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Faculty - Diane L. Huber

Diane L. Huber
460 CNB

PhD in Education/Administration, University of Iowa
MA in Nursing/Administration, University of Iowa
BSN, University of Iowa 

Research Focus/Clinical Interests: 
  • Case, Disease and Population Health Management
  • Health Systems Administration


  • Nurse/Case Manager Activity Dose (Dosage)

Diane L. Huber, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a Professor at the College of Nursing (UI CON) and the College of Public Health, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, where she is core faculty in the Nursing Systems Administration and is the coordinator of the Health Systems Doctor of Nursing Practice (HS-DNP) program. She also is Adjunct Associate Director, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing. Professor Huber is a nationally recognized speaker, academic, and consultant in nursing administration who teaches, presents and does research in case and PHM management. Her research is focused on nurse and case manager activity dose, case and disease management health care systems models and the Nursing Management Minimum Data Set (NMMDS). 

Dr. Huber has taught leadership and management and community health nursing at the undergraduate level and teaches nursing administration at the graduate level. She is PI for an interdisciplinary case management curriculum project and has received the two UI CON prestigious teaching awards. Dr. Huber also has been the Associate Editor of the peer reviewed journal Outcomes Management. She is the author/editor of the textbook Leadership and Nursing Care Management, now in its fifth edition as an edited text and translated into Spanish. She is also the editor of the book Disease Management: A Guide for Case Managers.

Professor Huber has been an investigator in more than 20 funded research awards. She has authored more than 50 journal articles, books, monographs and book chapters. Her nursing background includes positions as staff nurse, nursing supervisor, and assistant director of nursing for maternal-child services.

Dr. Huber is active in local community service and in regional and national professional nursing organizations and has a depth of executive leadership experience. She has been the Treasurer of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Commission for Case Manager Certification (2003-2004), has been the President of Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (2002-2004), and has been the President of the Johnson County Visiting Nurses Association’s Board of Directors (2002). Professor Huber is a Magnet Hospital reviewer. She has served on numerous panels and task forces, has been a grant reviewer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is on the editorial boards or peer review panels of many journals, including Western Journal of Nursing Research, Lippincott’s Case Management, Clinical Nursing Research, JONA’s Issues in Healthcare Law, Ethics, & Regulation, Professional Case Management: The  Leader in Evidence-Based Practice, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Addiction, and Journal of Health Services Research & Policy.