Ronald Hickman, Ph.D., R.N., A.C.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N.

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., Ph.D., R.N., A.C.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N. is an Associate Professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and holds a clinical appointment as an acute care nurse practitioner in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Hickman earned a B.A. in biological science, M.S.N., and Ph.D. in nursing science from Case Western Reserve University.  In 2012, Dr. Hickman completed a career development award focused on the conduct of multidisciplinary clinical and translational research funded by grant KL2TR000440 from the NIH, National Center on Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). His research program examines biobehavioral mechanisms that influence the quality of the healthcare decisions and evaluates the efficacy of novel technology-based interventions to enhance health outcomes of patients and their family members. He has conducted several clinical trials funded by grants from the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). In addition to his research, Dr. Hickman provides consultation on the development of technology-based interventions, workforce diversity, and strategies to reduce health inequities.