Dr. Brenda Helen Sheingold

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Assistant Professor
Foggy Bottom Campus
1919 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006

Dr. Sheingold is Founding Faculty for the School of Nursing, where she has served as an assistant professor since 2009. 

She was previously an Intern in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE) in Washington, D.C., and Senior Quality Project Manager for the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Region.

Dr. Sheingold has received several Sigma Theta Tau research awards from the Phi Epsilon chapter for her work on identifying best practices in nurse-led patient centered medical homes and her work on measuring social capital in the nursing workforce. Her research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, including the Royal College of Nursing.

She has been inducted as a Fellow and Distinguished Scholar in the National Academies of Practice.

Current Research

Dr. Brenda Helen Sheingold will be on Research Leave from the George Washington University School of Nursing from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

2017 — Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Research Presentation: “Evidence-Based Tool Dissemination to Assess Bruising as a Forensic Bio-Marker of Abuse in Nursing Homes” Dublin, Ireland, July 27-31. (Sheingold, B.H., Hirsch, B.).

2017 — International Forum for Quality & Safety in Healthcare, (IHI & BMJ) Research Presentation: "Linking Evidence, Forensic Bio-markers, and Technology to Validate a Bruising Assessment Tool." London, England, April 26-28. (Sheingold, B.H., Hirsch, B.).

2017 — National Academy of Practice Annual Conference Research Presentation: "Leveraging Interprofessional and Community Partnerships to Disseminate a Bruise Assessment Rubric (BAR Tool) in Long-term Care" Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 17-18 (Sheingold, Hirsch, Firth).

2016 — Research Grant Award: Maryland State Office of Healthcare Quality, approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. "Designing an Evidence-based Tool to Assess Bruising as a Forensic Biomarker of Abuse in Long-term Care Settings". (Hirsch, B., Sheingold, B.H.).

2016 — Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State Office of Healthcare Quality, Research Presentation: "Incorporating Forensic Biomarkers in Long Term Care Delivery: The Bruise Assessment Rubric (BAR Tool)". Catonsville, Maryland, November 15. (Hirsch, B., Sheingold, B.H.).

2016 — Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). Research Presentation: “Fostering Connectional Intelligence to Design an Evidence-based Tool to Assess Bruising as a Forensic Biomarker of Abuse” Phoenix, Arizona, September 21-24. (Sheingold, B.H., Hirsch, B.).

2016 — American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Conference. Research Presentation: “Use of Curated Conversations from an Online Oncology Support Forum to Teach Caregiver Care to Nurse Practitioner Students: A Pilot Study” San Antonio, Texas, June 21-26 (Davis, S., Sheingold, B.H.).

2016 — Children's National Hospital Grand Rounds. Children's National Hospital Research and Education Week. Presentation: “Aspire, Learn, Think, Adapt, Thrive: The Power of Inter-professional Quality and Research in Modern Healthcare” Washington, D.C. April 19. (Sheingold, B.H.).

2016 — Society for Advancement of Management Annual Meeting. Research Presentation: "Assessing Learning and Performance in Interprofessional Healthcare Teams". Arlington, Virginia. April 7. (Ekmekci O, Sheingold B, Plack M, LeLacheur S, Halvaksz J, Lewis K, Schlumpf K and Greenberg L.).

2016 — National Academies of Practice Annual Conference. Research Presentation: “Designing an Evidenced-based Tool to Assess Bruising as a Forensic Biomarker of Abuse in Long-term Care Settings.” Baltimore, Maryland. (Hirsch, B., Sheingold, B.H.).

2016 — American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master's Education Conference. Research Presentation: "An online oncology support forum for teaching caregiver care to nurse practitioner students: A pilot study". Houston, Texas. February 25-27. (Davis, S., Sheingold, B.H.). 


George Mason University, PhD in Public Policy/Nursing

Johns Hopkins University, MBA

Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Change

George Mason University, BSN


Peer Reviewed Journals

Davis, S., Sheingold, B., Zeiger, R. (2016). Developing researcher, educator, provider and community social capital to teach caregiver care to advanced practice nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 6 (11) 46-52. 

Ekmekci, O., Sheingold, B.H., Plack, M., LeLacheur, S., Halvaksz, J., Lewis, K., Schlumpf , K., Greenberg, L. (2015). Assessing performance and learning and in interprofessional health care teams. Journal of Allied Health. 44 (4) 236-243.
*Note: Recognized Resource Tool - United States National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Resource Center (2016)

Hofmeyer, A., Sheingold, B.H., Taylor, R. (2015). Do you understand what I mean? How cognitive interviewing can strengthen valid, reliable study instruments and dissemination products. International Journal of Education Research. 11 (4). 

Hofmeyer, A., Sheingold, B.H., Klopper, H., Warland, J. (2015). Leadership in learning and teaching in higher education: Perspectives of academics in non-formal leadership roles. Contemporary Issues in Education Research. 8 (3) 181-192. 

Sheingold, B.H., Chapa, D., Ekmekci, O., Emard, E. (2015). Patient centered medical home: creating a blueprint for quality healthcare through illustrative simulation. Contemporary Issues in Education Research. 8 (1) 55-62. 
Posey, L., Davis, S., Briggs, L., Sheingold, B.H. (2014). Communities of inquiry in online nurse practitioner education. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 10 (10) e77-e86. 

