Cheryl Holly

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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 methodologist 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 30 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.


EdD, TC, Columbia U

Post-master's Certificate, Texas Christian University

MEd, TC, Columbia University

BS, Pace University

Awards / Honors

Fellow, Academcy of Nursing Education, , 2013

Fellow, Academcy of Nursing Education, , 2013

Fellow, National Academies of Practice, 2016