Catherine M. Mann, EdD, RN, CNS, CNE

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies; Clinical Associate Professor

Catherine Mann.

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

PHONE: 716-829-6036

As a certified nurse educator with more than 20 years of teaching experience, I strive to improve education to enhance patient-centered care for nurses and other health professionals in practice and in prelicensure and graduate programs.

Catherine Mann is the assistant dean for undergraduate studies and a clinical associate professor for the School of Nursing.

Mann is a clinical nurse specialist in community health with more than 25 years in home health in case management and administrative positions, including in the hospice and palliative care field. Her experience comprises of program coordinator for an innovative master’s in palliative care nursing; teaching palliative care courses; and acting as a clinical educator of inpatient hospice, home hospice and hospice inpatient unit settings.

Mann’s history and experience have allowed her to contribute to improving care for patients with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as director of a national demonstration project. She is also privileged to be a visiting scholar at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.


  • EdD, Research focus: Underrepresented Minorities in Health Profession Programs, Walden University, Baltimore, MD
  • MS, Community Health Nursing and Continuing Education, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
  • BS, Nursing, Niagara University. Niagara Falls, NY

Areas of Research

  • Vulnerable populations
  • Palliative care
  • Evidence-based practice

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NSG 348 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
  • NSG 474 Nursing Therapeutics in Health Maintenance and Restoration

Recent Publications

Mann, C. M., Aldossary, F. R., & Sullivan, S. S. (2019). Providing palliative care: Oncology nurses' perceptions of their self-reported abilities. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 23(6), 647-654.

Mann, C. M. (2012). Faculty perspectives of the educational needs of at-risk underrepresented (ARURM) minorities in health profession programs (Doctoral project-study). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

Mollica, M. A., Hyman, Z., & Mann, C. M. (2011).  Alcohol-related content in undergraduate nursing curricula in the northeastern United States. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 49(6), 22-31.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Kappa Chapter
  • Member, Western New York Palliative Nurses Association