Richard Ricciardi PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement
Professor

Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, is a professor and health policy faculty in the Policy, Populations and Systems community at the School of Nursing. Dr. Ricciardi comes from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), where he served as the Director, Division of Practice Improvement. At AHRQ, Dr. Ricciardi's research focused on primary care practice improvement science in the areas of team-based care, quality and safety, and the management of patients with complex needs, including those with multiple chronic conditions, and those with opioid use disorder. His scholarly interests include implementation science, preventing and mitigating adverse body composition and sedentary behavior, and the role of nursing in the delivery of primary care. Prior to joining AHRQ in 2010, Dr. Ricciardi served on active duty in the Army for 30 years and held numerous clinical, research, and senior leadership positions within the Department of Defense, including as a pediatric and family nurse practitioner, research scientist, and educator. Dr. Ricciardi maintains a part-time clinical practice and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He is president-elect for Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing.

Honors and Awards

  • NIH Directors Award for contributions to the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee, and authoring of the National Pain Strategy (2015)
  • RADM Julia R. Plotnick Publication Award for Health/Nursing Policy; Publication in 2014:  A conceptual model of the role of complexity in the care of patients with multiple chronic conditions. Medical Care, 52 Suppl 3, S7-S14. (2015)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2013)
  • Editor’s Award for the most highly cited manuscript in the journal from 2007-2010:  Publication in 2007: Use of bioelectrical impedance analysis in the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of overweight and obesity. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19(5), 235-241. (2011)
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Military Health System Conference, for research and policy implications on the impact of body armor on the physical performance of military personnel in simulated combat conditions (2008)
  • Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioner (2007)
  • Outstanding Research Podium Presentation, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Conference; Indianapolis, Indiana (2007)
  • Board of Regents Award, Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (2006)
  • Distinguished Ph.D. Graduate, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and recipient of the Military Officers Association of America Outstanding Student Award (2006)
  • Awarded the “9A” designator by the United States Army Medical Department.  This is the highest professional award granted by the United States Army Medical Department and the Army Nurse Corps (2004)
  • Outstanding Uniformed Faculty Member Award, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Graduate School of Nursing (2001)
  • Outstanding Nurse, Landstuhl Army Medical Center (1993)

