Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP

Assistant Dean for MS/DNP Programs; Clinical Professor

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
310 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079



  • BS - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1994
  • MS with Family Health Concentration - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1996
  • PhD - Epidemiology and Community Health - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2008

Areas of Research

Cancer survivorship | Vulnerable health populations | Metabolic syndrome | Stress disorders and the impact they exert on overall health status

Teaching Responsibilities

NGC 798 DNP Capstone Course 1

NGC 799 DNP Capstone Course 2


Anders, P. L., Scherer, Y. K., Hatton, M., Antonson, D., Austin-Ketch, T., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2016). Using standardized patients to teach interprofessional competencies to dental students. Journal of Dental Education, 80(1), 65-72.

Austin-Ketch, T., & Bruce, S. A. (2015). The art and science of polypharmacy in primary care. American Association of Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education.

Austin-Ketch, T., & Paplham, P. (2015). Exploring unmet needs of hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 21(2), S116. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2014.11.144

Paplham, P., & Austin-Ketch, T. (2015). Doctor of nursing practice education: Impact on advanced nursing practice. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 31(4), 273–281. doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2015.08.003

Scherer, Y. K., Anders, P. L., Antonson, D. E., Hatton, M. N., Austin-Ketch, T., Paplham, P., Zinnerstron, K. H., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2015). Incorporating standardized patients into an interprofessional oral-systemic health practicum. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(4), e29–e35. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2015.01.035 

Austin-Ketch, T. L., & Paplham, P. (2014). Cancer survivorship and primary care —What primary care NPs need to know. The Journal of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York, 3(4), 21-26.

McMullen, S. L, Wu, Y-W., Austin-Ketch, T. L., Carey, M. G. (2014). Transitioning the premature infant from nonsupine to supine position prior to hospital discharge: Exploring current practice and examining clinical outcomes. Neonatal Network, 33(4), 194-198. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.33.4.194*

Austin-Ketch, T. L, Bruce, S. A. (2012).  The Female Face of Cardiovascular Disease in Western New York.  The Journal of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York. 2(2), 14-20.*

Austin-Ketch, T. L., Violanti, J. (2012).  Addictions and the Criminal Justice System, What Happens on the Other Side?  Post-traumatic stress symptoms and cortisol measures in a police cohort. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 23, 22-29.*

Austin-Ketch, T. L., Violanti, J., Fekedulegn, D., Andrew, M. E., Burchfiel, C., Hartley, T., & Vena, J. E. (2010). Metabolic Syndrome and Salivary Cortisol:  A description of cortisol patterns in a working cohort of police officers.  Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome:  Clinical Research and Reviews, 4(2), 82-88.*

Campbell-Heider, N., Finnell, D., Feigenbaum, J. C., Feeley, T. H., Rejman, K., Austin-Ketch, T., Zulawski, C., & Schmitt, A. (2009). Addictions activities in primary care: Toward curricular change for Family Nurse Practitioners.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1), 1-17. *

Campbell-Heider, N., Rejman, K. P., Austin-Ketch, T., Sackett, K., Feeley, T. H., & Wilk, N. (2007). Measuring cultural competency in a Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum.  The Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health. Winter edition*.

Bruce, S. A., Austin-Ketch, T. L. (2006) Community-based participatory research:  An exemplar of learning.  The American Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 10(7/8), 24-33.

Ciecko, S. M., & Austin-Ketch, T. (2004). Identifying Obesity in Latino migrant farm worker children. Nurse Practitioner World News, 9(11), 18-19.*

Austin-Ketch, T. L. (2002). Lazarro's Unusual Fever: A case study. The Clinical Advisor for Nurse Practitioners, 5(11/12), 10-14.

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Scholarship, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2017
  • Distinguished Mentor Award, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2016
  • Clinical Faculty Scholar, University at Buffalo, 2013
  • Mecca S. Cranley Award for Excellence in Teaching, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2011
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2010
  • New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2009
  • Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Niagara County Community College, 2007
  • Certification Certified Specialist, FNP, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1997-2012
  • Distinguished Alumni, University at Buffalo, 1996