Nursing Director & Environmental Research & Design Specialist
Ella applies her nursing and health systems expertise to the Center’s research and consulting projects while expanding our healthcare environments research and design portfolio. Her research expertise is in the application of both design and technological solutions to enhance patient and staff safety, optimal healing, and efficient system performance. Ella serves on the National Facility Guideline’s Healthcare Guidelines Review Committee and speaks nationally and internationally on the influence of care environments on health system outcomes. She received her master’s in nursing/ healthcare quality & safety from George Washington University and her bachelor’s in nursing from Georgetown University. She also holds a clinical research certificate from the National Institute of Nursing Research. In addition to working at the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Ella is an avid ornithologist who travels broadly in search of elusive species.
Ella Franklin provides nursing domain expertise to the Human Factors Center’s research and consulting projects while expanding our nursing research portfolio. Ella’s research expertise is in the application of design and technology solutions to enhance patient and staff safety, reduce healthcare-associated infections and improve health system efficiency. She has extensive nursing experience in diverse settings, holds a clinical research certificate from the National Institute of Nursing Research, and is completing her masters of science in nursing in healthcare quality and safety at The George Washington University.