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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

Kader Tekkas KermaN, PhD, MSN

Dr. Tekkas Kerman Visit: 6/15/2018 - 8/15/2018
University: Koc University School of Nursing
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Dr. Tekkas Kerman is from Koc University School of Nursing. Her interest is in domestic violence prevention, developing a program to promote gender equality among young Turkish men, and preventing violence against women by collaborating with international and national non-governmental organizations. Dr. Tekkas Kerman will be located in Room 430.

 

 

Aidi Zhang, PhD Candidate

Visit: 2/19/2018 – 2/1/2019Aidi Zhang
University: Central South University, China
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, NP, FAAN and Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, AACRN, FAAN

Overview:

Aidi Zhang is a PhD candidate of nursing of the Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University (CSU) in Changsha, China. She graduated from CSU in June 2016, with a Master’s degree of Nursing. Her interests are about HIV prevention and AIDS care, and mental health strategies. Please join us in welcoming Aidi Zhang.  She is located in Pinkard 432.

 


Jia Li

Visit: 4/23/18 – 10/22/18Jia Li
University: Central Hospital Affiliated to Shenyang Medical College
Faculty Mentor: Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, MSN, RN

Overview:

Yuhong Jiang is in the Fullbright Visiting Scholar Program. She is the Vice Director and teacher of the Department of Literature and Foreign Language, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC).  Her interests are research in PUMC history and transnational medical programs
Please welcome Yuhong Jiang to the SON.  She is located in room 430.
 

 


Yanhong Wang, PhD

Visit: 4/23/18 – 10/22/18Dr. Yanhong Wang
University: Lanzhou University
Faculty Mentor: Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Dr. Yanhong Wang, who is visiting from Lanzhou University. Dr. Wang will work with Dr. Hae-Ra Han to learn the frontier of gynecological endocrinology, especially the new information about polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), managing the weight of women with PCOS, and interventions deployed by internet and other applications. Dr. Wang would also like to experience simulation teaching and advanced Statistics for Clinical Research, Design of Measurement in Nursing Research & Practice, and Evidenced-Based Practice Principles. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Yanhong Wang who is located in Pinkard 430.

 

Xiaolei Wang, PhD

Xiaolei Wang, PhDVisit: July 2018
University: Hangzhou Normal University in China
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN and Chao Hsing Yeh, Associate Professor, Acute and Chronic Care

Overview:

From Hangzhou Normal University in China, Xiaolei Wang is a researcher focused on aging, mental health, and quality of life. Dr. Wang will be visiting until July 2018 and assisting her mentors Dean Patricia Davidson and Chao Hsing Yeh to make further academic collaborations in these fields.

 

 


Jing Zeng, PhD

Jing ZengVisit: 1/29/2018 – 12/31/2018
University: Chengdu Medical College
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN and Chao Hsing Yeh, Associate Professor, Acute and Chronic Care

Overview:

Jing Zeng has a PhD in Nursing from the Military Medical University.  Her interests and research include nursing education, geriatric nursing, and especially the area of humanistic care for the aged.

 

 


Yuhong Jiang

Jing ZengVisit: 10/27/2017 – 10/27/2018
University: Peking Union Medical College
Faculty Mentor: Marie T. Nolan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Executive Vice Dean, Academic Affairs

Overview:

Yuhong Jiang is in the Fullbright Visiting Scholar Program. She is the Vice Director and teacher of the Department of Literature and Foreign Language, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC).  Her interests are research in PUMC history and transnational medical programs

 


Panpan (Patty) Wang

Panpan WangVisit: 2017 to September 2018
University: Zhengzhou University in China
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN and Tammy Slater, DNP, MS, ACNP

Overview:

Panpan Wang is a PhD student at Zhengzhou University in China. She is a practice nurse at the first Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. Her research interests are cardiovascular care and patient participation in medication safety. She will be mentored by Dean Patricia Davidson and faculty member Tammy Slater. Her office is room 430, and she will be with the SON until September 2018.

 


Wei-xia Ma

Wei-xia MaVisit: 2017 to August 2018
University: Shandong University
Faculty Mentor: Marie T. Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Wei-xia Ma works in the Department of Respiratory Endoscopy at the Shandong University and studies respiratory endoscopy. Through the mentorship of Executive Vice Dean Marie Nolan, she will study nursing to gain the latest knowledge and research skills. Wei-xia Ma is located in room 432 and will be here until August 2018.

 

 

 


Yuexian Tao

Yuexian TaoVisit: 2017 to August 2018
University: Hangzhou Normal University
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN and Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, MSN, RN

Overview:

Yuexian Tao is an Associate Professor and the Director of Nursing Department at Hangzhou Normal University. Her interests are global nursing and nursing education. She will work closely with her mentors—Dean Patricia Davidson and Chao Hsing Yeh—to establish a research program and center in addition to learning about global health. She is located in room 430 and will be with the SON until August 2018.
 

 


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