Christine T. Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Christine Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Mathy Mezey Professor of Geriatric Nursing at the College of Nursing at New York University (NYU), a Senior Fellow at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the NYU, an Attending in Nursing at the NYU Langone Medical Center, and serves on the executive committee of NYU’s Clinical Translational Science Institute. Kovner maintains an active research program involving studies on quality improvement, RN working conditions and the cost of nursing care.

Kovner is a principal investigator of a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at studying the career trajectories of newly licensed registered nurses over the first ten years of their careers.

She is the co-author of Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives, now in its 3rd edition, has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, and has served as a grant reviewer for government agencies and foundations. She serves as the Senior Associate Editor of Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, and as a reviewer for many health-related journals.

In addition to these roles, Kovner is an advisor to government and private sector; for nine years she was a member of the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council and she is on the Steering Committee for New York’s Nursing Workforce Center.

Kovner earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Columbia University, her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD from NYU. She completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the National Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology and was a senior Scholar at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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