Elizabeth I. Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN

Elizabeth (Beth) Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing and Executive Vice-Dean at Duke University School of Nursing. As the School’s first Executive Vice-Dean, she provides senior leadership to DUSON’s academic and research enterprises and directs the integration of the operational activities of these areas. Dr. Merwin previously served as the Madge M. Jones Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing, and was a former specialty coordinator for the UVA School of Nursing's Health Systems Management (HSM) concentration and the nursing component of the HSM/MBA program. She has built a distinguished administrative career both in academia and in health care delivery systems, and has been recognized nationally for innovative academic initiatives.


Dr. Merwin earned a PhD in Health Services Organization and Research in 1988 and an MS in Nursing in 1979, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. She received a BS in Nursing from Radford College in 1976. Her nursing and healthcare delivery research, supported by NIH, NIMH, and NINR, has focused on improving care for underserved and rural populations, particularly those in rural communities and minority populations. She is a methodological expert in the use of secondary data to address health care problems, and is a past member of the Healthcare Systems and Value Research study section of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Merwin was elected to the American Academy of Nursing in 1994, and in 2008 she received the Distinguished Professor Award from the School of Nursing of the University of Virginia.

Academic Program Affiliations
Education
  • PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MS - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BS - Radford College
Research Interests

Dr. Merwin is a Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Virginia (UVA) and is currently a Professor and Executive Vice-Dean of the Duke University School of Nursing. She is an accomplished nursing and health services researcher whose work has focused on improving care for underserved and rural populations, particularly those in rural communities and minority populations. While at UVA, she conducted a NIH R01 funded study on Shortages of Health Professionals and was the principal investigator of a NIH/NINR funded P20 Rural Health Care Research Center. She is a methodological expert in the use of secondary data to address health care problems, often conducting studies on shortages of health professionals. She is a Scientific Reviewer for PCORI, the recently established Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Merwin was previously the Madge M. Jones Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research at UVA, School of Nursing. At UVA, she was the Principal Investigator and Director of the Rural Health Care Research Center (RHCRC), funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. In 2008, she served as volume editor for the Annual Review of Nursing Research: Focus on Rural Health. Dr. Merwin with a colleague conducted two AANA funded Workforce studies in recent years resulting in four publications on the supply and demand of CRNAs. She served as a standing review committee member for AHRQ’s Health Systems Research review committee for five years ending in 2012.

Dr. Merwin’s primary area of research focuses on improving care and health outcomes for underserved populations including those residing in rural areas, the mentally ill, those impoverished and/or minority populations. Dr. Merwin has particular interest in reducing health disparities, in reducing shortages of health professionals in rural and underserved areas and in identifying strategies to increase the diversity within the health.

Dr. Merwin’s second research focus is aimed at health disparities.

Major Accomplishments

  • Prior Director of Rural Health Care Research Center (RHCRC) funded by NINR through a P20 mechanism at University of Virginia.
  • Methodological expert in the analysis of large secondary data sets.
  • 2011 and 2013, Visiting Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing Studies, Course Professor (with professor/Hong Kong) Health Services Research.

Key Manuscripts

  • Merwin, E., Hinton, I., Dembling, B., and Stern, S. (2003) Shortages of rural mental health professionals. Archives in Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. XVII, 42-51.
  • Merwin, E., Stern, S. & Jordan, L. (2006) Supply & Demand in the Market for CRNAs. AANA Journal, 74:4, 287-293.
  • Merwin, E., Snyder, A., and Katz, E. (2006) Differential Access to Quality Rural Health Care. Special Edition on Rural Health Care, Family and Community Health. 29:3, 186-194.
  • Merwin, E., Stern, S. and Jordan, L. (2008) Salaries, Recruitment, and Retention for CRNA Faculty. AANA Journal. 76(2): 89-93.
  • Merwin, E., Stern, S. and Jordan, L. (2008) Clinical Faculty: Major Contributors to the Education of New CRNAs. AANA Journal, 76 (3): 1-5. text
  • Petterson, S., Williams, I.C., Hauenstein, E.J., Rovnyak, V., and Merwin, E. (2009) Race and Ethnicity and Rural Mental Health Treatment. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Vol. 20, No. 3, 662-677.
