University of Nebraska Medical Center

Elizabeth Mollard, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNM

Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Elizabeth Mollard, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNM

Dr. Mollard is an assistant professor, an advanced practice nurse practitioner and a certified nurse midwife. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a master’s of science from the women's health nurse practitioner program at the University of Cincinnati, a post graduate certificate in nurse midwifery from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and a PhD in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Mollard is the co-coordinator of the women's health nurse practitioner program. She coordinates Advanced Practice Women's Health I and II and teaches in the remaining women's health didactic and clinical courses. She teaches in Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Across the Lifespan for all Nurse Practitioner students.

Dr. Mollard's clinical focus is on women's and maternal health. She is a NCC board certified women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP-BC), an AMCB board certified nurse midwife (CNM), and an IBLCE internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She has held clinical positions in California, Missouri, and Nebraska and currently practices as a nurse practitioner and nurse midwife at Women’s Health Care of Williamsburg in Lincoln, NE.

Dr. Mollard's research focus is on women's health throughout the lifespan. She has a special interest in underserved populations of women and their biopsychosocial experiences during reproductive life transitions such as throughout pregnancy, postpartum, or menopause. She is currently completing a 3-year distance based clinical nursing research fellowship focused on Maternal Health Disparities through the Cleveland Clinic. She is a founding member and UNMC campus contact for the University of Nebraska Women's Health Research Collaborative. She is Co-PI of the Forced Migration and Health Research Lab at UNL.

  • 2004, BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2005, BSN, UNMC
  • 2009, MSN, University of Cincinnati
  • 2016, PhD, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Maternal Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Health disparities
  • Midwifery care
  • Reproductive life transitions (e.g. pregnancy, postpartum, menopause)
  • Postpartum depression and women's mental health
  • Chronic illness in women (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoporosis)
  • Lactation and Breastfeeding
  • Qualitative methods
  • Community based participatory research
Grant Support
  • September 2023-July 2024 Title: PARITY: An Integrated Community Care & Strengths-based Technology Intervention to Improve Maternal Wellness & Reduce Health Disparities in Black Women , Award Amount: $304,641, Role: Elizabeth Mollard (P.I.)

Mollard, E. & Kupzyk, K. (2021) Birth satisfaction during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.

Mollard, E., Kupzyk, K., & Moore, T. (2021). Postpartum stress and protective factors in women who gave birth in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women's Health, 17, 17455065211042190.

Klein, A. J., Mollard, E., & Eisenhauer, C. (2021). Self-management of urinary incontinence in women: A concept analysis. Urologic Nursing, 41(4), 195-207.

Tippens, J. A., Roselius, K., Padasas, I., Khalaf, G., Kohel, K., Mollard, E., & Sheikh, I. (2021). Cultural Bereavement and Resilience in Refugee Resettlement: A Photovoice Study With Yazidi Women in the Midwest United States. Qualitative Health Research

Schmaderer, M., Miller, J. N., & Mollard, E. (2021). Experiences of Using a Self-management Mobile App Among Individuals with Heart Failure: Qualitative Study. JMIR nursing, 4(3), e28139.

Mollard, E., & Wittmaack, A. (2021) Experiences of Women Who Gave Birth in US Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Patient Experience. 8, 1-6.

Mollard, E., & Michaud, K. (2020). Self-Management of rheumatoid arthritis, mobile apps. Current Rheumatology Reports. 23(1), 1-8.

Mollard, E., Hatton-Bowers, H., Tippens, J. (2020). Finding strength in vulnerability: Ethical approaches and considerations when conducting research with vulnerable populations of women. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 65(6), 802-807.

Alonso, W., Mollard, E., Zimmerman, L., Lundgren, S., Clark, A., & Pozehl, B. (2019). Self-care management after ventricular assist device implantation: Recipient needs and experiences after hospital discharge. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 38(4), S303-S304. *

Mollard, E., & Michaud, K. (2019). Mobile Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Opportunities and Challenges. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. 45(2), 197-209

Mollard, E., & Michaud, K. (2018). A Mobile App with Optical Imaging for the Self-Management of Hand Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pilot Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(10). *

Cramer, M. E., Mollard, E. K., Ford, A. L., Kupzyk, K. A., & Wilson, F. A. (2018). The feasibility and promise of mobile technology with community health worker reinforcement to reduce rural preterm birth. Public Health Nursing, 35(6), 508-516. *

Mollard, E., Pedro, S., Chakravarty, E., Schumacher, R., Clowse, M., Michaud, K. (2018). The impact of menopause on functional status in women with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology.

Mollard, E., Bilek, L., Waltman, N., (2018). Emerging evidence on the link between depressive symptoms and bone loss in postmenopausal women. International Journal of Women’s Health. 10, 1-9.

Mollard, E. K., Brage Hudson, D., Wilhelm, S., Springer, P., & Pullen, C. (2017). Explanatory models of postpartum depressive symptomatology in rural Nebraska women. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare. 17(1), 138-167.

Mollard, E., Hudson, D.B., Ford, A., & Pullen, C. (2016). An integrative review of postpartum depression in rural U.S. communities. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30(3), 418-424.

Mollard, E., & Hudson D.B. (2015). Nurse-led trauma-informed correctional care for women. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 52(3), 224-230.

Mollard, E. (2015). Women's health locus of control during pregnancy may predict risk for postpartum depression. Evidence Based Nursing, 18(3), 73-73.

Mollard, E. (2015). Exploring paradigms in postpartum depression research: The need for feminist pragmatism. Health Care for Women International, 36(4), 378-391.

Mollard, E. K. (2014). A qualitative meta-synthesis and theory of postpartum depression. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(9), 656-663.

Mollard, E. K., Guenzel, N., Brown, P. A., Keeler, H. J., & Cramer, M. E. (2014). Policy considerations for improving influenza vaccination rates among pregnant women. Public Health Nursing, 31(3), 281-288.

  • American College of Nurse Midwives.
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Pi.
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS).
  • American Nurses Association.
  • Nebraska Nurses Association.
  • 2021 NIMHD, Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar.
  • 2020 UNMC CON, Women’s Health Fund Scholar.
  • 2020 Sigma Theta Tau, Sister Patricia Miller Award.
  • 2020 AHRQ, Expert Advisor: Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge.
  • 2018 Nebraska Action Coalition, “40 Under 40” Nurse Leader.
  • 2016 UNMC CON, Versal H & Edith Molly Stevens Caton Scholarship Recipient.