Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCN, FAAN

Clinical Professor

Division of Nursing Science


ACK 264

(973) 353-5305

Specialty: Clinical: Wound, ostomy, continence advanced practice nurse; Research: Pressure injury risk detection in critically ill adults

Dr. Jill Cox is an advanced practice nurse, with a subspecialty in wound, ostomy and continence nursing. She has extensive clinical experience in the management with various types of wounds and ostomy-related complications in patients in the acute care setting. Dr. Cox’s research interests include pressure injury risk detection and pressure injury prevention in the hospitalized patient population, with a specific focus on pressure ulcers in critical care patients. She is also a member of the Center for Healthcare Quality at the Rutgers School of Nursing. She is also a member of the Center for Health Equity and Systems Research (CHESR) at Rutgers School of Nursing.

Professional Activities

  • Current USA representative: Guideline Governance Group for the 2025 International Pressure Injury Clinical Practice Guideline
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member: Advances in Skin and Wound Care
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau, International
  • Member: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
  • Past Board of Director,  National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel
  • Past Chair, National Education Committee, WOCN.
  • Member: World Council of Enterostomal Therapists -USA representative- Education Committee, 2010-present.


PhD: Rutgers University, College of Nursing
MSN: Rutgers University, College of Nursing
BSN: William Paterson College, College of Nursing
Nursing Diploma: Englewood Hospital, School of Nursing


  • Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse (WOCN)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist: Adult Health (ANCC)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse: New Jersey

Research/Scholarly Interests

Pressure injury risk and prevention in hospitalized patients

Recent Research Activities/Funded Projects

  • Internal Funding: Center for Healthcare Quality:
    Co-PI: Racial Disparities and Pressure Injuries among Acute Care Patients in NJ Hospitals.
    Co- PI: Dr. Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins
    Co-investigator: NIH R33 grant  PI  Rutgers’ Olga F. Jarrín Montaner, PhD, RN,  and Haiqun Lin, MD, PhD

Recent Publications

  • Haesler, E., Cuddigan, J., Carville, K., Moore, Z., Kottner, J., Ayello, E. A., Berlowitz, D., Carruth, A., Chang, Y. Y., Cox, J., Creehan, S., Nixon, J., Ngan, H. L., & Balzer, K. (2023). Protocol for development of the fourth edition of Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline using GRADE methods. Advances in Skin and Wound care. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/ASW.0000000000000079
  • Cox J, Douglas L, Wemmer V, Kaminsky K.(2023) The Role of Patient Engagement in Surgical Site Infection Reduction: A Process Improvement Project. Advances in Skin and Wound Care; 36(11):599-603.
  • Black, J., Cox, J., Capasso, V., Bliss, D. Z., Delmore, B., Iyer, V., Massaro, J., Munro, C., Pittman, J., & Ayello, E. A. (2023). Current perspectives on pressure injuries in persons with dark skin tones from the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. Advances in Skin and Wound Care: 36(9), 470–480.
  • Delmore, B, Deppisch, M, Cox, J, Newton, D et al. (2023) Necessary products for the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries: Lessons learned that translate beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Advances in Skin & Wound Care; 36(7): 361-369,
  • Cox, J, Isip, R, Reid, M, Hulme, D, Marra, A.(2023) Predictors of 30 and 60 day hospital readmission in patients undergoing intestinal ostomy creation. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing; 50(3):215-221.
  • Morata, L, Vollman, K, Rechter, J, Cox, J. (2023). Manual Prone Positioning in Adults: reducing the risk of harm through evidence-based practices. Practice Alert. Critical Care Nurse, 43(1), 59–66.
  • Cox, J, & Thomas-Hawkins, C. (2023). Racial disparities and pressure injuries among hospitalized patients. Adv Skin Wound Care; 36(2):78-84.
  • Koloms, K, Cox, J, Edsberg, L, VanGilder C. (2022) Incontinence, Moisture Management and Pressure Injury Rates in U.S. Acute Care Hospitals: – Analysis of Data from the 2018-2019 International Pressure Injury PrevalenceTM (IPUP) Survey. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing: 49(5); 405-415.
  • Alderden, J., Kennerly, S. M., Cox, J., Yap, T. L. (2022). Pressure Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention in ICU Patients with COVID-19.  AACN Adv Crit Care; 33 (2): 173–185.
  • Edsberg, L, Cox, J, VanGilder, C, Koloms, K.(2022) Implementation of Pressure Injury Prevention Strategies In Acute Care: Results the 2018-2019 International Pressure Injury PrevalenceTM (IPUP) Survey. Journal of Wound, Ostomy Continence Nursing; 49(3); 211-219.
  • Cox, J, Edsberg, L, Koloms, K, VanGilder, C.(2022) Pressure injuries among critical care patients in US hospitals: results of the 2018/2019 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey. Journal of Wound, Ostomy Continence Nursing; 49(1); 21-28.
  • Munoz, N, Delmore, B, Cox, J, Capasso, V, Nie, A, National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel White Paper: Malnutrition and Pressure Injury Risk in Vulnerable Populations: Application of 2019, International Clinical Practice Guideline (2022) Advances in Skin and Wound Care; 35(3); 156-165.
  • Levine, J, Delmore, B, Cox, J. (2022) Skin failure: a comprehensive model, Advances in Skin and Wound Care; 35(3):139-148.
  • VanGilder, C, Cox, J, Edsberg, J, Koloms, K.(2021) Acute care prevalence injury prevalence 2018-2019 and a unit specific analysis of the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey Database. Journal of Wound, Ostomy Continence Nursing. 48(6); 492-503.
  • Cox, J, & Shallom, M. (2021) Pressure injuries in critical care patients: a conceptual schema. Advances in Skin and Wound Care; 34(3); 124-131 (CE Feature)
  • Cox, J,  Roche, S, Murphy, V, Isip, R, & Gianatiempo, C. (2021).
  • Using ultrasonography to detect muscle wasting in critically ill adults. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. Apr 15:103062. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2021.103062.
  • Cox, J, & Shallom, M. (2021) Pressure injuries in critical care patients: a conceptual schema. Advances in Skin and Wound Care;34(3); 124-131 (CE Feature)
  • Cox, J. (2020) Risk Factors for pressure injury development among critical care patients.  Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America; 32(4); 473-488. (Invited manuscript)
  • Cox, J, Schallom, L, Jung, C (2020) Exploring pressure injury risk factors in adult critical care population. American Journal of Critical Care. 29(3); 204-213.
  • Delmore, B, Cox, J, et al (2020) Acute skin failure in the critical care patient. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 33(13); 192-201.
  • Cox, J. (2019) Wound care 101. NURSING2019. October: 49(10); 32-39 (Invited Manuscript)
  • Cox, J, Roche, S, Murphy, V. (2018). Pressure injuries in critical care patients: a descriptive analysis. Advances in Skin and Wound Care, 31:328-24
  • Cox, J, (2017). Pressure injury risk factors in critical care: a review of the literature, Ostomy/Wound Management, 63(11) 30-43.