Colonel Susan Hopkinson is chief of the Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has served as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps for over 25 years. Colonel Hopkinson’s military assignments include over 7 years as a nurse scientist within the centers for nursing science and clinical inquiry; nurse manager of a medical, telemetry and pediatric unit; deputy director, clinical coordinator and instructor for the Army’s licensed practical nurse program; nurse manager of a pediatric unit; and as a staff nurse in pediatric, psychiatric, and medical nursing units. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented her work at local, national, and international conferences. Her primary areas of interest include improving the nursing work environment as well as selected topics within women's health and integrative medicine.