Jessie M. Scott Term Chair in Nursing and Health Policy in the School of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing

Nurses are the frontline providers of health care, and as such, are well-positioned to influence patient outcomes.

Dr. Lasater is a nationally recognized researcher who uses state of the science methods to explicate the value of nurses and establish the business-case for investing in hospital nursing. Her research identifies how the institutional environments where nurses deliver health care and the policies governing them, impact patient outcomes with a particular focus on patient outcomes that represent complex healthcare challenges.

Nurses are essential to addressing complex health care challenges that are salient to patients and their families.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • MS, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • BSN, Quinnipiac University, 2010