• Dr. Markaki is Director of Global Partnerships, known for her sustained work in primary health care capacity building and global health integration. She demonstrates nurses’ role in achieving universal health and advocates for raising the nursing workforce status.

    As Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center (WHOCC), she leads one of only nine designated centers in the USA, integrating global health into nursing education, research, and clinical practice. Since 2016, Dr. Markaki has expanded the school’s global footprint through partnerships across continents. In 2019, she led the successful re-designation of UAB WHOCC, tasked with supporting PAHO efforts to overcome health disparities in the Americas’ region.

    Combining advanced practice in public/ community health nursing with a medical anthropologist’s perspective, she has extensively taught and mentored nursing, medical and public health students, medical residents, and professional nurses. As a health systems researcher, she studies nursing’s effect on primary health care outcomes. A strong believer in crossing discipline and culture boundaries, Dr. Markaki empowers providers and communities towards sustainable development goals.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023 Establishing nursing-sensitive quality indicators for pediatric oncology: An international mixed methods Delphi studyJournal of Nursing Scholarship.  55:388-400. 2023
    2022 University Student Health Services, Local Experience, and Emerging Needs: Bridging the Past With the Future.Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  1-5. 2022
    2022 Transition to Practice for New Nurse Graduates: Barriers and Mitigating StrategiesWestern Journal of Nursing Research.  44:416-429. 2022
    2022 Emotional Discomfort Scale: Instrument Development and Association With General Self-Efficacy and Data From an Urban Primary Care Setting.Cureus.  14:e21495. 2022
    2021 Academic service-learning nursing partnerships in the Americas: a scoping reviewBMC Nursing.  20. 2021
    2021 Palliative care integration: a critical review of nurse migration effect in JamaicaBMC Palliative Care.  20. 2021
    2021 Training needs assessment: tool utilization and global impactBMC Medical Education.  21. 2021
    2021 Employment and suicidal rates during economic recession: A country-targeted integrative reviewInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry.  67:801-815. 2021
    2021 Integrated older people care and advanced practice nursing: an evidence-based reviewInternational Nursing Review.  68:67-77. 2021
    2020 Addressing Healthcare Professional Burnout: A Quality Improvement InterventionWorldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.  17:213-220. 2020
    2020 Sustaining global partnerships for simulation integration: lessons from the fieldInternational Nursing Review.  67:168-172. 2020
    2020 A model operationalizing sustainability in global nursingNursing Outlook.  68:345-354. 2020
    2020 Building capacity for nursing and midwifery education through an asynchronous online courseJournal of Nursing Education.  59:38-41. 2020
    2019 Integrated people-centred primary health care in Greece: Unravelling Ariadne's threadPrimary Health Care Research and Development.  20. 2019
    2019 Organ donation attitudes and general self-efficacy: Exploratory views from a rural primary care settingJournal of Rural and Tropical Public Health.  19. 2019
    2019 Strengthening universal health: Development of a nursing and midwifery education quality improvement toolkit 2019
    2018 Organ donation awareness: Rethinking media campaignsInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management.  7:1165-1166. 2018
    2018 Interprofessional palliative care education for pediatric oncology clinicians: An evidence-based practice reviewBMC Research Notes.  11. 2018
    2017 Compassionate collaborative care: An integrative review of quality indicators in end-of-life careBMC Palliative Care.  16. 2017
    2017 Operational integration in primary health care: Patient encounters and workflowsBMC Health Services Research.  17. 2017
    2016 Blood donation knowledge and attitudes among undergraduate health science students: A cross-sectional studyTransfusion and Apheresis Science.  54:303-308. 2016
    2016 Are municipal solid waste collectors at increased risk of Hepatitis A Virus infection? A Greek cross-sectional studyLe infezioni in medicina : rivista periodica di eziologia, epidemiologia, diagnostica, clinica e terapia delle patologie infettive.  24:299-303. 2016
    2015 Overuse of antibiotics in primary health care: A practitioner-or patient-induced problem?JAMA Internal Medicine.  175:863. 2015
    2015 Financial crisis and suicide mortality in Greece: Do we need more evidence to be convincedBMJ Open2015
    2015 From patient centered generalists to GPs with special interests: 'You only live twice" or maybe once 2015
