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Mary E Ross

Mary E Ross, DrPH, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC

Department of Undergraduate Studies
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Mary Ellen Ross, DrPH, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, is a professor in the Department of Nursing Systems. Her primary teaching responsibility is Gerontology and Community Health. She has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and served as a faculty research mentor for undergraduate BSN honor students.

Ross has published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and has given numerous presentations about her research and teaching strategies. She is a peer reviewer for a number of nursing and interprofessional journals. She is an active member of a number of international, national, state and local professional organizations.

The Texas Nurses Association (TNA) District 9, named Ross one of “20 Outstanding Nurses of 2010.” She was a Houston Chronicle “Salute to Nurses” honoree in 2016. She was selected for the Good Samaritan Foundation 2018 Excellence in Nursing ‘Gold Medalist’ Nursing Education, Faculty Award.  In 2019, she received the Nurse Educator of the Year award from the National Black Nurses Association. In 2020, she received the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award and Recognition from The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She has been nominated for the John P. McGovern Teacher of the Year award on numerous occasions.

Ross was awarded the first PARTNERS Research Scholar grant award (2011-14).

She is certified as a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Related News Items

Aging research: Grant deadline, consortium retreat upcoming (Jul 2022)

Publication: Benefits of, Barriers to, and Needs for an Artificial Intelligence–Powered Medication Information Voice Chatbot for Older Adults: Interview Study With Geriatrics Experts (May 2022)

Ross inspires nursing students to care for older adults through hands-on experiences (Mar 2022)

Good Samaritan Foundation honors Ross, Mathew Joseph and Mackavey with “Excellence in Nursing” awards (Sep 2018)

Good Samaritan Foundation will salute Ross, Mathew Joseph and Mackavey, Sept. 5th (Jun 2018)