Afaf I. Meleis, Ph.D., DrPS(hon), FAAN

Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
Professor of Nursing
Professor of Sociology (secondary appointment)
Director of the School's WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership

Research Description: 

Dr. Meleis' scholarship is focused on global health, immigrant and international health, women's health, and on the theoretical development of the nursing discipline. She is the author of more than 150 articles in social sciences, nursing and medical journals; 40 chapters; and numerous monographs, proceedings, and books. She is also the author of an award winning book, "Theoretical Nursing: Development and Progress" (1985, 1991, 1997, 2004, 2006) and "Women's Work, Health and Quality of Life" and co-author of "Caring for Women Cross Culturally." Dr. Meleis is a sought-after keynote speaker for national and international conferences on women's health and development, disparities in healthcare, and international health. She has been invited for visiting professorships, conduct symposia, present keynote addresses, serve on boards, to plan conferences, and consult on women's health research and doctoral education nationally and internationally (in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, South America and North America).

Contact Information: 

School of Nursing
433 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
Telephone: 215.898.8283

Email: meleis@nursing.upenn.edu