Dr. Lee Galuska is a nurse leader with more than 30 years of experience in clinical, educational and administrative roles. She is currently Director of Nursing Practice, Education and Research for UCLA Health. Dr. Galuska and her team assure that all UCLA Health nurses have access to structures and processes that support them in achieving nursing excellence. She oversees the professional development and lifelong learning opportunities for more than 3500 nurses, the nursing evidence-based practice and research programs, and the Magnet Recognition process.
Dr. Galuska spent most of her career in Connecticut before relocating to Los Angeles in 2013. She received her PhD in nursing with a focus on nurse leadership development from the University of Connecticut and her Masters in Nursing Administration from the University of Hartford. She has published widely and presented on the subject of nursing leadership development.