Margarete Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor Emerita

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Margarete Sandelowski earned the PhD in American Studies (emphasis on Women’s Studies) from Case Western Reserve University, the MS in Maternal-Child Nursing from Boston University, the EdM in Nursing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and the BSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She is Director and Principal Faculty of the Summer Program in Qualitative Research offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning at the School of Nursing. She has published widely in nursing and social science anthologies and journals in the areas of infertility and reproductive technology; gender, technology, and nursing; and qualitative and mixed-methods primary research and research synthesis methodologies. Her works have been translated into Spanish and Japanese. Among her works are the award-winning (1993). With child in mind: Studies of the personal encounter with infertility. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press; (2000). Devices and desires: Gender, technology, and American nursing. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press; (2007). Handbook for synthesizing qualitative research. New York: Springer; (2007). Comparability work and the management of difference in research synthesis studies. Social Science & Medicine, 64, 236–247; (2012). Mapping the mixed research synthesis terrain. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 6, 317-331; (2013). Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research findings. In C. T. Beck (Ed.), Routledge international handbook of qualitative nursing research (pp. 347-356). New York: Routledge; and (2015). A matter of taste: Evaluating the quality of qualitative research. Nursing Inquiry, 22, 86–94. She has been awarded as PI four 5-year R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research and contributed to the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research Working Group that resulted in the 2011 Best practices for mixed methods research in the health sciences. She has served as Visiting Professor at universities in the US and abroad including Australia, Canada, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2015 was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.