individuals with chronic illnesses and their informal caregivers to manage their care and improve outcomes. Dyadic interventions to improve self-care, social support, and palliative care planning.

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, Delta Gamma (1979 – present)
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • American Heart Association
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association

Specialization

  • Effects of educational interventions on outcomes for family caregivers and individuals with HF.
  • Development and testing dyadic interventions for heart failure patients and their family caregivers utilizing technology enhancements like iPad apps.
  • Measurement of psychosocial concepts such as, relationship quality, communication, decision making, and reciprocity.
  • Rehabilitation Nursing and Home Health Care Nursing.

Selected Publications

Sebern, M., Brown, R., & Flatley-Brennan, P. (2016). Shared Care Contributions to Self-Care and Quality of Life in Chronic Cardiac Patients. West J Nurs Res. doi: 10.1177/0193945915626877

Woda A., Belknap, R., Haglund, K., Sebern, M., & Lawrence, A. (2014). Factors Influencing Self-Care Behaviors of African Americans with Heart Failure: A Photovoice Project. Heart and Lung Jan-Feb; 44 (1)  33-8.

Sebern M, & Woda A. (2012) Shared Care Dyadic Intervention: Outcome patterns for heart failure care partners. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34 (3), 289-316.

Brennan, P., Casper, G., Burke, L., Johnson, K., Brown; R., Valdez, R., Sebern., M., Perez, O., Sturgeon., (2010). "Technology-enhanced  practice for patients with chronic cardiac disease home implementation and evaluation.  Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. 39, 6S.

Sebern, M., & Riegel, B. (2009). Shared care and self-care in family dyads managing heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 8, 97-104.

Sebern, M., & Riegel, B. (in press). Shared care and self care in family dyads managing heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Sebern, M.D. (2008). Refinement of the Shared Care Instrument-Revised: A measure of a family care interaction. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 16, (1), 43-60.

Sebern, M.D. and Whitlatch, C. (2007). Dyadic Relationship Scale: A Measure of the Impact of the Provision and Receipt of Family Care. Gerontologist, 47, (6), 741-751.

Brennan, P.F., Burke, L., Casper, G., Sebern, M., Krause, C., et al. (2006). Creating technology-enhanced practice: A university-home care-corporate alliance. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 122, 644-648.

Brennan, P.F., Burke, L, Sebern, M., Casper, G., & Murphy, J. (2006). “Wait, wait – you can’t do that!” Reflections on a Nursing Informatics Partnership, H. Park (Ed.), Proceedings, NI 2006.

Brennan, P.F., Casper, G., Burke, L., Sebern, M., Krause, C., Kossman, S., Severtson, L., Murphy, J. (In Press) Creating technology-enhanced practice: A university-home care-corporate alliance. 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, Seoul, Korea, June 2006.

Sebern, M.D. (2005) Psychometric evaluation of the Shared Care Instrument in a sample of home health care family dyads. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 13, (3).

Sebern, M.D. (2005) Shared care, patient and family member skills used to manage burden. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 52, (2): 170- 179.

Riegel, B, Carlson, B, Moser, DK, Sebern, M, Hicks, FD, Roland, V. (2004) Psychometric Testing of the Self-Care of Heart Failure Index. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 10 (4): 350-360.

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Summer Faculty Fellowship. (Sebern) 6/1/15 – 8/1/15. Marquette University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Sebern role, Faculty Fellow.
  • 2012 Nursing Research Scholar, sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence; Universities of Iowa and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
  • 2012 Associate Adjunct Professor, Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2010 John A. Hartford Foundation, Faculty Learning About Geriatrics Fellow (FLAG), Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
  • 2009 Assistant Adjunct Professor, Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • 2008 American Association Heart Failure Nurses  award for best research poster presentation. Contributions of close relationships to heart failure self care. Presented at the American Association Heart Failure Nurses 4th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • 2003 John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Scholar for  Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars and Fellows Program. New York University, New York, NY

Grants

  • iPad Enhanced Shared Care Partners Intervention. Optimization and Usability Test. (Principal Investigator, Sebern) 1/8/15-12/31/2015. Regular Research Grant, Person months: 1.0 Academic. Spring, Summer, Fall 2015. Marquette University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Shared Care Intervention for Heart Failure Patients and Family Caregivers. (PI,  Sebern) 1/8/08-1/8/09. Research Development Grant, Fall 2008. Marquette University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Principal Investigator.
  • Pilot test the Shared Care Intervention to Enhance Supportive Relationships and Heart Failure Management in Family Care. (PI Sebern) 7/31/07-5/1/08. Summer, Fall, Winter, 2007. Marquette University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Principal Investigator
  • 1 R44 AG044242-01 PI: Femia, E. (2012 -2014) Supporting Health, Activities, Resources, and Education:  The SHARE Program for persons with early-stage Alzheimer's and their family caregivers.
  • Submitted by FIT Interactive, LLC and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
  • Funded: National Institute of Health, STTR R42) (Sebern role consultant).     
  • 1G07LM007781-01 PI: Brennan, P. 5/15/04-5/14/08 DHHS PHS NIH NINR/NLM. HeartCare: Custom Computer Support for Homecare. (Sebern role post-doctoral student).

Presentations

Sebern, M., Whitlatch, C., Sebern, Mark, (2014). Shared Care Partners Intervention for Heart Failure Patients and Family Caregivers. For Gerontological Society of American Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 9, 2014.

Sebern, M., Stetzer, F., & Marek, K (2013). Heart Failure Patient Risk Factors for Emergent Care in Home Health. Presentation at Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 36st Annual Research Conference, March, 2013