Elizabeth A. Crago

Assistant Professor
Acute & Tertiary Care
School of Nursing
320B Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

F: 412-383-7227


My primary research interest involves examining clinical complications which influence recovery after acute neurological injury including protein markers in plasma and cerebral spinal fluid which may be influential or predict recovery. Currently, I am attempting to identify predictors of injury and recovery following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. I am specifically interested in the influence of sex steroids on the brain in this patient population.


At the University of Pittsburgh, I primarily provide guest lectures to graduate/doctoral nursing students, providing lectures on acute neurological assessment and injury as well as insight on pre and post-doctoral experiences. [Critical Care & Cardiopulmonary Clinical Emphasis (ACNP-DNP); NUR 3030 (PhD)]


I am a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, Society for Critical Care Medicine, the Neurocritical Care Society and the Emergency Nursing Association. I currently serve as a member of the research committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine. I am a grant reviewer for the American Association Neuroscience Nursing Foundation and an abstract reviewer American Heart Association International Stroke Conference. In addition I have provided peer review for the Journal of NeuroCritical Care and the  British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. As a certified instructor I provide community and professional First Aid, ACLS, PALS and paramedic instruction