Brenda Helen Sheingold, PhD, RN, FNAP

Brenda Sheingold
Titles and Organizations

Director for the Master of Healthcare Administration
Associate Professor
Department of Health Administration and Policy

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-9733
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 4415


Dr. Brenda Helen Sheingold is the Director for the Master of Healthcare Administration at the Department of Health Administration and Policy.  She was awarded a dual-titled PhD from George Mason University in Public Policy and Nursing, and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, where she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Leadership and Change Management. Her undergraduate degree is in Nursing, and she practiced as an Emergency Department nurse for 20 years. Dr. Sheingold helped pioneer the role of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in Arlington, Virginia to provide medical forensic care to survivors of sexual assault. 

Her research to identify and measure social capital in the healthcare workforce has been replicated by scholars globally and recognized by the Royal College of Nursing.  She has presented at numerous national and international conferences including Australia, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and England, has authored textbook chapters on healthcare policy and published in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Affairs, Nursing Economics, World Medical & Health Policy, Journal of Allied Health, and the International Journal of Education Research. She was founding faculty for George Washington University’s School of Nursing where she served as the Director of the Healthcare Quality Master’s and Doctoral programs.

Dr. Sheingold was selected as a 2023 Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Oxford, England to develop interdisciplinary curriculum to study contemporary antisemitism.



Davis, S., Sheingold, B., Zeiger, R. (2016). Developing researcher, educator, provider and community social capital to teach caregiver care to advanced practice nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6 (11) 46-52.

Ekmekci, O., Sheingold, B.H., Plack, M., LeLacheur, S., Halvaksz, J., Lewis, K., Schlumpf, K., Greenberg, L. (2015). Assessing performance and learning and in interprofessional health care teams. Journal of Allied Health, 44(4) 236-243.
*Note: Recognized Resource Tool - United States National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Resource Center (2016) center/assessing-performance-and-learning-interprofessional-health-care-teams

Hofmeyer, A., Sheingold, B.H., Taylor, R. (2015). Do you understand what I mean? How cognitive interviewing can strengthen valid, reliable study instruments and dissemination products. International Journal of Education Research, 11(4).

Hofmeyer, A., Sheingold, B.H., Klopper, H., Warland, J., (2015). Leadership in learning and teaching in higher education: Perspectives of academics in non-formal leadership roles. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 8(3) 181-192.

Sheingold, B.H., Chapa, D., Ekmekci, O., Emard, E. (2015). Patient centered medical home: creating a blueprint for quality healthcare through illustrative simulation. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 8(1) 55-62.

Posey, L., Davis, S., Briggs, L., Sheingold, B.H. (2014). Communities of inquiry in online nurse practitioner education. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(10) e77-e86.

Sheingold, B.H., Hahn, J. A., (2014). The evolution of healthcare quality: The journey from 1860 - 1960. International Journal of Africa Nursing Science. Inaugural Issue (1) 18-22.

Hahn, J.A. & Sheingold, B.H. (2014). Medicaid Expansion: A policy update. Virginia Nurses Today, 22(2), 5-7.

Sheingold, B.H., Warson, E., Lunsford, B., & Pintz, C. (2014). Using art therapy techniques for team building in distance education doctor of nursing practice student cohorts, Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare, 1(1) Article 4. Inaugural issue.

Hahn, J.A., Sheingold, B.H., Ott, K.M. (2014). The ACA state insurance marketplaces: A toolkit for case managers. Professional Case Management, 19(1) 39-45.

Sheingold, B.H., & Harrod, T. (2013). Mind the gap: Fostering scholarship-into-practice for advanced practice nursing students through embedded librarianship. International Journal of Education, 5(4) 119-130.

Hahn, J.A., & Sheingold, B.H. (2013). Medicaid expansion under ACA: Implications for consumers, states and the health care community. Nursing Economics, 31(6) 267-272.

Hahn, J., Sheingold, B.H. & Ott, K. (2013). State health insurance marketplaces: A policy update. Virginia Nurses Today, 21(3) 12-13.

Sheingold, B.H., & Sheingold, S. (2013) Using a social capital framework to enhance measurement of the nursing work environment. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(5) 79- 801.

