Mandy D. Bamber, PhD, RN is a registered nurse with a background in obstetrics and women's health nursing. She received her BSN and MSN in nursing education from Florida State University and her PhD from Saint Louis University. The primary focus of her program of research is exploring the psychological and physiological effects of caregiving on parents and guardians of children with special healthcare needs. She is currently undertaking a study that explores the additional implications of COVID-19 restrictions on the health and wellbeing of this population of caregivers. Her long-term goals are to develop culturally appropriate self-implemented self-care interventions for the parents and guardians of children with special healthcare needs that will decrease the negative psychological and physiological effects of caregiving. Her other research interests include mindfulness-based interventions to treat negative physiological and psychological effects in various populations and obstetric emergency recognition training to reduce poor maternal outcomes.
PhD, Saint Louis University
MSN, Florida State University
BSN, Florida State University
2011- Team STEPPS Instructor Training
Registered Nurse, Florida
HONORS and AWARDS
Faculty Daisy Award, The Daisy Foundation (2017)
Parvatiyar, M., Bamber, M. D., & Valera, I. (Jun 2021–Jun 2024). Determining How Tobacco Use and Obesity Exacerbates a Novel Cardiovascular Risk Factor. Funded by Department of Health, James, and Esther King Grant. (21K12). Total award $535,396.
Bamber, M. D. (Jan 2020–Mar 2020). Negative Affect, Quality of Life, and Immune Function of Informal Caregivers of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Funded by Center for Research Creativity, Provost Travel Grant. Total award $1,000.
Bamber, M. (May 2019–Aug 2019). Examining the Relationships between Trait Mindfulness, Distress, Resiliency, and Quality of Life in Informal Caregivers of Children with Medical Complexity. Funded by Florida State University, CRC. Total award $20,000.
Bamber, M. D. (May 2019–May 2020). Examining the Relationships between Trait Mindfulness, Negative Affect, and Quality of Life in Informal Caregivers of Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Funded by Florida State University College of Nursing. Total award $7,500.
Plowfield, L., & Bamber, M. (2009–2011). Critical Care Nursing Education & Simulation Laboratory. Funded by Helene Fuld Trust Special Projects Grant. Total award $110,000.
Brummer-Smith, K. (2008–2010). Live Oak Geriatric Education Center Building Curricular & Simulation Case Exemplars in Geriatrics. Funded by US Public Health Service. Total award $16,000.
Arnotti, K., & Bamber, M.D. (In press). Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Blood Pressure in Overweight or Obese Individuals: A Meta-Analysis. Clinical Nutrition, 1-12 pages. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2021.06.003
Arnotti, K., & Bamber, M. D. (2021). Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Cholesterol in Overweight or Obese Individuals: A Meta-Analysis. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 36(1), 78-87. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000744
Bamber, M.D., & Schneider, J. (2020). College Students' Perceptions of Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Narrative Review of the Qualitative Research. Current Psychology, (New Brunswick, N.J.) 1-16 pages. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00592-4
Arnotti, K., & Bamber, M.D. (2020). Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Overweight and Obese Individuals: A Meta-Analysis. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(4), 306-314. doi:10.1177/0193945919858699
Bamber, M. D., & Morpeth, E. (2019). Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on College Student Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis. Mindfulness, 10(2), 203–214. doi:10.1007/s12671-018-0965-5
Bamber, M. D., & Schneider, J. (2016). Mindfulness-based meditation to decrease stress and anxiety in college students: A narrative synthesis of the research. Educational Research Review, 18, 1-32. doi:10.1016/j.edurev.2015.12.004
May, R. W., Bamber, M. D., Seibert, G., Sanchez-Gonzalez, M., Leonard, J. T., Salsbury, R. A., & Fincham, F. D. (2016). Understanding the Physiology of Mindfulness: Aortic Hemodynamics and Heart Rate Variability. Stress, 19(2,2016), 168-174. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10253890.201