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Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Dr. Roberta Christopher

Dr. Roberta Christopher

Interim Chair, Dept of Health Informatics Program

College of Health Science

Email address  rchrist6@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-8926
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  College of Health Science Bld, 113
Office hours  By appointment.

Areas of Specialization

Presenteeism and the relationship with nurse safety, patient safety, and nursing quality.

​Education

  • EDD, University of Phoenix
  • MSN, University of North Florida
  • BSN, University of North Florida

​Professional Information

Dr. Roberta Christopher joined Jacksonville University in April 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the BRCHS Keigwin School of Nursing. Roberta has been a nurse for more than 19 years. She received both her BSN and MSN from the University of North Florida.

Dr. Christopher recently completed her doctorate of educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. Her doctoral dissertation research study focused on the relationship among presenteeism, absenteeism, nurse safety outcomes, and quality of care.

Dr. Christopher is an ANCC board certified nurse executive, and is board certified as a healthcare technology specialist clinician/practitioner consultant (CHTS-CP) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She is also an active member of the AHIMA and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Dr. Christopher was credentialed by EPIC in electronic health record (EMR) report writing and inpatient clinical documentation. She had further training in EPIC hospital outpatient departments, Stork (maternal child module), ASAP (emergency department module), BEACON (oncology module), research, and business intelligence reporting during her tenure overseeing a nursing informatics department and co-facilitating an EPIC EMR go live at a large academic, level 1 trauma center. Post-EMR go live, Dr. Christopher focused her efforts on report writing and data analytics to improve quality, safety, and organizational performance.

Dr. Christopher has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, Cochrane Nursing Care Field, Nursing Economics, International Journal Review, and Resuscitation. Additionally, she is a member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field, Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Association. Roberta is the Membership Committee Chair of the Northeast Florida Association for Healthcare Quality. She has also recently joined the Technology Committee for the Florida Health Information Management Association Northeast Region.

Dr. Christopher serves on the National QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nursing) Practice Task Force concentrating on Magnet and Research. She is also the co-director of the QSEN Center - South at Jacksonville University. Dr. Christopher serves on the Florida Action Coalition's (FL-AC) Leadership Team, and is President-Elect for the Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large.