Audrey Lyndon, RN, PhD, FAAN

Adjunct Professor
Campus Phone
Address Postal

2 Koret Way, Rm 411F
UCSF Box 0606
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

My research program focuses on building knowledge to improve patient safety and quality in inpatient maternity and neonatal care. My research team investigates three inter-related topic areas: front-line provider perspectives on safety including likelihood of speaking up about concerns; parent perspectives on safety; and barriers and facilitators to implementation of evidence-based quality interventions. Current focus areas include:
- Communication and teamwork among care providers during labor and birth
- Serious childbirth complications (severe maternal morbidity)
- Parent perspectives on safety
- Relationship of nurse staffing and missed nursing care during labor and birth to patient outcomes

I am also a volunteer leader for the California section of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing, and serve on the Executive Committee of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative. My clinical interests include women's health, perinatal nursing, patient safety, teamwork, interdisciplinary communication, high risk obstetrics, fetal monitoring, perinatal loss, breastfeeding, and family-centered maternity care. I teach graduate level courses in research methods and philosophy of nursing science at the UCSF School of Nursing.
James P. and Marjorie A. Livingston Chair in Nursing Excellence, University of California, San Francisco, 2018
Distinguished Professional Service, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing, 2013
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2012
Award of Excellence in Research, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing, 2011
M.S., 1994 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Delivery, Obstetric
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Obstetric Nursing
Physician-Nurse Relations
Patient Safety
Patient Safety
Nursing Science
Team Science
Audit And Feedback
Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration
Implementation Science
Maternal Morbidity
Childbearing Families
Mentoring Junior Faculty Or Trainees
Practice Guidelines