Susan Solmos PhDc, MSN, RN, CWCN

Manager, Nursing Clinical Services
University of Chicago Medical Center


Susan is a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. She matriculated into the MSN to PhD in Nursing in August 2019 with an anticipated graduation date of May 2023. She is building a program of research focused on understanding risk factors for device-related pressure injuries, including those cause by PPE. Funded dissertation studies, under the advisement of Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN, FAAN, include: Sigma Small Grant, Sigma Foundation for Nursing, “Mixed Methods Approach to Investigating Healthcare Providers’ PPE-Related Facial Injuries As Posted on Social Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Global Perspective" and American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Impact Research Grant, AACN Society, “Predictors of Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries in Critically Ill Adults”.

Susan has extensive experience in program development and leading system wide change to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities. Her primary clinical focus is pressure injury prevention, including device-related pressure injuries. Susan is the Manager of Nursing Clinical Services (WOC nursing services and Diabetes Education) at the University of Chicago Medical Center where she leads an award-winning program to prevent hospital acquired skin injuries, including pressure injuries. She has shared her unique approaches to producing sustained system wide change at national conferences.


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