Jessica Keim Malpass

Professor Jessica Keim Malpass—an associate professor, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and translational nurse scientist—will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at a Washington, D.C. ceremony in October 2022.

"Her research and work with big data are creating new directions in nursing science.”

Dean Pam Cipriano, ICN president

Keim-Malpass's honor brings the School of Nursing's national academy fellowships count to 52, and its number of AAN Fellows among both active and faculty emeriti to 35.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Keim-Malpass as an AAN Fellow,” said Dean Pam Cipriano, president of the International Council of Nurses and a fellow FAAN. "She has pioneered family-centered and clinician-engaged predictive model development and implementation to help clinicians identify events of clinical deterioration by integrating her deep knowledge of bedside critical care. As a translational nurse scientist, she has also helped advanced health policy for children with serious and life limiting illnesses. Her research and work with big data are creating new directions in nursing science.”

Keim-Malpass—who has earned funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among other organizations—studies the use and deployment of predictive analytics in acutely ill and vulnerable patient populations, healthcare economics, and health policy. A pediatric nurse practitioner and a professor of pediatrics in UVA's School of Medicine, she is currently at work with UVA Health cardiologist Randall Moorman to study the use and impact of CoMET, which uses continuous monitoring to assess COVID patients' trajectories and create an image of risk and future decompensation.

The AAN fellowship is the latest honor for Keim-Malpass, who is also a National Academy of Medicine Scholar in Diagnostic Excellence, a Betty Irene Moore Fellow, and a Costs of Care Fellow alumna.

Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader's career and an acknowledgement of their contributions to and impact on advancing the public's health. Keim-Malpass was one of 250 individuals chosen for induction this year, and joins nearly 3,000 FAANs from nearly 40 countries around the world. The 2022 cohort represents 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 17 countries, according to the Academy.