M. Cynthia Logsdon
Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN, is Director of Research Academic Programs within the University of Louisville’s Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation. Logsdon brings a great deal of practical and academic experience to her position. She began her career in nursing practice before joining the university in 2000 as a faculty/researcher. In addition to her role with EVPRI, she also is a tenured professor in the UofL School of Nursing. Logsdon's research experience includes serving as co-investigator of several National Science Foundation awards in relation to adaptive robotic nursing assistants for physical tasks in hospitals and also collaborative human-machine interfaces and their impact on future nurses. She also has explored research commercialization, receiving funding through UofL’s NSF I-Corps site program for the development of a smart phone app to prevent maternal mortality. Logsdon holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from Spalding University and master of science and doctoral degrees in nursing, both from Indiana University.