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JANE DIMMITT CHAMPION, PhD, DNP, MSN, MA, FNP, AH-PMH-CNS, FAANP, FAAN | Professor

Email Jane Dimmitt Champion

Phone: 512 471-8208

Office: NUR 5.311(faculty office) | NUR 3.414 (research office)
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Dr. Jane Dimmitt Champion received her BSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, her MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio, her PhD in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a DNP from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis. She has earned post-graduate certifications as a FNP from Texas Tech University, as a CNS in Psych/Mental Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and as a CNS in Adult Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.  She has completed a 2 year National Institute of Health post-doctoral fellowship in Minority Women’s Health, STI, and Violence at from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a second 1 year Centers for Disease Control/Association of Teachers of Prevention Medicine post-doctoral fellowship in STI/HIV Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Champion’s clinical research focuses on STI/HIV, substance use, adolescent and women’s health, unintended pregnancy and interpersonal violence. She has served as Principal, Co-Principal or Co-Investigator on 33 research projects. She has been an investigator on 24 NIH funded research grants (9 as Principal Investigator, and 15 as Co-Investigator) funded by federal agencies such as the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction.

Principal Investigator

  • “Translation of Interventions for Rural Minority Adolescent Women.” Funded by NIDA, 9/2010 – 09/2013. This R01 is a controlled-randomized trial of a behavioral intervention for abused minority adolescent women with STI.
  • “Behavioral Intervention for Minority Adolescent Women.” Funded by NIDA, 10/04 – 9/09. This R01 was a controlled-randomized trial of a behavioral intervention for abused minority adolescent women with STI.
  • Minority Supplement to “Behavioral Intervention for Minority Adolescent Women.” Funded by NIDA, 5/07-9/07.
  • Minority Supplement to “Behavioral Intervention for Minority Adolescent Women.” Funded by NIDA, 9/05-9/06.
  • “Project SEEK.” Funded by SAMHSA, 2003-2009. The major goals of this project are to expand and enhance services to adults infected with HIV/AIDS who have been "lost to care" and have a diagnosed substance abuse disorder or a co-occurring substance abuse/mental illness through implementation of behavioral interventions. 
  • “Development of a Behavioral Intervention for Abused Minority Adolescent Women with STD.”  Funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 6/2000-6/2003.  This U19 was for development and pilot testing of a behavioral intervention for minority adolescent women with a history of abuse and STD.

