Wendy Bauer

Director of Research and Evaluation, Assistant Professor
College of Nursing



  • - PhD, Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2018
  • - BSN, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2008



  • - Licensed Registered Nurse, State of Wisconsin multi-state compact
  • - Basic Life Support Provider Certification, American Heart Association



  • - Chronic illness self-management
  • - Indoor environmental health
  • - Qualitative methods



  • - Bauer, W. S., Schiffman, R. F., Ellis, J. E., Erickson, J. M., Polfuss, M., Taani, M., & Sawin, K. J. (2023). An integrative review of the use of the Individual and Family Self-Management Theory in research. Advances in Nursing Science, advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000512
  • - Bauer, W. S., & Schiffman, R. F. (2023). A Center Experience with Common Data Elements in Chronic Illness Self-Management Research. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1939459221144851. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/01939459221144851
  • - Bauer, W. S., & Schiffman, R. F. (2020). Factors influencing self-management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by community-dwelling adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(6), 423–430. https://doi.org /10.1177/0193945919865532
  • - Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., Bauer, W. S., Stevens, P. E., Galvao, L. W., Grande, K. M., Yerges, A., Emer, L., Mwenyekonde, T., & Weinhardt, L. (2020). Rural Malawian women's resistance to systematic oppression, violence, and abuse by their husbands. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(1-2), 268–293. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516682518
  • - Yerges, A. L., Stevens, P. E., Mkandawire-Valhmu, L., Bauer, W., Mwenyekonde, T., Weinhardt, L. S., & Galvao, L. W. (2017). Women's narratives of living in polygamous marriages: Rural Malawian experience distilled and preserved in poetic constructions. Health Care for Women International, 38(8), 873–891. https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2017.1326494



  • - Bauer, W. S. (2024, February 22). Mapping a research trajectory of the impact of fragranced products on respiratory health to the NIEHS Translational Research Framework. Alliance for Nurses for a Healthy Environment (AHNE) Research Work Group Monthly Meeting [Oral presentation, virtual].
  • - Bauer, W. S., Anderson, A., Ellis, J. E., Erickson, J. M., Polfuss, M., & Sawin, K. J. (2024). A theory-guided review of measures of self-management medication behavior. 48th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, St. Paul, MN. [Postcard oral presentation].
  • Bauer, W. S., & Cann, M. (2022, April). An integrative review of civil-liberty based rationales for vaccine hesitancy and denial. 46th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Schaumberg, IL. [Postcard poster presentation].
  • - Bauer, W. S., Erickson, J., Ellis, J., & Taani, M. (2020, April). Demystifying common data elements: What we have and what we need to advance family nursing. 44th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Schaumberg, IL. [Guaranteed symposium presentation and panel discussion].
  • - Bauer, W. S., & Schiffman, R. S. (2019, March). Self-management experiences of community-dwelling adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 43rd Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Kansas City, MO. [Poster presentation].
  • - Hook, M. L., & Bauer, W. S. (2017, April). The impact of a technology-based innovation to support evidence-based patient education by nurses in acute care. 41st Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN [Podium presentation].
  • - Hook, M. L., & Bauer, W. S. (2016, December). Using a mixed-methods design to investigate adherence to evidence-based nursing practices in acute care. 9th Annual Conference of the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health and AcademyHealth, Washington, DC. [Poster presentation].


Awards and Honors

  • - Edward Penson Faculty Award (2022) University of Wisconsin Oshkosh\



  • Technology, Education, Access, Communities, and Healthcare: TEACH Toward a Healthy Rural Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin System Innovation Grant. Chung, S. (PI), Abrahamson, K.(Co-I), & Bauer, W. (Co-I). Amount: $175,000. (Awarded January 2024).
  • Civil liberties-focused misinformation to promote vaccine hesitancy and denial during the COVID-19 pandemic awarded by the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions & Innovation. Faculty research stipend ($2500) (Awarded August 2020).