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Deniz N. Dishman


Assistant Professor

Department of Research

Deniz Dishman, PhD, DNAP, MSN, CRNA is an assistant professor in the Department of Research at the Cizik School of Nursing. Dr. Dishman is a practicing CRNA for over twenty years and maintains a clinical practice in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Dishman’s research training and goals are fueled by her clinical experiences as a nurse anesthetist and center on factors that improve provider situation awareness to effectuate patient safety and positive population health outcomes. Dr. Dishman’s research goals led to her current examination of in-office pediatric dental sedation outcomes and investigations targeting acute and chronic pain management in population health. Dr. Dishman is the author of several peer-reviewed publications.


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
PhD, Health Related Sciences
January 2019

Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Post Master’s Certificate- Nurse Education
May 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
August 2014

Columbia University, New York, New York
Master of Science Nursing
August 2000

Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York
Bachelor of Science Nursing
June 1994

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Bachelor of Arts-Social Science
June 1987

Clinical/Research Focus

Dr. Dishman’s current research investigations examine adverse events related to in-office sedation for pediatric dental procedures through collaboration with the UTH School of Dentistry, and acute and chronic pain management in stroke survivors through collaboration with the UT Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease.