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Geri L Wood

Geri L Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN

Bette P. Thomas Distinguished Professor in Innovative Health Care Delivery
Director, PhD Program
Department of Research
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Geri LoBiondo-Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Coordinator of the PhD in Nursing Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 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. Dr. Wood teaches research and evidence-based practice principles to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. At MD Anderson Cancer Center, she developed and implemented the Evidence-Based Resource Unit Nurse (EB-RUN) Program, a hospital-wide program that involved all levels of nurses in the 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 is the primary author and editor of the textbook Nursing Research: Methods & Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice which is in its 8th edition. This book has won the AJN Book of the Year Award for six of its editions. Dr. Wood is an Editorial Board member of Progress in Transplantation and a reviewer for Nursing Research, Oncology Nursing Forum, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, and Nephrology Nursing Journal. Her research and publications focus on pediatrics, family, chronic illness and oncology nursing. Annually for the past three years she has obtained funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund PhD students as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars.

Dr. Wood is active locally and nationally in many professional organizations, including the American Nurse Foundation, Oncology Nursing Society, Southern Nursing Research Society, the Midwest Nursing Research 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.

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