Joyce Verran has a twenty-five-year record of funded research in the areas of nursing care-delivery systems (including acute-care work environments), complexity of care in ambulatory settings, and nursing-practice models in rural communities. In the last several years, her work has targeted the effect of contextual factors on patient health-status outcomes across the care continuum. Verran is currently a Co-Principal Investigator with her colleagues Judith Effken (University of Arizona) and Kathleen Carley (Carnegie Mellon University) on the National Library of Medicine grant, DyNADS: A Dynamic Network Analysis Decision Support Tool for Nurse Managers (R01M009516-Q1A1). She is the author of several substantive and methodological articles in her area of research.
Verran is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and serves as a member of the expert panel on Quality. In addition to other review activities, she is on the editorial board of Nursing Administrative Quarterly.