The Team

OSU Collaborators


Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN

Expertise: neonatal nursing, clinical research, qualitative methodology





Tom Bartman,MD, PhD 

Expertise: neonatology and patient safety





External Collaborators


Adam Carle, MA, PhD

Expertise: advanced quantitative research methods and analysis



Ayse Gurses, MS, PhD

Expertise: human factors, systems engineering, patient safety





Barbara Mark, PhD, RN, FAAN 

Expertise: health services research






Anisa Ogboenyiya is a 4th year PhD student at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and a neonatal intensive care unit nurse. She is completing her dissertation on associations between NICU nurse burnout, missed nursing care, and turnover using data previously collected by the Tubbs Cooley lab.




Avery Adelstein is in her second year in OSU’s nursing program and a research assistant in the lab. She is interested in becoming either a neonatal or pediatric nurse practitioner. She joined the lab to build research skills and further her nursing education.




Peyton Mast is a first-year nursing student and an OSU Honors student. She is interested in becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner and in conducting neonatal research as part of her Honors experience.