Associate Professor of Nursing
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar
S421 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Intimate partner violence and violence prevention interventions, Maternal-child health, Collaborative and community-based research
Developing and testing effective violence interventions that decrease exposure to intimate partner violence, decreasing the negative impact that violence exposure has on their health.
- BSN, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kan.
- MPH, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore.
- PhD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore.
Area of Doctoral Study
Program of Research
Intimate partner violence, violence prevention interventions, rural populations.
Bio and Professional Experience
I joined the Sinclair School of Nursing faculty in August 2008 after I completed my MPH and PhD at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. My research focuses on prevention of intimate partner violence – an exceedingly complex and challenging women’s health issue. This is a critical problem in the state of Missouri, which has high rates of intimate partner violence (e.g., the third-highest rate of physical violence during pregnancy of any state) and of intimate partner homicide, with approximately one Missouri woman each week murdered by an abusive partner or ex-partner. My expertise is in designing effective and innovative interventions that keep abuse survivors safe, including internet-based safety planning interventions and smartphone apps. I’m particularly interested in how we adapt interventions to violence survivors who have specific safety planning needs and/or face added barriers to finding services in their communities.
As a nurse, I am inherently pragmatic – to put this simply, I like to know what works to prevent violence, and then I want to see it put into action. I know that effective violence prevention occurs on interpersonal, community, and policy levels, and must be community-partnered. To this end, I’m engaged not only in violence prevention research but also in teaching, community-based presentations, and board memberships and other service to address intimate partner violence.
- N4970 — Nursing in Communities
- N8600 — Public Health and Sociocultural Issues
- N9450 — Social Determinants of Health
- N9710 — Qualitative Descriptive Research Lab
- Alhusen, J., Bloom, T., & Glass, N. (in press). Development of the MyPlan safety decision app with friends of college women in abusive dating relationships. Journal of Technology in Human Services.
- *Bloom, T., Gielen, A., & Glass, N. (in press). Safety planning with college women in abusive same-sex relationships, their friends… and their smartphones. Journal of Homosexuality.
- *Eden, K.B., Perrin, N.A., Hanson, G.C., Messing, J.T., Bloom, T.L., Campbell, J.C., et alo. (2015). Aid reduces abused women’s decision conflict about safety in an abusive relationship. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
- Alhusen, J., Gonzalez-Guarda, R., Bloom, T., & Campbell, J.C. (2015). Violence and human abuse. In Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J., (Eds.). Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care In The Community. Elsevier:
- *Bloom, T.L., Glass, N., Case, J., Wright, C., Nolte, K., & Parsons, L. (2014). Feasibility of an online safety planning intervention for rural and urban pregnant abused women. Nursing Research, 6(4): 243-251.
- *Anderson, K., Renner, L., & Bloom, T. (2014). Rural women’s strategic responses to intimate partner violence. Health Care for Women International. 35(4):423-41.
- Bloom, T. (2014). Review: One in seven homicides worldwide is perpetrated by an intimate partner. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 17: 28.
- *Lindsay, M., Messing, J.T., Thaller, J., Baldwin, A., Clough, A., Bloom, T., Eden, K.B., & Glass, N. (2013). Survivor feedback on a safety decision aid smartphone application (iPlan) for college-age women in abusive relationships. Journal of Technology in Human Services: 31(4).
- *Bloom, T., Glass, N., Curry, M.A., Hernandez, R., & Houck, G. (2013). Maternal stress exposures, reactions, and priorities for stress reduction among low-income urban women. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 58(2):167-74.
- *Bloom, T., Bullock, L. and Parsons, L. (2012). Rural pregnant women’s stressors and priorities for stress reduction. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (12): 813-819.
- *Finfgeld-Connett, D., Bloom, T., & Johnson, E.D. (2012). Perceived competency and resolution of homelessness among women with substance abuse problems: Meta-synthesis. Qualitative Health Research, 22 (3): 416-427. doi: 10.1177/1049732311421493
- *Rollins, C., Glass, N.E., Perrin, N., Billhardt, K.A., Clough, A., Barnes, J., Hanson, G., & Bloom, T. (2012). Housing instability is as strong a predictor of poor health outcomes as level of danger in an abusive relationship: Findings from the SHARE study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 27(4): 623-643.
- Bloom, T. (2011). The greatest asset: Addressing maternal-child health disparities in the United States. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33: 483-485, doi:10.1177/0193945910396429
- *Clough, A., Wagman, J., Rollins, C., Connor-Smith, J., Holditch-Niolon, P., McDowell, S., Bell-Martinez, E., Bloom, T.,Baker, C., Glass, N. (2010). The SHARE Project: Maximizing participant retention in a longitudinal study with victims of intimate partner violence. Field Methods 1525822X10384446.
- *Glass, N., Bloom, T., & Anger, K. (2010). Developing a computer-based training intervention for work supervisors to respond to intimate partner violence. Safety and Health at Work, 1: 167-174.
- *Glass, N., Eden, K., Bloom, T., & Perrin, N. (2010). Computerized aid improves safety decision process for survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 25(11):1947-1964.
- Bloom, T., Bullock, L., Sharps, P., Laughon, K., & Parker, B. (2010). Abuse during pregnancy. In J. C. Campbell, J. C. & J. Humphreys (Eds..). Nursing Care of Survivors of Family Violence. St. Louis: Mosby.
