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Christine Olney, PhD, RN

Nurse Scientist, Rehabilitation & Engineering Center for Optimizing Veteran Engagement & Reintegration (RECOVER), Minneapolis VA
BSN Montana State University; MSN South Dakota State University; PhD University of South Florida
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I am a nurse scientist with the Rehabilitation & Engineering Center for Optimizing Veteran Engagement & Reintegration (RECOVER) at the Minneapolis VA. My research focus is prevention of pressure injury, primarily focused on Veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI). I also support work with Veterans who have lower limb amputations. I work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary RECOVER team to conduct research to include leading the qualitative inquiry process during the iterative design and development of the research projects. My collaborations include working with scientists and clinicians from University of Minnesota, Mayo clinic, University of Washington, and numerous VA Health Care facilities across the nation. I have a deep commitment to assist those with barriers to participation in the activities they desire to partake!
Full bibliography on PubMed
VA Research Topics
Rehabilitative Medicine; Spinal Cord Injury
MeSH Key Words
Pressure Ulcer; Veterans; Wheelchairs; Patient Safety; Spinal Cord Injuries; Diabetes Mellitus; Hypertension; Nursing Research
RECOVER Program website