The Independence Chair for Nursing Education
Professor of Nursing
Associate Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research
Faculty Director, Nursing and Health Care Management Coordinated Dual Degree Program

Matthew D. McHugh’s work focuses on the contribution of nurses to improving patient outcomes and the U.S. health care system.

Nursing is central to good patient outcomes and achieving our most important health policy goals.” 


  • JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 2006
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2004
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 2003
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 1998
  • BSN, Gwynedd-Mercy University , 1996
  • ASN, Gwynedd-Mercy University , 1995