Elizabeth A. Esterl, DNPc, RN

Elizabeth A. Esterl
Nurse Manager
Department of Pediatrics

Special Interests

  1. Program Development
  2. Nursing Education- undergraduate and graduate nursing education
  3. Pediatric Clinical Research- specializing in pediatricclinical pharmacoogy and device studies


Regis University, Denver, Colorado, Master of Science, Nursing Leadership and Education
Regis University, Denver, Colorado, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Regis University, Denver, Colorado, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Awards & Recognition

1998: Alpha Sigma Nu
1997: Sigma Theta Tau

Board Certification

1983-present: Registered Nurse

Professional Memberships

Society of Research Administrators
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Colorado Nurses Association
Pediatric Nurses Association
Intravenous Nurses Society


Russo, P., Magee, J. C., Boitnott, J., Bove, K. E., Raghunathan, T., Finegold, M., ... & Sokol, R. J. (2011). Design and validation of the biliary atresia research consortium histologic assessment system for cholestasis in infancy. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 9(4), 357-362. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Apr;9(4):357-362.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2011.01.003. Epub 2011 Jan 14.

DeRusso, P. A., Ye, W., Shepherd, R., Haber, B. A., Shneider, B. L., Whitington, P. F., ... & Sokol, R. J. (2007). Growth failure and outcomes in infants with biliary atresia: a report from the Biliary Atresia Research Consortium. Hepatology, 46(5), 1632-1638. Hepatology. 2007 Nov;46(5):1632-8.
Shneider, B. L., Brown, M. B., Haber, B., Whitington, P. F., Schwarz, K., Squires, R., ... & Sokol, R. J. (2006). A multicenter study of the outcome of biliary atresia in the United States, 1997 to 2000. The Journal of pediatrics, 148(4), 467-474. J Pediatr. 2006 Apr;148(4):467-474.

Utterson, E. C., Shepherd, R. W., Sokol, R. J., Bucuvalas, J., Magee, J. C., McDiarmid, S. V., & Anand, R. (2005). Biliary atresia: clinical profiles, risk factors, and outcomes of 755 patients listed for liver transplantation. The Journal of pediatrics, 147(2), 180-185. J Pediatr. 2005 Aug;147(2):180-5.

Kristine M. Bisgard, Philip Rhodes, Beverly L. Connelly, Daoling Bi, Christine Hahn, Sarah Patrick, Mary P. Glodé, Kristen R. Ehresmann and the Pertussis Investigation Team (2005). Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness Among Children 6 to 59 Months of Age in the United States, 1998–2001. Pediatrics 2005. Pediatrics. 2005 Aug;116(2):e285-94.

Teaching & Professional Positions

2008-present: Nursing faculty, University of Phoenix
2003-present: Nursing faculty, Regis University

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