Hope Haynes Bussenius

Hope Haynes Bussenius

Associate Professor, clinical track


Dr. Bussenius is an Associate Professor, clinical track. In 2016, she was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Award for the wicked project Oral Health In Communities and Neighborhoods (OHICAN). Today, the OHICAN team has developed technology to bridge clinical practice, education and training, research, and health policy. She also was appointed as the Emory Faculty Athletic Representative to represent and advocate for the student-athletes in the classroom.


2018 Take2Heart Initiative BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice
2018 Emory Urban Health Initiative Fellow
2017 OH-I-CAN smartphone application developed and launched on IOS and Android, Fall 2017.
2016-2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow
2016-2017 Elsevier Recognition (reviewed over 20 Manuscripts)
2015 Alanta Business Chronicle 2015 Health-Care Innovation Finalist. Pedia BP® App speeds up pediatric hypertension screening
2014 Elsevier Review Animation Project for Eye and Ear

2012 -2017 Elsevier Review Project. Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills: Care of the Eye and Ear Chapter Review.
Pedia BP® Smartphone Application Developed on IOS and Android – Over 80,000 users globally, with registry.
2009 Member: Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Epsilon Chapter, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Areas of Expertise

Cardiovascular Health
Acute And Chronic Care
Cardiovascular Health
Child And Adolescent Health
Global Health
Public Health Public Health Nursing
Vulnerable Populations


Bussenius, H. Zeck, A., Williams, B., Haynes, A. (2018). Surveillence of Pediatric Hypertension
Using Smartphone Technology. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.04.003
Bussenius, H., Reznik, D., & Moore, C.E. (2017). Building a culture of oral health care. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13, 623-627. doi:org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.07.019
Moore, C. E., Reznik, D., Conboy, L., Giwa, J., Aslam, F., Bussenius, H., Aidman, C., and Warren R. C. (2017). Achieving equity in oral health: A data-driven approach or informing policy changes. J Community Med Health Educ, 7. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000511
Bussenius, H., Batisky, D. L., Wold, J. L., Calmers, S., & Williams, B. L. (2015). Pedia BP® program: Addressing pediatric blood pressure readings using a smartphone application. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11, 726-729. doi:org/10.1016 /j.nurpra.2015.04.011 (Viewed over 550 times)

Book Chapter
Oral Nutrition. (2017). Clinical nursing skills and techniques (9th ed). Perry-Potter-Ostendorf: Chapter contributor.


Take2Heart Initiative and OH I CAN Project


Bussenius' primary research interests include The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice Essential IV: Information Systems / Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care - Take 2 Heart Initiative: This is a Transformative Healthcare Experience Model (THEM) using technology to bridge clinical practice, education and training, research, and health policy. A change project focus decreasing the prevalence of significantly under-diagnosed pre-hypertension and hypertension by improving inaccurate blood pressure measurement in children and adolescents. Additionally, she is a RWJF Clinical Scholars Fellow and using the THEM Model to address the wicked problem of oral health disease in Georgia.