Samantha Boch

Samantha Jo Boch

Assistant Professor

Procter Hall

CON AD for Nursing Research - 0038

Professional Summary

Samantha Boch is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and affiliate faculty of the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her program of research centers on the social determinants of health with particular interest in understanding and mitigating the collateral consequences of mass incarceration on child health. Her clinical background is in corrections nursing, and she has experience leading interdisciplinary quantitative and qualitative investigations.


PhD: The Ohio State University, 2017 (Nursing Science with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in University and College Teaching)

MS: The Ohio State University, 2015 (Specialization in Public Health Nursing)

BA: The Ohio State University, 2012 (Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies)

BS: The Ohio State University, 2012 (Nursing)

Research Support

Investigators:Boch, S 06-01-2021 -06-01-2022 UC College of Nursing; Dean's New Investigator Award Correctional Keyword Search in Pediatric Health Records Role:Principal Investigator $8,400 Active Type:Grant

Grant: #K12 PEDSnet Career Development Award Investigators:Boch, S 01-01-2021 -12-31-2022 AHRQ and PCORI Social Justice and Equity: Bridging data science approaches to better understand and care for children of incarcerated parents & other justice involved populations Role:Principal Investigator $265,604 Active Type:Fellowship

Grant: #UL1TR002733 Investigators:Boch, S., Chisolm D., 06-01-2020 -06-01-2021 OSU CCTS Development of a Deep Learning Model Prototype for Identification of Children Exposed to Parental Incarceration Role:Co-Principal Investigator $40,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #2019-IG-BX-0004 Investigators:Franklin County Board of Commissioner's Office 01-01-2020 -01-01-2023 Department of Justice Incarcerated Fathers and their Adolescent Children Project Role:Program Evaluator $738,000

Grant: #NIH 2674-19 Investigators:Boch, S 09-01-2021 -09-01-2023 NIMHD - Loan Repayment Program for Clinician Scientists of Disadvantaged Backgrounds Advancing the Sciences to Better Care and Support the Health of Children of Incarcerated Parents $50,000 Active

Investigators:Boch, Samantha 01-01-2021 -12-31-2022 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Social Justice and Equity: Bridging data science approaches to better understand and care for children of incarcerated parents Role:PI 0.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #2019-IG-BX-0004 Investigators:Boch, Samantha 07-22-2020 -09-30-2022 Department of Justice Incarcerated Fathers and their Adolescent Children Role:PI 39829.86 Active Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Sadovszky, Victoria; Draudt, Breana; Boch, Samantha (2014. ) A Systematic Review of Reviews of Behavioral Interventions to Promote Condom Use .Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, , 11 (2 ) ,107-117

Boch, S.; Ford, J. (2014. ) C-reactive Protein Levels Among U.S. Adults Affected by Parental Incarceration .Biological Research of Nursing., , 110 ,104802

Ford, Jodi L.; Boch, Samantha J.; McCarthy, Donna (2016. ) Feasibility of Hair Collection for Cortisol Measurement in Population Research on Adolescent Health .Nursing research, , 65 (3 ) ,249-255

Boch, Samantha Jo (2017. ) Urban Youth Exposed to Parental Incarceration: The Biosocial Linkages in an Understudied Adverse Childhood Exposure .OSU Knowledge Bank, , 31 (Dissertation/Thesis ) ,603-622

Boch, S. J.; Ford, J. L. (2018. ) Health Outcomes of Youth in the United States Exposed to Parental Incarceration: An Integrative Review .J Forensic Nurs, , 14 (2 ) ,61-71

Boch, S. J.; Warren, B. J.; Ford, J. L. (2019. ) Attention, Externalizing, and Internalizing Problems of Youth Exposed to Parental Incarceration .Issues Ment Health Nurs, , 132 (2 ) ,1-10

