Dr. Greta Cummings
Dr. Cummings is principal investigator of the Connecting Leadership Education & Research (CLEAR) Outcomes Program, which focuses on the development of leadership by individuals and organizations to achieve better outcomes for healthcare providers and patients. Dr. Cummings supervises undergraduate and graduate students, and teaches leadership, policy, knowledge translation and research. She has been the recipient of several awards and achievements — Best Dissertation, American Organization of Nurse Executives (2003-2005), career scientist awards from CIHR (New Investigator, 2006-2011) and AHFMR (Population Health Investigator, 2006-2013), Order of Merit for Research, Canadian Nurses Association (2010), Excellence in Nursing Research, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (2008) and the Award of Excellence in Research, CARNA (2008). Dr. Cummings is past President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (2005-2007), and President, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (2010-2014).
Dr. Cummings teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In the undergraduate program, she teaches leadership and issues in nursing, research and statistics. In the graduate program, she has taught N554: Leadership and Management in Nursing and Health Services and N584: Leadership Practicum. In the PhD program, she teaches N600: Systematic Review Method & Issue and INT D 690: Topics in Knowledge Utilization. She mentors graduate students interested in leadership, management policy and other organizational aspects of health care delivery that influence organizational, health care provider, and patient outcomes. In addition to graduate students, she supervises postdoctoral fellows and Honors undergraduate students.
Detailed information on Dr. Cummings' research and publications is available on the CLEAR Outcomes Research Program website at www.clear.ualberta.ca.
Cummings GG, Biondo PD, Campbell D, Fainsinger R, Stiles C, Muise M, Hagen NA (in press). Can the global uptake of palliative care innovations be improved? Insights from a bibliometric analysis of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS). Palliative Medicine.
Cummings GG, Midodzi W, Wong CA, Estabrooks CA. (in press). The contribution of hospital nursing leadership styles to 30-day patient mortality. Nursing Research.
Cummings GG, Hutchinson AM, Scott SD, Norton PG., Estabrooks CA. (2010). The relationship between characteristics of context and research utilization in a pediatric setting. BMC Health Services Research. 10:168.
- Brady-Germain P, Cummings GG. (2010). The influence of nursing leadership on nurse performance: A systematic literature review. Journal of Nursing Management. 18, 425–439.
- Wagner J. Cummings GG, Smith DL, Olson J, Anderson L, Warren S. (2010). The relationship between structural empowerment and psychological empowerment for nurses: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Management. 18, 448–462.
See www.clear.ualberta.ca for further details on Cummings’ publications.
- 2008 – 2012: Knowledge Translation Canada: A national research network. CFI/CIHR Team Grant: Regional/National Clinical Research Initiatives. $12 Million. (Co-I)
Subgrant: Enhancing Coaching and Leadership Competencies to Promote Knowledge Translation in Long-term Care. CIHR. $142,800 (PI)
- 2009 – 2012: Older Persons Transition in Care (OPTIC). CIHR-PHSI. $980,000. (PI)
- 2010 – 2011: QWEST Symposium: Quality Work Environment Study. CIHR-MPD. $15,000. (PI)
See www.clear.ualberta.ca for further details on Cummings’ research grants.
Dr. Cummings' current CV is available here (pdf).