Ann-Marie Brown

Ann-Marie Brown

Associate Professor, clinical track, MSN Pediatric Acute Care Specialty Coordinator | PhD, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC, CCRN, FCCM


Ann-Marie is an Associate 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 PICU NP 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 is now serving as the Specialty Coordinator for the Acute Care Pediatric NP curriculum at Emory.

Selected Awards and Honors
2014 - Finalist, Research, Ohio March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

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

2011 - Golden Key International Honor Society, Invited Membership for 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

1985 - Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, University of Akron/College of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

Acute and Chronic Care
Child And Adolescent Health
Symptom Science
Acute and Chronic Care
Child and Adolescent Health
Symptom Science


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 vsContinuous 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 SepsisPrevalence, 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, KellerG, 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, CollinsMM, 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 standardizepractices 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 criticallyill 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 pediatricintensive 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.


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.