August 15, 2011

Three faculty named fellows in American Academy of Nursing

Three Johns Hopkins faculty members have been named fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.

Haera Han, Linda Rose and Christine Goeschel were among 142 nursing leaders from across the country chosen for one of the most prestigious honors in nursing. Academy fellows hold a variety of positions such as association executives; university presidents, chancellors and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; nurse consultants; and researchers and entrepreneurs. Han, Rose and Goeschel will be inducted at the academy’s 38th Annual Meeting Conference on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C.

As a community health researcher and director of the PhD program, Han, an associate professor, works to reduce health disparities by implementing and evaluating community outreach programs in cancer control and cardiovascular health promotion for ethnic minorities. One of the first researchers funded through the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Collaborative Intervention Research, she has served as a principal investigator of federally funded research focused on cancer control among Korean women and as a co-investigator and consultant on other studies concerning smoking cessation, diabetes and health literacy among minorities.

As former director of the baccalaureate program, Rose has played an active role in shaping the curriculum for tomorrow’s nurses. Her research, teaching and clinical interests are centered in psychiatric nursing: specifically, serious mental illnesses and their effects on families. An associate professor, she teaches both psychiatric mental health and research courses for the baccalaureate program.

Goeschel, an assistant professor, is director of Strategic Development and Research Initiatives for the Quality and Safety Research Group in the School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She holds joint appointments in the School of Nursing’s Division of Health System Outcomes and in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, where she co-developed and teaches a course on quality and patient safety to students in the Master of Hospital Administration program.

The American Academy of Nursing was founded in 1973 under the aegis of the American Nurses Association and later became an independent affiliate. The academy and its 1,500 members strive to create and execute knowledge-driven and policy-related initiatives to drive reform of America’s health care system.