Rachel Dieterich, Ph.D., RN

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Assistant Professor of Nursing and PE Coordinator

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham:  July 2021

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Women's Health, Obstetrics and Breastfeeding, Qualitative Research  

 

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., (Nursing) University of Pittsburgh, 2021
  • MSN (Nursing Education and Leadership) Saint Francis University, 2018
  • BSN (Nursing) Saint Francis University, 2015
AWARDS 
  • R. R. Dieterich, “Breastfeeding Practices and Support in U.S. Childcare Centers: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study”, Research Funding Application funded in the amount of $1,100 by Chatham University Research and Sabbatical Committee March 28, 2022.
  • R. R. Dieterich, “The Relationship between Perinatal Weight Stigma and Breastfeeding Outcomes”, Research Proposal funded in the amount of $940 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Judith A. Erlen Research Award for a one-year period starting July 2020.
  • R. R. Dieterich, “The Relationship between Perinatal Weight Stigma and Breastfeeding Outcomes”, Research Proposal funded in the amount of $5,000 by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Every Baby, Every Woman Research Grant for a 2 year period starting June 2020.
  • R. R. Dieterich, “The Relationship between Perinatal Weight Stigma and Breastfeeding Outcomes”, Research Proposal funded in the amount of $1,250 by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Swigart-Gold Doctoral Award for Research in Nursing Ethics for a one year period starting August 2019.
ORGANIZATIONS
  • Member of Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta and Chi Zeta Chapter (Honor Society of Nursing), 2019-present
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • *Dieterich, R. R., Sereika, S., & Demirci, J. “Early Postpartum Patterns of Breastfeeding Exclusivity and Perceived Insufficient Milk by Prepregnancy Body Mass Index.” Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (November 2021)
  • *Dieterich, R., Chang, J., Danford, C., Scott, P. W., Wend, C., & Demirci, J. “The Relationship Between Internalized Weight Stigma During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: A Prospective, Longitudinal Study”. Obesity, 29 (April 2021), 919-927.
  • *Dieterich, R., Chang, J., Danford, C., Scott, P. W., Wend, C., & Demirci, J. “She ‘didn't see my weight; she saw me, a mom who needed help breastfeeding’: Perceptions of perinatal weight stigma and its relationship with breastfeeding experiences”. J Health Psychol, 1 (January 2021) 1-12.
  • Dieterich, R. & Demirci, J. “Communication practices of healthcare professionals when caring for overweight/obese pregnant women: A scoping review”. Patient Education and Counseling, 103 (October 2020) 1902-1912.
  • Dieterich, R., Demirci, J., & Danford, C. “Weight Stigma Related to Pregnancy: A Concept Analysis”. Advances in Nursing Science, 43 (2020) 190-199.
  • Dieterich, R.**, Caplan, E., Yang, J., & Demirci, J. “Integrative Review of Breastfeeding Support and Related Practices in Child Care Centers”. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 49 (November 2019) 5-15.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
  • Dieterich, R., Sereika, S., Powell, A. B., & Demirci, J. (2020, September). Trajectories of Breastfeeding Exclusivity and Perceived Insufficient Milk and their Association with Prenatal Body Mass Index among Primiparous Women. Virtual Poster presented at Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress.
  • Dieterich, R., Demirci, J, & Danford, C. (2020, March). Weight Stigma Related to Pregnancy: A Concept Analysis. Virtual poster presented at the Eastern Nursing Research Society.
  • Dieterich, R. and Demirci, J. (2019, October). Communication Practices of Healthcare Professionals with Overweight and Obese Pregnant Women: An Integrative Review. Podium presentation presented at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, San Diego, CA.