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Tina Gustin

Dr. Tina Gustin has over 35-years of advanced practice nursing experience. She received her undergraduate degree from the Medical College of Virginia, which is now Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her master’s degree as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Virginia, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Old Dominion University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University School of Nursing where she teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. She is also the director of the university’s Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education, and Research. The center serves as a telehealth learning hub and research center not only for the state but also the East Coast Region of the United States.
She is the clinical manager for the Pediatric Telehealth program at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk Virginia. Dr. Gustin has been responsible for the development of this new program and assuring clinical competence of the telehealth providers.
Dr. Gustin’s research has focused on interprofessional team-based care and how telehealth can be used as an instrument for connecting providers to providers and providers to patients. Dr. Gustin has an interest in the unique skill set necessary to conduct a successful telehealth encounter. She has developed one instrument designed to measure telehealth etiquette knowledge and another that measures team telehealth performance with a focus on communication and etiquette.
She is the PI and Co-PI for several Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA) grants totally over 6 million dollars. These grants have aimed at reaching the rural and underserved though telehealth and interprofessional collaboration. She most recently collaborated with the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center (VMASC) at ODU in securing a 1.5 million dollar grant along with Virginia Tech. This is from the Virginia Research Investment Fund designed to launch the Commonwealth Center of Innovation for Autonomous Systems. She is developing with the center a robot to enhance pediatric patient engagement while hospitalized. Dr. Gustin has extensively published and presented on both interprofessional team-based care and preparing providers for telehealth both nationally and internationally.
She served on the American Nurses Association task force for technology and was most recently elected to the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law (CTeL) Advisory Board, she is currently chairing the Telehealth Education Task for CTeL. She has been invited to several nursing and medical schools to assist in the development of a telehealth curriculum and to present her work.

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