Global Nursing Caucus
UMass Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Approved for 16 CEU Credits! (8/day)
Nurses around the world (both from the global north and global south) are increasingly invested in global health. Academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, professional societies, students, and individual nurses are creating transnational networks and offering new opportunities to get involved in global health. The models differ, but all aim to improve the health of populations and universal access to high quality, safe nursing/health care. This two-day conference will bring together nurses to share their experiences, perceptions, lessons learned and cultural sensitivities about the processes involved in respectful networking/collaborations. We will hear from a variety of nurse leaders from the United States of America (USA) as well as the global south. Unique to this conference is that we will use technology to bring in voices of those leaders currently working in the field; those who graciously open their doors to us, adjust their schedules to fit ours and interact with different outside cultures regularly to accommodate others. In addition, we will highlight a wide variety of nursing perspectives through our popular lightening talks and networking sessions.
Examine the impact of North-South nursing collaborations on universal access to high quality, safe health care.
Explore a variety of models for partnerships and networking as a strategy to illuminate and strengthen the voice and profile of nursing globally.
Keynote Panel I: Listening to the voices of our global south nursing partners
Miriam Carole Atieno Wagoro
Miriam Carole Atieno Wagoro, director of nursing at the University of Nairobi, is a clinical mental health nurse and research ethics specialist with a wide experience in acute and community mental health settings as well as professional nursing practice, clinical / research ethics and education. She is currently the Director of the school of Nursing at the University of Nairobi Kenya.She holds PhD and MScN in mental health and psychiatric nursing from the universities of Cape Town (South Africa) and Nairobi (Kenya) respectively. Her other qualifications include PGDip-International Research Ethics,BScN,Diploma in Advanced Nursing,Midwifery,psychiatric nursing, community health nursing and general nursing. She champions nurse empowerment for quality nursing and the broader health care. She believes in integrating research, innovation, teaching and mentorship in the process of empowering nurses and midwives. She believes that through the power of collaborations among nurses, other health care professionals and communities, nurses can alleviate suffering among populations.
Dr Marie Maud Cesar Duvilaire
Graduated from Port au Prince, Haiti School of Nursing in 1974, licensed by the Ministry of Health of Haiti in 1976. Graduated from Public Health School of Nursing of Haiti in 1979. Licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing in 1983. Continue study to obtain a degree in Andragogy and Pedagogy, then Management of health services in 1991, and breast feeding management and counselling. Work as floor nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital of Miami, in High Risk Antepartum from 1983 to 1987 and as on call nurse in different hospitals in Miami, Florida. Work at the Ministry of Health for about 35 years as coordinator of AIDS program, women and children health services, Director of Croix des Bouquets district, then as chief nursing officer and Central Director of Nursing. Coordinator of Cholera program in Jeremy, Haiti from 2011- 2014. Actually teacher of nursing care for the elderly, surgical nursing care, first aids and Ethics in nursing at Jeremy University Notre Dame Du Perpetual Secours (UNDPS). Member of ANILH (Licensed Nurses Association of Haiti), ASPHA (Public Health Association of Haiti) Received an Honorary Doctorate in law from Regis College of Boston in 2018.
Sumitra Sharma, RN, MSc
Sumitra Sharma, RN, MSc works as a lecturer in Department of Nursing at Kathmandu Medical College, Nepal. She has earned four years of fellowship (2018 – 2021) in translational research capacity building initiative to address cardiovascular diseases in Nepal which is supported by US National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 2015, she completed M.Sc. (Community Health Nursing) from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal. She did online course on implementation science from University of Washington, US in 2018. She also did two correspondence courses on global health from University of Geneva, Switzerland and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2015, she completed short course on prevention strategies of non-communicable diseases from Oxford University, England and in 2014, it was on global health from University of San Francisco, California. She has five years of proven track record in teaching nursing students and carrying out university research projects. She has her expertise in research and community health promotion. In research, her areas of interest are in reproductive health, non-communicable disease, cardiovascular health, smoking cessation, health literacy and e-health/tele-health. She is more focused in implementing her research findings into practice and enhancing abilities of nursing students in developing countries.
