Celeste Schultz, PhD, RN-BC, CPNP-PC

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Celeste Schultz is a doctorally prepared pediatric nurse practitioner. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and Master of Science in Maternal-Child Nursing at the University of Michigan. Her doctoral dissertation was "Giving Children a Voice: A Novel Approach to Reveal Preschool-age Children's Concepts Related to Food and the Organization of These Concepts." Celeste also has extensive pediatric experience, both as a nurse in the acute care setting, and as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care.

Celeste is passionate about her research and promoting the health and well-being of children of all ages. She hopes to foster this passion of caring for children with students through teaching.

Current Area of Teaching

Clinical Instructor for Nurs 390 Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Care, and Clinical Instructor for Nurs 351 Mental Health Nursing.

Service / Practice

Urbana School Health Center Advisory Board

Selected Honors & Awards
  • 2015 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Research Poster Award, 1st place. "Giving Children a Voice: Exploring Preschool-age Children's Beliefs about Eating."
  • 2014 New Investigator Award, The University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 2014 Pediatric Nursing Research Poster Award, 1st place. "Causes and Ways to Prevent Childhood Overweight: What Mothers Have to Say.
  • 2013/2014 Wencel and Ruth Neumann Endowed Fund. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • 2012 Elsie Andresen-Fiske Scholarship Fund. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • 2010/2011 T 32 trainee grant recipient. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1989 Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing
Selected Publications

Schultz, C. M., & Danford, C. A. (2016). Children's knowledge of eating: An integrative review of the literature. Appetite, doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.08.120

*Danford, C. C., Schultz, C. M., Rosenblum, K. Miller, A. L., & Lumeng, J. C. (2015). Perceptions of lo-income mothers about the causes and ways to prevent overweight in children. Child: Care, Health & Development, doi: 10.1111/cch.12256

Danford, C. A., Schultz, C. M., & Marvicsin, D. (2015). Parental roles in the development of obesity in children: challenges and opportunities. Research and Reports in Biology, 6, 39-53. Invited

(*data based)

Current Research

Childhood obesity