Robert Lucero

Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, FACMI, professor and Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the UCLA School of Nursing, has been named a 2024 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Dr. Lucero is part of a world-renowned class of 30 nurse researchers to be selected for this prestigious honor. The Hall of Fame induction, conversations with the honorees, and special sessions showcasing their research will take place during Sigma’s 35th International Nursing Research Congress in Singapore on July 27, 2024.

“It’s an incredible honor to be part of this innovative and impactful group of nurse scientists,” Lucero said. “Throughout my career, I’ve worked to develop tools and research that make a positive impact. I’m immensely grateful for Sigma’s recognition of that work and look forward to continuing to improve the health of people around the world.”

As an interdisciplinary scientist working across public health, health services, informatics, and nursing, Lucero has seen significant success using innovative health systems and informatics approaches to solve complex problems. His work has helped enhance the quality of care for hospitalized older adults and has improved the self-management of chronic conditions among Hispanic, African American, and LGBTQ+ populations.

Dr. Lucero has nearly 70 peer reviewed publications and has contributed to six book chapters. He has received more than $9 million in external funding as a principal investigator and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics.

With this induction, Lucero will join more than 300 nurse scientists worldwide and more than half a dozen current and former UCLA School of Nursing faculty members in the Hall of Fame. Other recent inductions from UCLA Nursing include Dr. Wei-Ti Chen (2023), Dr. Nancy Pike (2022), and Dr. Holli DeVon (2020).