Anne Floyd Koci, Ph.D, RN, FNP-BC
Dr. Koci, Professor at Texas Woman’s University, has more than 45 years experience as a RN and 38 years’ experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Currently the course manager of the FNP program, Houston campus, she completed her basic nursing education at Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois, Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from Indiana University Northwest, BSN from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, MSN and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and PhD from Emory University.
Dr. Koci’s scholarship focuses on women’s health with a special interest in marginality issues and health outcomes of women with a history of abuse. Current research includes a 7-year prospective study of 300 English and Spanish speaking women. This study is funded by the Houston Endowment and entitled, “Evidence-based models for global policy decisions: Outcomes for women and children following a shelter stay compared to use of justice services” to determine the safety, mental and physical health, economic, and general functioning outcomes for abused women and their children following a shelter stay compared to abused women who apply for a protection order.
Her dissertation work focused on health outcomes of women with a history of abuse and involved development of a measure of marginality. More recent research has focused on the psychometric properties of the Koci Marginality Index (KMI) and translating the instrument into several foreign languages for use in international research. Her research has resulted in many peer reviewed publications and national and international presentations.