Meet Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Tonda Hughes, 2017 Sexton-Weaver Lecturer

Posted: February 6, 2017

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Dr. Hughes has a distinguished career focusing on women’s mental health and substance use (total funding exceeding $20 million USD). She is well known for her ground breaking work in the 1980s related to chemically dependent nurses, and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the area of alcohol use among sexual minority (lesbian and bisexual) women.  Her pioneering studies on the predictors and consequences of alcohol use among sexual minority women have received continuous funding since 1999 from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other sources and have grown into the world’s longest running longitudinal study of alcohol use and health among sexual minority women. She has served as Co-Investigator on numerous other funded studies with researchers from major U.S. and Australian institutions, including the University of Melbourne and Deakin University. Dr. Hughes holds Honorary Professor appointments at the University of Technology-Sydney and Deakin University (Australia), and the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hughes will present "Leadership in Nursing Research: Challenges and Opportunities" on Thursday, April 13 at 1 pm in the Pavilion A auditorium as part of the annual Nursing Leadership Lectures Series. Read more about the series here.

Read more on Dr. Hughes here.


Hall of Fame Class of 2011 - Dr. Tonda Hughes on far left.