Sewanee and Yale Collaborations

Lois Sadler

Professor of Nursing, Yale School of Nursing and Yale Child Study Center
B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.S.N., Yale University School of Nursing; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Lois Sadler is a Professor at the Yale School of Nursing where she teaches master's and doctoral nursing students in the areas of family studies. child development, pediatric health promotion, research, research ethics and adolescent health.  Dr. Sadler received her B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts, her M.S.N. degree from Yale University School of Nursing, and her Ph.D. from the School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her research is in the area of the transition to parenthood among urban adolescent mothers and their families, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and evaluation of specialized support programs for at-risk young parents and their children. Her publications and presentations are in the area of adolescent primary health care issues, high risk families and adolescent parenthood.

Dr. Sadler has worked clinically with teen parents in New Haven since 1979, and currently teaches parent education classes to middle school and high school student-parents enrolled in the Polly T. McCabe Center in New Haven, CT. Her current research includes a community-based randomized clinical trial with colleagues at the Yale Child Study Center, Fair Haven Community Health Center, and Hill Health Center, of a home visitation program, "Minding the Baby".