College of Nursing

Assistant Professor, Nursing, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Member of the Graduate Faculty

Dr. Elise Erickson, PhD, CNM, FACNM is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Pharmacy at the University of Arizona. She started her career as a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2005, she earned a PhD in 2018 at Oregon Health and Science University and has been conducting research on childbirth related physiology, care practices and maternal health. She incorporates epigenetic, pharmacogenetic and methods that include examination of social determinants of health in her work. She has received funding from NIH for a fellowship in Women's Health Research (BIRCWH K12) and a K99-R00 grant to pursue epigenetic aging biomarkers in relationship to maternal morbidity and advanced maternal age outcomes. In 2021 she was awarded prizes in Innovation and Health Disparities for the Decoding Maternal Morbidity Challenge, hosted by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a mixture model approach. She also uses wearable sensors in her research and is investigating physiologic signal patterns during pregnancy and postpartum events.

Associate Dean, Research, Professor, Nursing, Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Judith S. Gordon, Ph.D., is a professor and Associate Dean for Research in the University of Arizona College of Nursing. She is also a professor in the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community. Dr. Gordon has 25 years of experience in tobacco cessation and prevention research. Dr. Gordon has been Principal or Co-Investigator on more than 40 projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, NASA, private foundations, and the University of Arizona. She has authored or co-authored over 120 books, products, and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at numerous local, regional, national and international scientific conferences.

Professor, College of Nursing, Member of the Graduate Faculty

Dr. Julienne Rutherford is Professor and the John & Nell Mitchell Endowed Chair for Pediatric Nursing in the University of Arizona College of Nursing. She is a biological anthropologist whose work integrates bioanthropological theory with biomedical science. For 20 years, she has sustained a program of research exploring the intrauterine environment as a biosocial determinant of health. She studies how maternal life history and lived experience shape this earliest developmental setting, and how, in turn, the intrauterine environment influences growth, health, and development across the life course and across generations. She has been the PI of multiple federal grants, and is an award winning researcher and educator.

Assistant Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty

Dr. Meghan Skiba has experience delivering remote diet and physical activity interventions as well as health coaching, accelerometry, mixed-methods, and data analysis. Her research has emphasis in biological aging, technology, and dyads. She is interested in addressing cancer health disparities by connecting cancer survivors and their caregivers to the skills and behaviors to live their healthiest and longest life.

Professor, Nursing, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Member of the Graduate Faculty

Dr. Wung is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and an acute care nurse practitioner. She has more than 20 years of clinical research experience in the effective and safe use of health technologies and big data to provide precision monitoring strategies for cardiovascular and acute illnesses.