The next member that we will profile from our National Advisory Committee is Linda Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN.
Dr. Aiken conducts research on the outcomes of nursing care in the United States and around the world. She directs the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and is The Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing and Sociology, and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Aiken directs a large NIH T32 Advanced Research Training Program in Health Outcomes which has many successful alumni who are funded researchers at a variety of universities and research organizations. She has won numerous awards for her research including the AcademyHealth Distinguished Investigator and Article of the Year awards and the Individual Codman Award from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for her leadership utilizing performance measures to demonstrate relationships between nursing care and patient outcomes. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a former president of the American Academy of Nursing.
We asked Dr. Aiken her view on the quality of INQRI-funded research and the impact that the program has had.