  • Stern, S., Merwin, E, Hauenstein, E., Hinton, I., Rovnyak, V., Wilson, M., Williams, I., and Mahone, I. (2010) The effect of rurality on mental and physical health. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, Springer.
  • DeGuzman, P.B., Bourguignon, C., and Merwin, E. The effect of walkability characteristics on the health outcomes of low-income women. (2013) Public Health Nursing. 1-13.
Awards and Honors
  • 2015 || AACN-Wharton Leadership Fellow
  • 2008 || Distinguished Professor Award, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • 2008 || Selected Participant, 2008 Leadership in Academic Medicine program, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • 2005 || Madge M. Jones Professor of Nursing (Endowed Chair), University of Virginia
  • 2004 || Fellow, AACN Fuld Academic Leadership Program
  • 1998 || Psychiatric Nursing Research Award, Society for Education & Research in Psych/MH Nursing
  • 1994 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 1992 || Fellow, Thomas Jefferson Health Policy Institute, Charlottesville, VA
  • 1992 || Nomination for University of Virginia Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award, University of Virginia Alumni Board of Trustees
  • 1978 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau
  • 1976 || Outstanding Senior Award, Radford College
Areas of Interest
Research Methods
Secondary Data Analysis
Representative Publications
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17397693 -- Delaney, K. R. and Hanrahan, N. P. and Merwin, E. I. Using data to increase the national presence of psychiatric mental health nursing. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. April, 2007 21(2); 112-5.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10402609 -- Merwin, E. I. and Fox, J. C. Trends in psychiatric nursing graduate education. Psychiatr Serv. July, 1999 50(7); 905.
  • 1999 -- PubMed # : 10222634 -- Delaney, K. R. and Chisholm, M. and Clement, J. and Merwin, E. I. Trends in psychiatric mental health nursing education. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. April, 1999 13(2); 67-73.
  • 1997 -- PubMed # : 9260337 -- Merwin, E. I. and Greiner, D. and Barrell, L. M. and Clement, J. and Chisholm, M. and Delaney, K. R. and Howard, P. B. and Poster, E. C. Advanced practice psychiatric nursing: a national profile. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. August, 1997 11(4); 182-3.
  • 1997 -- PubMed # : 9260338 -- Barrell, L. M. and Merwin, E. I. and Poster, E. C. Patient outcomes used by advanced practice psychiatric nurses to evaluate effectiveness of practice. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. August, 1997 11(4); 184-97.
  • 1996 -- PubMed # : 8682664 -- Merwin, E. I. An organizational and economic framework for restructuring psychiatric nurse labor use. Issues Ment Health Nurs. August, 1996 17(1); 21-32.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 8608698 -- Merwin, E. I. and Goldsmith, H. F. and Manderscheid, R. W. Human resource issues in rural mental health services. Community Ment Health J. December, 1995 31(6); 525-37.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19625831 -- Thornlow, D. K. and Merwin, E. Managing to improve quality: the relationship between accreditation standards, safety practices, and patient outcomes. Health Care Manage Rev. October, 2009 34(3); 262-72.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 21233135 -- Hanrahan, N. P. and Delaney, K. and Merwin, E. Health care reform and the federal transformation initiatives: capitalizing on the potential of advanced practice psychiatric nurses. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. August, 2010 11(3); 235-44.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20546364 -- Baernholdt, M. and Jennings, B. M. and Merwin, E. and Thornlow, D. What does quality care mean to nurses in rural hospitals? J Adv Nurs. June, 2010 66(6); 1346-55.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20102140 -- Jerome-D'Emilia, B. and Merwin, E. and Stern, S. Feasibility of using technology to disseminate evidence to rural nurses and improve patient outcomes. J Contin Educ Nurs. January, 2010 41(1); 25-32.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19648696 -- Petterson, S. and Williams, I. C. and Hauenstein, E. J. and Rovnyak, V. and Merwin, E. Race and ethnicity and rural mental health treatment. J Health Care Poor Underserved. August, 2009 20(3); 662-77.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19388507 -- Merwin, E. and Stern, S. and Jordan, L. M. and Bucci, M. New estimates for CRNA vacancies. AANA J. April, 2009 77(2); 121-9.
