Mattia Gilmartin


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Mattia Gilmartin

Executive Director, NICHE

1 212 992 9753

250 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10017
United States

Mattia Gilmartin's additional information

Mattia (Tia) Gilmartin is the executive director of NICHE and a senior research scientist at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She also serves as the director of the Center for Continuing Nursing Education, where she oversees the College’s portfolio of continuing education programs for practicing nurses. She is a leader dedicated to improving healthcare services. She brings 20 years of firsthand experience with organizational and management forces that drive performance improvement. Her background as a clinician, researcher, and teacher makes her particularly skilled in analyzing complex problems and translating theory into practice. She favors entrepreneurial approaches and thrives in complex environments that require creative and flexible solutions. 

Gilmartin emerged as a thought leader in the areas of organizational change and health system effectiveness. She has a broad background that spans both nursing and management, with expertise in the areas of strategic management, economics, quality improvement, chronic disease management, and organizational design and change. She has published widely for both academic and practitioner audiences. Her ability to bridge the worlds of research and practice has enabled her to design and teach leadership and organizational development programs for nursing and general management audiences.

Prior to joining NYU Meyers in 2011, Gilmartin managed an interdisciplinary research group at INSEAD, a leading international business school in France. She also implemented a three-semester specialty track for the master’s degree program in clinical nurse leadership at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

Among her many honors, Gilmartin received the Raven Award in 2000 for her outstanding achievement and service to the University of Virginia. She is the chair-elect for the Academy of Management, Health Care Management Division, and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the National Academies of Practice.

Gilmartin holds a PhD degree from the University of Virginia, a Master's of Business in administration from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Cambridge Judge Business School in organizational improvement and comparative health systems.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Cambridge Judge Business School
PhD - University of Virginia
MS, Nursing & MBA - University of San Francisco
BS - University of San Francisco

Nursing workforce

Academy of Management
American Nurses' Association
Clinical Nurse Leaders Association
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

Faculty Honors Awards

Raven Award, University of Virginia (2000)
Fellow and Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine


Take the next step in your leadership journey: A guide to geriatric nursing career awards and professional development opportunities

Gilmartin, M. J., & Pettis, J. L. (2022). Geriatric Nursing, 43, 314-317. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.11.024

NICHE members choosing wisely® to ensure high-value care

Rand, K., Pettis, J., & Gilmartin, M. J. (2021). Geriatric Nursing, 42(1), 253-255. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.12.004

Nurses as caregivers, leaders, and champions for equity: A recap of the 2021 NICHE virtual conference

Pettis, J. L., & Gilmartin, M. J. (2021). Geriatric Nursing, 42(4), 959-960. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.06.013

The role of geriatric nurse champions to advance surgical excellence for older adults

Ranieri, G., Gilmartin, M. J., & Pettis, J. L. (2021). Geriatric Nursing, 42(5), 1204-1209. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.08.003

Thinking like a geriatric nurse: Integrating the 4Ms and the SPICES model to support age-friendly nursing care for older adults

Gilmartin, M. J. (2020). Geriatric Nursing, 41(5), 662-664. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.08.014

Factors Predicting Adoption of the Nurses Improving Care of Healthsystem Elders Program

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Improving disaster preparedness, response and recovery for older adults

Gilmartin, M. J., Spurlock, W. R., Foster, N., & Sinha, S. K. (2019). Geriatric Nursing, 40(4), 445-447. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.07.006

Motivating people

D’Aunno, T., & Gilmartin, M. (2019). In L. Burns, E. Bradley, & B. Weiner (Eds.), Shortell & Kaluzny’s health care management (7th ed.). Cengage.

Process innovation in health care

Gilmartin, M. J., & Melzer, D. (2019). In Quality in Health Care: A new model for the new knowledge economy (pp. 17-26). Taylor and Francis. 10.4324/9781315192611-2
Health systems around the world are faced with the challenge of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of service delivery. Pasmore defines organisational technology as consisting of the tools, techniques, devices, artefacts, methods, configurations, procedures and knowledge used to acquire inputs, transform inputs to outputs and provide services to clients. Socio-technical theory provides a framework to examine the adaptation of new technology into the organisational routines for the delivery of clinical care. A recent review conducted by the NHS Research and Development Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTAP) highlights the flaws in the existing research and development model of clinical care technologies. The principle of emergent competition provides the foundation for a new model of process innovation for clinical care technology. The durable technology sector in health care, through a combination of intellectual property rights and regulatory requirements for proof of effectiveness has produced an extraordinary flow of new effective technologies.

Health technology assessment

Gilmartin, M. J., Melzer, D., & Donaghy, P. H. (2017). In Health Care Policy, Performance and Finance: More questions than answers for clinical practice? (pp. 3-17). Taylor and Francis Inc.