Associate Professor of Nursing
Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
Faculty, Cellular and Molecular Biology
242 Epley Center for Health Professions
Dr. Smith-Blair's research focuses on the physiologic and biochemical effects of emphysema on the development of diaphragm fatigue and therapeutic interventions to improve diaphragm contractility. She also investigates the effect of exercise on pulmonary hypertension and diabetes. She currently coordinates the Dedicated Education Unit and transitional care for congestive heart patients.
Smith-Blair, N. (2013). Pay it forward: The SNRS every member campaign. Research in Nursing & Health; 35 (5):438.
Riggs, E.R., Michaelides, M. A., Parpa, K.M., Smith-Blair, N.J. (2010). The effects of aerobic interval training on the left ventricular morphology and function of VLCAD-deficient mice. Eur J. Appl Physiol ; 110:915-923.
McCurley, L.E., Claney, H.M., Michaelides, M.A., Smith-Blair, N.J., Riggs, C.E. 2007. The effects of endurance exercise training on cardiac function in VLCAD-/- and LCAD -/- mice. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise; 39 (5 Suppl): S285-6.
Smith-Blair, N. (2005). Chapter 10 Critical Care. In Monahan, F., Marek, J., Sands, J., Neighbors, M., and Green, C. (Eds.) Medical-Surgical Nursing Health and Illness Perspectives (8th ed.). St. Louis, Elsevier.
Smith-Blair, N. (2005). Chapter 19 Shock. In Monahan, F., Marek, J., Sands, J., Neighbors, M., and Green, C. (Eds.) Medical-Surgical Nursing Health and Illness Perspectives (8th ed.). St. Louis, Elsevier.
Smith-Blair, N., Pierce, J.D., & Clancy R. (2003). The effect of dobutamine infusion on fractional diaphragm thickening and diaphragm blood flow during fatigue. Heart & Lung; 32, 111-120.
Smith-Blair, N. (2003). Mechanisms of diaphragm fatigue. AACN Clin Issues, 13, 307-319.
Smith-Blair, N. (2003). Shock. In J.Sands, J. Marek, F. Monohan, and M. Neighbors (Eds.) Phipps' Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing (7th ed) St. Louis: Mosby.
Smith-Blair, N. (2003). Critical Care Environment. In J. Sands, J. Marek, F. Monahan, and M. Neighbors (Eds) Phipps' Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing (7th ed) St. Louis: Mosby.
Pierce, J.D., Clancy, R., Smith-Blair, N., & Kraft, R. (2002). Treatment and prevention of diaphragm fatigue using low dose dopamine. Biol Resear Nurs; 3, 140-149.
Smith-Blair, N., Pierce, J., Clancy, R.L. (2000). Dobutamine reversal of diaphragm fatigue. FASEB Journal 14 (4), A608.
Smith-Blair, N., Neighbors, M. (2000). Use of the critical thinking disposition inventory (CCTDI) in critical care orientation. J Cont Ed Nurs 31 (6), 251-256.
Smith-Blair, N., Smith, B.L., Bradley, K.J., Gaskamp, C. (1999). Making sense of a new nursing role: A phenomenological study of an organizational change. Journal of Professional Nursing, 15(6), 340-348.
Smith-Blair, N., Parker, D.M., Clancy, R.L., & Pierce, J.D. (1999). Pessure-regulated olume-controlled ventilation. Australian Critical Care, 12(2), 60-64.
Smith-Blair, N., Kraft, R., Clancy, R., Pierce, J. (1999). Effects of dopamine on diaphragm fatigue and diaphragm blood flow. FASEB Journal 13(12), A498.
Pierce, J.D., Gilliand, E., Smith-Blair, N., Clancy, R.L. (1998). Effects of volume control, pressure control and pressure regulated volume control on cardiopulmonary parameters in a normal rat lung. Military Medicine 163, 625-630.
Smith-Blair, N. (1997). Shock. In F. Monahans & M. Neighbors (Eds.). Textbook of Medical/Surgical Nursing (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Pierce, J., Trank, J., Gilliland, E., Smith-Blair, N., & Clancy, R. (1997). Diaphragm shortening during pressure support ventilation. FASEB Journal 11, A348.
Cordell, B., Smith-Blair, N. (1994) Streamlined charting for patient education. Nursing 94, January.
Walker, G., Crossett, L., Smith-Blair, N.J., Cordell, B. (1993). Total quality management and quality assurance: discussing the difference. American Journal of Medical Quality, Vol 8, No. 3.
Smith-Blair, N. (1990). Pain management in neonatal intensive care. In: M. Rathi (Ed.). Current Perinatology, (Vol II). New York: Springer-Verlag (pp 212-226).
Smith-Blair, N., Stephenson, C. (1985). Gastroschisis: a nursing perspective. Focus on Critical Care, Vol. 13.
Smith-Blair, N. (1985). Am I my brother's keeper? Focus on Critical Care, Vol. 12.
Tyson, J.E., Lasky, R.E., Mize, C.E., Richards, C.J., Smith-Blair, N., Whyte, R., Beer, A.E. Growth, metabolic response, and development in very-low-birth-weight infant fed banked human milk or enriched formula. Journal of Pediatrics, Vol 103, 1983.