Randi Bates

Randi Ann Bates

Asst Professor

Procter Hall

CON INRS - 0038

Professional Summary

Dr. Randi Bates is a nurse, family nurse practitioner, and scientist. Her clinical practice has primarily focused on public health and managing chronic disease. Her research surrounds understanding the role of poverty and early life stress on health. She approaches this research with a bioecological lens to understand how different levels of ecologies or environments, from the molecular to macro, shape stress and health-related behaviors – major components influencing both public health and chronic disease. A major focus of her work has been on understanding the role of environmental and social disadvantage, such as poverty and maternal mental health, on stress in young children. She also examines the effects of a child’s experiences with stress on child development – including self-regulation, sleep, and language. She approaches this work with interdisciplinary researchers, including collaborations to design interventions to help prevent and buffer toxic stress in young children and their mothers. She has received numerous honors for her work, including being recognized as a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health. She continues her research and training nurses on how ecologies shape health development as an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati. In her spare time, she enjoys catching up on her long list of books she wants to read and spending time with family from Ohio, NYC, and Peru.

This research directory profile is updated each May. Additional information surrounding Bates's scholarship, including prior to the 2020-2021 academic year, can be found in her CV (available upon request). 
 

Education

PhD: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2019 (Nursing)

MS: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2015 (Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner)

BSN: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2008 (Nursing)

Research and Practice Interests

Caregiver Stress
Child Stress
Poverty
Child Sleep
Child Self-Regulation
Child Language 
 

Positions and Work Experience

2020 -2020 Adjunct Professor, Columbus State Community College,

2019 -2020 Postdoctoral Scholar, President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program, The Ohio State University Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Columbus, OH

2016 -2017 Graduate Research Associate, The Ohio State University Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy,

2015 -2020 Nurse Practitioner, Dennison Renal Care, Columbus, OH

2011 -2016 Bilingual Registered Nurse, Physicians CareConnection,

2011 -2015 Registered Nurse, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

2011 -2011 Bilingual Registered Nurse Outreach Coordinator, The Breathing Association,

2008 -2010 Community Health Advisor, United States Peace Corps, Dominican Republic

2020 - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of NUrsing,

Research Support

Grant: #1F31NR017103 Investigators:Bates, R. 2017 -2019 National Institute of Nursing Research The influence of early life contexts on child self-regulation: A key to lifecourse wellness Role:PI Completed Type:Fellowship

Grant: #N/A Investigators:Bates, R. 2021 -2022 University of Cincinnati Office of Research Research Launch Awards Role:PI Pending Type:Grant

Investigators:Bates, R. A., Dynia, J. M., McGinnis, C. P. 2021 -2022 University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Rabinowitz Teacher Job Characteristics and Stress Role:PI Active Type:Grant

Publications

Published Abstracts

Bates, R., & Koury, A. (2019. ) Negative temperament, hair cortisol, and sleep in toddlers reared in poverty. .[Abstract]Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107 ,

Bates, R., Salsberry, J., Dynia, J. (2019. ) Feasibility of sampling hair for cortisol analysis in high-risk mothers and their toddlers .[Abstract]

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bates, Randi A; Singletary, Britt; Dynia, Jaclyn M; Justice, Laura M (2021. ) Maternal Mental Health Symptoms and Clusters Predict Toddler Sleep in Low-Income Homes.The Journal of genetic psychology, , 1-17 More Information

Singletary, Britt; Bates, Randi; Justice, Laura (2021. ) Evaluating associations between maternal social support and cognitive development for infants in poverty.Infant behavior & development, , 63 ,101546 More Information

Dynia, Jaclyn M; Dore, Rebecca A; Bates, Randi A; Justice, Laura M (2021. ) Media exposure and language for toddlers from low-income homes.Infant behavior & development, , 63 ,101542 More Information

Bates, Randi A; Singletary, Britt; Yacques, Alexandre; Justice, Laura (2020. ) Sleep and stress in mother-toddler dyads living in low-income homes.Developmental psychobiology, , More Information

