Geri L Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Geri LoBiondo-Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Bette P. Thomas Distinguished Professorship for Innovative Healthcare Delivery and Director, PhD Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Cizik School of Nursing (UTHSC-Houston) and former Director of Research and Evidence-Based Practice Planning and Development at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. She received her Diploma in Nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, New York; Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Rochester; and PhD in Nursing Theory and Research from New York University. While at MD Anderson Cancer Center, she developed and implemented the Evidence-Based Resource Unit Nurse (EB-RUN) Program, a hospital-wide program focused on application of research evidence to practice. She has extensive national and international experience guiding nurses and other health care professionals in the development and utilization of research. Dr. Wood teaches research methods and mentors doctoral students Dr. Wood is the primary author and editor of the textbook Nursing Research: Methods & Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice which is in its 9th edition and has won the AJN Book of the Year Award for seven editions. She is also the primary editor for Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Health Care Quality Improvement in its 1st edition. Dr. Wood is a reviewer for Progress in Transplantation, Nursing Research, Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Her research and publications focus on pediatrics, family, oncology, and chronic illness.
Dr. Wood is active locally and nationally in several professional organizations, including the American Nurse Foundation, Oncology Nursing Society and the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization. She has received local and national awards for teaching and contributions to nursing. In 1997, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from New York University, Division of Nursing Alumni Association. In 2001 she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and in 2007 as a Fellow of the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education. In 2012 she was appointed as a Distinguished Teaching Professor of the University of Texas System. In 2016 she received the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award.