Angela Marie Gerolamo, PhD, APRN, BC

Associate Professor

Angela Marie Gerolamo


130 South 9th Street,
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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Angela Marie Gerolamo, PhD, APRN, BC

Associate Professor

Research & Clinical Interests

Clinician consultant to Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton NJ—current projects include the Evaluation of the New Jersey Nursing Initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Development and Testing of Behavioral Health Quality Measures, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; and Partnership for Patients, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Research interests include assessing interventions to improve the quality of care for individuals with mental health problems and complex chronic conditions; mental health policy; nursing workforce.


PhD, University of Pennsylvania (2006) 
MSN, Temple University (2002) 
BSN, Bloomsburg University (1997)


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Use of Group Concept Mapping to Identify Patient Domains of Uncertainty That Contribute to Emergency Department Use

Patient-Identified Needs Related to Seeking a Diagnosis in the Emergency Department

Patient Uncertainty as a Predictor of 30-day Return Emergency Department Visits: An Observational Study

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in the Medical Intensive Care Unit: a Survey of Caregivers’ Perspectives

Development and preliminary validation of a scale to measure patient uncertainty: The “Uncertainty Scale”

Long-term outcomes of the New Jersey nurse faculty preparation program scholars

Implementation of a Reverse Colocation Model: Lessons from Two Community Behavioral Health Agencies in Rural Pennsylvania

Who will educate our nurses? A strategy to address the nurse faculty shortage in New Jersey

Medicare Coordinated Care

Workload and the nurse faculty shortage: Implications for policy and research

An Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship Between Psychiatric Nurses' Perceptions of Workload and Unit Activity

Measuring Adverse Outcomes in Inpatient Psychiatry: The Reliability of Nurse Recall

The Conceptualization of Physical Restraint as a Nursing-Sensitive Adverse Outcome in Acute Care Psychiatric Treatment Settings

Core data elements tracking elder sexual abuse

Profiling the hospital-based psychiatric registered nurse workforce

State of the science: Women and the nonpharmacological treatment of substance abuse

State of the science: Outcomes of acute inpatient psychiatric care



American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2002

Professional Organizations


American Psychiatric Nurse’s Association
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau
National League for Nursing

Awards & Honors


Ann Burgess Endowment Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Nurse in Washington Internship Program, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2005

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Temple University, 2002

Podium Presentations


Gerolamo, Angela M., Jung Y. Kim, and Jonathan D. Brown. “Lessons from Three Models of Integrated Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries.” Presentation at the Center for Studying Disability Policy Research Forum, Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC, June 2013.

Kim, Jung Y., Tricia Collins Higgins, Dominick Esposito, Mark Flick, Angela M. Gerolamo, and Allison Hamblin. “Behavioral-Physical Health Integration Pilots Show Promise for Reducing Emergency Department Use and Psychiatric Hospitalizations.” Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL, June 2012.

Gerolamo, Angela M., Grace Roemer, and Amy Krilla. “Evaluation of the New Jersey Nursing Initiative.” Presentation at the New Jersey Nursing Initiative Annual Conference, Princeton, NJ, October 2010.

Gerolamo, Angela M., and Grace F. Roemer. “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Quality Review Project.” Presentation at the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program: Continuing the Transformation Conference, Dallas, May 2009.

Washington Internship Program.” Presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Conference, Nashville, TN, November 2005.



Emergency Medicine Foundation / Emergency Nurses Association,   PI: Rising/Gerolamo, 7/2016-8/2017

The objective of this study was to develop and test a scale to measure patient uncertainty during episodes of acute illness. Findings from this study will inform subsequent work designed to develop and test interventions to decrease uncertainty during acute care episodes.