Meg Zomorodi, PhD, CNL, RN

Associate Professor; HCS Lead Faculty, MSN Division; and Health Care Systems APA Coordinator
Adult Health, Health Care Systems


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 526

Meg Zomorodi PhD, CNL, RN is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and a Josiah Macy Jr. Faculty Scholar. She earned her BSN and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Zomorodi’s serves as the Coordinator for the Health Care Systems Advanced Practice Area and is currently the Chair of the Executive Committee for the Master’s Program. She is the coordinator for the Clinical Nurse Leader Program and teaches across the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is the course coordinator for the undergraduate comprehensive adult med-surgical II course. She recently completed a two-year program with Sigma Theta Tau International as a Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar. Her research include intensive care nursing, end-of-life care, leadership skills, and has a passion for teaching across professions. Dr. Zomorodi is active on the community level and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Alpha Chapter and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

2014-2016: Macy Faculty Scholar:

2015: Fellow i3@UNC Office of Learning Technology Fellows Program

2011-2013: Sigma Theta Tau National Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar

2011: Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award, UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association

2009: Faculty Excellence Award Winner, UNC School of Nursing

2009: Research Podium Award, National Teaching Institute, New Orleans, LA

2008: Future Faculty Fellowship Award Recipient

2008: Tanner Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants

Book Chapters

Zomorodi, M. (2014). Nursing management: Acute intracranial problems. In S.
Lewis, M.M. Heitkemper, S.R. Dirksen, P.G. O’Brien, & L. Bucher (Eds.). Medical Surgical Nursing Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (9th ed., Ch 57). (peer reviewed)

Zomorodi, M. (2014). Nursing management: Stroke. In S.Lewis, M.M.
Heitkemper, S.R. Dirksen, P.G. O’Brien, & L. Bucher (Eds.). Medical Surgical Nursing Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (9th ed., Ch 58). (peer reviewed)

Articles in Refereed Journals (Published or in press)

Dow, A. W., Reising, D., Peyre, S., Zomorodi, M., Hanyok, L. A., van Schaik, S., Karpa, K., Colson, E., Hasnain, M., Day, L., Beard, K., Willgerodt., Julion, W., Mdigosky, W., Thibault, G. (in press, published online September, 12, 2015). Is it time for an interprofessional professional society? Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. doi:

Sherwood, G. & Zomorodi, M. (2014). A New Mindset for Quality and Safety:
The QSEN Competencies Redefine Nurses’ Roles in Practice. Journal of Nephrology Nursing. 41(1), 15-23.

Olson DM, Zomorodi MG, James ML, Cox CE, Moretti EW, Riemen KE, Graffagnino C. (2014). Exploring the Impact of Augmenting Sedation Assessment with Physiologic Monitors. Australian Critical Care. 27(3), 145-50.

Olson, D., Zomorodi, M., Amato, A., Graffagnino, C., Zomorodi, A., & Britz. G. (2013). Continuous cerebral spinal fluid drainage is associated with complications for patients admitted with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Neurosurgery, 119(4), p.974-980, doi: 10.3171/2013.6.JNS122403.

Zomorodi, M., Topley, D., & McAnaw, M. (2012). Developing a mobility protocol for
early mobilization of patients in a Surgical/Trauma ICU. Critical Care Research & Practice. doi:10.1155/2012/964547

Amato, A., Britz, G., James, M., Graffagnino, C., Zomorodi, A., Zomorodi, M.,
& Olson, D. (2011). An observational pilot study of CSF diversion in subarachnoid haemorrhage. Nursing in Critical Care, 16(5), 252-260.

Kim, J., Amato, A., Britz, G., Graffagnino, C., James, M., Zomorodi, A., Zomorodi, M.,
& Olson, D. (2011). Continuous and intermittent CSF diversion after subarachnoid hemorrhage: A pilot study” Neurocritical Care, 14(1), 68-72.

Zomorodi, M., & Bowen, G. (2010). Value-behavior congruency when providing
End-of-life Care in the Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing 29(5), 295-304.

Zomorodi, M., & Lynn, M. R. (2010). Instrument development measuring critical care
nurses attitudes and behaviors with end-of-life care. Nursing Research, 59, 234-240

Zomorodi, M., & Lynn, M. R. (2010). Critical Care Nurses’ Values and behaviors with
End-of-Life Care: Perceptions and challenges. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 12(2), 89-96.

Zomorodi, M., & Foley, B. J. (2009). Clarifying the ‘Thin Line:’ Advocacy versus
paternalism in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(8), 1746-1752.