Chenjuan (Tina) Ma, PhD
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.
Ma, C., Shang, J, & Bott, M. (2015) Linking Team Collaboration and Nursing Leadership to Nurse Outcomes and Quality of Care. Journal of Nursing Administration, 52(10): 1565-1572. DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000229; PMID: 26166148
Ma C, Olds DM, Dunton NE. (2015) Nurse work environment and quality of care by unit types: A cross-sectional study. Int J Nurs Stud. 45(9): 435-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.05.011; PMID: 26166148
Ma C, McHugh MD, Aiken LH. (2015) Organization of Hospital Nursing and 30-Day Readmissions in Medicare Patients Undergoing Surgery. Med Care, 53(1): 65-70. DOI: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000258; PMID: 25373404
McHugh MD, Ma C. (2014) Wage, work environment, and staffing: effects on nurse outcomes. Policy Polit Nurs Pract,15(3-4):72-80. PubMed PMID: 25121923
McHugh MD, Ma C. (2013) Hospital nursing and 30-day readmissions among Medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia. Med Care, 51(1):52-9. PubMed PMID: 23151591; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3593602
Shang, J., You, L., Ma, C., Altares, D., & Aiken, L. (2014) Nurse employment contracts in Chinese hospitals: impact of inequitable benefit structures on nurse and patient satisfaction. Human Resources for Health. 12:1. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-12-1. Open Access. Available at: http://www.human-resources-health.com/content/12/1/1
Ma, C., Fourly, H., Li, J. & D’Antonio, P. (2012) The Education of Nurses in China and Egypt. Nursing Outlook. 60(3), 127-133. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2011.08.002; PMID: 22000692