Carla Jungquist PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor, University of Buffalo, School of Nursing

Dr. Carla Jungquist has been a nurse for 30 years. She is a family nurse practitioner who earned her PhD in health practice research from the University of Rochester. Dr. Jungquist focuses her research on safe and effective pain management. More specifically, her research works on improving how nurses integrate data from electronic monitoring devices into their critical thinking and decision-making skills when deciding on the appropriate pain management medications for the hospitalized patient. Dr. Jungquist is actively involved with the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). She is positioned to educate nurses and other health professionals in the integration of behavioral sleep medicine interventions into practice. Additionally, she serves on the AASM Education Committee, which focuses on developing and implementing educational modules to train nurses nationwide in assessing and managing sleep disorders. Dr. Jungquist also has provided leadership in convening and facilitating industry-sponsored nursing advisory boards for Hospira, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. to establish best practices for monitoring hospitalized patients for opioid-induced respiratory depression, as well as provide advisement for technology enhancements and resources for training nurses.