Bio

Beth Anson is an award-winning researcher who has more than two decades of experience at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Specializing in research design, data management, and statistical analysis, she has co-authored dozens of research publications covering such areas the effects of a nurse home visitation intervention for first time mothers, asthma management, in-dwelling catheter use, and postpartum depression.

Anson joined the UR School of Nursing in 1997 as a data control clerk and served as information analyst and senior information analyst before joining the faculty in 2008. She was awarded the Ellen Rude Clore Excellence in Research Writing Award in 2005 for a Journal of Pediatric Health Care article: "The Language of Breathlessness: Do families and health care providers speak the same language when describing asthma symptoms?" That same year, she also received a first-place award for outstanding student paper in maternal and child health from the American Public Health Association for her paper: "Relationship Between Verbal Ability, Maternal Depression, and Physically Aggressive Behavior Among Children."

Anson earned her associate degree from Monroe Community College and her B.A. in psychology from SUNY Geneseo. She received her M.S. in human development from the University of Rochester in 2006 and completed her PhD in human development in 2022 examining developmental trajectories of physical aggression in early childhood and the relationship with adolescent violence. 



Awards
Ellen Rudy Clore Excellence in Research Writing Award for article: The language of breathlessness: Do families and health care providers speak the same language when describing asthma symptoms?
Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2005

First Place: Outstanding Student Papers in Maternal and Child Health
American Public Health Association, 2005

Presentations
Physical Aggression & Language: Examining Gender & Racial Differences
Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2007
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Development of Physical Aggression: Examining the Relationship with Language
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2007
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Self-Regulation: Context and Gender Differences
Society for Research in Child Health & Development Annual Meeting, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts

The Relationship Between Maternal Depression, Verbal Ability and Physical Aggression Among Children
National Injury Prevention and Control Conference, 2005
Denver, Colorado

The Language of Breathlessness, Parent and Child Report of Asthma Symptoms
American Thoracic Society, 2005
San Diego, California

Publications
Chaudron, L. H., Anson, E., Bryson Tolbert, J. M., Inoue, S., & Cerulli, C (2021). Meeting the needs of mid‐career women in academic medicine: One model career development program.. Journal of Women's Health, 30 (1), 45-51.

Kitzman, H., Olds, D. L., Knudtson, M. D., Cole, R., Anson, E., Smith, J. A., ... & Conti, G. (2019). Prenatal and infancy nurse home visiting and 18-year outcomes of a randomized trial.. Pediatrics, 144 (6), e20183876.

Olds, D. L., Kitzman, H., Anson, E., Smith, J. A., Knudtson, M. D., Miller, T., ... & Conti, G (2019). Prenatal and infancy nurse home visiting effects on mothers: 18-year follow-up of a randomized trial.. Pediatrics, 144 (6), e20183889.

Deitrick, C., Price, S., Cocuzzi, G., Buckley, C., Lucieer, C., Carter, T., ... & Anson, E. A. (2019). Surgery Center Quality Improvement Study: Identifying Barriers to Patient Readiness to the Operating Room—Phase I. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 34 (4), e45.

Tantillo M., Marconi M., Rideout K., Anson E., & Reifenstein K. (2017). Creating a nursing student center for academic and professional success.. J Nurs Educ, 56 (4), 235-239.

Kitzman, H., Olds, D., Cole, R., Hanks, C., Anson, E.A., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Luckey, D., Knudtson, M., Henderson, C.R. Jr. & Holmberg, J. (2010). Enduring effects of prenatal and infancy home visiting by nurses on children: Follow up of a randomized trial among children at age12 years. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164 (5), 412-418.

Olds, D.L., Kitzman, H.J., Cole, R.E., Hanks, C.A., Arcoleo, K.J., Anson, E.A., Luckey, D., Knudtson, M., Henderson, C.R. Jr., Bondy, J. & Stevenson, A.J. (2010). Enduring Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Home Visiting by Nurses on Maternal Life Course and Government Spending. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 164 (5), 419-424. PMID: 20439792 PMCID: PMC3249758 DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.49

Eckenrode, J., Campa, M., Luckey, D.W., Henderson, C.R., Cole, R., Kitzman, H., Anson, E., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Powers, J., & Olds, D. (2010). Long-term Effects of Prenatal and Infancy. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1 (1), 9-15.

Yoos, H. L., Kitzman, H., McMullen, A., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., & Anson, E. (2005). The language of breathlessness: Do families and health care providers speak the same language when describing asthma symptoms?. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 19 (4), 197-205. PMID: 16010258 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2005.01.010