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

The fundamental question underlying Dr. McHugh’s program of research is “How does nursing influence the achievement of our most important national and international health policy goals?” As Associate Director of Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, he directs highly visible studies that draw on his expertise in nursing, law, public health, and health services research to evaluate how nursing can be a force for quality, equity, and innovation in health services. 

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

Education

  • 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