Ellen M. Chiocca, PhD, CPNP, APRN

Assistant Teaching Professor  

E-mail: emcmt9@missouri.edu 
Phone: (573) 882-7969 
Fax: 573.884.4544 


Sinclair School of Nursing 
University of Missouri 
Columbia, MO 65211 

Teaching Emphasis Area(s) 

N4270: Nursing of Children  

N8170: Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy 

N7130: Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics 

Selected Grants, Honors and Awards  


2019  U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime Project CHILD (Collaboration of Helpers Lowering Deaths of Children)  $750,000 to be dispersed to Cook County Health over three years. Project CHILD is aimed at reducing the incidence of child maltreatment across three Illinois counties, namely, Cook, Peoria and Vermillion. 


American Journal of Nursing (AJN) 2020 AJN Book of the Year Award 
First Place: Child Health  Advanced Pediatric Assessment by Ellen M. Chiocca. 3rd edition. 

Selected Publications 


Chiocca, Ellen M.  (2019). Advanced pediatric assessment (3rd Ed). New York: Springer Publishing.  

Chiocca, Ellen M.  (2019). Study guide to accompany advanced pediatric assessment (2nd Ed): A case study and critical thinking review. New York: Springer Publishing.  

Journal Articles 

  • Hornor, G., Boudreaux,D.  Bretl, D., Chapman, E., Chiocca, E., Donnell, C., Herendeen, P., Kahn, D., Loyke, J., Morris, K., Mulvaney, B. Perks, D., Terreros, A., & VanGraafeiland, B. Garcia (2020). Building a safe and healthy America: Eliminating corporal punishment via positive parenting. Journal of Pediatric Health Care,34(2):136-144. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.09.008.  
  • Phillips, L., Bloom, T. L., Gainey, T. & Chiocca, E. (2017). Impact of short-term study abroad experiences on community health baccalaureate students. Journal of Nursing Education, 56, 528-533. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20170817-03. 
  • Chiocca, Ellen, M. (2017). American parents’ attitudes and beliefs about corporal punishment: An integrative literature review. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 3, 372-383. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.01.002 
  • Hornor, G., Bretl, D., Chapman, E., Chiocca, E., Donnell, C., Doughty, K., Houser, S., Marshall, B., Morris, K., & Garcia Quinones, S. (2015). Corporal punishment: Evaluation of an intervention by PNPs. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29 (6), 526-535. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.04.016  
Selected Peer Reviewed Presentations 

Attitudes and Beliefs about Corporal among Inner City Homeless Parents 

October 3, 2019, 2019 Global Health Summit, St. Paul, Minnesota  Academy on Violence and Abuse 

Neurobiological Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children 

Co-presenter with Dr. Deana Lashley, November, 2018 
2018 Global Health Summit, Tallahassee, Florida 
Academy on Violence and Abuse  

No Hit Zone 

Post presentation  November, 2018 
2018 Global Health Summit, Tallahassee, Florida, Academy on Violence and Abuse 

Area of Doctoral Study 

Attitudes and Beliefs about Corporal among Inner City Homeless Parents 

Clinical Practice Area 

Primary care pediatrics  

Manuscript reviewer: 

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma 

Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 

Neonatal Network 


Link to CV Here