Kathy Wright

Kathy Wright
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Assistant Professor
376 Newton Hall
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1585 Neil Avenue
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Kathy D. Wright joins the college as assistant professor. She also holds a faculty position in The Ohio State University Discovery Themes-Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury Institute.

Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Wright’s goal is to mentor others and inspire solutions to address health disparities and inequities across the lifespan.

Dr. Wright's research on blood pressure self-management was featured by Ohio State in a special "Minute Professor" video in July 2020. She is also a member of the Monroe Lab.

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May 07, 2021

OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.

April 22, 2021

HOBOKEN, N.J.—April 22, 2021—John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Cochrane today announced a pilot access agreement with OhioLINK, a state-wide academic library consortium. Under this agreement people living in the U.S. state of Ohio will have free access to the Cochrane Library for one year. Published by Wiley, the Cochrane Library is a collection of health evidence used to make informed decisions about health care and policy.