Dr. Elia Gourgouris is an International Keynote Speaker, Happiness and Wellness expert, Executive Coach, and a Leadership Consultant. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Best-Selling book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness which has now been translated in Spanish, Chinese, and Greek. Dr. Elia is also the President of The Happiness Center –an organization of world-leading experts in the field of Positive Psychology. Together, they have helped thousands of individuals, both personally and professionally to achieve happiness, success, and wellness. The Happiness Center offers Keynote Speaking Engagements and Executive Coaching services to leaders, organizations, and corporations in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He graduated from UCLA and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Finally, he's a partner with Mindcurrent the world's first personalized Energy & Happiness
Professor Laura Serrant is Head of Nursing and Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Professor Serrant has an extensive experience in national and international health policy development with particular specialist input on racial and ethnic inequalities and cultural safety. It was her work in this area which led to her being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 for services to Health Policy.
She is one of the 2017 BBC Expert women, Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer for England's BME Strategic Advisory group and a 2017 Florence Nightingale Scholar. She is an ambassador of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue and the Equality Challenge Unit Race Equality Charter for Higher Education. Her work has been recognized with numbers awards and prizes, including Queens Nurse status and Fellowship of the Queens Nursing Institute to those who have shown leadership in community nursing. In 2014, she was named as one of the top 50 leaders in the UK by The Health Services Journal in three separate categories: Inspirational Women in Healthcare, BME Pioneers and Clinical Leader awards. In October 2019 she was listed in the top 100 most influential Black people in the UK by the Powerlist 2020.
Professor Serrant has been awarded Queens Nurse status by the Queens Nusing Institute and has received various research scholarships and awards including the Mary Seacole nursing research leadership award, Florence Nightingale travel fellowship and Smith and Nephew research fellowship. She has over thirty years’ experience of health care practice, research, policy development, training and management. In 2014 she was recognised by the Health Service Journal in three separate categories: Inspirational women in healthcare, BME pioneers and Clinical leader awards.
Professor Laura Serrant was recognized as the 8th most influential black person in the United Kingdom. In 2017, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Abertay University. In the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to health policy.
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January 2001: Serrant-Green, L. "Inequality in provision of sexual health information".
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November 2001: Serrant-Green, Laura. "Transcultural nursing education: a view from within".
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July 2002: Serrant-Green, Laura "Black on black: methodological issues for black researchers working in minority ethnic communities".
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2005: Higginbottom, Gina Marie; Serrant-Green, Laura. "Developing Culturally Sensitive Skills in Health and Social Care with a Focus on Conducting Research with African Caribbean Communities in England".
The Qualitative Report. 10 (4): 662–686. ISSN 1052-0147. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
August 2006: Higginbottom, G. M. A.; Mathers, N.; Marsh, P.; Kirkham, M.; Owen, J. M.; Serrant-Green, L.. "Young people of minority ethnic origin in England and early parenthood: views from young parents and service providers".
Social Science & Medicine. 63 (4): 858–870. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.03.011.
April 2007: Serrant-Green, Laura. "Ethnographic research".
Nurse Researcher. 14 (3): 4–6. doi:10.7748/nr2007.04.14.3.4.c6027.
November 16, 2010: Serrant-Green, Laura. "The sound of 'silence': a framework for researching sensitive issues or marginalised perspectives in health".
Journal of Research in Nursing. 16 (4): 347–360. doi:10.1177/1744987110387741.
Dr. Vita BoyarAs a chair of Pressure Injury Prevention group at CCMC and a Co-Chair of Northwell PU Task Force she had implemented numerous protocols in PI Prevention, achieving reduction in medical-device related and ECMO related PI. she is a Board Certified Neonatologist and Certified Wound Specialist Physician, specializing in pediatric and neonatal wound care. Dr. Boyar is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra University Medical School and practices both neonatology and wound care at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY, Northwell Health System. She combines both specialties as a director of Neonatal Wound Services. Her neonatology research involves respiratory care and devices; it is closely intervined with her work in Quality Improvement, specializing in pressure injury (PI) reduction. Her active areas of research include use of natural products in pediatric population and education on injury prevention.
