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The School of Nursing (SON) strives to be the global leader in nursing and healthcare. The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is dedicated to expanding nursing knowledge dissemination and innovation through collaborations with colleagues globally. The Center is a cross-functional, integrated, strategic administrative unit serving as an operational umbrella for existing and developing SON international education, practice, research, and policy initiatives. Embracing the SON’s strategic plan and fulfilling the mission of the CGI, the International Visiting Scholars program encourages collaboration with colleagues to positively impact and advance nursing practice and research to promote health globally. Through these collaborations visiting scholars are involved in non-degree educational opportunities which exchange training expertise, partner in research, and address health disparities while sharing cultural and professional perspectives which enrich mutual understandings.

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Current Visiting Scholars

Howieda Ahmed Abdelmohimen Fouly, PhD, MSN, RNHowieda Ahmed Abdelmohimen Fouly, PhD, MSN, RN

Visit: March 2017 – June 2017
University: Assiut University, Asyut, Egypt
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Howieda Ahmed Abdelmohimen Fouly’s nursing research and teaching focus on teenage pregnancy, newborn care, and maternal health, preventive measures against breast and cervical cancer, and gynecological health of adolescents. Dr. Fouly earned each of her nursing degrees at Assiut University in Egypt and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN).


Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:
  • Women's health nursing
  • Innovations of midwifery curricula
  • Obstetric and gynecologic nursing
  • Cervical cancer
  • Gynecological infection
     

Dr. Marianne Granbom, PhD, Reg OTMarianne Granbom, PhD, Reg OT

Visit: August 2016 – July 2018
University: Lund University, Sweden
Faculty Mentor: Laura Gitlin, PhD

Overview:

Marianne Granbom is a two-year visiting scholar to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She is conducting research with Laura Gitlin, PhD, director for Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Sarah Szanton PhD, CRNP, and other faculty at the center. Dr. Granbom is an assistant professor at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, from which she obtained her PhD in occupational therapy in 2014. In Sweden, Dr. Granbom has been teaching undergraduate courses in occupational therapy since 2004. Her research interests concern how the built home environment influences aging in place, independence, quality of life, and residential decision making in old age.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:

  • Aging in place
  • Housing accessibility
  • Housing choices
  • Activity and participation
     

Maria Lameiras-Fernandez, PhD MARIA LAMEIRAS-FERNANDEZ, PhD

Visit: January 1, 2017 to June 2017
University: University of Vigo, Spain
Faculty Mentor: Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Maria Lameiras-Fernandez is a 6 month visiting scholar to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, working with prof. Jacquelyn Campbell and focused on intimate partner violence. Dr. Maria Lameiras-Fernandez is a psychologist, PhD professor at University of Vigo, Spain. Her main research interests include sexuality and health for women.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:

  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Violence
  • Health

Deqin Huang, PhDDeqin Huang, PhD

Visit: September 1, 2016 to August 30, 2017
University: School of Nursing, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Deqin Huang is a one-year visiting scholar to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, supervised by Dean Patricia Davidson and focused on improving nurse-led geriatric care. Dr. Huang is a PhD student at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P. R. China. Her main research interests include improving nursing care for elderly people in nursing homes, care for cardiac patients in the community, and physical restraint in ICU.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:

  • Elderly care
  • Physical restraint
  • Nasogastric feeding
  • EBP