Location: 5-637 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 206-9165
Research: Parent-child interaction; parenting issues; video-feedback; child behavior problems.
Clinical: Pediatric Nursing; Community Health, Patient education
N171 - Community/Public Health Nursing [MECN & BS] N220 - Teaching and Learning Theories in Nursing [APN] N223 - Growth and Development [Pediatric NP/CNS APN] N464/N265B - Pediatric Tertiary Nursing [MECN]
Project Director, Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers (NINR - RO1-NR02325) 1993-1998
Project Director, Center for Vulnerable Populations Research (CVPR), UCLA School of Nursing (NINR P30-005041), 2006-present
Healthy African American Families II, Los Angeles, Member Diabetes Workgroup, 2006-present
Nursing Practice and Research Council, Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Member, 2009-present
Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Tau Chapter at Large Vice President, 2010-present
University of Washington, BSN, 1972, Nursing
Boston University, MS, 1977, Nursing (Maternal Child Health Clinical Specialist)
University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, 1998, Nursing (Cognate: developmental psychology)
Community Service Award, Southern California March of Dimes, 1989
Excellence in Education, Gamma Tau Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International, 1993
Honorary Service Award, PTA - Santa Monica-Malibu School District, 1996 and 2004
Koniak-Griffin, D., Verzemnieks, I. L., Anderson, N. L. R., Brecht, M.-L., Lesser, J., Kim, S., & Turner-Pluta, C. (2003). Nurse visitation for adolescent mothers. Two-year infant health and maternal outcomes. Nursing Research, 52 (2), 127-136.
Koniak-Griffin, D., Anderson, N. L. R., Brecht, M.-L., Verzemnieks, I., Lesser, J., & Kim, S. (2002). Public Health Nursing care for adolescent mothers: Impact on infant health and selected maternal outcomes at 1 year postbirth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 30, 44-54.
Flaskerud, J. H., Lesser, J., Dixon, E., Anderson, N., Conde, F., Kim, S., Koniak-Griffin, D., Strehlow, A., Tullmann, D., & Verzemnieks, I. (2002). Health disparities among vulnerable populations: Evolution of knowledge over five decades in Nursing Research publications. Nursing Research, 51 (2), 74-85.
Koniak-Griffin, D., Anderson, N. L. R., Verzemnieks, I., & Brecht, M.-L. (2000). A public health nursing early intervention program for adolescent mothers: Outcomes from pregnancy through 6 weeks postpartum. Nursing Research, 49, 130-138.
Koniak-Griffin, D., Mathenge, C., Anderson, N. L. R., & Verzemnieks, I. (1999). An early intervention program for adolescent mothers: A nursing demonstration project. JOGNN, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing, 27, 51-59.
Koniak-Griffin, D., & Verzemnieks, I. (1995). The relationship between parental ratings of child behaviors, interaction, and home environment. Maternal-Child Nursing Journal, 23 (2) 44-56.
Koniak-Griffin, D., Ludington-Hoe, S., & Verzemnieks, I. (1995). Longitudinal effects of unimodal and multimodal stimulation on development and interaction of healthy infants. Research in Nursing & Health, 18, 27-38.
Koniak-Griffin, D., & Verzemnieks, I. (1994). Relationship between patterns of infant temperament, child behavior ratings, and interactions during toddlerhood. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 7 (4), 26-37.
Koniak-Griffin, D., & Verzemnieks, I. (1992). Effects of nursing intervention on adolescents' maternal role attainment. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 14, 121-134.
Koniak-Griffin, D., Verzemnieks, I. L., & Cahill, D. (1992). Using videotape instruction and feedback to improve adolescents' mothering behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 13, 570- 575.
Medicus, L., Dracup, K., Verzemnieks, I., & Brill, J. (1989). Comparison of survivors and nonsurvivors in pediatric intensive care. Pediatric Nursing, 15 (4), 412-415.
Verzemnieks, I. L., & Nash, D. (1984) Ethical issues related to pediatric care. Nursing Clinics of North America, 19 (2), 319-328.
Verzemnieks, I. L. (1984) Developmental stimulation for infants and toddlers. American Journal of Nursing, 84 (6), 749-752.