University of Nebraska Medical Center

Diane B. Hudson, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Diane Brage Hudson, PhD, RN
Dr. Hudson is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. She received her bachelors degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings SD; her masters degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; and her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hudson's clinical background is women's health nursing. Dr. Hudson joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in 1983.
  • 1979, BSN, South Dakota State University
  • 1983, MSN, UNMC
  • 1990, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research Interests
  • Impact of Community-based Management on Birth Outcomes
  • Effectiveness of an electronic-based social support intervention for single, low-income, African American mothers
  • Brown, S., Hudson, D.B., Campbell-Grossman, C., and Yates, B. (2014). Health promotion text blasts for minority adolescent mothers, 39, 357-362.
  • Fleck, M. O., Hudson, D. B., Abbott, D. A., & Reisbig, A. M. (2013). You can't put a dollar amount on presence: Young, non-resident, low-income, African American fathers. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 36(3), 225-240. doi:10.3109/01460862.2013.818744
  • Hudson, D.B., Campbell-Grossman, C., & Hertzog, M. (2012).The effects of an Internet intervention on mothers’ psychological, parenting, and health care utilization. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 35(3-4), 1-18.
  • Gill-Hopple, K., & Hudson, D.B. (2012). Compadrazgo. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(12), 117-123.
  • Aguirre, T., Brage-Hudson, D., Rodehorst-Weber, T., Pozehl, B., Boeckner, L., & Wilhelm, S. (2012). Mexican American mothers' eating and child feeding behaviors. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 35(1), 4-23. doi: 10.3109/01460862.646462
  • Gill-Hopple, K., & Brage-Hudson, D. (2012). Compadrazgo: A literature review. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(2), 117-123. doi: 10.1177/1043659611433870
  • Hudson, D.B., Campbell-Grossman, C., Keating-Lefler, R., Carraher, S., Gehle, J, & Heusinkvelt, S. (2009). Online support: Single, low-income, African American mothers. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 34, 350-355.
  • Campbell-Grossman, C., Hudson, D. B., Keating-Lefler, R., Yank, J., & Obafunwa, T. (2009). Community leaders’ perceptions of Hispanic, single, low-income mothers’ needs, concerns, social support, and interactions with health care services. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 32(1), 31-47.
  • Campbell-Grossman, C., Hudson, D.B., Keating-Lefler, R., & Heusinkvelt, S. (2009). New Mothers Network: The provision of social support to single, low-income, African American Mothers via E-mail messages. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(2), 220-236. doi:10.1177/1074840708323048.
  • Hudson, D.B., Campbell-Grossman, C., Keating-Lefler, R., & Cline, P. (2008). New Mothers Network:  The development of an Internet-based social support intervention for African American mothers. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 31, 23-35.
  • Sittner, B.J., Hudson, D.B., & DeFrain, J. (2007). Using the concept of family strengths to enhance nursing. MCN:  The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 32(6), 353-357.
  • Campbell-Grossman, C. Hudson, D.B., Keating-Lefler, R., & Fleck, M. (2005). Community leaders' perceptions of single, low-income mothers' needs and concerns during the transition to parenthood. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 22, 241-257.
  • Sittner, B., DeFrain, J., & Hudson, D.B. (2005). Effects of high risk pregnancy on families. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 30, 121-126.
  • Keating-Lefler, R., Hudson, D., Campbell-Grossman, C., Fleck, M., & Westfall, J. (2004). Needs, concerns, and social support of single, low-income, African American and Caucasian mothers during the transition to parenthood. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 25, 381-401.
  • Hudson, D., Campbell-Grossman, C., Fleck, M., Elek, S., & Shipman, A. (2003). Effects of the New Fathers Network on first-time fathers' parenting , self-efficacy, and parenting satisfaction during the transition to parenthood. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 26, 217-229.
  • Elek, S., Hudson, D.B., & Bouffard, C. (2003). Marital and parenting satisfaction and infant care self-efficacy during the transition to parenthood: The effect of infant sex. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 26, 45-57.
  • Elek, S., Hudson, D.B., & Fleck, M. (2002). Couples' experiences with fatigue during the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Nursing, 8, 221-240.
  • Campbell-Grossman, C., & Hudson, D.B. (2001). Rating student’s technology generated clinical decision making scores. Nurse Educator, 26, 5-6.
  • Hudson, D. B., Elek, S., & Fleck, M. (2001). First-time mothers' and fathers' transition to parenthood: Infant care self-efficacy, parenting satisfaction, and infant sex. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 26, 5-6.
  • Hudson, D. B., Elek, S. M., & Campbell-Grossman, C. (2000). Depression, self-esteem, loneliness, and social support in adolescent mothers participating in the New Mothers' Network. Adolescence, 35(139), 443-453.
  • Hudson, D.B., Elek, S., Westfall, J., Grabau, A., & Fleck, M. (1999). Young parents project: A 21st century nursing intervention. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 22, 153-165.
  • Elek, S.M., Brage, D.G., & Campbell, M. (1997). Expectant parents' experience with fatigue and sleep during pregnancy. Birth, 24, 49-54.
  • Brage, D. (1995). Adolescent depression: A review of the literature. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 9, 45-55.
  • Brage. D., Campbell-Grossman, C., & Dunkel, J. (1995). Psychological correlates of adolescent depression. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 8, 23-30.
  • Brage, D., & Meredith, W. (1994). A causal model of adolescent depression. Journal of Psychology, 128, 455-468.
  • Brage, D., Meredith, W., & Woodward, J. (1993). Correlates of loneliness among Midwestern adolescents. Adolescence, 28, 685-693.
  • Foxall, M., Morgan, N., & Brage, D. (1984). Challenging graduate students to think for the future. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 9, 291-295.
  • Midwest Nursing Reserach Society, Nominations Committee member, 2004-2005, Student Poster Committee member, 2014-2016.
  • Provision of parenting education and support to vulnerable families via a web-based intervention created by Dr. Hudson and her colleagues. The web-intervention includes an electronic library, e-mail access to advanced practice nurses, and discussion forums.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Pi At-Large Chapter, President, 2003-2005
  • Recipient of the Pennie Z. Davis Research Award, 2008