Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD, RN - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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  • Only Hospital Ranked #1 in America by U.S. News & World Report since 1991
  • 800,000+ outpatient visits each year
  • 5,000+ inpatients treated each year, system-wide
  • 50+ sites of care throughout Illinois and Indiana
  • One of only 2% of hospitals to receive three consecutive Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Excellence.
  • 182-bed inpatient hospital in the heart of Chicago
  • Largest rehabilitation research center in the world
  • Only rehabilitation hospital with eight federally designated research centers
  • 370+ active research projects in neuroscience, bionics, robotics, and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Academic home of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Linda Ehrlich-Jones

Linda Ehrlich-Jones, PhD, RN

  • Clinical Research Scientist, CROR, RIC



Education, Residency and Internship


Rush University, BSN
Knox College, BA, Biology
Loyola University Chicago, MSN, Medical-Surgical Nursing


University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD, Nursing Sciences

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 2009 Adjunct Faculty, Rush University College of Nursing, Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing
  • 2007 Adjunct Faculty, University of Illinois College of Nursing, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • 2006 Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern Feinberg Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Memberships

  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine  
  • American Nurses Association 
  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses 
  • Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals 
  • Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses 
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society 
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers 
  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses 
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International

Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Henry B. Betts, MD Innovation Award Top 10 Finalist, RIC
  • 2002 Outstanding Dissertation Award: Ethnicity & Health Research Section, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • 1987 Induction into Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, Loyola University Chicago
  • 1986 Induction into Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, Alpha Beta Chapter, Loyola University Chicago


Ehrlich-Jones, L., Mallinson, T., Fischer, H., Bateman, J., Semanik, P., Spring, B., Ruderman, E., & Chang, R. (2010). Increasing physical activity in patients with arthritis: A tailored health promotion program. Chronic Illness, 6(4), 272-281.

Mallinson, T., Fischer, H., Rogers, J. C., Ehrlich-Jones, L., & Chang, R. (2009). The Issue Is--Human occupation for public health promotion: New directions for occupational therapy practice with persons with arthritis. Am J of OT, 63, 220-226.

Ehrlich-Jones, L., O’Dwyer, L., Stevens, K., & Deutsch, A. (2008). Searching the literature for evidence. Rehab Nursing, 33(4), 164-169.

Koren, M. E., Hertz, J., Munroe, D., Rossetti, J., Robertson, J., Plonczynski, D., Berent, G., & Ehrlich-Jones, L. (2008). Assessing students’ learning needs and attitudes: Considerations for gerontology curriculum planning. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 28(4), 39-56.

Plonczynski, D. J., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Robertson, J. F., Rossetti, J., Munroe, D. J., Koren, M. E., Berent, G., & Hertz, J. (2007). Ensuring a knowledgeable and committed gerontological nursing workforce. Nurse Education Today, 27, 113-121.

Cohen, R., Burns, K., Frank-Stromborg, M., Flanagan, J., Askins, D. L., & Ehrlich-Jones, L. (2006). The Kids into Health Careers (KIHC) Initiative: Innovative approaches to help solve the nursing shortage. J of Nursing Education, 45, 186-189.

Cohen, R., Ehrlich-Jones, L., Burns, K., Frank-Stromborg, M., Flanagan, J., & Askins, D. (2005). The nursing shortage: Can we look to teachers as a source of support? Nursing Forum, 40, 88-95.

Lash, A. A., Ehrlich-Jones, L., & McCoy, D. (2003). Fibromyalgia: Evolving conceptions and management in primary care settings. MEDSURG Nursing, 12, 145-160.

Ehrlich, L. S., Thalji, K., Whitman, K., & Albert, D. A. (1995). A preliminary evaluation of Hydroxyurea for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. J of Rheumatology, 22, 1646-1650.

Certifications & Licenses

RN Licensure in Illinois

APN/CNS Licensure in Illinois

Clinical Specialist in Adult Health Nursing

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