Director of CTEP, Clinical Associate Professor The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC, FAAN is director of the Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-based Practice at The Ohio State University, College of Nursing. Gallagher-Ford’s clinical background in maternal child health and nursing administration has spanned 26 years in which she served in a variety of roles ranging from bedside clinician to chief nursing officer where she gained extensive experience and expertise in teaching and implementing evidence-based practice in real world clinical settings. Most recently, she has been an integral part of two centers at large universities where her work has been dedicated to research, education, and consultation focused on the development, promotion, integration, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based practice in both academic and clinical settings.
Gallagher-Ford is currently active as a consultant, facilitator, panelist and keynote presenter at national and international conferences and education programs. Her publications include co-authorship of a recent study conducted with Bernadette Melnyk, that resulted in the establishment of EBP competencies for practicing RNs and APNs, published in Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing in January 2014, as well as a study in 2013 entitled “The State of Evidence-Based Practice in US Nurses: Critical Implications for Nurse Leaders and Educators” in the Journal of Nursing Administration. She also contributed as a lead author in theAmerican Journal of NursingEBP Series which received the Sigma Theta Tau Publication Award for 2011. She is editor of the new column; “Implementing and Sustaining EBP in Real World Healthcare Settings” in Worldviews On Evidence-based Nursing which will feature best evidence-based strategies and innovative ideas on how to promote and sustain evidence-based practices and cultures in clinical organizations.
Gallagher-Ford’s research is focused on evidence-based practice of nurses with particular focus on the influence of nurse leaders and contextual issues.
She was inducted into the National Academies of Practice and the Nursing Academy as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in 2013.