Maysa Soufan, RN, BSN, MPH
Maysa Soufan, RN, BSN, MPH A community health nurse educator at Al Quds University since 1994. I have two higher diplomas in Community health nursing and Clinical supervision from Bethlehem University and a master’s degree in public health from Al Quds University. I have several trainings in education. I worked as a registered nurse in the surgical unit and worked with the Red Crescent Society as a supervisor of primary health care centers and as a project manager of home-based care program. I have been heading the nursing department and the midwifery department at Al Quds University prior to joining the PhD program. Currently, I am a PhD student at Umass-Boston and working on my dissertation. My main research interest is “mother-daughter pubertal communication”. I am a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research in addition to the Palestinian nursing association.
Panel 2: Academic Institutions and Academic/Teaching Hospitals
Michelle Telfer, DNP, MPH, CNM,
Dr. Joyce Pulcini
Robin Toft Klar DNSc, RN
James M. Muchira, MSN
Day 1 Lightening Talks Moderators
Sang A Lee
Moderated Networking Session
Nancy Street, ScD, RN, PNP
Monica Onyango, PhD, RN, MSN, MPH
Dr. Onyango has over 25 years’ experience in health care delivery and management. At the Department of International Health she teaches courses in managing disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, sexual and reproductive health in disaster settings. Her experience includes Kenya Ministry of Health for ten years as a nursing officer in management positions at two hospitals and as a lecturer at the Nairobi’s Medical Training College, School of Nursing. Monica is also a registered nurse by Massachusetts Board of Nursing. From 1992 to 1998, Dr. Onyango worked as a health team leader with international non-governmental organizations in relief and development in South Sudan, Angola and a refugee camp in Kenya. In South Sudan and Angola, she facilitated the design and implementation of community based health services where there had been no services for several years. At Kakuma refugee camp in North Western Kenya, she helped design the maternal and child health programs for over 20,000 refugees. Dr, Onyango has also participated in providing training for South Sudanese health workers on emergency obstetrics and neonatal care. In 2011, she co-founded the global nursing caucus (GNC) at BUSPH with a mission to advance the role of nursing in global health practice, education and policy through advocacy, collaboration, engagement and research. Her current research interests focus on reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, health care among populations affected by disasters and the role of nurses and midwives in improving health status of populations globally. She holds a PhD in Nursing from Boston College, a Master of Science (nursing) degree from Boston College, a Master in Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health, Diploma in Advanced Nursing from Nairobi University, Diploma in general nursing and midwifery from Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi.
Keynote Presentation: Nursing Now Global Campaign
Barbara Stilwell, PhD, MSocSc, RN, FRCN
Barbara Stilwell currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nursing Now Global Campaign based in London, UK. She previously worked at Intrahealth International in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. She was previously Chief of Party for the Palestinian Health Capacity Project, Intrahealth International. Barbara does research in Qualitative Social Research, Behavioural Science and Health Psychology. Currently Barbara is working on longitudinal analysis of HRH interventions. She has over 20 years of experience leading and managing results-oriented development programs and is actively engaged in enabling health workers in isolated, low-income settings to successfully implement health programs and maximize limited resources. She has substantial global experience in the areas of health systems, improved health service quality, capacity building, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS. She was a member of the 8 person-principal author team for the World Health Report, 2006, on the health workforce.
If it weren’t for Barbara Stilwell, there might not be any nurse practitioners serving patients in England today. When Stilwell was working in the inner city in Birmingham, UK, in the 1970s, she found that many local patients—most of them from India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh—had no one to consult about health issues that weren’t essentially medical (where to get their children immunized, for example, or how to stop smoking), except for the too-busy local general practitioners. Stilwell won a scholarship to study in the United States to become a nurse practitioner. When she returned to the UK, she helped establish England’s first training program for nurse practitioners. In 2008, the UK’s Nursing Times named her one of the top 20 most influential nurses of the past 60 years. For the past 25 years, Stilwell has worked overseas, first with the World Health Organization (WHO) and now with IntraHealth International, as senior director of health workforce solutions. At the WHO, Stilwell helped change the organization’s approaches to performance improvement and served as the focal point on the migration of health workers, negotiating with ministers of health on strategies to address health worker migration. Stilwell has helped countries around the world to manage change and development in their own health workforces. She has worked in Eastern Europe with nurses and physicians to introduce modern health care, and in East and Southern Africa to advise on health systems strengthening.
Panel 3: Nursing Now: A Global Campaign to raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide.
Emily Katarikawe, BA SWSA, PGD PPM, PGD SCOM, MMS
Uganda Nursing Now Campaign. Ms. Emily Katarikawe brings over 20 years of vast experience managing complex public health programs and building the capacity of local organizations. As a Uganda Country Director for Jhpiego, she provides oversight and programmatic leadership to 4 programs and 35 staff, fostering innovative approaches to health Systems Strengthening. As Managing Director at Uganda Health Marketing Group, Ms. Katarikawe managed the evolution of Uganda Health Marketing Group an enviable Ugandan organization that combines public health programming and social marketing. She oversaw the introduction of the first health franchise in Uganda and social marketing of a range of Family planning and child health brands. As Capacity building Advisor of World Education Inc on the AIM project Emily spearheaded the birthing of Bantwana Initiative a successful NGO now is about 5 countries. Ms Katarikawe has led projects funded by large donors including USAID, UKAID, Foundations and Charities.
Sylvia Cassiani, Rn, PhD, FAAN
Regional Advisor for Nurisng, Pan American Health Organization/WHO. Dr Cassiani has been the Regional Advisor for Nursing and Allied Health Technicians at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in Washington, DC, since April 2013. Prior to her current position she worked as Faculty, Department Head as well as Dean of the College of Nursing at Ribeirao Preto-University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. She has won a number of awards and published several books and articles about nursing, patient safety and medication errors. She founded the Brazilian Network for Nursing and patient Safety-REBRAENSP in Brazil, with the mission of increasing actions/activities and research regarding patient safety. It was recognized as one of the best initiatives coordinated by nurses to influence health politics in Brazil. Nowadays there are more than 1,000Brazilian nurses as members of the network established in 17 states in Brazil. She hold a PhD in Nursing form the College of Nursing at Ribeiao Preto-University of Sao Paulo. IN PAHO she has been coordinating several activities regarding broadening the scope of nursing practice in Primary health Care in the American Region and how best to integrate the Advanced practice Nursing in Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
Jeanne Leffers, PhD, RN
UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing Professor Emeritus.
Jeanne Leffers was an educator for more than 30 years, teaching nursing, sociology, environmental health and global health courses at UMass Dartmouth and University of Rhode Island. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Simmons College, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Rhode Island and in sociology from Brown University, and a PhD in Sociology from Brown University. As a faculty member she was involved with curriculum development, program evaluation, diversity initiatives, service learning, international programs, sustainability, and the development of graduate programs. Dr. Leffers regularly brought nursing students to the Dominican Republic to offer care to needy persons, and to broaden the students’ knowledge of poverty and diversity. Her courses focused on the disadvantaged populations and topics related to social justice. She is also the co-author with Fall River native Rear Admiral Julia Plotnick (Ret.) of “Volunteering at Home and Abroad: The Essential Guide for Nurses.”
Jennifer L. Breads, MSN, MPH, RN
Ms. Jennifer Breads currently works as a Technical Advisor in the Systems for Health division at Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins-affiliated global health NGO committed to preventing the needless deaths of women and their families. Ms. Breads holds dual master’s degrees—in public health nursing and public health—from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Bloomberg School of Public Health. Throughout her eleven-year career as a public health professional and nurse, she has offered programmatic and clinical support to vulnerable populations of women and families in US-domestic, development, and humanitarian settings. Ms. Breads maintains her clinical practice as a Forensic Nurse Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland. In this role she offers comprehensive medicolegal care for survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse. In 2018 the International Association of Forensic Nurses awarded Ms. Breads with the 2018 IAFN Frontline Nursing Award for her leadership in establishing the country’s first nurse-led forensic services program for foreign born torture or abuse survivors seeking asylum and other forms of legal immigration relief in the United States.
