College of Health Sciences
My background, experience and education are aligned with the ability to successfully design, conduct and evaluate projects in knowledge translation/implementation science, evidence-based healthcare and comparative effectiveness research. As an experienced systematic review meteorologist with particular expertise in meta-analysis, I am certified by the Joanna Briggs Institute as a train-the-trainer for economic, qualitative and quantitative systematic review. I have received multiple research awards for the conduct of systematic reviews and knowledge translation, including a Robert Wood Johnson grant for a review of population health, a NJ Healthcare Foundation grant for a multi-site knowledge translation project, and a Society of Pediatric Nursing award for a systematic review of risk factors in acute delirium, an American Nurses Foundation award ,and have won awards for some of this work. I am a member of the Scientific Methodology Committee of the Joanna Briggs Collaboration, and as a committee chair for doctoral projects, I have guided more than 20 students to the successful completion of their systematic review projects and more than 50 students in successful DNP capstone projects.. . I hold a joint appointment in the School of Nursing and School of Public Health (Dept. of Epidemiology/Biostatistics). I work well with groups either as the principal or co-investigator and my doctoral degree in research and evaluation allows me to engage and lead efforts in evaluating project objectives and milestones. As a faculty member, I teach courses in epidemiology and population health, Implementation Science and Meta-analysis to epidemiology, nursing, medical and dental students.