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Kathryn Malin, Ph.D., RN, APNP, NNP-BC

Kathryn Malin
Kathryn Malin, Ph.D., RN, APNP, NNP-BCMarquette University

Clark Hall

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Courses Taught

NURS 3201: Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research

Research Interests

Dr. Kathryn Malin’s program of research is focused on perinatal mental health in the setting of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Specifically, her research has concentrated on perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder in parents after their infant’s discharge from the NICU. She is also exploring the relationships between infant and parent mental health in the NICU with the goal of laying a foundation for future nursing intervention development. Her research and clinical work is driven by a deep desire to serve families with premature or sick infants both during and after NICU hospitalization.

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses Association/Wisconsin Nurses Association

Midwest Nursing Research Society

National Association of Neonatal Nursing

National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Sigma-Theta Tau International

State of Wisconsin Association of Neonatal Nursing


Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified


Sprecher, A., Malin, K.J., Finley, D., Lembke, P., Keller, S., Gripple, A….Uhing, M. Quality improvement approach to reducing admission hypothermia among preterm and term infants admitted to a level IV NICU. (in review – The Journal of Pediatrics.)

Malin, K.J., Johnson, T.S., McAndrew, S., Westerdahl, J, Leuthner, J., & Lagatta, J. (2019) Infant illness severity and perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit. Early Human Development, Nov 140: 104930. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019

Malin, K.J., & Johnson, T.S. (2019). A concept analysis of parental uncertainty in illness of an infant. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 44 (4), 206-211. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000535.

Malin, K.J., Johnson, T.S., McAndrew, S., Westerdahl, J., Leuthner, J., & Lagatta, J. (2018). Research abstract: Infant illness severity and development of parent posttraumatic stress disorder after the neonatal intensive care unit. Advances in Neonatal Care: 18(3), E11. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000501.

Honors and Awards

Recipient of the 2020 Graduate Student Recognition Award, The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Recipient of the 2020 1st Place Student Poster Award from Sigma Theta Tau: Eta Nu Chapter

Recipient of the 2019 Student Poster Award from Sigma Theta Tau: Eta Nu Chapter

Recipient of the 2017 March of Dimes Dr. Margaret C. Freda Graduate Nursing Scholarship Award

Recipient of the 2016 – 2017 Provost Scholarship Award from The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

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