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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.

Please note: Effective July 1, all visiting scholars who received a WHO-authorized vaccine overseas are required to register their Covid-19 vaccine status and upload a certified English translation of the documentation on the Johns Hopkins University Vaccine Management System (VMS). Additionally, all scholars will be required to use the Prodensity app to monitor compliance with JHU COVID safety policies, including the vaccination mandate. If a scholar is not compliant with the vaccination mandate, they will not be able to access campus and/or JHU resources. 

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Current visitors

Xin Rong Guo, PhD, MS, BS
11/7/2022 – 11/7/2023
University: The Second Hospital of Jilin University
Faculty Mentor: Junxin Li, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor

Dr. Guo will be working with Dr. Li to do research on sleep interventions and health in older adults. Researching elderly patients with sleep problems. Please welcome Dr. Xinrong Guo to the SON.



Tipparat Udmuangpia, PhD, MS, RN
Tipparat Udmuangpia, PhD, MS, RNVisit: 8/26/22 – 12/26/22
University: Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Faculty Mentor: Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, MS, RN and Nancy Perrin, PhD, MA

Dr. Tipparat Udmuangpia is an international faculty from Boromarajonnai College of Nursing, Khon Kaen, School of Nursing, Praboromarachanok Institue, Thailand. Her research area focuses on intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention, healthcare responses to IPV, including IPV screening and referral systems, adolescent pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, and interventions to help IPV survivors to create a safety plan and provide safety through resources. She is currently interested in the mHealth technology focused on IPV to educate and help women and girl survivors in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), particularly in Asia. She got the NIH funding, Emerging Global Leader Award (K-43), Fogarty International Center. Her K-43 NIH funding is Cultural Adaptation of a Web-Based App (myPlan Thailand) to Empower and support Friends and Family of Intimate Partner Violence Survivors. Her mentor team inludes Drs Nancy Glass, Supawadee Thewpia, Nancy Perrin, Tina Bloom, Jane Koziol-McLain from the US, New Zealand, and Thailand. She earned her PhD in nursing from the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, where her dissertation focussed on intimate partner violence screening among nursing studnets in Thailand. Her goals are to not only improve health and well-being of Thai people, but also uses the learnings in Thailand to inform and advance research in other LMICs to prevent and respond to violence against women and children (particularly around Southeast Asia where IPV is highly prevalent), including establishing an international IPV research center based in Thailand.


Jing RenJing Ren, MSN, BSN
Visit: 2/28/2022–2/28/2023
University: Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Nursing in Shaanxi, China
Faculty Mentor: Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC
Working with Dr. Farley on infectious disease care and health interventions in research titled “Construction and evaluation of patient navigation model among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis based on their supportive care needs.”


Ping Yang, RN, MSNPing Yang, RN, MSN
Visit: 3/22/2022 – 2/28/2023
University: Peking University School of Nursing
Faculty Mentor: Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, FAHA, Professor, Associate Dean of Research for Science and Innovation
Overview: Ms. Yang will work with Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA, Professor, Associate Dean of Research for Science and Innovation to research cardiovascular risk management and chronic illness management