Mary Ann Meeker, DNS, RN

Associate Professor

Mary Ann Meeker.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
321 B Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-3242


  • DNS, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MS, University of Minnesota
  • BS, State University of New York at Albany

Research Areas

  • End of life decision-making
  • Advance care planning
  • Family decision-making

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate clinical and introduction to nursing research

Recent Publications

Meeker, M. A., McGinley, J., & Jezewski, M. A. (2019). Metasynthesis: Dying adults’ transition process from cure-focused to comfort-focused care. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Advance online publication.

White, D., & Meeker, M. A. (2019). Guiding the process of dying: The personal impact on nurses. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000539

Meeker, M. A., & Waldrop, D. P. (2017). Changing focus: End of life care in managed long-term care. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0733464817737620

Waldrop, D. P., Meeker, M. A., & Kutner, J. (2016). Is it the difference a day makes? Bereaved caregivers' perceptions of short hospice enrollment. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52(2), 187-195. doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.03.006

Butler, L. D., Linn, B. K., Meeker, M. A., McClain-Meeder, K., & Nochajski, T. (2015). We don’t complain about little things: Views of veterans and military family members on healthcare gaps and needs. Military Behavioral Health, 3(2), 116-124. doi:10.1080/21635781.2015.1009209

Linn, B., Butler, L., Bruce, S., McClain-Meeder, K., & Meeker, M. (2015). On working with veterans: What social work and nursing students need to know. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 23(3), 5-11.

Sullivan, S. S., Ferreira da Rosa Silva, C., & Meeker, M. A. (2015). Family meetings at end of life: A systematic review. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 17(3), 196-205. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000147

Waldrop, D. P., & Meeker, M. A. (2015). The developmental transition from living with to dying from cancer: Hospice decision making. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33(5), 576-598. doi:10.1080/07347332.2015.1067282

Meeker, M.A. (2004). Family surrogate decision-making at the end of life: Seeing them through with care and respect. Qualitative Health Research, 14(2), 204-225.

Meeker, M. A. & Jezewski, M. A. (2004). A voice for the dying. Clinical Nursing Research, 13(4), 326-342.

Jezewski, M. A. & Meeker, M. A., & Schrader, M. (2003). Voices of oncology nurses: What is needed to assist patients with advance directives? Cancer Nursing, 26(2), 105-112.

Jezewski, M.A. & Meeker, M.A. (2002). Voices of oncology nurses: What is needed to assist patients with advance directives. Cancer Nursing.

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2015
  • Exceptional Scholars - Young Investigator Award, University at Buffalo, 2009
  • Excellence in Research Award, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, 2009
  • Nova G. and Gustav Petsan Scholar, 1997-2000
  • Ruth Elder Excellence in Research Award, 2002
  • Individual National Service Research Award, National Institute for Nursing Research, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, F31 NR07569 (Family Surrogate Decision-making at the End of Life)