Claudia Beal, PhD, RN

Claudia Beal, PhD, RN

Tenured Associate Professor
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PhD University of Texas, Austin, TX

MSN Emory University, Atlanta, GA

BS Columbia University, New York, NY


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Office: 333 N. Washington Ave, Suite 323, Dallas Annex Office

Phone: 214-820-4372


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Claudia C. Beal, PhD, RN is an associate professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing where she teaches research, translation science and applied clinical ethics in the doctor of nursing practice program and a clinical research nursing elective for undergraduate students. Her scholarship broadly concerns women with chronic and disabling conditions with a focus on ischemic stroke. In her research Dr. Beal has explored how women interpret and respond to the symptoms of ischemic stroke prior to their arrival at the emergency department. A recent focus is stroke awareness among African American women. Dr. Beal worked with a community advisory group to pilot test a web-based stroke education resource for African American women. Dr. Beal received a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin where she completed a portfolio in women and gender studies with a specialization in women and health.

To view Dr. Beal's faculty spotlight video that shares more information about her research, click here.

Selected Recent Publications

Beal, C.C. (2017). Internet stroke preparedness for African American women. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 49(4):206-212.

Dirickson, A., Stutzman, S.E., Alberts, M.J., Novakovic, R.L., Stowe, A.M., Beal, C.C., Goldberg, M.P.; Olson, D.M. (2017). Piloting a Sex-Specific, Technology-Enhanced, Active Learning Intervention for Stroke Prevention in Women. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 49(6):349-354.

Beal, C.C., Flanders, S., & Bader, S. (2016). Can children reduce delayed help seeking for acute ischemic stroke? A systematic review of school-based stroke education. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 48(3), E2-E13. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000202

Osteen, K., & Beal, C.C. (2016). Congenital heart disease and reproductive health. A practice update. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 30(1), 25-35. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000144.

Beal, C.C., & Faucher, M.A. (2015). Stroke and pregnancy: An integrative review with implications for neuroscience nurses. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 47(2), 76-84. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000119

Beal, C.C. & Millenbruch, J. (2015). A case study of post-stroke sexuality in a woman of childbearing age. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 44(2), 228-235. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12553

Beal, C.C. (2015). Stroke education needs of African American women. Public Health Nursing 32(1), 24-33. doi: 10.1111/phn.12158

Beal, C.C. (2014). Women’s interpretation of and cognitive and behavioral responses to the symptoms of acute ischemic stroke. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 46(5), 256-266. doi: 10.10197/JNN.0000000000000083

Beal, C.C., Stuifbergen, A., & Volker, D. (2012). A narrative study of women's early symptom experience of ischemic stroke. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(3), 240-252. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e31821bf83c