Judith Tate PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
(614) 292-4907

386 Newton Hall
1585 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210






Research Interest


Dr. Tate’s research focuses on improving patient and family experiences during and following critical illness.  She is particularly interested in cognitive and psychological sequelae of critical illness. She has expertise in symptoms experienced by critically ill patients; with expertise in care of critically ill older adults. In addition, she has expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research.

Dr. Tate is actively involved in interdisciplinary organizations focused on critical care and has leadership position within the American Thoracic Society and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. She is committed to the development of successful research collaborations. And she is devoted to the development of future nurse scientists working with students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Research Activities (most recent)


Adapting to Cognitive Dysfunction after Critical Illness: Testing the Post ICU Problem-Solving (PIC-UPS) Program – Supported by American Nurses Foundation Grant


Helping Older Persons Emerge Stronger (HOPES) After Intensive Care Unit Admission – (Co-Investigator, PI Balas) – Supported by Select Specialty


Providing Telerehabilitation at Home for Adult Intensive Care Unit Survivors and Their Family Caregivers – (Consultant, PI – Choi) – Supported by American Nurses’ Foundation and Central Research Development Fund – University of Pittsburgh


SPEACS-2: Improving Patient Communication and Quality Outcomes in the ICU – (Co-Investigator, PI- Happ & Barnato) – Supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI)


Provider and Organizational Norms of Treatment for Seriously Ill Elders – (Co-Investigator, PI-Barnato) – Supported by National Institute of Nursing Research


Selected Publications


Barnato, A.E., Tate, J.A., Rodriguez, K.L., Zickmund, S.L., Arnold, R.A. (2012). Norms of decision making in the ICU: a case study of two academic medical centers at the extremes of end-of-life treatment intensity.  Intensive Care Medicine. 38(11), 1-11. [PMCID: PMC3684418].


Tate, J.A., Seaman, J.B., Happ, M.B. (2012). Overcoming barriers to pain assessment: Communicating pain information with intubated older adults. Geriatric Nursing. 33(2), 310-313. [PMCID: PMC3876478].


Tate, JA, Sereika, S, Divirgilio, DA, Nilsen, M, Demeris, J, Campbell, G, Happ, MB. (2013). Symptom communication during critical illness: The impact of age, delirium, and delirium presentation. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 39(8), 28-38. [PMCID: PMC4006194].


Tate, J.A., Snitz, B.E., Alvarez, K.A., Nahin, R.L., Weissfeld, L.A., Lopez, O.L., Angus, D.C., Shah, F., Ives, D.G., Fitzpatrick, A.L., Williamson, J.D., Arnold, A.M.,  DeKosky, S.T., Yende, S. (2014). Infection hospitalization increases risk of dementia in the elderly. Critical Care Medicine. 2014;42:1037–1046.  [PMCID: PMC4071960]


Choi, J., Tate, J.A., Hoffman, L.A., Schulz, R, Ren, D, Donahoe, MP, Given, BA, Sherwood, PA. (2014) Fatigue in family caregivers of adult intensive care unit survivors. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 48(3), 353-363. [PMCID: PMC4101057]


Liptak, A, Tate, JA, Flatt, J, Oakley, MA, Lingler, J. (2014). Humor and laughter in dementia patients and caregivers.  Journal of Holistic Nursing. 32(1, 25-34.)   [PMCID: PMC4006667]


Happ,MB, Tate,JA, Davidson,JE. (2015). Notes on family caregiving in acute and critical care. Geriatric Nursing. 36(4), 319-321. (IF: 1.2)


AGS/NIA Delirium Conference Writing Group, Planning Committee and Faculty. The American Geriatrics Society/National Institute on Aging Bedside-to-Bench Conference: Research Agenda on Delirium in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015; 63:843-852.


Happ, MB, Sereika, SM , Houze, MP, Seaman, JB,  Tate, JA, Nilsen, ML, van Panhuis, J, Sciulli, A, Bauman, B, George, E, Angus, DC, Barnato, AE. (2015). Quality of care and resource use among mechanically ventilated patients before and after an intervention to assist nurse-nonvocal patient communication.  Heart and lung: The journal of acute and critical care. 44(5), 408-415.


Choi J, Tate JA, Rogers MA, Donahoe MP, Hoffman, LA. (2016). Depressive symptoms and anxiety in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) survivors. Heart and lung: The journal of acute and critical care.    


Choi, J,  Chasens, E, Tate, JA, Hoffman, LA, Donahoe, M, Ren, D, Sherwood, P. Sleep in family caregivers of ICU survivors from ICU hospitalization to 2 months post ICU discharge. Intensive and critical Care Nursing. (In Press).


Weiss, CH, Krishnan, JA, Au, DH, Bender, BG, Carson, SS, Cattamanchi, A, Cloutier, MM, Cooke, CR, K10, George, M, Gerald, JK, Gerald, LB, Goss, CH,  Goul, MK, Hyzy, R, Kahn, JM,  Lederer, DJ, Mittman, BS, Mosesón, E, Mularski, RA, Patel, SR, Parthasarathy, S, Rand, CS, Redeker, NS, Reiss, TF, Riekert, KA, Rubenfeld, GD, Tate, JA, Renda S,  Wiener, RS, Wilson, KC, &  Carey C. Thomson, CC. An  Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: Implementation Science in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care. (In Press).


Choi, J, Campbell, ML, Gelinas, C, Happ, MB, Misak, C, Tate, JA, Chlan, L. Symptom Assessment in Non-Vocal or Cognitively Impaired ICU patients. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (In review).


Choi, J, Tate, JA, Lingler, JH, Happ, MB, Donahoe, M, Hoffman, LA. Home Discharge following Critical Illness: A Qualitative Analysis of Caregiver Experience. (In Review). Critical Care Medicine.


Tate, JA, Choi, J. Reading signs of cognitive recovery for an ICU survivor: The caregiver’s perspective. Critical Care Nurse. (In review)