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

Associate Professor

Interim PhD Program Director


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 an advanced practice public health nurse. 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 midwestern farm culture. Dr. Eisenhauer’s clinical background includes public health nursing, community engagement/participatory action, conversation facilitation, 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


Braley, T., Eisenhauer, C., & Rowland, S. (2022). Interventions for rural caregiver health: An integrative review. Research in Gerontological Nursing, early online,

Alazri, Z., Eisenhauer, C., & Hanna, K. (2021). Female teacher’s child abuse reporting role in Oman: Results from focus groups. Child Abuse and Neglect, early online, (student publication)

Hageman, P., Eisenhauer, C., Mroz, J., & Johnson-Beller, R. (2021). A web-based intervention is feasible for supporting weight loss and increased physical activity in rural women with arthritis. Journal of Public Health Research, early online,

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.

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2021 American Academy of Colleges of Nursing ELAN Fellow

MNRS Student Poster Committee Chair (2019-2021)

MNRS Program Planning Committee (2019-2021)

MNRS Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan Co-Chair (2017-2018)

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 UNMC Inspirational Mentor of Educators Award Nominee

2021 Daisy Award Nominee

2021 Virginia Tilden Leadership Development Award

2021 American Academy of Colleges of Nursing ELAN Fellow

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

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