Melody Taylor, St. Petersburg, Fl. native now living in Orlando. Registered Nurse over 25 years. President of Black Nurses Rock Orlando and Co-State Director for BNR Florida. CEO of MLT Leadership Firm-http://mltleadershipfirm.com Mother of two and grandmother of 6 and enjoy watching the ID channel. Website: https://www.blacknursesrockorlando.com/
Sandra "Sam" Brzoza MS, RN has been in the healthcare and nursing education field for the past 40 years. Sam brings a wealth of experience in leading and managing healthcare organizational change. For the past 22, years Sam has been in full-time academic teaching. Using her administrative hat, Sam directs the RN to BS completion program and serves as an Associate Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY. Courses that Sam has designed and implemented include a transcultural trip to Cutshin, Kentucky, a community health transcultural experience to the Seneca Nation, and an Amish emersion clinic in New York State.
Sam serves as a consultant for Rural Area Health Education Counsel (R-AHEC) in upstate New York. Her responsibilities for R-AHEC include coordinating workshops for Healthcare organizations on Leadership topics such as conflict resolution, change management, leadership styles and delegation. Sam has several areas of interest: one of which has led to Sam coordinating a trip for Nursing students to explore sites that illustrate the History of Nursing.
Sam resides, with her husband Bill, in Webster, New York.
Sharon Davis MS, RN, CNE is a Nurse Educator who recognizes the importance of the relationships she has developed as a nurse and nursing teacher over the span of 33 years. Her current role as Director of Traditional Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College allows her to build relationships with faculty and students as they work together in the School of Nursing.
Community Health became her passion when as a young nurse she discovered the variety of settings and patients a CHN cares for. Now teaching Community Health to senior Baccalaureate students, she is challenged to develop unique and engaging clinical experiences. Whether it is accompanying a nurse making home visits, washing feet at a homeless shelter, working with a needle-exchange program, caring for the developmentally disabled, Blind or Visually Impaired, giving care in a hospice house, or traveling to experience peoples from differing cultures, she has found there is much for students to learn about nursing outside of the hospital.
Sharon also works with RN to BS completion students in their practicum projects and with Master of Nursing Education students in the Seminar and Practicum in Teaching Nursing. She lives with her husband in Bergen, New York and enjoys their 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Nursing has always been Sylette’s dream, but it became a dream deferred as a young mother at the age of 17. She put her educational plans on hold and had to make many life changes; she altered her focus, but never lost vision of becoming a nurse. Determined to challenge defeat, Sylette worked hard to make her dream come true and continues to excel in her nursing career with countless credentials. “My passion comes from the fact that I know nursing is my God given purpose,” Sylette says. “Nursing makes me proud. It’s what keeps me focused.” Her motivating nature, enthusiasm, and skill of nurturing are empowering. She gives 100% to every nurse and nursing student she teaches. Sylette DeBois is currently registered nurse consultant and educator for a major university. She has been in the nursing field for over twenty years and worked in every area of nursing from pediatrics and critical care to management and consulting. She is the Founder & CEO of Nursing First LLC and Nursing First University. She is a professional speaker, consultant, and nurse advocate. She has over 10 years’ experience in business, education and leadership and over 20 years in the field of nursing and wants to give other nurses what she did not have. She has educated thousands of new nurses and helped so many nurses create and grow the business of their dreams. She has a Masters in Nursing Education and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice with an emphasis on Healthcare Systems Leadership. Her gift of helping others heal mentally and focus on overall well-being are the tools she will use to bring balance to the nursing field. Keeping nurses motivated and passionate about their work is all the reward Sylette seeks. She is currently working on building a network of “One Hundred Nurse Entrepreneurs" in honor of her sororities 100 year centennial. “Separate we have purpose, together we have POWER,” Sylette says. Her life’s mission is to educate, enhance, and empower the nursing profession. "Nurses deserve to be business owner," she says.
Debra Hoag is a native of West Virginia. Her education includes an associate degree of nursing from South Florida Community College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida Southern College, a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on nursing education from the University of Phoenix, and a Ph. D. in nursing from the University of Phoenix. Her doctoral dissertation was a qualitative study focusing on the unique learning needs of licensed practical nurses who choose to further their learning by returning to college to complete their associate degree. The needs of these non-traditional learners are distinctive and personal. Debra has worked in geriatric nursing, acute and critical care nursing, emergency nursing and triage, obstetrics, dialysis, and community health with a focus on immunizations and school health. She was the school health supervisor for Polk County Florida. She has earned the Best Instructor Award from South Florida Community College, the Nursing Excellence Award in School Health Nursing from the Florida Nursing Association District 8, and College Educator of the Year Award from the American Legion Department of West Virginia. She is currently the Director of the LPN to ASN program at Fairmont State University in West Virginia. On a personal note her interests include taking care of family and crafting, she loves working with stained glass, crocheting, knitting, sewing, and drawing. She is active in her community, church, and veterans’ organizations.
