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Lusine Poghosyan Phd, MPH, RN, FAAN

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing
Lusine Poghosyan, Phd, MPH, RN, FAAN

Dr. Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a nationally recognized health services researcher with expertise in studying primary care organizations, workforce, teamwork, and quality of patient care, especially for chronic diseases. Dr. Poghosyan’s research produces evidence regarding how to optimally utilize nurse practitioners as primary care providers to assure patients, particularly racial and ethnic minorities and those living in underserved areas have access to timely high quality safe primary care.

Dr. Poghosyan is a Principal Investigator on multiple federal and foundation funded research projects including those funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Poghosyan is a Co-Chair of the Primary Care Expert Panel at American Academy of Nursing and the Past Chair of the AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues interest group’s Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Poghosyan is a recipient of multiple awards including 2009 Research Scholar Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Epsilon Chapter; 2010 American Nurses Foundation Scholar award; 2012 New Investigator Award from the AcademyHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, and 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar award.

Dr. Poghosyan’s research produces evidence regarding how to assure patients have timely access to high quality primary care. Most of Dr. Poghosyan’s studies focus on transforming organizational structures of primary care practices to promote teamwork and nurse practitioner practice as mechanisms to increase primary care capacity.

    Education & Training

  • MPH, American University of Armenia
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Contact Info


Selected Presentations

Poghosyan, L., Norful, A.+, & Martsolf, G. Newly hired and experienced nurse practitioner outcomes and organizational attributes: Implications for the NP Modernization Act in New York State.  National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, Denver, CO, 2017

Poghosyan, L., Norful, A.+, & Martsolf, G. Organizational attributes of NP practices: Implications for NP Modernization Act in New York State. Speaker, Eastern Nursing Research Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2017

Poghosyan, L., & Liu, J. New strategies for promoting teamwork in primary care. Council of Advancement of Nursing Science, State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC, 2016

Poghosyan, L., & Liu, J. Does nurse practitioner autonomy affect interprofessional teamwork in primary care? AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, 2016.

Poghosyan, L., & Liu, J. Promoting nurse practitioner autonomy in primary care is beneficial for interprofessional teamwork.  Eastern Nursing Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016

Poghosyan, L., Norful, A.+, & Martsolf, G. Interprofessional teamwork in primary care: A mixed-methods study.  Eastern Nursing Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016

Poghosyan, L., & Liu, J. Primary care nurse practitioner job satisfaction and turnover: Implications for primary care capacity. Health Care Workforce Interest Group, AcademyHealth, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching Responsibilities

NURS N 9355 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods,  (PhD Course)
NURS N6826.001.2011.3, Evaluation & Application of Research (Graduate)



  • 2016-2019, Co-Chair, Primary Care Expert Panel, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2015-2017, Chair/Past Chair,  AcademyHealth, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues Advisory Board
  • 2012-2014, At-Large Member, AcademyHealth, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues Advisory Board
  • 2010-Present- American Nurses Association
  • 2006 -Present-Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 2005-Present Academy Health

Columbia University School of Nursing Committees

  • •2014-2016, Member, Executive Committee
    •2012-2015, Member, PhD Admission Committee

Global Health Countries

  • Thailand
  • Netherlands
  • Australia
  • Armenia

Honors & Awards

  • 2015, Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2014, Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • 2012 New Investigator Award. AcademyHealth, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues
  • 2010 ANF Scholar--American Nurses Foundation/Nurses Charitable Trust of Greater Miami
  • 2010 Research Scholar, Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Epsilon Chapter.
  • 2008 PhD Award from Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter

Research Interests

  • Healthcare workforce
  • Health policy
  • Primary care
  • Organizational impact


Selected Grants

2013-2016, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars (RWJFNFS) program, $350,000

2011-2013, Validation of Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire (NP-PCOCQ). Principal Investigator, $100,000  [Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) R03 HS020999-01]

NIH Grants


    Jun 13 2017 - Jan 31 2021


    Jul 1 2016 - Jun 30 2018


    Sep 1 2013 - Aug 31 2016


    Sep 30 2011 - Dec 31 2013


    Sep 30 2010 - Sep 29 2013


Poghosyan, L., Norful L., Fleck, E., Bruzzese, J-M., Talsma, A., Nannini A. (in press). Primary care providers' perspectives on omissions of care. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Poghosyan, L. & Brooks, M. (in press). The untapped potential of the nurse practitioner workforce in reducing health disparities.  Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice.