    2014 Organ donation knowledge and attitudes among health science students in Greece: Emerging interprofessional needsInternational Journal of Medical Sciences.  11:634-640. 2014
    2014 Patient-centered decisions in primary care: From necessity to realismJAMA Internal Medicine.  174:474. 2014
    2014 Patients' beliefs and attitudes towards hypertension and its treatment: a rural practice pilot study.Romanian journal of internal medicine = Revue roumaine de medecine interne.  52:27-29. 2014
    2013 Oral human papillomavirus infection: new challenges for a new era?Maedica.  8:406-407. 2013
    2013 Out of hours: Greek research capacity and economic hardships: A social network ripple effect?British Journal of General Practice.  63:482. 2013
    2013 Shifting towards an opt-out system in Greece: A general practice based pilot studyInternational Journal of Medical Sciences.  10:1547-1551. 2013
    2013 Quality assessment systems in rehabilitation services for people with a disability in Greece: A critical reviewDisability and Health Journal.  6:157-164. 2013
    2012 Kidney organ donation knowledge and attitudes among health care professionals: Findings from a Greek general hospitalApplied Nursing Research.  25:283-290. 2012
    2012 Monitoring reasons for encounter via an electronic patient record system: The case of a rural practice initiativeInternational Journal of Medical Sciences.  9:704-707. 2012
    2011 Introducing and implementing a compassionate care elective for medical students in Crete 2011
    2010 I am TNATennessee nurse / Tennessee Nurses Association.  73. 2010
    2010 Self-reported health complaints in a primary care population living under stressful conditions in the gaza strip, palestineMedicine, Conflict and Survival.  26:68-79. 2010
    2009 Does urinary incontinence affect quality of life of Greek women less severely? A cross-sectional study in two Mediterranean settingsQuality of Life Research.  18:1311-1319. 2009
    2009 Exploring training needs of nursing staff in rural Cretan primary care settingsApplied Nursing Research.  22:138-143. 2009
    2009 Exploring training needs of nursing staff in rural Cretan primary care settingsApplied Nursing Research.  22:144-145. 2009
    2009 Cancer control practices: Translation and cultural adaptation of an instrument in Crete, GreeceJournal of Cancer Education.  24:105-106. 2009
    2009 Integrated primary health care in Greece, a missing issue in the current health policy agenda: A systematic reviewInternational Journal of Integrated Care.  9. 2009
    2008 Do patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease receive smoking cessation advice and interventions in rural Crete? Report from a medical audit studyAustralian Journal of Rural Health.  16:385-386. 2008
    2008 Capacity building within primary healthcare nursing: a current European challenge.Journal of Clinical Excellence.  16:141-143. 2008
    2008 Job analysis and professional development needs of nursing staff in Primary Health Care CentresPrimary Health Care2008
    2007 An evaluation of patients' opinions of primary care physicians: The use of EUROPEP in Gaza Strip-PalestineJournal of Medical Systems.  31:497-503. 2007
    2007 Translating and validating a Training Needs Assessment tool into GreekBMC Health Services Research.  7. 2007
    2007 Open health maintenance networks: A proposal concerning the contribution of local government to the national health policyPrimary Health Care2007
    2006 Nurses in primary health care: A necessity or utopiaPrimary Health Care2006
    2006 Primary health care nursing staff in Crete: An emerging profileInternational Nursing Review.  53:16-18. 2006


    Year Title Altmetric
    2015 Empathy and compassion in doctor-patient relationship 2015
    2014 Understanding and protecting against compassion fatigue.  214-231. 2014
    2002 Management of health problems and health education in the community setting 2002
    2002 Prevalent disease management in primary health care 2002
    2002 Survey of primary health care status 2002
    2001 Select goals for primary health care nursing in Crete. 2001

    Research Overview

  • Health systems research:
    - capacity building in primary health care, global health, interprofessional education
    - integration of collaborative practice, compassionate care, organ donation
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Markaki teaches scholarly writing in the DNP program, and mentors doctoral students, international visiting scholars, and global health interns.
  • Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham CTL & Office of Interprofessional Curriculum, Other
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Other
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, University of Crete 2008
  • Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University 1992
  • Master of Nursing in Public Health / Community Nurse / Nursing, Case Western Reserve University 1992
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, Cleveland State University 1989
  • Full Name

  • Adelais Markaki, PhD, RN, FAAN