Martha B Baird, Ph.D., APRN, CTN-A

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in nursing, University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
MN, University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas
BSN, Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri


  • Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) Scholar
  • Associate editor & reviewer for the Journal of Transcultural Nursing
  • Reviewer Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare
  • Expertise areas in transcultural nursing: Cultural competence, Literacy, Health disparities, Migration, Trauma, Immigrant and Refugee health

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Select Publications

  • Boyle, J. S. & Baird, M. B, (2015). Culture, family, & community. In M. M. Andrews & J. S. Boyle (Eds.) Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (7th ed.). Wolters Kluwer: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadephia.
  • Baird, M. B., Domian, E. W., Mulcahy, E. R., Mabior, R., Tanui, G. & Filippi, M. (2015). Creating a bridge of understanding between two worlds: Community-based collaborative action research with Sudanese refugee women. Public Health Nursing, 12172, doi: 10.1111/phn.12172. PMID: 25572485
  • Baird, M. B. & Reed, P. G. (2015). Liminality in cultural transition: Applying ID-EA to advance a concept into theory-based practice. (2015). Research and Theory in Nursing Practice. PMID: 25799694
  • Baird M. B., Smith C. M  & Debacco K. M. (2015). Perspectives of northern Ugandan health providers about the effect of cultural beliefs and practices on birth outcomes. Health Care for Women International (0), 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2014.942907 PMID: 25103501
  • Baird, M. (2012). Well-being in refugee women experiencing cultural transition. Advances in Nursing Science (35), 3, 249-263. DOI:10.1097/ANS.0b013e31826260c0 PMID: 22869211
  • Baird, M. B. & Boyle, J. S. (2012). Well-being in Dinka refugee women from southern Sudan. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(1), 14-21. DOI: 10.1177/104365961142383 PMID: 22052094
Last modified: Jun 01, 2015


Martha B Baird, Ph.D., APRN, CTN-A
Assistant Professor

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