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Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Maureen Groer, PHD, RN, FAAN

MaureenGroer
  • Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine
  • Professor, College Of Nursing
  • College Of Nursing
  • Gordon Keller Professor, Nursing, University of South Florida

Education

  • MSN, University Of Tennessee, 1980
  • PHD, University Of Illinois, 1975

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Selected Publications

  • Jevitt, C.Hernandez, I.Groër, M. Lactation complicated by overweight and obesity: supporting the mother and newborn. Journal of midwifery & women's health. 52(6) : 606-13http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17983998
  • Groër, MW.Shelton, MM. Exercise is associated with elevated proinflammatory cytokines in human milk. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG. 38(1) : 35-41http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19208046
  • Groër, MW.Burns, C. Stress response in female veterans: an allostatic perspective. Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. 34(3) : 96-104http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19475804
  • Beckie, TM.Beckstead, JW.Groer, MW. The influence of cardiac rehabilitation on inflammation and metabolic syndrome in women with coronary heart disease. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 25(1) : 52-60http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19935427
  • Athilingam, P.Moynihan, J.Chen, L.D'Aoust, R.Groer, M.Kip, K. Elevated levels of interleukin 6 and C-reactive protein associated with cognitive impairment in heart failure. Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.). 19(2) : 92-8http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23057677
  • Groer, MW.Vaughan, JH. Positive thyroid peroxidase antibody titer is associated with dysphoric moods during pregnancy and postpartum. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG. 42(1) : E26-32http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23167615
  • Schminkey, DL.Groer, M. Imitating a stress response: A new hypothesis about the innate immune system's role in pregnancy. Medical hypotheses. 82(6) : 721-9, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24698849
  • Okusaga, O.Muravitskaja, O.Fuchs, D.Ashraf, A.Hinman, S.Giegling, I.Hartmann, AM.Konte, B.Friedl, M.Schiffman, J.Hong, E.Reeves, G.Groer, M.Dantzer, R.Rujescu, D.Postolache, TT. Elevated levels of plasma phenylalanine in schizophrenia: a guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase-1 metabolic pathway abnormality? PloS one. 9(1) : e85945, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24465804
  • Wilson, RE.Salihu, HM.Groer, MW.Dagne, G.O'Rourke, K.Mbah, AK. Impact of maternal thyroperoxidase status on fetal body and brain size. Journal of thyroid research. 2014: 872410, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24624307
  • Warren, KR.Postolache, TT.Groer, ME.Pinjari, O.Kelly, DL.Reynolds, MA. Role of chronic stress and depression in periodontal diseases. Periodontology 2000. 64(1) : 127-38, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24320960
  • Gross, R.Groer, M.Thomas, SP. Relationship of trait anger and anger expression to C-reactive protein in postmenopausal women. Health care for women international. 35(5) : 580-95, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24279678
  • Groer, M.Duffy, A.Morse, S.Kane, B.Zaritt, J.Roberts, S.Ashmeade, T. Cytokines, Chemokines, and Growth Factors in Banked Human Donor Milk for Preterm Infants. Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24663954
  • Yang, LQ.Bauer, J.Johnson, RE.Groer, MW.Salomon, K. Physiological mechanisms that underlie the effects of interactional unfairness on deviant behavior: the role of cortisol activity. The Journal of applied psychology. 99(2) : 310-21, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24099347
  • Mefford, L.Thomas, SP.Callen, B.Groer, M. Religiousness/Spirituality and anger management in community-dwelling older persons. Issues in mental health nursing. 35(4) : 283-91, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24702213
  • Hsu, PC.Groer, M.Beckie, T. New findings: Depression, suicide, and Toxoplasma gondii infection. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24715687
  • Okusaga, O.Yolken, RH.Langenberg, P.Sleemi, A.Kelly, DL.Vaswani, D.Giegling, I.Hartmann, AM.Konte, B.Friedl, M.Mohyuddin, F.Groer, MW.Rujescu, D.Postolache, TT. Elevated gliadin antibody levels in individuals with schizophrenia. The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry. 14(7) : 509-15, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23282016
  • Groer, MW.El-Badri, N.Djeu, J.Williams, SN.Kane, B.Szekeres, K. Suppression of Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity in Postpartum Women: Time Course and Potential Mechanisms. Biological research for nursing. , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23956351
