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Marie T. Nolan

MARIE T. NOLAN, Ph.D., MPH, RN, is internationally known for her work on patient and family decision making in the face of critical illness. Her pioneering end-of-life research has revealed that most critically ill patients prefer shared decision making with their family and physician, instead of the autonomous decision making model prevalent in clinical practice.

Dr. Nolan is the executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing She also previously served as associate dean for Academic Affairs, chair of the Department of Acute and Chronic Care and director of the PhD Program. She was also past president of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN).

Dr. Nolan was the Johns Hopkins director of the China PhD Program Collaboration between Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and JHSON funded by the China Medical Board of New York. This collaboration led to PUMC producing the first graduates of a PhD program in nursing in China. Widely published in the nursing and multidisciplinary research literature, Dr. Nolan received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association and was inducted into the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame for her work.

Dr. Nolan holds a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.