NYU Meyers’ Sean Clarke Named Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Outlook

July 20, 2022

The American Academy of Nursing has named Sean Clarke, PhD, RN, FAAN asSean Clarke headshot the new Editor-in-Chief of Nursing Outlook, an Elsevier publication. Nursing Outlook is the official journal of the Academy and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS). Since its inception, the journal has supported the organization’s aim to serve the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.

Clarke is Executive Vice Dean and Professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. He has held endowed term and research chairs at University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, and McGill University, served as an Associate Dean at Boston College, and currently holds affiliate appointments at the Université de Montréal and the University of Hong Kong. Dean Clarke earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing from McGill University and was inducted into the Academy in 2006. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on nursing outcomes research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. When he was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, he served as Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and was a fellow of both the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Population Studies Center.

Dean Clarke’s research is centered on quality and safety issues in acute care hospitals and occupational safety of nurses. His most prominent research relates to nurse staffing and working conditions. Clarke has published on these topics in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Health Affairs, among others. In addition to his over 100 publications, he has served on numerous editorial boards for scientific and professional journals, including Nursing Management and the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research.

 “This is a time of tremendous change in nursing and in healthcare systems worldwide. I am deeply honored to work with a superb editorial team and editorial board to bring the best thinking and data from diverse voices across our profession to researchers and leaders at this pivotal moment,” said Clarke.   

“Dean Clarke’s extensive involvement in the peer review process and his editorial experience will enable him to excel in the position and continue to elevate one of nursing’s most highly regarded journals,” said Academy President Kenneth R. White, PhD, AGACNP, ACHPN, FACHE, FAAN.

Nursing Outlook is a bimonthly journal that publishes the most cutting-edge innovations and trends in policy, practice, education, and research. Known for its rigorous peer-review process, the articles are timely reports that help inform decision making for nurse leaders serving in a variety of roles and across all sectors. The journal's articles, written by thought leaders, help provide the vision for nursing and healthcare’s future.


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