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Diane Tyler, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN | Professor

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Phone: 512 471-9092
Fax: 512 475-9179

Office: NUR 4.135
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Dr. Tyler is a Professor of Clinical Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing and director of the Nurse Practitioner Programs. Her teaching, practice and research interests involve health promotion and disease prevention. Current projects focus on weight and health of children and their families. Other recent work centers on creating systems in primary care community-based settings to improve delivery of preventive health services.

Principal Investigator

  • Tyler, D.O. & Horner, S.D.: Primary Care of Families with Overweight Children. Funded by NIH/NINR R21 NR09853, 09/13/05- 07/31/08 ($365,000)
  • Tyler, D.O.: Obesity and Other Risk Factors in Mexican American Children. Pilot project funded under the Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Under-served Populations (P30NR005051), FY 2000-2001, $10,000
  • Tyler, D.O. & Hopkins, B.: Assessment of Certification as an Indicator of RN Continued Competence to Practice.  Supported by the State of Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, 1999, $10,000
  • Tyler, D.O.: Needs Assessment. Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Austin, TX, 1998
  • Tyler, D.O.: The Effects of Bed Rest and the Initial Postoperative Activity of Chair-Sitting on Oxygen Balance and Other Responses in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients:  A Validation Study for the Nursing Diagnosis of Activity Tolerance (dissertation).  Supported by Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Chapter, 1993
  • Tyler, D.O., Ogburn-Russell, L., & Clark, A.P.: Endotracheal Tube Cuff Care:  Survey of Hospital Policies and ICU Nurses' Practices in Texas.

Co-Investigator

  • Mackert, M. (PI), Kahlor, L, & Tyler, D. O. (2007): Exploring Cultural and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Processing of Online Information in Low Health Literate Audiences. Pilot project funded through the UT-Austin, School of Nursing, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (P30NR005051).
  • Joyce, E. V. (PI), Tyler, D. O., & Aguiilar, E. (2007): Association of Acanthosis Nigricans with BMI and lipid profile in a Predominately Rural Hispanic Population. Funded through UT-Austin, School of Nursing, Southwest Partnership Center (P30)
  • Clark, A.P. (PI), Tyler, D.O., & Walker, M. (1986). The Effects of Back Rubbing on Cardiovascular Dynamics in Healthy Women

Project Director

  • Clark, A.P., Winslow, E.H., Tyler, D.O., & White, K.M.: Nursing Interventions and Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation.  Funding: NIH, National Center for Nursing Research (RO1) 1987-1990, $235,000.
  • Clark, A.P., Winslow, E.H., Tyler, D.O., & White, K.M.: Nursing Interventions and Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation: A Pilot Study.  Supported by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Greater Austin Area Chapter, 1986, $300.

Special Projects

  • Tyler, D.O., & Adams, M.L.: Weight Management in a Primary Care Clinic for Underserved Populations: Intervention Development and Testing. Family Wellness Center, The University of Texas at Austin (2011).
  • Tyler, D. O.: Occupational Health Program for University Researchers and Staff (2001-2009). Supported by The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Tyler, D.O. & Taylor, M.A.: Putting Prevention into Practice at People’s Community Clinic: Target Population  - Adults 18–39.  Supported by the Texas Department of Health FY 2000-2001, $55,000.
  • Taylor, M.A. & Tyler, D.O.: Putting Prevention into Practice at People’s Community Clinic: Target Population  - Adults 40 and older.  Supported by the Texas Department of Health FY 1999-2000, $60,000.
  • Tyler, D.O.: Community Health Nursing Project. Children’s Wellness Center. Supported by St. David’s Foundation FY 2001-2002, $ 55,440.
  • Tyler, D.O.: Community Health Nursing Project. Children’s Wellness Center. Supported by St. David’s Foundation FY 2000-2001, $ 54,000.
  • Tyler, D.O.: Children’s Wellness Center Prescription Voucher Program. Supported by the Travis County Medical Alliance FY 2000-2001, $ 15,000.
  • Tyler, D.O.: Children’s Wellness Center Prescription Voucher Program. Supported by the Travis County Medical Alliance FY 1999-2000, $ 5,000.

