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Elaine Stashinko, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Elaine Stashinko
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Disabilities
  • Disparities
  • Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Health Behavior
  • Neurology/Neurobiology
  • Pain/Symptom Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Quantitative Research Methods/stats
  • Research Design
  • Self Care
  • Social Determinants of Health


Dr. Stashinko has worked with JHSON in the past including recently as part time faculty in our DNP program. She previously resided in the Neurology department at JHSOM and as Director of Nursing Research at KKI. Her clinical practice focus is on child health nursing. Her research and publications focus on the epidemiology of brain injury, health-related quality of life, and treatment of movement disorders in children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Stashinko also has served on the JHMIRB for 9 years and has specific expertise in research administration and federal and institutional human subjects research regulatory requirements. She serves as Co-Chair of the SON Project Ethical Review Committee (PERC) and meets with DNP students preparing their scholarly projects for PERC submissions.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    McIltrot K., Busch D.W., Van Graafeiland B., Stashinko E., Abshire M., Daniels M., Pandian V., Panchalingam S., Himmelfarb C.R., D' Aoust R. (2022). Establishing the doctor of nursing practice project ethical review process to improve standardization, efficiency, and timeliness. Nursing Outlook; 70(4), pp. 616-624.

    Damiano DL, Pekar JJ, Mori S, Faria AV, Ye X, Stashinko E, Stanley CJ , Alter KE , Hoon AH, Chin EM (2022). Functional and structural brain connectivity in children with bilateral cerebral palsy compared to 2 age-related controls and in response to intensive rapid-reciprocal leg training. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences; 3: 811509.

    Chin EM, Lenz, C, Ye X, Campbell CM, Stashinko E, Jantzie L, Gerner G, Hoon AH, Robinson S (2020). Clinical factors associated with chronic pain in communicative adults with cerebral palsy: A cross-sectional study. Frontiers in Pain Research.

  • Awards/Honors

    2022    National Symposium Presentation: Pain Matters! NINDS Cerebral Palsy Common Data Elements, International Classification of Functioning, and Measures of Pain in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral Palsy Chronic Pain Common Data Elements and Classification Level American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1981    Outstanding Faculty Award, Temple University School of Nursing

    1981    National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Ethics in Nursing: Issues and Inquiry

    1979    University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing Award in Maternal-Child Health

    1979    Sigma Theta Tau, National Honorary Society of Nursing