  • 2009 -- PubMed # : 19941588 -- Campbell, C. L. and Merwin, E. and Yan, G. Factors that influence the presence of a hospice in a rural community. J Nurs Scholarsh. December, 2009 41(4); 420-8.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18478811 -- Merwin, E. and Stem, S. and Jordan, L. M. Salaries, recruitment, and retention for CRNA faculty--Part 1. AANA J. April, 2008 76(2); 89-93.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18567318 -- Merwin, E. and Stem, S. and Jordan, L. M. Clinical faculty: major contributors to the education of new CRNAS--part 2. AANA J. June, 2008 76(3); 167-71.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18709744 -- Merwin, E. Focus on rural health. Preface. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2008 26(2); xi-xiv.
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18709750 -- Cox, K. and Mahone, I. and Merwin, E. Improving the quality of rural nursing care. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2008 26(2); 175-94.
  • 2007 -- PubMed # : 17165139 -- Hauenstein, E. J. and Petterson, S. and Rovnyak, V. and Merwin, E. and Heise, B. and Wagner, D. Rurality and mental health treatment. Adm Policy Ment Health. May, 2007 34(3); 255-67.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16775468 -- Merwin, E. and Snyder, A. and Katz, E. Differential access to quality rural healthcare: professional and policy challenges. Fam Community Health. August, 2006 29(3); 186-94.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16775467 -- Hauenstein, E. J. and Petterson, S. and Merwin, E. and Rovnyak, V. and Heise, B. and Wagner, D. Rurality, gender, and mental health treatment. Fam Community Health. August, 2006 29(3); 169-85.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 16918120 -- Merwin, E. and Stern, S. and Jordan, L. M. Supply, demand, and equilibrium in the market for CRNAs. AANA J. August, 2006 74(4); 287-93.
  • 2006 -- PubMed # : 17078418 -- Merwin, E. and Thornlow, D. Methodologies used in nursing research designed to improve patient safety. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2006 24(3); 273-92.
  • 2005 -- PubMed # : 15998980 -- Rothbard, A. and Murrin, M. R. and Jordan, N. and Kuno, E. and McFarland, B. H. and Stroup, T. S. and Morrissey, J. P. and Stiles, P. G. and Boothroyd, R. A. and Merwin, E. and Shern, D. L. Effects of antipsychotic medication on psychiatric service utilization and cost. J Ment Health Policy Econ. June, 2005 8(2); 83-93.
  • 2003 -- PubMed # : 12642887 -- Merwin, E. and Hinton, I. and Dembling, B. and Stern, S. Shortages of rural mental health professionals. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. February, 2003 17(1); 42-51.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11678071 -- Dembling, B. and Li, X. and Chang, W. Y. and Mackey, S. and Merwin, E. Psychiatric health service areas in the southeast. Adm Policy Ment Health. May, 2001 28(5); 407-16.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11285654 -- Fanaeian, N. and Merwin, E. Malpractice: provider risk or consumer protection? Am J Med Qual. April, 2001 16(2); 43-57.
  • 1996 -- PubMed # : 8941306 -- Holt, F. and Merwin, E. and Stern, S. Alternative statistical methods to use with survival data. Nurs Res. December, 1996 45(6); 345-9.
  • 1996 -- PubMed # : 8820545 -- Merwin, E. and Fox, J. and Bell, P. Certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialists. Psychiatr Serv. March, 1996 47(3); 235-42.
  • 1996 -- PubMed # : 7499121 -- Merwin, E. Building interdisciplinary mental health services research teams: a case example. Issues Ment Health Nurs. January, 1996 16(6); 547-54.
