Violet H. Barkauskas, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor Emerita
Accreditation Officer
Room 3160 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 763-0002
Fax: (734) 647-0351


  • Community health
  • Primary care
  • Program evaluation
  • Nurse-managed health centers
  • International health

Dr. Barkauskas has extensive experience in practice, administration, and teaching in both the United States and internationally. Her research work has focused on the evaluation of community-based nursing interventions within public health services and nurse-managed health centers. Building on her own professional interests, Dr. Barkauskas's teaching focus has been on all areas of community health nursing practice and health promotion. She was the first U-M School of Nursing faculty member to be awarded a Fulbright Fellowship (to Lithuania) to teach and conduct research internationally.

Affiliations / Service

  • Board Member and Treasurer, Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Fulbright Association, 2006-present
  • Reviewer for several nursing and health journals including Nursing Outlook, Journal of Professional Nursing, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Nursing Scholarship


  • PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1980
  • MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1968
  • BS, St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, MD, 1962

Publication Highlights

  • Pohl, J.M., Tanner, C., Barkauskas, V.H., Gans, D.N., Nagelkerk. J., & Fiant, K.. (2010). Toward a national nurse-managed health center data set: Findings and lessons learned over 3 years. Nursing Outlook, 58, 97-103.

  • Stocker Schneider, J., Barkauskas, V. H., & Keenan, G. (2008). Evaluating home health care nursing outcomes with OASIS and NOC. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40(1), 76-82.

  • Pohl, J.M., Sebastian, J.G., Barkauskas, V.H., Breer, L., Williams, C., Stanhope, M., Nagelkerk, J., & Rogers, M.K. (2007). Characteristics of nursing schools operating academic nurse managed centers. Nursing Outlook, 55 (6).

  • Pohl, J.M., Barkauskas, V.H., Benkert, R., Breer, L., Bostrom, A. (2007). Impact of academic nurse managed centers on communities served. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19(5) 268.

  • Benkert, R., George, N., Tanner, C., Barkauskas, V.H., Pohl, J.M., Marszalek, A. (2007). Satisfaction with a school based teen health center: A report card on care. Pediatric Nursing 33(2).

  • Barkauskas, V.H., Schafer, P., Sebastian, J.G., Pohl, J. M., Benkert, R., Nagelkerk, J., Stanhope, M., Vonderheid, S.C., & Tanner, C.L. (2006). Clients Served and Services Provided by Academic Nurse-Managed Centers. Journal of Professional Nursing, 23, 331-338.

  • Pohl, J. M., Vonderheid, S., Barkauskas, V., & Nagelkerk, J. (2006). Critical elements for tracking financial data in academic nurse managed centers. American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(4), 10-16.

  • Pohl, J. M., Breer, L., Tanner, C., Barkauskas, V., Bleich, M., Bomar, M., Fiandt, K., Jenkins, M., Lundeen, S., Mackey, T., Nagelkerk, J., & Werner, K. (2006). National consensus on data elements for nurse managed health centers. Nursing Outlook, 54(2), 81-84.

  • Barkauskas, V. H. (2005) Community approaches for health promotion. In W. Kunaviktikul. Towards the success of health promotion. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Chotana Print, 173-186.

  • Barkauskas, V. H., Pohl, J. M., Benkert, R., & Wells, M. (2005). Measuring Quality in Nurse-Managed Centers Using HEDIS Measures. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 27(1), 4-14.

  • Barkauskas, V. H., Lusk, S. L., & Eakin, B. L. (2005). Selecting control interventions for clinical outcome studies. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 27, 346-363.

  • Pohl, J. M., Vonderheid, S., Barkauskas, V. H., & Nagelkerk, J (2004). The safety net: Academic nurse managed centers' role. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. 5(2), 84-94.

  • Vonderheid, S., Pohl, J., Schafer, P., Forrest, K., Poole, M., Barkauskas, V., & Mackey, T.A..(2004). Using FTE and RVU performance measures to assess the financial viability of academic nurse-managed primary care centers. Nursing Economics, 22(3), 124-134.

  • Barkauskas, V. H., Pohl, J., Breer, L., Tanner, C., Bostrom, A. C., Benkert, R., & Vonderheid, S. (2004). Academic nurse-managed centers (ANMCs): Approaches to evaluation. Outcomes Management, 8(1), 57-66.

  • Pohl, J. M., Vonderheid, S., Barkauskas, V. H., & Nagelkerk, J (2004). The safety net: Academic nurse managed centers' role. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice. 5(2), 84-94.