Deidre D. Wipke-Tevis, PhD, RN

Interim Assistant Dean for Research,
PhD Program Director, Associate ProfessorDeidre Wipkie Tevis Headshot


Phone: 573.884.8441
Fax: 573.884.4544

S323 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211


Program of Research

As the Principal Investigator (PI) on two National Institutes of Health funded grants and one American Heart Association funded grant, I have done significant work related to microvascular responsiveness and function as well as associated signs and symptoms in individuals with chronic, non-healing wounds and microvascular disorders as well as healthy young and mid-life adults.  In addition to my own program of research, I also have been a co-investigator on 3 R01s and an R15 in the School of Nursing and a T90/R90 Clinical Biodetective Training Grant out of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the School of Medicine. Additionally, I have a long history of successful mentoring of undergraduate, masters, DNP, and PhD students research primarily related to foot, wound and skin care issues, symptom experience in acute and chronic illness, and use of technology to predict pressure ulcer status and assess cardiovascular disorders.

Based on our collective body of work, we have contributed to the science of pressure ulcer prevention andtreatment across a variety of care setting (Schmitz, Becker, Deroche, & Wipke-Tevis, 2020;  Linneman, Crumley, & Wipke-Tevis, 2019; Shepherd, Wipke-Tevis et al. 2015; Wipke-Tevis et al., 2004; Siem, Wipke-Tevis et al., 2003). We have added to scientific base related to the self-care of foot health and venous leg ulcers (O’Connor, Deroche, & Wipke-Tevis, 2020; O’Connor, Enriquez, & Wipke-Tevis, 2020; Wipke-Tevis et al., 2001; Wipke-Tevis  & Stotts, 1998; Wipke-Tevis & Stotts, 1996). We also have made contributions to theaccurate measurement of skin and systemic oxygenation, perfusion, and ventilation in individuals with or at riskfor chronic wounds and/or other cardiovascular disorders (Prentice, Deroche, & Wipke-Tevis, 2020; Sae-Sia, Wipke-Tevis, et al. 2007; Wipke-Tevis & Williams, 2007;  Sae-Sia, Wipke-Tevis, et al., 2005). Additionally, we have contributed to symptom science in individuals with acute and chronic illnesses such as cardiac and colorectal cancer surgery, multiple sclerosis, and venous ulcers by examining symptoms such as cosmeticresult, distress, drowsiness, edema, fatigue, mood disturbances, pain, and sleep disturbances (Krisanabud, Wipke-Tevis, et al. 2019; Newland, Wipke-Tevis et al., 2005; Wipke-Tevis et al., 2000; Wipke-Tevis et al., 1996).

Selected Grants, Honors and Awards
  • Innovations in Professional Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Public College/University category (2020)
  • Honor Tap Inductee Rollins Society, University of Missouri (2019)
  • President’s Academic Leadership Development Program, University of Missouri System (2018-2019)
  • Alumnae Inductee, Griffiths Leadership Society for Women (2018)
  • Honor a Researcher Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society (2018)
  • 2017 Distinguished Abstract, Midwest Nursing Research Society (2017)
  • Faculty-Alumni Award, Mizzou Alumni Association (2012)
  • Exploring the Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Social Distancing on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Social Interaction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The PANSI Study (Co-Investigator) Sigma, Zeta Delta Chapter at Large Research Grant – $500- 2020-2021
  • Future of Nursing Scholars Program (PI)–Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–$150,000–2018 to 2021
  • Future of Nursing Scholars Program (PI)–Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–$75,000—2017 to 2020
  • Foot Self-care in Older Adults without Diabetes (Co-Investigator)–Sigma Foundation for Nursing/Doris Bloch Research Award–$5000—2018 to 2019
  • MU SSON Distance-Mediated Postdoctoral Fellowship Pilot Program (Co-PI)–University of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing Dean’s Office–$79,981–2018 to 2019
  • Future of Nursing Scholars Program (PI)–Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–$150,000–2016 to 2019
  • MU Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods & Analysis (CARMA): Phase 2 (PI)–UM System, UM System Intercampus Course Sharing–$44,900—2016 to 2018
  • UMSL Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods & Analysis (CARMA): Phase 2 (Co-I)–UM System, UM System Intercampus Course Sharing–$30,000—2016 to 2018
  • Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, American Assoc. of Colleges of Nursing (PI)–$10,000—2016 to 2018
  • MU Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods & Analysis (CARMA): Phase 1 (PI)–UM System, UM System Intercampus Course Sharing–$26,400—2016 to 2018
  • UMSL Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods & Analysis (CARMA): Phase 1 (Co-I)–UM System, UM System Intercampus Course Sharing–$42,275—2016 to 2018
  • Future of Nursing Scholars Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (PI)–$150,000—2015 to 2018
  • UMKC Psychometrics (Co-Author)–UM System, UM System Intercampus Course Sharing–$10,000—2016 to 2017
  • Development & Implementation of a CBPR Graduate Certificate Program (Co-I)–University of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing Dean’s Office–$6,000—2015 to 2017
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing Teaching Statistics with Technology, University of Missouri, Teaching with Technology Innovation Fund (PI)–$305—2016
Selected Publications
  • *O’Connor, J. J., Deroche, C. B., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2020). Foot care self-management in older adults without diabetes:  A pilot controlled trial. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
  • *O’Connor, J. J., Enriquez, M. & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2020).  Foot health assessment and problem identification in a Dominican batey community: A descriptive study.  Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 47(4), 397-402. doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000664
  • *Prentice, D., Deroche, C. B., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2020).  Excluding pulmonary embolism with end-tidal carbon dioxide: Accuracy, cost, and harm avoidance. Western Journal of Nursing Research. DOI: 10.1177/0193945920914492
  • Wipke-Tevis, D. D., Rich, K. A., & Ferguson, C. (2020). Nursing management: Vascular disorders ANZ (Chapter 36).  In D. Brown, H. Edwards, T. Buckley, & R. L. Aitken (Eds.), Lewis’s Medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems, (5th ed., 919-949).  St. Louis: Elsevier-Mosby.
  • Prentice, D., & Wipke-Tevis, D. D. (2019). Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: Following the evidence from suspicion to certainty. Journal of Vascular Nursing37(1), 28-42. 
  • *Linneman, P., Crumley, C., & Wipke-Tevis, D. (2019). Incontinence Bundle: Adherence, Sustainability, and Effect on Pressure Injury Rates. [abstract]. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 46, S3-S4.   
  • Wipke-Tevis, D. D., & Rich, K. A. (2017). Nursing management of vascular disorders (Chapter 37). In S. L. Lewis, L. Bucher, M. M. Heitkemper, M. M. Harding, J. Kwong, D. Roberts (Eds) Medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems (10th ed., p. 802-831). St. Louis: Elsevier-Mosby.
  • Wipke-Tevis, D. D., Armer, J. M., & Williams, D. A. (2017). Impact of leg elevation and compression bandaging on skin microcirculation in healthy adults. [abstract]. Western Journal of Nursing Research39(10), 1373-1374.
  • Shepherd, M., Wipke-Tevis, D. D., & Alexander, G. (2015).  A secondary analysis of qualitative interviews about pressure ulcer prevention communication and implications for Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses.  Journal of Wound, Ostomy Continence Nursing, 43, 235-241.
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