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Kashica Webber-Ritchey

  • KWEBBERR@depaul.edu
  • Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • ​​​PhD​,​ RN​​
  • School of Nursing
  • 773-325-1166
  • ​​990 W. Fullerton, room 2308
​Specialization and Interests:
  • Quantitative and systematic review research methodologies
  • Health disparities
  • Health promotion/disease prevention among parent/child dyads
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Obesity
  • Social and environmental factors on physical activity behavior
  • Theory-based interventions
  • Digital survey development, administration, and evaluation
Awards and Honors:
  • Epidemiology and Prevention Minority Travel Grant, American Heart Association
  • Nominated for the Mary Opal Wolanin Award for research pertaining to vulnerable populations
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society
DePaul Affiliations:
  • School of Nursing, Admission, Progression, and Retention Committee
  • School of Nursing, RN to MS Committee
Professional Affiliations:
  • Member, American Heart Association (AHA)
Selected Presentations and Publications:
Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Taylor-Piliae, R., Insel, K., & Loescher, L.J. (Accepted). Physical Activity among African American Parents of Young Children: Personal and Environmental Factors. International Journal of Sport Psychology.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J. Predictors of physical activity among African American parents of young children: Personal and environmental factors. Poster presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, AZ, March 2016.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Loescher, L.J., & Taylor-Piliae, R. (2016). Abstract P135: Predictors of physical activity among African American parents of young children: Personal and environmental factors. Circulation, 2016, 133: AP135. 

Webber, K. J. & Loescher, L.J. (2013). A systematic review of parent role modeling of healthy eating and physical activity to prevent childhood overweight among African Americans. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 173-188. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12033