Robyn Churchill, CNM, MSN, FACNM.
Robyn Churchill, CNM, MSN, FACNM. CHAI Seniorr Advisor, SRH & Maternal Newborn Health. ACNM Division of Global Health Chair. Clinton Health Access Initiative. My work lies in supporting governments in the development of healthcare strategic planning, policy and programmatic design, and guiding the translation of that into on-the-ground practice reality in settings in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Combining strong leadership, clinical midwifery, capacity-building, and cultural competence, I mentor continuous learning teams from multiple sectors to identify gaps and find evidence-based approaches to strengthen health systems for maternal, newborn and reproductive health care. My work in health workforce includes facilitating the development of nursing and midwifery advisory groups to advise Ministries of health in planning systems of education for, and planning distribution and retention of a robust nursing and midwifery workforce.
All views expressed are my own.
Julie Anathan, RN, MPH.
Ms. Anathan is a the Director of Medical and Surgical Nursing at Seed Global Health, serving also as our Interim Chief Nursing Officer. She supports volunteers in the field, leading also the development and evaluation of Seed Global Health’s nursing programs and partnerships. She is also the International Nurse Program Manager of the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. Previously, Ms. Anathan worked with Partners in Health and their sister organization, Zamni Lasante in Haiti. She partnered with Haitian clinical nurse educators to create an education strategy to improve patient care and encourage nursing retention at l’Hôpital Saint Nicolas. She also served as a member of the transitional operations team at University Hospital of Mirebalais. Before the hospital opened in March 2013, Ms. Anathan helped to lay the foundation of nursing systems and policies/procedures and was involved in the hiring, orientation and support of the nurses as they came onboard. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Boston College and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in International Health from Boston University.
Beth MacNairn is deputy director of Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an organization focused on improving the availability and quality of health care through education, training and professional development of the health workforce in low resource settings. Ms. MacNairn also serves on the board of directors of the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. Previously, she held leadership positions with several INGOs both in the US and overseas. She served on InterAction’s board of directors from 2013 to 2015 when she was executive director of Handicap International US (now known as Humanity & Inclusion). A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, she has an MA in international relations and economics and received her BA from the University of Virginia.
Michele J. Upvall PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Michele J. Upvall PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN is a Professor of Nursing and Program Director of the Nurse Educator program at the University of Central Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from Penn State University, and a PhD in Transcultural Nursing from the University of Utah. She also completed certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Arizona State University. Dr. Upvall has extensive experience in the practice of global health. She has been a member of HVO since 2014 volunteering in Bhutan, Cambodia, and Vietnam and she is a member of the HVO Nursing Education Steering Committee. In addition to her work with HVO, Dr. Upvall has conducted research with various populations including Somali refugees and Navajo American Indians. She has also served as a nurse educator for Project HOPE in Swaziland and was the Program Director at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing in Karachi, Pakistan. While in Pakistan, she facilitated the development of the first Masters of Nursing program in the country. She is co-editor of the book, Global Health Nursing: Building and Sustaining Partnerships and she completed a Fulbright scholarship at Khon Kaen University in Thailand.
Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN,
Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Senior Implementation Director & Associate Director for Nursing Programs. Dr. Strasser is a public health professional with over 25 years of experience in nursing and public health. She is the senior implementation director, providing leadership and direction for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ICAP’s global portfolio of public health programs. In her role as associate director for nursing programs, she serves, also, as Principal Investigator for a HRSA-funded, multicountry initiative to strengthen and sustain nursing’s role in the care of people living with HIV. She has served at senior management and training levels at various locations throughout Southern Africa. Her areas of expertise include pediatric care and support, nurse training, and use of point of care diagnostics. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner, a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses, a member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Strasser holds a MPH and MSc in nursing from Yale University and a PhD in public health from the University of Cape Town.
