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Martha Sylvia: Faculty Directory
Martha L. Sylvia, PhD, MBA, RN
"Advanced practice nurses of today and the future are challenged to lead a complex healthcare delivery system towards integration and coordination to improve the health of populations, communities, families, and individuals. The ability to understand and apply data management skills and knowledge is a necessity for meeting these lofty aspirations."
Dr. Martha Sylvia is known for her work in population health management, specifically focusing on those with risk factors for and presence of chronic illness. The focus area of her practice scholarship and research is in population health strategy, design, methods, implementation, management, and evaluation; health services, translational, outcomes, and feasibility research; quality improvement; and data analysis, structure, definitions, design, and management. At Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Dr. Sylvia provides leadership in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and in the Masters in Health Systems Management (HSM) programs. She developed and coordinates the Clinical Data Management course series for the DNP program and coordinates the Outcomes Management course for the HSM program. She also teaches in statistics, leadership, and capstone courses. In her scholarly practice, Dr. Sylvia leads an analytic team focused on population health assessment and strategies, risk prediction modeling, cost savings analysis, evaluation, and overall data integration and management for Johns Hopkins Medicine initiatives.