Margaret Kearney Named Editor of Research in Nursing & Health

April 23, 2012

Margaret H. Kearney, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Margaret H. Kearney, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., vice provost and University dean of graduate studies, and professor of nursing at the School of Nursing, was recently named editor-in-chief of the academic journal Research in Nursing & Health (RINAH). She succeeds Judith Gedney Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., professor of nursing at Oregon Health & Science University, who led the journal for ten years.

 Now in its 35th year, RINAH is an international, interdisciplinary journal that ranks in the top three general research journals in nursing. The journal’s interdisciplinary focus is especially fitting for Kearney, who led an initiative to expand enrollment in the School of Nursing’s Ph.D. program to include other health professionals in addition to nurses. A nurse and researcher for more than 30 years, her record of scholarship also crosses disciplines and includes qualitative research methods, health behaviors, and socially vulnerable women and infants.

“My goal is to uphold the journal’s tradition of top-quality research and scholarship, while working to expand submissions from all health-focused disciplines in the U.S. and internationally,” she said.

Prior to this appointment, which begins in September, Kearney served as associate editor of RINAH for two years, and was previously associate editor of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing.

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