Catherine Graeve

Associate Professor

651-690-7722

cugraeve897@stkate.edu

Catherine Graeve is a nursing instructor with experience in environmental and occupational public health, oncology and hospice. Her dissertation work involved an intervention study on chemotherapy safety for workers. She continues to advocate with a state chemotherapy safety workgroup. She works with the Minnesota Cancer Alliance and is their liaison to the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition. She is also part of the Minnesota Health Care Professionals for Healthy Climates committee. Catherine has also worked for the National Children’s Study, a research effort to better understand how environmental factors affect health beginning before birth. Catherine currently works for Allina Health as a Hospice Nurse. She has a strong interest in welcoming nursing students to the amazing experience of being a professional nurse.

  • Influence of the environment on health and healthcare, including the social determinants of health
  • Occupational and community exposure to chemotherapy
  • End of life care
  • Cancer causes, care, and community resources for patients and families

Ph.D., Environmental and Occupational Health Nursing
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016

Masters of Public Health
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
College of St Benedict/St John’s University, St Joseph, Minnesota, 2002

“Most community impact”, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Research Day, 2016

“Best collaborative project”, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Research Day, 2015

Mary Lauren Olson Memorial Scholarship, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, 2014

Amos and Sue Deinard Public Health Award, 2013

2nd place, National Poster Award, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Conference, 2012

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Minnesota, September 2015–May 2016.

Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Pilot Projects Research Training Program Grant awarded for dissertation work, April 2014–April 2015.

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Research and Training Grant, September 2009–May 2012 and September 2013–May 2015.

Graeve, C., McGovern, P., Nachreiner, N. M., & Ayers, L. (2014). Establishing the Value of Occupational Health Nurses' Contributions to Worker Health and Safety: A Pilot Test of a User-Friendly Estimation Tool. Workplace Health and Safety, 36-41.

Accepted and pending publication to the Oncology Nursing Forum: Graeve, C., McGovern, P., Arnold, S., & Polovich, M. Testing a Quality Improvement Intervention to Decrease Healthcare Workers’ Exposure to Antineoplastic Agents.

Accepted and pending publication to Workplace Health and Safety: Graeve, C., McGovern, P., Alexander, B., Church, T., Ryan, A., & Polovich, M. Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic Agents: An Analysis of Health Care Workers and Their Environments.

“Necessary Drugs, Unnecessary Consequences: An Intervention to Protect Healthcare Workers from Exposure to Chemotherapy”, American Nurses Association Conference, March 2016, Orlando, FL.

“Development of a Return on Investment Tool: Establishing the Value of Occupational Health Nurses’ Contributions to Worker Health and Safety”, Midwest Regional Occupational Health Conference, September 2013, Chula Vista, WI.

“Development of a Return on Investment Tool: Establishing the Value of Occupational Health Nurses’ Contributions to Worker Health and Safety”, Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses, September 2011, Bloomington, MN.