Susan Kools, RN, PhD, FAAN
|University of California, San Francisco||Ph.D.|| Nursing||1993|
|University of California, San Francisco||M.S.|| Nursing||1984|
|University of California, San Francisco||2012||Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award|
|American Academy of Nursing||2007||Fellow|
As a child and adolescent psychiatric nurse scientist, I have studied vulnerable adolescents for almost 30 years. I am an international expert in adolescence and qualitative research methods. The focus of my program of research is the mental health and development of adolescents. My aim is to promote a greater understanding of developmentally appropriate interventions and contexts for care for young people. I have primarily studied adolescents in foster care and its influence on health and well being. I have explored adolescent illness experiences, including pediatric hyperlipidemia, congenital heart disease, hospitalization in Hong Kong and China, and HIV prevention in Malawi, Africa.
Adolescent Health and Development
Adolescent Mental Health
Positive Youth Development
Grounded Theory Method
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