Elizabeth Schierholz is a third year pre-doctoral fellow. She holds a BSN from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She also holds certifications in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport and as a Certified Medical Transport Executive. Elizabeth currently practices in a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a NNP in Philadelphia. Her previous experience includes work as a transport NNP in Colorado for AirLife Denver, and clinical practice as a NNP in several NICUs in San Diego, CA including Rady Children’s Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Infants. Her research interests include the impact of organizational aspects, including the work environment, and nursing on outcomes of neonatal patients within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, safety and quality in handoff/transition of neonatal patients in critical care settings, regionalization and access to care and implementation of research findings in clinical practice.