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William L. Holzemer, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.


William L. Holzemer, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Dr. William L. Holzemer is Professor and Associate Dean for International Academic Programs in the Department of Community Health Systems at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. He is also the director of UCSF's World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research and Clinical Training in Nursing, as well as the International Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Clinical Training in Nursing.

Dr. Holzemer's distinguished research career in nursing stretches back to 1978, and has focused primarily on symptom management and quality of life for people living with HIV infection. He recently completed six years as a chartered member and Chair of a National Institutes of Health study section. Dr. Holzemer has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles, edited six books and authored 13 book chapters. In addition, he is an internationally recognized expert in academic nursing and HIV/AIDS care who has consulted for the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, UNICEF and many governmental agencies, professional associations and universities throughout the world. His work on the assessment and self/family care strategies for HIV-related symptoms has resulted in significant improvements in the quality of nursing care for people living with HIV/AIDS on a global level.

Dr. Holzemer is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the Japan Academy of Nursing. He is a former Fulbright Scholar (Egypt), a Project HOPE Fellow (USA-Mexico Border) and is a visiting professor at St. Luke's College of Nursing in Tokyo, Japan.

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