Diane C Seibert


Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Educational Outcomes
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Dr. Seibert received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University in 1979, a Master of Science from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1994, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. She is dual certified as a Women’s Health and Adult Nurse Practitioner and maintains a clinical practice at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She has held certifications as a Menopause Clinician and Lamaze Childbirth educator


Dr. Diane Seibert is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Daniel K. Inouye, Graduate School of Nursing. In addition to her formal position, she co-chairs the University Interprofessional Education and Practice Taskforce and is the GSN representative to the University Standing Committee on Strategic Performance and Resourcing (SPR).

Throughout her career, Dr. Seibert has served in a variety of different leadership positions. She held leadership roles as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force and has held
elected leadership positions in Sigma Theta Tau International, nursing’s international honor society. At USU, she directed the FNP program for ten years and has chaired many
committees including three DNP Taskforces, Accreditation taskforces and the University’s Merit Review Committee. The longest serving faculty member in the Graduate School of
Nursing, she has had the pleasure of formally and informally mentoring many new military and civilian faculty members.

Dr. Seibert is a highly sought-after speaker and has served on a number of boards and steering committees working to improve clinician knowledge and competency in the rapidly
evolving area of genetics. An accomplished academician, Dr. Seibert has authored over 40 professional papers, books and books chapters; has given numerous national and international presentations; and served on editorial boards for referred journals. She served as an executive board member of GeneFacts, Genetics and Genomics Community and the Genetic/Genomic Competencies for Nurses Prepared at the Graduate Level. Dr. Seibert's research portfolio includes funded projects focusing on genetics, learner engagement and telehealth technology.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

2016-2020 FAANP Executive Committee (Elected to At Large position)

2014-2016 Co-Chair, USU Interprofessional Education Taskforce

2017 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Advocate State Award for Excellence (Maryland)

2015 Order Of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)

2014 International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Founders in Education Award

2013: Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

2012 James Leonard Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, USU

1997, 2005, 2007 and 2010 Outstanding Civilian Faculty Award, Graduate School of Nursing

2009: Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)


Seibert, D. and Wysocki, K. (2016). Point counterpoint; Should patients order their own genomic testing? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(7), 436-437.

Saperstein, A.K., Lilje, T., & Seibert, D.C. (2015). A model for teaching reflective practice. Military Medicine, 180(4S), 142.

Calzone, K.A. Jenkins, J. Bakos, A.D., Cashion, A. Donaldson, N. Feero, G., Feetham, S. Grady, P.A., Hinshaw, A.S., Knebel, A.R. Robinson, N., Ropka, M.E., Seibert, D., Stevens, K.R. Tully, L.A., and Webb, J.A. (2013) A Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science, The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(1);96-104

Seibert, D.C. & Darling, T. (2013). Physical, psychological and ethical issues in caring for individuals with genetic skin disease. The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(1); http://www.genome.gov/27552093

Greco, K., Tinley, S. & Seibert, D. (2012) Development of the Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies for Nurses with Graduate Degrees. Chapter 9 in Pepper & Wysocki: Annual Review of Nursing Research, Genetics 29:173-190.

Seibert, D., Hong, C.H., Takeuchi, F., Olson, C. Hathaway, O., Moss, J., & Darling, T.N. (2011) Recognition of tuberous sclerosis in adult women: Delayed presentation with life-threatening consequences. Annals of Internal Medicine, 154:806-813

BOOK: Seibert, D., Edwards, Q., Maradiegue, A. and Tinley, S., (2016) Genomic Essentials for Graduate Level Nurses. Philadelphia, PA; DesTech Publishing.

BOOK: Hicks, R. & Seibert, D. (2011) The Comprehensive Health History and Physical Examination: a Lifespan Approach, ISBN: 978-1-892418-17-3.

BOOK CHAPTER: Seibert, D. & Kostas-Polston, E. A. (2017). Genetics & Women's Health. In Alexander, I., Johnson-Mallard, V., Kostas-Polston, E. A., Fogel, C. I.,& Woods, N. F. (Eds.), Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

BOOK CHAPTER: Seibert, D & McBride, S. (2015) Genomics and Implications for Health Information Technology: Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes and Interprofessionalism. New York, NY, Springer Publishing Company.