Mary K. Anthony, Ph.D., RN


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Professor Emerita

Dr. Anthony’s research is on two complementary perspectives on health care delivery that share common features of high performing nursing organizations. Her work includes processes of nursing practice models such as delegation, teams, and interruptions and their effects on outcomes. Dr. Anthony has studied the impact of relational capital, as a strategic resource, to improve nurse and patient outcomes, particularly those related to discharge readiness. Her work includes examining aspects of nurses’ health such as physical activity, biomarkers, and performance in relation to shift rotations, and she is currently investigating the cognitive complexity and burden associated with interruptions. She serves as Co-Investigator on a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) investigating physical design, workflow, interruptions, and outcomes during trauma resuscitations at a Level I Trauma Center.