Heather Gilmartin, PhD, NP is a health services researcher and nurse scientist in the Denver/Seattle Center of Innovation at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. Her research focus is on understanding and optimizing the culture of healthcare to enhance employee engagement and patient safety. She aims to achieve this by facilitating organizational learning through the implementation of high reliability practices such as team training, mindfulness, and relational coordination. Dr. Gilmartin completed her undergraduate degree from Boston College, her master’s degree from Yale University, and her doctorate from the University of Colorado. Dr. Gilmartin has 20+ years of clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner.  She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, School of Public Health and adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado, School of Nursing. She received a VA Career Development Award in 2019 to study supportive learning environments in VA cardiac catheterization laboratories.

Authored by Heather Gilmartin, Ph.D., N.P.