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Marita Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rhetaugh Graves Dumas Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

Associate Dean, Practice and Clinical Scholarship Development, U-M School of Nursing

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Dr. Titler is a professor, associate dean of clinical scholarship and practice development and Rhetaugh G. Dumas Endowed Chair at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She is an internationally recognized leader in evidence-based practice. Dr. Titler’s scholarship is in health services research with a focus in translation/implementation science, and outcomes effectiveness research with older adults. As a result of her expertise, she has received federal and foundation funding for her research, serves on NIH and AHRQ study sections, and has published over 150 clinical and research articles on outcomes effectiveness, evidence based practice, and translation science. In 2016 she was inducted into to the National Academy of Medicine. She is the founder and director of the National Nursing Practice Network, a collaborative network of over 100 US and international health systems. Dr. Titler provides educational and consultation services to health systems and national and international communities such as the Hawaii State Center for Nursing, NIH, Veterans Healthcare Administration, Tri-Services Nursing Research, and Singapore Ministry of Health.

Research Interests

Dr. Titler’s research interests include evidence-based practice, patient/stakeholder engagement in research, nursing interventions, quality and patient safety, clinical practice partnership research, and healthcare delivery science.