Lisa Braun, PhD, MBA, JD, MN FNP-BC

Lisa Braun, PhD, MBA, JD, MN FNP-BC, Captain, Navy

Name: Lisa Braun, PhD, MBA, JD, MN FNP-BC, Captain, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Title: 
Phase II Site Director, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth
Faculty Rank: 
Clinical Associate Professor
Location: 
Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA

Research Interests:
Women's Health
Primary Care

Office Phone: 
(757) 953-0651

Education

2017-Present Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences, Graduate Certificate Program, Foundations of Healthcare Professions Education
2017 Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives Course
2016 Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences, Medical Executive Skills Training Course
2015 The 4 Disciplines of Execution Manager Certification Program
2015-Present Fleet Seminar Program-Homeland Security, Joint Military Operations
Naval War College
2015 Doctor of Philosophy-Nursing
Yale University
2005 Juris Doctor
Health/Cyber Law, Medical Malpractice, Medical Product Liability
Concord Law School
2003 Masters in Business, Healthcare Administration
Touro University
1995 Masters Degree in Nursing – Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
University of Florida
1992 Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Minor in Rehabilitation Counselling, High Honors
University of Florida
1984 Associate of Science Degree – Respiratory Therapy
Santa Fe Community College

Biography

Lisa Braun MN, APRN, FNP-BC, JD, MBA, PhD, FAANP

Address: 720 Cross Quay
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Telephone: 203 283 7972
Email: lisa.a.braun.mil@mail.mil

Professional profile
I am a Navy family nurse practitioner and research scientist with expertise in military health research and process improvement leading to a high reliability organization. I am an experienced investigator with a program of research addressing active duty military health issues and provide a unique perspective as an ambulatory care provider. I am a member of the Triservice Nursing Research Program’s Military Women’s Health and Family Research Interest Groups and have worked extensively as a subject matter expert in the review and evaluation of relevant published health literature. I am committed to a mentoring our next generation of nurse practitioners and nurse scientists as the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences Phase II Site Director, Specialty Leader for the Navy Nurse Researcher community, and Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Command Advisor. I believe that my global assignments, experience as a Navy Nurse Scientist, Healthcare Practitioner, Directorate Quality Council Representative, and Senior Nurse Advisor Nursing Policy Committee will be invaluable to my success as a Senior Nurse Executive in the Navy Nurse Corps. An experienced trainer and mentor with an interest in developing skills, knowledge, and policies required for driving improvements in healthcare standards. I possess excellent communication skills, which are instrumental to effectively influence critical decisions in the healthcare community and in developing interdisciplinary and inter-military service working relationships as a Senior Nurse Executive.

Objective
Advocate for healthcare needs, mentorship, policy development, and research to improve the overall timely and compassionate delivery of quality care.

Career summary
1999-date UNITED STATES NAVY

July 2015-Present, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, Directorate Professional Education, Nurse Research Scientist, Assistant Department Head-Nursing Research
• Navy Nurse Corps, Nurse Researcher Specialty Leader
• Navy Surgeon General Consultant, Triservice Nursing Research Program
• Nursing Program Site Evaluator, American Association of Colleges-Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
• Directorate Representative, Quality Management/Performance Improvement Committee
• Senior Advisor, Nursing Policy Committee
• Navy Nurse Corps Professional Excellence Team: Initiative Three-Defining Regional Nurse Researcher
• MedExcellence Course
• Member, Navy Nurse Corps Professional Review Board
• Member, Command Assessment Team
• Adjunct Faculty, Old Dominion University, RN/BSN Nursing Program
• Phase II Site Director/Clinical Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, FNP/Psych/Mental Health DNP program
• Member, Command Awards Committee
• Member, Operative & Other Procedures Review Committee (OOPC)
• Member, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth IRB committee
• Directorate Champion, 4DX Manager
• Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth Command Tobacco Champion
• Community Member, Hampton Veteran’s Administration IRB
• APRN, Emergency Services, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
• Associate Director for Professional Education during absences

