Sally Rankin, RN, PhD, FAAN
The focus of my research for the past 23 years has been the adaptation of patients and their families to chronic illnesses, primarily heart disease and diabetes mellitus, and now HIV/AIDS. Of particular interest have been patient populations that are vulnerable to poor health outcomes as a result of age, gender, and race/ethnicity or because of limited health care access such as is found in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the methods used in my studies have involved gender-based analyses of adaptation to heart disease, diabetes, and HIV. Lately, my research has involved implementation science and monitoring and evaluation of outcomes related to nursing workforce capacity in Malawi.
- Philosophy of Science
- HIV and AIDS
- Global Health
My professional service to UCSF SON includes recent service as Interim Dean. Nationally, I am an elected board member of the American Academy of Nursing; this position also includes liaison to the Council of Advancement for Nursing Science (CANS), the Expert Panels on both Global Health and Emerging and Infectious Diseases, and the editorial board of Nursing Outlook. Local service activities include 2-3 speaking engagements/year on the topic of HIV/AIDS in Malawi and serving on an advisory board for a project that is seeking to guarantee access to women for prevention of unintended pregnancies through primary care.
- Morris LM, Schell E, Schell D, Rankin SH. (2008). Theologies of blame and compassion in the response of religious organizations to the AIDS crises in Malawi, Central Africa. Journal of Religion in Malawi, 15, 3-10.
- Rankin SH, Lindgren T, Kools SM, Schell E. (2008). The condom divide: Disenfranchisement of Malawi women by church and state. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 37(5), 596-604. PMID: 18811780
- Lindgren T, Rankin SH, Rankin WW. (2005). Malawi women and HIV: Socio-cultural factors and barriers to prevention. Women & Health, 41(1), 69-86. PMID: 16048869
- Rankin WW, Brennan S, Schell E, Laviwa J, Rankin SH. (2005). The stigma of being HIV-positive in Africa. Public Library of Science-Medicine, 2(8), e247. PMID: 16008508
- Rankin SH, Lindgren T, Rankin WW, Ng'oma J. (2005). Donkey work: Women, religion, and HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Health Care for Women International, 26(1), 4-16. PMID: 15764458