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Cindy M. Anderson, PhD, WHNP-BC

Associate Dean for Research
Assistant Professor
Family and Community Nursing Department
College of Nursing
University of North Dakota

Resident Cooperator
ARS USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center

Email Address: cindyanderson@mail.und.edu

College of Nursing Office Phone: 701-777-4354
GF Human Nutrition Research Center: 701-795-8360
Fax Number: 701-777-4096

Education & Training
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December, 2003   University of North Dakota, PhD in Physiology
December, 1991   University of North Dakota, MS in Parent/Child Nursing
May, 1980   Salem State College, BS in Nursing

Doctoral Dissertation: Anderson, C.M., (2003). Altered Vascular Function in a Rat Model of Reduced Utero-Placental Perfusion, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND .

Master's Thesis: Anderson, C.M., (1991). Influences Between Support, Knowledge, Hospital Practices and Client Attitudes in the Postpartum Period and the Duration of Breastfeeding, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Certifications
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Board Certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC).

Teaching Areas
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Physiology, Pathophysiology, Obstetrics, Women’s Health

Research Interests
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Dr. Anderson’s program of research involves the study of the developmental origins of hypertension.  Using an animal model of reduced utero-placental perfusion (RUPP) as a model of preeclampsia, studies are focused on vascular function and signal transduction underlying hypertension.  Human studies investigate nutritional and angiogenic factors contributing to maternal preeclampsia.

Mentored Awards
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  • American Physiological Society, Frontiers in Physiology, Carol Wheeler, MS, mentee. Cindy Anderson, PhD, WHNP-BC and Joseph Benoit, PhD, co-mentors. June 2009 - April 2010.

  • American Physiological Society, Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship, Christine, Seames, SN, mentee. Cindy Anderson, PhD, WHNP-BC, mentor. June 2009 - April 2010.

Current Research
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  • Copper deficiency in pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats: Effects on offspring cardiovascular function

  • Vitamin D deficiency in placental vascular development and function

  • Copper deficiency as a predictor of preeclampsia


Current Grants
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  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nurse Faculty Scholar Award.  Vitamin D status during preeclampsia: Mechanisms underlying placental vascular alterations.  (Role: PI [350,000]).  September 1, 2008-August 31, 2011.

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grant Award.  Epigenetics and placental insufficiency.  ($5000) (C. Anderson, PI).  June 1, 2008-May 31, 2009.

Completed Grants
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  • American Nurses Foundation, November 1, 2004-October 31, 2005.  Fetal growth restriction: Consequences for future development of hypertension.  ($4925.00). (C. Anderson, PI)

  • ND EPSCoR AURA program, Early nutrition and future development of preeclampsia. $6,400 to support undergraduate student involvement in research. 
    New Faculty Scholar Award

Publications
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In Press:

Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zimmer A, Johnson L.  (2008).  Placental insufficiency: programming of leptin secretion and postnatal growth in two generations of Sprague-Dawley rats.  Biological Research in Nursing. 

Best LG, Dorsam ST, Nadeau M, Burd L, Anderson CM.  (2008).  Genetic thrombophilia variants and risk for pre-eclampsia among American Indians.  Hypertension in Pregnancy. 

In Print:
Books:
Braun C & Anderson CM.  (2007).  Pathophysiology: Functional Alterations in Human Health.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Baltimore, MD.  ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-6250-2

Braun C & Anderson CM.  Study Guide to Accompany Pathophysiology: Functional Alterations in Human Health.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Baltimore, MD (Contributor Julie Strelow). ISBN-10: 0-7817-6250-2

Electronic media:
Braun C & Anderson CM.  (2007).  Instructor Resource CD to accompany Pathophysiology: Functional Alterations in Human Health.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins: Baltimore, MD.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts:
Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zimmer A, Johnson L. (2009). Placental insufficiency: programming of leptin secretion and postnatal growth in two generations of Sprague-Dawley rats. Biological Research for Nursing, 10(3), 284-291.

Best LG, Dorsam ST, Nadeau M, Burd L, Anderson CM. (2009). Genetic thrombophilia variants and risk for pre-eclampsia among American Indians. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 28(1), 85-94.


Johnson WT, Anderson, CM.  (2008). Cardiac cytochrome c oxidase activity and contents of subunits 1 and 4 are altered in offspring by low prenatal copper intakes by rat dams.  Journal of Nutrition, 138, 1269-1273. 

Anderson CM. (2007).  Preeclampsia: Exposing future cardiovascular risk in mothers and their children.  Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 36 (1), 3-8.

Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zhang H, Shirasawa Y, Pavlish K & Benoit JN.  (2006).  Mesenteric vascular hyperresponsiveness in a rat model of pregnancy-induced hypertension.  Experimental Biology and Medicine, 231, 1398-1402.

Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zimmer A, & Benoit JN. (2006).  Placental insufficiency leads to developmental hypertension and mesenteric artery dysfunction in two generations of  Sprague-Dawley rat offspring.  Biology of Reproduction, 74, 538-544.

Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zhang H, Pavlish K, and Benoit J N.  (2005).  Characterization of changes in leptin and leptin receptors in a rat model of preeclampsia.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 193, 267-272.

Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zhang H, Pavlish K, and Benoit J N. (2005).  Reduced Utero-Placental Perfusion Alters Uterine Arcuate Artery Function in the Pregnant Sprague-Dawley Rat. Biol Reprod, 72; 762-766.

Anderson, CM & Ren, J.  (2002).  Leptin, leptin resistance and endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia.  Cellular and Molecular Biology, 48, online, OL323-OL329.

Anderson, CM  (1999).  Achieving breastfeeding success: Simple solutions to common concerns. Advances for Nurse Practitioners, 7(11), 67-69.

O’Keefe, T D, Henly, SJ, & Anderson, CM.  (1998). Breast-feeding on campus: Personal experiences, beliefs and attitudes of the university community.  Journal of American College Health, 47, (3), 129-134.

Henly, S. J., Anderson, C. M., Avery, M. D., Hills-Bonczyk, S. G., Potter, S., & Duckett, L. J. (1995). Anemia and insufficient milk in first time mothers, Birth, 22(2), 87-92.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Abstracts:
Anderson CM, Lopez F, Sandeen A, Benoit JN. (2009). Placental insufficiency and leptin programming in two generations of Sprague-Dawley rats. 2009 Experimental Biology meeting abstracts, Abstract 219.3: Accessed April 20, 2009.

Anderson CM, Lauzon C. (2009). Maternal copper status in early pregnancy: link with preeclampsia. Proceedings of the 2009 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference.

Lauzon C, Seames C, Anderson CM. (2009). Nutritional patterns in early pregnancy. Proceedings of the 2009 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference.

Vari PM, Peterson H, Vogeltanz-Holm N, Anderson CM, Olsen G, Henly S. (2009). Promotion of breastfeeding. Proceedings of the 2009 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference.

Anderson CM, Johnson WT. (2008).  Maternal copper deficiency impairs endothelium-dependent relaxation responses across two generations. The Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, 22: 695.1.

Johnson WT, Anderson CM. (2008).  Prenatal Cu deficiency in rat dams causes persistent reduction in nuclear-encoded cytochrome c oxidase subunits in cardiac mitochondria of the first generation.  Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, 22:443.2.

Anderson CM, Johnson WT. (2008).  Maternal copper deficiency in pregnancy impairs arterial relaxation. Proceedings of the Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, 201c.

Kibot LA, Anderson CM, Johnson WT.  (2008).  Maternal copper deficiency: Hemodynamic consequences in second generation rat offspring. Proceedings of the Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference, 15.2
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WT Johnson, Anderson CM.  (2007).  Prenatal Cu intake by rat dams is the principle determinant of cardiac cytochrome c oxidase activity in their offspring.  Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, 21: 698.4.

Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zimmer A, Benoit JN.  (2007).  Fetal origins of hypertension: Placental insufficiency linking cause and effect.  Proceedings from the Midwest Nursing Research Society 31st Annual Research Conference, 10-11.

Kibot L, Johnson WT, Anderson CM.  (2007).  Maternal copper deficiency: Consequences for offspring.  Proceedings from the Midwest Nursing Research Society 31st Annual Research Conference, 25-26.

Anderson CM, Brown-Borg H, Johnson WT.  (2006).  RhoA signal transduction: Effects of maternal copper deficiency on progeny.  Early Development. 82(8), 548.

Anderson CM. (2006).  Hypertension in two generations of Sprague-Dawley rat offspring: Relationship with leptin.  Biology of Reproduction Special Issue, 137.

Anderson CM.  (2005).  Circulating leptin levels and postnatal growth in two generations of Sprague-Dawley rat offspring exposed to reduced fetal perfusion.  Pediatric Research, 58(5), 1101.

Anderson CM, Lopez F, Zimmer A, Zhang H, & Benoit JN. (2005).  In-utero stress induces hypertension and vasoconstrictor hyperresponsiveness in offspring.  Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal.

Zhang H, Pavlish K, Chen X, Anderson CM & Benoit JN. (2005).  Rho-kinase and PKCepsilon in chronic portal hypertensive resistance vasculature.  Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal.

Anderson, C.M., Lopez, F., Zhang, H., Pavlish, K., & Benoit, J.N. (2004).  Altered mesenteric and uterine artery function in response to chronic reductions in utero-placental perfusion.  Federation of American Societies of Experiemental Biology (FASEB) Journal, 18 (4), A633.

Lopez, F., Anderson, C.M., Zhang, H., Pavlish, K., & Benoit, J.N. (2004).  Reduced uterine perfusion in rat pregnancy is associated with dereased endothelium-dependent relaxation, maternal leptin plasma levels and signaling in the uterine arcuate artery.  Federation of American Societies of Experiemental Biology (FASEB) Journal, Late Breaking, A83.

 

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