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Jada Brooks

Assistant Professor

Phone: 919-966-9511

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 504

  • 2013–2014  AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholar
  • 2011 Women to Watch Award Recipient, American Indian Women of Proud Nations
  • 2009 Southern Nursing Research Society CANS Dissertation Award
  • 2008–2009 National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations AETNA Scholar
  • 2008–2009 National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) Mentee
  • 2008 The Great 100, Inc. Scholarship Recipient
  • 2007–2008 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarship Recipient
  • 2007–2008 HANA Scholarship Recipient, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
  • 2007–2008 National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) Mentee
  • 2005The National Dean’s List, Duke University
  • 2005 Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Duke University
  • 2005 Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Epsilon Chapter, Duke University
  • 2004 Achievement Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Original Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Docherty, S. (2015). Birthing and parenting a premature infant in a cultural context. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732315573205
  • Brooks, J. L., Beil, H., & Beeber, L. S (2015). Maternal depressive symptoms and healthcare expenditures for publicly insured children with chronic health conditions. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19, 790-797. doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1570-4
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Landerman, L. (2013). Interactive behaviors of American Indian mothers and their premature infants. Research in Nursing and Health, 36(6), 591-602. doi: 10.1002/nur.21561.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Landerman, L (2013). Interactive behaviors of ethnic minority mothers and their premature infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 42(3), 357-368. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12037.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., Landerman, L. R., Miles, M.S., & Engelke, S. (2011). Exploring modifiable risk factors for wheezing in African American premature infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 40(3), 302-311. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01238.x.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., Weaver, M., Miles, M.S., & Engelke, S. (2011). Effects of secondhand smoke exposure on the health and development of African American premature infants. International Journal of Family Medicine.

Invited Publications

  • Brooks, J. L., Docherty, S. L. (2008). Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) Notes from the field: Lumbee mothers and infant care. Anthropology News, 49(8), 64.

Other

  • Brooks, J. L. (2011). Interactions between mothers and their premature American Indian infants (Doctoral Dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No 3468882).
  • Brooks, J. L. (2005). Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs toward breast cancer and mammography utilization among American Indian Women in NC. (Master’s thesis). Unpublished master’s paper, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Matsuda, Y., Brooks, J. L., & Beeber, L. S. Best practice strategy framework for research recruitment of underserved populations. Prevention Science.

Manuscripts In Preparation

  • Bazemore, H. & Brooks, J. L. Sound levels in the neonatal intensive care unit following implementation of quiet time.
  • Brooks, J. L., Beeber, L. S., Schwartz, T., & Chang, Y. K. Maternal health, depressive symptoms and child health problems.
  • Brooks, J. L. & Beeber, L. S. Relationships among family management, maternal depressive symptoms, and health outcomes in Lumbee children with chronic asthma.

Refereed Abstracts Accepted

Research Abstracts and Proceedings
  • Brooks, J. L., Beeber, L. S., Schwartz, T. A., & Chang, Y. K. (2014, September). Maternal depressive symptoms as a predictor of child health and healthcare utilization. 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. Washington, DC.
  • Corbie-Smith, G., Brooks, J. L., Guarav, D., Lopez, L., & Powell, W. (2014, June). New concerns regarding disparities. Panel Discussion. 2014 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. San Diego, CA.
  • Jacobs, M. A., Brooks, J. L., Jacobs, S., Locklear, L. & Cummings, F. N. (2014, March). The lasting impact of segregation on American Indians in Southeastern North Carolina. Panel Discussion. United Tribes of North Carolina. Raleigh, NC.
  • Beil, H., Brooks, J. L., & Beeber, L. S. (2013, June). Maternal depressive symptoms and healthcare expenditures for children with chronic conditions. Podium presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Baltimore, MD.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D, & Docherty, S. (2013, February). Lumbee mothers’ responses to the birth and hospitalization of their premature infants. Poster presentation at the 27th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Little Rock, AR.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Landerman, L. R. (2012, October). Effects of maternal ethnicity on the interactions between mothers and their premature infants. Poster presentation at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on  Nursing Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Landerman, L. R. (2012, June). Interactive behaviors of Lumbee mothers and their premature infants.  Poster presentation at the XVIIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Docherty, S. (2011, February). Lumbee Indian mothers’ perceptions of parenting their premature infants. Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., Docherty, S., & Bryant, A. (2010, May). What are Lumbee Indian mothers’ perceptions of parenting their premature infants? Poster presentation at the XVIIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., Docherty, S., Landerman, L. R., & Bryant, A. (2010, February). Ethnic minority mothers’ parenting behaviors toward their premature infants. Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Austin, TX.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., Docherty, S., Landerman, L. R., & Bryant, A. (2009, October-November). Interactions between mothers and their American Indian premature infants. Poster presentation in the Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research Poster Program at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 40th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Landerman, L. R. (2009, February). Modifiable risk factors for wheezing in African American premature infants. Poster presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Baltimore, MD.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Weaver, M. (2008, March). Effects of smoking in the household of the developmental, growth, and health outcomes of premature infants of African American mothers. Poster presentation at the XVIth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Brooks, J. L., Holditch-Davis, D., & Weaver, M. (2008, February). Effects of household smoking on the developmental and health outcomes of African American, premature infants. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.
 
  • Intertribal Talking Circle for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Native Youth (Lowe, PI; Baldwin, Co-PI) Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) Funding agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Grant: R01 DA035143 Funding period: 04/01/14 – 04/01/19
  • Interactions between Mothers and their Premature American Indian Infants (J. Brooks, PI) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Funding agency: National Institute of Nursing Research Grant: F31 NR010851 Funding period: 7/1/2008 – 06/30/2011
  • Mother-Administered Interventions for Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants (D. Holditch-Davis, PI) Minority Graduate Assistant Research Supplemental Grant Funding agency: National Institute of Nursing Research Grant: R01 NR009418S Funding period: 09/21/2006 – 06/30/2008
  • Breast Cancer Surveillance Research in North Carolina (B. Yankaskas, PI) Minority Graduate Assistant Research Supplemental Grant Funding agency: National Cancer Institute Grant: U01 CA70040S Funding period: 08/25/2002 – 06/30/2004