Linda F. C. Bullock, PhD, RN, FAAN

Linda-BullockProfessor Emerita

Jeanette Lancaster Alumni Professorship in Nursing – University of Virginia

Phone: 434.982.1966
Fax: 434.243.8372

Univeristy of Virginia
School of Nursing
Claude Moore Educational Bldg
PO Box 800826
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0826

Nursing Specialty

Maternal child nursing, Public health

Interest Area(s)

Intimate partner violence as it relates to maternal child health outcomes; social support and stress; smoking cessation during pregnancy


  • PhD, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • M.S., Texas Woman’s Univeristy, Houston, Texas
  • B.S., Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas
  • B.S., Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas

Program of Research

Domestic violence is a major heath problem for women and children as well as a significant social issue. My research has focused on domestic violence in a population of pregnant women and has included collaborating with nurses nationally and internationally and with members of other disciplines on the MU campus. Specifically I have investigated the prevalence of intimate partner violence, its consequences to mother and fetus, and intervention strategies to improve health outcomes in both the woman and child. This research not only addresses a gap in knowledge but also is providing evidence-based practice recommendations for clinical practice. It has also been useful in advising legislators and policy makers in their development of programs to aid this vulnerable population.

A secondary focus of my research has been on researching smoking cessation programs targeting women of reproductive age. I have implemented a randomized controlled trial testing a nurse-delivered telephone social support intervention for low-income rural pregnant women in Missouri who smoke. I have also collaborated with members of the Department of Family and Community Medicine targeting not only the woman who smokes but also her partner if he smokes. Additionally, my colleagues from the Department of Family and Community Medicine and I have been involved in several other tobacco cessation initiatives.

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE): subcontract with Johns Hopkins University – National Institutes of Health, $1,001,422, 2006-2011
  • Nursing Support: Better Infant Outcomes in Violent Homes – (R01) National Institutes of Health, $1,977,879, 2005-2009

Selected Publications

  • Everett, K., Bullock, L., Longo, D., Gage, J. and Madsen, R. (2007). Men’s tobacco and alcohol use during and after pregnancy. American Journal of Men’s Health, 1(4), 317-325.
  • Gage, J., Everett, K. and Bullock, L. (2007). A review of research literature addressing male partners and smoking during pregnancy. JOGNN,36,574-580.
  • Lutz, K., Curry, M., Robrecht, L. and Bullock, L. (2006). Double binding: Abusive intimate partner relationships in pregnancy. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 38(4), 118-134.
  • Bullock, L., Bloom, T., Curry, M., Davis, J. and Kilburn, E. (2006). Abuse disclosure in private and Medicaid funded pregnant women. Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Health, 51, 361-369.
  • Libbus, M.K., Robrecht, L., Curry, M.A., Bullock, L., Bloom, T.and Nelson, T. (2006). Abuse during pregnancy: Current theory and new contextual understanding. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27, 927-938.
  • Everett, K., Bullock, L., Gage, J., Longo, D., Geden, E. and Madsen, R. (2006). Health-risk behavior of rural low-income expectant fathers. Public Health Nursing, 23(4), 297-306.
  • Durham, M., Curry, M., Bullock, L., Bloom, T. and Davis, J. (2006). Nurse case management for pregnant women experiencing abuse or at risk for abuse. JOGNN, 35, 181-192.
  • Everett, K., Gage, J., Bullock, L., Longo, D., Geden, E. and Madsen, R. (2005).A pilot study of smoking and associated behaviors of low-income expectant fathers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 7(2), 269-276.
  • Worley, B., Bullock, L.F.C. and Geden, E. (2004). The incubator model: Is it effective prenatal care. Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners: The International Journal of NPACE, 8(1), 29-34.
    Parker, B., Bohn, D., Bullock, L., and Curry, M. (2004). “Abuse during pregnancy.” In Campbell, J.C. and Humphreys, J. (Eds), Family Violence and Nursing Practice (pp. 77-96). Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Bio and Professional Experience

My teaching activities are consistent with my strong clinical based background in maternal child health and international public health. My international experience in public health nursing and extensive research experience in domestic violence and smoking cessation has helped me to contribute to the overall mission of the Sinclair School of Nursing. I bring almost 30 years of such experience thus providing a strong theoretical and practical perspective to my faculty position.

Presentations and Lectures

  • Bullock, L., Everett, K., & Geden, E. “Baby BEEP: A nurse-delivered telephone social support intervention. National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research.” Washington D.C.: October 2- 4, 2008.
  • Bullock, L., Everett, K., Mullen, P.D., Geden, B., Longo, D. (2008). “Baby BEEP: A randomized clinical trial of smoking cessation for low-income rural pregnant women using nurse-delivered social support.” 29th annual Society of Behavioral Medicine. March 27- 29, 2008. San Diego, Calif.
  • Bullock, L., Sharps, P., Campbell, J., Pugh, L., Mickey, K., Dove Research Team. “Collaborating to address intimate partner violence: Gown and town partnerships.” 135th Annual American Public Health Association meeting. November 3-7, 2007. Washington, D.C.
  • Bullock, L., Everett, K., Levitch, A., Bhandari, S., & Ball, K. (2007). “You ain’t going anywhere: Understanding violence against rural pregnant women.” 15th Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) Conference. Oct 18-20, 2007. London, Ontario Canada.

Honors and Awards

  • Margaret Woods Allen Award for Research Excellence, Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (2004)
  • Elected, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2003)
  • Sinclair School of Nursing Excellence in Research Award (2001)
  • Texas Woman’s University – Great 100 Nursing Alumni (2001)
  • The Margaret Woods Allen Research Award from the Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (2000)


  • Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (1987-present)
  • Nursing Research Consortium on Violence and Abuse, founding member (1986-present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, member (1983-present)
  • American Public Health Association (1986-present)
  • American Nurses Association, member (1983-present)