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Emily Cramer, PhD

Research Associate Professor
PhD, Quantitative Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence
MA, Quantitative Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence
BA, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS


  • KU faculty since 2012
  • Principle Investigator - National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI)

Academic Program Affiliations

  • BSN (Honors Program Faculty Mentor
  • DNP
  • PhD

Current Areas of Teaching

  • NRSG 700, ANOVA for Nursing Research
  • NRSG 934, Foundations of Data Science

Select Publications

  • Turner, K., Staggs, V.S., Potter, C., Cramer, E., Shorr, R.I. & Mion, L. (2020). Fall prevention implementation strategies in use at 60 United States hospitals: A descriptive study. BMJ Quality & Safety. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010642. PMID: 32188712.
  • Lake, E.T., Smith, J.G., Staiger, D.O., Hatfield, L., Cramer, E., Kalisch, B. & Rogowski, J.A. (2020). Parent satisfaction with care and treatment relates to missed nursing care in neonatal intensive care units. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8, 74. doi:10.3389/fped.2020.00074. PMID: 32257979; PMCID: PMC7093579.
  • Laverentz, D.M., Young, E. & Cramer, E. (2020). Effect of a longitudinal interprofessional education passport program on nursing students' attitudes toward interprofessional practice. Nursing Education Perspectives. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000636
  • Warshawsky, N.E., Caramanica, L. & Cramer, E. (2020). Organizational support for nurse manager role transition and on-boarding: Strategies for success. Journal of Nursing Administration. doi:0.1097/NNA.0000000000000880.
  • Baernholdt, M., Yan, G., Cramer, E., and Dunton, N.  (2019). Effect of preventive care interventions on pressure ulcer rates in a national sample of rural and urban nursing units: Longitudinal associations over 4 years. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 105.

Select Presentations

  • Cramer, E., Matthes, N. & Miller, P. (2020, October) Impact of work environment on emergency department outcomes, throughput and patient experience of care. Paper presented to American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA. {Virtual Conference}
  • Cramer, E., Matthes, N., & Miller, P. (2019, November). Impact of unit workforce safety and nurse surveillance capacity on RN, patient, and hospital outcomes. Poster presented at American Public Health Association Conference: Philadelphia, PA.
  • Warshawsky, N.E., Cramer, E. & Caramanica, L. (2019, April). Evidence-based nurse manager competency development. Presented as Roundtable Discussion at the American Organization of Nurse Executives Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Cramer, E. (2017, April). The Relationship between Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Practices and Patient Falls. Keynote Presentation at Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference: Phoenix, AZ.
  • Cramer, E. & Odle, S. (2014, April). Engaging Frontline Teams in Quality Improvement: The effect on Patient Outcomes in a Critical Access Hospital. Podium presentation at National Rural Health Association Conference: Las Vegas, NV.


  • 2015-2022, Press Ganey Associates: "Research and Development Support for the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators"
  • 2016-2020, $46,250, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "NICU Performance: Missed Nursing Care and Infant Outcomes"
  • 2019-2020, $30,000, American Organization of Nurse Leaders Foundation: "Evaluating the Impact of Nurse Manager Job Design and Practice Environment on Achieving the Quadruple Aim"
  • 2016-2017, $81,000, National Institute on Aging: "Fall Prevention in High and Low Fall Hospital Nursing Units"

Awards & Honors

  • 2020, Jean Johnson Faculty Research Award: $2,000 Research award for "Evaluating Patient and Clinician Preferences for Electronic Symptom Assessment in Kidney Cancer"
Last modified: Apr 14, 2021


Emily Cramer, PhD
Research Associate Professor