PhD, BA, MSN, CRNA
My primary areas of scholarly and research interest include the clinical applications of High Frequency Jet Ventilation and the use of the use of health care simulation educational methodologies. I have a particular interest in the leveraging of hierarchical task analysis to both structure and evaluate simulation interventions and to assess clinical outcomes measures. I am also interested in the history and philosophy of science and medicine with a particular interest in issues related to simulation and man-machine interactions.
Staff CRNA for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Anesthesia. I serve as a primary CRNA clinical resource for High-Frequency Jet Ventilation applications in the perioperative setting.
As a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing's Nurse Anesthesia Program, I lecture across the entire Nurse Anesthesia Program curriculum with a teaching focus in the topical areas of pharmacology, airway anatomy, respiratory physiology, difficult airway management, and the history of medicine and anesthesia. I also teach in a wide variety of simulation courses for undergraduate nursing students, Student Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesiology Residents, and practicing anesthesia providers. I have presented or been published nationally and internationally in areas as diverse as anesthesia, high-frequency jet ventilation, artificial organ development, emergency medicine, healthcare simulation, and the history of anesthesia and simulation.
Member, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Sigma Theta Tau, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Volunteer Advisory work with the Peters Creek Watershed Association.