Monica F. Rochman, Ph.D., RN, was appointed program director of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Christiana Care Health System in August.
Rochman is a Value Institute scholar and research collaborator with Christiana Care’s Trauma Program and a senior fellow of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. She earned a doctorate in nursing from the University of Michigan.
Under the mentorship of internationally renowned nursing researchers Linda H. Aiken, Ph.D., FAAN, FRCN, and Matthew D. McHugh, Ph.D., JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, Rochman completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, which focused on the impact of nurse staffing and the nurse work environment on in-hospital cardiac arrest survival. She was a research associate for Marita G. Titler, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, developer of the Iowa Model for evidence-based practice.
She previously was coordinator of trauma research and performance improvement at Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children. She has experience in clinical and nursing research, outcomes, health services research, grant writing, publishing and presenting.
In her new role, Rochman will provide leadership and strategic direction for nursing research and evidence-based practice through the development, implementation and evaluation of the nursing research program at Christiana Care.