  • 1996 -- PubMed # : 8916608 -- Shuster 3rd, G. F. and Utz, S. W. and Merwin, E. Implementation and outcomes of a community-based self-help smoking cessation program. J Community Health Nurs. 1996 13(3); 187-98.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 8561512 -- Merwin, E. and Mauck, A. Psychiatric nursing outcome research: the state of the science. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. December, 1995 9(6); 311-31.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7759236 -- Francis, P. and Merwin, E. and Fox, J. and Shelton, D. Relationship of clinical case management to hospitalization and service delivery for seriously mentally ill clients. Issues Ment Health Nurs. June, 1995 16(3); 257-74.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 10161149 -- Elward, K. S. and Martin, D. and Merwin, E. and Hayes, R. P. and Ballard, D. J. The role of the principal clinical coordinator in the Health Care Financing Administration's Health Care Quality Improvement Initiative. Clin Perform Qual Health Care. March, 1995 2(2); 73-9.
  • 1995 -- PubMed # : 7495936 -- Fox, J. and Merwin, E. and Blank, M. De facto mental health services in the rural south. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 1995 6(4); 434-68.
  • 1994 -- PubMed # : 7971693 -- Utz, S. W. and Shuster 3rd, G. F. and Merwin, E. and Williams, B. A community-based smoking-cessation program: self-care behaviors and success. Public Health Nurs. October, 1994 11(5); 291-9.
  • 1993 -- PubMed # : 8130558 -- Pates, R. D. and Lundberg, M. T. and Hennen, J. and Boymel, C. and Webber, A. and Wright, G. and Hayes, R. P. and Simpson, P. M. and Lynch, G. W. and Merwin, E. Creation of state-level Medicare database for healthcare evaluation applications. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993 2(2); 663-7.
  • 1992 -- PubMed # : 1577592 -- Merwin, E. and Fox, J. Cost-effective integration of mental health professions. Issues Ment Health Nurs. June, 1992 13(2); 139-48.
  • 2010 -- Stern, S. and Merwin, E. and Hauenstein, E. and Hinton, I. and Rovnyak, V. and Wilson, M. and Williams, I. and Mahone, I. The effects of rurality on mental and physical health. Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology. June, 2010 10(1/2); 33-66.
  • 2010 -- Hinton, I and Howell, J. and Merwin, E. and Stern, S. and Turner, S. and Williams, I. and Wilson, M. The educational pipeline for health care professionals: understanding the source of racial differences. Journal of Human Resources. Winter, 2010 45(1); 116-156.
  • 2002 -- PubMed # : 11875222 -- Morrissey, J. P. and Stroup, T. S. and Ellis, A. R. and Merwin, E. Service use and health status of persons with severe mental illness in full-risk and no-risk medicaid programs. Psychiatr Serv. March, 2002 53(3); 293-8.
  • 2008 -- Fitzpatrick, J.J. and Merwin, E.. Annual Review of Nursing Research: Focus on Rural Health (Vol. 26) 2008 .
  • 2004 -- McFarland, B. H. and Stroup, T. S. and Rothbard, A. B. and Murrin, M. R. and Stiles. P. G. and Shern, D. L. and Boothroyd, R. A. and Merwin, E. I. and Morrissey, J. P. Antipsychotic medication use by Medicaid recipients: are there racial variations? Drug Benefit Trends. 2004 16(4); 204-224.
  • 2006 -- Hanrahan, N. and Delaney, K.R. and Merwin, E. I. Psychiatric nursing section of Chapter 22, Mental health practitioners and trainees. 2006 .
  • 2004 -- Merwin, E. I. et al. Psychiatric nursing section of Human Resources chapter. 2004 .
  • 2004 -- Delaney, K. and Hanrahan, N. and Merwin, E. Psychiatric nursing section of Futures chapter. 2004 .
  • 2004 -- Ozcan, Y. and Merwin, E. and Lee, K. and Morrissey, J. State of the art applications in benchmarking using DEA: The case of mental health organizations. 2004 169-190.
  • 2001 -- Stern, S. and Merwin, E. and Holt, F. Survival models of community tenure and length of hospital stay for the seriously mentally ill: a 10-year perspective. Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology. September, 2001 2(2); 117-135.
  • 2001 -- Merwin, E. and Lyon, D. and Fox, J. Psychiatric nursing section of Chapter 20 (Mental health practitioners and trainees). 2001 .
