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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

 

Ayako Ishii

Ayako IshiiVisit: 2017 to February 2018
University: University of Tokyo
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Ayako ISHII is interested in learning how research projects are managed and practiced in the Johns Hopkins Nursing Division of Quality and Safety/ Health Systems Management. With faculty mentor Dean Patricia Davidson, she will learn how nurse researchers conduct research and write papers. Ayako earned her degree at Akita University, and her specialty is in administration. She will be with the SON until February 1, 2018.

 


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.

 


Mohammad H. Yarmohammadian

Mohammad Hossein YarmohammadianVisit: 2017 to March 2018
University: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN and Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, MSN, RN

Overview:

Mohammad H. Yarmohammadian is from the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. His interests are health planning and management, quality improvement, and medical education and curriculum. Dr. Yarmohammadian will be working with his mentors—Dean Patricia Davidson and Chao Hsing Yeh—to develop and research his areas of interests. He is located in room 430 and will be with the SON until March 31, 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.
 


Wentao Peng

Wentao PengVisit: 2017 to December 2018
University: Sichuan/West China Second University Hospital
Faculty Mentor: Marie T. Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Overview:

Wentao is an Associate Professor and Vice Director at the Sichuan/West China Second University Hospital. Her interests are in pediatric research focused on neonatal care and nurse management in the pediatric department including nurse training, patient safety, and child-life activities. Her faculty mentor is Marie Nolan. Wentao is located in Pinkard 432 and will be at the SON until December 30.
 


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