Bates, Randi A; Salsberry, Pamela J; Ford, Jodi L; Pickler, Rita H; Dynia, Jaclyn M; Justice, Laura M (2020. ) Hair sampling for cortisol analysis with mother-toddler dyads living in low-income homes.Infant behavior & development, , 61 ,101499 More Information

Justice, Laura M; Jiang, Hui; Bates, Randi; Koury, Abel (2020. ) Language Disparities Related to Maternal Education Emerge by Two Years in a Low-Income Sample.Maternal and child health journal, , 24 (11 ) ,1419-1427 More Information

Bates, Randi A; Salsberry, Pamela J; Justice, Laura M; Dynia, Jaclyn M; Logan, Jessica A R; Gugiu, Mihaiela R; Purtell, Kelly M (2020. ) Relations of Maternal Depression and Parenting Self-Efficacy to the Self-Regulation of Infants in Low-Income Homes.Journal of child and family studies, , 29 (8 ) ,2330-2341 More Information

Jiang, Hui; Justice, Laura M; Purtell, Kelly M; Bates, Randi (2020. ) Exposure to Environmental Toxicants and Early Language Development for Children Reared in Low-Income Households.Clinical pediatrics, , 59 (6 ) ,557-565 More Information

Justice, Laura M; Jiang, Hui; Purtell, Kelly M; Schmeer, Kammi; Boone, Kelly; Bates, Randi; Salsberry, Pamela J (2019. ) Conditions of Poverty, Parent-Child Interactions, and Toddlers' Early Language Skills in Low-Income Families.Maternal and child health journal, , 23 (7 ) ,971-978 More Information

Bates, Randi A; Blair, Lisa M; Schlegel, Emma C; McGovern, Colleen M; Nist, Marliese Dion; Sealschott, Stephanie; Arcoleo, Kimberly Nursing Across the Lifespan: Implications of Lifecourse Theory for Nursing Research.Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, , 32 (1 ) ,92-97 More Information

Bates, Randi; Salsberry, Pamela; Ford, Jodi (2017. ) Measuring Stress in Young Children Using Hair Cortisol: The State of the Science.Biological research for nursing, , 19 (5 ) ,499-510 More Information

Bates, R.A., Justice, L., Salsberry, P., Jiang, H., Dynia, J., & Singletary, B. (2021. ) Co-occurring exposure to risk and protective factors and regulatory behavior of infants living in low-income homes. .Infant Behavior and Development, , More Information

Bates, Randi A; Ford, Jodi L; Jiang, Hui; Pickler, Rita; Justice, Laura M; Dynia, Jaclyn M; Ssekayombya, Prosper (2021. ) Sociodemographics and chronic stress in mother-toddler dyads living in poverty.Developmental psychobiology, , 63 (6 ) ,e22179 More Information

Bates, Randi A; Justice, Laura M; Salsberry, Pamela J; Jiang, Hui; Dynia, Jaclyn M; Singletary, Britt (2021. ) Co-occurring risk and protective factors and regulatory behavior of infants living in low-income homes.Infant behavior & development, , 64 ,101598 More Information

Bates, Randi A; Singletary, Britt; Dynia, Jaclyn M; Justice, Laura M (2021. ) Temperament and sleep behaviors in infants and toddlers living in low-income homes.Infant behavior & development, , 65 ,101657 More Information

Bates, Randi A; Ford, Jodi L; Justice, Laura M; Pickler, Rita H; Singletary, Britt; Dynia, Jaclyn M Relationships among caregiving, stress, and self-regulation in toddlers living in poverty.Journal of pediatric nursing, , 66 ,184-190 More Information

Bates, R. A., Militello, L., Barker, E., Gonzalez Villasanti, H., Schmeer, K. (2022. ) Early childhood stress responses to psychosocial stressors: The state of the science.Developmental Psychobiology, , 64 (7 ) , More Information

Additional Publications

Post Graduate Training and Education

2019-2020 Postdoctoral Scholar, Child Development, The Ohio State University Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, , Columbus, OH

2019-2019 Summer Genetics Institute, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, , Bethesda, MD

Professional Affiliation

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Psychoneuroendocrinology

International Congress of Infant Studies

Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International

National Peace Corps Association