Susan Kools, RN, PhD, FAAN
|University of California, San Francisco||Ph.D.||1993|| Nursing|
|University of California, San Francisco||M.S.||1984|| Nursing|
|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.
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