Co-Investigator

  • PI – Zawacki. “Alcohol Effects on Sex Risk Reduction Skills: An Innovative Experimental Approach.” Funded by NIAAA. Funded 09/2010 – 08-2012. This R21 study is for pilot testing of an experiment for assessment of alcohol’s effects on sexual risk reduction skills.
  • PI-Baseman, Co-PI – Shain. “Sexually Transmitted Diseases Cooperative Research Center.” Funded by NIAID, 9/04-9/09. This U01 is for the conduct of interdisciplinary, behavioral, clinical and biomedical, research related to STI.
  • PI – Shain. “Dual STI Prevention Interventions for Minority Couples.” Funded by NIAID, 9/04-9/09. This U19 is a controlled- randomized study of a behavioral intervention for minority couples with STI.
  • PI – Imrie.  “Translating Effective Behavioral Interventions.” Funded by Medical Research Council, United Kingdom, 09/2005 – 06/2007.  This was a study for adaptation of a behavioral risk reduction intervention (Project Safe) for use with Black Caribbean women in the United Kingdom
  • PI – Braden. “MESA Center for Health Disparities.” Funded by NINR, 2002-2008. This is a P20 including both the UTHSCSA SON and the University of Michigan for development of research related to health disparities.
  • PI – Kelly. “Does Girl Talk – 2 Work in the Juvenile Justice System?” Funded by NIMH, 2002-2005. This R01 tested a modification of the behavioral intervention “Girl Talk” for use with adolescent women in the Juvenile Justice System.
  • PI – Shain.  “Long-term Effects of Behavioral Interventions of Minority Women.”  Funded by NIAID, 1999-2004.  This U19 was for the development and testing of long term effects of a behavioral intervention for minority women with STD.
  • PI – Piper. “Clinical Aspects of Virus-harboring Trichomonas vaginalis.”  Funded by the NIAID, 1999-2004.  This U19 was a study of the clinical aspects of virus-harboring Trichomonas vaginalis.
  • PI – Shain. “Modifying STD Risk Behavior Among Minority Women.” Funded by NIAID, 1995-2000.  This U19 was a controlled- randomized of the longitudinal effects of a behavioral intervention for minority women with STD.
  • Quelopana, A.M., Champion, J.D., Salazar, B.  (2012). Translation and adaptation of the survey of abuse against women for use in clinical research and practice.  Revista Ciencia y Enfermeria (in press).
  • Champion, J.D., & Collins, J.L. Conceptualization of Sexual Partner Relationship Steadiness among Ethnic Minority Adolescent Women:  Implications for Evidence-Based Behavioral Sexual Risk Reduction Interventions, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (in press).
  • Champion, J.D. (2012).  Life along the border:  Stories of a Mexican-American lay midwife.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing, (in press).
  • Champion JD, Collins JL (2012). Retrospective Chart Review for Obesity and Associated Interventions among Rural Mexican-American Adolescents Accessing Health Care Services.  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (in press).
  • Guenther, J., Stiles, A., & Champion, J.D. (2012).  The lived experience of ovarian cancer: a phenomenological approach, Journal American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00732.x
  • Champion, J.D., Collins, J.L. (2012).Assessment, treatment, and counseling options for intervention with sexually transmitted diseases, The Nurse Practitioner, 37(4):40-6.
  • Champion, J.D., Collins, J.L. (2012).Comparison of a theory-based (AIDS Risk Reduction Model) cognitive behavioral intervention versus enhanced counseling for abused ethnic minority adolescent women on infection with sexually transmitted infection: Results of a randomized controlled trial.  International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(2):138-50.
  • Crenshaw, J.T., Cadwell K, Brimdyr K, Widström AM, Svensson K., Champion, J.D. et al. (2012).  Use of a Video-Ethnographic Intervention (PRECESS Immersion Method) to Improve Skin-to-Skin Care and Breastfeeding Rates, Breastfeeding Medicine, 7:69-78.
  • Quelopana, A.M., & Champion, J.D. (2011). Factors associated with post-partum depression in Chilean Women.  Health Care for Women International, 32 (10): 939-949.
  • Collins, J.L., Champion, J.D. (2011). An exploration of young ethnic minority males’ beliefs about romantic relationships, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(3):146-57.
  • Villarreal Reyna, M.A., Champion, J.D., Salazar Gonzalez, B. (2010). Outcomes of Interventions for Alzheimer's Family Caregivers in Mexico. Western Journal of Nursing Research, PMID: 21098:146
