Theresa Skybo, PhD, RN, CPNP

Theresa Skybo, PhD, RN, CPNP

Associate Professor


I teach the Master's level research and education track courses.


PhD in nursing from the Ohio State University
MS in nursing from the Ohio State University
BSN from Franklin University
Diploma in nursing from Mt. Carmel School of Nursing

Certifications, Honors & Achievements

Certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Registered nurse in Ohio

Mt. Carmel Excellence in Nursing, 2012
Graduate Teacher of the Year, Mt. Carmel College of Nursing, 2012
Distinguished Recent alumni Award, the Ohio State University, 2006
Leadership Academy: Nurses Investing in Maternal-Child Health, STTI, 2005


French, G., Nicholson, L. Skybo, T., Klein, E., Schwirian, P., Murray-Johnson, L., Eneli, I., Boettner, B., & Groner, J. & Sternstein, A. (2012). An evaluation of mother-centered anticipatory guidance to reduce obesogenic infant feeding behaviors. Pediatrics, 130,e507-517.

Nicholson, L., Schwirian, P., Klein, E., Skybo, T., Murray-Johnson, L., Eneli, I., Boettner, B., French, G., & Groner, J. (2011). Recruitment and retention strategies in longitudinal clinical studies with low-income populations. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32, 353-362.

Groner, JA, Skybo, T., Murray-Johnson, L., Schwirian, P., Eneli, I., Sternstein, A., Klein, E., & French, G. (2009). Childhood anticipatory guidance for prevention of childhood obesity-Design of the MOMS Project. Clinical Pediatrics, 48, 483-492.


“Infant-toddler growth and development: Help Me Grow”. Invited presenter for this all day session offered by the Ohio Department of Health, Findley, OH, November 18, 2011 and March 9, 2012.

“Can changing how mom eats prevent obesity in toddlers?” presented by Judy Groner MD, Theresa Skybo PhD, Pat Schwirian PhD, Lisa Murray-Johnson PhD, Iuhoma Eneli MD, Amy Sternstein MD, Beth Hashiguchi MA, & Gina French MD at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Non Conference, April 28, 2009.

“Well child visits-A family obesity prevention opportunity” presented by Gina French MD, Pat Schwirian PhD, Theresa Skybo PhD, Lisa Murray-Johnson PhD, Amy Sternstein MD, Anna Cunningham MA, Lisa Nicholson PhD, Iuhoma Eneli MD, Beth Hashiguchi MA, & Judy Groner MD at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 2009.


2014-present Co-Investigator. “The effect of PM care on the quality of sleep in medical/surgical patients. PI: Colleen Tripp MSN, RN, PCCN, CNL. Co-Investigators: Fairfield Medical Center Nursing Research Council members.

2005-2007 Co-Investigator. “Can changing how moms eat prevent obesity in toddlers?” PI: Judy Groner MD, Co-Investigators: Gina French MD, Lisa Murray-Johnson PhD, & Patricia Schwirian PhD, RN. NICHD, 1 R21 HD05944-01, $331,856 and Children’s Hospital, $41,915, external review.

Community/Professional Service

Academic Advisor for the Fairfield Medical Center’s Nursing Research Council