  • 2001 -- Holt, F. and Merwin, E. and Stern, S. The lengths of psychiatric hospital stays and community stays. Virginia Economic Journal. October, 2001 6 1-25.
  • 2001 -- Wilson, M. and Hinton, I. NS Merwin, E. (Eds.) Race, Culture, Mental Health Services, and Family Well-being. Conference Proceedings, University of Virginia, May 13-15, 1999. 2001 .
  • 1998 -- Pion, G. and Merwin, E. and Human Resources Data Group Core data elements for mental health and substance abuse providers: needed information for improving the healthcare system. 1998 258-281.
  • 1996 -- Merwin, E. Professional self-interest and quality patient care. Nursing Policy Forum. 1996 2(2); 22.
  • 1994 -- Merwin, E. I., Fox, J. et al. Psychiatric nursing section, in Chapter 10, An update on human resources in mental health. 1994 .
  • 1995 -- Shelton, D.A. and Merwin, E. and Fox, J. Implications of health care reform for rural mental health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. September, 1995 23(1); 59-69.
  • 1995 -- Merwin, E. I. Accountability for allocation of resources: is the fox guarding the henhouse? 1995 6 .
  • 1993 -- Pates, R. D. and Lundberg, M. T. and Boymel, C. and Webber, A. and Wright, G. and Gressard, R. and Simpson, P. and Lynch, G. W. and Merwin, E. and Ballard, D. Creation of Medicare database for healthcare evaluation applications. 1993 663-667.
  • 1992 -- Fox, J. and Blank, M. and Abraham, I. and Merwin, E. and Ricciuti, A. and Phillips, A. and Neese, J. and Davis, K. and Ennis, J. The Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center: Public academic linkage in Virginia. Outlook [National Association of State. Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)]. 1992 3(2); 19-21.
  • 1992 -- Merwin, E. and Fox, J. Psychiatric nursing section, in Chapter 2, Training of mental health providers. 1992 .
  • 1990 -- Merwin, E. and Fox, J. Psychiatric nursing labor force: Knowns and unknowns. Virginia Nurse. 1990 58(4); .
  • 1990 -- Merwin, E. and Fox, J. Psychiatric nursing section, in Chapter 4, Human resources in mental health. 1990 .
  • 1997 -- Goren, S. and Merwin, E. Preventing psychiatric rehospitalization of high risk children and adolescents. 1997 .
  • 2001 -- Merwin, E. and Hinton, I. and Harvey, J. and Kimble, K. and Mackey, S. and Davis, K. Mental Health Care in Virginia Community Health Centers March, 2001 .
  • 2002 -- Leff, S. andMcFarland, B. and Morrissey, J. and Rothbard, A. and Shern, D. and Wieman, D. and Hoover,M. and Boothroyd, R. and Stiles, P. and Merwin, E. and Stroup, S. and Raab, B. Assessing service quality and outcomes of medicaid managed care for persons with a serious and persistent mental illness. (Report submitted to Center for Health Care Strategies) 2002 .
  • 2001 -- Kane, C. F. and Thompson-Heisterman, A. and Hinton, I. D. and Burkett, B. J. and Merwin, E. and Chen, D. Outcomes for patients discharged from state psychiatric inpatient care. December, 2001 .
  • 2002 -- Morrissey, J. and Shern, D. and Stroup, S. and Leff, S. and Merwin, E. and Rothbard, A. and McFarland, B. and Bothroyd, R. and Stiles, P. and Hoover, M. and Wieman, D. Does Medicaid managed care disadvantage people who have a serious mental illness? Research findings, unanticipated data problems, and policy implications. (Report to Center for Health Care Strategies) 2002 .
  • 2002 -- Merwin, E. and Hinton, I. and Dembling, B. and Mackey, S. Availability of Mental Health Professionals in Virginia 2002 .
  • 2003 -- Merwin, E. and Rothbard, A. and Stiles, P. and Slay, J. and McFarland, B. and Bothroyd, R. and Shern, D. and Murrin, M. and Leff, S. and Wieman, D. and Hoover, M. and Stroup, S. and Morrissey, J. Can Medicaid data be used for monitoring mental health services in an era of managed care?: Challenges and proposed solutions. (Report to Center for Health Care Strategies) 2003 .
  • 1992 -- Merwin, E. and Fox, J.C. and Bell, P. Final Report, Certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Study (NIMH Contract #546001796) 1992 .
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 22951269 -- Enyinnaya, E. I. and Anderson, J. G. and Merwin, E. I. and Taylor, A. G. Chiropractic use, health care expenditures, and health outcomes for rural and nonrural individuals with arthritis. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. September, 2012 35(7); 515-24. PMC3539298
  • 2016 -- PubMed # : 25037153 -- Cary Jr, M. P. and Merwin, E. I. and Oliver, M. N. and Williams, I. C. Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes in a National Sample of Medicare Beneficiaries With Hip Fracture. J Appl Gerontol. January, 2016 35(1); 62-83. PMC4537688
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25596000 -- Cary, M. P. and Baernholdt, M. and Anderson, R. A. and Merwin, E. I. Performance-based outcomes of inpatient rehabilitation facilities treating hip fracture patients in the United States. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. May, 2015 96(5); 790-8. PMC4410059
  • 2014 -- Kim, H. and Rose, K. M. and Netemeyer, R.G. and Merwin, E.I. and Williams, I. A secondary data analysis of internet use in caregivers of persons with dementia Nursing Open. December, 2014 1(1); 15-22.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24579708 -- DeGuzman, P. B. and Merwin, E. I. and Bourguignon, C. Population density, distance to public transportation, and health of women in low-income neighborhoods. Public Health Nurs. November-December, 2013 30(6); 478-90.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25820992 -- Cary Jr, M. P. and Baernholdt, M. and Merwin, E. I. Changes in Payment Regulation and Acute Care Use for Total Hip Replacement: Trends in Length of Stay, Costs, and Discharge, 1997-2012. Rehabil Nurs. March, 2015, Epub ahead of print .
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Text Messaging Adherence Assesssment and Intervention Tool for Rural HIV & Drug Users.
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
    1R34 DA031640-01
    07/2011 to 03/2013
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program
    Health Resources and Service Administration
    1E01-HP25810-01-00
    07/2013 to 06/2014
    Role: Project Director
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes in Medicare Hip Fracture Patients
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
    07/2011 to 06/2012
    Role: Sponsor/Dissertation Chair
    NRSA predoctoral fellowship, Michael Cary
  • Administrative Supplement, Rural Health Care Research Center, Summer Student Internship Program
    National Institutes of Health, American Reinvestment & Recovery Act of 2009
    3 P20 NR009009-05S1
    07/2009 to 09/2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Advanced Practice Nurses and/or Mental Health Providers
    Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund of Faculty Excellence (University of Virginia)
    08/2009 to 06/2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Supports study design and purchase of national Medicare dataset.
  • Advanced Nursing Education Program (ANEP): Nursing Leadership in Rural Health Care
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    1 D09HP14985
    07/2009 to 06/2012
    Role: Faculty
  • Health of Rural Americans
    Jeanette Lancaster Endowment Fund of Faculty Excellence (University of Virginia)
    08/2009 to 06/2011
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Preventing Cervical Cancer in Rural Women through Nurse Practitioner Colposcopy Services: Ensuring Patient Safety and Effectiveness
    Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research, UVA Cancer Center
    P30 CA44579
    03/2009 to 05/2012
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Administrative Supplement for Equipment and/or Scientific Instrumentation
    National Institutes of Health, American Reinvestment & Recovery Act of 2009
    3 P20 NR009009-05S2
    08/2009 to 09/2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Rural Health and Nursing Research Center
    NIH/NINR
    1 P20 NR009009-01
    07/2004 to 07/2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Factors Influencing Safety in Sedated Children
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
    1F31 NR010426-01A1
    07/2008 to 06/2009
    Role: Sponsor/Dissertation Chair
    NRSA predoctoral fellowship, Nancy A. Crego
  • Impact of Nurse Work Environment on Rural Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
    1K01 NR010556-01
    09/2007 to 05/2011
    Role: Mentor for PI M. Baernholdt
  • Promoting Heart Health in Rural Women
    NIH/NINR, University of Virginia subcontract
    1 R15 NR009218-01A1
    01/2006 to 12/2008
    Role: site PI
  • The Relationship of Patient Safety to Patient Outcomes
    National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research
    5F31 NR009320
    07/2004 to 06/2006
    Role: Sponsor/Dissertation chair
    NRSA predoctoral fellowship, Deirdre Thornlow
  • Medication Decision-Making in the Seriously Mentally Ill
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
    5F31 NR008453
    07/2004 to 06/2006
    Role: Sponsor/Dissertation Chair
    NRSA predoctoral fellowship, Irma Mahone
  • Shortages of Health Professionals in Rural Areas
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health
    1 R01 MH066293-1A1
    07/2003 to 03/2008
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Mental Health Treatment for Rural Poor and Minorities
    National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Mental Health
    1 R01 MH65709-01A1
    07/2003 to 03/2006
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Leadership in Community/Public Health & Health Systems HRSA Training Grant
    Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)
    07/2003 to 06/2006
    Role: Faculty
  • National Association of State Mental Hospital Program Directors Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    National Institute of Mental Health
    07/2001 to 06/2003
    Role: Academic Mentor
    Postdoctoral fellowship, Kim Innes
  • Outcomes for Patients Discharged from State Inpatient Care
    State of Virginia
    07/2000 to 06/2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Mental Health Services in Community Health Centers
    Virginia Primary Care Association
    07/2000 to 06/2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Virginia Medicaid Case Management Evaluation
    Contract from Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
    06/1997 to 01/1998
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Advanced Statistical Methods for Psychiatric Episodes
    National Institute of Mental Health
    1 RO1 MH53259-01A2
    09/1996 to 04/2001
    Role: Co-investigator
  • Tidewater Virginia Managed Care Proposal
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Contract 1 UR7 TI11272-01
    07/1996 to 06/2000
    Role: Principal Investigator, University of Virginia Sub-contract from the University of North Carolina
  • Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center
    National Institute of Mental Health
    07/1995 to 06/2000
    Role: Director and Principal Investigator 1999-2004; Co-investigator and Associate Director, 1996/1999
  • Availability and Utilization of Specialty Rural Providers
    Pilot Study in Competitive Continuation Application, Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center
    07/1995 to 06/2000
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Early Discharge and Readmission Prevention Program
    Medical College of Virginia Foundation
    08/1994 to 08/1996
    Role: Co-investigator
  • A Comparative Analysis of Supply Characteristics of All Registered Nurses with Psychiatric Registered Nurses
    A.D. Williams Trust Funds
    12/1993 to 12/1994
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Funding Mechanisms Effect on SED Children's Services
    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research
    5F31 NR006947
    10/1993 to 12/1994
    Role: Co-Sponsor/Dissertation Chair
    NRSA predoctoral fellowship, Deborah Shelton
  • Outcomes of Psychiatric Nurse Labor Use
    National Institute for Mental Health
    5R 29MH048968
    04/1993 to 03/1999
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center
    National Institute of Mental Health
    P50 MH049173
    06/1992 to 05/1995
    Role: Director of Mental Health Services Research
  • Estimating Community Tenure of Severely Mentally Ill, Rural, Black Clients
    from Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center (funded by by NIMH)
    07/1992 to 06/1993
    Role: Co-investigator
  • MSN/MBA Commonwealth Fund Planning Grant
    Commonwealth Fund
    01/1990 to 12/1990
    Role: Co-Project Director
  • Nursing Activities Survey
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Contract #546001796
    07/1989 to 06/1991
    Role: Co-investigator
  • Developing a Research Agenda in Nursing/Health Economics.
    University of Virginia School of Medicine Biomedical Research Support Grant.
    07/1989 to 06/1990
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists Survey
    Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing
    03/1989 to 03/1989
    Role: Co-investigator
  • UVA PhD Program Complex Organization in Nursing
    Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Nursing Advanced Nursing Training Grant
    07/1988 to 06/1989
    Role: Project Coordinator
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