Sheingold, B.H., Hahn, J. A. (2014). The evolution of healthcare quality: The journey from 1860 - 1960. International Journal of Africa Nursing Science. Inaugural Issue (1) 18-22. 

Hahn, J.A. & Sheingold, B.H. (2014). Medicaid Expansion: A policy update. Virginia Nurses Today. 22(2), 5-7. 

Sheingold, B.H., Warson, E., Lunsford, B., & Pintz, C. (2014). Using art therapy techniques for team building in distance education doctor of nursing practice student cohorts, Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare. 1 (1) Article 4. Inaugural issue. 

Hahn, J.A., Sheingold, B.H., Ott, K.M. (2014). The ACA state insurance marketplaces: A toolkit for case managers. Professional Case Management. 19 (1) 39-45. 

Sheingold, B.H., & Harrod, T. (2013). Mind the gap: Fostering scholarship-into-practice for advanced practice nursing students through embedded librarianship. International Journal of Education. 5 (4) 119-130. 

Hahn, J.A., & Sheingold, B.H. (2013). Medicaid expansion under ACA: Implications for consumers, states and the health care community. Nursing Economics. 31 (6) 267-272. 

Hahn, J., Sheingold, B.H. & Ott, K. (2013). State health insurance marketplaces: A policy update. Virginia Nurses Today. 21(3) 12-13. 

Sheingold, B.H., & Sheingold, S. (2013) Using a social capital framework to enhance measurement of the nursing work environment. Journal of Nursing Management. 21(5) 79-801. 

Hahn, J.A., Sheingold, B.H. & Ott, K.M. (2013) Demystifying State Health Insurance Marketplaces. Nursing Economics. 31(3) 119-143. 

Sheingold, B.H., Hahn, J., Hofmeyer, A. (2013) Hiding in plain sight: Building community social capital in distance education graduate programs. Contemporary Issues in Education Research. 6(2) 1-7. 

Sheingold, B.H., Hofmeyer, A., Woolcock, M. (2012) Measuring the nursing work environment: Can a social capital framework add value? World Medical & Health Policy, 4(1), 1-17. 

Ekmekci, O., Sheingold, B.H. (2012). Would you care to dance? Choosing healthcare quality alliance partners for higher education. (Case No. AHI 0110) The Academy for Healthcare Quality Improvement.

Peer Reviewed Published Abstracts 

Sheingold, B.H. (2014). A social capital toolkit to achieve productive capacity and nursing renewal worldwide. The Royal College of Nursing Book of Abstracts, Glasgow, Scotland. Symposium 16.1, 91 

Sheingold B. H., Hahn J, Chapa D, Tebbenhoff B, Hofmeyer A, & Gibson T. (2014). Pioneering Social Capital Research to Support Distance Learning Programs. The Royal College of Nursing Book of Abstracts, Glasgow, Scotland. Symposium 16.1, 91-92. 

Taylor R, Sheingold B.H., Hahn J, Hofmeyer A, & Gibson T. (2014). Social Capital Research in Distance Learning Nursing Education: Methodological Issues. The Royal College of Nursing Book of Abstracts, Glasgow, Scotland. Symposium 16.2, 92.

Sheingold, B.H., Betts D, Chapa D & Lang C. (2014) "Art Therapy Approaches to Enhance Social Capital Research in New Nursing Practice Student Cohorts.” The Royal College of Nursing Book of Abstracts, Glasgow, Scotland. Symposium 16.3, 92. 

Hofmeyer A, Warland J, Klopper H, & Sheingold, B.H. (2014) “Social Capital as a Means to Foster Non-formal Academic Leadership.” The Royal College of Nursing Book of Abstracts, Glasgow, Scotland. Symposium 16.4, 93. 

Hofmeyer A, Rafferty A.M, Sheingold, B.H., Jackson D, & Klopper H., Hahn, J. (2014) “Social Capital to Build Global Research Networks to Renew Nursing.” The Royal College of Nursing Book of Abstracts, Glasgow, Scotland. Symposium 16.5, 93. 

Hofmeyer, A., Klopper, H., Warland, J., Sheingold, B. (2013). Equity and Access to Health Care. Generational Academic Leadership. ICN 25th Quadrennial Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

Book Chapters

Sheingold, B.H. & Hahn, J.A. (2015). Chapter 10: Innovation for the Delivery System of the Future: Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations. In Nickitas, D., Middaugh, D., & Aries, N. (Eds.). Policy and Politics: For Nurses and Other Health Professionals. 2nd edition. Sudbury: MA: Jones and Barlett.

Hahn, J.A. & Sheingold, B.H. (2015). Chapter 14: Private Health Insurance Market. In Nickitas, D., Middaugh, D., & Aries, N. (Eds.). Policy and Politics: For Nurses and Other Health Professionals. 2nd edition. Sudbury: MA: Jones and Barltett.


Fellow, Distinguished Scholar — National Academies of Practice

Member — Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Member

Member — Society for Advancement for Management, Inc.

Invited Delegate (five consecutive years) — Transatlantic Expert’s Forum on Health Policy in Berlin. Funded by the German Federal Recovery Program, Bundersrepublik, Deutschland.

Bender Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee — George Washington University (2014, 2015)

Secretary to the Faculty (four consecutive years) Appointment by the Dean — George Washington University School of Nursing