2011-2015 Doctoral Studies-Navy Duty Under Instruction Program, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of Nursing
• Ph.D. completed with commencement May 2015
• TriService Nursing Research Program grant-funded dissertation research focusing on active duty Navy women’s experience with abnormal cervical cancer screening and follow-up care in the military healthcare system, leading to three publishable manuscripts.
Key Achievements
• Awarded Anthony DiGuida Delta Mu Research Prize in Nursing.
• Teaching Fellowship, Nurse Practitioner Program.
• Executive Committee Yale School of Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Curriculum Redesign charged with streamlining, expanding post masters options and updating current program.
• Mentored and sponsored Navy and Army Nurse Corps Officers who were selected for the prestigious honor of Fellowship in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
• Dissertation research contributed to the knowledge of military women’s healthcare needs, which was published by Military Medicine, Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health and presentations at Eastern Nursing Research Society Symposium, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, and the TriService Nursing Research Program course.
• Joined military nurse researchers and clinicians to investigate US military women’s healthcare needs. The Health Affairs Women’s Health Issues Working Group and Deployment Health for Women Subgroup collaborations resulted in the FY2015 Report on Deployment Health for Women to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Health Affairs, examining current and future research efforts.

2007-2011 Fleet Family Nurse Practitioner, Expeditionary Health Services, Norfolk, VA
• Served in a pivotal role in managing all aspects of care provision for 12,000 active duty military patients, key assets for the Naval Forces Atlantic Fleet.
• Served as a Board Member of the 2010 Navy Nurse Corps Strategic Goal on the Forecasting & Planning Panel as well as a member of the Naval Hospital Medical Center Portsmouth Research & Standards Committee.
Key Achievements
• Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
• Personally responsible for the development of a Women’s Health Fair for delivery to shipboard females with topics on pap smears, colposcopies, pregnancy, contraception and sexually transmitted disease.
• Submitted a Navy point paper, Need for Women’s Health Clinic Norfolk Naval Base, which led to the development of a satellite colposcopy clinic to improve follow-up treatment for military women serving in shipboard positions with identified dysplasia; achieving 100% follow-up compliance and decreasing procedures waiting time from six weeks to one week.
Deployment
• Served as Officer-in-Charge of the Cooperative Medical Assistance Team and Principal Investigator in Afghanistan for the achievement of Promotion of the Millennium Development Goals and 37 missions in country providing care to women and children for healthcare issues.
• Developing and presenting clean water and malnutrition initiatives to the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health for the implementation of social programs.

2004-2007 Department Head Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Clinic Sasebo, Japan
• Department of Primary Care-Provided oversight and supervision for two branch Navy clinics with 24 Hospital Corpsmen, 9 Officers, and the pharmacy, laboratory services, physical therapy, mental health and radiology units.
• Delivered comprehensive training for Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Representatives to ensure that victims receive timely and compassionate care and information.

Key Achievements
• Wrote Navy Point Paper that established equipment and services at the clinic for performing cervical loop electrocautery excision procedure and cone biopsies, which was instrumental in military health cost savings and improved patient satisfaction through decreased costly medevacs for these services.
• Personally selected as Editor of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses website responsible for the quality and accuracy of content.

Deployment
• Officer-in-Charge and Family Nurse Practitioner at an expeditionary medical facility in Kuwait, providing medical services to multi-national military and civilian personnel at two satellite branch health clinics.

2002-2004 Department Head – Staff Education & Training, Naval Hospital Guam
• Managed all training activities within the command with direct supervisory responsibility for six Hospital Corpsmen.
• Responsible for all aspects of case coordination within the Family Practice and Internal Medicine Clinics.
• Coordinating the provision of CME and CEU training for medical and nursing staff to enhance their skills and knowledge.
• Managing highly complex diabetic patients within the internal medicine unit involving supervising 13 Hospital Corpsmen.

1999-2002 Department Head, Reserve Liaison Officer/Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA
• Fully accountable for the training and credentials of 962 Medical Reservists in 10 states to facilitate the seamless integration of healthcare to the hospital.