Day 2 Lightening Talks Moderators
Yurun Cai, BSN
Yurun Cai, BSN, currently a PhD candidate in Population Health track in Nursing Department at University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB). She graduated from Peking University Health Science Center in 2015 for her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She has been working as a research assistant in MOBILIZE Boston study and HELP study at UMB for three years. The research projects aimed to examine the interrelationships among a variety of risk factors of falls and improve physical function in relation to mobility in community-dwelling older adults. She has also worked on global health particularly in the area of racial disparities in cognitive function decline and dementia in older adults in the world. In the past two years, she worked as a Vice President for the International Nursing Students Association in UMB. The association established a wide network among international nursing students and a connecting event for faculty and students in nursing was held in each semester to discuss a particular topic in global health. Thus, she has been awarded as the outstanding research assistant and outstanding leader in UMB. She is also the recipient of Lynch foundation scholarship each year. For her research analysis skills, she is certified as a SAS programmer and she has analyzed local and national datasets using SAS and STATA.
Simon Manga is a Cameroonian nurse specialized in Reproductive Health. He holds a state diploma, an M.Sc., and a post graduate certificate in Reproductive Health. He is a winner of the Bill and Melinda Gates 2016 120Under40 Family Planning Leadership Award. His M.Sc. was earned at the Catholic University of Central Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is currently enrolled as a third year PhD student in nursing in the Population Health track at UMass Boston. His research interest is in cervical cancer prevention in developing countries. He has extensive clinical experience in cervical cancer screening and treatment of precancerous lesions of the cervix, family planning, antenatal care, prevention and treatment of reproductive tract infections, infertility workups, management of sexual dysfunctions, and management of menstrual disorders. He worked for 10 years as manager of a Women’s Health Program in a large faith-based health organization in Cameroon called the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services before moving to the US to commence his PhD.
Panel 5: Professional Societies
Barbara Astle, PhD, RN.
Barbara Astle is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Trinity Western University & Director of the Center for Equity & Global Engagement, in Langley, Canada. Her research program focuses in the area of global health; global health competencies; global educational partnerships; health equity; global citizenship, and exploring how global health concepts are implemented within curriculum. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing program in Nursing Leadership, Nursing Research, Qualitative Research, and Knowledge Translation. Dr. Astle was past Chair of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH, 2009-2012). Dr. Astle participated in the Global Nursing Leadership Institute, Geneva, Switzerland (2012) sponsored by the International Council of Nurses (ICN); Burdett Trust for Nursing. Dr. Astle is a member of the Consortium Universities in Global Health (CUGH) sub-committee on global health competencies. She publishes in areas related to global
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, AOCNP©, FAAN
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon is the Chief Clinical Officer at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She oversees the clinical strategy of the organization to support oncology nurses, advanced practice nurses and researchers to lead the transformation of cancer care.As experienced faculty and former Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, she taught nursing for over 20 years at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels as well as RN-BS programs. Dr. Sheldon’s program of research has focused on interdisciplinary research studies focused on patient-provider communication and psychosocial issues in cancer and palliative care. Dr. Sheldon has received numerous honors and awards including induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). She now serves on the National Cancer Policy Forum in Washington D.C., and previously served as Co-chair of the Global Nursing Caucus and President of the Theta Alpha chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The former editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Dr. Sheldon is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Sheldon has authored three books including Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, now in its third edition.Dr. Sheldon is passionate about improving nursing education in settings around the globe. Her work has included programs on nursing, health promotion, and cancer and palliative care in Honduras, Turkey, Oman, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Bangladesh with ONS and other organizations such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Oman Cancer Association, Middle East Cancer Consortium and Health Volunteers Overseas. She is particularly interested in connecting nurses to improve nursing care and patient outcomes. Dr. Sheldon continues to practice as an oncology nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH.
