Chatham University

Nursing Faculty and Staff

Kathleen Spadaro PhD, PMHCNS, RN
Chatham Faculty

Assistant Professor

Hometown : Harrison City, PA

Joined Chatham : 2010

Academic Areas of Interest
Mindfulness meditation, wellness, weight managment and healthcare related issues; Psychiatric and behavioral healthcare

Personal Areas of Interest
Traveling, walking, reading, sports, spending time with family and friends

Part-time psychotherapy practice in Murrysville, PA since 2000 Asst. Professor, Nursing, West Virginia University, 2009 Asst. Professor, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 2008 Research Investigator, University of Pittsburgh, SON, 2005-2007
BSN, Marymount University, 1981
MEd, University of Virginia, 1986
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Hanusa, B.H., Hudson Scholle, S., Hasket, R.F., Spadaro, K. Wisner, K.L. (2008). “Comparison of Three Instruments to Screen for Postpartum Depression: the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, the Depression Module of the Patient Health Questionnaire, and the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale”. Journalof Women’s Health, 17(4), 585-596.
Cohen, S.M., Sereika, S., Stubbs, M., Spadaro, K., Greco, C. (2008). Meditation for Menopausal Symptom Relief. (Abstract) Proceedings of the National Cancer Institute, March 2008.
Spadaro, K., Hamilton, R., Jakicic, J.M., Cohen, S. (2009). Taking Time Intentionally for the Self: Mindful Weight Loss. International Qualitative Health Research Conference, Vancouver, October 2009. Published in International Journal of Qualitative Methods. (2009), 8(4), 44.
Davis, K., Jakicic, J.M., Otto, A., & Spadaro, K. (2008). The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation on Eating Behaviors and Weight Loss. (Abstract) 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society
Kiser, L.J., Trachta, A.M., Bragman, J.I., Curley-Spadaro, K, Cooke, J.D., Ramsland, S.E., & Fitzhugh, K.E. (1998). Level II Standards of Care: Intensive Outpatient Programs. American Association of Behavioral Healthcare.
Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Chatham University Research and Sabbaticals Committee (2011) funding award for research support
Chatham University NHS, President
American Nurses Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
National League of Nurses
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau
Established the Chatham University Nursing Honor Society, approved May 2011 by Student Affairs.
Spadaro, K., Sward, K., Jones, B.L., Jeffrey, S., & Conroy, M.B. (2011). Impact of Primary Care Physical Activity Intervention on Physical Activity Levels and Psychosocial Measures in Middle-Aged Women: The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Hearts Study. Behavioral Medicine: Accelerating our Impact on the Pubic’s Health, 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. Poster presentation (Washington, D.C.), April 2011.
Conroy, M.B., Sward, K., Spadaro, K., Jones, B.L., Jeffrey, S., Kriska, A.M., & Kapoor, W.N. Effectiveness of a Primary Care Physical Activity Intervention for Obese, Middle-Aged Women: 12-Week Results from the Healthy Bodies, Healthy Hearts Study. Society of General Internal Medicine, 34th Annual Conference (May 7, 2011), podium presentation by the PI, Molly Conroy, PI, (Phoenix, Arizona).
Spadaro, K., Sereika, S., Jakicic, J.M., Cohen, S. (2010). Mindfulness Meditation: An Innovative, Additional Strategy for Weight Loss. 21th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice. Orlando, Florida, July 2010.
Spadaro, K. (2010, May) Mindfulness in Nursing and Healthcare. Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Annual Meeting, West Virginia University.
Spadaro, K. (2009, Dec.) Mindfulness in Primary Care Nursing. WVU Practice Plan Monthly meeting
Spadaro, K. (2007, March). Working Women’s Health: Mind, Body, Spirit. UPMC St. Margaret’s Hospital Nursing Staff, Aspinwall, PA.
Spadaro, K. (2007, March) Working Women’s Health: Mind, Body, Spirit. UPMC St. Margaret’s Hospital Nursing Staff, Aspinwall, PA.
Spadaro, K. (2006, Spring & Fall). Mindfulness Meditation. UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital’s Breast Cancer Support Groups, Pittsburgh, PA
Spadaro, K. (2004-2005). Postpartum Depression Screening. UPMC Health Plan Quality Assurance Committee, UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital OB/GYN physicians and staff.
Spadaro, K. (2002). Postpartum Depression- Screening Tools and Resources &Referrals for Women, Western PA Women’s Health Providers, West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
Spadaro, K. (1998). Level II Standards, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Keynote address and leader of two roundtable discussion groups on Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program”, Ohio Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare Association 7th Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
Spadaro, K. (1995). Adolescent Treatment: A Continuum of Care Model, American Association for Partial Hospitalization’s National Conference, Denver, Colorado.