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Kashica Webber-Ritchey

  • Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • ​MHA, ​​​​​​​​PhD​,​ RN​​
  • School of Nursing
  • 773-325-1166
  • ​​990 W. Fullerton, room 2308

My research focuses on health promotion among underserved and at-risk groups with specific interest in healthy lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity and diet. My research experience includes a wealth of knowledge of how to rigorously, develop, implement and evaluate digital surveys. Additionally, a strong foundation in quantitative, qualitative, and systematic review research methodologies.​

​​Specialization and Interests:
  • Childhood obesity prevention and parent-child dyadic approach
  • Physical activity
  • Health disparities
  • Health promotion
  • Underrepresented groups
  • Theory-driven research
Awards and Honors:
  • DePaul Woman of Spirit and Action Award
  • Nominated for the Mary Opal Wolanin Award for research pertaining to vulnerable populations
DePaul Affiliations:
  • DePaul Teaching and Learning Technologies Committee
  • Curriculum Committee Chair, School of Nursing
  • Research Dissemination Committee, School of Nursing
  • Post-Licensure Committee, School of Nursing
Professional A​ffiliations:
  • ​​​​American Nurses Association (ANA) and ANA-Illinois, Member and Student Nursing Association of Illinois (SNAI) Faculty Consultant
  • Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Member and Secretary for State Coordinators Meeting
  • American Public Health Association, Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Member
  • American Heart Association: Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, Member

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:​
Coauthor coding: *Masters student, +Undergraduate student

Lane-Cordova, A.D, Jerome, G.J., Paluch, A. E., Bustamante, E.E., LaMonte, M.J., Pate, R.R., Weaver, G., Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Gibbs, B.B, and on behalf of the Committee on Physical Activity of the American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. (2021). Supporting physical activity in patients and populations during life events and transitions: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, e1-12.​

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Mueller, M.+, & Smith Carter, J. (2020). Examining current physical activity interventions in Black school-age children and parents: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 153, 106814.

Moxley, E., Webber-Ritchey, K.J., & Hayman, L. (2021). Global impact of physical inactivity and implications for public health nursing. Public Health Nursing. doi: 10.1111/phn.12958

Badowski, D., Spurlark, R.S., Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Ponder, T.N.*, Simonovich, S.D. (2021). Envisioning nursing education for post COVID-19 world: Qualitative findings from the frontline. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(12), 668-673. doi:10.3928/01484834-20211004-03

Tariman, J.D., Klugman, C.M., Webber-Ritchey, K.J. & Amer, K. (2021). Cancer care delivery and treatment decision-making: Bioethical and nursing considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 25(1), 61-68. doi: 10.1188/21.CJON.61-68

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Moxley, E., Hwang, S., Habtzghi, D., & Yalla, S.V. (2021). Perceived neighborhood characteristics and parental role in physical activity of African American Youth. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research, 11(1), 27-43.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Simonovich, S. D., Spurlark, R. (2021). COVID-19: Conducting research with vulnerable populations. Nursing Science Quarterly, 34(1), 13-19.

Simonovich, S.D., Spurlark, R., Badowski, D., Krawczyk, S., Socco, C., Ponder, T.N.*, Rhyner, D.*, Waid, R.*, Aquino, E., Lattner, C., Mueller Wiesemann, L., Webber-Ritchey, K.J, & Tariman, J.D. (2021). Examining effective communication in nursing practice during COVID-19: A large-scale qualitative study. International Nursing Review.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J. & Lane-Cordova, A. (2021). COVID-19: Health disparities and COVID-19 pandemic: Increasing clinical research participation among African Americans. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice,14(2), Article 5.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Aquino, E., Ponder, T*., Lattner, C., Soco, C., Spurlark, R., & Simonovich, S.D. (2021). Recruitment strategies to optimize participation by diverse populations. Nursing Science Quarterly. 34(1), 235-243. doi: 10.1177/08943184211010471

Reed, M., Wilbur, J., Tangney, C., Schoeny, M., Miller, A., & Webber-Ritchey, K.J. (2021). Development of an obesity prevention intervention for adolescent African American daughters and their mothers. Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living, 1(2).

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Taylor-Piliae, R., & Loescher, L.J. (2020). Recruiting African American parents of young children in a physical activity study: Lessons learned. Chronic Illness.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Badowski, D., & Gibbons, L. (2020, November/December). An online asynchronous physical assessment lab (OAPAL) for graduate nursing students using low-fidelity simulation with peer feedback. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(6), 378-379. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000677

Tariman, J.D., Tarvainis, A.*, Webber-Ritchey, K.J. & Simonovich, S.D. (2020). Shared decision-making competency: Provider-specific factors in hematology-oncology clinical practice. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. doi: 10.1188/20.CJON.346-351

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Taylor-Piliae, R., & Loescher, L.J. (2018). Physical activity in parents of young African American children: The application of Social Cognitive Theory. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 32(1), 63-81. doi: 10.1891/0000-000Y.32.1.63

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Taylor-Piliae, R., Insel, K., & Loescher, L.J. (2016). Physical activity among African American parents of young children: Personal and environmental factors. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 47(6), 523-544. doi:10.7352/IJSP.2016.47.523.

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