Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, PHCNS-BC

Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia
Assistant Professor, OSAH
Address: 365C
Phone Number: 410-706-1995
Fax Number: 410-706-1719


  • PhD, Policy Sciences (Health Policy), University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2002
  • MS, Nurse Anesthesia, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2007
  • MS, Community/Public Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, 2000
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Maryland School of Nursing Baltimore, MD, 1999
  • BS, Sociology, University of the State of New York, Albany, NY, 1996


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG) Grant at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Study of Physical and Metabolic Abnormalities in HIV Infected and Uninfected Children and Youth
  • Perinatal Core Protocol – To Increase Knowledge of the Best Care for Pregnant Women with HIV and Their Children, and to Study the Safety and Effectiveness of the Anti-HIV Treatments They Use
  • Nonlinear Pharmacokinetics of High-Dose Recombinant Fusion Protein CD4-IgG2 Observed in HIV-1 Infected Children
  • Pediatric Late Outcomes Protocol
  • Factors Affecting Adherence to Anti-HIV Drug Regimens in Children and Adolescents

Doctoral Dissertation
Primary Prevention for HIV Positive African American Women: An Ethnographic Approach to Understanding Prevention

Oral Presentations:

  • Women’s Health as You Approach Your 50’s. Fort Washington, MD (April 2013)
  • So Your Child Needs Surgery: Anesthesia Concerns. Fort Washington, MD (January 2013)
  • Getting Ready to Take the Nurse Anesthesia Boards. Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentoring Program, Philadelphia, PA (March 2012) 
  • African Americans and HIV - Where Are We Today? True Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Philadelphia, PA (May 2008) 
  • N. Rakhmanina, K. Williams, T. Rakusan, A. Scher, V. Amos, H. Spiegel. New trends in epidemiology of the newly identified HIV infection in African American children at Children’s National Medical Center. Washington, DC. (November 2005)

Poster Presentations:

  • Aprepitant: A new Modality for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV (August 2013)
  • 5-HT3 Antagonists to Prevent Spinal Induced Hypotension: A Review of Literature. American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV (August 2013)

Primary Teaching Areas: 


  • NURS 654: Principles of Nursing Anesthesia III
  • NURS 670: Anesthesia Seminar I
  • NURS 675: Anesthesia Seminar II
  • NDNP 810: DNP Practice Inquiry Project Development
  • NDNP 811: Scholarly Project Development
  • NDNP 812: DNP Practice Inquiry Project Implementation
  • NDNP 813: DNP Practice Inquiry Project Evaluation/Dissemination

Academic & Professional Activities: 

  • 2010-Present: National Black Nurses Association
  • 2005-Present: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 2000-Present: National Honor Society in Psychology - Psi Beta Chapter
  • 2000-Present: Phi Kappa Phi – National Honor Society
  • 1999-Present: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society – Pi Chapter