Susan King is currently serving as an assistant professor in the department of nursing at Towson University in Maryland. Prior to her role as faculty King held the position of campus president of a 1000 student private sector College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois for over 9 years. King has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including practice, executive management, and instruction. As a respected expert in leadership in nursing her focus supported healthy work environments for staff nurses and nurse faculty and structural empowerment for work teams. Her focus on workforce enablement had earned her the pinnacle leader award nomination in 2015 at the power of nursing leadership conference and has served as the foundation of her dissertation and presentation at the NLN summit in 2015 titled “structural empowerment and nurse faculty job satisfaction”. Prior to her role as campus president, she served as associate vice president of Virginia Hospital Center’s Patient Care Services and Emergency Response where she lead a team to support improved patient satisfaction from 36% to 83%, door to provider time was reduced to 10 minutes and reduced left without being seen by 75%. Within 4 months the emergency services team were recognized by the Consumer Checkbook as the second most efficient ER in the DC metropolitan area. Susan earned a black belt certification from The Six Sigma Training Center in Baltimore for process improvements. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Bowie State University. She earned a Master of Science in nursing degree and Master of Business Administration degree in healthcare administration from University of Phoenix. King earned a Doctor of Nursing Philosophy degree from the University of Phoenix. She holds a personal trainer certification and nutrition counselor certification from the American Council on Exercise and an aquatic fitness instructor certification from Aquatic Alliance International. King is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Chi, American Nurses Association, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and American Association of Nurse Executives.
Tammy Peebles is the President and CEO of Infinity Long Term Care Consulting, LLC, full-service healthcare consulting company. Tammy is executive clinical nurse consultant, nurse educator, coach and consultant with more than 30 years working in various sectors of healthcare such as long-term care, long-term acute care, acute care, home health, hospice, home and community-based services. Tammy has also served in various roles such as Vice President of Clinical Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Regional Nurse Consultant, Director of Nursing Services, Risk and Regulatory Manager, Clinical Supervisor, and many more. Tammy attended Chamberlain College of Nursing where she obtained all of her professional nursing education and degrees. Tammy is a regulatory compliance strategist known as The Fixer ™ in the healthcare industry because she can quickly take nursing facilities from regulatory noncompliance to compliance by streamlining processes and creating sustainable outcomes that ensure regulatory compliance and excellent patient outcomes. Tammy brings a wealth of experience with leading and managing healthcare organizational change. Using her clinical expertise, knowledge, professional experiences, and love of nurs.es, Tammy has developed the Center of Nursing Professional Development (COPND), a subset of Infinity Long Term Care Consulting, that houses educational programs that focus on high-quality professional development programs for nurses from novice to expert. With Tammy’s guidance, Infinity Long Term Care Consulting was awarded Accreditation with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.(ANCC). The ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations like Infinity meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE-certified activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated. Only organizations that demonstrate zero deficiencies requiring a progress report achieve Accreditation with Distinction. Industry affiliations and certifications include: • American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC) American Nurses Association (ANA) • American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) American Nurses Association Mentoring Program (Class of 2019-2020) • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Certificate (APIC) • Certified Dementia Practitioner through National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) • Director of Staff Development (DSD) • Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) • Missouri Women Owned Business Network (WOBN) • National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy Consultant (NAWCO) National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Web: http://www.infinityltcare.com
President, National Healthcare ED, and provider of quality online Educational programming for Healthcare professionals. Jack founded National Healthcare ED for the purpose of creating a quality, online competency training program for the employees of the vendors/contractors that work in Healthcare, so that those employees would understand “What’s different about working in Healthcare?”. Earlier in his career, in addition to being the founder and President of Rutledge Environmental, Jack spent 15 years handling the conferences, training programs, and administrative responsibilities of the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers. It was during his tenure with KSHE that he saw a glaring lack of effective training programs for Healthcare contractors and their employees. In response to those observations, Jack set about developing a series of educational programs, then assembled a Team of experts to help deliver the training, and that became the springboard to the online Priority One-Competency Training for Healthcare Vendor Employees.
Nonye Aghanya obtained a Master of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University, New York and has worked in various healthcare settings. She currently works in retail clinic. She is the author of 2 books “Simple Tips to Developing A Productive Clinician-Patient Relationship” and “Principles For Overcoming Communication Anxiety and Improving Trust”. In May 2019, she published an online school Communication Academy and courses in her school have received accreditation for granting Continuing education units to Physicians and Nurses. Her contents are based on research study results and her numerous interactions with diverse groups of individuals in the healthcare settings for close to 30 years. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Trustees, she is married and has 4 daughters.
