by Sara Michael
Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, faculty member and chairperson of the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, has been promoted to the rank of Professor.
Her research focuses on patient and family healthcare decision-making at the end of life and on decisions regarding living organ donation, key issues in both clinical care and bioethics. Nolan’s pioneering end-of-life research has advanced the understanding of patients’ preferences for shared decision-making with family and physician and has called into question the autonomous decision-making model on which advance-care-planning health policy is based.
Nolan was previously director of the PhD program and currently serves as the director of the China Doctoral Program Partnership, a collaboration between Hopkins and Peking Union Medical College, funded by the China Medical Board of Boston. Nolan holds a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and has served on advisory panels of the National Institutes of Health regarding end-of-life care research.