Kathy Wright

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Kathy Wright
First Name
Kathy
Last Name
Wright
Credentials
PhD, RN, APRN-CNS
Assistant Professor, Chief Diversity Officer
Address
376 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
1585 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

Kathy D. Wright joins the college as assistant professor and chief diversity officer. She also holds a faculty position in The Ohio State University Discovery Themes-Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury Institute (https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/brain-injury/).

 

Wright comes to us from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing with a major in psychology from Youngstown State University, Master’s in geriatric health and minority mental health from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, CWRU, and PhD from The University of Utah. Wright’s research centers on improving mental health and blood pressure self-management in African American older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, cognitive impairment and hypertension. Her work has been disseminated through scholarly journals and media outlets including National Public Radio. Wright’s goal is to mentor others and inspire solutions to address health disparities and inequities across the lifespan.

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News

July 19, 2019
Grants support transformative research in healthcare across the lifespan

The Ohio State University College of Nursing announced today that faculty researchers at the college received approximately $10.7 million in grant funding during fiscal year 2019. That compares to $6.9 million granted for fiscal year 2018.

July 16, 2019
College of Nursing launches new programs to educate RNs for primary care settings

The Ohio State University College of Nursing hosted an event for current and future registered nurses (RNs) on Thursday to promote new programs aimed at preparing RNs for enhanced roles in primary care settings.

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