Additional employment history available on request
Education and qualifications

2017-Present Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences, Graduate Certificate Program, Foundations of Healthcare Professions Education
2017 Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives Course
2016 Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences, Medical Executive Skills Training Course
2015 The 4 Disciplines of Execution Manager Certification Program
2015-Present Fleet Seminar Program-Homeland Security, Joint Military Operations
Naval War College
2015 Doctor of Philosophy-Nursing
Yale University
2005 Juris Doctor
Health/Cyber Law, Medical Malpractice, Medical Product Liability
Concord Law School
2003 Masters in Business, Healthcare Administration
Touro University
1995 Masters Degree in Nursing – Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
University of Florida
1992 Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Minor in Rehabilitation Counselling, High Honors
University of Florida
1984 Associate of Science Degree – Respiratory Therapy
Santa Fe Community College





Achievements
 Anthony DiGuida Delta Mu Excellence in Nursing Research Prize (Yale University)
 McLeod-Blue-Skye Nursing Scholarship Fund (3 Awards)
 Defense Meritorious Service Medal
 Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 Awards)
 Navy Achievement Medal (3 Awards)
 Meritorious Volunteer Medal
 Finalist, Outstanding Junior Naval Reserve Officer of the Year
 Sutcliffe Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement
 Dean’s List, University of Florida
 Sigma Theta Tau, High Honors

Affiliations
 Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
 Alumnus, Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives
 Site Evaluator, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (CCNE)
 AMSUS-The Society of Federal Health Professionals
 Health Affairs Women’s Health Issues Working Group
 Deployment Health for Women Subgroup
 Navy Nurse Corps Association
 Military Women's Health Issues Manual Development Team
 TriService Nursing Research Program, Military Women's Health and Family Research Interest Groups
 Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honors Society-Alpha Theta Chapter
 Golden Key International Honors Society
 Women in Defense Association
 Veterans of Foreign Wars (Lifetime Member)

Professional development
 Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner FL
 Manuscript reviewer, Military Medicine
 Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Research Practice
 Abstract reviewer, Triservice Nursing Research Program
 Abstract reviewer, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
 Abstract reviewer, Eastern Nursing Research Society
 American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certification– Family Nurse Practitioner
 American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Certified Adult Critical Care Registered Nurse, Alumnus

Main research activities
Principal Investigator-The Process of Abnormal Health Screening Notification in an Active Duty Military Population: The US Military Provider’s Experience (NMCP.2016.0026)

Principal Investigator-Active Duty Navy Women’s Experience with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up Care (NMCP.2014.0022)

Associate Investigator-Implementing the I-PASS Patient Handoff System: A Qualitative Analysis of a Patient Safety Process Improvement Initiative (NMCP.2014.0050)

Associate Investigator-The Experience of Care During a Typical Day of Surgery (NMCP.2016.0033)

Associate Investigator-Global Health Engagement Missions: Lessons Learned Aboard US Naval Hospital Ships (NMCP.2014.0050)

Associate Investigator-Primary Care Screening Methods (PRISM) Study-Improving Universal Suicide Prevention Screening in Primary Care by Reducing False Negatives, University of Utah (W81XWH-14-1-0272)

Associate Investigator-Researchers’ Perceptions of the Efficacy and Performance of the NMCP IRB

Associate Investigator; Nursing Quality Indicators for Military Ambulatory Care: A Pilot Study

Associate Investigator-Delphi Study to Determine Military Women’s Health Research Priorities,

Principal Investigator-Active Duty Navy Women’s Experience with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up Care (NMCP.2014.0022)
 Research data collection large U.S. Eastern Military Medical Treatment Facility April-August 2014.
 Qualitative data analysis in progress.
 The project was awarded a $47,000 Graduate Research Award from the TriService Nursing Research Program and resulted in three published manuscripts and six conference presentations.

Co-Investigator-Veterans Affairs Women’s Health Reproductive Group
 Responsible for review of research related to Veteran women’s health and healthcare delivery.

Project Coordinator – Afghanistan National Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
 Officer in Charge of the Cooperative Medical Assistance (CMA) Team and Project Coordinator on a major project structured around global health parameters aimed at creating independence in the indigenous population and providing sustainable tools to improve healthcare throughout Afghanistan
 The project was awarded a $47,000 grant from Overseas Humanitarian Disaster & Casualty Assistance and the MDG has been established worldwide to recognise and improve conditions
 Collaborating with the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health and NGOs to identify appropriate steps to address several key MDG initiatives:
o Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
o Reduce child mortality
o Improve maternal health
o Ensure environmental sustainability

 Initially evaluating conditions in three villages and working with local healthcare providers to identify malnutrition in children through mass population screenings
 Identifying that an estimated 40% of children under the age of three are underweight and half in this age group are stunted
 Working with Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) to identify measures that would most improve the care provided to patients and therefore result in a decrease in the maternal mortality rates, with the most successful measures including improving training in managing postpartum haemorrhage
 Researching all potential resources for providing sustainable drinking water to the Afghan people and presenting the findings to the Ministry of Public Health on diarrhoeal illnesses and clean water
 Spearheading the implementation of many initiatives that have helped to significantly improve the weight and general health of malnourished children.





