Patrick A. Palmieri, DHSc, DPhil(Hon.), EdS, PGDip(Oxon)

Patrick A. Palmieri, DHSc, DPhil(Hon.), EdS, PGDip(Oxon), MBA, MSN, ACNP, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ, FISQua, FAAN

Dr. Patrick A. Palmieri is a global health leader, nurse scholar, and health sciences researcher. Currently, he is the Dean of the School of Nursing and the Margaret Jean Watson Distinguished Professor at the College of Health Sciences, Universidad Norbert Wiener (Lima, Peru). In addition, he is an Adjunct Faculty at the Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University (Houston, Texas, USA), Senior Research Fellow, Center for Health Sciences Research, Universidad Maria Auxiliadora (Lima, Peru), and Adjunct Professor, College of Health Sciences, A. T. Still University (Kirksville, Missouri, USA). In the academic and professional community, Dr. Palmieri serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sigma Foundation for Nursing, Board Member for the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, Member of the Risk and Audit Committee (representing the American Nurses Association) at the International Council of Nursing, Faculty Associate at the Watson Caring Science Institute, and Director of Evidence-Based Health Care South America: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group (Chile, Colombia, and Peru).

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Palmieri held various clinical and management roles in ambulatory and acute care settings, including critical care and flight nurse, clinical manager and administrative director, and chief nursing officer. In addition, he served as a Vice-President of the healthcare division of a large multinational insurance company based in Peru. In this role, Dr. Palmieri co-led a team to develop the largest vertically integrated healthcare delivery system in Peru. When he transitioned to the Chief Quality and Safety Officer for the new health system, Dr. Palmieri then led the first healthcare facility accreditation in Peruvian history.

Dr. Palmieri has served on more than 30 successful doctoral project and dissertation committees. In this capacity, he has helped students present their work at international conferences and publish manuscripts in indexed scientific journals. Dr. Palmieri has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles, co-authored a book on human caring literacy with the renowned nursing theorist Dr. Jean Watson, and presented his scholarly work in more than 60 countries. Dr. Palmieri has received distinguished visitor awards from various cities in Latin American and he was awarded the degree Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Maria Auxiliadora for his exemplary scholarship in nursing and advocacy work with vulnerable populations in Peru. In 2015, Dr. Palmieri was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing for his significant scholarly contributions to advancing positive social change in Peru through his work in nursing.

Dr. Palmieri earned a doctoral degree in global health from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University (United States). He completed post-doctoral studies in evidence-based health care at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and a post-doctoral fellowship in caring sciences (mentored by Dr. Jean Watson) at the Watson Caring Sciences Institute. His other educational credentials include: Certificate of Doctoral Studies (Duke University); Ed.S. in Educational Technology (University of Missouri); Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching (University of Pennsylvania); M.S.N. in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, with a specialization in nephrology (Vanderbilt University); M.B.A. in Leadership and B.A. in Management (Saint Leo University); A.A. in Liberal Arts (Pasco-Hernando Community College). In addition, he has completed three fully funded fellowships: Information Technology Fellowship in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (Duke University Health System), Executive Fellowship in Patient Safety (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Healthcare Administrative Fellowship (Avera Health). Finally, Dr. Palmieri completed the Value-Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Seminar (Professors Porter, Kaplan, and Teisberg) at Harvard Business School.

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