Kristen is Program Coordinator for the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. In her role she coordinates the immersions for the Fuld Institute for EBP, attends conferences representing the Fuld Institute for EBP and the College of Nursing. Kristen has been at the university since 2017.
Linda Connor, PhD, RN, CPN, is a post-doctoral researcher at The Ohio State University. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston in May 2017, earning a nursing PhD with a focus in health policy. She has over 40 years of acute care experience in both pediatric and adult critical care, emergency room trauma, and perioperative nursing. Prior to moving to Columbus, Ohio, she was a nurse at Boston Children's Hospital in the Perioperative Program. She mentored staff nurses in evidenced-based practice (EBP), professional advancement, and performed pre-anesthesia chart reviews for day-surgery patients. She is a facilitator for the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare immersions. Linda is an adjunct faculty for the graduate nursing program at Rasmussen College.
Linda is a member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and the Society of Pediatric Nursing (SPN). Her previous areas of research include pediatric sedation, quality care, and family-centered care. For the past 18 years, Linda has educated staff nurses and student nurses about the EBP process. More recently, Linda and a colleague developed an instrument for measuring nurses’ knowledge, values and implementation of EBP. The results of this work have been published in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2016 and Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 2017. This instrument was included in her dissertation for further psychometric testing in association with health policies. Her current goal is to expand her research in the areas of EBP and policy.
Casey is Business Manager for the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. In his role, he manages all business and financial matters representing the Fuld Institute for EBP at the College of Nursing. Casey has been at the university since 2015.
Executive Assistant to the Executive DirectorHelene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare
Brian is the Executive Assistant to Bern Melnyk, Executive Director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. In his role he provides high-level support of all activities and communications related to the Fuld Institute for EBP. Brian has 7 years of Business Administration experience within an Academic Medical Institution, 10 years working in Customer Service, and is currently completing his final year of Ohio State’s MBA program.
Associate Professor in the College of NursingThe Ohio State University
Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD, is Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Helene Fuld Heath Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice at The Ohio State University and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland. His degrees are in pharmacy and ethics, with research interests focused on both evidence-based practice (EBP) and healthcare ethics. His EBP activities have focused on systematic reviews with the Cochrane Collaboration, and he was director of Cochrane Ireland from 2014 to 2017. He has conducted systematic review training in Ireland, the UK, and the USA, and is co-author on a number of systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library. His ethics research has focused on disasters and humanitarian crises, most recently being co-editor of Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Issues (Springer 2018). He is the Principal Investigator on funded research projects examining research ethics in the context of disasters and humanitarian crises. He has contributed to ethics initiatives and guidelines with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the UN agency for disaster risk reduction (UNISDR). As the director of a new virtual Center for Disaster & Humanitarian Ethics, he is developing practical tools and support strategies to facilitate ethical reflection within evidence-generation activities in humanitarian and disaster settings. He has spoken and published widely, including peer-reviewed articles in The Lancet, Bioethics, BMC Medical Ethics, Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, and Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing.
Susan designs and develops projects and programs to support the core operations of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare including large, long-term and multilevel projects, national events, international agreements, and new programs. She also manages nursing continuing education (CE) for Fuld Institute programs, the EBP certificate program, marketing and human resources needs. Susan received a bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish with a minor in Political Science from Capital University. She has two master’s degrees from The Ohio State University; the first in Cultural Anthropology and the second in Higher Education and Student Affairs.
Kara is the Administrative Associate for the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. In her role, she is the first point of contact and resource for callers and visitors to the Fuld Institute for EBP. Kara organizes schedules, travel, and conference attendance and keeps daily operations running smoothly. Kara has been at the university since 2018.
Project and Administration CoordinatorThe Ohio State University College of Nursing
Haley previously worked as a Research Assistant in the Children’s Cognitive Research Lab under Heidi Kloos for three years at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a BS in Neuroscience (Neurobiology) from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, she works alongside Dr. Sharon Tucker, Implementation Science Core Director, as her Project and Administration Coordinator.
Bindu is the Technology & Research Coordinator for the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. In her role she coordinates the technology needs for all the Fuld Institute for EBP programs including clinical and academic immersions. She helps with design, development and management of the online programs offered through the Fuld Institute for EBP and the maintenance and design of the website. She also provides support to conduct research projects related to EBP, including planning, implementation, and evaluation of each project.