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Poghosyan, Shang, and Masterson Creber join Sigma’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Three Columbia Nursing faculty members have been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame this month.

Three Columbia Nursing faculty members have been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame this month.  

Among the 32 nurse researchers who received the prestigious honor were Professor Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, Professor Jingjing Shang, PhD, and Columbia Nursing’s newly appointed faculty member Professor Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD.  


 
 
Professor Lusine Poghosyan, PhD

Poghosyan is an internationally recognized health services researcher with expertise in studying primary care organizations, health care workforce, teamwork, and quality of patient care, especially for chronic diseases.  She is also Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Research & Innovations, a leader in cutting-edge health care systems and health services research. 


 
Jingjing Shang headshot

Shang is a leading nurse health services researcher with a program of research that seeks to improve quality of care and understand best practices in infection prevention and control (IPC) in the home healthcare setting. She is one of very few researchers who have studied IPC in the home healthcare setting through federal funding. Additionally, Shang’s body of research focuses on predictive risk modeling, nursing workforce, health quality, patient safety, and oncology nursing. 


 
Ruth Masterson Creber headshot

Masterson Creber, has an internationally recognized program of research focused on pioneering innovative interventions to improve quality of life for patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease. She also leads the evaluation of a mobile integrated health intervention for patients with heart failure to supply evidence for a novel healthcare delivery service using community paramedics and facilitated telemedicine with emergency medicine teams.  


The award recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession of nursing and the people it serves, according to Sigma. View the full list of the inductees for 2022