Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Randi Bates, MS, RN, PCCN, CNP, FNP-C

The Ohio State University
PhD Student

Randi Bates is currently a predoctoral fellow and PhD student at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She uses a life course framework for her research, which encompasses maternal-child health. Her research examines the mechanisms within early life economic disadvantage that contribute to poorer later life health. Currently, she is investigating the effects of early life stress on cognitive development. Ms. Bates completed her BSN and MS in nursing (family nurse practitioner) at The Ohio State University. She has since worked in a variety of settings, including completing a two-year service in the Peace Corps Dominican Republic where she worked on a variety of wellness projects with mothers and children, in free clinics for uninsured families, as a critical care nurse, and as a disaster relief nurse and first responder to the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Currently, Ms. Bates is a nurse practitioner in a hypertension/nephrology practice that helps inform her research on early life mechanisms that contribute to chronic disease. Ms. Bates has served in a variety of leadership positions including as an elected delegate to the Ohio Nurses Association convention and the chair of the Medical Missions Committee for the Peace Corps Dominican Republic. She has been awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Undergraduate Student of the Year and the Ohio State University College of Nursing’s Dean Leadership Award. She has also been recognized as an Ohio State All-Star, a Sigma Theta Tau “Rising Star,” and an American Society of Nephrology Kidney STAR.