Dr. Amber Paulus is a registered nurse and health services researcher whose research endeavors focus on evaluating the quality of healthcare delivery, healthcare outcomes, and quality improvement initiatives among individuals with kidney disease and providers of transplant and dialysis services. She serves as the director of data science for Quality Insights overseeing the strategic and statistical management of federal and state-funded contracts. Through her role at Quality Insights, she also leads research projects focused on evaluating the 5-Diamond Patient Safety program concerning several components of patient safety among dialysis providers including emergency management, identifying barriers to home dialysis and kidney transplantation utilization, and the screening and management of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Dr. Paulus speaks and publishes on topics related to kidney disease. She was the chapter editor and author of Part 4 of the Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing 7th edition covering topics relevant to infection prevention in nephrology nursing and the 4th edition of Contemporary Nephrology Nursing on the topic of research priorities for nephrology nursing. Dr. Paulus serves as the treasurer of the Old Dominion chapter of the American Nephrology Nursing Association (ANNA), chair of the ANNA Research committee, and is a member of the ANNA leadership committee.