International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Created in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. Hall of Fame honorees are inducted annually at Sigma’s International Nursing Research Congress where nearly 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders learn from evidence-based research presentations. Following the 2022 induction, Sigma has recognized 271 nurse researchers. These esteemed individuals represent 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the USA. Award presentation sponsored by Wiley.

Prisca AdejumoPrisca Olabisi Adejumo, PhD (Nursing), PhD (Medical Sociology), MSN, BSN, RN, FWACN, IIWCC

Professor, University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria

Research areas: cancer genetics with emphasis on risk factors for noncommunicable diseases within the context of health profession's education, research and practice, wound care, and HIV and AIDS


Mary CareyMary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing; Director, Clinical Nursing Research Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York, USA

Research areas: electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring and use in predicting cardiac events, cardiac arrythmias, myocardial ischemia, and infarction


Eileen ChasensEileen Chasens, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Research areas: effects of sleep disorders and daytime sleepiness on management of chronic disease

Jeanne CimiottiJeannie P. Cimiotti, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Research areas: health services, nurse workforce issues, and quality of patient care


Robin DailRobin B. Dail, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing
Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Research areas: morbidity and mortality in premature infants and thermal stability in premature infants

Sara DaySara Day, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Assistant Dean, Center for Community and Global Partnerships, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Research areas: children with sickle cell and cancer


Christine DuffieldChristine Duffield, PhD, RN, FACN, FAAN, FAICD, FACHSM

Emeritus Professor, Edith Cowan University
Perth, Australia

Research areas: nurse staffing and roles and workforce practices and issues

Patricia DykesPatricia C. Dykes, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Research Program Director and Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Research areas: informatics tools to improve patient safety, especially fall prevention, and the integration of clinical decision support into clinical workflows


Alan FinneganAlan Finnegan, PhD, RN, FRCN, FRSA, CF, FFNMRCSI, FAAN

Professor of Nursing and Military Mental Health, Director of the Westminster Centre for Research in Veterans, University of Chester
Chester, England

Research areas: healthcare, educational, and social needs of those who have served in the military

Christopher FrieseChristopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN

Director, Center for Improving Patient and Population Health; Associate Director, Cancer Control & Population Sciences; Elizabeth Tone Hosmer Professor of Nursing, Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Research areas: measuring and improving the quality of cancer care delivery


Jeroen HendriksJeroen Hendriks, PhD, MSc, RN, FESC, FCSANZ

Leo J. Mahar Cardiovascular Nursing Chair, Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Adelaide, Australia

Research areas: integrated care management in atrial fibrillation and related cardiovascular conditions, redesigning practices for implementation of such approaches

Nancy HodgsonNancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Chair and Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Research areas: incorporating evidence-based findings into geriatric nursing practice to improve dementia care


Sharon HornerSharon D. Horner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Research, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Austin, Texas, USA

Research areas: improving health of families with children who have chronic health problems

Doris HowellDoris Howell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Emeritus Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Research Institute & Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Research areas: patient reported outcomes and self-management interventions


Tracy Levett-JonesTracy Levett-Jones, PhD, MA Ed & Work, BN, RN, DipAppSc (Nursing)

Professor of Nursing Education, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Research areas: patient safety, empathy, clinical reasoning, and simulation

John R. Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN

Joseph Blades Centennial Memorial Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Austin, Texas, USA

Research areas: prevention and reduction of substance use and other risk behaviors among Native American and indigenous youth and young adults globally


Sally L. Lusk, PhD, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN

Professor Emerita, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Research areas: interventions to promote use of hearing protection to prevent noise-induced hearing loss among construction and factory workers

Debra LyonDebra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Kirbo Endowed Chair and Executive Associate Dean, University of Florida College of Nursing
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Research areas: symptom management in women with breast cancer and other chronic illnesses, and  biobehavioral research, including molecular markers of inflammation and genetic markers


Ruth Masterson CreberRuth Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Professor of Nursing, Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

Research areas: improving quality of life for patients with cardiac conditions across the disease continuum and pioneering innovative interventions for the delivery of healthcare

Marjorie McCullaghMarjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN

Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Research areas: promoting the health of workers through healthy environments, behaviors, and policies, focusing on hazardous noise exposure and its multiple negative health effects among farm operators and farm and rural youth, a high-risk, underserved, and hard-to-reach populations


Lisa McKennaLisa McKenna, PhD, RN, MBA, MEdSt, FACN, FANZAHPE

Professor and Dean, La Trobe University, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Bundoora, Australia

Research areas: nursing, midwifery and health professions practice, workforce, and education

Chizimuzo OkoliChizimuzo Tochukwu Chinonso Okoli, PhD, MPH, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN

Professor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Research areas: effects of tobacco smoke exposure on smoking behaviors


Nancy PikeNancy Pike, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, FAHA, FAAN

Professor and Director of Research, University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing
Los Angeles, California, USA

Research areas: biobehavioral and health outcomes in infants, children, and adolescents with congenital heart disease

Lusine PoghosyanLusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Professor of Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing;
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

Research areas: primary care organizations, workforce, teamwork, and quality of patient care, especially for chronic diseases


Laurie QuinnLauretta Quinn, PhD, RN, CDE, FAHA, FAAN

Clinical Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Research areas: improving the health of people with diabetes and reducing the burden of diabetes complications

Gennaro RoccoGennaro Rocco, PhD, MscN, EdM, RN, FFNMRCSI, FAAN

Director, Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship OPI
Rome, Italy

Research areas: clinical competencies, advanced practice scope and functions, self-care, ethical professional practice


Ann RogersAnn E. Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAASM

Professor, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Research areas: sleep and sleep disorders

Margaret RosenzweigMargaret Q. Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP, FAAN

Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Research areas: racial and economic equity in cancer care


Diane Santa MariaDiane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC, FSAHM, FAAN

Dean, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Cizik School of Nursing
Houston, Texas, USA

Research areas: HIV and substance use prevention, mental health, and health equity in youth experiencing homelessness

Jingjing ShangJingjing Shang, PhD, RN, OCN, FAAN

Professor of Nursing, Columbia University
New York, New York, USA

Research areas: infection prevention and control in the home healthcare setting, the nursing workforce, quality of care, predictive risk modeling, and cancer patient outcomes


Tami ThomasTami L. Thomas, PhD, RN, APRN-CPNP, FAANP, FAAN

Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Endowed Chair in Prevention and Family Health, Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty Development and PhD Program Director, Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University
Miami, Florida, USA

Research areas: health promotion, cancer prevention, Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, reduction of health disparities in rural areas, and acceptance of screening/prevention measures of infectious diseases in adolescents and young adults

Mei Ling YehMei-Ling Yeh, PhD, DMS, RN, FAAN

Distinguished Professor, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences School of Nursing
Taipei, Taiwan

Research areas: interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates nursing and traditional Chinese medicine


Emerging Nurse Researchers and Scholars

Created in 2015 and revised in 2019, the Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholar Award recognizes early career nurse researchers and scholars from each of Sigma’s seven global regions whose research or scholarship has influenced the nursing profession and the people it serves. Following the 2022 award presentation, Sigma has recognized 27 nurse researchers. These early career nurse researchers represent all seven of Sigma’s global regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, North America, and Oceania.