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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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

  • THE PRETERM MICROBIOME: BIOLOGICAL, BEHAVIORAL AND HEALTH OUTCOMES AT 2 AND 4 YEARS OF AGE (Order Total: 564133, 5/13/2015 12:00:00 AM - 2/29/2020 12:00:00 AM)
  • SKIN TO SKIN CONTACT AND BASAL SALIVARY OXYTOCIN AMONG LACTATING MOTHERS OF PREMATURE INFANTS(GORDON, JESSICA) (Order Total: 5000, 7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM - 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • 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)