Research Assistant Professor

Heather Brom’s research interest is in improving health outcomes of individuals with complex health and social needs as well as promoting healthy practice environments for nurses and nurse practitioners.

As a nurse practitioner caring for high-risk oncology patients undergoing blood and stem cell transplants, I experienced firsthand the importance of providing care that was inclusive of all their health conditions. However, without proper system-level support, such as supportive work environments and adequate staffing levels, this tailored care could not be completed. I saw the larger impact of this as a hospital administrator on how staffing levels and the practice environment affect patient outcomes; and examining how variations in the healthcare workforce affect outcomes of care for hospitalized patients.


  • PhD, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, 2017
  • MS, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, 2006
  • BS, The Ohio State University, 2002