  • Reeves, GM.Mazaheri, S.Snitker, S.Langenberg, P.Giegling, I.Hartmann, AM.Konte, B.Friedl, M.Okusaga, O.Groer, MW.Mangge, H.Weghuber, D.Allison, DB.Rujescu, D.Postolache, TT. A Positive Association between T. gondii Seropositivity and Obesity. Frontiers in public health. 1: 73, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24400300
  • Jevitt, CM.Groer, MW.Crist, NF.Gonzalez, L.Wagner, VD. Postpartum stressors: a content analysis. Issues in mental health nursing. 33(5) : 309-18, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22545638
  • El-Badri, NS.Groer, M. Gender differences in stem cell population are induced by pregnancy. Medical hypotheses. 79(4) : 481-3, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22832210
  • Groer, MW.McEwen, BS. Nursing research in stress, psychoneuroimmunology, and allostasis. Biological research for nursing. 14(4) : 309-10, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23007869
  • Lengacher, CA.Kip, KE.Barta, M.Post-White, J.Jacobsen, PB.Groer, M.Lehman, B.Moscoso, MS.Kadel, R.Le, N.Loftus, L.Stevens, CA.Malafa, MP.Shelton, MM. A pilot study evaluating the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on psychological status, physical status, salivary cortisol, and interleukin-6 among advanced-stage cancer patients and their caregivers. Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association. 30(3) : 170-85, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22442202
  • Beckie, TM.Beckstead, JW.Groer, MW. The association between variants on chromosome 9p21 and inflammatory biomarkers in ethnically diverse women with coronary heart disease: a pilot study. Biological research for nursing. 13(3) : 306-19, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21705410
  • Groer, MW.Beckstead, JW. Multidimensional scaling of multiplex data: human milk cytokines. Biological research for nursing. 13(3) : 289-96, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21444331
  • Beckie, TM.Groër, MW.Beckstead, JW. The relationship between polymorphisms on chromosome 9p21 and age of onset of coronary heart disease in black and white women. Genetic testing and molecular biomarkers. 15(6) : 435-42, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21375403
  • Groër, MW.Yolken, RH.Xiao, JC.Beckstead, JW.Fuchs, D.Mohapatra, SS.Seyfang, A.Postolache, TT. Prenatal depression and anxiety in Toxoplasma gondii-positive women. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 204(5) : 433.e1-7, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21345406
  • Groër, MW.Manion, M.Szekeres, C.El-Badri, NS. Fetal microchimerism and women's health: a new paradigm. Biological research for nursing. 13(4) : 346-50, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21112916
  • Callen, BL.Mefford, L.Groër, M.Thomas, SP. Relationships among stress, infectious illness, and religiousness/spirituality in community-dwelling older adults. Research in gerontological nursing. 4(3) : 195-206, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21053840
  • Okusaga, O.Langenberg, P.Sleemi, A.Vaswani, D.Giegling, I.Hartmann, AM.Konte, B.Friedl, M.Groer, MW.Yolken, RH.Rujescu, D.Postolache, TT. Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers and history of suicide attempts in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research. 133(1-3) : 150-5, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21890329
  • Rodriguez, NA.Meier, PP.Groer, MW.Zeller, JM.Engstrom, JL.Fogg, L. A pilot study to determine the safety and feasibility of oropharyngeal administration of own mother's colostrum to extremely low-birth-weight infants. Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. 10(4) : 206-12, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20697221
  • Groer, M.Murphy, R.Bunnell, W.Salomon, K.Van Eepoel, J.Rankin, B.White, K.Bykowski, C. Salivary measures of stress and immunity in police officers engaged in simulated critical incident scenarios. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 52(6) : 595-602, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20523239
  • Groer, M.El-Badri, N.Djeu, J.Harrington, M.Van Eepoel, J. Suppression of natural killer cell cytotoxicity in postpartum women. American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989). 63(3) : 209-13, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20055786
  • Rodriguez, NA.Meier, PP.Groer, MW.Zeller, JM. Oropharyngeal administration of colostrum to extremely low birth weight infants: theoretical perspectives. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 29(1) : 1-7, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18769379
  • El-Badri, NS.Groer, M. The Effect of Pregnancy on Production of Maternal Endogenous Hematopoietic Stem Cells. Bioscience hypotheses. 1(2) : 100-102, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19122820
  • Groer, MW.Morgan, K. Immune, health and endocrine characteristics of depressed postpartum mothers. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 32(2) : 133-9, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17207585

