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Courtney Lyder



DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementPart Time
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2-256 Factor Building

Dr. Courtney H. Lyder is Dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, Professor of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health; Executive Director, UCLA Patient Safety Institute and Assistant Director of the UCLA Health System.

Dr. Lyder is an international expert in gerontology. His clinical research has focused on chronic care issues affecting older adults. More specifically, he has focused his attention to pressure ulcer prevention, identifying erythema in darkly pigmented skin, wound healing, quality improvement in skilled nursing facilities, and elder patient safety. His research helped shaped the U.S. government’s position on surveying their 16,000 skilled nursing facilities. Most recently, Dr. Lyder served as the lead investigator for pressure ulcer incidence and prevalence in U.S. hospitals. This work assisted the U.S. government’s decision to stop paying for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

He has over 200 publications and has been awarded over $22 million in research and training grants. Since becoming dean at the UCLA School of Nursing in 2008, research funding has increased 400% ($18 million annually). Dr. Lyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2011, he was appointed by U.S. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. In 2012, he was presented with the coveted National League of Nursing, President’s Award and awarded an honorary doctorate from Saint Xavier University for his significant contributions to nursing and advancing health.

BA, Beloit College
BS, Rush University
MS, Rush University
ND, Rush University
Selected Courses: 
N267 (W11) Health Care Policy
Selected Publications: 

Lyder CH, Ayello EA. (2012). Pressure Ulcer Care and Public Policy: Exploring the Past to Inform the Future. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 25, 72-76.

Judy, D., Brooks, B., Fennie, K., Lyder, C. & Burton, C. (2011). Improving the detection of pressure ulcers using the TMI imagemed system. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 21, 18-24.

Brem, H., Maggi, J., Nierman, D., Rolnitzky, L., Bell, D., Rennert, R Golinko, M., Yan, A., Lyder, C. & Vladeck, B. (2010). High cost and morbidity of stage IV pressure ulcers. American Journal of Surgery 200, 473-477.

Weierbach, F.M., Glick, D. F., Fletcher, K., Rowlands, A. & Lyder, C. (2010). Nursing research and participants: Organization challenges and strategies. Journal of Nursing Administration 40, 43-48.

Lyder, C . &. Ayello, E.  (2009). An annual checkup- One year after the implementation of the CMS POA pressure ulcer on admission indicator. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 22, 476-484.

Schubart, J.R., Hilgart, M. & Lyder, C. (2008). Pressure ulcer prevention and management in spinal cord injured adults:  Analysis of Educational Needs. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 21, 322-9.

Lyder, C. (2007). The Use of Technology for Improved Pressure Ulcer Prevention. Ostomy/Wound Management 53,(4), 14-16.

Lyder, C. (2006). Effective management of pressure ulcers: A review of proven strategies.  Advance for Nurse Practitioners 14(7), 32-38.

Quintavalle, P., Lyder, C., Mertz, P., Phillips-Jones, C. & Dyson, M. (2006). Use of high resolution diagnostic ultrasound to investigate the pathogenisis of pressure ulcer development. Advances in Skin and
Wound Care 19, 498-505.

Abel, B., Warren, K., Beam, G., Gabbard, B., Lyder, C., Bing, M. & McCauley, C. (2005). Quality improvement in nursing homes in Texas: results from a pressure ulcer prevention project. Journal of the 
American Medical Directors Association 3,181-188.

Zanca, J, Brienza, D., Ammer, M., Bennett, R., Lyder, C.  & NPUAP Panel (2005).  Systematic review of funding sources acknowledge in published pressure ulcer literature. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 18,

Brem, H. & Lyder, C. (2004).  Protocol for successful treatment of pressure ulcers.  American Journal of Surgery 188, 9-17.

Nicastri, E., Viale, P., Lyder, C., Martini, L., Preziosi, G., Dodi, F., Irato, L., Pan, A. & Petrosillo, N. (2004).  Incidence and risk factors associated with pressure ulcers among patients with HIV/AIDS. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 17, 226-231.

Bolton, L., McNees, P., van Rijswijk, L., de Leon, J., Lyder, C., Kobza, L., Edman, K., Scheurich, A., Shannon, R. & Toth, M. (2004). Wound healing outcomes using standardized assessment and care in 
clinical practice. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing 31, 65-71.

Lyder, C., Grady, J., Mathur, D., Patrello, M. & Meehan, T. (2004). Preventing pressure ulcers in Connecticut hospitals using the plan-do-study-act model for quality improvement. Joint Commission 
Journal of Quality and Safety 30, 205-214.

Lyder, C. (2003).  Exploring pressure ulcer prevention and management. Journal of the American Medical Association 289, 223-226.

Baier, R., Gifford, D., Lyder, C., Schall, M., Funston-Dillin, D. & Ordin, D. (2003).  Quality improvement for pressure ulcer care in the nursing home setting: The northeast pressure ulcer project. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 4, 291-301.

Zanca, J., Brienza, D.M., Berlowitz, D., Bennett, R.G., Lyder, C. & NPUAP. (2003). Pressure ulcer research training in America: Creation and analysis of an online database. Advances in Skin and Wound 
Care 16, 190-197.

Lyder, C.  (2002). Pressure ulcer prevention and management. Annual Review of Nursing Research 20, 35-61.

Lyder, C., Shannon, R., Empleo-Frazier, O., McGee, D. & White, C. (2002). A comprehensive program to prevent pressure ulcers: Exploring cost and outcomes. Ostomy/Wound Management 48, 52-62.

Kerstein, M., Gemmen, E., van Rijswijk, L., Lyder, C., Phillips, T., Xakellis, G., Golden, K. & Harrington, C. (2001). The cost and cost-effectiveness of venous and pressure ulcer care. Journal of Disease
Management and Health 9, 651-663.

Lyder, C., Preston, J., Grady, J., Scinto, J., Allman, R., Bergstrom, N. & Rodeheaver, G. (2001). Compliance with pressure ulcer prevention quality indicators in hospitals. Archives of Internal Medicine
161, 1549-1554.

Molony, S., Waszynski, C. & Lyder, C. (Eds.) (1999). Gerontological Nursing: An Advanced Practice Approach. New York: Appleton and Lange.