PhD, Nursing, University of Iowa
MSN, University of Pennsylvania
BSN, University of Pennsylvania
Research interests include self and family-management of chronic genetic conditions with focus on the role of the social network in the development of self and family management behaviors. Dr. Ersig is also interested in families at risk for hereditary cancers but with indeterminate genetic test results.
Anne Ersig is an Assistant Professor in the Parent, Child, Family Area at the College of Nursing. Her BSN & MSN are from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Iowa College of Nursing. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Ersig participated in the Graduate Partnership Program at the National Institute of Nursing Research, which afforded her the opportunity to complete her dissertation research at the Social & Behavioral Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Ersig also completed a post doctoral fellowship in Clinical Genetics at the College of Nursing.
Dr. Ersig’s research interests include the link between social networks and health, particularly in families with a history of colorectal cancer, and the association of genomic variation with anxiety and pain in children with chronic conditions. She is currently an investigator on a study being conducted by Ann Marie McCarthy and Charmaine Kleiber, focusing on the genomics of procedural pain and anxiety.