Ann-Marie Brown

Ann-Marie Brown

Professor, Acute Care Pediatric NP Specialty Director, Interim Director Online Learning and Engagement


Ann-Marie is a Professor, clinical track, and has been practicing as an Acute Care Pediatric NP for many years in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit environment. She has developed and lead PICUNP teams from inception to 24/7 coverage. In addition she has launched and taught Pediatric Acute Care NP programs for more than a decade. She serves as the Specialty Director for the Acute Care Pediatric NP curriculum at Emory.

Selected Awards and Honors

2023 - Fellow American Society Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 

2021 - Fellow American Association of Nurse Practitioners American Association of Nurse Practitioners

2018 - Excellence in Nursing Research Award Nursing Research Council, Akron Children’s Hospital 

2013 - Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Critical Care Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011 - Golden Key International Honor Society, Invited Membershipfor Academic Excellence, Akron, OH

2010 - Distinguished Alumni Award, The University of Akron College of Nursing, Akron, OH

2006 - Cameos of Caring Ambassador - Akron Children’s Hospital, University of Akron, Akron, OH

2006 - Excellence in Nursing Practice, Sigma Theta Tau - Delta Omega Chapter, University of Akron, Akron, OH

2003 - Linnea Henderson Award, Sigma Theta Tau - Delta Xi Chapter, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Areas of Expertise

Acute And Chronic Care
Symptom Science


Mehta NM, Martinez EE, Bechard LJ, Brown AM, Coss-Bu JA, Mikhailov TA, Srinivasan V, Staffa SJ, Verbruggen SCAT, Zurakowski D. Intermittent versus continuous enteral nutrition in critically ill children: a pre-planned & secondary analysis of an international prospective cohort study. Clinical Nutrition. E-pub ahead of print Oct 2022  

Kiblinger, T, Gettis, M & Brown AM Facilitating Communication in a Pediatric Surgery Center: Implementation of an Interactive Communication Board. 2021.Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice. 15(1); 18-25. 

Gettis M, Brown AM, Thomsen J, Wetzel M & Fujimoto A. Gabapentin premedication to reduce postoperative pain for pediatric tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy: A pilot study. Journal of Peri Anesthesia Nursing e pub ahead of print  

Bembea MM, Agus M, Akcan-Arikan A, Alexander P, BasuR , Bennett TD, Bohn D, Brandão LR, Brown AM, Carcillo JA, Checchia P, Cholette J, Cheifetz IM, Cornell T, Doctor A, Eckerle M, Erickson S, Farris RWD, Faustino EVS, Fitzgerald JC, Fuhrman DY, Giuliano JS, Guilliams K, Gaies M, Gorga SM, Hall M, Hanson SJ, Hartman M, Hassinger AB, Irving SY, Jeffries H, Jouvet P, Kannan S, Karam O, Khemani RG, Kissoon N, Lacroix J, Laussen P, Leclerc F, Lee JH, Leteurtre S, Lobner K, McKiernan PJ, Menon K, Monagle P, Muszynski JA, Odetola F, Parker R, Pathan N, Pierce RW, Pineda J, Prince JM, Robinson KA, Rowan CM, Ryerson LM, Sanchez-Pinto LN, Schlapbach LJ, Selewski DT, Shekerdemian LS, Simon D, Smith LS, Squires JE, Squires RH, Sutherland SM, Ouellette Y, Spaeder MC, Srinivasan V, Steiner ME, Tasker RC, Thiagarajan R,Thomas N, Tissieres P, Traube C, Tucci M, Typpo KV, Wainwright MS, Ward SL, Watson RS, Weiss S, Whitney J, Willson D, Wynn JL, Yeyha N, Zimmerman JJ. Pediatric Organ Dysfunction Information Update Mandate (PODIUM) Contemporary Organ Dysfunction Criteria: Executive Summary. Pediatrics. 2022 Jan1;149(Supplement_1):S1-S12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-052888B. PMID: 34970673.  

Typpo KV, Irving SY, Prince JM, Pathan N, Brown AM. Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Criteria in Critically Ill Children: The PODIUM Consensus Conference. Pediatrics. 2022 Jan 1;149(Supplement_1):S53-S58. doi:10.1542/peds.2021-052888H. PMID: 34970680. 

Brown AM, Reyes I, Zeno R& Whited T. (2021) Alignment of Pediatric NP Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education for Employers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 18(3),316-319.  