Grants

  • PRENATAL STRESS, DEPRESSION, AND HERPES VIRUSES REACTIVATION (SCHOLARSHIP - PAO-CHU HSU) (Order Total: 1250, 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM - 5/23/2014 12:00:00 AM)
  • THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PRETERM MILK IMMUNOBIOLOGY, MATERNAL FACTORS AND INFANT HEALTH (Order Total: 168188, 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM)
  • THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PRETERM MILK IMMUNOBIOLOGY, MATERNAL FACTORS AND INFANT HEALTH (Order Total: 8970, 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM)
  • THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PRETERM MILK IMMUNOBIOLOGY, MATERNAL FACTORS AND INFANT HEALTH (Order Total: 124915, 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM)
  • THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PRETERM MILK IMMUNOBIOLOGY, MATERNAL FACTORS AND INFANT HEALTH (Order Total: 99085, 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM - 2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM)
  • BOLD QUEST PROJECT (Order Total: 31175, 11/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF A TOOL TO ASSESS PRESSURE ULCER RISK IN ANCILLARY SERVICES PATIENTS. FELLOWSHIP: MONICA MESSER (Order Total: 3000, 9/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 8/30/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • PROPHYLACTIC, RISK REDUCING SURGERY IN BRCA-POSITIVE WOMAN: SEXUAL FUNCTIONING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING (Order Total: 30566, 7/12/2010 12:00:00 AM - 7/11/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • PROPHYLACTIC, RISK REDUCING SURGERY IN BRCA-POSITIVE WOMAN: SEXUAL FUNCTIONING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING (Order Total: 30146, 7/12/2010 12:00:00 AM - 7/11/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • INFLUENCE OF LACTATION ON POSTPARTUM STRESS AND IMMUNITY (RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT FOR RONEE WILSON) (Order Total: 37104, 9/30/2009 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • INFLUENCE OF LACTATION ON POSTPARTUM STRESS AND IMMUNITY (RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT FOR RONEE WILSON) (Order Total: 259674, 9/21/2009 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • INFLUENCE OF LACTATION ON POSTPARTUM STRESS AND IMMUNITY (RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT FOR RONEE WILSON) (Order Total: 37104, 9/21/2009 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • INFLUENCE OF LACTATION ON POSTPARTUM STRESS AND IMMUNITY (Order Total: 408489, 9/13/2007 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • MEASUREMENT OF SECRETORY IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, ALPHA AMYLASE, AND CORTISOL IN 600 SALIVA SAMPLES (Order Total: 22641, 7/12/2008 12:00:00 AM - 12/15/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • MEASUREMENT OF SECRETORY IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, ALPHA AMYLASE, AND CORTISOL IN 600 SALIVA SAMPLES (Order Total: 7948, 7/12/2008 12:00:00 AM - 12/15/2008 12:00:00 AM)
  • INFLUENCE OF LACTATION ON POSTPARTUM STRESS AND IMMUNITY (Order Total: 356574, 9/13/2007 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • INFLUENCE OF LACTATION ON POSTPARTUM STRESS AND IMMUNITY (Order Total: 356586, 9/13/2007 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • INFLUENCE OF LACTATION ON POSTPARTUM STRESS AND IMMUNITY (Order Total: 358312, 9/13/2007 12:00:00 AM - 5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • EFFECT OF A PREOPERATIVE WARMING INTERVENTION ON THE ACUTE PHASE RESPONSE OF SURGICAL STRESS (Order Total: 10000, 1/1/2007 12:00:00 AM - 8/1/2007 12:00:00 AM)