Tondi M. Harrison, PhD, RN, CPNP


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Tondi Harrison, PhD, RN, CPNP, is a principal investigator at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The focus of Dr. Harrison’s research is on developing and testing interventions to moderate the adverse effects of early hospitalization on neonates and young infants. To date, her research has centered on examining the effects of early experience on development of the stress response in infants with congenital heart defects with a particular focus on the influence of maternal-infant interaction on infant autonomic nervous system (ANS) development. Dr. Harrison uses the measure of heart rate variability as an index of ANS function and other physiologic measures of stress response including pulse oximetry, salivary cortisol, salivary alpha amylase, and galvanic skin response.
Professional Experience

2010 - Present Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Principal Investigator

2008 - 2010 University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Assistant Professor

2006 - 2008 Aurora Health Care, Research Specialist

2005 - 2008 Pridham Research Team, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Research Specialist

2001 - 2003 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Manager of Clinical Innovation and Professional Practice

1996 - 2000 IHA Livingston Pediatrics, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

1994 - 1996 Mt. Hope Pediatrics, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

1986 - 1994 Blue Care Network-Health Central, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

1985 - 1986 Home Health Care of Sparrow, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

1980 - 1985 Kalamazoo Pediatric Assoc., Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

1979 - 1979 University of Michigan, Staff nurse

1976 - 1977 University of Minnesota Hospitals, Staff nurse

1975 - 1976 Brackenridge Hospital, Staff nurse

1974 - 1975 University of Minnesota Hospitals, Staff nurse

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