Mary Theresa Urbano, PhD, MPH, RN

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
 
Phone: 615-322-4999
Email: terri.urbano@vanderbilt.edu
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Last Updated: January 04, 2013

Mary Theresa Urbano
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Emergency Preparedness
 
Discipline(s): Public Health
Education: General
 
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
No Council Membership
 
Research: Family coping; health promotion in individuals with disabilities; and emergency preparedness for individuals with disabilities.
Service: As the Center's LEND Director, Dr. Urbano oversees implementation of training in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities to trainees from a variety of health related disciplines and family trainees. She also oversees community-based training and technical assistance. As the Center's UCEDD Director of Training, Dr. Urbano leads the Training Council and provides oversight of the broad scope of training to foster and support training programs. She also directs the UCEDD Health Area. In this role, she works closely with Center and Vanderbilt clinics. Dr. Urbano has a doctoral degree in adult/continuing education, a Masters in Public Health, and an RN. She has almost 40 years of community-based nursing experience, with 20 years specifically in developmental disabilities. She served as Director of Nursing Training, Training Coordinator, Associate Director, and Acting Director of the Mailman Center UCEDD at Florida's University of Miami; and as Professor and Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt's School of Nursing.

Vita/Bio

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
NAME
Urbano, Mary Theresa
POSITION TITLE
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt LEND Director
Director of Training and Director of Health/Mental Health Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD
eRA COMMONS USER NAME
EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION
DEGREE
(if applicable)
YEAR(s)
FIELD OF STUDY
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
BS
1966
Nursing
University of North Carolina
MPH
1975
Public Health Nursing
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
PhD
1984
Education
A. Positions and Honors
Positions and Employment
1994-1996 Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Nursing, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, FL
1994-1996 Director, Nursing, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, FL
1994-1996 Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Training, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, FL
1994-1996 Associate Director, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, FL
1996-1999 Associate Professor, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, FL
1996-1999 Acting Director and Associate Director Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, FL
1999-2001 Professor; Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
2001-2002 Professor, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
2001-2002 Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
2001-2002 Associate Director, International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
2002-2005 Vice President, RUA, Inc., Consultant
2005-pres Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
1967 Rehabilitation Nursing. Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. St. Francis Hospital. Peoria. Illinois
1978 Physical Assessment. Florida State University School of Nursing and Florida State University Center for Continuing Education. Tallahassee, Florida
1980 Assessment and Care of the High Risk Newborn. University of Miami Department of Pediatrics and Department of Pediatric Nursing. Miami, Florida
American Public Health Association
Tennessee Public Health Association
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
American Nurses' Association
Tennessee Nurses Association
Principal Investigator/Program Director (Last, First, Middle): PHS 398/2590 (Rev. 09/04, Reissued 4/2006) Page 2 Biographical Sketch Format Page
Honors
1962-1964 Southern Scholarship and Research Foundation Award
1974-1975 Federal Nurse Traineeship Award
1978-pres Membership: Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society
1984-pres Membership: Phi Delta Kappa National Education Honor Society
1985-1990 Who's Who in Nursing
1988 South Florida Perinatal Network Award for Community Service
1989-1991 Who's Who in Professional and Business Women
