Christine Eisenhauer, PhD, APRN-CNS, PHCNS-BC, CNE

Associate Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Northern Division
801 E. Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Phone: 402-844-7897



  • 1997, BSN, Mount Marty University
  • 2003, MSN, UNMC
  • 2007, Postmasters Certificate, University of North Carolina
  • 2012, PhD, University of Missouri- Kansas City


Dr. Eisenhauer is an Associate Professor and a public health clinical nurse specialist. She received her bachelors-of-science in nursing degree from Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD, a master’s in public health nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, post-master’s certificates in transcultural nursing from the University of Northern Colorado in Greely, CO, and Advanced Qualitative Analysis/Mixed Methods from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. She has a PhD in nursing from the University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO with emphasis on rural culture. Dr. Eisenhauer’s clinical background includes public health nursing, community engagement/participatory action, and health promotion programming across a wide array of rural populations.


Research Interests

  • Culturally tailored health promotion for adults
  • App-based self-monitoring of eating, activity and weight in rural men
  • Community-based participatory approaches to engage hard-to-reach populations into clinical trials

Grant Support (Previous 5 years)

Engaging rural men with mobile technologies for weight loss: A randomized controlled trial, $250,000, Eisenhauer, C (P.I.)

2020- 2024

Northeast Nebraska Rural Health Network Infrastructure and Health Outcome Improvement Project. Rural Health Network Development Program Grant, $300,000, Eisenhauer, C. (contract worker)

Leveraging existing community partnerships to culturally adapt a technology-based weight loss program for rural middle-aged LatinX men, $57,953, Eisenhauer, C (P.I.)

Cultural adaptation and feasibility of a technology-based pediatric weight management intervention for rural Latino communities. Role: Co-Investigator


Eisenhauer, C., Kupzyk, K., Silva, F., Yoder, A. Almeida, F., Johnson-Beller, R., Miller, J., & Hageman, P. (2021). Mobile Health Assisted Self-Monitoring is Feasible for Supporting Weight Loss in Rural Men: A Pragmatic Randomized Control Trial. BMC Public Health, 21, 1568 (2021).

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

Eisenhauer, C., Brito, F., Kupzyk, K. Pullen, C., Miller, J., Salinas, K., & Hageman, P. (2020). Mobile Technology intervention for weight loss in rural men: Protocol for a pilot pragmatic randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open 2020;0:e035089, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035089

Miller, J., Pozehl, B., Alonso, W., Schmaderer, M., & Eisenhauer, C. (2020). Components of interventions targeting self-management in individuals with multiple chronic conditions: An integrative review. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(11), 948-962. (student advisee publication)

Lally, R., Eisenhauer, C., Buckland, S., & Kupzyk, K. (2018). Feasibility of synchronous online focus groups of rural breast cancer survivors on web-based distress self-management. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(6), E111-E124. doi: 10.1188/18.ONF.E111-E124.

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2021 American Academy of Colleges of Nursing ELAN Fellow

Co-Sponsor for PhD student National Research Service Award (NRSA) applicants (2017-present).

Chair- Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan Research Interest Group- Midwest Nurses Research Society (2017-2018).

Chair Elect- Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan Research Interest Group- Midwest Nurses Research Society (2016).

Appointed to public health project team for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's 'Nurses as Champions and Policy Leaders in a Transforming Health Care System: The Emerging Community Health Worker (CHW) Role in Nebraska' (2016).

Serve on Communications Committee- Midwest Nurses Research Society (2016).

Selected as Rural Health Fellow- National Rural Health Association (2015).

Journal Reviewer for Public Health Nursing, Journal of Rural Sociology, Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare, Progress in Community Health Partnerships.

Appointed to Chapter Charter Task Force- Sigma Theta Tau International (2009-present).

Invited speaker at local, regional, and national nursing and health promotion conferences.

Involved in development of evidence-based education for rural nurses.

Continues in clinical practice, focusing on educating clinical nurses to deliver culturally sensitive care to select rural populations through workshops and other teaching venues.


2021 Virginia Tilden Leadership Development Award

2020 UNMC Student Senate Distinguished Teacher Award- First Runner-Up

2019 UNMC New Investigator Award

2018 Pennie Z. Davis Faculty Research Award

Selected as Nebraska Action Coalition's 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 (2014).

Received blue ribbon honor for promoting social responsibility from the American Physical Therapy Association, Section for Health Policy and Administration, Global Health Special Interest Group at the 2016 Combined Sections Meeting [Becker, BJ., Eisenhauer, CM., Pullen, CH., Dizona, PJ., Hageman, PA. Feasibility of mHealth technology use among a sample of isolated rural men at high risk for cardiovascular disease].

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