Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP

lisa damato


Email: egd@case.edu

Phone: 216.368.2597


Associate Professor in the School of Nursing


Nursing Neuroscience Lab at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Research Interests

  • The effects of premature birth on neurodevelopment
  • Effects of neurostimulation on autonomic nervous system response
  • Integrating high-density electroencephalography with functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Effects of sleep loss on gene expression
  • Effects of sleep loss on executive functioning
  • Establishing clinical phenotypes for chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Safe infant sleep practices

Education Interests

  • Sleep
  • Neurobiology

Educational Background

  • PhD, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. Dissertation: Maternal Prenatal Attachment to Twins
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (specializations: Pediatric Primary Care and Perinatal Nursing)
  • BSN, Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Selected Recent Publications

  • Damato, E. G., Haas, M. C., Czeck, P., Dowling, D. A., Barsman, S. G. (2016). Safe Sleep Infant Care Practices Reported by Mothers of Twins. Advances in Neonatal Care, doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000332 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Decker, M. J., Jones, K., Keating, G.L., Damato, E. G., Darrah, R. J. (2016). Maternal Dietary Supplementation with Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Confers Neuroprotection Against Hypoxia-Induced Dopamine Dysfunction. Sleep Science, 9(2), 94-9. doi: 10.1016/j.slsci.2016.05.007
  • Barsman, S.G., Dowling, D.A., Damato, E.G., & Czech, P. (2015). Neonatal nurses’ beliefs, knowledge, and practices in relation to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk-reduction recommendations. Advances in Neonatal Care.
  • Maloni, J.A., Przeworski, A., & Damato, E.G. (2013). Web recruitment and internet use and preferences reported by women with postpartum depression after pregnancy complications. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 27(2), 90-95.
  • Damato, E.G., Brubaker, J.A., & Burant, C. (2012). Sleeping arrangements in families with twins. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(3), 171-178.
  • Damato, E.G. & Zupancic, J. (2009). Strategies used by parents of twins to obtain sleep. Applied Nursing Research, 22, 216-220.
  • Brubaker, J., Damato, E., Hightower, K., Goris, K., Flaherty, L., & Mesukko, J. (2009). Home sleeping arrangements in families with twins. Advances in Neonatal Care, 9 (2), 86-87.
  • Damato, E.G. & Burant, C. (2008). Sleep Patterns and Fatigue in Parents of Twins. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 37, 738 -749.
  • Damato, E.G. (2007). Toward safer infant sleep: Do pacifiers reduce SIDS risk? Nursing for Women’s Health, 11(1), 72-76.

Accreditations and Awards

  • 2015 Nominee: Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2013 Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • 2011 Nominee: John S. Diekoff Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring
  • 2009 Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary and Professional Writing
  • 2007 Woman of Excellence in Research Award, Research Showcase
  • 2006 Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

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