Jill F. Kilanowski, PhD, APRN, CPNP

Nurse Scientist, Center for Professional Excellence - Research & Evidence-Based Practice

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing Affiliated, UC College of Nursing

Phone: 513-803-5087


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Latino children; migrant farmworker childre; overweight; community-based research; health promotion


Dr. Kilanowski has recently been appointed by HRSA and the USDHHS to serve a four-year term on the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health. She  has received the New Investigator Award from Pediatric, Adolescent, and Ethnicity and Health Research sections from the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS), The Distinguished Recent Alumni Award from the Ohio State University College of Nursing, and the 2009 Child Advocate of the Year Award from the OH Chapter of NAPNAP. She is a president-elect of the Ohio Chapter of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), research section liaison committee member of Midwest Nursing Research Society, Board member and secretary of the Ohio Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, member of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing.

Education and Training

KL2 Career Development Award: CTSC Case Western Reserve University & Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

PhD: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

MS: Columbia University, New York, New York.

BS: Columbia University, New York, New York.



With the eyes of students: Safety in the migrant camps and student development of a multimedia instructional learning tool. Pinciple Investigator. Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. Apr 2012 - Dec 2012.

Migrant Middle School Media Nutrition Project. Principal Investigator. Sigma Theta Tau International. Jun 2011 - May 2012.