Additional research
Abstract and Poster Session Judge, 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium, Kissimmee, FL
Member, Women’s Health Research Group-2015, Hampton, VA Medical Center (VAMC), Virginia

TriService Nursing Research Grant Camp-July 14-20, 2013

Committee Member Reproductive Health Working Group-2011-Present, West Haven VAMC, CT

Government Liaison – Scientific Review Panel, TriService Nursing Research Program
 Reviewing research proposals that will positively impact the identification and treatment of various chronic disease states and improve the quality of life of many afflicted patients

Government Liaison – Scientific Peer Advisory & Review Services, US Army Medical Research & Material Command
 Reviewing research proposals that will positively impact the identification and treatment of various chronic disease states and improve the quality of life of many afflicted patients

Committee Member – FY10 Nurse Corps Strategic Goal: Forecasting & Planning Committee to address Navy Nurse billet staffing
 Researching the impact of future Navy Nurse Corps sub-speciality needs on billet alignment to ensure sufficient nursing coverage to enable optimum healthcare provision

Clinic Representative / Committee Member – Naval Medical Centre Portsmouth, Nursing Research & Standards Committee
 Reviewing and disseminating research proposals to improve the quality of care delivered to beneficiaries

Collaborator – Soy Initiative Steven Kwon PhD, President, Nutrition & Education International: Growth & use of soy products in Afghanistan to address protein sources for treating malnutrition
 Engaged in a collaborative effort to explore alternative sustainable protein sources for prevention and treatment of malnutrition

Committee Member – Handbook development: Rules for Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Development in Afghanistan
 Producing a handbook to provide culturally appropriate information to military members deploying to Afghanistan

Mentee – American Association Nurse Practitioners Mentorship Program
 Planning research for exploring knowledge levels of shipboard females regarding dysplasia and standard of care follow-up

Committee Member – Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, Naval Hospital Guam
 Developing ten evidence based clinical practice guidelines for implementation into practice to improve patient care and reduce inappropriate variations in care

Research Data Collector – Effects of Nursing Activities on Oxygen Saturation Levels in Critically Ill Patients Receiving Pain Medications (University of Florida)
 Monitoring oxygen saturation levels which impact on the healing process in critically ill patients receiving pain medication

Lead Research Data Collector – Hypoxia-Ischemia Studies in Newborn Sheep (University of Florida)
 Collating data on hypoxia and ischemia in research subjects with similar anatomy to human newborns to provide better understanding of the impact of hypoxia and ischemia in the developing newborn

Lead Research Data Collector – Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy PaO2 Levels on Wound Healing (University of Florida)
 Placing transdermal oxygen monitors on patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen to ensure that appropriate levels of oxygen to the wound are achieved to maximise healing potential

Publications and presentations
Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Health Care: A Quality Improvement Needs Assessment. Benson, Nicole; Cunningham, Craig; Braun, Lisa; Wallace, Jerrol; Stewart, Kathryn; Derouin, Anne. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, In press (2017)

Deployed Women’s Illness Behaviors While Managing Genitourinary Symptoms: An Exploratory Theoretical Synthesis of Two Qualitative Studies. Wilson, Candy; Corrigan, Robert; Braun, Lisa. Military Health System Research Symposium (2017)

Deployed Women’s Illness Behaviors While Managing Genitourinary Symptoms: An Exploratory Theoretical Synthesis of Two Qualitative Studies. Wilson, Candy; Braun, Lisa. Nursing Outlook, In press (2017)

The Impact of Patient Notification: The U.S. Military Provider’s Experience
TriService Nursing Research Program (2017)

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Workshop
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference (2016)

Women’s Health Ultrasound Workshop
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference (2016)

Communication and Understanding: Perceptions of US Navy Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up Care
Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly Powell
Research Poster Presentation-First Place
Triservice Nursing Research Program Research and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination Course (2015)

Abnormal cervical cancer screenings in a military population: notification & impact on follow-up care
Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly Powell
Podium presentation-American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference (2015)

Research on Military Women: Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Strategies, Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly; Sadler, Lois; Dixon, Jane, Military Medicine, 180, 12:1247, 2015.

