Charon Pierson

Council Title: 

Term of Office as Secretary
September 2015-2017 First term

Term of office on Council
June 2012-September 2015 First term

Charon Pierson is a geriatric nurse practitioner with a PhD in Medical Sociology and post-doctoral education in gerontology. She has held academic positions in schools of nursing and medicine, as well as appointments to clinical practice and administration in geriatrics. From 2000 - 2007 Charon has served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP). She is now the Executive Editor of JAANP. She was also the founding editor of Nurse Practitioner Forum, which is no longer published. She has served as a consultant to several universities and schools in the US for the development of geriatric-related course content and lectured widely on publication ethics to health science programs.

Talks and presentations: 


Keeping the Pool Clean: Prevention and Management of Misconduct Related Retractions, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.  20-22 July 2016

Gaming Metrics: Innovation & Surveillance in Academic Misconduct, UCDavis, USA. 4-5 February 2016


Editors Panel for the Jonas Scholars Program (pre- and post-doc students), Sponsored by the Jonas Foundation, Washington, DC, USA.  26th October 2015.

Acta Radiologica seminar, Malmo, Sweden. 10 September 2015.

COPE Forum and Discussion for nurse editors, INANE annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV, USA.  4 August 2015.

Student Papers: What is Publishable and What is Not, American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA.  12 June 2015.

"Best Practices in Preventing Authorship Problems", CSE 2015 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA.  15-18 May 2015.

Publishing Issues for Doctoral Students, Western Institute of Nursing.  Albuquerque, NM, USA. 24 April 2015.



"Mapping the terrain of publication ethics". 247th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, USA. 16-20 March 2014.