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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Trina Aguirre, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, UNMC College of Nursing

308-632-0412

Dr. Aguirre is an Associate Professor/Nurse Researcher with the UNMC College of Nursing. She received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the UNMC College of Nursing and her PhD in nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Education
  • 2005, BSN, UNMC
  • 2010, PhD, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Obesity in rural Hispanic and Native American populations
  • Bio-impediance analysis for measuring body composition
  • Overweight individuals (food addicted and non-food addicted) to determine best treatments for each group
Grant Support
  • July 2017-June 2019 Title: Assessment of and Treatment Applied to Food Addiction to Encourage Self-Management of Obesity in a Rural Healthy Behaviors Clinic, Award Amount: $75,000, Role: Aguirre, T (P.I.)

  •  March 2016-March 2017 Title: Toward a Novel Informal Systems of Community Health Assessment Instrument: Using Network Science to Better Measure Social Determinants of Health for Food Related Conditions, Award Amount: $19,900, Role: Aguirre, T (Co-P.I.)

Publications
  • Aguirre, T., Meier, N., Koehler, A., & Bowman, R. (2021). Highly processed food addiction: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum. DOI: 10.1111/nuf.12662
  • Jobman, J., Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., Struwe, L. & Wells, W. (2020). Role of community health fairs in providing health services, improving health of rural residents. Archives of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2020 (4) 042-045. Doi: 10.29328/journal.apmh.1001017
  • Koehler, A., Aguirre, T., Schulte, E., Bowman, R. & Struwe, L., (2020). Secondary analysis of YFAS 2.0 symptom counts, impairment/distress, and food addiction severity in adults with overweight/obesity. Eating and Weight Disorders, doi: 10.1007/s40519-020-01077-1.
  • Aguirre, T., Bowman, R., Struwe, L., Koehler, A., Schulte, E., Holloway, J., LaTowsky, J., Stricker, M., Pierce, K., & Bloodgood, M. (2019). Impact of interventions used to treat addictive disorders on food addiction and depression in individuals with obesity. International Journal of Psychiatry Research, 2(4): 1-3.
  • Aguirre, T. M., Joshi, A., Koehler, A. E., Rodriguez, E. K., & Wilhelm, S. L. (2018). Impact of a computer-based breastfeeding education program on breastfeeding self-efficacy and duration in rural Hispanic women. Health and Primary Care, 2(4). doi:10.15761/hpc.1000144
  • Aguirre, T., Bowman, R., Kreman, R., Holloway, J., Latowsky, J., Stricker, M., Struwe, L., . . . Bloodgood, M. (2018). Pre-intervention characteristics in weight loss participants scoring positive and negative for food addiction. Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, 1(1). doi:10.15761/cnm.1000103
  • Aguirre, T., Struwe, L., Koehler, A., Kreman, R., Bowman, R., Schulte, E., ... Bloodgood, M. (2018). Impact of four obesity interventions on biometric measures of individuals positive and negative for food addiction. Archives of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2(1), 001-005. doi:10.29328/journal.apmh.1001002
  • Kattelmann, K., Hofer, E., Merfeld, C., Meendering, J. Olfert, M., White, J., Aguirre, T., …White, A., (2018). Quality of life associated with physical activity but not sedentary time in youth. Journal of Childhood Obesity, 3 (s1) 001. doi:10.21767/2572-5394.100052
  • Aguirre, T., Joshi, A., Koehler, A., Rodriguez, E. and Wilhelm, S. (2018). Impact of a computer-based breastfeeding education program on breastfeeding self-efficacy and duration in rural Hispanic women. Health and Primary Care, 2 (4) 5-5. doi: 10.15761/HPC.1000144
  • Aguirre, T., Bowman, R., Kreman, R., Holloway, J., LaTowksy, J., Stricker, M., Struwe, L., Schulte, E., Koehler, A., Pierce, K., and Bloodgood, M. (2018). Pre-intervention characteristics in weight loss participants scoring positive and negative for food addiction. Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, 1 (1), 1-3. doi: 10.15761/CNM.1000102.
