Kelley Baumgartel, PhD, RNAssistant Professor
School of Nursing
Fisher Hall 517
Education:Post-doc, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
Post-doc, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
PhD, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
Minor, Healthcare Genetics, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
BSN, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
Dr. Baumgartel joined Duquesne School of Nursing in August 2018. She has earned her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed three years of postdoctoral training in both the Schools of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to graduate school, Dr. Baumgartel worked as a bedside nurse in both the Pediatric and Neonatal ICUs. Dr. Baumgartel completed the Summer Genetics Institute fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in 2010. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms for breast milk variability and whether differences in milk composition contribute to neonatal outcomes.
Dr. Baumgartel is the Principal Investigator at the Human Milk Science Institute and Biobank, located in Pittsburgh. This organization fosters and promotes research across all disciplines through the sharing of biological samples and data. She also serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank. She is the recipient of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Community Service Award, as well as March of Dimes/Association of Womens' Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing "Saving Babies, Together" award.
- Human breast milk
- Preterm infants
2017 - 2018 NINR/NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32): The Sleep Experience of Mothers with Hospitalized Preterm Infants and Subsequent Breast Milk Profiles
Funding: NIH, F32NR017113; AWHONN
2013 International Society of Nurses in Genetics, Research Award
2013 Judith A. Erlen Research Award
2012 Sigma Theta Tau Research Award
Publications - Last 5 years
Baumgartel, K.L., Facco, F. An Integrative Review of the Sleep Experiences of Mothers of Hospitalized Preterm Infants. (2018). Nursing for Womens Health. [epub ahead of print]
Baumgartel, K.L., Sneeringer, L., Cohen, S.M. From Royal Wet Nurses to Facebook: The Evolution of Milk Sharing. (2016). Breastfeeding Rev J. [ePub ahead of print]
Baumgartel, K.L., Groer, M., Cohen, S.M., Ren, D., Spatz, D.L., Conley, Y.P. (2016). Maternal Interleukin Genotypes are Associated with NICU Outcomes Among Low Birthweight Infants. Biological Research for Nursing. [Epub ahead of print]
Baumgartel, K.L., Groer, M., Cohen, S.M., Ren, D., Spatz, D.L., Conley, Y.P. (2016). The Impact of Promoter Polymorphisms on cytokine concentration in preterm breast milk and subsequent infant outcomes. Journal of Human Lactation. 32(3):425-37.
Baumgartel, K.L., Spatz, D.L., American Academy of Nursing Expert Breastfeeding Panel. (2013). WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program of Women, Infants, and Children): Policy versus Practice Regarding Breastfeeding. Nursing Outlook, 61(6):466-70.
Baumgartel, K.L. Terhorst, L., Conley, Y.P., & Roberts, JM. (2013). Psychometric evaluation of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale in an obstetric population. Sleep Medicine, 14(1):116-21.
2019 - Presidential Summer Scholarship Award to work on her paper titled "Maternal Sleep and Subsequent Breast Milk Profiles"
2017 - Association for Womens' Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses / March of Dimes "Saving Babies, Together"
2016 - Outstanding Community Service Award University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
2013 - Dorothy Drake Brooke Endowment Award
2011 - Corrine M. Barnes Award