Scott Community College (1986), Nursing
Teikyo Marycrest University (1997), Nursing
Graduate School
University of N C-Chapel Hill (2007), Nursing

Research Interest

  • Impact of nursing care on outcomes for neurocritical care patients
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Research methodology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A pilot study of cerebral and haemodynamic physiological changes during sedation with dexmedetomidine or propofol in patients with acute brain injury.
James ML, Olson DM, Graffagnino C Anaesth Intensive Care 2012 Nov 40 6 949-57
Transitional care after hospitalization for acute stroke or myocardial infarction: a systematic review.
Prvu Bettger J, Alexander KP, Dolor RJ, Olson DM, Kendrick AS, Wing L, Coeytaux RR, Graffagnino C, Duncan PW Ann. Intern. Med. 2012 Sep 157 6 407-16
Risk score for intracranial hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator.
Menon BK, Saver JL, Prabhakaran S, Reeves M, Liang L, Olson DM, Peterson ED, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC, Schwamm LH, Smith EE Stroke 2012 Sep 43 9 2293-9
Clinical Q & A: Translating therapeutic temperature management from theory to practice.
Bauman JJ, Livesay S, Wavra T, Ray TD, Mathiesen C, Olson DM, McNalty BE Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2012 Sep 2 3 150-3
Patterns, predictors, variations, and temporal trends in emergency medical service hospital prenotification for acute ischemic stroke.
Lin CB, Peterson ED, Smith EE, Saver JL, Liang L, Xian Y, Olson DM, Shah BR, Hernandez AF, Schwamm LH, Fonarow GC J Am Heart Assoc 2012 Aug 1 4 e002345
Comparison of 30-day mortality models for profiling hospital performance in acute ischemic stroke with vs without adjustment for stroke severity.
Fonarow GC, Pan W, Saver JL, Smith EE, Reeves MJ, Broderick JP, Kleindorfer DO, Sacco RL, Olson DM, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Schwamm LH JAMA 2012 Jul 308 3 257-64
Emergency medical service hospital prenotification is associated with improved evaluation and treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
Lin CB, Peterson ED, Smith EE, Saver JL, Liang L, Xian Y, Olson DM, Shah BR, Hernandez AF, Schwamm LH, Fonarow GC Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2012 Jul 5 4 514-22
Regional variation in recommended treatments for ischemic stroke and TIA: Get with the Guidelines--Stroke 2003-2010.
Allen NB, Kaltenbach L, Goldstein LB, Olson DM, Smith EE, Peterson ED, Schwamm L, Lichtman JH Stroke 2012 Jul 43 7 1858-64
Times from symptom onset to hospital arrival in the Get with the Guidelines--Stroke Program 2002 to 2009: temporal trends and implications.
Tong D, Reeves MJ, Hernandez AF, Zhao X, Olson DM, Fonarow GC, Schwamm LH, Smith EE Stroke 2012 Jul 43 7 1912-7
Risks of intracranial hemorrhage among patients with acute ischemic stroke receiving warfarin and treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator.
Xian Y, Liang L, Smith EE, Schwamm LH, Reeves MJ, Olson DM, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC, Peterson ED JAMA 2012 Jun 307 24 2600-8


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Honors & Awards

  • D-Magazine Excellence in Nursing
    Award for Excellence in Nursing Research (2014)
  • Fellow, Neurocritical Care Society
  • Presidential Citation
    Award for recognition from the Neurocritical Care Society (2013)
  • North Carolina Great 100
    Recognition for top 100 nurses in N.C. (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (2007)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2005)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (1990)