Alberta Tran, PhD, RN, CCRN
Senior Research Scientist
MedStar Health’s Institute for Quality and Safety
Columbia, MD
Alberta Tran, PhD, RN, CCRN

Allie Tran, PhD, RN is a Senior Research Scientist with the MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety. Dr. Tran has a clinical background in critical care nursing, and received her PhD in nursing with a focus on health systems research at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar. She has previously taught nursing and medical students in clinical simulation, team-based communication, health innovation, and older adult health. Dr. Tran's research is aimed at uncovering knowledge related to the organization and delivery of care in hospital and ambulatory-care settings, improving diagnostic communication and quality for older adults, and developing nurse-led interventions to improve quality and safety. She has studied other important and related health workforce issues, including nurse turnover, nurse transitions between specialty areas, travel nurse staffing, and primary care physician workforce diversity.