George Rodway, Ph.D., A.P.R.N.
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
George W. Rodway is an associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. He teaches students in the school’s clinical programs — which include the nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs, as well as the school’s newest program, the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. Rodway’s background as an educator, researcher and nurse practitioner serves to provide future clinicians with a well-rounded vision of the myriad professional opportunities awaiting them in nursing.
Rodway completed his doctoral degree in nursing from University of Pittsburgh, was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology and has taught at the university level since 1998. While at the center, he worked with a multicenter investigation evaluating sham continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) use as a placebo in sleep apnea-related CPAP intervention studies.
As an honorary research fellow at University College London’s Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine, Rodway investigated how people adapt, and at times fail to adapt, to extreme terrestrial altitudes. An active high altitude mountaineer since the late 1970s, his scientific interest in high-altitude physiology began more than 15 years ago with the seasons he spent working as a nurse practitioner on high-altitude ranger patrols for the U.S. National Park Service on Denali in Alaska. He maintains an active research involvement in sleep disordered breathing and high-altitude hypoxia-related pathologies.
Rodway serves as the mountain medicine section editor for the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine and is co-director of the U.S.A. Diploma of Mountain Medicine. He is also an executive board member of the International Society for Mountain Medicine and president of the Medical Commission of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme.
Rodway has published articles in a wide variety of journals such as SLEEP; Biological Research for Nursing; Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine; High Altitude Medicine and Biology; Chronic Respiratory Disease,;Postgraduate Medical Journal; Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine; Translational Research; Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care; and Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. He has co-authored three books and co-written book chapters for two editions of the Oxford Handbook of Remote and Expedition Medicine, as well as several chapters for two pathophysiology textbooks.