Tania T. Von Visger, PhD, APRN, CNS, CCNS, PCCN, ATSF

Assistant Professor

Tania Von Visger.

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

PHONE: 716-829-2201

Tania Von Visger’s program of research centers on symptom management and quality of life enhancement using integrative approaches, particularly mindfulness-based interventions.

Currently, she is a co-investigator and study interventionist on “Mellowing Mind,” a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded study that compares two ways to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health among adults from underserved and racial minority communities. She is also completed her post-doctoral training at the Primary Care Research Institute at the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science with a focus on implementation science research that is supported by the Health Services Research Administration.

During Von Visger’s 13 years of experience as critical care clinical nurse specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical center, she covered nursing specialty areas in critical care, abdominal solid-organ transplant hemodialysis and acute care surgery. She also provided clinical consultation, quality improvement, education, research and leadership throughout the institution.

Von Visger’s array of educational, practice and research experiences across the country have instilled a great sense of cultural humility and empathy.

“My appreciation for cultural diversity, coupled with the opportunity to live and work in many geographic regions of the US (the West Coast, East Coast, Northeast, and Midwest), has afforded me productive and fulfilling life experiences,” says Von Visger. “While people's way of life may vary slightly in a different part of the country, they all have similar basic human needs - to be understood and respected.”

Von Visger’s dedication to stellar patient care and advancing to the profession is evidenced by her service as a member of several professional organizations. As a member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Clinical Practice Committee and co-chair on the American Thoracic Society Integrative Therapy Interest Group, for example, she is committed to serving and advocating for patients. She is also an active member of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), where she serves the nursing community by leading, mentoring and coaching young nurse researchers.

Von Visger previously served as a research assistant professor at UB's Department of Family Medicine and as an adjunct faculty for UB’s School of Nursing. She has also served as faculty at The Ohio State University, Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, and the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Von Visger received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California at Los Angeles, her bachelor's and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Maryland and her PhD in nursing from The Ohio State University.

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