The School of Nursing is thrilled to announce the selection of Yoshimi Fukuoka, RN, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Physiological Nursing and researcher at the Institute for Health & Aging, and Martha (Marty) Jessup, PhD, RN, professor emerita to the American Academy of Nursing. They share this distinction with 162 highly distinguished nurse leaders as part of the Academy’s 2016 class of fellows.
Their appointment as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) acknowledges significant contributions to nursing and health care. Both Yoshimi and Marty’s nursing careers have influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.
Yoshimi is one of the leading researchers applying digital technologies to lifestyle interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Use of digital technologies promises to lower costs and increase the efficacy of these lifestyle interventions. The big datasets these devices generate are largely underutilized, but Yoshimi’s recent work leverages these datasets to develop behavioral algorithms that can optimize and automate more personalized interventions. Her research is particularly focused on primary and secondary prevention of heart disease in adults, specifically in women and ethnic/racial minorities.
Marty has nearly four decades of experience in clinical work, health services policy development and implementation, organizational change, and programming in women’s health including the treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug dependencies. She provides technical assistance and consultation regionally and nationally and has published extensively on these issues. Marty has her PhD from the UCSF School of Nursing (Department of Family Health Care Nursing) and retired from UCSF in 2011. She is now the Director of the Power of Nursing at the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Aging at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, and she resides in the SF Bay Area.
Fellows are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influence. New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their induction in October. Congratulations to Yoshimi and Marty and their 2016 classmates.
About the American Academy of Nursing: The American Academy of Nursing (www.AANnet.org) serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's more than 2,400 fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.
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