1996 South Florida Perinatal Network Award for Excellence
1996-1997 Who's Who in American Nursing
1997 South Florida Perinatal Network/Healthy Start Coalition Award, Dade County
2000-2001 Who's Who
B. Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
Urbano, M. T. (1984). Curriculum Strategies: Resources. Approaches to Implementing Desired Curriculum Change: Proceedings of Education in Genetics II. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington DC, 93-96.
Urbano, M. T., Jahns, I. R., & Urbano, R. C. (1984). Motivational Orientations and Participation in Mandatory Professional Continuing Education. Proceedings of Second Annual Research in Nursing Education National Conference. San Francisco, California.
Urbano, M. T. (1984). Motivational Orientations for Participation in Mandatory Professional Continuing Education. (Doctoral Dissertation, Florida State University), Dissertation Abstracts International, 45, 1013-A.
Urbano, M. T., Dolan, J. B., von Windeguth, B. J., & Brellis, H. K. (1985, July/August). Establishing Research Protocols in Community Health Agencies. Home Healthcare Nurse 3 (4), 18-21.
Jahns, I. R., Urbano, M. T., & Urbano, R. C. (1985). How Mandatory is Mandatory Continuing Education? in M. Rivera & S. Walker (Eds.), Lifelong Learning Research Conference Proceedings, (p. 204-207), College Park, Maryland: University Press.
Urbano, M. T., Jahns, I.,R. & Urbano, R. C. (1985). Mandatory Professional Continuing Education: The Relationship Between Employer Sponsorship and Participation. Proceedings of Third Annual Research in Nursing Education National Conference. San Francisco, California.
Thomas, N., Urbano, M. T. & Kelsey, S. (1986). Interagency Collaboration: A Model for Training School Nurses in the Care of the Medically Complex Child. Celebrate the Unusual: Proceedings of the 64th Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Urbano, M. T. & Bruney, L. (1986, January). Project Yourself with Slides. Nursing Success Today. 3(1), 2-5.
Urbano, M. T., Urbano, R. C., & Jahns, I. R. (1986). Deterrents and Facilitators of Participation in Mandatory Professional Continuing Education. Proceedings of Fourth Annual Research in Nursing Education National Conference. San Francisco, California.
Kiel, K., & Urbano, M. T. (Eds.) (1986). Home Management of the Chronically Ill Child. Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. Tallahassee, Florida.
Urbano, M. T., Jahns, I. R., Urbano, R., & Penny, J. (1986). Analysis of Factors Affecting Compliance with Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements, 1982-84 Biennium. A report prepared for the Florida Board of Nursing.
Bendell, D., Urbano, M. T., & Urbano, R. C. (1986, April). Stress and Infancy in C. Rovee-Collier (Ed.), Infant Behavior and Development, 9, p. 30.
Urbano, M. T. & Friedman, L. (1986, November/December). Culture: A Challenge to Optimal Nursing Care. The Florida Nurse. p. 6.
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Bendell, D., Goldberg, M., Urbano, M. T., Urbano, R. (1986, April). Very Low Birthweight Infants and Maternal Stress. Infant Behavior and Development. 9-11.
Urbano, M. T. & Jahns, I. R. (1986, February). Developmental Stages in Doctoral Education. Journal of Nursing Education. 25(2), 76-78.
Bendell, D., Goldberg, M., Urbano, M. T., Urbano, R., & Bauer, C. (1987). Differential Impact of Parenting Sick Infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 8(1), 28- 36.
Urbano, M. T. (1987). Family Adaptation to the Child with Complex Medical Problems. In M. T. Urbano (Ed.). School Health Nursing Services For Medically Complex Children (p. 21-26). Tallahassee, Florida: Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.
Urbano, M. T. (Ed.) (1987). School Health Nursing Services for Medically-Complex Children. Tallahassee, Florida: Florida Departments of Health and Education.
Jahns, I. R., Urbano, M. T., & Urbano, R. C. (1987, August). What Can Adult Educators Do To Facilitate Learner's Compliance with Professional Continuing Education? in Resources in Education. (Report CE 045 093). The ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, The Ohio State University. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 278 77 1).
vonWindeguth, B., Urbano, M. T., Hayes, J. & Martyn, K. (1988). An Analysis of Infant Risk Factors Documented by Public Health Nurses, Public Health Nursing, 5(3), 165-169.
Urbano, M. T., Jahns, I. R. & Urbano, R. (1988; July/August). A Conceptual Framework for Nurses' Participation in Continuing Education. Journal of Continuing Education. 19(4), 182-186.
