Elizabeth Restrepo, Ph.D., RN

Associate Clinical Professor


Elizabeth Restrepo, Ph.D., RN


ASB 119


Dr. Elizabeth Restrepo is Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing in Denton, TX. Her clinical background is Maternal-Child Health with experience in working with underserved populations. She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical data analytics and working with large data sets. She spent seven years as a clinical consultant/data analyst for a large healthcare organization. Dr. Restrepo’s program of research focuses on maternal mortality with an emphasis on failure to rescue and mothers’ accessibility to health care, and neonatal mortality related to a perinatal cause. With her research team, she has explored maternal obesity and quality of neonatal care related to nursing work force, hospital level of technology, and off-peak birth. Currently, she examines maternal risk factors and demographic characteristics that impact a woman’s perinatal health and postpartum experience, using geographic analysis to identify vulnerable areas with limited access to maternal care services. Her research goals include collaborating with community, professional, and citizens’ organizations to decrease maternal mortality and facilitate equitable, quality maternal care. Dr. Restrepo has served as Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Expert Advisor for the Texas Nurses Association and as corresponding member of the Research Advisory Panel of AWHONN. Her publications appear in nursing and medical peer-reviewed journals and she has presented her research findings nationally and internationally.


Ph.D., Nursing Science, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
M.S.N., Maternal Child Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
B.S., Nursing, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Research Interests

Maternal Mortality; Severe Maternal Morbidity; Neonatal Mortality; Failure to Rescue; Access to Care; Geospatial Analysis; Big Data

Latest Articles

Relationships among neonatal mortality, hospital volume, weekday demand, and weekend birth
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2018)
Elizabeth Restrepo, P Hamilton, F Liu, P Mancuso

Predictors of prolonged opioid use following lumbar fusion: A prospective cohort study.
Pain Management Nursing (2018)
M Lall, Elizabeth Restrepo

Biophysiological factors and patient-centered outcomes following lumbar fusion
Orthopaedic Nursing Journal (2017)
Maureen Lall, Elizabeth Restrepo

A new way to understand and address women's health in the context of complex systems: Self-organizing criticality
International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences (2016)
Peggy Mancuso, Fuqin Liu, Elizabeth Restrepo, Patricia Hamilton, Paolo Grigolini

Maternal and neonatal outcomes among obese women with gestational weight gain above the new IOM recommendations
International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences (2015)
Elizabeth Restrepo, Fuqin Liu

Development of a data applications course utilizing an interprofessional education model
Nurse Educator (2015)
Elizabeth Restrepo, Rebecca Meraz

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric,and Neonatal Nurses
  • Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Honors Society-Beta Beta Chapter
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • Texas Nurses Association
  • Texas TNA District 4