Collaborating to Advance Outcomes Research

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May 7, 2024

Meet Linda H. Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Professor at UT Austin School of Nursing.

Dr. Yoder is an outcomes researcher and has spent most of her career working and conducting research in hospitals. Her areas of research have included examining patient care problems, the nursing work environment, career development relationships of nurses, and quality of life in patients with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, cardiovascular, and pulmonary disease as well as burn survivors.

She continues to collaborate with active-duty military researchers, serving as a research mentor to new investigators. She also collaborates extensively with the hospital systems in the greater Austin area.

Dr. Yoder was an Army Nurse Corps officer for 28 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel. She has been at the School of Nursing for 17 years, teaching graduate healthcare systems management courses and advising and coaching Master’s and Doctoral students.

Dr. Yoder is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nursing Fellowship (2011 Cohort) and she is a Past President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a member of several professional nursing organizations, including the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses, the Oncology Nursing Society, the Association of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She serves as a reviewer or editorial board member of several clinical and research journals.

From her nomination: 

“Dr. Yoder is an amazing nurse leader and educator. Her mentoring and coaching inspired me to maximize my potential and be successful in my journey. She is a role model for many of us. Thank you!”

We honor Dr. Yoder during National Nurses Week for her impact on future nurse leaders!