Joan K. Bardsley
Joan Bardsley

Joan K. Bardsley

Assistant Vice President of Nursing and Research Integration

Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDCES, FADCES is the assistant vice president of nursing and research integration at MedStar Health Research Institute and MedStar Health System Nursing. She has over 40 years’ experience in healthcare with a specialty in diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES). Joan has worked for MHRI for over 25 years where her previous positions included responsibility for special projects and core scientific services.

Joan is the Research Institute’s representative to the MedStar Health Chief Nurses Council. She has served as co-investigator for the NIH supported inpatient diabetes education project as well as the AHRQ funded We Want to Know Project, which support the Interdisciplinary Model of Care (IMOC). At MedStar Health corporate nursing she is responsible as the executive liaison for administration of the Nursing Collaborative Governance Councils and has served as executive team liaison for MedStar Wharton Nursing Leader of the Future.

Joan has published articles and book chapters on many aspects of DMSES and is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally on this topic. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University. Joan is the past president of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, past chair of the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), and board member of Children with Diabetes. In addition, she currently serves on several committees for ADCES, CBDCE and the American Diabetes Association.