Brown AM, Irving SI, Pringle C, Allen C, Brown M, Nett S, Singleton MN, Mikhailov TA, Madsen E, Srinivasan V, Anthony H &Forbes ML. Bolus NG Feeds Improve Nutritional Delivery to Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Medical Patients: Results of the COBO2 Multi-Center Trial. Epub ahead of print: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 

Brown AM, Madsen E, Leonard C, Leslie S, Allen C, Srinivasan V, & Irving S. Continuous Vs Bolus Gastric Feeding in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature. (2020) American Journal of Critical Care. 29(1), 33-40.

Najarian, C, & Brown, AM. (2019) Subperiosteal Abscess: A Case Study in a Pediatric Patient. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.33(4), 489-493

Horak, RV, Griffin, JF, Brown, AM, Nett, ST, Christie LM, Forbes, ML, Kubis, S, Li, S, Singleton, MN, Verger, JT, Markovitz, BP, Burns, JP, Chung, SA, & Randolph, AG. Growth and Changing Characteristics of Pediatric Intensive Care 2001–2016. Critical Care Medicine, e-pub ahead of print June 2019 DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003863.

Brown, AM, Fisher, EM, & Forbes, ML. Bolus vs Continuous NG Feeds in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients – A Pilot Study. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, published online Dec 2018doi: 10.1002/jpen.1495.

*Irving, SY, Daly, B, Verger, J, Typpo, KV, Brown, AM, Hanlon A, Weiss, SL, Fitzgerald, JC, Nadkarni, VM, Thomas, NJ, Srinivasan, V. The association of nutrition status expressed as body mass index z-score without comes in children with severe sepsis: A secondary analysis from the Sepsis Prevalence, Outcomes and Therapies (SPROUT) study. Critical Care Medicine 2018Aug 7. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003351. [Epub ahead of print]

*Brown, AM, Handwork C, Perebzak C, et al., (2017).Evaluation of post-pyloric feeding tube placement using electromagnetic placement device in the PICU. American Journal of Critical Care, 26(3),248-254.

Brown, AM, Carpenter DC, Keller G, Morgan S & Irving SY. (2015). Enteral Nutrition in the PICU: Current Status and Ongoing Challenges. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care, 4, 111-120.

Mikhailov TA, Kuhn EM, Manzi JM, Christensen MA, Collins MM, Brown, AM, Decker R, Scanlon MC, Wakeham MK, & Goday PS. (2014). Early enteral nutrition is associated with lower mortality in critically ill children. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr.

*Brown, AM, Christie, LM, Higgerson, RA, et al. (2012). A national survey of PICU nurse practitioners: Opportunities to standardize practices and optimize service delivery, Pediatric Nursing 38(5), 249-254.

*Brown, AM, Forbes, ML, Vitale VS, et al. (2012). Effects of a gastric feeding protocol on efficiency of enteral nutrition in critically ill infants and children, ICAN, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition 4(3),175-180.

L. Hayes, E. Dobyns, DiGiovine, B., Brown, AM, et al.(2012). A Multi-Center, Collaborative Approach to Reducing Pediatric Codes Outside the ICU Pediatrics 129(3), e785-791.

*Hansen, S., Lawson, KA, & Brown, AM. (2011). Current treatment practices of venous thromboembolism in children admitted to pediatric intensive care units, Pediatric Anesthesia, 21, 1052-1057.

*Higgerson R., Lawson KA, Hansen S., Christie LM, Brown, AM. (2011). Incidence and risk factors associated with venous thrombotic events in pediatric ICU patients. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 12(6), 628-634.

Brown, AM, Besunder, JB & Bachmann, M. (2008).Development of a pediatric ICU nurse practitioner program. Journal of Nursing Administration, 38(7/8), 355-359.


I derive great pleasure in teaching, whether impromptu bedside teaching in the PICU or formal university curricula. It is immensely satisfying to "grow new colleagues", which entails far more than conveying new clinical information. Rather it includes creating a teaching environment that is student led and student driven, using active learning and simulation education to enhance their experience. It includes socialization to their new role, and requires partnership with other disciplines and health care organizations to successfully transition to the Advanced Practice role. I am always seeking innovative approaches, such as the use of social media as a global educational and professional networking tool.


My research passion is nutrition therapy in critically ill and injured children. The evidence is clear that malnourished children are at increased risk of death and worsened acute and functional outcomes. My research to date has focused on optimizing enteral nutrition delivery while minimizing complications and managing feeding intolerance symptoms. Some of my current studies are comparing continuous versus bolus feeding of children who are on a ventilator, as well as the effects of a nutrition pathway on nutrition delivery and safety outcomes of non-invasively ventilated infants and children.