Tania Strout, PhD, RN, MS
Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Health-related measurement, psychometrics, and scale development
- Interpersonal violence, sexual assault, youth bullying, and nurse bullying
- Workforce issues in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Nursing including experiences of discrimination, professional burnout, wellness, education, and workplace policy
- ED-initiated buprenorphine for opioid use disorder and nurses’ role in caring for patients with opioid use disorder
Dr. Tania Strout received her baccalaureate degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine, an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and her Ph.D. from Boston College. She completed her research fellowship at Boston College and is currently the Director of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center (MMC). She is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine and has served there as Chair of the University’s Academic Research Awards Committee and Committee on Oversight. She currently is a member of the Clinical Appointment and Promotion Committee. At MMC, she is a member of the Institutional Review Board; Scientific Review Committee; Provider Health & Resilience Committee; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; MMC Pride! Committee; MaineHealth Lambrew Research Retreat Planning Committee; the Institutional and Departmental Academic Promotions Peer Support Workgroups and she recently co-chaired the Maine Medical Center Academic Affairs Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council. She is a Master Educator in the Maine Medical Center Institute for Teaching Excellence – MITE.
Dr. Strout is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and currently is chairperson for the ENA Emergency Nursing Research Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and there is a member of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine, and the Research Directors Interest Group. Her primary research interests include health-related measurement, psychometrics, and scale development. Her work has included the study of measurement in emergency department triage systems, youth bullying, acute pain in adults and children, and in acute agitation. Access to care, hospital flow, palliative medicine in the ED setting, interpersonal violence and sexual assault, health professions education, clinician tolerance of uncertainty, clinician experiences of discrimination in academic Emergency Medicine, professional burnout, and initiation of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder in the ED and the role of nurses in caring for patients with OUD are other research areas.
A complete My NCBI Bibliography is available here
Kring RM, Mackenzie DC, Wilson CN . . . Strout TD, et al. Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Anterior Plane Block (SAPB) Improves Pain Control in Patients with Rib Fractures. J Ultrasound Med. 2022; Feb 2. doi: 10.1002/jum.15953. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35106815.
Han PKJ, Scharnetzki E, Anderson E, DiPalazzo J, Strout TD, et al. Epistemic Beliefs: Relationship to Future Expectancies and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021; 22:S0885-3924(21)00677-1, ePub ahead of print. PMID: 34952170.
Tripp D, Janis J, Jarrett B, Lucas FL, Strout TD, et al. How Well Does the Surprise Question Predict 1-Year Mortality for Patients Admitted with COPD? J Gen Intern Med. 2021; 36(9): 2656-2662. PMID: 33409886
Anderson EC, Hinton A, Lary CW, Strout TD, et al. The Influence of Uncertainty and Uncertainty Tolerance on Attitudes and Self-Efficacy About Genomic Tumor Testing. Psychol Health Med. 2021; 26(7): 805-817. PMID: 32426996.
Lu DW, Germann CA, Nelson SW . . . Strout TD. “Pulling the Parachute:” A Qualitative Study of Burnout’s Influence on Emergency Medicine Resident Career Choices. AEM Educ Train. 2020; 5(3): e10535. PMID: 3409988.
Lu DW, Germann CA, Nelson SW . . . Strout TD. “Necessary Compromises:” A Qualitative Exploration of the Influence of Burnout on Resident Education. AEM Educ Train. 2020; 5(2): e10500. PMID: 33842813.
Han PKJ, Strout TD, Gutheil C, et al. How Physicians Manage Medical Uncertainty: A Qualitative Study and Conceptual Taxonomy. Med Decis Making. 2021; 41(3): 275-291. PMID: 33588616.
Strout TD, Baumann MR, Wendell LT. Understanding ED Buprenorphine Initiation for Opioid Use Disorder: A Guide for Emergency Nurses. J Emerg Nurs. 2021; 47(1): 139-154. PMID: 33390217.
Lu DW, Lall MD, Mitzman J, . . . Strout TD. #MeToo in EM: A Multicenter Survey of Academic Emergency Medicine Faculty on Their Experiences with Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment. West J Emerg Med. 2020; 21(2): 252-260. PMID: 32191182.
Lu DW, Pierce A, Jauregui J, . . . Strout TD. Academic Emergency Medicine Faculty Experiences with Racial and Sexual Orientation Discrimination. West J Emerg Med. 2020; 21(5): 1160-1169. PMID: 32970570
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine
Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine
Equity & Inclusion Committee
Research Directors Interest Group
Emergency Nurses Association
Emergency Nurses Association Research Advisory Council, Chair
New England Research Directors
Sigma Theta Tau, International
Eastern Nursing Research Society
LGBTQIA+ Research Interest Group
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Public Health Association
Maine Public Health Association
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
Association of Transgender Health Nurses
Institutional Committee Service
Institutional Review Board, Member
Scientific Review Committee, Member
Academic Affairs DEI Council, Member
MITE Academy, Master Educator
MaineHealth Lambrew Retreat Planning Committee, Member
Provider Health & Resilience Committee, Member
Council of MMC Research Leaders, Member
Tufts University School of Medicine Committees
Committee on Oversight, Member