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About Mary Ann Friesen PhD, RN, CPHQ

Mary Ann Friesen, PhD, RN, CPHQ is currently the Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Coordinator for the Inova Health System, a multi- hospital system in the Washington DC metro area. In this role, she chairs the System Nursing Research and EBP Council.  Mary Ann serves on the Institutional Review Board; mentors nursing researchers at each hospital; coordinates research efforts and the EBP Fellow program across the system; promotes nursing scholarship; and precepts graduate students.


Present Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Coordinator, Inova Health System

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award George Mason University College of Health and Human
  • 2012 Best Practice Award – Patient-Centered Approach to Handoffs- ISHAPED
  • 2012 Caring for the Community Award Epsilon Zeta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International
  • 2005 Ann Lewis Educational Assistance Award, Virginia Nurses Association


2008 PhD, George Mason University ‐ Nursing
1992 MSN, University of Texas at El Paso ‐ Nursing
1979 BA, Cameron University
1974 AAS, Nursing, Pace University

Contact Information

Professional Practice
Inova System Office
8110 Gatehouse Road, Suite 600 West
Falls Church ,VA 22042T 703-205-2135 |F 703-205-2380 |


Research Works (6)

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