Elizabeth Perry Caldwell, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Education:
PhD The University of Texas at Austin
MSN The University of Memphis
BSN The University of Memphis

Contact Info:
Email: elizabeth_perry@baylor.edu
Office: 302.03
Phone: 972.576.9191
Address: 333 North Washington Ave, Dallas, TX  75246

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Research:

Dr. Elizabeth Perry Caldwell is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Dr. Perry Caldwell’s primary research interest focuses on health literacy of adolescents. Specific areas of research interest are:

  • Facilitators and barriers to adolescent health literacy
  • Health seeking behaviors of adolescents
  • Health literacy in adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Health literacy in adolescents with chronic illness
  • The role of social determinants of health on adolescent health literacy

Teaching:

Dr. Perry Caldwell joined the nursing faculty at LHSON in 2015. Previously, Dr. Perry Caldwell held teaching positions at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Memphis.  Dr. Perry Caldwell teaches the course The Childrearing Family at LHSON. With almost 20 years of pediatric nursing experience, Dr. Perry Caldwell has a passion for teaching undergraduate students about pediatric nursing.

Journal Publications:

Caldwell, E. P. (2019). Health literacy in adolescents with sickle cell disease: The influence of caregiver health literacy. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN, e12284.

Caldwell, E. P. (2019). The influence of health literacy on emergency department utilization and hospitalizations in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Public Health Nursing, 36(6), 765-771.

Caldwell, E. P., Carter, P., Becker, H., & Mackert, M. (2018). The use of the Newest Vital Sign health literacy instrument in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 35(5), 361-367

Perry, E.L., Carter, P.A., Becker, H.A., Garcia, A.A., Mackert, M. & Johnson, K.E. (2017).  Health literacy in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 36, 191-196. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j. pedn.2017.05.012

Rew, L., Perry, E., Crook, B., Mackert, M., & Zhaohui, S. (2014). Relationship of media location to adolescent health-risk behaviors: Gender differences. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55(2), 308.

Perry, E.L. (2014). Health literacy and adolescents: An integrative review. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 19(3), 210-218. 

Quinn, C. T., Lee, N. J., Shull, E. P., Ahmad, N., Rogers, Z. R., & Buchanan, G. R. (2008). Prediction of adverse outcomes in children with sickle cell anemia: A study of the Dallas newborn cohort. Blood, 111(2), 544-548. doi:10.1182/blood-2007-07-100719

Quinn, C. T., Shull, E. P., Ahmad, N., Lee, N. J., Rogers, Z. R., & Buchanan, G. R. (2007). Prognostic significance of early vaso-occlusive complications in children with sickle cell anemia. Blood, 109(1), 40-45. doi:10.1182/blood-2006-02-005082

Recent Conference Papers:

Caldwell, E.P. and Rosonet, L. (September 2020) The influence of health-seeking behavior on the health literacy of adolescents with sickle cell disease. Accepted for oral presentation at the 2020 Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses Conference. New York, NY.

Caldwell, E.P. (May 2020). Health literacy of adolescents in Texas. Accepted for poster presentation at the 2020 Conference on Adolescent Health. Detroit, MI. 

Caldwell, E.P.  (2019). Health literacy in adolescents with sickle cell disease: The influence of caregiver health literacy. Poster presented at the 2019 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare/American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and Health Literacy Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Perry, E.L. (2017).  Health literacy in adolescents with sickle cell disease: The influence of caregiver health literacy. 2017 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare/American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and Health Literacy Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Perry, E.L. (2017). Health literacy in adolescents with sickle cell disease. 2nd Annual Sickle Cell Disease Educational Speaker Series. Dallas, TX.

Perry, E.L., Chantada, G., Schaeffer, E., Wellman, A., Knight, J, Rodriguez-Galindo, C., Howard, C., Challinor, J.  (2016).  The Nursing Oncopedia: A five year update on a global nursing education initiative. 48th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology. Dublin, Ireland.

Chantada, G. Perry, E.L. (2016) Cure4Kids Oncopedia: Review of an interactive educational web resource for pediatric oncology. 48th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology. Dublin, Ireland.

Perry, E.L.  Carter, P., Becker, H., Mackert, M., Garcia, A., Johnson, K., Buchanan, G. (2016). Health literacy in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Minneapolis, MN

Perry, E.L. (2015, March). Health literacy in adolescents with sickle cell disease.  Poster presented at the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations Conference. The University of Texas, Austin, TX. 

Recognitions:

2018      Great 100 Nurses of Dallas Fort Worth, Great 100 Nurses DFW
2018      The Daisy Faculty Award, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University
2016      Invited Visiting Professor, Northrise University, Zambia
2015      Rising Stars Program Fellow, Baylor University 
2014      Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2013      Dean’s Scholar Award, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
2012      Dean’s Scholar Award, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
2011      Lee Hage Jamail Scholar Award,  chool of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
2011      Outstanding Graduate Student Award, The University of Memphis
2006      Nursing Excellence Award Nominee, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas