Mary Blegen, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, University of California, San Francisco, will provide expert consultation on research design issues with multisite studies and analysis of nursing process and outcome data from multiple sites and sources. Dr. Blegen has a long and distinguished career as a nursing services researcher whose emphasis has been on nursing care quality. She will provide expertise in both the design and analytic models for investigating the relationships of nursing process to patient outcomes.
Douglas. R. Wholey, PhD, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, will provide expertise on measurement of implementation processes including fidelity of the unit-level implementation protocols for the study. His background in organizational theory and research related to the implementation of innovative health care services designs will be invaluable to this unit-level implementation study. He will provide consultation throughout the study to design, refine, and document effective implementation processes.