Current research interests include birth outcomes; health care delivery systems; human factors engineering; error prevention in patient care; nursing shortages; and gender wage disparities.
- Associate Degree, Nursing, WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
- Bachelor of Science , Nursing, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
- Master of Science , Nursing, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
- PhD, Nursing: Health Care Systems, University of Arizona College of Nursing . Project: The Influence of Hospitals, Providers, and Patients in Birth Outcomes following Induction of Labor
Dr. Barbara Wilson is the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and has recently been appointed Interim Dean. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Dr. Wilson was a nursing professor at Arizona State University, and a nurse research consultant for six years. She has held a number of positions that include staff nurse, charge nurse, head nurse, director, and ultimately a service line administrator for women's and newborn services at Intermountain Healthcare.
Interim Dean, University of Utah College of Nursing: August 2018 - August 2020
Associate Dean for Academic Programs, University of Utah College of Nursing: August 2012 - July 2020
Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for Improving Health Outcomes in Children, Teens & Families (CIHO-CTF), Arizona State University (ASU) College of Nursing and Health Innovation: January 2005 - July 2012
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Health Information and Research [CHiR], ASU School of Biomedical Informatics: 2007 - 2012
Nurse Research Consultant, DignityHealth, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center: 2009-2013
Director of Maternal Child Health, Chandler Regional Medical Center: March 2003 - December 2004
Women's and Newborn Services, Intermountain Healthcare: 1978 - 2003 (Urban Central Region Service Line Administrator 1990 - 1998)