Heather Marie Rice, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHS
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 226
 Phone: 216-687-4593
 Email: h.m.rice@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 226, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Neighborhood Disorganization, Social Support, Maternal Health, Birth Work, Adolescents, Mental Health, Substance Use
B.S., Biology, Wittenberg University, 2007
B.S., Nursing, Lakeview College of Nursing, 2009
M.S.N., Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, 2012
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2017
Brief Bio:
Heather M. Rice PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHS is a proud Cleveland native with a passion for service focusing specifically on families and children. She is an assistant professor and researcher from CSU School of Nursing. Dr. Rice also works as a pediatric nurse practitioner providing primary care and mental health services for children and adolescents at a community agency. Dr. Rice is an active member of several academic, community and professional organizations that advocate for child and maternal health, mental illness and trauma prevention. Dr. Rice is very passionate about health equity and advocates for the needs of children and families. Dr. Rice's program of research focuses on neighborhood conditions, maternal health, toxic stress and infant mortality in African American women.
Honors and Awards:
Greater Cleveland Nurses Association Faces of Care Featured Honoree
Certificate of Excellence in Promoting Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Corp Program
Top 100 Great Ohio Nurses Award
Black Excellence in Nursing Award
Featured in Cincinnati Herald "Werking Women" Campaign
YWCA Distinguished Young Woman Award
Featured in Women's Empowerment Campaign "Could be bitter, but I'm better"
March of Dimes Finalist for Nurse of the Year in Psychiatry
CWRU Civic Engagement Scholar
Northeast Ohio Top 25 under 35 Movers and Shakers Award
Jonas IV Nurse Leaders Scholar
CWRU Legacy Fellowship
Research Interests:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Maternal Health
Infant Mortality
Chronic Stress
Birth Equity
Neighborhood Conditions
Social Support
Reproductive Justice
Professional Affiliations:
Nurse Christian Fellowship
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
National Alliance of Mental Illness (N.A.M.I)
Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine (SAHM)
Community Service:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter (GCAC) Teen Mother Support Group
Royal Academy
Research Grants:
Through our Eyes: Exploring Black Mother's Beliefs about and Experiences with Pregnancy and Childbirth CSU Faculty Scholarship Initiative Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Village of Healing Center Mother to Mother Support Program Evaluation, January 2022- December 31,2023 Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Survive and Thrive: Achieving Birth Equity through a Community Perinatal Support Pipeline, November 1, 2021-June 2023, Role: Principal Investigator

Ideastream Racism as a Public Health Crisis, 11/1/2021-12/31/2022, Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center (PPRC) Evaluation, July 2021-May 2022, Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Social Science Research Council Addressing African American Maternal and Infant Mortality Using Technology During the COVID-19 Crisis, September-May 2021, Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

CR3 (Social Determinants of Health): Addressing African American Maternal and Infant Mortality Using Technology During the COVID-19 Crisis, May-Dec 2020, Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

Survive and Thrive- A New Future for African American Babies funded by Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), 2020-2021, Role Co-Principal Investigator.