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Dr. McHugh Promoted

Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in the standing faculty effective July 1, 2013.
Dr. McHugh is internationally recognized for his research identifying how organizational nursing factors and health services policy affect the health outcomes of hospitalized patients, especially within vulnerable populations and health disparities.
Dr. McHugh is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar. He is also the Principal Investigator on an R01 grant from the National Institute on Aging titled “Hospital Care Environment, Neighborhood, and Racial Disparities in Elder Outcomes”, which will untangle the interrelated effects of the hospital care environment and patient neighborhood on racial and ethnic disparities in hospital outcomes among older adults, point to interventions that may reverse disparities, and identify communities and hospitals that can most benefit from interventions. Dr. McHugh is currently contributing to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Project, a $40 million demonstration providing the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania funds to train advanced practice nurses.
Dr. McHugh was inducted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing in 2012 and his article linking nurses’ job dissatisfaction to patient satisfaction was ranked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of the five most influential articles in 2011.