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Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

2015 Speaker

DR. AFAF IBRAHIM MELEIS a professor of nursing and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing and Director of the School’s WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership from 2002 through 2014. For over 47 years her scholarly contributions have informed generations of nurses around the world and influenced their education, practice and research programs. Dr. Meleis is the author of more than 180 articles published in peer reviewed, interdisciplinary and international journals. She is also the author of 50 chapters, 7 books, numerous monographs, proceedings and policy white papers. Dr. Meleis is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, as well as distinguished and honorary international professorships and honorary doctorates. Among them she holds a Doctorate of Medicine from Linköping University, Sweden; a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Alicante, Spain and the distinguished Honorary Citizenship of Oporto, Portugal. Dr. Meleis graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alexandria (1961), earned an M.S. in nursing (1964), an M.A. in sociology (1966) and a Ph.D. in medical and social psychology (1968) from the University of California, Los Angeles. @afafmeleis