Wendy Bauer

Director of Research and Evaluation, Assistant Professor
College of Nursing



  • - PhD, Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2018
  • - BSN, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2008



  • - Licensed Registered Nurse, 2008
  • - Basic Life Support Provider Certification, AHA, 2006



  • - Self-management
  • - Chronic illness
  • - Health behavior
  • - Qualitative methods



  • - Bauer, W. S., & Schiffman, R. F. (2023). A Center Experience with Common Data Elements in Chronic Illness Self-Management Research. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1939459221144851. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/01939459221144851
  • - Bauer, W. S., & Schiffman, R. F. (2020). Factors influencing self-management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by community-dwelling adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(6), 423–430. https://doi.org /10.1177/0193945919865532
  • - Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., Bauer, W. S., Stevens, P. E., Galvao, L. W., Grande, K. M., Yerges, A., Emer, L., Mwenyekonde, T., & Weinhardt, L. (2020). Rural Malawian women's resistance to systematic oppression, violence, and abuse by their husbands. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(1-2), 268–293. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516682518
  • - Yerges, A. L., Stevens, P. E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., Bauer, W., Mwenyekonde, T., Weinhardt, L. S., & Galvao, L. W. (2017). Women's narratives of living in polygamous marriages: Rural Malawian experience distilled and preserved in poetic constructions. Health Care for Women International, 38(8), 873–891. https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2017.1326494



  • - Bauer, W. S., & Cann, M. (2022, April). An integrative review of civil-liberty based rationales for vaccine hesitancy and denial. 46th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Schaumberg, IL. [Postcard poster presentation].
  • - Bauer, W. S., Erickson, J., Ellis, J., & Taani, M. (2020, April). Demystifying common data elements: What we have and what we need to advance family nursing. 44th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Schaumberg, IL. [Guaranteed symposium presentation and panel discussion].
  • - Bauer, W. S., & Schiffman, R. S. (2019, March). Self-management experiences of community-dwelling adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 43rd Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Kansas City, MO. [Poster presentation].
  • - Hook, M. L., & Bauer, W. S. (2017, April). The impact of a technology-based innovation to support evidence-based patient education by nurses in acute care. 41st Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN [Podium presentation].
  • - Hook, M. L., & Bauer, W. S. (2016, December). Using a mixed-methods design to investigate adherence to evidence-based nursing practices in acute care. 9th Annual Conference of the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health and AcademyHealth, Washington, DC. [Poster presentation].
  • - Bauer, W. S., & Hook, M. L. (2014, May). Evaluating the impact of evidence-based patient education on patient knowledge and behavior in acute care: Conceptualization and tool development. Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice, Milwaukee, WI [Poster presentation].


Award(s) and Honor(s)

  • - Edward Penson Faculty Award (2022) University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • - Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship Recipient (2012-2015) University of Wisconsin Milwaukee