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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) strives to be a global leader in nursing and health care. Its Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is dedicated to expanding the dissemination of nursing knowledge  and innovation across the world through collaboration. CGI serves as an operational umbrella for existing and developing JHSON international education, practice, research, and policy initiatives. The International Visiting Scholars program encourages collaboration to advance nursing practice and research globally. The program offers non-degree educational opportunities that address health disparities while sharing cultural and professional perspectives that foster mutual understanding.

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Current Visiting Scholars

Fengzhi Zhang Fengzhi Zhang

Visit: July 2017 to January 2018
University: Zhengzhou University
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN and Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, MSN, RN

Overview:

Fengzhi Zhang is a gynecological nurse from Zhengzhou University focused on the quality and safety of care, nurse management, and nursing education.

 


Bing Zhao, RN Bing Zhao, RN

Visit: May 2017 to October 2017
University: Shen Yang University of Technology, China
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN and Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, MSN, RN

Overview:

Bing Zhao is a nurse manager who earned her nursing degree at the Nursing School Affiliated with the Health School of Shenyang Medical College and is currently working toward her MBA at the Shen Yang University of Technology. At JHSON, she will study professionalism in health care and nursing leadership. 

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:

  • Nursing leadership
  • Professionalism in health care
     

Li Jie, PhDJie Li, PhD

Visit: June 2017 to June 2018
University: Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Jie Li is an associate professor at the School of Nursing, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, where she teaches Introduction to Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, and Gerontological Nursing. She has experience in teaching in Chinese and in English.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:

  • Aging
  • Nursing management

 


Chong Tian, PhDChong Tian, PhD

Visit: June 2017 to May 2018
University: Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Faculty Mentor:

Overview:

Chong Tian focuses on interdisciplinary, innovative care for elderly patients and those with chronic conditions. Her research background includes molecular biology, population-based studies, and social science.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Gerontology
  • Management of obesity-related diseases; innovative care for the elderly
     

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 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 taught undergraduate courses in occupational therapy since 2004. Her research interests concern how the built home environment influences 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
 

Deqin Huang, PhDDeqin Huang, PhD

Visit: September 2016 to August 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 focused on improving nurse-led geriatric care. Dr. Huang is a PhD student at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Her main research interests include improving care for elderly people in nursing homes and cardiac patients in the community, and physical restraint in the intensive care unit.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest:

  • Elderly care
  • Physical restraint
  • Nasogastric feeding
  • EBP