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Linda A. Dudjak, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Acute and Tertiary Care

    School of Nursing
316 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-648-3582
Fax: 412-383-7227


My professional background includes over 20 years of practice as a healthcare leader with extensive operational experience in refining systems, leading change and developing programmatic initiatives across disciplines and institutions in both community and academic environments.


My previous research interests were related to my clinical specialty in oncology and included symptom management and accrual to clinical trials. More recently, as the CoDirector of a Research Dissemination Core of a NINR grant, I have become interested in strategies to integrate research into practice through the implementation of an evidence based model of practice. Master thesis: Dudjak, L.A. (1987). The effects of two mouth care protocols on oral mucositis experienced by patients receiving external radiation therapy to the neck and neck area. Doctoral dissertation: Dudjak, L.A. (1997). Factors influencing patients willingness to enroll in a controlled clinical trial. Co Director, Research and Dissemination Core. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob and University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing. National Institute of Nursing Research P30 NR03924. Years Inclusive 2004 – 2009; 20% effort. Total Amount of Award $1.5 M; direct costs/year $318,817


I have been a member of the School of Nursing faculty in some capacity since 1987; and in November 2008, accepted my current position as Associate Professor in Acute and Tertiary Care. My primary responsibilities are in the MSN Administration and Leadership Concentration; with teaching responsibility for selected courses, as well as the MSN Residency and Capstone Advisement. I am also the primary teacher for the didactic portion of a course within the BSN Program - Transitions into Professional Nursing. I have lectured regionally and nationally on topics related to the practice of oncology nursing, healthcare administration and leadership and the translation of research into practice.


Within the School of Nursing, I am a member of the Admissions/Promotion and Graduation Committee. I am also an appraiser for organizations seeking Magnet Designation through the ANA Credentialing Center.


My clinical expertise is in the field of oncology having practiced as a clinical nurse specialist in radiation oncology for (3) years and in a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center for (6) years. I have published and presented on topics related to oncology practice and have served as a consultant to organizations seeking to develop and/or expand programs in these subspecialty areas.


PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing. Pittsburgh, PA
MSNUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing. Pittsburgh, PA
BSNLa Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA
DiplomaShadyside Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Experience

1998-2008CNO, UPMC Horizon, Mercer County, PA
1993-1998Program Administrator, UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh PA
1987-1993Director Inpatient Services, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh PA


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