Dr. Linda Ehrlich-Jones works in the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research. She has been involved in creation of behavioral interventions, using motivational interviewing, targeting persons with chronic illness to increase physical activity and improve diet. She oversees the Rehabilitation Measures Database, a compendium of summaries of instruments utilized by rehabilitation professionals. Her faculty appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
Past-President Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals
Recipient of the Addie Thomas Service Award (Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, 2014)
Professor and Consultant at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Adviser to World health Organisation, Visitng Professor University of West of Scotland.
Valerie has been a midwife since qualifying in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1979 and has
practised in various countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle
East. She undertook her higher education in New Zealand, gaining Bachelor’s,
Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Massey University. She has been active in
research and international development since gaining her fist academic post in 1991.
From 2007-2011 she was director of Glasgow Caledonian University’s World Health
Organisation Collaborating Centre and during the last two years, Secretary General
of the WHO Global Network of Collaborating Centres. During this time she received
many research and development grants. From 2011-2012 she was Regional Adviser
for Nursing and Midwifery, the WHO Europe’s highest position in the field. During this
time, she worked as a consultant in the Institute of Midwifery, Zurich University of
Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and in 2012 took up a full time position there, returning to
full time research. She continues to attract research funding.
Dr. Hinds is currently the Director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Science at Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., and a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, and the University of Maryland, College of Nursing.
Full Professor and Senior Lecturer - Faculty and Nursing, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Director - Research, Health and Podiatry Unit, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Professor of Nursing and Gill Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing at the University of Kentucky. Director of the RICH Heart Program and the Center for Biobehioral Research in Self-Management of Cardioplumonary Diseases. Co-Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Recipient of the 2012, Southern Nursing Research Society, Distinguished Research Award, and inducted in 2011 to the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame.