Hae-Ra Han

Hae-Ra Han



Hae-Ra Han is the associate dean for community programs and initiatives at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Han’s research focuses on improving health care for traditionally underserved ethnic minority populations by improving health literacy. Her transformational research has advanced thinking from the traditional paradigm of knowledge transfer from provider to patients to developing skills of patients to traverse the landscape of health screening and patient self-care to promote health equity. Through her work, Dr. Han has helped improve cervical cancer screening among African and Asian immigrant women and women living with HIV, and promote resilience and self-management among patients and families living with common chronic conditions such as dementia, diabetes, and hypertension. Dr. Han has received numerous awards from organizations that include the Urban Health Institute, the Southern Nursing Research Society, the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, the American Public Health Association, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, and the Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Han holds a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Public School of Health.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Equity in Aging
Center for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care
Center for Community Programs, Innovation, and Scholarship (COMPASS)
Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation

Specialties and Expertise
  • Chronic Care
  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Equity
  • Health Behavior
  • Public Health
  • Social Determinants of Health