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Elizabeth Eisenhauer, PhD, RN

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Assistant Professor
2044 Human Health Building
(248) 364-8856
[email protected]


Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer’s current research focuses on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biobanking and genetic testing, specifically issues related to informed consent. She is interested in the role of information and personal values in patients’ health care decision-making.

Clinical Expertise: 

  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 
  • Population Health


  • PhD in Nursing – University of Michigan
  • MLS – State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Graduate Certificate: Health Informatics – State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BSN – State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Area Interests:

  • Bioethics
  • Informed Consent
  • Genetic and Genomic Testing
  • Legal, Ethical, and Social Implications of Biobanking
  • Decision-making


  • Publications (Journal) (Peer-Reviewed) 
    • Eisenhauer, E. R., Tait, A. R., Low, L. K., & Arslanian-Engoren, C. M. (2021). Measuring women’s choices regarding use of their newborns’ residual dried blood samples in research.Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 50(4), 424-438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2021.04.003
    • Eisenhauer, E. R., Tait, A. R., Kane Low, L., & Arslanian-Engoren, C. M. (2019). Mothers' decisions about donating newborns' blood spots for research: A qualitative study. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 33(4), 361–371. https://doi.org/10.1097/JPN.0000000000000412 
    • Eisenhauer, E. R., Tait, A. R., Rieh, S. Y., & Arslanian-Engoren, C. M. (2019). Participants' understanding of informed consent for biobanking: A systematic review. Clinical Nursing Research, 28(1), 30-51. https://doi.org/10.1177/1054773817722690
    • Eisenhauer, E. R., & Arslanian-Engoren, C. (2016). Religious values and biobanking decisions: An integrative review. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 30(2), 104-123. https://doi.org/10.1891/1541-6577.30.2.104
    • Eisenhauer, E. R. (2015). An interview with Dr. Barbara A. Carper. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(2), 73-82.  https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000067
    • Eisenhauer, E. R., Mosher, E. C, Lamson, K. S., Wolf, H. A., Schwartz, D. G. (2012). Health education for Somali Bantu refugees via home visits. Health Information and Libraries Journal 29(2), 152-161. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2012.00979.x
    • Eisenhauer, E., Uddin, D.E, Albers, P., Paton, S., Stoughton, R.L. (2011). Establishment of a low birth weight registry and initial outcomes. Maternal and Child Health Journal 15(7), 921-30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-009-0540-8
  • Publications (Journal) (Other)
    • Eisenhauer, E. R. (2015). Informed consent and the use of biospecimens in research [Viewpoint.] AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 115(7), 11. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000467253.32265.28
    • Eisenhauer, E. R. (2014). Letter to the editor. Advances in Nursing Science, 37(3), 190-191. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000042
  • Grants
    • 2020 University Research Committee, Faculty Research Fellowship, Oakland University, Rochester MI. Amount: $10,000.
    • 2010 CareSource Foundation, Dayton, OH. Miami Valley Hospital. Award Amount: $5,000.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Nurses Association: Michigan
  • Medical Library Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733

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