Hahn, J.A., Sheingold, B.H. & Ott, K.M., (2013) Demystifying State Health Insurance Marketplaces. Nursing Economics, 31(3) 119-143.

Sheingold, B.H., Hahn, J., Hofmeyer, A. (2013) Hiding in plain sight: Building community social capital in distance education graduate programs. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 6(2) 1-7.

Sheingold, B.H., Hofmeyer, A., Woolcock, M. (2012) Measuring the nursingwork environment: Can a social capital framework add value? World Medical & Health Policy, 4(1), 1-17.

Ekmekci, O., Sheingold, B.H., (2012). Would you care to dance? Choosing healthcare quality alliance partners for higher education. (Case No. AHI 0110) The Academy for Healthcare Quality Improvement.

Kurtzman, E.T., O’Leary, D., Sheingold, B.H., Devers, K., Johnson, J., Dawson, E.M. (2011). Performance-based payment incentives increase burden and blame for hospitals nurses. Health Affairs, 2(30), 211-218.

Sheingold, S.H., Sheingold, B.H. (2010) Medical technology and the health care system: Is this the road to abilene? World Medical & Health Policy, 2(2)85-109.

Book Chapters

Sheingold, B.H. (2020). Chapter 13: Innovation for the Delivery System of the Future: Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations and Bundled Payment Initiatives. In Nickitas, D., Middaugh, D., & Aries, N. (Eds.). Policy and Politics: For Nurses and Other Health Professionals (3rd ed.). Sudbury: MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Sheingold, B.H. & Hahn, J.A. (2015). Chapter 10: Innovation for the Delivery System of the Future: Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations. In Nickitas, D., Middaugh, D., & Aries, N. (Eds.). Policy and Politics: For Nurses and Other Health Professionals (2nd ed.). Sudbury: MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Hahn, J.A. & Sheingold, B.H. (2015). Chapter 14: Private Health Insurance Market. In Nickitas, D., Middaugh, D., & Aries, N. (Eds.). Policy and Politics: For Nurses and Other Health Professionals (2nd ed.). Sudbury: MA: Jones and Bartlett.


"Designing an Evidenced-based Tool to Assess Bruising as a Forensic Biomarker of Abuse in Long-term Care Settings," Maryland State Office of Healthcare Quality, approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, November 2015 – June 2017. Role: Co-Investigator. $43,000.

"Healthcare Initiative," Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Washington, DC. Alexander (Principal Investigator), October 2011 – January 2016. Role: Consultant. $374,600.

"Assessing Performance and Learning in Interprofessional Health Care Teams," George Washington University, Office of Medical Education. Ekmekci (Principal Investigator), January 2014 – December 2014. Role: Co-investigator. $10,900.

"Nursing Engagement in Performance Measurement and Public Reporting," The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Kurtzman (Principal Investigator), June 2007 – September 2009. Role: Quality Advisor (8/2008-9/2009). $324,203.

"Planning a National Nurse Quality and Safety Alliance," The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Kurtzman (Principal Investigator), September 2008 – December 2009. Role: Project Director. $250,000.

"Development of a QIO Evaluation Methodology," Assisted Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). Sutton (Principal Investigator), July 2005 – May 2007. Role: ASPE Intern (8/2006 - 12/2006). $400,000.

"IHI Impact Study: Fistula First," Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Member Organization: Kaiser Permanente, Inc., Mid-Atlantic Region (Awardee). August 2005 – July 2006. Role: Project Manager.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, 2016, George Washington University Cross-disciplinary Cooperative
  • Research Award, 2014, Sigma Theta Tau – Phi Epsilon Chapter
  • Research Award, 2014, Sigma Theta Tau – Phi Epsilon Chapter
  • Quality Matters® Certification for NURS: 8405 (George Washington University), 2012, Quality Matters
  • Fellow, Category: Distinguished Scholar, 2012, National Academies of Practice
  • Excellence in Research Award, 2009, eorge Washington University Nursing Honor Society
  • Achieving Service Excellence Award, 2003, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Region (Rockville, MD)
  • Nurse of the Year, Category: Leadership, 1997, Nursing Spectrum



  • PhD, Nursing - Public Policy, George Mason University
  • MS, Organizational Development, Johns Hopkins University
  • Graduate Certificate, Change Management, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Nursing, George Mason University