Committees and Professional Activities

  • AcademyHealth 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chair of Clinical Track (2018)
  • AcademyHealth 10th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chair of Clinical Track (2017)
  • AcademyHealth 9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chair of Clinical Track (2016)
  • AcademyHealth 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chair of Clinical Track (2015)            
  • AHRQ/AcademyHealth Research Conference, Conference Planning Committee (2015)
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Institutional Review Board (2014-Present)
  • Technical Advisory Panel Member, HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Publication on Understanding Disparities in Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions (2013-2016)
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (2012-Present)
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Interagency Adolescent Health Working Group (2012-Present)
  • Treasurer and Executive Committee Member, Fellows Program, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2011-2016)
  • National Academy of Medicine, Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Healthcare, Best Practices Innovation Collaborative (2010-Present)
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Interagency Multiple Chronic Conditions Workgroup (2011-2015)
  • Board of Directors, Building Corporation, Sigma Theta Tau International (2011-2015)
  • Board of Directors, Army Distaff Foundation (2009-2011)
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (2007-2010)
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center Institutional Review Board (2006-2010)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Nominations Committee (2006-2010)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Steering Committee, Lecture Series on the Future of Primary Care (2005-2006)
  • Scientific Committee, 35th International Congress on Military Medicine (2004)
  • Department of Health and Human Services, National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism (2003-2004)
  • Graduate School of Nursing Dean Search Committee, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2002)
  • Admissions Committee, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2000-2002)
  • Accreditation Committee, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2000-2002)
  • Public Relations Committee, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (1995-2000)
  • Task Force on Teen Pregnancy, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (1994-1996)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – Doctor of Philosophy (2006)
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – Post-Master's Adult (2001) and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (2002)
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore – Master of Science in Nursing (1991)
  • United States Army, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate (1984)
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1980)
  • Klopper, H., Tigges, B., Catrabone, C., Madigan, E., Ricciardi, R., & Vlasich, C. (under review) Advancement of Global Health: Contributions and recommendations from the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON®).  Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Montori, V. M., Hargraves, I., McNellis, R. J., Ganiats, T. G., Genevro, J., Miller, T., Ricciardi, R., & Bierman, A. S. (2018). The care and learn model: A practice and research model for improving healthcare quality and outcomes. Journal of General Internal Medicine, doi:10.1007/s11606-018-4737-7 [doi]
  • Ricciardi, R., & Shofer, M. (2018). Moving patient safety into ambulatory settings and beyond. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 33(3), 195-199.
  • Nix, M., McNamara, P., Genevro, J., Vargas, N., Mistry, K., Fournier, A., Shofer, M., Lomotan, E., Miller, T., Ricciardi, R., Bierman, A. S. (2018). Learning collaboratives: Insights and a new taxonomy from AHRQ’s two decades of experience. Health Affairs, 37(1), 205-212.
  • Ricciardi R. (2018). The next frontier for nurses: Improving quality and safety in primary care. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 33(1), 1-4.
  • Shoemaker, S. J., Parchman, M. L., Fuda, K. K., Schaefer, J., Levin, J., Hunt, M., & Ricciardi, R. (2016). A review of instruments to measure interprofessional team-based primary care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-10.
  • Schottenfeld, L., Petersen, D., Peikes, D., Ricciardi, R., Burak, H., McNellis, R., & Genevro, J. (2016). Creating patient-centered team-based primary care. AHRQ Pub. No. 16-0002-EF. doi: https://pcmh.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/creating-patient-centered-team-based-primary-care-white-paper.pdf
  • Ricciardi, R., Moy, E., & Wilson, N. J. (2016). Finding the true north: Lessons from the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 31(1), 9-12.
  • Basu, J., Avila, R., & Ricciardi, R. (2015). Hospital readmission rates in U.S. States: Are readmissions higher where more patients with multiple chronic conditions cluster? Health Services Research, Jun;51(3):1135-51.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2015). AHRQ focuses on ambulatory patient safety. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(3), 193-196.
  • Brady, P. J., Battles, J. B., & Ricciardi, R. (2015). Teamwork: what health care has learned from the military. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(1), 3-6.
  • Sally Okun, S., Schoenbaum, S. C., Andrews, D., Chidambaran, V. C., Gruman, J., Leal, S., Lown, B. A., Mitchell, P. H., Parry, C., Prins, W., Ricciardi, R., Simon, M.A., Stock, R., Strasser, D. C., Webb, C. E.,Wynia, M. K. & Henderson, D. (2014). Patients and health care teams forging effective partnerships. Institute of Medicine Discussion Paper.
  • Miller, R., Weaver, L. K., Bahraini, N., Churchill, S., Price, R.C., Skiba, V.,  Caviness, J.,  Mooney, S., Hetzell, B., Liu, J., Deru, K., Ricciardi, R., Fracisco, S., Close, N. C., Surrett, G. W., Bartos, C., Ryan, M., & Brenner, L. A. (2014). Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on symptoms and quality of life among service members with persistent postconcussion symptoms: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Jan;175(1):43-52.
  • Grembowski, D., Schaefer, J., Johnson, K. E., Fischer, H., Moore, S. L., Tai-Seale, M., Ricciardi, R., Frazier, J. R., Miller, D., & Leroy, L. (2014). A conceptual model of the role of complexity in the care of patients with multiple chronic conditions. Medical Care, 52 Suppl 3, S7-S14.
  • James, K. A., Fernald, D. H., Huff, J., Ross, S., Staton, E. W., West, D., & Ricciardi, R. (2014). GAPS in implementing health assessments in primary care: A literature review. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 37(1), 2-10.
  • Timbie, W. J., Ringel, J. S., Fox, S., Pillemer, F., Waxman, D., Moore, M., Ricciardi, R., Hansen, C., Knebel, A. R., & Kellerman, A. L. (2013). Systematic review of strategies to manage and allocate scarce resources during mass casualty events. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 61(6), 677-689.
  • Padden, D. L., Connors, R. A., Posey, S. M., Ricciardi, R., & Agazio, J. G. (2013). Factors influencing a health promoting lifestyle in spouses of active duty military. Health Care for Women International, 34(8), 674-693.
  • Duncan, A. D., Liechty, J. M., Miller, C., Chinoy, G., & Ricciardi, R. (2011). Employee use and perceived benefit of a complementary and alternative medicine wellness clinic at a major military hospital: Evaluation of a pilot program. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17(9), 1-7.
  • Weld, K. K., Padden, D., Ricciardi, R., & Bibb, S. C. (2009).  Health literacy rates in a sample of active duty military personnel.  Military Medicine, 174(11), 1137-1143.
  • Ricciardi, R., Metter, E. J., Cavanaugh, E. W., Ghambaryan, A., & Talbot, L. A. (2009). Predicting cardiovascular risk using measures of regional and total body fat.  Applied Nursing Research, 22(1), 2-9.
  • Ricciardi, R., Deuster, P. A., & Talbot, L. A. (2008).  Metabolic demands of body armor on physical performance in simulated conditions.  Military Medicine, 173(9), 817-824.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2008).  The first pelvic examination in the adolescent: An update. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 4(5), 377-383.
  • Ricciardi, R., Szabo, C. M., & Poullos, A. Y. (2007).  Sexuality and spinal cord injury. Nursing Clinics of North America, 42(4), 675-684.
  • Ricciardi, R., Deuster, P. A., & Talbot, L. A. (2007). Effects of gender and body adiposity on physiological responses to physical work while wearing body armor. Military Medicine, 172(7), 743-748.
  • Ricciardi, R., & Talbot, L. A. (2007).  Use of bioelectrical impedance analysis in the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of overweight and obesity. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19(5), 235-241.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2005). Sedentarism: a concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 40(3), 79-87.
  • Liguori, R., Ricciardi, R., Jones, D. C., & Kohr, L. (2005). The 40-year story of PNP caregiving — still being written.  Contemporary Pediatrics, 22(8), 56-70.
  • Aberle, C. J., Bethards, K. J., Orsega, S. M., & Ricciardi, R. (2003). Designing a medical humanitarian assistance course for advanced practice nurses in the uniformed services. Military Medicine, 168(9), 729-732.
  • Gibbons, S. W., Adamo, G., Padden, D., Ricciardi, R., Graziano, M., Levine, E., et al. (2002). Clinical evaluation in advanced practice nursing education: Using standardized patients in Health Assessment.  Journal of Nursing Education, 41(5), 215-221.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2000).  First pelvic examination in the adolescent. Nurse Practitioner Forum, 11(3), 161-169.
  • Ricciardi, R. (1995).  Adolescent sexuality: Is military life in Europe any different. Journal of the U.S. Army Medical Department, PB 8-95(1/2), 28-31.

