Christopher R. Friese, RN, PhD
- Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing
- Professor, Nursing
- Professor, Health Management and Policy
Dr. Christopher R. Friese is a national authority in measuring and improving the quality
of cancer care delivery. Over his career, he has led pivotal studies to develop and
test strategies to improve outcomes of high-risk care. His research findings were
among the first to establish a significant relationship between favorable nurse practice
environments and lower surgical mortality. With over 100 peer-reviewed publications,
Dr. Friese's research findings have informed clinical practice guidelines, and state
and federal health policy.
Dr. Friese spent 2016-2017 as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in the United States Senate. A clinical expert in hematological malignancies and advanced cancers, Dr. Friese continues to practice as a staff nurse at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. In 2021, the President appointed Dr. Friese to a six-year term on the National Cancer Advisory Board, which sets national cancer research policy.
- Post-Doc, Harvard School of Public Health, 2008
- PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
- BSN, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
Quality of cancer care, health services research, nursing workforce, and health policy.
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Support Grant, 2018-2023, National Cancer Institute, Co-I.
Interdisciplinary Research Training Center in Cancer Care Delivery, 2020-2025, National Cancer Institute, PI.
COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium, 2020-Present, Site Principal Investigator.
Areas of Expertise: Cancer, Health Care, Health Policy