Ingrid Margaret Duva

Ingrid Margaret Duva

Assistant Professor, clinical track


Dr. Duva is an Assistant Professor, clinical track, at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She obtained her BSN from the University of Florida (91), and an MN (94) and PhD (2010) from Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Several years of management and consulting experience led to Dr. Duva's interest in health services research. For three years, she was a senior fellow in the National Quality Scholar's program, led by both the Veteran's Health Administration and Dartmouth University. Here, Dr. Duva gained expertise in quality improvement and how to lead improvement within organizations and healthcare in general. Additionally, Dr. Duva is involved in policy and advocacy work to improve the health of children, specifically within their own community, through school nursing.

Areas of Expertise

Child And Adolescent Health
Health Services Research


Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications – Published

Phillips, L.S, Barb, D., Yong, C., Tomolo, A.M., Jackson,S , Olsen ,D.E, Rhee,M.K., Duva, I.,M., He, Q., Long, Q. (2015) Translating What Works: A New Approach to Improve Diabetes Management. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 9(4):857-64. doi: 10.1177/1932296815576000. 2.

Saenger, M., Duva, I. & Abraham, C. (2014). “Nurses, Docs and Drugs” – Inter-Professional facilitation to implement opioid risk mitigation within the Patient Centered Medical Home. American Journal of Medical Quality. 29(3) p. 259 1 doi: 0.1177/1062860614525120 3.

Duva, I.H., Ringholz, J. (2005). Developing an Effective Compliance Program. Healthcare Compliance Today.

Peer-Reviewed Publications – Submitted/Under review

Pak, V., Ferranti, E., Duva, I., Owen, M., Dunbar, S. (2019) The Role of Snap in Improving Diet Quality: Implications for Nursing Practice. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice.

Book Chapters

Duva, I.H. (2017) Legal implications of research in the school nurse setting. In V.Talifero (Ed.) Legal Guidelines for School Nurses. Silver Springs, MD: National Association of School Nurses. (Book chapter)

Duva, I.H. (2013) Leadership for care coordination. In G. Lamb (Ed.), Care coordination: The game changer- How nurses are transforming healthcare quality. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.



Dr. Duva is interested in health services research; she studies the work of nurses across the health system. For her doctoral dissertation, she examined nurse care coordination in the acute care setting and the relationship to the perceived work environment. During a post doctoral fellowship with the Veteran's administration, this work extended to the primary care environment, and the changing role of nurses. Specifically, she explored the nurses' actual work activities, such as care coordination and the nurses perceived scope of practice. Clinical Practice Statement

Dr. Duva's clinical experience is in pediatrics; cardiac, peri-operative services, community and primary care. She currently teaches wellness skills to children in schools as well as through the Community Advanced Practice Nurses' organization. Teaching Statement

Dr. Duva teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. She enjoys teaching a range of classes including professional development, ambulatory and pediatrics.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • School Nurse of the Year (2017) Gwinnett County PTA
  • Senior Fellow, National Quality Scholars program (2012-2015)
  • Veteran's Administration Nursing Services Career Development Award (Grant) 2014-2015 Agency for Healthcare Research, Dissertation Award (2008-2009) Excellence in Service Award, Tenet Healthcare (2003)
  • Woodruff Fellow, Scholarship recipient (1993-1994)
  • American Hospital Association Essay in Nursing (1994)