Eric J Bopp


Commander, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Clinical Site Director
Location: Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Research Interests:
Perioperative Stress
Emergence delirium
Office Phone


Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of San Diego
Master of Science in Nursing, Georgetown University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Central Missouri


CDR Eric Bopp is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Site Director in the Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. CDR Bopp received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Missouri State University in 1998. In 1999, he was commissioned an Ensign and completed a tour at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where he served as staff nurse on the Specialty Surgical and Intensive Care Units. He transferred to Naval Hospital Guam in 2003 where he served as a staff nurse on the Multi-Service and Intensive Care Units.

CDR Bopp was selected for Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) Nurse Anesthesia Option in 2005 and received a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University in 2008. After graduation he served as a staff nurse anesthetist at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and deployed as the sole anesthesia provider on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) for two deployments.

In 2010, CDR Bopp was again selected for DUINS and received a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree from the University of San Diego in 2014. For his dissertation he studied the preoperative stress response in combat veterans. His research interests include perioperative stress, emergence delirium, and regional anesthesia.


Bopp EJ, Estrada TJ, Kilday JM, Spradling JC, Daniel C, Pellegrini JE. Biphasic dosing regimen of meclizine for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in a high-risk population. AANA J. 2010;78:55-62. PMCID 20977130

Bopp EJ, Spence DL, Burkard JF. A preoperative stress inquiry and a vulnerable US military population. J Perianesth Nurs. 2013;28(2):67-76. PMCID 10.1016/j.jopan.2012.11.007