Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM

dean mary kerr



Phone: 216.368.2545


Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and May L. Wykle Endowed Professor

Research Interests

  • Maximizing perfusion following subarachnoid hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury
  • Critical care and neuroscience nursing

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: "Methods of Predicting Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in SAH," R01NR04339-01 NIH, National Institute of Nursing Research (1999-2004)
  • Principal Investigator: "The Effect of ApoE on Outcomes in TBI Adults," R01NR04801, National Institute of Nursing Research (1999-2004)
  • Principal Investigator: Role of 20-HETE on Vasospasm-Induced Ischemia after SAH, R01 NR004339-05, National Institute of Nursing Research (2004-2009)
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Myocardial Ischemia and Vasospasm in Aneurysmal SAH, R01 HL074316-01A1, The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2004-2009)

Educational Interests

  • Neuroscience nursing
  • Critical care nursing

Educational Background

  • Diploma, Butler County Memorial Hospital
  • BSN, University of Slippery Rock
  • M.N.Ed., Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

Recent Publications

  • Kerr, M. E. (2016). Support for Nursing Science. Nursing Outlook, 64(3), 262-70. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2015.09.007.
  • Kim, H. Y., Kerr, M. E., Crago, E., Sherwood, P., Polyac, S., Conley, Y. (2013). Cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage as a clinical predictor and phenotype for genetic association study. International Journal of Stroke, 8(8), 620-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2012.00823.x.
  • Petzold, A., Worthington, V., Appleby, I., Kerr, M. E., Kitchen, N., Smith, M. (2011). Cerebrospinal fluid ferritin level, a sensitive diagnostic test in late-presenting subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 20(6), 489-493. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2010.02.021.