Diane Asher started her career in kinesiology and psychology. She has always had a strong interest in helping people live healthier lifestyles—and a curiosity for researching health behavior change. It wasn’t until she was exposed to the nursing model and started working with vulnerable patient populations in community health that she truly discovered her career path. Now as a family nurse practitioner, she partners with patients, their families and communities to help ease suffering, prevent disease, and improve health outcomes.
Elizabeth (Beth) Duffy:
Elizabeth (Beth) Duffy is a clinical assistant professor at the U-M-Ann Arbor School of Nursing and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her areas of expertise include pediatric acute care and pediatric primary care. As a former pediatric oncology nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner, she is focused upon improving patient outcomes in children with cancer through multidisciplinary quality improvement projects. One area of interest is the prevention of central-line-associated bloodstream infection through the implementation of evidence-based care bundles. At the national level, she serves as an evidence-based practice mentor for the Children’s Oncology Group. In addition, she practices as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
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