A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR).
John Lowe, the founding and current director of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity and the McKenzie Professor for Health Disparities Research at the FSU College of Nursing, has been designated as a member of the NACNR.
The NACNR is a component of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), which is a part of the National Institutes of Health. The NINR supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for nursing care. The NACNR advises the NINR and develops knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, disease and disability prevention, symptoms management and palliative care.
“As a member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, it is an honor to have the opportunity to support nursing science that promotes and improves the health of individuals, families and communities,” Lowe said. “I am also proud to be one of the few Native Americans to have been appointed to a National Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health.”
Lowe has spent his career developing and studying interventions for the prevention and reduction of substance use and other risk behaviors among Native American and Indigenous youth. He also developed the first manualized Talking Circle, an evidence-based intervention that aims to reduce substance use and other risk factors among Native American and indigenous people.
Lowe was also the first Native American man to be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.