Our Mission

Advancing the Science of Anesthesia through Education and Research


The Research and Quality division is responsible for consulting on research matters, assessing current research being conducted, and targeting research topics based on trends identified by the AANA and AANA Foundation's strategic plans. The AANA and AANA Foundation set a broad range of research objectives that include the following areas:

  • Health policy
  • Science of anesthesia
  • Education
  • Practice/Clinical
  • Leadership

Please review the AANAF and AANA Joint Research Program Overview to learn more about key research topics for future research studies, including the 24 top ranked Health Services Research (HSR) questions. To learn more about the AANA Foundation HSR agenda, development, and methodology, or to download the HSR research questions by domain, please visit Health Services Research Agenda.

Research Topics and Articles

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Articles regarding the safety and cost effectiveness of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are published in premium research journals on a regular basis. Read about timely and pertinent research regarding CRNAs, health service research, and health policy.

Research Services and Assistance

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  • Sending an Electronic Survey to AANA Members
  • AANA Mailing Labels for Research and Non-Research Purposes
  • Email Solicitation for Research Participants at AANA Meetings

AANA Foundation Funding Opportunities

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The AANA Research and Quality division and the AANA Foundation promote and facilitate the knowledge and utilization of research in anesthesia, and support professional development.

In addition to fundraising efforts, the AANA Foundation also supports those who conduct and promote research which advances the science of anesthesia.

Learn more about how the AANA Foundation supports research through opportunities such as funding and research awards. 

External Opportunities and Research News

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Discover what other training and funding opportunities are available.

Research Resources

Research Resources (Login Required)

This page contains links to recorded Webinars, meeting materials and related tools for quality reporting. This page also houses our Research Abstract Repository. At no cost to members, all students and CRNAs are encouraged to enter published or unpublished abstracts to the Repository. Enter your abstract today.

Ask the Researcher

Are you a CRNA or student registered nurse anesthetist with research related questions?

The AANA Research and Quality Division will assist you with your question(s) regarding research and surveys for nurse anesthetists or student registered nurse anesthetists. Send your questions to

Discoveries of Distinction

‚ÄčDiscoveries of Distinction provided highlights about outstanding, timely and innovated research by CRNAs funded by the AANA Foundation.

Proof is Power

Lorraine M. JordanA Message from Dr. Lorraine Jordan, PhD, CRNA, CAE, FAAN
Chief Research, Quality and Policy Officer
AANA Foundation and Research

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