Dr. Allison Norful is a nursing scientist whose research focuses on inter-professional teamwork, RNs in primary care and the impact of work environment factors on the physical and psychological health of clinicians. She developed the first instrument, Provider Co-Management Index, that validly scales how well two providers work together within a health care team. Dr. Norful is a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine and a founding co-chair of the Health Services Research interest group at the Eastern Nursing Research Society. Dr. Norful is jointly appointed at Columbia University School of Nursing and New York Presbyterian. She has been a member of AcademyHealth since 2014 and currently serves as a member-at-large on IRGNI’s advisory board.
Dismantling structural racism and charting a path toward achieving equity and justice in professional health services organizations remains a priority. Members from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) propose sustainable, actionable steps to strengthen diversity and inclusivity of historically underrepresented experts in the field.
Several states recently expanded scope of practice regulations for nurse practitioners to meet the increased demand for care during the coronavirus pandemic. In this post, AcademyHealth members from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues contextualize these policy changes and provide recommendations for future health services research.