Clinical Assistant Professor
Alison Pittman conducts research in the areas of pediatric obesity, sibling visitation in pediatric critical care, innovative teaching strategies in nursing LGBTQ health in youth and young adults, diversity in nursing education and the nursing workforce, ACES (adverse childhood experiences) and their effect on health, and nursing student health.
She has led studies on the effects of school-based trackers, companion website, and text messaging interventions on the exercise, fitness and physical activity self-efficacy of middle school students, and on the effects of interprofessional pediatric end-of-life simulation on communication and role understanding in health profession students.
She is a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing. She has four peer-reviewed scholarly publications and one book chapter to date, and has presented at numerous national and regional conferences.
She received her Bachelor of Science in nutritional science from Texas A&M University, Master of Science in nursing from University of Texas at Austin and Doctor of Philosophy in nursing research from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Pittman is a Texas Board of Nurses registered nurse, Certified Pediatric Nurse and Certified Nurse Educator. Her awards and honors include the TOBGNE Excellence in Research Award and Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.