McNeill Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Dr. Barbara Lutz is the McNeill Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington School of Nursing. Her 40+ year career as a rehabilitation and public health nurse spans practice, research, education, and service. Her program of research focuses on understanding the needs and experiences of patients with stroke and other chronic illnesses and their family caregivers as they move through the continuum of care, from acute care to home. Her goal is to engage patients and their family caregivers in the development of person and family-centered, community-based interventions for people with stroke and other chronic illnesses. She has served as a Co-Investigator on 2 PCORI-funded studies including a pragmatic clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a post-acute stroke transitional care model in North Carolina and a randomized controlled trial to test a person-centered, community-based Emergency Department (ED) to Home transitional care intervention developed in partnership with researchers, patients, caregivers and community service providers. Dr. Lutz is the immediate Past President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiovascular Disease in Older Populations Committee. She is also currently a member of an AHA writing group to develop metrics for Post-Acute Stroke care. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and American Heart Association. She currently serves as a member of the NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research Advisory Board and has served as a member of the ANA Care Coordination Quality Measures Steering Committee, ANA Care Coordination Expert Panel, and as a rehabilitation nurse expert on the Joint Commission Technical Advisory Panel for Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:10 AM – 12:25 PM ET