Assistant Clinical Professor

Roslyn Seitz is an assistant clinical professor for the doctoral degree programs at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. She provides care in in the Innovative Nurse-Led Mobile Clinic (IN-LMC). As a clinician educator, she precepts and mentors students while caring for urban underserved and rural communities.

Seitz has more than 16 years of experience as a double board-certified family and emergency nurse practitioner. She has been involved in nursing education for 16 years. She began her career with an interest in international public health and infectious disease, completing her master’s thesis in South Africa examining the effect of pneumococcal vaccination on herd immunity. She went on to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing. She spent 13 years working as a nurse practitioner in urban emergency departments in Atlanta, where she participated in clinical researching aimed and improving provider prescribing and evaluating at home diagnostics for COVID-19.

Seitz has a strong focus on quality and worked as the associate lead for quality across three urban emergency departments. Her work focused on sepsis quality improvement, antibiotic utilization and improving opioid discharge education. During the COVID -19 pandemic, Seitz worked to rapidly deploy telemedicine in the emergency department and created scholarly research examining the burnout and stress during the pandemic, personal protective equipment (PPE) and impact of racism.

Seitz comes to UC Davis with a focus on teaching students a patient-centered perspective to health care and an interest in underserved populations and the social determinants of health. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Santa Barbara and her Master of Public Health degree and Master of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She has published journal articles in Academic Emergency Medicine, Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of Wellness, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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