Diane Brage Hudson, PhD, RN

Associate Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
550 N 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0620

Phone: 402-559-6538
Email: dbrage@unmc.edu



  • 1979, BSN, South Dakota State University
  • 1983, MSN, UNMC
  • 1990, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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.


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

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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