CHAMPS Publications & Presentations

Publications to disseminate the science 

Mensinger, J.L., Weissinger, G.M., Cantrell, M.A., Baskin, R., George, C. (2024) A Pilot Feasibility Evaluation of a Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback App to Improve Self-Care in COVID-19 Healthcare Workers. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Published March 19, 2024.

Kelly, M. M., Copel, L., Herbers, J. E., Knight, A. C.,  McKay, M. A., McKeever, A., Pariseault, C. (2024) Family experiences reported by healthcare worker parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 77: 53-62. 

Copel LC, Smeltzer SC, Byrne CD, Chen MH, Havens DS, Kaufmann P, Brom H, Durning JD, Maldonado L, Bradley PK, Mensinger J, Yost J. (2023). A thematic analysis of shared experiences of essential health and support personnel in the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS One, 18(3):e0282946. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0282946. eCollection 2023. PMID: 36940223. 

Shenkman R, Diewald L, Murray MB, Oliver TL. (2023). Unveiling Lived Experiences: Exploring the Health and Lifestyle Effects of COVID-19 on Healthcare Workers. Nutrients, 15(23):4857. doi: 10.3390/nu15234857.PMID: 38068716. 

Byrne, C D, Copel, L C, Smeltzer, S C, Chen, M H. (2023). Experiences of new nurses in the United States during the acute phase of the COVID‐19 pandemic. International Nursing Review, 70(4): 560-568. 0020-8132.

Oliver, T L, Shenkman, R, Mensinger, J L, Moore, C, Diewald, L K. (2022). A Study of United States Registered Dietitian Nutritionists during COVID-19: From Impact to Adaptation. Nutrients, 14(4): 907. 2072-6643.

Oliver TL, Shenkman R, Diewald LK, Bernhardt PW, Chen MH, Moore CH, Kaufmann PG. (2022). A Year in the Life of U.S. Frontline Health Care Workers: Impact of COVID-19 on Weight Change, Physical Activity, Lifestyle Habits, and Psychological Factors. Nutrients, 14(22):4865. doi: 10.3390/nu14224865.PMID: 36432550. 

Smeltzer, S. C., Copel, L. C., Bradley, P. K., Maldonado, L. T., Byrne, C. D., Durning, J. D., Havens, D. S., Brom, H., Mensinger, J. L., & Yost, J. (2022). Vulnerability, loss, and coping experiences of health care workers and first responders during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 17(1), 2066254. 

Mensinger JL, Brom HM, Havens DS, Costello A, D’Annunzio C, Durning JD, Bradley PK, Copel L, Maldonado L, Smeltzer SC, Yost J, Kaufmann PG.  Psychological Responses of Hospital-Based Nurses Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States: An Observational Study.  Applied Nursing Research.  Available online 27 October 2021

Kaufmann P, Havens D, Mensinger J, Bradley P, Brom H, Copel L, Costello A, D'Annunzio C, Dean Durning J, Maldonado L, Barrow McKenzie A, Smeltzer S, Yost J, CHAMPS Study Investigators. The COVID-19 Study of Healthcare and Support Personnel (CHAMPS): Protocol for a Longitudinal Observational Study. JMIR Res Protoc 2021;10(10):e30757  DOI: 10.2196/30757


On behalf of the CHAMPS Steering Committee, the following presentations have been shared with international, national or regional audiences to disseminate the science. 

Mensinger, J.L., Weissinger, G., Cantrell, M.A., Baskin, R., Cohn, A., George, C., Randall R.  A pilot feasibility study of a mobile heart rate variability biofeedback app for healthcare workers: Improvements in interoception, mindful self-care, and disordered eating. Poster presented at the Eating Disorders Research Society Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. September 2022.

Kelly, M., Copel, LC., McKeever, A., McKay, M., Pariseault, C., Herbers, J., Knight, A., Mahan, I. Family Experiences Reported by Healthcare Worker Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sigma's 33rd International Nursing Research Congress, In Person, July 2022.

Mensinger, J., Cantrell, M.A., Weissinger, G. HRV Biofeedback in Healthcare Workers with Disordered Eating:  A Study Protocol. AAPB 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Irving, Tex. March 23-26, 2022. 

Kelly, M, Copel, LC, McKeever, A, McKay, M, Pariseault, C, Herbers, J, Knight, A, Mahan, I. Experiences of Parents as Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic, ENRS 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, In Person, April 2022.

Smeltzer, S., Copel LC, Bradley, PK., Maldonado, L., D'Annunzio, C., Durning, JD., Brom, H., Havens, DS., Mensinger, J., Yost, J., McKenzie, A., Kaufmann, PG., Experiences of Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic, ENRS 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, In Person, April 2022.

Oliver, T.L., Diewald, L.K., Moore, C., & Shenkman, R.Influences on Health Behaviors of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Poster Presented at Food and Nutrition Expo and Conference (FNCE), Orlando, FL, October 2022. 

Oliver, T. L. & Shenkman, R. & Diewald, L, Mensinger, J. & Moore, C.  COVID-19 Psychological Symptoms and Pandemic-related Lifestyle Changes on Weight, American Public Health Association, Virtual Conference. October 2021.

Kaufmann PG, Havens DS and Bradley PK. NBNA Symposium on the Biological and Social Determinants of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Intersection of Health Disparities.  49th Annual Institute and Conference of the National Black Nurses Association, August 6, 2021.

Kaufmann PG and the CHAMPS Investigators. Health Disparities in the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Nurses: the CHAMPS study. In: NBNA Symposium on the Biological and Social Determinants of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Intersection of Health Disparities. 49th Annual Institute and Conference of the National Black Nurses Association, August 6, 2021.

Kaufmann PG. Psychological Fallout from COVID: Today and Tomorrow.  37th Annual Symposium of the Tri-State Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  Virtual Meeting. June 29, 2021.

*Brom, H, Copel, LC, Bradley, PK, Maldonado, L, Costello, A, D'Annunzio, C, Durning, JD, Havens, DS, Kaufmann, PG, Mensinger, JL, Yost, J, & Smeltzer, S. (2021). “It Seemed Everyone Went Home But Us.” A Qualitative Study of Nurses During COVID-19, Lessons for Health Systems. (Virtual, Academy Health 2021 Annual Research Meeting, June 14-17, 2021). Poster Session: Late-Breaking Abstracts. 

Creating Healthy Work Environments Conference (virtual)
Sigma Theta Tau International
The Emotional Wellbeing of Nurses Working During the US Acute Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN; Janell Mensinger, PhD, FAED; Peter Kaufmann, PhD, FABMR, FSBM 
February 2021


2020 ASLN International Conference (virtual)
Association for Leadership Science in Nursing
Shaping Systems to Promote Desired Outcomes: Academic and Practice Partnerships (final keynote)
Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN
November 14, 2020


2nd Biennial National Summit on Promoting Well-Being and Resilience in Healthcare Professionals (virtual)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of COVID-19 on Frontline Workers
Heather Brom, PhD, RN, NP-C
October 23, 2020