Jo Ann Dalton, EdD, MSN, BSN, FAAN


Titles and Roles

Professor Emeritus
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Jo Ann Dalton, EdD, MSN, BSN, FAAN, is a professor Emeritus of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. While at the Woodruff School of Nursing, Dr. Dalton served as Chair of the Department of Adult and Elder Health, Interim Associate of Graduate Studies, and Interim Associate  of Academic Affairs. Dr. Dalton has also worked at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Duke University. She is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship.


Dr. Dalton obtained her EdD from North Carolina State University and completed her post-doctoral work at the University of Rochester. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Dalton earned both her BSN and MS degrees from Duke University.


Dr. Dalton's research focused on pain and pain management.


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Dr. Dalton has received the following honors and awards:

  • Duke School of Nursing Distinguished Contributor to Nursing Science Award, 2010
  • Duke University School of Nursing, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007
  • Edith P. Honeycutt Endowed Chair in Oncology Nursing, 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award, Board of Trustees, North Carolina Nurses Association, 2003
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1990
  • North Carolina Nurses Association, Nurse Researcher of the Year, 1989
  • The Great 100 Award for Excellence in Nursing, North Carolina, 1989
  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Nurse Scholar, 1985-1987
  • Faculty Research Semester, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1985
  • Kings Fund Fellowship, London, 1979
  • STT - Charter Member - Beta Epsilon, 1972
  • U.S. Public Health Traineeship, 1957-1958

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