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2022 National Nursing Research Roundtable

March 3 - March 4, 2022

Virtual Event

Join the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) on March 3-4 for the 2022 National Nursing Research Roundtable (NNRR).

The virtual meeting, “From Context to Care: Understanding the Convergence of Social Factors and Emergency Department Care,” will bring together individuals representing nursing organizations – spanning science, education, and practice – to discuss and disseminate research findings relevant to nursing science and practice to improve client outcomes. For practice to benefit from research, findings must be disseminated to, and used by, practitioners and educators. 

The meeting will be broadcast live via NIH VideoCast:

During this two-day meeting NNRR participants will:

  • Learn how emergency departments can appropriately identify and address social needs
  • Understand the role of social problems and risk in creating demand for emergency healthcare services
  • Identify factors that influence the success of transitions from emergency department care to community-based care
  • Provide a unique opportunity to share and exchange information among the leaders of nursing organizations with a strong research focus

Agenda and Speakers

View 2022 NNRR Program Booklet

Thursday, March 3, 2022

(All times Eastern Time)

Day 1 Video
5:00 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN - Director, National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Tania D. Strout, PhD, RN, MS - Chairperson, ENA Emergency Nursing Research Advisory Council, Director of Research and Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine
5:30 p.m.

Keynote and Q&A

The Structural Sickness of Inequity in our Emergency Care System: Understanding the Larger Context and Challenges

  • Renee Y. Hsia, MD, MSc - Professor, Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Institute of Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco
7:00 p.m.


Friday, March 4, 2022

(All times Eastern Time)

Day 2 Video
11:00 a.m.

Opening Session

  • Tania D. Strout, PhD, RN, MS
11:05 a.m.

NINR Updates and Q&A

  • Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN
11:30 a.m.

Overview of Emergency Department Visits and Utilization of Services

  • Carol DeFrances, PhD - Acting Director, Division of Health Care Statistics,  National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11:50 a.m.

Addressing Specific Social Needs to Provide Contextualized, Person-Focused Care in the Emergency Department

11:55 a.m. Implementing a Social Determinants Screening and Referral Infrastructure During Routine Emergency Department Visits 
  • Andrea Wallace, PhD, RN, FAAN - Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research, University of Utah College of Nursing
12:10 p.m.

Do Patients Want Help Addressing Social Risks? 

  • Emilia De Marchis, MD - Assistant Professor, Family Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Improving Health Through Safe and Affordable Housing

  • Craig Pollack, MD, MHS - Katy Ayers Endowed Professor of Health Policy and Management, Nursing, Epidemiology, and Medicine, Co-Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
12:40 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m.

Social Determinants of Health and Emergency Department Utilization

1:05 p.m. Measuring Patients' Social Risk Factors During Emergency Department Visits: Considerations and Applications
  • Joshua R. Vest, PhD, MPH - Professor, Director for the Center for Health Policy, Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis
1:20 p.m. The Influence of Social Determinants of Health on Emergency Department Visits in a Medicaid Sample
  • Melissa McCarthy, ScD, MS - Professor of Health Policy and of Emergency Medicine, Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University
1:35 p.m. Social Determinants and Emergency Department Utilization: Findings from the Veterans Health Administration 
  • Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD - Assistant Professor, Health Behavior, School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Investigator, Birmingham, AL Veterans Affairs Health Care System
1:50 p.m.

Holistic Care Planning: Nexus of Emergency Department and Community Resources in Transitional Care

1:55 p.m. Direct Referral Pathways from EDs to Social Services: Challenges and Opportunities  
  • Lauren A. Taylor, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University Grossman School of Medicine
2:10 p.m.

Care Transitions in the Emergency Department: Assessing Social Needs and Involving Caregivers

  • Alycia Aileen Bristol, PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC - Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah
2:25 p.m.

Missed Opportunities and New Strategies: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Emergency Department

  • Margaret Samuels-Kalow MD, MPhil, MSHP - Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending physician emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine 
2:40 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion with Presenters/Participants


Billy Rosa, PhD, MBE, NP-BC, FAANP, FAAN - Chief Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

3:45 p.m.


Phyllis Sharps, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN - Professor Emerita and the Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Chair, Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

4:05 p.m.


Yvonne Bryan, PhD - Senior Advisor to the Director, National Institute of Nursing Research

4:10 p.m. Final Comments 
Tania D. Strout, PhD, RN, MS
4:15 p.m.

Final Comments

Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN

4:25 p.m. Adjourn

To request reasonable accommodations, please contact at least five days before the event. Real-time captioning will be available via VideoCast by pressing the CC icon on the video player.