Susan M. Ludington, PhD, FAAN
Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing
- Kangaroo Care
- Physiologic Responses to Skin-to-Skin Care
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- Early Development Issues
- Infant Obesity
- Principal Investigator, "Effect of Skin Contact on Electrophysiologic Sleep in Preterm Infants," National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Nursing Research, 5 RO1 NR04926, 2000-2005.
- Principal Investigator, "Kangaroo Care to Blunt Pain in Premature Infants," National Institute of Health and National Institute of Nursing Research, RO3 NR08587, 2003-2005.
- Principal Investigator, "Antenatal Lactation Education for High-Risk African American Mothers and Mother's Milk," RIG, 2003-2004.
- Core Faculty, "Childbearing, Childrearing, Caregiving Research Training," May Wykle, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Health, T32 NR07108.
- Core Faculty, "Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Advanced Education Program," Donna Dowling, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, HP-00263-01, 2001-2004.
- Neonatal Nursing
- Maternal-Child Health
- BS, Cell Biology, Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara, CA
- BS, Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, CA
- MS, Maternal-Child Health, University of California at San Francisco, CA
- PhD, Nursing/Child Development, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
- Certificate, Nurse Midwife, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY
- Barabach, L., Ludington, S. M., Dowling, D. A., Lotas, M. B. (2016). Maternal Report of Breastfeeding Support and Maternal Role Competence at an Ohio Baby Friendly Designated Hospital. Journal of Human Lactation.
- Vittner, D., Cong, X., Ludington, S. M., McGrath, J. M. (2016). Perinatal Nurses' Attitudes, Knowledge and Practices of Skin to Skin Holding. Applied Nursing Research, 33, 19-23. doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2016.09.006.
- Almutairi, W. M., Ludington, S. M. (2016). Kangaroo Care Education Effects on Nurses' Knowledge and Skills Confidence. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(11), 518-524. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20161017-11.
- Kostandy, R., Ludington, S. M. (2016). Kangaroo Care (Skin-to-Skin) for Clustered Pain Procedures: Case Study. World Journal of Neuroscience, 6(1), 43-51.
- Ludington, S. M., & Terhaar, M. F. (2015). New Perspectives on Kangaroo Care. E-neonatal review, 10(5).
- Ludington-Hoe SM, Gittner LS, Haller HS. (2013). A pilot study: Does obesity begin in the first year of life? Clinical Pediatrics, 52(6), June 2013, 503-508.
- Cong, X., Ludington, S. M. (2011). Effect of Kangaroo Care on pain scores and cortisol: Randomized cross-over trial. Biological Research for Nursing, 13(2), 204-216.
- Scher, M. S., Johnson, M. W., Ludington, S. M., Loparo, K. (2011). Physiologic Brain Dysmaturity in Late Preterm Infants. Pediatric Research.
- Ludington, S. M. (2011). Thirty years of kangaroo care science and practice. Neonatal Network, 30(5), 357-62.
- Cong, X., Ludington, S. M., Walsh, S. (2011). Randomized crossover trial of kangaroo care to reduce biobehavioral pain responses in preterm infants: a pilot study. Biologic Research for Nursing, 13(2), 204-16.
- Abouelfettoh, A. A., Ludington, S. M., Visscher, M., Burant, C. J., Cartner, T. (2011). Effect of skin-to-skin contact on preterm infant skin barrier function and hospital-acquired infection. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 3(1), 36-46.
- Ludington, S. M. (2011). Physiologic Effects of Kangaroo Care: Comprehensive Review in Contemporary Women’s Health Reviews(3rd ed., vol. 7, pp. 243-253).