Jeannie Cimiotti is associate professor at Emory University. She holds a primary position in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and a secondary position in the Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Cimiotti is an internationally recognized health services researcher with an interest in the health care workforce and the quality of patient care. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications that report on nursing workforce issues and both nurse and patient outcomes. Over the years, she has worked with colleagues nationally and internationally including those in Brazil, the UK, and the EU. Her research has been acknowledged through several awards and her research findings on the workforce and hospital-onset infections have been publicly reported through numerous media outlets in the U.S. and abroad.

Areas of Expertise

Health Services


Simpson, R. L., Lee, J. A., Li, Y., Kang, YJ, Tsui, C. & Cimiotti, J. P. (2024). Medicare meets the cloud: the pioneering development of a secure platform for the storage and analysis of claims data. JAMIA Open, 7(1),1-5.

Guirardello, E. B., Oliveira, H. C., Cimiotti, J. P. (2023). The practice environment of primary care nurses: a cross-sectional study of five health care districts in San Paulo, Brazil. International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, 5, 100150.

Jung, O. S., Aiken, L. H., Sloane, D. M., Fridkin, S. K., Li, Y., Kang, Y. J., Becker, E. R., Joski, P. J., & Cimiotti, J. P. (2023). Nurse work environment and hospital-onset C. difficile infection. Medical Care, 61(6), 360-365.

Cimiotti, J. P., Becker, E. R., Li, Y., Sloane, D. M., Fridkin, S. K., West, A. B., & Aiken, L. H. (2022). Association of registered nurse staffing with mortality risk of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with sepsis. JAMA Health Forum, 3(5), e221173.

Aiken, L. H., Sloane, D. M., Brom, H. M., Todd, B. A., Barnes, H., Cimiotti, J. P., Cunningham, R. S., & McHugh, M., D. (2021). Value of nurse practitioner inpatient hospital staffing. Medical Care, 59(10), 857-863.

Landerfelt, P., Lewis, A., Li, Y., & Cimiotti, J. P. (2020). Nursing leadership and the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. American Journal of Infection Control, 48(12), 1546-1548.

Peach, B. C., Li, Y., & Cimiotti, J. P. (2020). The weekend effect in adults with community-acquired urosepsis. Medical Care, 58(1), 65-59.

Aiken, L. H., Sloane, D. M., Barnes, H., Cimiotti, J. P., Jarrin, O. F., & McHugh, M. D. (2018). Nurses’ and patients’ appraisals show patient safety in hospitals remains a concern. Health Affairs. 37(11), 1744-1751.

De Cordova, P., Johansen, M. J., Martinez, M. E., & Cimiotti, J. P. (2017).  Emergency department weekend presentation and mortality in patients with myocardial infarction. Nursing Research, 66(1), 20-27.

Torsten, O. S., Vera, A., Antons, D., & Cimiotti, J. P. (2017). Fighting healthcare-associated MRSA bloodstream infections: Lessons from English hospital organizations. Health Services Research, 52(3), 959-983.

Cimiotti, J. P., Barton S. J., Sloane, D. M., Gorman, K. C., & Aiken, L. H. (2014). Nurse reports of resource adequacy in hospitals that care for acutely ill children. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 36(2), 25-32.

Cimiotti, J. P., Aiken, L. H., Sloane, D. M., & Wu, E. (2012). Nurse staffing, burnout, and healthcare-associated infection. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(6), 486-90.

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Dr. Cimiotti teaches across three academic programs at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She is the primary faculty member associated with Emory University’s prestigious Robert F. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows Program.

NRSG 508 Woodruff Seminar
NRSG 509 Woodruff Seminar
NRSG 510 Woodruff Seminar
NRSG 731 Applications of Measurement Theory in Clinical Research Studies


Research Statement: Dr. Cimiotti has served as principal investigator and co-investigator on research grants funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as grants funded through private foundations.


International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Distinguished Fellow, National Academies of Practice

Distinguished Alumna, Columbia University School of Nursing

Publication Excellence Award, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology