Milisa Manojlovich, PhD, RN, CCRN is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan. Dr. Manojlovich’s scholarly emphasis is on improving patient safety and quality care through research, teaching, and clinical partnerships. Dr. Manojlovich received an associate degree in nursing from Indiana University Northwest in Gary Indiana, a master’s degree in critical care nursing from Rush University in Chicago, and a PhD in nursing from the University of Michigan. She teaches nursing students across all levels, and also teaches in the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, where she teaches communication to physicians and nurses together. Dr. Manojlovich’s program of research seeks to advance patient safety by improving communication between physicians and nurses in hospital and ambulatory care settings. She is currently the principal investigator on a grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ; R01HS022305], describing how communication technologies facilitate or hinder communication between nurses and physicians with the ultimate goal of identifying optimal ways to support effective communication. In a recently completed R03 also from AHRQ [R03HS024760] she successfully tested the feasibility, acceptability, and usability of video reflexive ethnography to capture communication between physicians and nurses. As co-investigator on several other projects she brings the nursing perspective to research that describes how the hospital environment affects nursing practice and patient safety. Dr. Manojlovich is partnering with healthcare systems in Michigan to uncover clinical practices that they do well and jointly devise strategies to solve problems in clinical practices that threaten patients’ safety.
Improving inter-disciplinary communication in healthcare,