Emory School of Nursing has collaborative partnerships with organizations such as Emory Healthcare, Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and more to develop research that impacts patient care.
Examples of Research Collaborations
This collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health and community partners provides integrated healthy eating, physical activity, and language nutrition training and educational materials for early childhood educators, who will model good language and food nutrition practices, and teach families to adopt these healthy behaviors at home.
Integrated Memory Care Clinic
A partnership of Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Department of Neurology, and the Department of Psychiatry, the Integrated Memory Care Clinic is a nurse-led medical home, specializing in primary care for people living with dementia. The clinic is a Level III accredited program, the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s highest ranking for medical homes, and is first nurse-led medical home in the Emory Healthcare system.
Children's Environmental Health Center
Researchers in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, the Emory School of Medicine and Emory College of Arts and Sciences are working with community partners to conduct several parallel, interdisciplinary studies to examine the complex interactions between toxicant exposures, microbes that reside in and on our bodies, called the microbiome, and their impact on birth outcomes, infant health, and neurodevelopment among African American mothers and babies in Atlanta. The center is one of only five children’s environmental health centers nationwide and is the only center focused on the microbiome and African American mothers and babies.
Tele-Savvy Online Psycho-educational Program
School of Nursing researchers are working with the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and community members to refine and test the online delivery of a well-established, in-person, evidence-based psychoeducation program, called Savvy Caregiver,. The program provides support and education for informal caregivers (family and friends) of people with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.