- *Bloom, T., Wagman, J., Hernandez, R., Yragui, N., Hernandez, N., Dahlstrom, M. & Glass, N. (2009). Partnering with community-based organizations to reduce intimate partner violence. Journal of Hispanic Behavioral Science, 31(2): 244-257.
- *Glass, N., Perrin, N.A., Hanson, G.C., Mankowski, E., Bloom, T., & Campbell, J. C. (2009). Patterns of perpetrators’ abusive behaviors as reported by Latina and non-Latina survivors. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37 (2): 156-170.
- *Glass, N., Hanson, G., Perrin, N., Bloom, T., Gardner, E., & Campbell, J.C. (2008). Risk for re-assault in abusive female same-sex relationships. American Journal of Public Health, 98(6): 1021-1027.
- Campbell, J.C., Glass, N., Sharps, P.W., Laughon, K., & Bloom, T. (2007). Intimate partner homicide: Review and implications of research and policy. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 8(3): 246-269.
- *Bloom, T. & Curry, M.A. (2007). Abuse and psychosocial stress as factors in high utilization of medical services during pregnancy. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(8): 849-866.
Selected Presentations and Lectures
- *Ford-Gilboe, M., Glass, N., Hegarty, K., Koziol-McClain, J, Scott-Storey, K., Taft, A., Varcoe, C., Wuest, J., & Bloom, T.(2015, April 10). Advancing evidence-based online safety and health interventions for women experiencing intimate partner violence: Lessons from a global research collaboration (symposium). Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Bloom, T. (2015, March 21). Friends, not bystanders: Developing and testing measures for a smartphone-based safety decision aid for friends of abused college women (oral presentation). Futures Without Violence 2015 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, Washington, DC.
- Bloom, T. (2013, September 28). Intimate partner violence & the nurse practitioner in women’s health (oral presentation). 16th Annual Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Conference, San Diego, CA.
- *Bloom, T., (2013, June 17). Recruitment of rural pregnant abused women into an internet-based safety planning intervention… Or not (oral presentation). Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 17, 2013.
- *Anderson, K., Renner, L., & Bloom, T. (2013, June 18). Rural women’s strategic responses to intimate partner violence (oral presentation). Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
- *Bloom, T., & Winberg, A. (2012, October 7). Internet-based safety planning with abused women (workshop). Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Annual Conference, Columbia, MO.
- *Glass, N., Eden, K., Bloom, T. & Messing, J. (2012, March 28). The IRIS Project: Internet-based safety planning with abused women (symposium). Futures Without Violence 2012 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. San Francisco, CA.
- Glass, N., Mankowski, E., & Bloom, T. (2009, October 10). Workplace intervention to improve safety, health, and employment outcomes for abused women (Symposium). Family Violence Prevention Fund 2009 National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. New Orleans, LA.
Selected Invited Presentations
- Bloom, T. (2015, September 1). Intimate partner violence and women’s health (lecture). Medzou Education Series, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO.
- Bloom, T. (2015, May 18). Grant proposals for vulnerable populations (webinar). Colorado Society for Public Health Education.
- Bloom, T. (2015, April 16, July 18 and September 22; 2014, August 28 and September 8). Domestic violence and the healthcare provider (continuing education program). Verizon Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Rutgers School of Social Work. Columbia, MO, St. Joseph, MO, and Mission, KS.
- Bloom, T. (2014, October 2, 2014, October 3). Working with healthcare providers (lecture). Missouri Coalition for Domestic and Sexual Violence, Cape Girardeau and Springfield, MO.
- Bloom, T. (2014, September 5). Domestic violence and the healthcare provider (lecture). Missouri Family Health Council statewide conference. Lake Ozark, MO.
- Bloom, T. (2013, October 26). Safety planning with abused women (lecture). Building Bridges and Making Connections Conference, St. Louis, MO.
- Bloom, T. (2013, October 5). Intimate partner violence and infant mortality (lecture). Binghampton Community Development Corporation community workshop, Memphis, TN.
- Bullock, L., & Bloom, T. (2011, November 7). The elephant in the room: Domestic violence and child outcomes (workshop). Parents as Teachers National Conference, St. Louis, MO.
- Bloom, T. (2011, June 24). Current evidence: Reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence (lecture). Statewide delegate agency meeting, Missouri Family Health Council, Jefferson City, MO.
- Bloom, T. (2011, April 6). Perinatal intimate partner violence, your patients, and you (plenary lecture). 37th Annual Iowa Conference on Perinatal Medicine, Statewide Perinatal Care Program, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Iowa Department of Public Health, West Des Moines, IA.
- Bloom, T. (2011, January 11). Domestic violence and maternal-child outcomes (workshop). Parents As Teachers of Boone County staff in-service, Columbia, MO.
- Bloom, T., (2010, July 31). Domestic violence: Prevention, assessment, intervention and Management (lecture). 4th Annual Women’s Health Symposium and Obstetrics Emergencies Workshop. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Osage Beach, MO.
Selected Honors and Awards
- Excellence in Research, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International (2013)
- Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award, University of Missouri Office of The Provost (2013)
- Top 20 Nursing Professors in Missouri, Statestats.org (2013)
- Women’s Health Nurse of the Year, Missouri March of Dimes (2012)
- Nurse Faculty Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2011)
- Summer Institute Fellow, OBSSR Summer Institute on Behavioral Randomized Controlled Trials (2011)
- Excellence in Classroom Teaching, Student Nurse Association (2010)
- Fellow, Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues Initiative (2009)