Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry
Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry is the Director of Global HOPE Nursing and a tenured Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also the Bessie Baker Professor Emerita of Nursing at Duke University. In her current role with Global HOPE, Dr. Hockenberry provides expertise from her clinical, education, and research experiences to develop the curriculum to teach others about how to care for children with oncology and hematology diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Hockenberry is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 2016, Marilyn was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Hall of Fame. This international award is given to nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained international recognition for their work that has impacted the profession and people it serves. Marilyn is recognized for her research program that focuses on symptoms associated with childhood cancer treatment. She has over 125 professional publications and has received continuous research funding for the past 20 years. She is the senior editor for the Wong Pediatric Nursing textbooks used around the world. Dr. Hockenberry was among the first to specialize as a nurse practitioner in the care of children with cancer. She has spent most of her career practicing as a clinical nurse expert. She is a leader in nursing education and has received numerous awards for her role as nurse educator. Dr. Hockenberry’s passion is promoting excellence in nursing care of children with cancer and hematology disorders.