Dr. Tina Bloom is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. Her research interests are centered on intimate partner violence and, in particular, development and testing of interventions to decrease violence exposures for women and children and thus decrease the long-term consequences of such violence for maternal-child health. She is particularly interested in testing interventions which reach underserved populations, such as rural women. Dr. Bloom earned her BSN degree at the University of Kansas and her MPH and PhD from Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). She has received intramural funding from the University of Missouri and extramural funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Bloom is a member of the Nursing Network on Violence against Women, International and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.