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Nancy Innella, PhD, RN, CNE

Clinical Instructor


Nancy Innella’s experience in nursing includes working in the areas of pediatrics, community health and perioperative nursing and education.  Dr. Innella has taught in nursing education for the past 15 years.  She has completed both qualitative and quantitative research in the areas of women living with the BRCA mutation and childhood obesity in the Hispanic preschool population.  She is a two time recipient of the UIC Faculty Excellence Award.

Selected Publications

Innella, N., McNaughton, D., Schoeny, M., Tangney, C., Breitenstein, S. & Reed, M., Wilbur, J.  (2018).  Child temperament, maternal feeding practices and parenting styles and their influence on obesogenic behaviors in Hispanic preschool children.  The Journal of School Nursing.  doi: 10.1177/1059840518771485

Innella, N., Breitenstein, S., Reed, M. & McNaughton, D.  (2016).  Determinants of obesity in the Hispanic, preschool population.  Public Health Nursing, doi: 10.1111/phn.12215.

Hamilton, R., Innella, N. & Bounds, D.  (2015).  The life course perspective: A guide for genetic counselors.  Journal of Genetic Counseling, doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9878-9.

Hamilton, R., Innella, N., Bounds, D.  (2015).  Living with genetic vulnerability: A life course perspective.  Journal of Genetic Counseling, doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9877-x.


Notable Honors

(X2) Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, RN-BSN Completion Degree