​Dr. Hilary Barnes (BA Skidmore College, 1997; BSN University of Pennsylvania, 2005; MSN Widener University, 2008; PhD Widener University, 2013) is a CHOPR Senior Fellow and a fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Barnes’ research interests include the impact of state and federal policies on the nurse practitioner workforce and care delivery. She is funded through the 2016 AcademyHealth New Investigator Small Grant Program to examine the impact of changes in state-level practice regulations over time on nurse practitioner supply and access to care in ambulatory practices. She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and her clinical background includes emergency/urgent care, surgery/surgical oncology, and addiction/behavioral health.

Selected Publications:

  • Barnes, H., Maier, C., Altares Sarik, D., Germack, H.D., Aiken, L.H., & McHugh, M.D. (2016). Effects of regulation and payment policies on nurse practitioners’ clinical practices. Medical Care Research and Review. doi:10.1177/1077558716649109. Published online May 13, 2016.
  • Barnes, H., Rearden, J., & McHugh, M.D. (2016). Magnet recognition linked to better central line-associated blood stream infection rates. Research in Nursing & Health, 39, 96-104. doi:10.1002/nur.21709.
  • Barnes, H. (2015). Nurse practitioner role transition: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 50, 137-146. doi:10.1111/nuf.12078.
  • Brooks Carthon, J. M., Barnes, H., & Altares Sarik, D. (2015). Federal polices influence access to primary care and NP workforce. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 526-530. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.01.028.
  • Barnes, H. (2015). Exploring the factors that influence nurse practitioner role transition. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 178-183. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.11.004