Linda S. Edelman PhD, MPhil, RN

Curriculum Vitae

LINDA S EDELMAN
  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Chair, Health Systems and Community Based Care Division, Con Nursing
  • Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Con Nursing

Biography

Education

  • Masters of Philosophy 1993, Experimental Pathology, University of Utah
  • BSN 1995, Nursing, University of Utah
  • PhD 2008, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Using probabilistic linkage and geographic information systems to describe burn injury risk in Utah
  • Post-graduate Certificate 2012, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Geriatric Nursing Research Award. Western Institute of Nursing in partnership with the John A. Hartford Foundation, 04/2015
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award. Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Rho Chapter, 05/2014
  • Nursing Honors. University of Utah College of Nursing , 05/2014
  • Quality Improvement Scholars Program. University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 01/2014
  • Excellence in Research Award. Sigma Theta Tau, 03/2013
  • University of Utah College of Nursing. Nursing Honors, 05/2011
  • Nursing Honors. University of Utah, 05/2010
  • Certificate of recognition for distinguished and exemplary service to students with disabilities. University of Utah Center for Disability Services, 04/29/2010

Biography

Linda Edelman RN, PhD has experience in both basic science and clinical/nursing research. She received a Masters of Philosophy in Experimental Pathology at the University of Utah in 1993 where she specialized in molecular immunology. She then earned a BSN from the University of Utah College of Nursing in 1995. For the next 17 years she utilized her basic science and nursing backgrounds as the Research Coordinator for the University of Utah Burn Center. During that time she was involved with the design, conduct, and analysis of multidisciplinary clinical research studies pertaining to burn injuries. She is an active member of the Western Institute of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Edelman joined the faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing in 2008 and looks forward to fostering a new generation of nurse researchers through teaching and mentorship. She has taught in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program (Advanced Pathophysiology I and II, Evidenced Based Practice I and II and Scholarly Project), the PhD program (Data Management and Quality) and the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program (Physiology and Psychology of Nursing). She actively advises DNP, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and PhD graduate students.

Dr. Edelman is a 2010 John A. Hartford and Atlantic Philanthropies Claire M. Fagin Fellow. Her research focuses on injuries occurring to older adults living in rural areas and the triage of injured rural and urban older adults to trauma care.

Affiliations

  • John A. Hartford Foundation/Atlantic Philanthropies , Claire M. Fagin Fellow, 07/2010 - 07/2012
  • University of Utah Center on Aging , Faculty, 2009 - present

Languages

  • English, fluent.