Faculty & Staff

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

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

  • Dean & Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Professor, Coph Community & Family Health
  • Professor, Coph Global Health
  • Dean, College Of Nursing
  • Senior Associate Vice President, Usf Health
  • Dean, College Of Nursing
  • Dean, College of Nursing, University of South Florida
  • Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health, University of South Florida
Dr. Morrison-Beedy is transforming healthcare and transforming lives at USF Nursing. Through her leadership, the College is tackling healthcare issues through research, education, national and international partnerships and an expanded community.


  • PhD, Nursing, University Of Rochester, 1993
  • MS, Women's Health /Adult Primary Care Nurse, University of Buffalo, 1983
  • BS, Nursing, Niagara University, 1980

Research Interests

  • Dr. Morrison-Beedy’s research focuses on HIV prevention in adolescent girls and young women. She has been published widely and received grants from sources that include the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research. Since 1993, she has received more than $11 million in HIV prevention research funding.
  • She has over 150 publications and has co-edited a book on intervention research titled Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding.


  • Nursing Research Award (Florida Nurses Association - 2011)
  • Appointed (Professor in Florida/ Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center - 2010)
  • Appointed (Professor in the Center for Community Health, University of Rochester - 2010)
  • Excellence in Research (Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses - 2010)

Selected Publications

  • 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
  • Morrison-Beedy D, Crean HF, Passmore D, Carey MP. Risk reduction strategies used by urban adolescent girls in an HIV prevention trial. Current HIV research. 11(7) : 559-69, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24476350
  • 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
  • Chandler, R., Munro, C., Anstey, E. Morrison-Beedy, D. Experiencing Audio Recorded Research (EARR): Giving Voice to Qualitative Poster Presentations The Qualitative Report. 3(18) : 1-9, 2013.
  • Volpe EM, Hardie TL, Cerulli C, Sommers MS, Morrison-Beedy D. What's age got to do with it? Partner age difference, power, intimate partner violence, and sexual risk in urban adolescents. Journal of interpersonal violence. 28(10) : 2068-87, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23345572
  • Morrison-Beedy D, Jones SH, Xia Y, Tu X, Crean HF, Carey MP. Reducing sexual risk behavior in adolescent girls: results from a randomized controlled trial. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 52(3) : 314-21, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23299011
  • Chandler R, Canty-Mitchell J, Kip KE, Daley EM, Morrison-Beedy D, Anstey E, Ross H. College women's preferred HIV prevention message mediums: mass media versus interpersonal relationships. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC. 24(6) : 491-502, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23465402
  • Groth SW, Morrison-Beedy D. Low-income, pregnant, African American women's views on physical activity and diet. Journal of midwifery & women's health. 58(2) : 195-202, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23458637
  • Passmore, D., Morrison-Beedy, D. Developing Interactive Andragogical Online Content for Nursing Students LEARNing Landscapes. 2(6) : 323-340, 2013.
  • Nelson, L.E., Morrison-Beddy, D., Kearney, M.H., Dozier, A. Black adolescent mothers' perspectives on sex and parenting in non-marital relationships with the birth fathers of their children. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing. (41) : 82-91, 2012.
  • Morrison-Beedy, D. Communications Strategies to Facilitate Difficult Conversations about Sexual Risk in Adolescent Girls: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2(19) : 69-74, 2012.
  • Groth, SW., Morrison-Beedy, D., Meng, Y. How Pregnant African-American Women View Pregnancy Weight Gain JOGNN. 6(41) : 798-808, 2012.
  • Melnyk, B.M. & Morrison-Beedy, D. Nuts and Bolts of Designing Interventon Studies Springer Publishing Company. , 2012.
  • Yinglin, X., Morrison-Beedy, D., Jingming, M., Changyong, F., Jingming, M., Cross, W., Tu, X.M. Modeling HIV risk reduction intervention: The zero-inflated poisson regression models. AIDS Research and Treatment (Special Issue of Bioinformatics and Computational Analysis of HIV). 5(37) : 367-375, 2012.
  • Melnyk, B.M. & Morrison-Beedy, D. eds. Designing, Conducting, Analyzing and Funding Intervention Research, A Practical Guide for Success. Springer Publishing Company. , 2012.
  • Melnyk, B.M. & Morrison-Beedy, D. Setting the stage for intervention research: The so what factor. Springer Publishing Company. , 2012.


  • LYALL & BEATRICE THOMPSON PROFESSORSHIP IN ONCOLOGY (Order Total: 10038, 12/15/2010 12:00:00 AM - 12/14/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • GORDON KELLER ACCUTE CARE NURSING (Order Total: 26106, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • LEWIS/LEONA HUGHES ENDOWMENT NURSING (Order Total: 119572, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • MORTON PLANT MEASE HOSPITAL NURSING (Order Total: 23814, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL CLINICAL NURSINBG (Order Total: 26558, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • TGH CLINICAL NURSING (Order Total: 21500, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM)
  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS - BACCALAUREATE AND MASTERS (Order Total: 135686, 7/1/2011 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2012 12:00:00 AM)
  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (Order Total: 125000, 7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM - 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM)