Colleen V. Anusiewicz, PhD, RN, joined CHOPR in June of 2020 as a T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Colleen comes to CHOPR having completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) after recently defending her dissertation entitled, “Exploring the Nursing Work Environment and Patient Outcomes Associated with Nurse-reported Workplace Bullying: A Mixed Methods Study.” While at UAB, Colleen was under the direct mentorship of CHOPR alumna, Dr. Patricia A. Patrician.  

As a postdoctoral fellow, Colleen will be collaborating with CHOPR faculty on varying research projects including the U.S. Clinician Wellbeing Study and Magnet4Europe. Colleen’s research interests in improving the nursing work environment and patient outcomes stem from her clinical experiences as a nurse, where she became acutely aware of how the work environment influences nurses’ abilities to provide high quality, safe patient care at the bedside. Colleen is excited about the opportunities and resources provided by CHOPR that will enrich and expand her research skills and establish groundwork for a program of research focused on the contribution of nursing to improving health care delivery and patient outcomes. Colleen’s long-term career goal is to become an established health services researcher and nurse leader at a research-intense academic institution and hopes that through her research and collaborations, she can continue to provide evidence for the value and importance of nursing in shaping a more effective health care system.