Summary

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Licia Clowtis, PhD, RN, is a Nurse Scientist for Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research. Dr. Clowtis’ research focuses on examining the bio-behavioral interactions in vulnerable populations, specifically underserved children and their families. She has presented her research both locally and nationally and has published articles in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Clowtis earned her BSN and MSN from Michigan State University and her doctoral degree from UTHealth School of Nursing as the Vivian L. Smith Scholar in the Accelerated PhD Program. She has served as Assistant Professor of Nursing with UTHealth and Professor of Nursing at Lone Star College - Montgomery.

Research Interests

Bio-behavioral factors that impact child health to increase precision of interventions and improve health outcomes.

Education

  • PhD in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, Houston, TX: Bio-behavioral Health: Maternal-child interactions and Child Health in low income families, 2013
  • MSN, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration, 2003
  • BSN, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, Nursing, 1998
  • BS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Physiology, 1997

Contact Information

Cleveland Clinic
Office of Nursing Research and Innovation
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
216.296.2740 clowtil@ccf.org

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

2016 - Publications

Clowtis, L., Kang, D., Padhye, N., Rozmus, C. & Barratt, M. (2016). Bio-behavioral factors in child health outcomes: The role of maternal stress, maternal-child engagement, salivary cortisol, and salivary testosterone. Nursing Research, 65, 340-351. doi:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000172

Kang, D. H., Boss, L., & Clowtis, L. (2016). Social support and cognition early childhood versus older Adulthood. Western Journal of Nursing Research, doi: 0193945916655796

2015 - Presentations

Frederick, A., Clowtis, L., Desormeaux, C. & Lim, S. (2015, April) Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) and cesarean delivery: Research study. Masters course: Salud, Mujer y Cuidados, Universidad de Murcia, Spain. Video conference lecture.

2014 - Presentations

Frederick, A. & Clowtis, L. (2014 September). Skin-to-Skin Contact (SSC) and Cesarean Delivery: Research Study. Nursing Leadership Meeting, Memorial Hermann, The Woodlands. The Woodlands, Texas.

Clowtis, L., Kang, D., Padhye, N., Rozmus, C. & Barratt, M. (2014, October). The impact of maternal stress and maternal-child engagement on inflammation in early childhood: A bio-behavioral study of child health outcomes. UTH Development Board, Houston, Texas (Representative UTH School of Nursing).

Clowtis, L., Kang, D., Padhye, N., Rozmus, C. & Barratt, M. (2014, February). The impact of maternal stress and maternal-child engagement on inflammation in early childhood: A bio-behavioral study of child health outcomes. Southern Nursing Research Society, 28th Annual Conference. (Top Student Poster Session/Podium Presentation).

Clowtis, L., Kang, D., Padhye, N., Rozmus, C. & Barratt, M. (2014, April). Bio-behavioral factors in child health outcomes: The role of maternal stress, maternal-child engagement, salivary cortisol, and salivary testosterone. Society for Behavioral Medicine, 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Session. (Poster Presentation).