Laura L. Hayman, PhD, MSN, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA
Laura L. Hayman, PhD, MSN, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA is Professor in the Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical School. Her research/scholarship, practice and advocacy initiatives focus on prevention of obesity and cardiovascular disease with emphasis on children, adolescents and families from diverse populations. Dr. Hayman has held leadership roles in nursing and interdisciplinary organizations including the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Currently she serves on SBM’s Health Policy Committee and the AHA Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Leadership Committee and the International Committee. As Chair of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) International Committee, she has been instrumental in promoting the mission and goals of the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum (GCNLF). Recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Hayman is a Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, SBM, AHA, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and 2018 inductee, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
Inge B. Corless, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Dr. Inge B. Corless, a Professor in the School of Nursing, is a member of the steering committee for the Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health at the Institute. She served as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2003-2005, President of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in 1997, and has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 1983. Dr. Corless was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), on July 20, 2011, at their 22nd International Nursing Research Congress, in Cancun, Mexico. In April 2013, Dr. Corless was presented the Excellence in Nursing Research Award by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and in April, 2014, Dr. Corless was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice in recognition of her scholarship.
An international expert in palliative/hospice care as well as HIV/AIDS, Dr. Corless has influenced nurses and other health care providers through her teaching, scholarship, and provision of direct care. Earlier in her career, she left the University of Michigan where she had been researching the hospice movement to co-found St Peters Hospice in Albany, NY. She was also a member of the first board of directors of the New York State Hospice Association, and served as Chair of the Research Committee both for the National Hospice Organization and subsequently for the National Hospice and Palliative Care organization. Thereafter, Dr. Corless was appointed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California- San Francisco. At the MGH Institute, Dr. Corless and her colleague Dr. Patrice Nicholas received grant funding from the Bureau of Health Professions to establish an HIV/AIDS specialization for nurse practitioners. The HIV/AIDS Certificate continues today in a distance-learning format.
Dr. Corless has been a member of the International HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Network since its inception with numerous published articles on the management of symptoms for HIV-infected persons.
Her career includes extensive work in South Africa on adherence in HIV/AIDS treatment and care. Dr. Corless has led a number of groups of students and alumni of the School of Nursing for international health experiences to southern Africa, and each group has blogged about the experience.
Karen Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP, BC, FAANP.
Dr Moore is a tenured Associate Professor in the graduate program at Saint Louis University where she coordinates the Adult-Gero Primary Care NP Program. Her undergraduate nursing degree and her MSN/ANP was received at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. She received her D.N.P. from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Utah. Dr. Moore’s practice and research interests include topics focusing primarily on international travelers’ health, global health and infectious disease. Additional areas of interest include nursing education, nurse practitioner knowledge of global health issues, evidence based practice, and health promotion. She serves as the Chair of the Global Health/International Special Interest Group of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculty. The Global Health / International SIG is a group of national and international faculty involved in APN education, research and practice in the global nursing community. The members of this group focus on collaborating across borders, oceans and continents in an effort to enhance the preparation of APNs globally. The overall goal is to facilitate dialogue about global health issues that affect education, practice and policy of the APN worldwide through the sharing of ideas, resources, materials, methods, outcomes and contextual or collegial exchange. The SIG collaborates closely with the Global Advancement Committee.
Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD, DHL (Hon), ANP-BC, FAAN
Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD, DHL (Hon), ANP-BC, FAAN received her BSN from St Anselm College in Manchester NH, Masters degrees from Boston College as a Cardiac Clinical Specialist and an Adult Nurse Practitioner, a PhD in Health Policy and Population Health from the University of Massachusetts and completed NIH funded post-doctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Center, Boston. Recently she was awarded a Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa from St Anselm College. Currently she is a Nurse Practitioner in Anesthesia/Critical Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Ma and a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is the former Chief Nursing Officer at Seed Global Health and the director of the Kenya Heart and Sole Program. She has authored of over 30 peer reviewed publications and one book, lectures internationally and serves on numerous academic and professional peer review boards. She is a long-standing member of STTI and participated in the GAPFON North America panel.