Institute Lead Faculty

Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Executive Vice Dean and Professor of Rutgers School of Nursing, Co-Director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation

Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN
Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing, and Co-Director of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation

Yuri T. Jadotte, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing, Assistant Director of Education, Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation

Rubab Qureshi, PhD
Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing

Irina Benenson, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing

Drs. Holly & Salmond are Co-Authors (with M. K. Saimbert), Comprehensive Systematic Review as the Basis for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (Sept.. 2011, Springer) which received an AJN book of the year award for 2012.

Dr. Holly is the coordinator of the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s Research Interest Group on Comprehensive Systematic Review and Knowledge Translation. She is a member of the Committee on Directors of the JBI and Midwifery, the Evidence Translation Group, Cochrane Nursing Care Field, and the Cochrane Injuries Group. She serves as manuscript reviewer for several journals, including Nursing Outlook, Applied Nursing Research, Nursing Education Perspectives, and theJournal of Critical Care Nursing. She has led eight funded research projects. She has published extensively and is a national as well as international presenter. Read More »

Dr. Salmond is the North American co-convenor of the Nursing Care Field of the Cochrane Collaboration. She is the research editor of Orthopedic Nursing, and has served as a research, educational, and clinical management consultant. Dr. Salmond has co-authored three editions of Orthopaedic Nursing (WBS) and has authored two other books, and numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. She is a highly-sought after conference presenter and workshop leader, both nationally and internationally. Read More »

Dr. Jadotte is a physician committed to preventive medicine. In 2006 he graduated summa cum laude from Montclair State University with a BS in molecular biology and a minor in chemistry. In 2010 he completed his Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) with honors at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. In 2016 he graduated from Rutgers University and NJIT with a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Urban Systems, with a concentration in Urban Health.  His research interests in urban systems include: improving healthcare services for urban populations, studying the relationship between urbanization, urbanism and disease, and quantifying the effects of urbanicity on healthcare and population health, particularly cancer outcomes. His other research interests include: interprofessional collaborative practice, evidence-based healthcare, systematic review and meta-analysis methodology, comparative effectiveness research, the impact of social determinants on health outcomes, and the social construction of health. He is a member of the Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi Research and Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor societies, as well as the National Medical Association, the International Society for Urban Health, and the American Medical Association. He is a reviewer for several journals, including the European Journal of Health Economics, the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and is a member of the JBI, Campbell and Cochrane Collaborations. Currently he also serves as Faculty Advisor for Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Alpha Chi chapter at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, which is the university’s interprofessional honor society. Read More »

Dr. Qureshi earned her doctorate in Urban Systems, a joint UMDNJ, NJIT and Rutgers-Newark degree program. She has published peer reviewed articles in leading journals and has contributed to the JBI systematic review methodology for reviews of association. Read More »