Elizabeth Soliday, PhD

Associate Professor, Human Development
Phone: (360) 546-9727
Fax: (360) 546-9038
Located in McClaskey (VMCB) 231
Office Hours: By appt
Support Staff: Sarah Pimentel


Course ID Title Meeting Time Location Semester Syllabus
HD 101 Human Development Across the Lifespan M,W,F 1.10 - 2.00 p.m. Spring 2016
HD 385 Perspectives in Human Services M,W,F 2.10 - 3.00 pm Spring 2016


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. Undergraduate and graduate students are essential members of my research team, and I welcome you to contact me by phone (360/546-9727) or e-mail with any questions about my research.

Please click here for the Birth Care Provider Survey. You must have your password to enter the site. If you're unable to access, please e-mail esoliday@wsu.edu

Recent Publications

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., & Gartstein, 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.



  • PhD, Psychology (Clinical/Health), University of Kansas, 1995