Rita Ferrari D’Aoust is an expert in interprofessional education, community service, and providing access to care for vulnerable populations.
Dr. D’Aoust has long made her mark where the business of education and health care intersect. She has led advances in curriculum and classroom technology to enhance the philosophy of education and a mastery of financial issues in higher education. Main focuses include nursing education, expanding practice opportunities for faculty and students, and improving curriculum to meet the changing demands of health care.
Part of a military family who has long provided nursing care to veterans, Dr. D’Aoust is co-editor of Caring for Veterans and Their Families: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals. The first-of-its kind book guides clinicians on how to address culturally competent care for veterans and their family members.
At the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dr. D’Aoust continues to lead the development and implementation of innovative teaching and learning strategies.