Ford, Jodi L.; Boch, Samantha J.; Browning, Christopher R. (2019. ) Hair cortisol and depressive symptoms in youth: An investigation of curvilinear relationships .Psychoneuroendocrinology, , 109 (2 ) ,104376

Boch, Samantha J.; Taylor, Danielle M.; Danielson, Melissa L.; Chisolm, Deena J.; Kelleher, Kelly J. (2020. ) 'Home is where the health is': Housing quality and adult health outcomes in the Survey of Income and Program Participation .Preventive medicine, , 132 (2 ) ,105990

Axelson, Andrew; Kelleher, Kelly; Chisolm, Deena; Boch, Samantha (2020. ) "How do I help this kid adjust to what real life is for them?": Youth service providers experiences on supporting children with incarcerated parents .Children and Youth Services Review, , 110 ,104802

Boch, Samantha; Keedy, Hannah; Chavez, Laura; Dolce, Millie; Chisolm, Deena (2020. ) An Integrative Review of Social Determinants of Health Screenings used in Primary Care Settings .Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, , 31 (2 ) ,603-622

Ebersole, A., Boch, S., Bonny, A., Chisolm, D., Berlan, E. (2020. ) Metropolitan and non-Metropolitan Differences in HIV Sex Education and Testing. .Journal of Adolescent Health, ,

Boch, Samantha; Sezgin, Emre; Ruch, Donna; Kelleher, Kelly; Chisolm, Deena; Lin, Simon (2021. ) Unjust: the health records of youth with personal/family justice involvement in a large pediatric health system.Health & justice, , 9 (1 ) ,20 More Information

Hardy, Rose; Boch, Samantha; Keedy, Hannah; Chisolm, Deena (2021. ) Social Determinants of Health Needs and Pediatric Health Care Use.The Journal of pediatrics, , More Information

Ford, Jodi L; Browning, Christopher R; Boch, Samantha J; Kertes, Darlene A; Tarrence, Jake; Way, Baldwin M; Schmeer, Kammi K (2021. ) Racial and Economic Adversity Differences in Stress Markers and Immune Function Among Urban Adolescents.Nursing research, , More Information

Boch, Samantha J; Ford, Jodi L (2021. ) Protective Factors to Promote Health and Flourishing in Black Youth Exposed to Parental Incarceration.Nursing research, , More Information

Ruch, D., Steelsmith, D., Brock, G., Boch, S., Quinn, C., Bridge, J., Campo, J., Fontanella, C. Mortality and Cause of Death Among Youth Previously Incarcerated in the Juvenile Legal System. .JAMA Network Open., , accepted ,

Boch, Samantha J; Chisolm, Deena J; Kaminski, Jennifer W; Kelleher, Kelly J (2021. ) Home quality and child health: Analysis of the Survey of Income and Program Participation.Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community, , 1367493520975956 More Information

Dolce, M., Keedy, H., Chavez, C., Boch, S., Zaim, H., Dias, B., Chisolm, D. (2021. ) Implementing an EHR based Social Determinants of Health Screen in Pediatric Outpatient and Acute Care Medical Settings. Pediatric Quality and Safety, ,

Other Publications

Axelson, Andrew & Boch, Samantha (2019. ) A Hidden Epidemic: Parental Incarceration and What To Do When It Affects Your Patients .


Invited Presentations

Boch, S., and Kelleher, K (04-2021. ) What They Need Us to Know: Children of Incarcerated Parents. Nationwide Children's Hospital ,

Boch, S. (04-2021. ) Mass (Parental) Incarceration and Child Health Equity .UC Alumni Association, Virtual.

Paper Presentations

Boch, S (03-2021. ) Unjust: Health Records of Youth with Personal/Family Justice Involvement. .Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Boch, S. (06-2021. ) Bridging Data Science Approaches to Better Understand and Care for Children of Incarcerated Parents. .AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Level:National

Post Graduate Training and Education

2018-2020 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Nationwide Children's Hospital , , Abigail Wexner Research Institute

Contact Information

College of Nursing