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Dorraine Watts Dorraine Watts
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership

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Department: Clinical Research and Leadership


Before entering academia full-time Dr. Dorraine Watts spent over 20 years with the Inova Health System, in her final position she was the Executive Director of Research for the Health System, responsible for the oversight of all research including FDA Clinical Trials, grants, sponsored projects, and unfunded investigator initiated research, as well as all institutional IRB’s. Her clinical experience includes over 15 years as an Emergency Department and Critical Care nurse.


Additionally, Dr. Watts has written extensively with over 50 publications in her research area spanning nursing education, pre-hospital care, emergency services, critical care, trauma, and patient safety.


She has been involved in teaching in higher education since 1990, teaching for George Washington University, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, George Mason University and St. Petersburg College.


  • Clinical Management and Leadership
  • Clinical Research Administration
  • Core Curriculum in Health Sciences
  • Health Care Quality
  • Military Affiliated Programs

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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