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College of Nursing Faculty

Lynne Nemeth, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC 29425-1600

Telephone: (843) 792-9122
Fax: (843) 792-2099

nemethl@musc.edu

Dr. Lynne Nemeth is a tenured Professor in the College of Nursing, and has a dual appointment in the College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, her Master of Science degree from Boston College as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and her doctoral degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, in Nursing Science.

With a diverse career in nursing, Dr. Nemeth has extensive clinical, educational, administrative and research experience. Dr. Nemeth came to MUSC in 1999 as director for Outcomes Management, Research and Development, where she provided leadership for case management, social work, outcomes and quality, home care, clinical education, interpreter services, lactation consultation and diabetes education. Her clinical areas of interest have developed broadly from opportunities to practice in critical care, emergency, trauma, neuroscience, outcomes and case management. Dr. Nemeth actively disseminates her research through peer reviewed publications, presentations and invited sessions. She provides peer review for numerous journals and research study sections; has also served on the editorial boards for Outcomes Management and Perspectives in Health Information Management, and as a guest issue editor for Topics in Health Information Management four times. Dr. Nemeth led numerous quality initiatives for nearly two decades in academic medical centers, including clinical pathway and coordinated care development and implementation, medication safety, discharge planning and hospital patient flow, documentation systems improvement, assessment of cultural competence and assessment of magnet hospital nursing standards. Dr. Nemeth initiated a Clinical Nurse Scholars Fellowship program for clinical nurses at the Medical University Hospital Authority in collaboration with Dr. Charlene Pope and clinical nurses at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center to accelerate evidence-based nursing practice.

Dr. Nemeth’s current and recent research is focused on translation of research into practice. With expertise in qualitative and mixed methods, she leads and mentors others in implementation research. She is currently principal investigator for an NIAAA funded study “A Virtual Learning Collaborative for Alcohol Screening, Intervention and Treatment in Primary Care” within PPRNet, a primary care research network. Dr. Nemeth has been consistently funded as co-investigator or principal investigator on federally funded research since 2005, and currently collaborates with TACHL on mHealth and telehealth applications.