Robin P. Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Science of Nursing Care
Dean and Distinguished Professor
Nursing 132, Indianapolis
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 the dean of the Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing and an IU distinguished professor. 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 (PCORI) and currently is serving as the committee’s chair. She has served on multiple Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees and is the chair of the AcademyHealth Board. Dr. Newhouse was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center President’s Award in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Newhouse was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
Dr. Newhouse currently is serving as the lead investigator for Indiana University’s Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis. This Grand Challenge is a $50 million initiative in partnership with the state and major healthcare systems in Indiana to reduce substance use disorders, the number of people that die because of an opioid overdose, and the number of babies born exposed to substances that result in neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Dr. Newhouse is also principal investigator of two current studies. The first study tests the effectiveness and implementation of a Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) toolkit to identify people who use substances and get them the help that they need across settings that range from critical access hospitals to academic health centers. The second study assesses the workforce available to address the addictions crisis across the state and will create a web-based resource for clinicians to use to refer people who use substances to treatment when indicated.
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