Catherine Ivory PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dr. Cathy Ivory has more than 20 years of experience as a perinatal staff nurse, and system-level nurse leader and has been a VUSN faculty member since 2012. In her current role at VUMC, Dr. Ivory facilitates the evidenced-based practice and nursing research activities for nurses throughout the enterprise and is a member of the executive nursing team. Dr. Ivory is a recognized expert in perinatal nursing, nursing informatics, and healthcare leadership and is a health services researcher. She is a past president of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), is the current vice-chair of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Health Informatics Certification Commission, and is on the steering committee for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI). She is also a member of the research council for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Dr. Ivory's research interests focus on using data generated by nurses to demonstrate the unique contribution of nursing to outcomes.