Book #1 website: www.ptdrsimpletips.com
Online school (Communication Academy): https://ptdrsimpletips.teachable.com
Book #2 website: www.improvetrustnow.com
Michelle Ollivierre –Lawrence is a RN for over 10 years with vast areas of experience. She received her MSN from University of Phoenix, BSN from University of Miami and is currently a DNP candidate (completion date 12/2016) at Capella University. She has been a Nurse Educator for 8 years and at current college, lectures, coordinate clinical experiences for undergraduate nursing students, assist with NCLEX passing for graduates and placement in health care organizations. She has been a Director of more than three nursing programs, serves as a community liaison for new nurses in hospital settings. Her current project focuses at the decreasing incidence of medication errors in novice nurses by adopting the transition to practice module developed by the NCSBN
Laura Wallace currently has practiced 40 years as a registered nurse. This time includes 35 years as a certified nurse-midwife and 17 years
as a nurse educator. She has taught at the patient education, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level.
Dr Wallace obtained her BSN from Spalding College in Louisville, Kentucky. She obtained her nurse-midwifery education and MS from the University of Minnesota. Her doctoral work was completed at Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr Wallace is an associate professor at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. She continues to teach obstetrics and women's health and NCLEX-RN preparation. As Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator she is the Learning Coach for students and is involved in program evaluation and curriculum development.
Donna Hartz is an Aboriginal Australian midwife, academic and member of the Kamilaroi peoples of north eastern New South Wales. She grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney. Hartz is currently an associate professor of midwifery at Charles Darwin University. Hartz is best known for her work on the ‘Birthing on Country’ project, focused on Aboriginal maternal health. She is an investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Grant, ‘BOOSt: Building on Our Strengths’. Hartz has focused on developing and implementing community-controlled holistic, continuity of midwifery care models and birth centres. She has been an advocate for women-centred continuity of care through caseload midwifery models. Hartz is a registered nurse and midwife. She has been an academic leader at the University of Sydney’s National Centre of Cultural Competence, an adjunct associate professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University and a casual academic at the University of Technology Sydney. Hartz was on the Board of Trustees at the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund.
Dr. Wendy Laupu Ph.D BNSc is a Registered Nurse who lives in Queensland, Australia. Her research interests span brain disorders. She has previously documented a cleaning regimen for residual protein deposits on reusable Anaesthetic and surgical equipment; to reduce the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Since 2008, Wendy has taken a neurobiological, then nutritional psychiatric approach to investigating psychosis and mood disturbances. She has current clinical experience in Australian mental health services and membership In the World Federation for Mental Health and Global Alliance for Mental Health Advocates.
Head of the Department, Medical University of Lodz, Poland, President of Nursing eHealth Council and vice-president of SNOMED CT Council, Center for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ), Her scientific research and executed projects are related to information systems in healthcare, tele-nursing, interoperability in healthcare, integrated care including competences of nursing staff related to coordinated care especially in primary health care (PHC). Author can co-author of many publications related to above mentioned issues, speaker at many national and international conferences. Project manager of HealthProElderly, TeleNrsCare- Telenursing, ENS4Care – WP Integrated Care – financed by Norwegian grants and EU funds. Former President of Polish Nurses Association (2005-2012) in Poland and representative in international institutions: International Council of Nurses (ICN), the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), a member of the Board of EFN and expert of the European Commission, WHO, ICN. Currently Director of EFN, a member of the Board of Directors of the European Nursing Research Foundation (ENRF) and Director of the ICN Accredited Center for Research and Development of ICNP, the Medical University of Lodz engaged in the implementation of international standards for EHR.
Aliya R. Aaron, MSHS, BSN, RN, Founder and CEO of AMR Healthcare Consulting, LLC, a technology firm developing custom healthcare software and delivery innovative consulting solutions for the healthcare industry since 2010. Aliya is also the Founder and Chief Innovation Strategist of Nursing Innovation Hub, a technology community platform cultivating an ecosystem of nurses, developers, design engineers, partners, investors, and other collaborators who contribute to—and drive—innovation in healthcare with the use of technology. Aliya has over 20 years of Healthcare industry experience, 13 years in Healthcare Technology, developing and implementing software systems for national and international healthcare organizations. Aliya served as a Clinical Strategist and Consultant for large software vendors where she developed and implemented Electronic Healthcare Record systems and solutions for healthcare organizations. She also served as a Nurse Researcher for the National Institutes of Health, and as a Healthcare IT Consultant for the VHA Chief Health Informatics Office supporting VISTA, the previous clinical and business information system of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Aliya is a published author, invited speaker, and Board Member for several business organizations. She has been featured in Women in Tech Review, Med Tech Outlook, Journal of Nursing Informatics and International Archives of Nursing and Health Care. She is a national and internationally recognized expert in healthcare technology software development and developing innovative technology solutions to improve patient care. Aliya has a Master of Science in Health Systems Management from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She is a Full Stack Software Developer committed to empowering women and minorities in business and technology.