  • Champion, J.D. (2011). Context of sexual risk behavior among abused ethnic minority adolescent women. International Nursing Review, 58(1):61-7.
  • Champion, J.D., Collins, J.L. (2010). The path to intervention: Community partnerships and development of a cognitive behavioral intervention for ethnic minority adolescent females.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31, 739-747.
  • Meyer, M.A., Champion, J.D. (2010). Protective Factors for HIV Infection Among Mexican-American Men Who Have Sex with Men. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 21(1):53-62.
  • Quelopana del Valle, A., Champion, J.D., Salazar, B.C. (2009) Psychosocial factors predicting prenatal care in Mexican Women. Midwifery, 25(3):277-85.
  • Gerressu, M., Elam, G., Shain, R.N., Bonel, C., Brook, G., Champion, J.D. et al. (2009) STI risk exposure among black and minority ethnic youth in Northwest London: findings from formative work for translation of an STI risk-reduction behavioural intervention.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 85, 283-9.
  • Collins, J.L., Champion, J.D. (2009) Male adolescent sexual behavior: What they know and what they wish they had known.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(6):748-71.
  • Quelopana del Valle A, Champion, J.D. (2009) Validation of the “Postpartum Depression Screening Scale” Spanish version in women from Arica, Chile. Ciencia y Enfemeria, 24(1):37-47.
  • Champion, J.D., Collins, J.L., Reyes, S., Rivera, R. (2009). Attitudes and beliefs concerning sexual relationships among minority adolescent women. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(7):436-42.
  • Meyer, M.A., Champion, J.D. (2008). Motivators of HIV risk behavior of Young gay Latino males.  Journal American Psychiatric Nurses Association,14(4), 310-316.
  • Quelopana del Valle, A., Champion, J.D., Salazar, B.C. (2008). Health Behaviour in Mexican pregnant women with a history of violence. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(8):1005-18.
  • Champion, J.D. (2007). Behavioral interventions and abuse: secondary analysis of a control randomized trial.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 18, 748-753.
  • Champion, J.D. (2007). Teaching your patients: Lessons that may help her avoid STIs Sexuality, Menopause and Reproduction, 6(2), 29-32.
  • Quelopana del Valle, A., Champion, J.D., Salazar, B.C. (2007) Factores psicosociales que influeyn el inicio del control prenatal: Estudio preliminary.  Desarrollo Cientifico de Enfermeria, 15, 102-106.
  • Quelopana del Valle, A., Champion, J.D., Salazar, B.C. (2007) Traduccion y validacion del cuestionario de beneficios y barreras del control prenatal en embarazadas de Mexico.  Index de Enfermeria, 57, 23-27
  • Thurman, A., Shain, R.N., Holden, A.E., Champion, J.D., Perdue, S., Piper, J.M. (2007). Partner notification of sexually transmitted infections: a large cohort of Mexican American and African American women. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 35, 136-40.
  • Villarreal Reyna, M.A., Champion, J.D., Salazar Gonzalez, B. (2006).  Experiencias cotidianas de cuidadoras de personas con la enfermedad de Alzheimer.  Desarrollo Cientifico de Enfermeria, 14:342-347.
  • Korte, J.E., Baseman, J., Piper, J., Shain, R., Champion, J.D. (2006).  Cervicitis and genitourinary symptoms in women culture positive for Mycoplasma genitalium. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 55, 1-11.
  • Champion, J.D., Piper, J., Shain, R., Holden, A., Korte, J. (2005). Relationship of abuse and PID risk behavior in minority adolescents.  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 17(6), 230-237. 
  • Champion J.D., Wilford K, Shain RN.  (2005). Risk and protective behaviours of bisexual minority women: a qualitative analysis. International Nursing Review, 52, 115-122.
  • Piper, J.M., Korte, J.E., Holden, AEC., Shain, R.N., Perdue, S.T., Champion, J.D., Newton, E.R. (2005). Development of composite symptom variables for quantitative analysis of genitourinary symptomatology in women. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 16(2), 128-132. 
  • Korte, J.E., Shain, R.N., Holden, AEC., Piper, J.M., Perdue, S.T., Champion, J.D., Sterneckert, K. (2004)  Reduction in ssexual risk behaviors and infection rates among African-Americans and Mexican-Americans.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 31, 166-173.
  • Champion, J.D., Kelly, P., Shain, R.N., Piper, J.M. (2004).  Sexual risk behavior of rural minority adolescent women.  Journal of Rural Health, 20(3), 279-285.
