Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, RN, PNP-BC

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    Victoria Niederhauser


University of Tennessee

Knoxville , TN

Dr. Niederhauser is currently Dean and Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. Prior to her current position, Dr. Niederhauser has held various leadership roles at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene  including Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Department Chair and also held academic appointments at George Mason University and George Washington University. The focus of Dr. Niederhauser’s scholarly activities are in the area of child and adolescent Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, with an emphasis on immunizations and childhood obesity. She has received numerous research grants to study parental barriers to childhood immunizations and has published extensively in this area. She developed and tested the “Searching for Hardship and Obstacles to Shots” (SHOTS) survey to identify parental barriers to childhood immunizations (  Dr. Niederhauser published the book “Core Review for Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioners” in 2007 and has authored over 45 articles and book chapters on child health and educational issues. In 2010, she contributed to the Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing through Transformational Partnerships in Nursing Education commissioned paper, published in the report. She has received funding for nursing research and training grants totaling over $3.6 million dollars. Dr. Niederhauser is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. In 2006, she received the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence and in 2011 she received the Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau, Gammi Psi Chapter.  Dr. Niederhauser is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, completing the 3 year fellowship program for nurses in executive leadership roles in 2011. She currently is on the executive Advisory Board of the Beryl Institute, and a board member of the RWJ Executive Nurse Fellows Alumni Association and is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Action Coalition.