Erika Shepard is a freedom healer and coach, specializing in creating pathways to live our healthiest, most vibrant life and removing roadblocks to reach our highest potential. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University, and spent 8 years working in conventional medicine. Erika additionally has Advanced Training from the Center’s of Mind Body Medicine and a Theta Healing Certification from the Theta Healing Institutes of Knowledge. Erika now runs her own remote private practice, Inner Fire Wellness, and is living in Charlotte, NC.
Nurse Clinical researcher frailty and identity at Bournemouth University, humanised care champion, paediatric EoL care speaker * charity founderm at Therainbowfund
Iris Berryhill is an Associate Professor at Miami Regional University. She has obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Phoenix and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Her nursing experience includes Nursing Director in Critical Care, Charge Nurse, Private Duty Nursing, Clinical Coordinator and Nurse Educator at various nursing colleges. She has professional memberships in the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the National League for Nursing (NLN). She is presently focusing on patient safety and innovations in fall prevention for the elderly in-hospital patients
Lashanda Brumfield is a native of Mississippi with a B. S. in Therapeutic Recreation & Minor in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi, a Master's in Public Health from Jackson State University, and a Doctoral in Clinical Health Sciences from University of Mississippi Medical Center. Lashanda worked in the field of Mental as a Certified Recreation Therapist and a Certified Health Educator for 19 years Health (specializing in Adventure/Experimental Therapy in Substance Abuse Recovery, Behavioral Intervention Among Adolescent & Children, and Leisure Programming for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities), before transitioning to academia. She has been named Who's Who among Women in Business and Among Professionals in Healthcare. She is a published author and professional presenter. Her research interest includes Healthcare Disparities, The Use of and Communication of the Use of Complementary Medicine in Patient Services, Culture Diversity Among Healthcare Service Providers (Communication Barriers), The Stigma of Depression and Anxiety Among Different Ethnicities, Evolution of Mental Health Services, Prayer & Spirituality in a Healthy Lifestyle, & Addictive Behaviors. She currently works at Piedmont College in Demorest Georgia as an Assistant Professor if Health Sciences. She enjoys life, family, & her relationship God.
Offering nearly 34 years of experience in managing all aspects of nursing operations, while maintaining highest standards of professionalism, patient care, hygiene, sanitation and procedural compliance for Medical, Children Specialization and Ancillary & Support Services in prestigious hospitals across Saudi Arabia and Australia Spearheaded over 3500 nursing staff in optimizing performance, and meeting personal, physical and cognitive needs of each resident; implemented education program by training and organized daily stand up meetings with skilled staff to ensure quality Led key departmental innovation and process improvement initiatives to help build internal capabilities and efficiencies with processes and systems; successfully implemented HOPE model of nursing to promote health and individual/family growth Administered the strategic framework for training and led Annual Competency Based Training Schedules, in conjunction with Nursing Education, to ensure that the staff complies with in-service educational and continuing education policies Delivered lectures as a Keynote Speaker at various seminar such as International Nursing Symposium, NM & HN Clinical Leadership Workshop, The Fifth Annual Middle Eastern Nurses and Partners in Caring Science
Ewa Grodzinsky, Reg. Biomedical Laboratory Scientist, PhD., Associated Professor, is a senior research scientist at the Medical Faculty, Linköping University, Sweden. She has been teaching biomedical laboratory sciences at the undergraduate, specialist, and advanced levels with several inter-professionals PhD students. She has several years of clinical and research experience in development, metrology, and improvement in laboratory science. Her contribution to this book is focus on measurement accuracy and the area of immunology in a physiological and clinical perspective.
Märta Sund Levander, Reg. Nurse, Ph.D., Associated Professor, is a senior research scientist and university lecturer at the Medical Faculty Linköping University, Sweden. She teaches nursing students at the undergraduate, specialist, and advanced levels. She has several years of clinical and research experience as a specialized nurse, especially in critical care, eldercare, infection control, and research and development. Her research area is assessment and evaluation of body temperature and its clinical implications, such as signs and symptoms of infection in critically ill and frail elderly and fever in children.