Postdoctoral Scholar
Specialty: Nursing innovation and education

Tina L. Rylee is a postdoctoral scholar at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is mentored by Dean Stephen Cavanagh. Together, their work explores and expands upon nursing innovation from a theoretical perspective and uses the findings to inform scale development to measure a person’s innovative behavior.

Rylee has been engaged in two areas of research: resilience and burnout within the health care setting and the impact or usage of electronic health care in the clinician’s workflow. Among other projects, Rylee has been a part of the work focusing on clinician well-being research projects. Her research includes building compassion with nurses, reconciling the admission form to reduce size and time to complete for nurses, and evaluating several bedside entertainment, distraction, and educational technologies targeting patients. She has looked at the unmet needs for information and support among military caregivers and explored what the current state of technology is for school-based telemedicine programs.

During her fellowship, she will further explore nursing innovation and how to evaluate how innovative a person with the potential to enhance educational programs focused around building innovative nurses. Additionally, she plans to continue to explore nurse resilience and burnout and technology’s positive or negative impact to nurse well-being.

Prior to her UC Davis appointment, Rylee was a research assistant at CommonSpirit Health in Phoenix, Arizona, where she supported the Nursing Research Department. She also previously served as a crisis line specialist for WellSpace Health in Sacramento, California.

Rylee earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Degree at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where her dissertation focused on the documentation of chronic pain on the problem list in the electronic health record and how that is associated with follow-up specialty pain care. She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree from California State University, Sacramento.