Assistant Professor of Perinatal Nursing, Midwifery, and Women’s Health
Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Nurse Scientist, Pennsylvania Hospital

As the Nurse Scientist at Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, I am responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision for nursing research and innovation.

We develop cultures of inquiry in hospitals, supporting frontline nurses’ research, innovation, and evidence-based practice that advances patient care and improves patient outcomes and satisfaction. We also do research to transform inpatient maternity care and outcomes, addressing racism and its impact on both of these.


  • PhD, John Hopkins University School of Nursing, 2018
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2010
  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2007
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2005