Brenda Zierler Ph.D., R.N., R.V.T., 2008 Cohort
Associate Dean of Technology Innovations in Education and Research for the University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington and Associate Professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems. Dr. Zierler leads the School of Nursing in facilitating the School's agenda for innovative educational programs. She is responsible for managing the infrastructure of web-based courses and distance-based course technologies and oversees the skills and simulation laboratory. Her research explores the relationships between the delivery of health care and outcomes at both the patient and system level. In collaboration with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, she created an interdisciplinary team that developed specific health outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of a coordinated approach in care delivery for the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism. Her latest research supported by the Macy Foundation focuses on interprofessional communication as a tool to improve patient safety. Dr. Zierler also leads an international grant funded by the Department of Education focused on nursing leadership competencies.