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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Denise Passmore, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Director, Media & Communications, Nursing, University of South Florida
  • Assistant Professor, Nursing, University of South Florida


  • PhD, Curriculum & Instruction, University Of South Florida, 2009
  • MA, University Of South Florida, 1993
  • BA, Mass Communications, University of South Florida, 1977


  • Public Relations Society of America (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • American Medical Writers Association (Member, 2013 - 2015)
  • Society of Technical Communicators (Fellow, 1990 - 2003)

Selected Publications

  • Webb MS, Passmore D, Cline G, Maguire D. Ethical issues related to caring for low birth weight infants. Nursing ethics. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24464951
  • Morrison-Beedy D, Passmore D, Carey MP. Exit interviews from adolescent girls who participated in a sexual risk-reduction intervention: implications for community-based health education promotion for adolescents. Journal of midwifery & women's health. 58(3) : 313-20, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23758719
  • Passmore, D., & Morrison-Beedy, D. Developing Interactive Andragogical Online Content for Nursing Students. LEARNing Landscapes. 2(6) : 323-340, 2013.
  • Morrison-Beedy D, Xia Y, Passmore D. Sexual risk factors for partner age discordance in adolescent girls and their male partners. Journal of clinical nursing. 22(23-24) : 3289-99, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24580784
  • Morrison-Beedy, D., Crean, H., Passmore, D., & Carey, M. Risk Reduction Strategies used by Urban Adolescent Girls in an HIV Prevention Trial. Current HIV Research. 7(11) : 559-69, 2013.
  • August E, Hussin M, Passmore D & Rivers B. Integrating Prostate Cancer Patient's Experiences with Health Promotion: A Framework for Delivery of Survivorship Supportive Care. Psycho-Oncology. (21) : 114, 2012.
  • Maguire D, Webb M, Passmore D, & Cline G. NICU nurses' lived experience: caring for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. 12(5) : 281-5, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22964603
  • Little BB, Passmore D, Schullo S. Using synchronous software in Web-based nursing courses. Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN. 24(6) : 317-27, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17108750