Faculty & Staff Profile

Faculty/Staff Profile

Diane Brage-Hudson, RN, PhD
Associate Professor

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
Room CCRT 104
Commerce Court, 1230 O Street, Ste 131
Lincoln, NE 68588-0220
tel: (402) 472-7353
E-Mail: dbrage@unmc.edu

Dr. Hudson is an associate professor in the College of Nursing. She received her bachelors degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings SD; her masters degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; and her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hudson's clinical background is women's health nursing. Dr. Hudson joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in 1983.


  • Dr. Hudson has taught courses in women's health nursing including maternity nursing at the undergraduate level.
  • Dr. Hudson has taught nursing research at the undergraduate level.
  • Dr. Hudson has taught knowledge development and nursing theory at the graduate level.


  • 2012   Impact of Community-based Management on Birth Outcomes: External Evaluation of Omaha Healthy Start. Diane Brage Hudson, PhD, RN; Mary Cramer, PhD, RN; Kevin, Kupcyk; HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, $50,000; .2 FTE
  • Dr. Hudson's research focuses on testing the effectiveness of an Internet-based social support intervention for single, low-income, African American mothers. Data are collected about mothers' psychological outcomes, parenting outcomes, and health care utilization outcomes.
  • Dr. Hudson received funding for her web-based social support intervention study from the National Institute of Nursing Research.
  • Recipient of the Pennie Z. Davis Research Award, 2008


  • Provision of parenting education and support to vulnerable families via a web-based intervention created by Dr. Hudson and her colleagues. The web-intervention includes an electronic library, e-mail access to advanced practice nurses, and discussion forums.

Professional Service/Recognition

  •   Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Pi At-Large Chapter, President, 2003-2005