2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Professor Lash joined the IUSONFW faculty in 2020. She completed an entry-level MSN degree at the University of Virginia in 2008 and began her clinical career at the Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital Emergency Department. With a passion for health policy, research, and emergency nursing, she completed her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2015. Dr. Lash has worked in nursing professional development, education, and research promoting clinical inquiry and clinical excellence among nurses in both community hospital and academic medical center settings. Her research is focused on health services research and particularly ED utilization among oncology patients. She remains an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association and currently serves on several national workgroups within the organization.
University of California, Davis
University of Virginia
University of Southern California
Professional Memberships and Certifications
Lash R, Bell J, Bold R, and Joseph J. “Emergency Department Use among Oncology Patients in California” Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology. 2017;15(2): 95-102
Lash R, Bell J, Reed S, Poghosyan H, Rodgers R, Kim K, Bold R, and Joseph J. “Systematic Review of Emergency Department Use among U.S. Cancer Patients” Cancer Nursing. 2017; 40(2): 135–144.
Whitney R, Bell J, Reed S, Lash R, Bold R, Kim K, Davis A, Copenhaver D, and Joseph J. “Predictors of Financial Difficulties and Work Modifications among Cancer Survivors in the United States.” Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2016; 10(2): 241–250.
Moyce S, Lash R, and Siantz ML. “Migration Experiences of Foreign Educated Nurses: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2016; 27(2):181-188