Daiwai Olson, PhD, RN
Olson began his nursing career at in Iowa and obtained his PhD at the
University of North Carolina. He worked as a staff nurse from 1986 to 2018. He
was an assistant professor at Duke University until 2012 when he relocated to
work at the University of Texas Southwestern where he now the first nurse to be
promoted to full Professor.
Olson’s work is focused on developing a more comprehensive understanding of how
nursing care contributes to patient outcomes following acquired brain
injury. In this endeavor, he has published over 250 manuscripts, 16 book
chapters, and 150 scientific abstracts. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing and the co-chair of the international
Neurocritical Care Research Network. As an invited lecturer or visiting
professor, he has had the pleasure to present his work in 39 US states, 10
countries and 5 continents.