Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

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Overview

Dr. Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a nationally and internationally recognized health services researcher with expertise in studying primary care organizations, workforce, teamwork, and quality of patient care, especially for chronic diseases. Dr. Poghosyan’s research produces evidence regarding how to optimally utilize nurse practitioners as primary care providers and build primary care teams to assure patients, particularly racial and ethnic minorities and those living in underserved areas have access to timely high quality safe primary care.

Dr. Poghosyan is a Principal Investigator on multiple federal and foundation funded research projects including those funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Poghosyan is the Chair of the Primary Care Expert Panel at American Academy of Nursing and the Past Chair of the AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues interest group’s Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Poghosyan is a recipient of multiple awards including Research Scholar Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Epsilon Chapter; American Nurses Foundation Scholar award; New Investigator Award from the AcademyHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar award.

Academic Appointments

  • Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Professor of Nursing

Gender

  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • MPH, American University of Armenia

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • New Investigator Award. AcademyHealth, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues
  • ANF Scholar--American Nurses Foundation/Nurses Charitable Trust of Greater Miami
  • Research Scholar, Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Epsilon Chapter.
  • PhD Award from Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter

Research

Dr. Poghosyan’s research produces evidence regarding how to assure patients have timely access to high quality primary care. Most of Dr. Poghosyan’s studies focus on transforming organizational structures of primary care practices to promote teamwork and nurse practitioner practice as mechanisms to increase primary care capacity.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare workforce
  • Health policy
  • Organizational impact
  • Primary care

Grants

02/2019-01/2024

Social Networks in Medical Homes and Impact on Patient Care and Outcomes, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), R01HS025937 [$1,870,000]

Role: Principal Investigator

06/2017-01/2021

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes and Nurse Practitioner Practice, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), R01MD011514 [$2,558,012]

Role: Principal Investigator

08/2019-08/2020

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes and Nurse Practitioner Practice Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Supplement, R01 MD011514-03S1, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) [$395,000]

Selected Publications

Poghosyan, L., Ghaffari, A., Liu, J., & Friedberg, M.W. Physician-Nurse practitioner teamwork in primary care practices in New York: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of General Internal Medicine, (in press).

Poghosyan, L. Norful, A. A.+, Ghaffari, A., & Liu, J., Psychometric testing of Errors of Care Omission Survey: A new tool on patient safety in primary care. Journal of Patient Safety, (in press).

Poghosyan, L., Ghaffari, A., Liu, J., & McHugh, M. D. Organizational support for nurse practitioners within primary care practices and impact on job satisfaction, intent to leave, and quality of care. Nursing Research, (in press).

Poghosyan, L., Norful, A.A.+, Ghaffari, A., George, M., Chhabra, S., & Olfson, M. (2019, In Press). Mental health delivery in primary care: The perspectives of primary care providers. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 33 (5) 63-67.

Poghosyan, L., Ghaffari, A., Shaffer, J. Nurse Practitioner Organizational Climate Questionnaire Survey: Item response theory and differential item functioning. Journal of Clinical Nursing 28 (15-16), 2934-2945

Poghosyan, L., Norful A. A.+, Liu, J., & Shaffer, J. (2019). Cognitive and initial psychometric testing of the Errors of Care Omission Survey (ECOS): A new patient safety tool for primary care. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 27 (1), 16-32

Poghosyan, L., Timmons, E., Abraham, C.+, & Martsolf, G. The economic impact of the expansion of nurse practitioner scope of practice for Medicaid. Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2019, 10(1), 15-20.

Poghosyan, L., Norful, A. A.+, Liu, J., & Friedberg, M. W. (2018). Nurse practitioner practice environments in primary care and quality of care for chronic diseases. Medical Care, 56(9), 791-797. doi:10.1097/mlr.0000000000000961

Poghosyan, L. Clinician burnout: New times, old issue. (2018). Nursing Economics$, 36(3), 109 & 155.

Poghosyan, L. & Bernhardt, J. (2018). Transformational leadership to promote nurse practitioner practice in primary care. Journal of Nursing Management, 26(8), 1066-1073.

Poghosyan, L., Norful A. A.+, & Laugesen, M. J. (2018). Removing restrictions on nurse practitioners' scope of practice in New York State: Physicians' and nurse practitioners' perspectives. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(6), 354-360.

Poghosyan, L. (2018). Federal, state, and organizational barriers affecting nurse practitioner workforce and practice. Nursing Economic$, 36(1), 43-45.

Poghosyan, L., Norful A. A.+, Fleck, E., Bruzzese, J-M., Talsma, A., Nannini, A. (2017). Primary care providers' perspectives on errors of omission. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(6), 733-742.