Ann L. Cupp Curley PhD, RN, recently retired from her position as the Nurse Research Specialist at Capital Health in Trenton, New Jersey, where she was responsible for promoting and guiding the development of nursing research and evidence-based practice. She has an extensive background in nursing education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and more than 10 years' experience in community and public health nursing. Dr. Curley has been principal or co-principal investigator of many research projects and continues to serve as an advisor on DNP project committees and research consultant. She received a BSN from Boston College, an MSN in community health/clinical nurse specialist track from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in urban planning and policy development from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Curley has received many honors, including the Nurse.com Nursing Spectrum Excellence Award for Education and Mentorship.
Praise for the first edition: ..nicely integrates epidemiological concepts, evidence-based practice in population health, and program development and evaluation...Authors describe epidemiological research designs, research synthesis, and evidence assessment--knowledge essential for advanced practice nurses working with populations or in the community. - Journal of Community Health Nursing