Refereed Articles

  • Walker, L. O., Im, E., & Tyler, D. O. (in press). Maternal health needs and interest in screening for depression and health behaviors during pediatric visits. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
  • Kahlor, L., Mackert, M., & Tyler, D.O. (2011). Ensuring children eat a healthy diet: A theory-driven focus groups study of parents' perceptions. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
  • Mackert, M., Kahlor, L., Tyler, D.O., & Gustafson, J. (2009). Designing e-health interventions for low health literate culturally diverse parents: Addressing the obesity epidemic. Telemedicine and e-Health, 15 (7), 661-667.
  • Tyler, D. O., & Horner, S. D. (2008). Collaborating with low-income families and their overweight children to improve weight-related behaviors: An intervention process evaluation. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 13 (4), 263-274.
  • Tyler, D. O., & Horner, S. D. (2008). Family-centered collaborative negotiation: A model for facilitating behavior change in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 20, 194-203.
  • Abel, E., Horner, S. D., Tyler, D., & Innerarity, S. A. (2005). The impact of genetic information on policy and clinical practice. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 6(1), 5-13.
  • Taylor-Seehafer, M.A., Abel, E., Tyler, D. O., & Sonstein F. C. (2004). Integrating evidence-based practice in nurse practitioner education. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 16 (12), 520-524.
  • Tyler, D. O. (2004). Overweight and perceived health in Mexican American children. The Journal of School Nursing, 20(5), 285-292.
  • Tyler, D. O., & Taylor-Seehafer, M. (2004). Utilizing PPIP Texas Style! In a medically under-served population. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 10(2), 100-108.
  • Taylor-Seefhafer, M., Smith, M. M., Tyler, D. O. (2004). Ensuring quality preventive care: the Texas Department of Health Put Prevention into Practice Initiative. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 10(2), 94-99.
  • Smith, M. M., Hitt, J., Meyer, B., Taylor-Seehafer, M., & Tyler, D. O. (2004). Put Prevention Into Practice Implementation Model: Translating practice into theory. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 10(2), 109-115.
  • Tyler, D. O. (1997). Activity progression in acute cardiac patients.  Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12(1), 16-32.
  • Tyler, D. O., Allan, J. D., & Alcozer, F. R. (1997). Weight management methods used by African-American and Euro-Amercian women.  Research in Nursing & Health, 20(5), 413-423.
  • Mc Sweeney, J., Innerarity, S., Richards, R., Clark, A. P., Mitchell M. B., & Tyler, D. O. (1995).  What about me?  Spouses' quality of life after heart transplantation.  Journal of Transplantation Coordination, 5, 59-64.
  • Tyler, D. O., Clark, A. P., & Ogburn-Russell, L. (1991).  Management of endotracheal tube cuffs:  Developing a standard of care.  Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 10(2), 54-61.
  • Griffith, H. M., Evans, M, Irvin, B., Thomas, N., Shinavier B., Acton, G., Baas, L., Tyler, D., Knowland, E., Perkins, C., Martin, K., O’Hara, R., Robertson, S., Schlaifer, M., Ruiz, S., Lewis, S., Robinson, K., & Meek, S. (1991).  Nurses’ perspectives on a national health plan.  Nursing Outlook, 39(4), 178-182.
  • Tyler, D. O., Clark, A. P., Winslow, E. H., & White, K. M. (1990).  Strategies for conducting clinical nursing research in critical care.  Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 12(4),30-38.
  • Clark, A. P., Winslow, E. H., Tyler, D. O., & White, K. M. (1990).  Effects of endotracheal suctioning on mixed venous oxygen saturation and heart rate in critically ill adults.  Heart & Lung, 19(5), 552-557.
  • Winslow, E. H., Clark, A. P., White, K. M., & Tyler, D. O.(1990).  Effects of a lateral turn on mixed venous oxygen saturation and heart rate in critically ill adults.  Heart & Lung, 19(5), 557-561.
  • Tyler, D. O., Winslow, E. H., Clark, A. P., & White, K. M. (1990).  Effects of a one-minute backrub on mixed venous oxygen saturation and heart rate in critically ill adults.  Heart & Lung, 19(5), 562-565.
  • White, K. M., Winslow, E. H., Clark, A. P., Tyler, D. O. (1990).  Physiologic basis of continuous SvO2 monitoring.  Heart & Lung, 19(5), 548-551.

Book Chapters

  • Melnyk, B., Schapiro, N., Sharp, D., & Tyler, D. O. (2006). Brief interventions. In B.M. Melnyk, & Z. Moldenhauer (Eds.), The KySS Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion. Cherry Hill, New Jersey: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
  • Allan, J. D., & Tyler, D. O. (1999).  Exercise promotion.  In G. M. Bulechek & J. McCloskey (Eds.) Nursing Interventions:  Effective Nursing Treatments (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.
  • Clark, A. P., Winslow, E. H., Tyler, D. O., & White, K. M. (1995).  Effects of endotracheal suctioning on mixed venous oxygen saturation and heart rate in critically ill adults.  In S. G. Funk, E. M. Tornquist, M.  T. Champagne, & R. A. Wiese (Eds.), Key Aspects of Caring for the Acutely Ill :  Technological Aspects, Patient Education, and Quality of Life (pp. 189 - 201).  NY: Springer Publishing Co.
  • Tyler, D. O. (1991).  Challenges in the care of cardiac surgery patients (Chapter 14).  In L. S. Baas (Ed.), Essentials of Cardiovascular Nursing.  Gaithburg, MD: Aspen.

Abstracts

  • Tyler, D. O. & Horner, S. D. (2010). Rural parents’ management of childhood asthma. American Academy of Nursing 37th Annual Meeting, Washington,D.C. November, 11-13-2010.
  • Mackert, M., Kahlor, L., Tyler, D., & Gustafson, J. (2009). E-health for low health literate parents: Helping raise healthy children. Promoting Health in Underserved Populations Research Conference – Health Disparities: From Local to Global. Austin, Texas, February 18, 2009.
  • Tyler, D. O., Horner, S., Moran, M., & White, E. (2008). Children’s Health and Weight Study (CHeWS). Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 25, s26.
  • Tyler, D. O., & Horner, S. D. (2008). Uniting with families to prevent lifelong obesity. Proceedings of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 2008.
  • Mackert, M.,Tyler, D., & Kahlor, L. (2008).Building parenting capacities in low socioeconomic status adults: Strategies and content for new interventions. Promoting Health in Underserved Populations Research Conference. Austin, Texas, February 27, 2008.
  • Tyler, D. O. (2007). Children’s Health and Weight Study (CHeWS). Proceedings of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 28th Annual Conference, March 2007, Orlando, FL.
  • Taylor-Seehafer, M., & Tyler, D. O. (2006). Touchpoints: More than a parent-child model. Proceedings: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 32th Annual Meeting, April 2006, Orlando, FL.
  • Tyler, D. O., Bloom. M., Taylor-Seehafer, M., & Adams, M. L. (2004). Meeting the growing demand for Spanish-speaking nurses. Proceedings National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 30th Annual Meeting, April 2004.San Diego, CA.
  • Tyler, D. O., & Taylor-Seehafer, M. (2002). System change and the Texas Department of Health – PPIP Implementation Model. Proceedings from the American College of Preventive Medicine Annual Conference, 61-PS32.
  • Smith, M. M., Taylor-Seehafer, M., & Tyler, D. O. (2001). Implementing systems change to incorporate clinical preventive services in primary care: Research into practice. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23-S206.