Karen Giuliano, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN

Associate Professor
  • School of Nursing

Office: 106G RB
Phone: 617.373.8106
Email: k.giuliano@northeastern.edu

Education and Training:
PostDoc             Yale University
MBA                   Babson College
PhD                    Boston College
Post Master’s    University of Massachusetts
MSN                   University of Rhode Island
BSN                    Boston College

Board Certifications:
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, RN

Research Interests:
IV Infusion Device Safety; Non-ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia; Human:Factors Usability


Giuliano, K., Quinn, B., Baker, D. (2017) Non-Ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Versus Pneumonia as an Admission Diagnosis in Patients Who Develop Sepsis: Incidence and Cost. American Journal of Infection Control. v. 45 (6), pp s161-s162

Giuliano, K., Baker, D., Quinn, B. (2016) Non-ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in U.S. Hospitals: Incidence and Cost. American Journal of Infection Control. v. 44 (6), pp. s20-21.

Giuliano, K., Droms, C (2014). The stakeholder approach: A new perspective on developing and marketing clinical tria Healthcare Marketing Quarterly. 31(1): 1-12.

Giuliano, K., Ferguson, M., Silfen, E. (2012). Medical technology innovation and the importance of comparative effectiveness research.  Journal of Medical Marketing. 12(1): 55-66.

Giuliano, K., Droms, C. (2012). The Chinese health care system: An analysis of the current and emerging health care nee Journal of Medical Marketing. 12(2): 123-136.

Giuliano, KK. (2007). Identifying Infections: Early detection of sepsis.  Executive Healthcare Management.  pp. 90-91.

Data-Based Peer Reviewed Publications:
Giuliano, K, Hendricks, J. (2017). Nursing knowledge of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. AORN Journal. 105:453-463.

Giuliano, KK (2017). Improving patient safety and clinical outcomes through nursing surveillance. AAMI Horizons. Spring: 34-43.

Giuliano, KK, Danesh, V, Funk, M. (2016). The relationship between nurse staffing and 30-day readmission for adults with heart failure. JONA, 46: 25-29.

Giuliano, K. (2015). IV smart pumps: The impact of a simplified user interface on clinical use. Horizons, 13-21.

Giuliano, K., Jahrsdoerfer, M., Case, J. Drew, T., Raber, G. (2012). The role of clinical decision support tools to reduce blood pressure variability in critically ill patients receiving vasoactive blood pressure suppor Computers and Informatics in Nursing. 30(4): 204-209.

Giuliano, K., Lecardo, M., Staul, L. (2011). Impact of Protocol Watch TM on Compliance with the Surviving Sepsis Campaig American Journal of Critical Care. 20(4): 313-321.

Giuliano, K, Johanassen, A, Hernandez, C. (2010). Simulation Evaluation of an Enhanced Bedside Display for Patients with Se  AACN Advanced Critical Care. 20(1): 21-34.

Giuliano, KK. (2007). Physiologic monitoring predictors for patients with sepsis: Testing a predictive model for the early detection of se American Journal of Critical Care. 16(2): 120-129.

Richards, N, Giuliano, K, Jones, P. (2006). Prospective comparison of 3 new-generation pulse oximeters during ambulation after open-heart surgery. Respiratory Care. 51(1): 29-

Giuliano, KK & Liu, L. (2006). Knowledge of pulse oximetry among critical care nurse Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 25(1): 44-49.

Areas of Expertise:
Statistics; Medical Device Innovation and Development

Honors & Awards:
AAMI/BD Professional Achievement Award, 2012.
Philips Healthcare Six Sigma Global Quality Improvement Award, 2011
Philips Healthcare Ovation Award, 2007
AACN Excellence in Research, 2005
AACN Research Abstract Award, 2005
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), 2003
University of Rochester, Evidence-based practice Award, 2003
AACN National Clinical Nurse Specialist Award, 2002
AACN Wyeth-Ayerst Fellowship (Mentor), 2002
AACN National Innovision Award, 2000
ANNA National Research-based Practice Award, 2000
ANNA National Clinical Practice Award, 1999
Colonial Chapter ANNA Clinical Practice Award, 1997
ANNA Nurse-in-Washington Fellow, 1995
University of Virginia Nurse of the Year, 1993
Massachusetts Nurses Association Staff Development Award, 1990
Sigma Theta Tau Award for Nursing Excellence, 1990

Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Nurse Scientist, Hallmark Health System
Massachusetts General Hospital Munn Center for Nursing Research