University of Arizona, Tucson (United States of America)
Dr. Ruth Taylor-Piliae is an Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. She is recognized internationally as a nurse scientist and mind-body exercise interventionist, with training in cardiovascular epidemiology and clinical trials. Her research is focused on promoting physical activity and improving patient-centered outcomes among older adults with heart disease and stroke through the implementation of innovative non-pharmacologic interventions such as Tai Chi. She has had over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in top-tiered journals both within nursing and inter-professional journals and is highly cited for her work (citations>4300, h-index=34, i10-index=55). She has received several teaching, research and service awards, was named a Tucson Fabulous 50 Nurse in 2015 and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.