Assistant Professor Brian Peach has been a nurse for more than 17 years, primarily in critical care settings, and continues to practice in the Orlando Regional Medical Center Multisystem Intensive Care Unit. His past research focused on sepsis epidemiology and the impact of organizational factors on septic patient outcomes, using big data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other sources. Currently, his research focuses on identifying risk factors and developing interventions for ICU delirium and post-intensive care syndrome, including in COVID-19 survivors, to help improve recovery after ICU stays. In addition to his academic appointment at the College of Nursing, Peach serves as a faculty advisor to the Student Nurses’ Association at UCF Orlando and recently mentored a group of students who wrote a resolution, “In Support of Education about Post-intensive Care Syndrome,” which passed unanimously at the state level. Prior to joining UCF, Peach taught for Temple University and Drexel University.

  • PhD, University of Florida
  • MSN, Villanova University
  • BSN, Villanova University
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Best of Congress Presentation, 2024
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, 2022
  • Nursing Excellence in Scholarship Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Epsilon Chapter Award, 2022
  • A Top-Cited Article Award for 2020-2021, World Medical & Health Policy, 2022
  • Florida Nurses Association’s ICON Health Scaglione Award, 2021
  • Lois Knowles Award for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing, University of Florida College of Nursing, 2018
Selected Professional Activities
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • The Metropolitan Orlando Chapter of AACN
  • Sigma Honor Society of Nursing
  • Florida Nurses Association

Expertise & Research

  • Acute Care
  • Aging
  • Big Data
  • COVID-19
  • Critical Care
  • Health Services
  • Mental Health / Psychiatric
  • Quality / Safety
  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Sepsis
Research Areas
  • Aging & Vulnerable Populations
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes
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