Lusine Poghosyan to deliver 27th Annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture

Lusine Poghosyan.

Published April 4, 2024

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is pleased to announce Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, as the speaker for the 27th Annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture, the keynote address for the School’s 11th Annual Research Day, taking place on Friday, April 19.


Poghosyan's lecture, titled "Nurse Practitioner Workforce and Health Equity: Building a Program of Research," will focus on research surrounding the policy and organizational barriers affecting the optimal utilization of the primary care nurse practitioner workforce and the care that nurse practitioners (NPs) deliver to older adults.

“The number of nurse practitioners is growing significantly in the United States,” says Poghosyan. “Soon, almost one-third of all primary care providers in the US will be NPs. This workforce is critical for delivering safe, high-quality care, particularly to older adults with chronic conditions, and helping to achieve health equity.”

Poghosyan is a distinguished health services researcher renowned for her contributions to the study of primary care organizations, health care workforce dynamics, teamwork, and the quality of patient care, with a particular focus on chronic diseases. With a career dedicated to advancing health care equity, Poghosyan's research yields crucial insights into maximizing the effectiveness of nurse practitioners as primary care providers and establishing robust primary care teams to ensure equitable access to timely, safe, and high-quality health care, especially for marginalized communities and underserved populations. She is currently the Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Professor of Nursing and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s School of Nursing.

Poghosyan leads numerous federally and foundation-funded research initiatives, including projects supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institute on Aging. Her leadership extends to her role as Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Research and Innovation, a pioneering institution driving cutting-edge health care systems and health services research.

Poghosyan has served in several leading nursing and health care organizations, including past service as a chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Primary Care Panel and as an advisor on AcademyHealth's Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues. Currently, she serves on AcademyHealth’s Board of Directors. Poghosyan is also an esteemed Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine.

The School of Nursing’s Annual Research Day brings together scholars across Western New York to share advancements in health care research and practice. The lecture will begin at 1 p.m. in 403 Hayes Hall on UB’s south campus, following a research poster session and awards ceremony.

The Bullough Lecture was established in 1997 by Vern Bullough to honor the memory of his wife and colleague, Bonnie Bullough, dean of the School of Nursing from 1980-91, by bringing prominent leaders in the field to speak to the School of Nursing community.

For more information and to register, visit the event’s registration page.


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