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Two from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Will Join Sigma’s Researcher Hall of Fame


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) faculty members Jason Farley, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, and Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, have been selected for induction in the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The honor signifies their lifetime achievements in nursing, contributions to research, and mentoring of future nurse researchers.

“Congratulations to these nurse leaders, who through their research and work, have changed the trajectory of health and well-being for so many across the world,” says Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, Dean of JHSON. “Drs. Farley and Shattell are shining examples for the next generation, and embodiments of what it means to be trailblazers for the profession.”

Farley, professor and director of JHSON’s PhD program, is well recognized for his expertise and contributions to global HIV prevention, treatment and care, as well as Tuberculosis co-infection. He has worked in South Africa to investigate treatment outcomes of patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and HIV coinfection. In the U.S., he has developed an app called PrEPme to increase patient access to services across Maryland that support HIV care and prevention. Farley is founder of JHSON’s REACH Initiative, which provides capacity building, technical assistance, and clinical services for prevention, care, and support for persons at-risk or living with HIV.

As past president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Farley is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nursing, a JHSON Diversity Trailblazer, and has been named one of the 150 most influential people in HIV/AIDS care by the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care.

An internationally recognized expert in inpatient mental health nursing, Shattell studies the mental health of underserved populations, particularly among long-haul truckers. She focuses on therapeutic relationships, environments of care, nursing education, and psychosis. Her advocacy efforts include serving as a board member for community non-profit mental health promotion and service organizations.

At JHSON, Shattell is inaugural associate dean for faculty development where she promotes faculty advancement and retention and the environment of diversity, inclusion, and mentorship. She is an active social media user, a Huffington Post blogger and has had numerous opinion pieces published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Health Affairs blog. She is editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

Farley and Shattell will be inducted at Sigma’s 31st International Nursing Research Congress in July, where they will join the ranks of 15 other JHSON faculty who are members of the Researcher Hall of Fame.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice. In U.S. News & World Report rankings, the school is No. 1 nationally for its graduate and DNP programs, No. 3 for online programs, and No. 2 for online MSN Health Systems Management options. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 4 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 by NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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