Positions

Overview

  • Erin Blanchard, PhD, MSN, RN is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration. Erin teaches in the Simulation and Healthcare Quality and Safety programs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2009 and earned from UAB both a Master of Science in Nursing and Health Systems Administration (2016) and a PhD in Health Education/Health Promotion (2021). She has previous experience in critical care and perioperative nursing and is a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer. Additionally, Erin is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator with expertise in simulation design and implementation, debriefing, assessment, and standardized patient education.

    In addition to working with the Department of Health Services Administration, Erin works with UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, where she is the Associate Director of Simulation.
  • Research Overview

  • Dr. Blanchard's interests in research focuses largely on healthcare simulation including design, execution, and debriefing; in situ and in simulation lab; immersive and procedural modalities; process and space planning; formative objective structured clinical examinations; communication; teamwork; cognitive aid use; and operative and perioperative emergencies. She has additional research interests in the area of telehealth, patient safety, and health disparities, particularly as it relates to transgender patients.
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    Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Blanchard teaches in the Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation (MSHS) and Healthcare Quality and Safety (HQS) programs. She teaches an introductory simulation course, patient safety, and capstone students. Additionally, she teaches members of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine through her role in their simulation program.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Education and Promotion, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2021
  • Master of Nursing in Nursing Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2016
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Mississippi University for Women 2009
  • Full Name

  • Erin E Blanchard, PhD, MSN, RN, CHSE