Elizabeth Mollard, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNM

Assistant Professor


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

Phone: 402-472-3665
Email: elizabeth.mollard@unmc.edu



  • 2004, BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2005, BSN, UNMC
  • 2009, MSN, University of Cincinnati
  • 2016, PhD, UNMC


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.


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 (Previous 5 years)

September 2023-July 2024
PARITY: An Integrated Community Care & Strengths-based Technology Intervention to Improve Maternal Wellness & Reduce Health Disparities in Black Women , $304,641, 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.

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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.