Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, is the Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
A former Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care
at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia) and Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing Research at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Dr. Davidson has an established program of research in supporting individuals living with chronic conditions and developing innovative models of transitional care. A primary objective of her work has been to improve the cardiovascular health of underserved populations through development of innovative, acceptable, and sustainable initiatives within Australia and beyond.
She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, the American Heart Association, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the American Academy of Nursing. She is Counsel General of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues and actively involved in the international activities of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Since 2003, Dr. Davidson has supervised and mentored more than 33 researchers and currently is an editor of Collegian
and the International Journal of Nursing Studies
, and is on the editorial boards of a number of other journals including the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
, Heart Lung and Circulation
, and the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
She has secured over $8 million in competitive research funding from national and international funding bodies, and co-authored 290-plus peer-reviewed journal articles, 18 book chapters, and more than 70 peer-reviewed abstracts.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Cardiovascular care, transitional care; underserved populations