College of Nursing

Dr. Elizabeth (Libbie) Bragg

Faculty, College of Nursing

Elizabeth (Libbie) Bragg, PhD, RN is a master’s prepared RN with a PhD in Political Science focused on health policy.  From 2000 to 2010, she was co-investigator for the Geriatrics Workforce Policy Studies Center. She has published over 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts.  Currently she is an Assistant Professor.

She received her MSN from Ohio State University in 1987 and her PhD in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. Her dissertation topic was “How Do Issues Get on the Agenda of State Legislatures?”  She has over 40 years’ experience in teaching, research, administration, practice, and volunteer activities. In 1980, with a colleague started a business, RN Consultants, Inc. From 1986 to 1987, she was State Director of Public Health Nursing and Acting Director, Division of Local Health, West Virginia State Health Department.  She has worked on several election campaigns, and in 1986 was the campaign manager for the successful re-election of a nurse candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates. In 2002, she was named one of Cincinnati’s Leading Women in Health Care.  From 2008-2010 she was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow/American Political Science Congressional Fellow, nonresidential track. Since 2004, she has taught graduate level health policy courses in Nursing, Public Health, and Health Administration Programs.  Scholarship interest include population health, health policy, workforce issues, and innovations in health care delivery.


Chaired DNP Projects

Medication Communication:  An Interprofessional Intervention for Populations with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Using a Novel Digital Token Economy Intervention to Improve Adherence to Self-care Behaviors in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients

Implementation of a Parent-Generated Electronic Family Health History Tool in an Urban Pediatric Primary Care Setting

Improving Sleep Efficiency and Quality in Caregivers of Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

Delirium Management of Older Adults in the Medical-Surgical Setting




PhD in Political Science, University of Cincinnati; MSN, Nursing, Ohio State University; BSN, Nursing, West Virginia University; and ADN, Nursing