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Prof. Cheryl Bushnell Wake Forest Baptist Health, USA

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Biography

Dr. Bushnell completed her neurology residency training, stroke research fellowship, and graduate degree in clinical research at Duke University. After 6 years on faculty in the Duke Division of Neurology, she joined the Neurology faculty at Wake Forest Baptist October 2007. She was Associate Director of the Women’s Health Center... read moreof Excellence from 2008-2010, and then transitioned to Director of the WFB Stroke Center in 2010. Her clinical practice is focused on inpatient and outpatient stroke treatment across the continuum. Her research spans women’s issues related to stroke, including sex differences, preeclampsia, and a registry to study maternal and newborn stroke. Her current focus is on post-discharge care for stroke patients and she led the development of a new model of care using a nurse practitioner/nurse care team, which was shown to decrease 30-day readmissions. She is co-PI of COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Service (COMPASS) Study, a pragmatic clinical trial funded by Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which compares an enhanced version of the WFBMC post-acute stroke model of care vs usual care in 41 hospitals across North Carolina. She was appointed to Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neurology as of July 2018.