Suzanne Dickerson School of Nursing, University of Buffalo
Suzanne Dickerson is a Professor and Department Chair of Bio-behavioural Health and Clinical Science at the University at Buffalo, School of Nursing. Her current research focuses on sleep science with the goal of understanding patients’ contextual meaning of sleep-wake disturbances through hermeneutical phenomenology. This insight forms the basis of new knowledge that can be instrumental in translating clinical research to practice that embeds meaningful approaches into care practices to improve sleep. She has developed an online course in the methodology and mentors PhD and visiting faculty in the approach. She is a senior member of the hermeneutic phenomenology institute group and mentors other members as well.