Perinatal Research and Wellness Center Postdoc Scholar
Dr. Lisa M. Blair received her PhD in Nursing with an interdisciplinary graduate specialization in Quantitative Research Methods at The Ohio State University. She holds a BSN from Ohio University, and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Sinclair College. Dr. Blair is a neonatal intensive care nurse specialist with clinical experience working with critically and chronically ill infants. Her National Institute of Nursing Research funded predoctoral study examined social and genomic risk factors for long-term cognitive outcomes in children with low birthweight (F31NR016623, PI: Blair). Dr. Blair’s lead work revealing relationships between preterm birth, race, inflammatory cytokines, and sleep quality won an award at the National Institute of Nursing Research 30th Anniversary Symposium. She is a member of the 2016 Summer Genetics Institute Scholar at the National Institute of Nursing Research and a 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Dr. Blair’s primary research interests focus on cognitive and behavioral outcomes in rural Appalachian children after fetal opioid and polysubstance exposure and the intergenerational transmission of health, disease, and environmental risk. In her current role, Dr. Blair employs her lifecourse health focus to support ongoing, high impact research of Dr. Kristin Ashford and Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennet in tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery systems, cannabis, and opioid substance exposures in emerging adults and perinatal women.