Jodi Herron Behr, PhD, JD, RN, RNC-NIC, ACCNS-P

Assistant Professor


Jodi Herron Behr, PhD, JD, RN, RNC-NIC, ACCNS-P

HOU 7419


Jodi Behr brings over 25 years of experience in a variety of nursing roles to her role at Texas Woman's University, including nursing leadership roles of nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse educator.  She is certified as both a high-risk neonatal nurse and a pediatric clinical nurse specialist.  She was a Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar and holds a PhD from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  She also holds a BSN from Purdue University, MSN from Indiana University, and a JD from Indiana University. 


Ph.D., Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
Post-Masters, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO
M.S.N., Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
J.D., Law, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
B.S.N., Nursing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Nursing care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Newborn/Neonatal skin care, Nursing Care Delivery in the Neoantal Intensive Care Unit

Latest Articles

Parents are Essential Caregivers
Advances in Neonatal Care (2021)
Jodi Herron Behr, Debra Brandon, Jacqueline M McGrath

Prevention strategies for neonatal skin injury in the neonatal intensive care unit
Neonatal Network (2019)
Jodi Herron Behr, Dianne W Wardell, Cathy Rozmus, Rebecca L Casarez

Smartphone use by nurses in acute care setting
Computers, Informatics, Nursing (2018)
G A.H. Flynn, B Polivka, Jodi Herron Behr

National attention on opioid use and abuse: NACNS in the forefront
Clinical Nurse Specialist: A Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice (2017)
M Ray, Jodi Herron Behr

Recent Presentations

The Parent Involvement Continuum: The Importance of Achieving Parental Presence, Participation, & Engagement in the NICU
National Assocation of Neonatal Nurses (2020)
Poster | Jodi Herron Behr

Evidence-based Practice Workshop
Norton Healthcare Institute for Nursing (2015)
Faculty Workshop | Jodi Herron Behr

Neonatal and Pediatric Pain: Babies and Kids Are Different
Nursing Grand Rounds: Kosair Children's Hospital and Norton Women's and Children's Hospital (2015)
Faculty Workshop | Jodi Herron Beh

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Neonatal Nurses