Ms. Keim received her BSN from William Paterson University in New Jersey, a MS in Nursing Administration from the University Of Maryland, a MSN in the Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program at the University Of Pennsylvania and is board-certified as both an Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She also completed a joint Johnson & Johnson and Leonard Davis Institute sponsored nursing management fellowship and is currently a second year PhD student at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing. Ms. Keim is currently mentored by Drs. Mary Naylor and Kathryn Bowles; her research focus is centered on clinical systems, emerging technologies and care delivery models that promote safe, independent living or “Aging-in- Place” for older adults. Through the examination of factors correlated with avoidable hospital readmission or long-term care institutionalization, she hopes to design care delivery systems aimed at reducing fragmentation in care and promoting patient safety in the community.
Ms. Keim worked in clinical and progressive management positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 13 years and has been teaching at Penn for over 20 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, she has practiced as a nurse practitioner for Thomas Jefferson University Medical Care Associates in Philadelphia. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Nursing & Healthcare Administration and Health Leadership graduate programs and teaches in the Post-Master’s Teacher Education Program; Sue is also the co-Vice Chair of the Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department.