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Ronald L. Hickman, Jr.
PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

The Ruth M. Anderson Endowed Chair & Associate Dean for Research, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University 

Dr. Ronald Hickman is the inaugural Ruth M. Anderson Endowed Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. He is a registered nurse and a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner. He has provided care for patients undergoing general and cardiothoracic surgery and patients in the intensive care unit. As a nurse scientist, Dr. Hickman is nationally known for his pioneering work on technology-based solutions to improve chronic disease self-management and end-of-life care. His innovative work integrates knowledge from several disciplines to develop technologies and understand how biobehavioral mechanisms influence how patients and their families make decisions and manage their health or acute illnesses. As principal or co-investigator, his research has received competitive funding from several institutes within the National Institutes of Health and numerous national foundations. He has authored more than 150 refereed journal articles, books, book chapters, and scientific presentations. He served as a contributing editor for the American Journal of Critical Care and serves on the editorial boards of two high-impact journals, Nursing Outlook and Research in Nursing and Health, and is the associate editor for Applied Nursing Research. In addition to advancing nursing research and
scholarship, Dr. Hickman is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and belonging to ensure a representative nursing workforce and the delivery of equitable nursing and health care for all.