Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Science of Nursing Care
Dean's Office
Dean and Distinguished Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 317-274-1485
Nursing 132, Indianapolis


PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore
MSN, University of Maryland Baltimore
Master of General Administration, University of Maryland University College
BSN, University of Maryland Baltimore County
AA, Anne Arundel Community College


Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is dean and distinguished professor of the Indiana University School of Nursing. Her research focuses on health system interventions to improve care processes and patient outcomes. She has published extensively on health services improvement interventions, acute care quality issues, and evidence-based practice.

Dr. Newhouse was appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and is currently serving as the committee’s chair. She was also appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing (2012-2014), the IOM Planning Committee, Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing: A Workshop (2014), and the IOM Study on Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: Current Status and Future Directions (2014-2015). She serves as vice-chair of the AcademyHealth Board. In 2014, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and was selected as the University of Maryland Baltimore Founders Day Researcher of the Year.

Selected Publications

Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2015). Strategies to Improve cardiac arrest survival: A time to act. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Newhouse, R. P. (2015). Understanding the landscape and state of the science in credentialing research in nursing. In Institute of Medicine (IOM), Future directions of credentialing research in nursing: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, p. 11-16.

Needleman, J., Dittus, R., Pittman, P., Spetz, J., & Newhouse, R. P. (2014). Nurse credentialing research frameworks and perspectives for assessing a research agenda [Discussion paper]. Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC. 

Peer-reviewed Papers available at Pubmed


An, F. R., Qi, Y. K., Zeng, J. Y., Ding, Y. M., Chiu, H. F., Ungvari, G. S, Newhouse, R. P., . . . Xiang, Y. T. (2015). The prevalence of insomnia, its demographic correlates, and treatment in nurses working in Chinese psychiatric and general hospitals. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. doi:10.1111/ppc.12103

Fleurence, R., Whicher, D., Dunham, K., Gerson, J., Newhouse, R., & Luce, B. (2015). The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s role in advancing methods for patient-centered outcomes research. Medical Care, 53(1), 2-8. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000000244

Newhouse, R. P., Barksdale, D., & Miller, J. (2015). Research done differently: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Nursing Research, 64(1), 72-77. doi:10.1097/nnr.0000000000000070

Collins, S. J., Newhouse, R. P., Porter, J., & Talsma, A. (2014). Applying James Reason's swiss cheese model and surgical safety checklist to improve safety in the operating room: A review of the safety literature. AORN Journal, 100(1), 65-79.

Lee, M. C., Friedmann, E., Kverno, K., Newhouse, R. P., Zhang, D., & Thomas, S. (2014). Psychological distress among Chinese immigrants to the USA. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, doi:10.1080/17542863.2014.913643 Retrieved from 

An, F. R., Xiang, Y. T., Yu, L., Ding, Y. M., Ungvari, G. S., Chan, S. W., Yu, D. S., . . ., Newhouse, R. P., & Chiu, H. F. (2014). Prevalence of nurses' smoking habits in psychiatric and general hospitals in China. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(2), 119-22. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2013.11.008

Barksdale, D. J., Newhouse, R. P., & Miller, J. A. (2014). The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Information for academic nursing. Nursing Outlook, 62(3), 192-200. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2014.03.001

Jones, K., Newhouse, R. P., Johnson, K., & Seidl, K. (2014). Achieving quality health outcomes through the implementation of a spontaneous awakening and spontaneous breathing trial protocol. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 25(1), 33-42.