VCCN team

Emily Cochran, PhD, RNEmily Cochran, PhD, RN

Executive director, Virginia Children’s Care Network

Director, Clinical Integration and Strategic Initiatives, VCU Health System

Emily Cochran is the Director of Clinical Integration and Strategic Initiatives at VCU Health System and also serves as executive director for Virginia Children’s Care Network (VCCN). In her role as VCCN’s executive director, she provides oversight for the network’s development, quality improvement program, engagement initiatives, and committees. Dr. Cochran also provides leadership for VCCN’s growing team and oversees all regulatory, legal and compliance for network activities, including those pertaining to clinical practice, research and finances.

Dr. Cochran has held various roles at VCU and VCU Health System over the last 12 years in nursing, research, and quality improvement. After earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from VCU, she earned her master’s degree in clinical research administration from Drexel University and her doctorate in nursing from VCU with a concentration in healthcare quality and value-based care. Dr. Cochran is passionate about developing strategic partnerships to improve healthcare access, quality and affordability for all people.

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