Professor Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Associate Dean of Global Affairs Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN, have been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
“What a fantastic honor and opportunity to join so many other inspiring and innovative leaders in the profession,” says Han, also co-director of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care and associate director for implementation of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging and an adjunct professor at the University of Technology, Sydney.
As an advocate for underserved populations, Han researches health literacy interventions to reduce disparities in chronic care, particularly among ethnic minority and immigrant populations. She has studied breast and cervical cancer among Korean Americans and cardiovascular health promotion. “This is a success for minority and immigrant health, on which my research focuses, and recognizes that the work we do as nurses makes a significant difference.”
“Sigma Theta Tau International has a long and distinguished history of supporting excellence in scholarship and the advancement of science. Funding from Sigma was instrumental in my early development as a researcher,” adds Reynolds, who focuses on the complexities of self-care behavior, treatment engagement, and medication adherence. She has tested interventions that use low-cost cellphone technology to bring care to vulnerable populations affected by HIV, and she has led NIH-sponsored studies in India, Ghana, and the United States to enhance treatment adherence and health outcomes of HIV-positive women and children. “It is now a great privilege to be among the outstanding nurse researchers whose body of work is recognized by Sigma.”
Also inducted will be JHSON adjunct faculty member Elizabeth Halcomb, PhD, BN (Hons), RN, a professor of primary health care nursing at the School of Nursing, University of Wollongong. Her expertise is in chronic disease, cardiovascular disease, mixed-methods research, and more.
“The impact of their work has been experienced globally, and this is a wonderful achievement for these dedicated, skilled, and enthusiastic nurses,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN.
Han, Reynolds, and Halcomb will be inducted at the organization’s 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia in July.