Education and Child Development
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Dr. Kailey Snyder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and Child Development at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Snyder is a Maternal/Child Health researcher with expertise in mixed methodologies and program evaluation. She obtained degrees in public policy, health promotion and exercise science with an emphasis in physical activity behavior. Dr. Snyder provides program evaluation for projects related to early childhood health and well-being and parental health. Her research interests focus on the utilization and expansion of doula care, breastfeeding self-efficacy, pelvic health education, infant growth and development and parental health education. Dr. Snyder currently serves as the Vice Board Chair for the Omaha Better Birth Project.
- Certified Lactation Counselor (Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice)
- PhD, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 2019
- MS, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 2016
- BA, University of Iowa, 2012
Research Interests and Projects
- Perinatal Health & Well-being
- Early Childhood Development
- Health Education Dissemination
Publications on PubMed
Selected Publications (within the last 5 years)
- Snyder, K., Mollard, E., Bargstadt-Wilson, K., Peterson, J., Branscum, C., & Richards, T. (2022). Pelvic floor dysfunction in rural postpartum mothers in the United States: prevalence, severity, and psychosocial correlates. Women & Health, 1-13.
- Snyder, K., Mollard, E., Bargstadt-Wilson, K., & Peterson, J. (2022). “We don’t talk about it enough”: Perceptions of pelvic health among postpartum women in rural communities. Women's Health, 18, 17455057221122584.
- Moore, L., Snyder, K., & Kyvelidou, A. (2022). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Nutrition Among Physical Therapy Students. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 15598276221117088.
- Snyder, K., Chaudhary, P., Pereira, A., Masuda, K., Niski, J., & Dinkel, D. (2022). Early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on promotion of infant activity, strength and communication: A qualitative exploration. Acta Psychologica, 222, 103480.
- Morrison, C., Pereira, A., Masuda, K., Bargstadt-Wilson, K., Peterson, J., & Snyder, K. (2022). From the Core to the Floor—Utilizing a Webinar to Provide Pelvic Health Education. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, 46(2), 95-99.
- Dinkel, D., Rasmussen, M., Rech, J. P., Snyder, K., & Dev, D. A. (2022). A qualitative comparison of parent and childcare provider perceptions of communication and family engagement in children's healthy eating and physical activity. Child: Care, Health and Development, 48(1), 99-109.
- Snyder, K., & Worlton, G. (2021). Social support during COVID-19: perspectives of breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding Medicine, 16(1), 39-45.
- Snyder, K., Peterson, J., & Bargstadt-Wilson, K. (2021). “No One Told Me About This Part”: What Breastfeeding Women Want and Need to Support Their Physical Health. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, 45(2), 51-56.
- Snyder, K., Rech, J. P., Masuda, K., & Dinkel, D. (2021). Perspectives of infant active play: a qualitative comparison of working versus stay-at-home parents. BMC public health, 21(1), 1-9.
- Dinkel, D., Rech, J. P., & Snyder, K. (2021). Exploring parents' provision of factors related to the establishment of physical activity between normal weight and overweight infants. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 26(3), e12315.
- Dinkel, D., Lu, K., John, J., Snyder, K., & Jacobson, L. T. (2021). A cross-sectional examination of physical activity, sedentary time, and sleep between adults with and without children in the home using the national health and nutrition examination survey. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18(4), 391-399.
- Snyder, K., Pelster, A. K., & Dinkel, D. (2020). Healthy eating and physical activity among breastfeeding women: the role of misinformation. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20(1), 1-7.
- Dinkel, D., & Snyder, K. (2020). Exploring gender differences in infant motor development related to parent’s promotion of play. Infant Behavior and Development, 59, 101440.
- Snyder, K., Hanson, C., Hill, J., & Dinkel, D. (2019). Perceptions of physical activity while breastfeeding using the self-determination theory. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 43(4), 180-187.
- Snyder, K., Rida, Z., Hulse, E., Dev, D., & Dinkel, D. (2019). Exploring rural and urban Go NAP SACC trained child care providers perceptions and needs regarding the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating. Cogent Social Sciences, 5(1), 1650412.
- Snyder, K., Hansen, K., Brown, S., Portratz, A., White, K., & Dinkel, D. (2018). Workplace breastfeeding support varies by employment type: the service workplace disadvantage. Breastfeeding Medicine, 13(1), 23-27.
- Hanson, C., Dinkel, D., Timmerman, M., Snyder, K. E., & Øverby, N. C. (2018). Contribution of Nutrition to Pediatric Obesity, Nutrition Assessment, and Effective Interventions. Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence, [2 volumes], 67.
- Society of Behavioral Medicine
- American College of Sports Medicine