Dr. Kathleen R. Stevens is professor of nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is also founding director of the Academic
Center for Evidence-based Practice (ACE), where she leads an effort to advance evidence-based quality improvement through research, education, and practice.
She is an investigator with the Veterans Evidence-based Research, Dissemination, and Implementation Center for VHA with an emphasis on systematic reviews
and organizational change for evidence-based quality improvement.
Dr. Stevens' research includes comparison of evidence-based and traditional interventions in reducing health risk behavior. She serves as an advisor to
hospitals seeking Magnet Recognition status and education programs in adopting EBP curricula. She served as an expert on the Institute of Medicine's report,
Preventing Medication Errors. Dr. Stevens initiated the Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice, a national interdisciplinary conference with
multiple years of funding from AHRQ. At the national level, Dr. Stevens is an elected officer on the board of governors of the National League for Nursing,
a leading nursing education organization that sets standards for faculty and nursing education programs.
Dr. Stevens received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, her Masters of Science in Maternal Child
Health from Texas Woman's University, and her Doctorate in Health Science Research and Education from the Baylor College of Medicine/University of Houston program.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.