Kiel, K., Urbano, M. T., Hayes, J., von Windeguth, B., & Sherrin, T. (April, 1988). Comparison of Axillary, Rectal, and Clinitemp II Fever Detector Temperatures in Preschoolers. The Nurse Practitioner. 13.
Urbano, M. T., Jahns, I. R. & Urbano, R. (1988; January/February). What Really Motivates Nurses to Participate in Mandatory Professional Continuing Education? Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 12(1), 38-42.
vonWindeguth, B. & Urbano, M. T. (1989). Cocaine Abusing Mothers and Their Infants: A New Morbidity Brings Challenges for Nursing Care. Journal of Community Health Nursing. 6(3), 147-153.
Urbano, M. T. et al. (1989). Nursing Procedure Reference Guide. Tallahassee, Florida: Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.
Urbano, M. T., & Sheplan, I. (1989). Incorporating Health Procedures in the Classroom. Guidelines for the Successful Management of Medically Complex Children. Gateway to the Future: Proceedings of the 67th Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. San Francisco, California. .76
Urbano, M. T, & Siderits, P. (1989). Preparing Nurses to Provide Family Centered, Community Based Services to Children with Special Health Care Needs. Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference Campaign 88: Building Community Based Service Systems for Children with Special Health Care Needs. National Maternal and Child Health Resource Center, Iowa City, Iowa.
Urbano, M. T. (1990). University Affiliated Programs: A Resource for Nurses Working in the Area of Early Intervention. Leadership and Curriculum Development for P.L. 99-457 (Conference Proceedings) . University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Urbano, M. T. (1990). Preparing Community Based Nurses in Expanded Roles in Early Intervention: Leadership and Curriculum Development for P.L. 99-457. (Conference Proceedings). University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Urbano, M. T. (As a member of the Design Monitoring Team of the Consortium of Newborn Intervention Program). (1990). Handbook of Florida University Programs and Standards for Professions Serving Handicapped and at Risk Infants, Toddlers and their Families: Toward Developing a Comprehensive System of Personnel Development required by Public Law 99-457. Tallahassee, Florida.
Carlin, M. E. & Urbano, M. T. (1990). Nursing Programs in Genetics Now and in the Future: A Forum for Discussion. (Conference Proceedings). Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disabilities and the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health.
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Urbano, M. T. (1991). Strategies for Improving Minority Recruitment and Retention: AAUAP Minority Recruitment and Retention Conference (Conference Proceedings). American Association of University Programs, Madison, Wisconsin.
Urbano, M. T., vonWindeguth, B., Siderits, P. & Studenic-Lewis, C. (1991). Developing Case Managers for Chronically Ill Children: Florida's Registered Nurse Specialist Program. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 22(2) 62-66.
Urbano, M. T. & vonWindeguth, B. (1992/March). Preparing Preschool Programs to Care for Children with HIV Infection. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 3, 60-64.
vonWindeguth, B., Urbano, M. T. & Sherrin, T. (1992/March). Florida's Registered Nurse Specialist Program. The Florida Nurse, 9-12.
Urbano, M. T. and Kerwin-Kain, C. (1993). Registered Nurse Specialist Training Program Instructors' Guide. Tallahassee: Children's Medical Services.
Urbano, M. T. et. al. (1995). Service Models for Aging Developmentally Disabled Individuals in Broward and Dade Counties. Miami: University of Miami.
Urbano, M. T. (April/May, 2002). In the Eye of the Storm: A Nurse's Perspective on Mass Casualty Education. EM Pulse. Florida College of Emergency Physicians. 15-17.
Urbano, M. T. (February, 2002). What Can Nurses Do to Prepare for Terrorist Acts? The Tennessee Nurse. Tennessee Nurses Association. 8-10. (Reprinted in Directions in Nursing, September, 2002. Gemini Concepts, Inc.)
Urbano, M. T. (January/February 2002). Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education Steps Up Initiatives. The American Nurse. The American Nurses' Association. 8.
C. Research Support
Ongoing Research Support
Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities 2006
Early Child Care Training
Completed Research Support
None