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Kristine Qureshi, DNSc, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean, Research & Global Health


School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 444
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-2638, Fax: 808-956-3257
Email: kqureshi@hawaii.edu


Dr. Kristine Qureshi is an associate professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene where she specializes in community health and community based emergency preparedness research and service.

Before joining academia, Dr. Qureshi, a certified emergency nurse, served as the director of nursing for emergency and critical care services in several hospitals over the course of 25 years in the hospital sector. During 2004 Dr. Qureshi was inducted as a Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine.

In Hawaii Dr. Qureshi is collaborating with a variety of agencies, including the Department of Health, Hawaii Hospital Association and the American Red Cross, on a variety of community emergency preparedness initiatives. Dr. Qureshi has published numerous articles; has been a contributor to several books on disaster management; and is a frequent presenter at national and international professional emergency management conferences.


DNSc, Columbia University
MS, Adelphi University
BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Clinical Practice: 

Emergency Nursing, Disaster Preparedness, Community Health

Teaching Focus or Educational Interest: 

Community Health Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing during Public Health Disasters, Community Health Nursing Lab, Advanced Practice Community Public Health Nursing Practicum, Epidemiology in Public Health Nursing, Directed Study or Research, Advanced Nursing Roles, Introduction to Nursing Research, and Nursing Research Practicum

Research Focus: 

Disaster Management

Recent Publications: 

Nigg, C. R., Qureshi, K., Inouye, J., Sy, A., Sullivan, K., & Boland, M. G. (2012). Evaluation of an emerging research center: Lessons learned. International Journal of Research in Nursing, 3(1), 1-7. doi: 10.3844/ijrnsp.2012.1.7

Qureshi, K, Gershon, R, Conde. (2008). Factors that influence Medical Reserve Corps volunteer recruitment in Hawaii. Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, 23:3(27-33s).

Chandler, T, Qureshi, K, Gebbie, K, Morse, S. (2008). Teaching emergency preparedness to public health workers; use of blended learning in web-based training. Public Health Reports, 123(5):676-680.

Smith, E. Morgans, A., Qureshi, K., Archer, F.and Burkle Jr., F. (2008). Paramedics perceptions of risk and willingness to work during disasters. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 23(2):13-19.

Kuntz, s., Frable, P., Qureshi, K. and Strong, L. (2008). Association of Community Health Nursing Educators: Disaster preparedness white paper for community / public health nursing educators. Public Health Nursing, 25(4):362-69.

Gershon, R, Pogorzelsk, M, Qureshi, K., and Sherman, M. (2008). Home healthcare nurses and the risk of percutaneous injuries: A pilot study. American Journal of Infection Control, 36(3):165-172.

Qureshi, K., Gebbie, K. (2007). Disaster Management, in: Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Qureshi, K and Veenema, Tener-Goodwin (2007). Disaster Triage. In Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Gershon, R., Qureshi, K., Stone, P., Pogorzelska, M. Silver, A., Damsky, M., Burdette, C. Gebbie, K. and Raveis, V. (2007). Home health care challenges and Avian Influenza. Home Health Care Management and Practice. 20(1)58-69.

Qureshi, K., Gershon, RM, Smailes, E., Raveis, V., Murphy, b., Matzner, F., Fleischman, A. (2007) A roadmap for the protection of disaster research participants: findings from the World Trade Center Evacuation Study. Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 22(6):486-493.

Gershon RRM, Qureshi K, Pogorzelska M, Rosen J, Gebbie K, Brandt-Rauf P, Sherman M: (2007) Non-Hospital Based Registered Nurses and the Risk of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure, Industrial Health, 45: 695-704

Gershon, RM, Qureshi, K, Rubin, MS, Raveis, VH. (2007). Factors associated with high-rise evacuation: qualitative results from the World Trade Center evacuation study. Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, 22(3):165-73.

Levin, P., Gebbie, E., and Qureshi, K. (2007). Can the health-care system meet the challenge of pandemic flu? Planning, ethical and workforce considerations. Public Health Reports. 122:573-578.

Gebbie, K, Qureshi, K. (2006). A historical challenge: nurses and emergencies. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 11(3).

Qureshi, K, Gershon,R., Gebbie, E., Straub, T, and Morse, S. (2005). Healthcare workers ability and willingness to report to duty during a catastrophic disaster. Journal of Urban Health. 82(3):378-88.

Gershon, R., Qureshi, K., Barrera, M, Erwin, M. and Goldsmith, R. (2005) Health and safety hazards associated with subways: a review. Journal of Urban Health. 82(1):10-20.

Qureshi, K., Gershon, R. and Yamada, S. (2013) Factors related to essential workers’ willingness to work and comply with personal infection control protocol during an influenza pandemic in Hawaii. Journal of Emergency and Disaster Medicine, 2(1):4-11.
Gerson, R, Magda, L, Qureshi, K, Riley, H, Scanlon, R, Torroella-Carney, M, Carney, M, Richards, R, Sherman, M. (2010)  Factors associated with the ability and willingness of essential workers to report to duty during a pandemic. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52(10):995-1003.
Gershon, R, Rubin, MS, Qureshi, KQ, Canton, AN, Matzner, FJ. (2008). Participatory action research methodology in disaster research: results from the World Trade Center evacuation study. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2(3):142-9. 
Funded Grants: 
Department of Defense USAMRAA, W81XWH-10-2-0042
Simulation Learning PC Screen Based vs. High Fidelity
September 16, 2013 to September 15, 2015
Principal Investigator
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), D09HP22616
Advanced Education Public Health / Family Nurse Practitioner Capacity in the Pacific Region
July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014
Principal Investigator
Department of Defense USAMRAA, W81XWH-10-2-0061
Simulation Learning PC Screen Based vs. High Fidelity
July 26, 2010 to August 25, 2013
Principal Investigator
NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, R13HD063139
Community-Based Capacity Building:  Academic-Community Partnerships Using Participatory Action Research to Bridge Across the US Affiliated Pacific Islands
January 21, 2010 to December 31, 2013
Co-Principal Investigator
Kamehameha Schools
Kamehameha Advanced Public Health Nursing Program
January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2013
Principal Investigator
National Science Foundation (NSF), 0653240
Collaborative Research: Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions of Essential Personnel with Respect to Avian Influenza and SARS
July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010
World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office, WP/07/923431;923444
WHO: Regional Mapping Project
October 10, 2007 to June 30, 2009
Principal Investigator
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), D09HP07987
Enhancement of Community Health Nursing Workforce Supply in Hawaii and Asian Pacific Islands
July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010
Principal Investigator
Hawaii State Department of Health
Services to Support Medical Reserve Corps in each of the Four Counties in the State of Hawaii
July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2011
Principal Investigator

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