Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, CWE
Betty Norman Norris Endowed Professor at the UVA School of Nursing
Early in her career, Kim - a social worker and scholar - cared for patients and families facing life-limiting illness in hospitals and hospice settings, work that ultimately shaped her research interest in LGBTQ aging and end-of-life issues. In the classroom, Kim has taught topics that touch both nursing and medicine.
A Fulbright Scholar, an award-winning educator, a much-feted LGBTQ advocate, and an often-tapped national leader and scholar, Kim is the author of the book entitled LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice (Columbia University Press: 2017), which has received the American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award in the Palliative Care and Hospice category. She is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and winner of the 2011 Bender Teaching Award.