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Christine A. Anderson
Regents' Proceedings

Christine A. Anderson, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2022.

Professor Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan in 1981. She received her Master of Arts degree in history from Eastern Michigan University in 1990. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing and her Certificate of Nursing Education from the University of Michigan in 2008. Professor Anderson’s first academic appointment was as a clinical instructor at the U-M School of Nursing from 2008-11. She was promoted to the rank of clinical assistant professor in 2011 and later to the rank of clinical associate professor on September 1, 2018.

Professor Anderson’s teaching focus has reflected her own interests in the history, politics, and policy related to nursing education and professional practice as she has primarily taught courses on health policy and politics and implementation science. Her expertise in the areas of implementation science and politics contributes to her ability to successfully help students develop and influence evidence-based changes to clinical practice and health policy. Professor Anderson has taught courses in the undergraduate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs while actively engaging students in quality improvement projects. She has an extensive clinical background in the operating room environment and the focus of her current work is on nursing leadership development, with an emphasis on the data analytic skills used to drive clinical and business decisions in healthcare. Her scholarly contributions directly address the importance of contextual factors and dynamic relationships in the adoption of evidence-based practice. Her work is truly cutting edge in understanding, quantifying, and evaluating complex phenomena in healthcare using concepts, theories, and methods from nursing and other disciplines. In addition, she has an admirable record of service to the profession and academic community.

The Regents now salute this distinguished nursing educator for her dedicated service by naming Christine A. Anderson, clinical associate professor emerita of nursing.