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Cathy Battaglia, PhD, MSHA, RN

Catherine Battaglia PhD, MSHA, RN

Clinical Teaching Professor
  • Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy

Dr. Battaglia is a clinical teaching professor and co-director of the Health Services Research PhD program in the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health. She currently teaches Clinical Outcomes Assessment and Grant Writing in the Health Services Research PhD program. Dr. Battaglia is a nurse scientist and core investigator at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and Director of the Denver Research Education and Mentor Program at the Denver site of the Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation (COIN). She has a strong background in health services research, dissemination/implementation of interventions in routine clinical practice and mixed methods analyses. Dr. Battaglia's research is focused on access to care and improving the healthcare delivery system for veterans.

Areas of Expertise

  • Care coordination and integrated case management
  • Dissemination and implementation science
  • Education and leadership development
  • Organizational context
  • Tobacco cessation

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • University of Colorado Denver, PhD, Clinical Sciences Program, Health Services Research, 2005
  • University of Colorado Denver, MS, Health Care Administration, 1991
  • Loretto Heights College, BS, 1983


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