Dr. Elizabeth Soliday

Elizabeth Soliday

Associate Professor


McClaskey 231, Vancouver

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Psychology (Clinical/Health), University of Kansas, 1995

My research focuses on evidence-informed decision making in pregnancy and birth care. I use qualitative and quantitative methods to examine how evidence can inform birth care decisions and intervention uptake. I also study treatment outcomes of acupuncture for pregnancy and birth concerns. I am currently developing patient-centered, evidence-based birth care informational interventions for childbearing populations

Selected Publications

Soliday, E., & Smith, S. (in press). Teaching university students about evidence based perinatal care: Effects on learning and future birth preferences. Journal of Perinatal Education.

Soliday, E., Strahm, A., & Mammenga, S. (2016). Fetal health locus of control: Scale properties and applications in preconception health programs. Evaluation and Program Planning, 55(1), 85-90.

Soliday, E., & Mammenga, S. (2015). Views on medical and natural birth in university women and men. Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health, 30(1), 30-41.

Soliday, E., Mammenga, S., Bradshaw, W., & Higgins, K. (2015). Engaging practitioners in advancing research on acupuncture in pregnancy. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21(11), 707-712.

Soliday, E., Tremblay, K., & Garstein, M. (2015). Decisions in childbirth reported by a sample of U.S. women. International Journal of Childbirth, 5(2), 61-70.

Soliday, E., & Hapke, P. (2014). Patient expectations of acupuncture in pregnancy. Global Advances in Health and Medicine Journal (Special Issue on Acupuncture), 3(4), 14-19.

Soliday, E., & Hapke, P. (2014). Characteristics of a U.S. obstetric acupuncture clinic patient sample. Explore: Journal of Science and Healing, 10(2), 109-115.

Soliday, E., & Tremblay, K.A. (2013). Provider trust: A useful concept in maternal care. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 27(3), 193-209.

Soliday, E., & Hapke, P. (2013). Research on obstetric acupuncture: The U.S. contribution. Medical Acupuncture, 25(4). 252-260.

Soliday, E., & Hapke, P. (2013). Patient-reported benefits of acupuncture in pregnancy. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 19(3), 109-113.

Soliday, E., Tremblay, K., & Sayyam, J. (2013). Pathways to violated expectations of epidural uptake: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31(4), 413-425.

Megahead, H., & Soliday, E. (2013). Developing a conceptual framework of foster family placement. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 48(1), 48-63.