Norful, A.+, Swords, K.+, Marichal, M.+, Cho, H.+, & Poghosyan, L. (in press). The effects of nurse practitioner-physician co-management of primary care panels: A systematic review. Health Care Management Review.

Norful, A.+, Martsolf, G., & Poghosyan, L. (in press.).  Utilization of Registered Nurses in Primary Care Teams: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Nursing Studies.

van der Biezen, M. Wensing, M., Poghosyan, L., van der Burgt, R., Laurant, M (in press). Collaboration in teams with nurse practitioners and general practitioners during out-of-hours and implications for patient care; a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research.

Poghosyan, L., Liu, J., & Norful, A. 2017. Nurse practitioners as primary care providers with their own patient panels and organizational structures: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies.74, 1-7.

Boyd, D. R., & Poghosyan, L. (2017). Measuring certified registered nurse anesthetist organizational climate: Instrument adaptation. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(2), 224-237. .

Martsolf, G. Nguyen, P., Freund, D. & Poghosyan, L. (2017). What we know about post-graduate nurse practitioner residency programs. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 13 (7), 482-487.

Boyd, D. R., & Poghosyan, L. (2017). Certified registered nurse anesthetist working conditions and outcomes: A review of the literature. AANA Journal, 85(4), 261-269.

Poghosyan, L., Norful, A.+, & Martsolf, G. (2017, March). Organizational structures and outcomes of newly hired and experienced nurse practitioners in New York State. Nursing Outlook. [Epub ahead of print]

Poghosyan, L., Liu, J., Shang, J., & D'Aunno, T. (2017). Practice environments and job satisfaction and turnover intentions of nurse practitioners: Implications for primary care workforce capacity. Health Care Management Review. 42(2), 162-171.

Poghosyan, L., Norful, A., & Martsolf, G. (2017). Primary care nurse practitioner practice characteristics: Barriers and opportunities for interprofessional teamwork. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 40(1), 77-86.

Finkelstein, S., Liu, N & Poghosyan, L. (2017). When open access might not work: Understanding patient attitudes in appointment scheduling. Health Care Management Review. [Epub ahead of print.]

Poghosyan, L., Chaplin, W., & Shaffer, J. A. (2017). Validation and psychometric testing of Validation of Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire: A new tool to study nurse practitioner practice settings. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 25(1). 142-155

Nantsupawat, A., Kunaviktikul, W., Nantsupawat, R., Wichaikum, O., Teianthong, H., & Poghosyan, L. (2017). Effects of nurse work environment on job dissatisfaction, burnout, intention to leave. International Nursing Review, 64, 91-98.

Poghosyan, L., Lucero, R. J., Knutson, A.R.+, Friedberg, M.W., & Poghosyan, H. (2016). Social networks in health care teams: Evidence from the United States. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 30(7), 1119-1139.

Poghosyan, L., & Liu, J. (2016). Nurse practitioner autonomy and relationships with leadership affect teamwork in primary care practices: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31(7), 771-777.

Nantsupawat, A., Nantsupawat, R., Kulnaviktikul, W., Turale, S., & Poghosyan, L. (2016). Nurse burnout, nurse reported quality of care, and patient outcomes in Thai hospitals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(1), 83-90.

Poghosyan, L., Boyd, D. R., & Clarke, S. (2016). Optimizing full scope of practice for nurse practitioners in primary care: A proposed conceptual model. Nursing Outlook, 64(2), 146-155.

Poghosyan, L. & Aiken, L. H. (2015). Maximizing nurse practitioners' contributions to primary care through organizational changes. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 38(2), 109-117.

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