Featured Nurse Leader

The Academy's Featured Nurse Leader section showcases the transformative work of our fellows. If you have or know a fellow that has published work or has made a difference in their community please let us know.

Current Featured Nurse Leader

Christopher Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Christopher-Friese.pngChristopher Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN,  was selected as a 2018-2019 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).  The Emerging Leaders are early- to mid-career  professionals  selected by NAM leadership to engage in a variety of activities over a three-year term.  The program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation among the participants, NAM members, and experts across sectors.

Dr. Friese  is the  Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Improving Patient and Population Health, at the University of Michigan. His focus is on measuring and improving the quality of cancer care delivery. A  national expert in the analyses of claims data to study care quality, he was the first nurse scientist to complete a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the National Institute of Nursing Research. He was inducted into the Academy in 2012.