Chapters and Monographs

  • Gerteis, J., Izrael, D., Deitz, D., LeRoy, L., Ricciardi, R., Miller, T., & Basu, J. (2014). Multiple Chronic Conditions Chartbook. AHRQ Publications No, Q14-0038. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Lavin, R. P., Slepski, L., Rettenmeier, L., Agazio, J., & Ricciardi, R. (2013).  Directions for Nursing Research and Development. In T. G. Veenema (Ed.), Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards (3 ed., pp. 699-718). New York: Springer.
  • Ricciardi, R., Agazio, J., Lavin, R. P., & Walker, P. (2007).  Directions for Nursing Research and Development. In T. G. Veenema (Ed.), Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards (2 ed., pp. 558-568). New York: Springer.
  • Duderstadt, K. G., Ricciardi, R., & Gottesman, M. M. (2007).  The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: Taking action on the epidemic of childhood overweight. In D. J. Mason, M. W. Chaffee & J. K. Leavitt (Eds.), Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care (5 ed.). Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders
  • Walker, P., Ricciardi, R., & Agazio, J. (2003). Directions for nursing research and development.  In T. G. Veenema (Ed.), Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness to Chemical, Biological, Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards. New York: Springer.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2003). Postpartum and neonatal protocols. In V. Long & P. McMullen (Eds.), Triage Protocols in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2001).  Respiratory disorders. In K. Bush & L. Scudder (Eds.), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual (pp. 135-171). Washington DC: Institute for Research, Education and Consultation, American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Published Abstracts

  • Ricciardi, R., Deuster, P. A., & Talbot, L. A. (2007). The Impact of Body Armor on Physical Work Performance: 1403: Board #166 May 30 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 39(5 Suppl), S203-204.

Letters and Editorials

  • Ricciardi, R. (2015). I'm in an NP State of Mind: A Tribute to Dr. Henry K. Silver on the 50th Anniversary of the Nurse Practitioner Profession. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(5), 397-399.
  • Pierson, C. A., & Ricciardi, R. (2015). A tribute to our heritage. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(7), 350.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2005).  Serendipity in research and practice: Nurturing imagination and inquiry. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 19(1), 18A-19A.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2005).  Springtime: A time to nourish organizational roots. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 19(2), 25A-26A.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2005).  I remember when a mouse had four legs. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 19(3), 19A-20A.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2004).  The H.E.A.T. Is on: Can you feel it? Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 18(4), 17A.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2004).  The NAPNAP Foundation: Our most important partnership. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 18(5), 17A-18A.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2004). Appreciative Inquiry: Promoting individual and organizational Change. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 18(6), 16A.
  • Ricciardi, R. (2002).  Disaster preparedness--The courage to respond. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 16(5), 211-212.