Karen H. Sousa, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Dr. Sousa's career goal is to improve patient care through research that focuses on developing and testing conceptual models of quality of life as a nursing practice outcome. She has expertise in developing and applying advanced statistical methods, including structural equation modeling, as appropriate analytical strategies to yield a greater understanding of complex nursing outcomes. Dr. Sousa’s teaching interests include Nursing Theory and Conceptualization and psychometrics.
John Welton, PhD, RN
How much does nursing care cost? How can we build a better nursing care system to improve efficiency, effectiveness, performance, quality, and ultimately, the value of the work nurses provide to their patients? These questions define the career research interests of Dr. John Welton, Professor and Senior Scientist for Health Systems Research at CU College of Nursing. Dr. Welton’s research foci are nursing costs and economics; quality and outcomes of care; big data, real-time information, and decision systems in nursing; performance and effectiveness; nursing value-based care; and pay for nursing performance.
Sarah Trimmer, MPH
Sarah crafts research strategy for the CCNR, targets funding for CCNR projects, and oversees post-award operations for the CCNR.
Jason Weiss, MEd
Jason serves as liaison between the CCNR and external stakeholders, provides logistical support for CCNR activities, and is the point person for CCNR-related inquiries.