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Linda Harman H. Aiken Edit Profile

Linda Harman Aiken, American nurse, sociologist, educator. Recipient Joint Secretarial commendation United States Department Health and Human Services and Housing and Urban Development, 1987; National Institutes of Health Nurse Scientist fellow, 1970-1973.

Background

Aiken, Linda Harman was born on July 29, 1943 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Daughter of William Jordan and Betty Philips (Warner) Harman.

Education

Aiken received her B.S.N. Cum Laude for Nursing at the University of Florida in 1964, and a M.N. for Nursing in 1966. She then received a Ph.D. for Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in Demography, and a Postoral Research Fellowship for Medical Sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1973-74.

Career

Nurse Medical Center, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1964-1965;instructor college nursing, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1966-1967;instructor school of nursing, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1967-1970;clinical nurse specialist school of nursing, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1967-1970;program officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1974-1976;director research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1976-1979;assistant vice president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979-1981;vice president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1981-1987;Claire M. Fagin Leadership professor nursing, professor sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1988;director Center for Health Superior vena cava syndrome and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1988;research associate population studies center, University of Pennsylvania. Member Secretary Health and Human Superior vena cava syndrome Commision on Nursing, 1988, President Clinton's National Health Care Reform Task Force, 1993. Commissioner Physician Payment Review Commission national advisory county United States Agency for Health Care Care Policy and Research.

Membership

Member Advisory Council Social Security, 1982-1983. Member American Nurses Association (Jessie M. Scott award 1984), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Association Health Services Research (Distinguished Investigator), Institute Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Social Insurance, American Academy Nursing (president 1979-1980), American Sociological Association (chair medical sociology section 1983-1984), Sociological Research Association, Council Nurse Researchers (Nurse Scientist of Year 1991), Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Children: June Elizabeth, Alan James.