Dr. Christine Mueller

University of Minnesota

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University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Christine Mueller

University of Minnesota


I have been working in the field of aging since I was 16. I began my professional nursing career with a focus in geriatric nursing in 1974 as a clinician, researcher, educator, consultant, and administrator. My research focus has always been in the context of nursing homes with a focus on quality and the nurse related factors that impact the quality of care and life of individuals residing in nursing homes (e.g. staffing, leadership, care delivery models). For the last 20+ years I have been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. I continue an active program of research in this area while serving as the associate dean of academic programs.


University of Maryland at Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
PhD, 1995
1990 To 1995
Dissertation: Case-Mix Classification System to Predict Nurse Staffing Requirements in Nursing Homes

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
MS, 1984
1981 To 1984

St. Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
BSN, 1977
1975 To 1977

Job History

University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
Professor and Senior Executive Associate Dean of Academic Programs
March 1994 - present

Areas Of Expertise

  • Education: Nurses
  • Long-Term Care
  • Long-Term Care: Care Issues for Elders with Dementia
  • Long-Term Care: Case Management
  • Long-Term Care: Cost/Financing
  • Long-Term Care: Placement/Transfer/Discharge
  • Long-Term Care: Policies/Policy Analysis
  • Long-Term Care: Quality of Care/Evaluation of Services
  • Long-Term Care: Service Delivery/Utilization
  • Long-Term Care: Staff Roles/Turnover/Staffing Patterns
  • Nursing

Change Industry

  • University

Industry or Setting

  • University

Domains of Practice Change

  • Connecting Education
  • Delivering System Redesign
  • Model Program Development
  • Practice, Care, and Services
  • Public Policy
  • Quality Measurement


  • Nursing