IU School of Nursing Faculty and Alum Announced as 2019 American Academy of Nursing Fellows

Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing announced that three of its faculty members and one alumnus have been named by the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) to its 2019 Class of Academy Fellows. Drs. Jennifer Embree, Julie Otte, Deanna Reising and Chad Priest are among the list of 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, October 24-26, in Washington, D.C.

“What an honor it is to see nursing leaders, researchers and policy makers from the IU School of Nursing join such an esteemed group for their significant contributions and commitment to the nursing profession,” said Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, dean of IU School of Nursing and distinguished professor. “Each are making a profound and meaningful contribution to our profession and are more than deserving of this distinguished recognition for their impact as leaders on health and healthcare.”

Members of the 2019 Class of New Fellows were selected through a competitive and rigorous process. The new fellows were selected based on their impressive contributions to increase access, reduce cost, and improve quality through nursing theory, practice, and science. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career where their accomplishments are honored by those within the nursing discipline.

Indiana School of Nursing 2019 New Fellows:

Dr. Jennifer Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS: Dr. Embree is a clinical associate professor at IU School of Nursing and the Magnet Coordinator at Eskenazi Health, the safety-net hospital in Indianapolis, In. Leading the Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Track at IU School of Nursing, Dr. Embree teaches leadership in the master’s and DNP programs. Current president of the Indiana State Nurses Association, Dr. Embree is active as a state, national and international speaker and author on lateral violence in nursing.

Dr. Julie Otte, PhD, RN, OCN: Dr. Otte is an associate professor at IU School of Nursing, where her independent program of biobehavioral research addresses symptom management in cancer and non-cancer populations. Specifically, she focuses on improving sleep problems in breast cancer survivors and menopausal women. Her research involves a unique combination of multidisciplinary clinicians, basic scientists and biobehavioral researchers.

Dr. Deanna Reising, PhD, MS, BSN, RN: Dr. Reising is professor of nursing at Indiana University, where she conducts research on educational and patient outcomes of interprofessional education and practice. Her work focuses on a collaboration between the IU School of Nursing and IU Health in Bloomington, using interprofessional student navigation teams to impact patients at high risk for readmission in transitional care. She also serves as the IU Health system Magnet Coordinator.

Chad Priest, JD, MSN, BSN, RN: Priest serves as the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross Indiana Region. He received his MSN (’09) and BSN (’99) from IU School of Nursing. His research and scholarship interests include international disaster risk reduction, healthcare emergency management, crisis leadership and community resilience to disasters and crisis events. He is a frequent international consultant on issues related to healthcare emergency management, disaster medicine and nursing.