Pamela B. de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC
Assistant Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Researcher for the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing
Dr. Pamela de Cordova is an assistant professor in nursing at Rutgers, the State University of NJ. She also works as a researcher for the state-legislated New Jersey Collaboration Center (NJCCN.org) studying issues concerning the nursing workforce in the state. She obtained her PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing in 2011 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) in 2013. She maintains strong ties with CHOPR in that she continually receives mentorship and collaborates with CHOPR faculty. Trained in health services research, Dr. de Cordova’s program of research includes examining the relationship between off-shift nursing care and its association to patient outcomes. In 2016, she received a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to evaluate public reporting staffing policies aimed at improving patient safety in acute care hospitals. Recently, she has begun to examine public reporting mandates as it applies to preventing healthcare-associated infections in hospitals. Dr. de Cordova has over 18 years of active clinical experience in post-operative nursing care; this background has allowed her to directly provide care to hospitalized patients and provide her with perspective on the powerful impact of research and policy on improving quality in hospitals.
Eastern Nursing Research Society Nursing Research Authorship Award, 2018
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Faculty Policy Fellow, 2016
- Pogorzelska-Maziarz M, de Cordova PB, Herzig CT, Dick A, Reagan J, & Stone PW. State mandated healthcare-associated infection increases the perceived burden on infection prevention and control departments in acute care hospitals, resubmitted to American Journal of Infection Control, 2018 Oct 12
- de Cordova PB, Steck MB, Vermeesch A, Pierre, NG, Ohlendorf, J, Rankin, A, Lawrence, S & Dueroin A. Health policy engagement among graduate nursing students in the United States, Nursing Forum, 2018
- de Cordova PB, Johansen ML, Riman KA & Rogowski J. Public reporting of cardiac outcomes for acute myocardial infarction patients: A systematic review of the evidence, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2018
- de Cordova PB. Excess mortality associated with weekend hospital admissions may be due to patient-level differences, rather than reduced staffing or services. Evidence-based nursing, 2018 Mar 6. pii: ebnurs-2017-102779.
- Lake E, de Cordova PB, Barton S, Singh S, Agosto PD, Ely B, Roberts KE & Aiken LH. Missed nursing care in pediatrics. Hospital Pediatrics, 2017, Jul;7(7):378-384. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2016-0141
- de Cordova PB. Staffing and work hours on patient safety. Evidence-based nursing, 2017, 20(1):19.
- de Cordova PB, Johansen ML, Martinez ME & Cimiotti JP. Emergency department weekend admission and mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Nursing Research, 2017, 66(1):20-27.