Todd B. Monroe

Todd B. Monroe
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Distinguished Professor of Aging Research
Research Professor
378 Newton Hall
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1585 Neil Avenue
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Dr. Monroe has a distinguished academic background, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998. Subsequently, he obtained his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Alabama College of Nursing in 2002, where he was honored with the Sigma Theta Tau Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

In 2010, Dr. Monroe completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). During his time at UTHSC, he was recognized for his dissertation work on cancer pain in individuals with dementia at the end of life and received the Alma and Hal Regan Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

Post-graduation, Dr. Monroe was selected as a Claire M. Fagin & Atlantic Philanthropies Post-Doctoral Fellow in 2011. His academic journey continued, and in 2018, he became a part of The Ohio State University College of Nursing, where he currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Aging Research and Research Professor.

Dr. Monroe's research focuses on the neurobiology of pain, particularly exploring the impact of sex and gender on pain perception in older adults with and without dementia. His contributions to the field are evident through six National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging (NIH/NIA) awards as a Principal Investigator, as well as his role as a co-investigator on numerous other research projects.

Recognizing his expertise and achievements, Dr. Monroe has been honored with fellowships in the National Academies of Practice, the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Academy of Nursing.

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April 15, 2024

Initiative recognized as Program of Excellence by University Outreach and Engagement

The Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Program, an initiative within The Ohio State University College of Nursing that has grown into one of the largest programs of its kind in Ohio, received the designation of 2024 Program of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship this month from the university’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.