Corrine has implemented and evaluated a variety of educational and clinical focused projects. Most recently, during her DNP program, her scholarly project focused on the implementation of evidence-based practice and QI methods to mitigate central-line associated bloodstream infections in an ICU setting. As a Fellow at the Atlanta VA site, she developed expertise in quality improvement methods, data analytics, change management, and systems leadership. Her projects at VA have focused on enhancing the quality and safety of healthcare for veterans by implementing inter-professional strategies to improve chronic pain management, prevent falls, and design an inter-professional collaborative practice for Veterans with Dementia. She has had the opportunity to network with national experts, local leaders, and key stakeholders to identify local priorities, engage those at the point of care in designing improvements, and advocate for needed resources.
Within her role at VA, Dr. Abraham has lead efforts to build an infrastructure to support nursing excellence through evidence-based practice improvement. She has continued to remain engaged with the Atlanta VA Quality Scholars Program joining the leadership team as Associate Program Director. She collaborated with the VAQS physician program director to secure funding to establish and implement the Cognitive Disorders Specialty Care Education Center of Excellence (2015- 2017). In 2019 Corrine transitioned to Senior Nurse Scholar for the VAQS Program when Atlanta was awarded funding for re-designation as a Fellowship site for the National program. Her contributions at the Atlanta VA have provided a framework for transforming inter-professional education, building capacity in quality improvement methods, and providing leadership and mentoring in redesigning care delivery.
As an instructor in the undergraduate nursing program at Emory Corrine lead efforts to integrate high fidelity simulation, QSEN competencies, Problem-Based Learning, and Service-Learning experiences across the nursing curricula. In addition she represented the NHWSN within University-wide groups on the Inter-professional Team Training Core Team and Instructional Technology Governance Committee.
As a Fellow she served as a coach and mentor for medical, nursing, and public health students as well as practicing primary care providers- learning quality improvement methods through implementation of quality projects locally and across the country.
Following her post-doctorate Corrine played an instrumental role in designing and implementing the newly formed DNP program (2014), assuming leadership roles as Program Coordinator, Health Systems Leadership track (2015 – 17) and Program Director (2017 – 19). At Emory University she has collaborated with colleagues from the Medical school to design funded projects to build competencies in QI (annual Faculty Development in QI Workshops), and team collaboration (Faculty Development for the Inter-professional Teaching of Humanism).