  • Shain, R.N., Piper, J.M., Holden, AEC., Champion, J.D., Perdue, S., Korte, J., Guerra, F. (2004) Prevention of gonorrhea and Chlamydia through behavioral intervention: results of a two-year controlled randomized trial in minority women. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 31(7), 401-408.
  • Champion, J.D., Shain, R.N., Piper, J.M. (2004). Minority adolescent women with sexually transmitted diseases and a history of physical or sexual abuse.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 23, 293-316.
  • Champion, J.D., Piper, J., Shain, R., Holden, A., Korte, J.  (2004). Abused women and risk for pelvic inflammatory disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 26,176-191.
  • Champion, J.D., Piper, J., Shain, R., Holden, A., Korte, J.  (2004). Author response:  Abused women and risk for pelvic inflammatory disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 26,194-195.
  • Kelly, P. J., Champion, J.D., Morgan-Kidd, J., Wood, R. (2003).  Sexuality knowledge, attitudes, and practices of young women in the juvenile justice system.  Pediatric Nursing, 29(4), 271-277.
  • Champion, J.D., Kelly, P. (2002). “Protective and risk behaviors of rural minority adolescents.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 23, 191-207.
  • Champion, J.D., Artnak, K., Shain, R., Piper, J., Perdue, S. (2002). Rural woman abuse and sexually transmitted diseases: A casuistic analysis of ethical dilemmas. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 23,305-325.
  • Shain, R.N., Perdue, S., Piper, J.M., Holden, A., Champion, J.D., Newton, E.R. (2002). Behaviors changed by intervention are associated with reduced STD recurrence: The importance of context in measurement.  Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 29, 520-529.
  • Piper, J.M., Peairs, W.A., Shain, R.N., Perdue, S., Champion, J.D. (2002).  Direct comparison of Abbott LCX and GenProbe Pace II for gonorrhea and Chlamydia.  Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9(3).
  • Champion, J.D., Shain, R., Piper, J., Perdue, S. (2002).  Psychological distress among minority women with sexually transmitted diseases.  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 14(7), 317-324.
  • Piper, J., Shain, R.N., Holden, A.E.C., Perdue, S., Champion, J.D. (2002). Patterns of sexual activity among high-risk minority women:  implications for topical microbicide development.  Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9(3).
  • Wen, T.S., Piper, J.M., Korte, J.E., Shain, R.N., Newton, E.R., Perdue, S., Champion, J.D., Holden, A.E.C. (2002).  Symptoms associated with chlamydial infection among minority women.  Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9(3).
  • Piper, J., Shain, R., Perdue, S., Newton, E., Holden, A., Champion, J.D., (2001). Undesired pregnancy is independently associated with increased STD reinfection.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 12(2), 173.
  • Champion, J.D., Shain, R., Piper, J., Perdue, S., Holden, A., Guerra, F. (2001). Life histories of sexual abuse among minority adolescents with STD.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 12(2), 178.
  • Champion, J.D., Shain, R., Piper, J., Perdue, S., Holden, A., Guerra, F. (2001). STD risk behavior and re-infection among abused minority women with STD.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 12(2), 178-179.
  • Champion, J.D., Shain, R., Piper, J., Perdue, S., Holden, A., Guerra, F. (2001). Documentation and self-report of STD history among minority women with STD.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 12(2), 84.
  • Perdue, S., Shain , R., Piper, J., Holden, A., Newton, E., Champion, J.D., Guerra, F. (2001).  Finding the elusive condom effect: incorporating the context of behavior.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 12(2), 59.
  • Shain, R., Piper, J., Perdue, S., Holden, A., Champion, J.D., Guerra, F. (2001). Behavioral intervention reduces rates of chlamydia and/or gonorrhea among minority women at 12 and 24 months’ follow-up.  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 12(2), 80.
  • Champion, J.D., Shain, R., Piper, J., Perdue, S. (2001). Sexual risk behaviors and woman abuse among minority women with sexually transmitted diseases.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 23(3), 241-254.
  • Champion, J.D., Piper, J., Shain, R., Perdue, S, (2001). Minority women with STD: Sexual abuse and risk of PID.  Research in Nursing and Health, 24, 38-43.