Faculty Experts - Kathy D. Gray-Siracusa, PhD, RN, MBA, NEA-BC

Kathy D. Gray-Siracusa, PhD, RN, MBA, NEA-BC

Kathy D. Gray-Siracusa, PhD, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, CCRN
Clinical Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:

  • Patient Safety-Quality Measures in Health Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing


An expert in evidence-based practice and patient safety, Dr. Gray-Siracusa can discuss clinical nursing research, quality care delivery, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction. During her career she has focused on critical care and has nearly 20 years of management and administration experience in the service sector.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • M.B.A., Widener University
  • M.S., Syracuse University
  • B.S., Syracuse University

Selected Publications

  • Gray-Siracusa, K. (2005). "Acuity-Based Staffing in Long Term Care: Does it Influence Quality?" Doctoral Dissertation, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Trinkoff, A., PI, Johantgen, M., Le, R., Abbot, P. Braine, K., Gray-Siracusa, K., Muntaner, C., (2004). "Do Organizational Factors Influence Both Patient and Worker Safety?" Final Report, AHCPR, R01 HS 11990.
  • Gray-Siracusa, K. (1999). "The Nursing Shortage: déjà vu or not?" Advance for Nurses Greater Philadelphia/Tri-State Metro Area Edition Vol.1, No.26.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Catholic Health East, Newtown Square, PA <br>Manager, Quality Measures
  • St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA <br>Clinical Education Specialist
  • Intensive Hospital of Philadelphia at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA <br> Vice President, Patient Care Services
  • St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ <br>Senior Director, Nursing

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