Integrative Literature Review: U.S. Military Women’s Genitourinary and Reproductive Health, Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly; Womack, Julie; Wilson, Candy, Military Medicine, 181, 1:35, 2016.

U.S. Navy Women’s Experience of an Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screen
Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly; Sadler, Lois; Dixon, Jane; Womack, Julie; Wilson, Candy
Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health-published online: 5 FEB 2016, DOI: 10.111/jmwh 12378

Communication and Understanding: Perceptions of U.S. Navy Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up Care
Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly; Sadler, Lois
Podium Presentation-East Coast Nursing Research Society Symposium (2015)

U.S. Navy Women’s Experience with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up Care
Braun, Lisa
Dissertation presentation and publication-Yale University (2015)

Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Recruitment of Military Women in Research
Braun, Lisa
Poster Presentation-TriService Nursing Research Program Research and Evidence-Based Course (2014).

Finding Your Wings-Mentoring for Professional Development
Barker, Elizabeth, Braun, Lisa, and Ruppert, Susan
Podium Presentation-American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Conference (2014).

Integrated Literature Review: Genitourinary and Reproductive Health Issues of Active Duty U.S. Military Women
Braun, L. and Kennedy, H.
Podium Presentation- Joining Forces to Restore Lives: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health Conference (2013).

Current Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Implication for Military Women & Veterans: An Integrated Literature Review
Braun, Lisa & Kennedy, Holly
Poster Presentation-American College of Nurse Midwives Conference (2013)

Power, energy, & bonds: military providers’ perceptions of group prenatal care
Kennedy, Holly; Braun, Lisa, Tramantana, Jennifer, Farrell, Trisha, Paden, Regina, Hill, Shannon, Jolivet, Rima, & Rising, Sharon
Podium Presentation-East Coast Nursing Research Society Symposium (2013)

The Role of Nursing in a Deployed Environment Sigma Theta Tau International Winter Meeting
Braun, Lisa A
Keynote Speaker-Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (2011)

Medical Malpractice and the Off-Label Use of FDA Approved Medications
Braun, Lisa A
Publication – EHS Medical Update 25 (2007)

Respiratory Care in the Nurse Practice Setting
Braun, Lisa A
Invited Speaker – Nurse Practitioner Association, National Primary Care Conference, Orlando (1998)

Effects on Oxygen Saturation for COPD Patients Receiving Continuous Oxygen Therapy while Performing Activities of Daily Living
Braun, Lisa A
Presentation – University of Florida (1995)

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • July 2015-Present, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, Directorate Professional Education, Nurse Research Scientist, Assistant Department Head-Nursing Research
  • 2011-2015 Doctoral Studies-Navy Duty Under Instruction Program, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of Nursing
  • Awarded Anthony DiGuida Delta Mu Research Prize in Nursing
  • 2007-2011 Fleet Family Nurse Practitioner, Expeditionary Health Services, Norfolk, VA
  • 2011-Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2004-2007 Department Head Primary Care, Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Clinic Sasebo, Japan
  • 2015-Navy Nurse Corps Specialy Leader-Nurse Research Community
  • 2002-2004 Department Head – Staff Education & Training, Naval Hospital
  • 1999-2002 Department Head, Reserve Liaison Officer/Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA
  • Nursing Program Site Evaluator, American Association of Colleges-Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Bibliography

  • Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Health Care: A Quality Improvement Needs Assessment. Benson, Nicole; Cunningham, Craig; Braun, Lisa; Wallace, Jerrol; Stewart, Kathryn; Derouin, Anne. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, In press (2017)
  • Deployed Women’s Illness Behaviors While Managing Genitourinary Symptoms: An Exploratory Theoretical Synthesis of Two Qualitative Studies. Wilson, Candy; Braun, Lisa. Nursing Outlook, (2017)
  • Research on Military Women: Recruitment and Retention Challenges and Strategies, Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly; Sadler, Lois; Dixon, Jane, Military Medicine, 180, 12:1247, 2015.
  • Integrative Literature Review: U.S. Military Women’s Genitourinary and Reproductive Health, Braun, Lisa; Kennedy, Holly; Womack, Julie; Wilson, Candy, Military Medicine, 181, 1:35, 2016.
  • U.S. Navy Women’s Experience of an Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screen
  • Medical Malpractice and the Off-Label Use of FDA Approved Medications