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Donna Murnaghan

Degrees: 
  • R.N. P.E.I. School of Nursing
  • B.Sc.N.University of New Brunswick
  • M.N. Dalhousie University
  • Ph.D. (Candidate) University of Helsinki, Finland
Position: 
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Principal Investigator, Comprehensive School Health Research Group
Department: 
School of Nursing
Faculty: 
School of Nursing
Phone: 
(902) 566-0749
Research Interests: 
  • primary health care
  • health promotion
  • chronic disease prevention
  • tobacco reduction and evaluation
  • school health research
Citations: 

Murnaghan D., Blanchard, C., Rodgers, W. La Rosa, J. MacQuarrie, C., MacLellan, D. Gray B. The influence of student level normative, control and behavioral beliefs on staying smoke free: An application of Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior. Addiction Research and Theory (In press)

Murnaghan, D., Sihvonen, M.; Leatherdale, S.T.; Kekki, P. Tobacco control programming and youth smoking behaviour in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Chronic Diseases in Canada (Accepted April 2009).

Murnaghan, D., Sihvonen, M.; Leatherdale, S.T.; Kekki, P. School based tobacco control efforts and the smoking behaviour of high school students in Prince Edward Island, Canada: Examining differences. Primary Health Care Research and Development (Accepted February 2009).

Murnaghan D., Blanchard, C., Rodgers, W. La Rosa, J. MacQuarrie, C., MacLellan, D. Gray B. Predictors of physical activity, healthy eating and being smoke free at school in teens: A theory of planned behaviour approach. Psychology and Health (In Press).

Murnaghan D., Leatherdale, S., Sihvonen, M., Kekki, P. (2008). A multi-level analysis examining the association between school-based smoking policies and prevention programs and youth smoking behaviour: Evaluating a provincial tobacco control strategy. Health Education Research, 23(6), 1016-1028.

MacQuarrie, C., Murnaghan, D., MacLellan, D. (2008). Physical activity in intermediate schools: The interplay of school culture, adolescent challenges, and athletic elitism. The Qualitative Report, 13(2), 262-277.

Murnaghan, D., Sihvonen, M., Leatherdale, S., Kekki, P. (2007). The relationship between school-based policies and prevention programs on smoking behavior among grade 12 students in Prince Edward Island: A multi-level analysis. Preventive Medicine, 44(4), 317-322.