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Beth Anson, PhD
  • Phone: (585) 275-0507
  • Office: HWH 2W165
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Beth Anson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing


  • PhD in Human Development, 2022. University of Rochester Warner School of Education and Human Development. Rochester, NY, US. Rochester, NY
  • Masters in Human Development, 2006. University of Rochester Warner School of Education and Human Development. Rochester, NY
  • BA in Psychology, 1997. SUNY Geneseo. Geneseo, NY


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. 


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


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


  • Anson, E. (2022). Developmental Trajectories of Physical Aggression and Youth Violence. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

  • 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. PMID: 32228347 DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2019.8062

  • 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. PMID: 31748253 PMCID: PMC6889935 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2018-3889

  • Deitrick, C., Price, S., Cocuzzi, G., Buckley, C., Lucieer, C., Carter, T., Englerth, L., & Anson, E. A. (2019). Surgery Center Quality Improvement Study: Identifying Barriers to Patient Readiness to the Operating Room—Phase I. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.jopan.2019.05.108

  • Tantillo, M., Marconi, M.A., Rideout, K., Anson, E.A., & Reifenstein, K.A. (2017). Creating a nursing student center for academic and professional success. Journal of Nursing Education. PMID: 28383749 DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20170323-09

  • Enoch, M.A., Kitzman, H., Smith, J.A., Anson, E., Hodgkinson, C.A., Goldman, D., & Olds, D.L. (2016). A prospective cohort study of influences on externalizing behaviors across childhood: Results from a nurse home visiting randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. PMID: 27126851 PMCID: PMC4851736 DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2016.02.007

  • Herendeen, P.A., Blevins, R., Anson, E., & Smith, J. (2014). Barriers to and consequences of mandated reporting of child abuse by nurse practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. PMID: 23932220 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.06.004

  • Olds, D.L., Kitzman, H., Knudtson, M.D., Anson, E., Smith, J.A. & Cole, R. (2014). Effect of home visiting by nurses on maternal and child mortality: Results of a 2-Decade follow-up of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics. PMID: 25003802 PMCID: PMC4235164 DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.472

  • Giannandrea, S.A.M., Cerulli, C., Anson, E., & Chaudron, L.H. (2013). Increased risk for postpartum psychiatric disorders among women with past pregnancy loss. Journal of Women's Health. PMID: 24007380 PMCID: PMC3768229 DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2012.4011

  • Li, H. , Powers, B.A., Melnyk, B.M., Mccann, R., Koulouglioti, C., Anson, E., Smith, J.A., Xia, Y., Glose, S., & Tu, X. (2012). Randomized controlled trial of CARE: An intervention to improve outcomes of hospitalized elders and family caregivers. Research in Nursing and Health. PMID: 22736271 PMCID: PMC3442140 DOI: 10.1002/nur.21491

  • 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 nurse home visitation on the life course of youths: 19-year follow-up of a randomized trial. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. PMID: 20048236 DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.240

  • 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. PMID: 20439791 PMCID: PMC4225617 DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.76

  • Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Anson, E., Lorber, M., Cole, R., Olds, D., & Kitzman, H. (2010). Differential Effects of a Nurse Home-Visiting Intervention on Physically Aggressive Behavior in Children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. PMID: 20117675 PMCID: PMC2838474 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2008.07.011

  • Wilde, M.H., Brasch, J., Getliffe, K., Brown, K.A., McMahon, J.M., Smith, J.A., Anson, E., Tang, W,. & Tu, X. (2010). Study on the use of long-term urinary catheters in community-dwelling individuals. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. DOI: 10.1097/WON.0b013e3181d73ac4

  • Wilde, M.H., Getliffe, K., Brasch, J., McMahon, J., Anson, E., & Tu, X. (2010). A new urinary catheter-related quality of life instrument for adults. Neurourology and Urodynamics. PMID: 20127834 DOI: 10.1002/nau.20865

  • 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. PMID: 20439792 PMCID: PMC3249758 DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.49

  • Chaudron, L. H., Szilagyi, P. G., Tang, W., Anson, E., Talbot, N. L., Wadkins, H. I., Tu, X., & Wisner, K. L (2010). Accuracy of Depression Screening Tools for Identifying Postpartum Depression Among Urban Mothers. American Academy of Pediatrics. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2008-3261

  • Tantillo, M., MacDowell, S., Anson, E., Taillie, E., & Cole, R. (2009). Combining supported housing and partial hospitalization to improve eating disorder symptoms, perceived health status, and health related quality of life for women with eating disorders. Eating Disorders. DOI: 10.1080/10640260903210172

  • Cole, R., Koulouglioti, C., Kitzman, H., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., & Anson, E. (2009). Maternal rules, compliance, and injuries to preschool children. Family and Community Health. PMID: 19305212 DOI: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e318199477f

  • Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Yoos, H.L., Kitzman, H., McMullen, A., & Anson, E. (2008). Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Parental Nondisclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Over-the-Counter Medication Use in Children's Asthma Management. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. PMID: 18590866 PMCID: PMC2517627 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2007.07.001

  • Carno, M.A., Ellis, E., Anson, E., Kraus, R., Black, J., Short, R. & Connolly, H.V. (2008). Symptoms of sleep apnea and polysomnography as predictors of poor quality of life in overweight children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. PMID: 18073231 DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsm127

  • Yoos, H.L., Kitzman, H., Henderson, C., McMullen, A., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Halterman, J.S., & Anson, E. (2007). The impact of the parental illness representation on disease management in childhood asthma. Nursing Research. PMID: 17495572 DOI: 10.1097/01.NNR.0000270023.44618.a7

  • McMullen, A., Yoos, H.L., Anson, E., Kitzmann, H., Halterman, J.S., & Arcoleo, K.S. (2007). Asthma care of children in clinical practice: do parents report receiving appropriate education?. Pediatric nursing. PMID: 17410999

  • Peterson-Sweeney, K., McMullen, A., Yoos, H.L., Kitzmann, H., Halterman, J.S., Arcoleo, K.S., & Anson, E. (2007). Impact of asthma education received from health care providers on parental illness representation in childhood asthma. Research in Nursing and Health. PMID: 17380521 DOI: 10.1002/nur.20182

  • Olds, D.L., Kitzman, H., Hanks, C., Cole, R., Anson, E., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., Luckey, D.W., Henderson Jr., C.R., Holmberg, J., Tutt, R.A., Stevenson, A.J., & Bondy, J. (2007). Effects of nurse home visiting on maternal and child functioning: Age-9 follow-up of a randomized trial. Pediatrics. PMID: 17908740 PMCID: PMC2839449 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2006-2111

  • Halterman, J.S., Yoos, H.L., Kitzman, H., Anson, E., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., & McMullen, A. (2006). Symptom reporting in childhood asthma: A comparison of assessment methods. Archives of Disease in Childhood. PMID: 16705016 PMCID: PMC2082923 DOI: 10.1136/adc.2006.096123

  • Chaudron, L.H., Kitzman, H.J., Szilagyi, P.G., Sidora-Arcoleo, K., & Anson, E. (2006). Changes in Maternal Depressive Symptoms Across the Postpartum Year at Well Child Care Visits. Ambulatory Pediatrics. PMID: 16843254 PMCID: PMC1781518 DOI: 10.1016/j.ambp.2006.04.003

  • 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

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