Ruth Burk, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University 
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Office Number: (678) 547-6739
Office FAX: (678) 547-6777
E-mail: Burk_RS@Mercer.edu

BSN - Virginia Commonwealth University 
MSN - Virginia Commonwealth University 
PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University 

Dr. Burk completed her Ph.D. with a focus in  Bio-behavioral Clinical Research at the VCU School of Nursing.   Her program of research and resulting publications have focused on two areas in the critically ill (vulnerable) population: 1) identification and evaluation of agitation in ICU patients, and; 2) early identification of deep tissue injury using noninvasive methods, most recently high frequency ultrasound. She describes her program of future research to focus on agitation and/or identification of non-invasive diagnostic methods of tissue injury in the acute care/critical care population.  She has authored or co-authored more than 15 publications.