  • Aguirre, T., Struwe, L., Koehler, A., Kreman, R., Bowman, R., Schulte, E., Pierce, K., Bloodgood, M., and Holloway, J. (2018). Impact of four obesity interventions on biometric measures of individuals positive and negative for food addiction. Archives of Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2, 001-005. https://doi.org/10.29328/journal.apmh.1001002
  • Kattelmann, K., Hofer, E., Merfeld, C., Meendering, J. Olfert, M., White, J., Colby, S., Meade, R., Franzen-Castle, L., Aguirre, T., Mathews, D., Moyer, J., and White, A., (2018). Quality of life associated with physical activity but not sedentary time in youth. Journal of Childhood Obesity, 3 (s1) 001. DOI: 10.21767/2572-5394.100052
  • Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., Struwe, L., and Reifsnider, E. 2017. Promotora-to-Mother Motivational Interviewing Obesity Intervention and Effect on Diet and Biometrics in Mexican-American Children. Annals of Public Health, 4 (3) 1066.
  • Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., Wilhelm, S., Rodriguez, E., Kamphaus, A., (2017). Feasibility of Measuring Biometrics in Mexican- American Children for a Childhood Obesity Intervention Study. Annals of Public Health and Research, 4 (1) 1056.
  • Gould, T., Yerxa, K., Franzen-Castle, L., Brison, C., Aguirre, T., Kattelmann, K., Wilson-Sweebe, K., Colby, S., McElrone, M., Olfert, M., Hagedom, R., & White, A. (2017) Efficacy of the iCook 4-H Dissemination Using Outcome and Fidelity of Implementation Measures. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 49, (7) S27-28 DOI 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.05.299
  • White, J., Famodu, O., Barr, M., Merfeld, C., Kattelmann, K., Franzen-Castle, L., Aguirre, T., Colby, S., et al. (2015). Cooking, Mealtime and Physical Activities Incorporated in the Home Environment One Year After Initial Intervention: iCook 4-H. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(4):S38-39.
  • Olfert, M., Famodu, O., White, J., Barr, M., Hagedorn, R., Meade, R., Colby, S., Franzen-Castle, L., Aguirre, T., et al. (2016). Blood Pressure and Quality of Life in 9-11 year old youth and adult dyad pairs over one year: iCook 4-H. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(4):S83-84.
  • Aguirre, T.M., Wells, W.L., Koehler, A.E. (2016) Prevalence of Underhydration and its Association to Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Rural Community Setting. Annals of Public Health and Research 3(4): 1048.
  • Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., Joshi, A. & Wilhelm, S. (2016) Recruitment and Retention Challenges. Ethnicity and Health. Oct 22:1-9.
  • Joshi, A., Amadi, C., Meza, J., Aguirre, T. & Wilhelm, S. (2016). Evaluation of a computer-based bilingual breastfeeding educational program on breastfeeding knowledge, self-efficacy and intent to breastfeed among rural Hispanic women. International Journal of Medical Informatics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.04.001
  • Miller, A., Franzen-Castle, L., Aguirre, T., and White, A. (2016). Food-Related Behavior and Intake of Adult Main Meal Preparers of 9-10 Year-Old Children Participating in iCook 4-H: A Five-State Childhood Obesity Prevention Pilot Study. Appetite 101 DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.03.006
  • Aguirre, T., Kuster, J. & Koehler, A. (2015). "Relationship between Eating Behavior and Dietary Intake in Rural Mexican-American Mothers". Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, DOI: 10.1007/s10903-015-0324-8.
  • Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., & Tovar, A., (2015). Relationships among hypertension, waist circumference, and body composition in a rural Mexican-American population. Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health, 2 (7) 1057.
  • Joshi, A., Amadi, C., Meza, J., Aguirre, T., & Wilhelm, S. (2015) Comparison of Socio-Demographic Characteristics of a Computer Based Breastfeeding Educational Intervention Among Rural Hispanic Women. Journal of Community Health, 40(5) 993-1001.PMID 25868495
  • Wilhelm, S., Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., & Rodehorst, T.K.(2015) Evaluating motivational interviewing to promote breastfeeding by rural Mexican-American mothers: The challenge of attrition. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing 38 (1) 7-21. PMID 25373565
  • Aguirre, T., Wilhelm, S., Backer, S., Schoeneman, S., EBP students.,(2015). Implementation of a red light intervention to decrease nurse interruptions during medication administration in an acute care rural hospital. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. Winter 2015.
  • Wilhelm, S., Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., & Rodehorst, T.K. (2014). Motivational Interviewing to Promote Breastfeeding by Rural Mexican-American Mothers: Challenges and Opportunities. Comprehensive Issues in Pediatric Nursing. 10.3109/01460862.2014.971977
  • Merfeld, C., Kattelman, K., Meendering, J., Mathews, D.R., Olfert, M.D., White, J., Colby, S.E. , Meade, R., Franzen-Castle, L., Aguirre, T. , & White, A. (2014). iCook 4-H: Report of correlation between quality of life measures and physical activity in 9-to10-year-old children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46 (4):S134-S135.. DOI:10.1016/j.jneb.2014.04.101
  • Smith, E. Root, A., Flanagan, S., Colby, S., Meade, R., Franzen-Castle, L., Aguirre, T., Kattelmann, K., Kabala, C., White, A., Mathews, D., & Olfert, M. (2014). Assessing blood pressure and quality of life in 9- to-10-year-old children: iCook 4-H pilot study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(4) S123-S124
  • Joshi, A., Trout, K., Aguirre, T., and Wilhelm, S. (2014). Exploration of factors influencing initiation and continuation of breastfeeding among Hispanic women living in rural settings: a multi-methods study. Rural and Remote Health 14(3) 2955. PMID 25170852
  • Aguirre, T., Brage-Hudson, D., Weber, T. K., Boeckner, L., Wilhelm, S. (2012). Mexican American Mothers’ Eating and Child Feeding Behaviors. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing,35 (1)4-23.
  • Wilhelm, S.L., Weber, T.K., Aguirre, T.M., Stepans, M.B.F., Hertzog, M., Clarke, M., and Herboldsheimer, A. (2012). Lessons learned conducting breastfeeding intervention research in two northern plains Tribal communities. Breastfeeding Medicine, 3, 167-172 .
  • Aguirre, T., Wilhelm, S., and Joshi, A. (2012). Assessment of technology access and preference for health education in a rural Hispanic community. Technology and Healthcare, 20, 521-525.
  • Joshi, A., Wilhelm, S., Aguirre, T., Meza, J., and Britigan, D. (2012). A quasi-experimental study to evaluate impact of a touch screen computer based breastfeeding educational support program. BMJ open. Accepted for publication.
  • Franzen-Castle, L., Aguirre, T., Boci, A. (2014). Perceptions of body image and cultural health among Hispanic adults. Accepted by Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. (DOI) 10.1007/s10903-014-0064-1
  • Aguirre, T., Koehler, A., & Wilhelm, S. (2013). Bio-Impedance Analysis Measures in a Rural Latina Community. Public Health Frontier, March 2014, 1 -. DOI: 10.5963/PHF0301001
  • Aguirre, T., Wilhelm, S., & Koehler, A. (2013). Abuela to Mother Motivational Interviewing Intervention Study. Journal of Integrative Psychology and Therapeutics. DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.7243/2054-4723-1-1
  • Joshi, A. Wilhelm, S., Aguirre, T., Trout, K. Amadi, C. (2013). Evaluation of an Interactive, Bi-Lingual Touch Screen enabled breastfeeding educational program for Hispanic rural women. BMIJ Research Protocols
Service
  • Served as Consultant for the Nebraska State Student Nurses Association.
  • Community health nursing practice.
  • Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, Scottsbluff, NE. (2009-2019).
Recognition
  • Received the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Silver U-Performance Award.
  • Received the 2014 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Ada M. Lindsey Professional Service Award.
  • Received the 2017 Pennie Z. Davis Faculty Research Award.
  • Received the 2014 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Ada M. Lindsey Professional Service Award.