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Courtney H. Lyder, ND, ScD(Hon), FAAN

E-mail: clyder@sonnet.ucla.edu


Dr. Lyder is an international expert in gerontology. His clinical research has focused on chronic care issues affecting older adults. More specifically, he has focused his attention to pressure ulcer prevention, identifying erythema in darkly pigmented skin, wound healing, quality improvement in skilled nursing facilities, and elder patient safety. His research helped shaped the U.S. government’s position on surveying their 16,000 skilled nursing facilities. Most recently, Dr. Lyder served as the lead investigator for pressure ulcer incidence and prevalence in U.S. hospitals. This work assisted the U.S. government’s decision to stop paying for hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

He has over 200 publications and has been awarded over $22 million in research and training grants. As Dean at the UCLA School of Nursing from 2008 - 2014, research funding increased 400% ($18 million annually). Dr. Lyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2011, he was appointed by U.S. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. In 2012, he was presented with the coveted National League of Nursing, President’s Award and awarded an honorary doctorate from Saint Xavier University for his significant contributions to nursing and advancing health.


N267 (W11) Health Care Policy


Beloit College, BA, 1989, Psychology/Biology
Rush University, BS, 1989, Nursing
Rush University, MS, 1990, Geriatric Nursing
Rush University, ND, 1991, Geriatric Nursing

Honors and Awards

1999  Elected Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2001  Maes-MacInnes Award for Significant Contributions to Nursing, New York University, College of
          Nursing, New York, NY
2007  Thomas Stewart Founders Award for Significant Contribution to Pressure Ulcer
          Care Through Leadership and Public Policy, National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
2010  Trailblazer Award, National Black Nurses Association
2011  Member, National Institutes of Health National Advisory Council for Nursing Research
2011 Elected Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
2012 Doctor of Science (Honorary and first nurse), Saint Xavier University, Chicago IL
2012 President's Award for Significant Contributions to Nursing Education, National League of Nursing


Lyder CH, Ayello EA. (2012). Pressure Ulcer Care and Public Policy: Exploring the Past to Inform the Future. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 25, 72-76.

Judy, D., Brooks, B., Fennie, K., Lyder, C. & Burton, C. (2011). Improving the detection of pressure ulcers using the TMI imagemed system. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 21, 18-24.

Brem, H., Maggi, J., Nierman, D., Rolnitzky, L., Bell, D., Rennert, R Golinko, M., Yan, A., Lyder, C. &
Vladeck, B. (2010). High cost and morbidity of stage IV pressure ulcers. American Journal of Surgery 200, 473-477.

Weierbach, F.M., Glick, D. F., Fletcher, K., Rowlands, A. & Lyder, C. (2010). Nursing research and
participants: Organization challenges and strategies. Journal of Nursing Administration 40, 43-48.

Lyder, C . &. Ayello, E.  (2009). An annual checkup- One year after the implementation of the CMS POA
pressure ulcer on admission indicator. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 22, 476-484.

Schubart, J.R., Hilgart, M. & Lyder, C. (2008). Pressure ulcer prevention and management in spinal
cord injured adults:  Analysis of Educational Needs. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 21, 322-9.

Lyder, C. (2007). The Use of Technology for Improved Pressure Ulcer Prevention. Ostomy/Wound Management 53,(4), 14-16.

Lyder, C. (2006). Effective management of pressure ulcers: A review of proven strategies.  Advance for
Nurse Practitioners 14(7), 32-38.

Quintavalle, P., Lyder, C., Mertz, P., Phillips-Jones, C. & Dyson, M. (2006). Use of high resolution
diagnostic ultrasound to investigate the pathogenisis of pressure ulcer development. Advances in Skin and
Wound Care 19, 498-505.

Abel, B., Warren, K., Beam, G., Gabbard, B., Lyder, C., Bing, M. & McCauley, C. (2005). Quality
improvement in nursing homes in Texas: results from a pressure ulcer prevention project. Journal of the
American Medical Directors Association 3,181-188.

Zanca, J, Brienza, D., Ammer, M., Bennett, R., Lyder, C.  & NPUAP Panel (2005).  Systematic review of
funding sources acknowledge in published pressure ulcer literature. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 18,

Brem, H. & Lyder, C. (2004).  Protocol for successful treatment of pressure ulcers.  American Journal of
Surgery 188, 9-17.

Nicastri, E., Viale, P., Lyder, C., Martini, L., Preziosi, G., Dodi, F., Irato, L., Pan, A. & Petrosillo, N. (2004).  Incidence and risk factors associated with pressure ulcers among patients with HIV/AIDS. Advances in Skin and Wound Care 17, 226-231.

Bolton, L., McNees, P., van Rijswijk, L., de Leon, J., Lyder, C., Kobza, L., Edman, K., Scheurich, A.,
Shannon, R. & Toth, M. (2004). Wound healing outcomes using standardized assessment and care in
clinical practice. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing 31, 65-71.

Lyder, C., Grady, J., Mathur, D., Patrello, M. & Meehan, T. (2004). Preventing pressure ulcers in
Connecticut hospitals using the plan-do-study-act model for quality improvement. Joint Commission
Journal of Quality and Safety 30, 205-214.

Lyder, C. (2003).  Exploring pressure ulcer prevention and management. Journal of the American Medical
Association 289, 223-226.

Baier, R., Gifford, D., Lyder, C., Schall, M., Funston-Dillin, D. & Ordin, D. (2003).  Quality
improvement for pressure ulcer care in the nursing home setting: The northeast pressure ulcer project. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 4, 291-301.

Zanca, J., Brienza, D.M., Berlowitz, D., Bennett, R.G., Lyder, C. & NPUAP. (2003). Pressure ulcer
research training in America: Creation and analysis of an online database. Advances in Skin and Wound
Care 16, 190-197.

Lyder, C.  (2002). Pressure ulcer prevention and management. Annual Review of Nursing Research 20,

Lyder, C., Shannon, R., Empleo-Frazier, O., McGee, D. & White, C. (2002). A comprehensive program to
prevent pressure ulcers: Exploring cost and outcomes. Ostomy/Wound Management 48, 52-62.

Kerstein, M., Gemmen, E., van Rijswijk, L., Lyder, C., Phillips, T., Xakellis, G., Golden, K. & Harrington,
C. (2001). The cost and cost-effectiveness of venous and pressure ulcer care. Journal of Disease
Management and Health 9, 651-663.

Lyder, C., Preston, J., Grady, J., Scinto, J., Allman, R., Bergstrom, N. & Rodeheaver, G. (2001).
Compliance with pressure ulcer prevention quality indicators in hospitals. Archives of Internal Medicine
161, 1549-1554.

Molony, S., Waszynski, C. & Lyder, C. (Eds.) (1999). Gerontological Nursing: An Advanced Practice
Approach. New York: Appleton and Lange. 

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