Assistant Professor, Nursing, New York University Rory Meyers College of New York, NY (Tenure Track)

Senior Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA


Dr. Chenjuan Ma, PhD, was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) between 2008-2012. Dr. Ma had received her BSN (2005) and MSN (2008) from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. Before she joined the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at the New York University as an Assistant Professor in July 2015, Dr. Ma was a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), University of Kansas School of Nursing between 2013-2015.

Dr. Ma’s research focuses on improving quality of care and outcomes (both nurses and patients) via better organization of nursing. Her doctoral dissertation, titled “Organization of Hospital Nursing and Readmissions among Medicare Surgical Patients”, examined the impact of organizational nursing factors (i.e., work environment, nurse staffing, and nurse education) on elder surgical patients’ risk for readmissions. Her most recent research, builds on her pre- and post-doctoral work, focuses on nurse work environment, in particular teamwork/collaboration and nursing leadership, and quality of care and nurse and patient outcomes. Dr. Ma has received numerous honors including the doctoral research award from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 2011, Rising Star Award from Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Xi Chapter in 2011, and a research grant from STTI in 2015.