Azita Emami

Azita Emami Azita Emami

Dean The Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean and Professor Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems 357260 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195.


Azita Emami is the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean of Nursing and professor in biobehavioral nursing and health systems. Dean Emami is an internationally recognized scholar, a dynamic and forward-looking nursing educator and administrator, and a person with a deep commitment to nursing as a profession that will have a priority role in the future of healthcare nationally and globally. Dr. Emami has conducted research and taught in countries around the world. Her research focus has been gerontology and the health of older adults, as well as transcultural nursing care. She has published more than 60 scientific articles in refereed international and national journals, three book chapters and two scientific reports. She serves on the editorial boards or as a reviewer at six peer-reviewed journals. She has participated in major international collaborations with institutions in the U.S., Great Britain, Australia and Iran, including creating and leading a joint doctoral program between institutions in Iran and Sweden. Dr. Emami holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Karolinska Institutet, a master's degree in international health care from Karolinska and the Red Cross College of Nursing, a nursing education degree with a teaching certification, and a doctorate in medical sciences from Karolinska. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Emami speaks Farsi, Swedish, and English and is working on French.

Research Interest

Gerontology and health of older adults, transcultural nursing care

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