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Maureen Mealy: Doctoral Nursing Students

Maureen Mealy, RN, BSN, MSCN, CRND

PhD Student
Maureen Mealy
Advisor(s): Gayle Page, PhD, RN, FAAN and Sharon Kozachik PhD, RN, FAAN


Maureen Mealy is a certified Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse. She has longstanding experience in neurosciences as she began her nursing career in the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and later joined the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis (TM), and Encephalitis Centers in January of 2007. Ms. Mealy then moved to Dallas along with Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, former co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center, to establish a Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Program at the University of Texas Southwestern University and Pediatric Demyelinating Disorders at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas in January of 2009.

In 2010, Ms. Mealy rejoined Johns Hopkins and teamed up with Drs. Carlos Pardo and Michael Levy, where she currently acts as the Program Manager, Clinical Research Director, and Senior Nurse of the Johns Hopkins TM Center and NMO Clinic. Patient, family, and community education about these rare neuroimmunologic disorders of the central nervous system are a key part of her role in the Center and community.

Additionally, Ms. Mealy has greatly expanded her commitment to and involvement in research of TM and NMO. Her research interests lie in creating algorithms for management of acute inflammatory myelopathy, utilizing radiology as a predictor for neuroimmunologic disease severity, and characterizing the effects of pain on quality of life in patients with NMO.

Dissertation Focus

The Impact of Pain on Quality of Life in Neuromyelitis Optica Patients

Major Achievement(s)

  • Published peer-reviewed original science research in Neurology, JAMA Neurology, and Multiple Sclerosis Journal
  • Ppresented research at the annual conference of the American Academy of Neurology in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Member of STTI.