Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

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Overview

Dr. Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, 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. Dr. Poghosyan’s research produces evidence regarding ways 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, safe, and high-quality primary care.


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

Dr. Poghosyan served as the past Chair for the Primary Care Expert Panel at American Academy of Nursing and AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues interest group’s Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. At Columbia University, Dr. Poghosyan serves as the Stone Foundation and Elise D. Professor of Nursing as well as Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health. She is also the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Research and Innovation, which provides a structure to enhance faculty and trainees’ programs of research focused on health services research.

Dr. Poghosyan is also recipient of multiple awards, including International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame from Sigma Theta Tau International; American Nurses Foundation Scholar award; Mentorship Award and 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 and Professor of Health Policy and Management

Administrative Titles

  • Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery Research & Innovations

Gender

  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

Honors & Awards

International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Mentorship Award, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI), AcademyHealth
New Investigator Award, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, AcademyHealth
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 and reduce health disparities. 

Research Interests

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

Grants

09/15/2020-05/31/2025

Care for Persons with Dementia in Nurse Practitioner Practices and Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, National Institute on Aging (NIA), R01 AG069143, [$3,616,936] 

Role: Principal Investigator

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

09/2020-09/2022

Advancement of Research on Nurse Practitioners (ARNP): Setting a Research Agenda, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), R13HS02772 [$49,836]

Role: Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

Poghosyan, L., Kueakomoldej, S., Liu, J., & Martsolf, G. (2022). Advanced practice nurse work environments and job satisfaction and intent to leave: six-state cross sectional and observational study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 10.1111/jan.15176. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15176

 

Poghosyan, L., Pulcini, J., Chan, G. K., Dunphy, L., Martsolf, G. R., Greco, K., Todd, B. A., Brown, S. C., Fitzgerald, M., McMenamin, A. L., & Solari-Twadell, P. A. (2022). State responses to COVID-19: potential benefits of continuing full practice authority for primary care nurse practitioners. Nursing Outlook, 70(1), 28–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2021.07.012

 

Poghosyan, L., Brooks, J. M., Hovsepian, V., Pollifrone, M., Schlak, A. E., & Sadak, T. (2021). The growing primary care nurse practitioner workforce: a solution for the aging population living with dementia. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29(6), 517–526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2021.01.135

 

Poghosyan, L., Ghaffari, A., Liu, J., & McHugh, M. D. (2020). Organizational support for nurse practitioners in primary care and workforce outcomes. Nursing Research, 69(4), 280–288. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0000000000000425

 

Poghosyan, L., Ghaffari, A., Liu, J., & McHugh, M. D. (2020). Organizational support for nurse practitioners in primary care and workforce outcomes. Nursing Research, 69(4), 280–288. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0000000000000425

 

Poghosyan, L., Ghaffari, A., Liu, J., & Friedberg, M. W. (2020). Physician-nurse practitioner teamwork in primary care practices in New York: a cross-sectional survey. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35(4), 1021–1028. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05509-2

 

Poghosyan, L., Ghaffari, A., & Shaffer, J. (2019). Nurse practitioner primary care organizational climate questionnaire: item response theory and differential item functioning. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(15-16), 2934–2945. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14895

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000000961