Shelley Strowman

Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
  • School of Nursing
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  • B.A. - Bates College
  • M.A. - University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. - University of New Hampshire

About Me

Dr. Strowman teaches Biostatistics and Capstone Seminar III in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.  She also provides statistical consultation on Capstone projects and Master's theses in the Nursing and Nutrition departments.  Dr. Strowman joined the School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty in 2008 after working for several years in the Academic Technology Department as a Statistical Software Consultant.

Professor Strowman has supervised several DNP Capstone projects including:

  • Teleneurology in Long Term Care: Value of a Joint Nurse Practitioner-Neurologist Videoconferencing Clinic
  • Early Integration of Palliative Care in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: A Quality Improvement Project
  • Survivorship Care Plans: Exploring Lymphoma Patients' Knowledge of their Disease and Follow-Up
  • Improving Exercise Prescribing in a Rural New England Free Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project Implementing Exercise Prescribing Guidelines

Dr. Strowman brings to the classroom over 20 years of experience in research, including several years as a consultant in public health.  She has provided statistical and survey consultation in a variety of areas including cardiovascular health promotion, tobacco control, the relation between stress and hospitalization, and health risk behavior.  Dr. Strowman's professional experience is integrated into her teaching through an emphasis on real-world examples and applications.

Professor Strowman has also taught Statistics and provided consultation in the Schools of Social Work, Management, and Library and Information Science.

What I Teach

  • Biostatistics (NUR 655)
  • Capstone Seminar III (NUR 750C)


Nelson, M., Stewart, J., Frankel, F., Strowman, S. & Edelstein, S. (2015). Where female athletes obtain nutrition information and the reliability of the source. Food and Nutrition Report, 1(1), 1-8.

Elliott, K., Caine, R., Strowman, S., & Brown, L. (under review). Employees value personal choice over health-promoting worksite policies.

Miklos, K.E., Warner, M.F., Strowman, S.R., Ireland, K.A., & Pojednic, R.M. (under review). Impacts of integrated care on RDN accessibility, caseload and patient outcomes among a high-risk minority population in a patient centered medical home.

Lee, A., DeBest, M., Koeniger-Donohue, R., Strowman, S., & Mitchell, S. (in progress). The feasibility and acceptability of using virtual world technology for interprofessional education.

Zhang, M., Torres, S., Strowman, S. & Fung, T. (in progress). Attitudes toward appropriate duration and location of breastfeeding among lower income women.

Conference Presentations

DeBest, M., Mitchell, S, Lee, A., Koeniger-Donahue, R., & Strowman, S. (2017, June). Interprofessional palliative care training in a virtual world. Paper presented at the meeting of the New England Gerontologic Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Worcester, MA.

Lee, A., DeBest, M., Mitchell, S., Koeniger-Donohue, R., & Strowman, S. (2017, May). Virtual world interprofessional education: A new way to teach end of life care. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Zhang, M., Torres, S., Strowman, S., & Fung, T. (2017, March). Attitudes toward appropriate duration and location of breastfeeding among lower income women. Paper presented at the meeting of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Framingham, MA.

Creta, A., Koeniger-Donohue, R., & Strowman, S. (2015, April). Identifying and decreasing the perception of missed nursing care in an acute care setting by improving teamwork. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Nursing Research Society, Washington, DC.

Chinkam, S., Ewan, J., Koeniger ‐ Donohue, R., & Strowman, S. (2014, May). How does standardized counseling affect the prenatal and delivery experience of a woman with prior cesarean. Paper presented at the meeting of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Denver, CO.

Roche, A., Owen, K., Strowman, S., & Fung, T. (2013, October). Public perceptions toward appropriate duration of breastfeeding. Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Houston, TX.