Roxanne Vandermause is the Interim Dean, Professor and the Donald L. Ross Endowed Chair for Advancing Nursing Practice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Nursing. Her research involves the use of hermeneutical phenomenology and mixed methods to study addictions and racial/ethnic and gender disparities in care for mental health and other chronic conditions. She has presented across the U.S. and internationally and published widely in various venues. She teaches all educational levels in nursing and across various graduate-level disciplines, including coursework in ethics, theory and qualitative methodologies. Many of her PhD students use hermeneutical phenomenological methods to study human phenomena in the context of health and well-being and she is sought after for her expertise in these methods.