Dr. Dail is an Associate Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar (2010-2013). Dr. Dail earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner specialty) from East Carolina University, and completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2006. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in the care of infants in neonatal intensive care.
Dr. Dail’s interdisciplinary research focuses on thermal management of infants as well as the basic physiologic processes related to thermoregulation and perfusion in extremely premature infants. Her methodological expertise includes longitudinal physiological measurement, observational methods and analysis, case study designs, and randomized control trials as well as international research. Dr. Dail’s current research interests include the study of a new device by Philips Medical to improve continuous central temperature monitoring in stabilization of premature infants. As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Dail has received funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Philips Healthcare, the American Nurses Foundation, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing, March of Dimes, and Foundation of Neonatal Research and Education. Dr. Dail teaches in the graduate nursing program and mentors doctoral nursing students.