K. Jane Muir, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Cohort Year

2022

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Matthew D. McHugh

Jane Muir, PhD, FNP-BC is a T32 post-doctoral research fellow in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program. Dr. Muir’s research focuses on how to improve timely and equitable care in the emergency department setting, and to leverage policies that improve nurse work environments and reduce turnover. Her research interests are informed by her clinical work as a Family Nurse Practitioner and emergency nurse. She is passionate about improving work environments for clinicians to deliver equitable, cost-effective patient care.


Dr. Muir earned her undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Spanish Language (2016), Master of Science in Nursing (2022), and PhD (2021) from the University of Virginia.

Recent Publications

Muir, K. J., Porat-Dahlerbruch, J., Nikpour, J., Leep-Lazar, K., Lasater, KB. (In-press). Top factors in nurses ending healthcare employment between 2018-2021. JAMA Network Open.

Muir, K. J., Merchant, R.M., Lasater, K.B., Brooks Carthon, M. (In-press). Emergency nurses’ reasons for not recommending their hospital to clinicians as a good place to work. JAMA Network Open.

Muir, K. J., McHugh, M. D., Merchant, R. M., & Lasater, K. B. (2023). Left without being seen: Nurse work environment and timely outcomes in New York and Illinois emergency departments. Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Aiken LH, Lasater KB, Sloane DM, Pogue CA, Rosenbaum KE, Muir KJ, McHugh MD, Cleary M, Ley C, Borchardt CJ, Brant JM. Physician and nurse well-being and preferred interventions to address burnout in hospital practice: factors associated with turnover, outcomes, and patient safety. In JAMA Health Forum 2023 Jul 7 (Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. e231809-e231809). American Medical Association.

Muir, K. J., Sloane, D. M., Aiken, L. H., Hovsepian, V., McHugh, M. D. (2023). The association of the emergency department work environment on patient care and nurse job outcomes. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open, 4(5), e13040.

Muir, K.J., Donahue, C., Broshek, D. K., Resch, J., Solenski, N., & Laughon, K. (2022). Neuropsychological and balance symptoms of abused women who have experienced intimate partner violence-related strangulation: A feasibility and acceptability study. Neurotrauma Reports, 3(1), 491-500.

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