Madeleine J. Kerr, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Madeleine J. Kerr

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-2669

Fax 612-625-7091

Office Address:
6-119B Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics (IHI)

PhD, University of Michigan (Nursing), 1994

MS, Northern Illinois University (Nursing), 1983

BScN, McGill University (Nursing), 1971


Professional Associations

  • Co-operative Membership:
    Population Health and Systems
  • Center Membership:
    Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research


Research Summary/Interests

Specialty areas include: Worker health promotion and protection; Intervention effectiveness research; Preventing occupational hearing loss, Pender Health Promotion Model. Dr. Kerr's current research focus is developing and testing theory-based health promotion interventions with special populations of workers. (Recent grants and selected publications are listed below.)

Research Funding Grants

Research and Education Grants:

Title of Project: Latino-based Multimedia to Prevent Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Funding Agency: NIH (R25)
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 4/1/04-3/31/07

Title of Project: Public Health Nursing Field Experiences
Funding Agency: HRSA
Role: Program Director
Project Dates: 7/1/03-6/30/04

Title of Project: Intervention to Prevent Construction Worker Hearing Loss
Funding Agency: NIOSH
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 9/30/97-9/29/01

Title of Project: Development of an Instrument to Measure Noise Annoyance
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota, Graduate School
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 12/16/ 96-9/15/98


Selected Publications:

  • McCullagh, M. C., Raymond, D., Kerr, M. J., & Lusk, S. L. (2011). Prevalence of hearing loss and accuracy of self-report among factory workers. Noise & Health. 13(54), 340-347.
  • Monsen, K. A., Radosevich, D. M., Kerr, M. J., & Fulkerson, J. A. (2011). Public Health Nurses Tailor Interventions for Families at Risk. Public Health Nursing, 28(2), 119-128.
  • Monsen, K. A., Westra, B. L., Oancea, S. C., Yu, F., & Kerr, M. J. (2011). Linking home care interventions and hospitalization outcomes for frail and non-frail elderly patients. Research in Nursing & Health, 34(2), 160-168.
  • Monsen, K. A., Westra, B. L., Yu, F., Ramadoss, V. K., & Kerr, M. J. (2009). Data management for intervention effectiveness research: comparing deductive and inductive approaches. Research in Nursing & Health, 32(6), 647-656.
  • Kerr, M. J., Savik, K., Monsen, K. A., & Lusk, S. L. (2007). Effectiveness of computer-based tailoring versus targeting to promote use of hearing protection. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 39(1), 80-97.
  • Robertson, C., Kerr, M. J., Garcia, C., & Halterman, E. (2007). Noise and hearing protection: Latino construction workers’ experiences. AAOHN Journal, 55(4), 153-160.
  • Monsen, K. A., & Kerr, M. J. (2004). Mining quality documentation data for golden outcomes. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 16(3), 192-199.
  • Kerr, M. J., McCullagh, M., Savik, K., & Dvorak, L. A. (2003). Perceived and measured hearing ability in construction laborers and farmers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 44(4), 431-437.
  • Kerr, M. J., Lusk, S. L., & Ronis, D. L. (2002). Explaining Mexican American workers' hearing protection use with the health promotion model. Nursing Research, 51(2), 100-109.
  • Kerr, M. J., Brosseau, L., & Johnson, C. S. (2002). Noise levels of selected construction tasks. AIHA Journal: A Journal for the Science of Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety, 63(3), 334-339.
  • Kerr, M. J. (2001). Work force diversity (editorial). AAOHN Journal, 49(1), 13.
  • Kerr, M. J., Struthers, R., & Huynh, N. (2001). Work force diversity: Implications for occupational health nursing.AAOHN Journal, 49(1), 14-20.


Academic Interests and Focus

Health informatics, nursing research & program evaluation.