Global Nursing

  • Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

    Dr. Sheila Davis is the Chief Nursing Officer at Partners In Health (PIH) where she also led the organization’s Ebola response efforts in West Africa during the 2014 epidemic. She has been a nursing leader in the field of HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980s and served on the National Board of the Association of Nurses AIDS Care (ANAC). She entered the global health arena in 1999 responding to the global HIV pandemic working in a number of countries. She was the co-founder of a small NGO that worked in South Africa and Boston from 2004-2010 on health projects, including a rural village nurse clinic. Dr. Davis is a frequent national speaker on global health and clinical topics including HIV/AIDS, the Ebola epidemic, leadership in public health, and the role of nursing in human rights.

    Dr. Sheila Davis is the Chief Nursing Officer at Partners In Health (PIH) where she also led the organization’s Ebola response efforts in West Africa during the 2014 epidemic. She has been a nursing leader in the field of HIV/AIDS since the mid-1980s and served on the National Board of the Association of Nurses AIDS Care (ANAC). She entered the global health arena in 1999 responding to the global HIV pandemic working in a number of countries. She was the co-founder of a small NGO that worked in South Africa and Boston from 2004-2010 on health projects, including a rural village nurse clinic. Dr. Davis is a frequent national speaker on global health and clinical topics including HIV/AIDS, the Ebola epidemic, leadership in public health, and the role of nursing in human rights.

    Dr. Davis received her BSN degree from Northeastern University in 1988, her Masters in Nursing degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1997 and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice with a concentration in global health in 2008. Both of her graduate degrees are from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Davis was a faculty member at the School of Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions for 4 years and an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the MGH Infectious Diseases outpatient practice for over 15 years. Currently she is Adjunct faculty at the UCSF School of Nursing and an affiliate member of Adriadne Labs. She was inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2008 and in 2009 was inducted as a member of the inaugural class of 12 Carl Wilken’s Fellows working on anti-genocide global efforts as part of the Genocide Intervention Network. She recently completed a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship as part of the 2012-2015 cohort.

  • Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP

    Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN: Dr. Jason Farley is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a nurse practitioner in the Division of Infectious Diseases within The Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at both The University KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Farley's research seeks to optimize the prevention and management of HIV infection with a particular emphasis on drug resistant Tuberculosis among persons with HIV in international settings.

    Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN: Dr. Jason Farley is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a nurse practitioner in the Division of Infectious Diseases within The Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at both The University KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Farley's research seeks to optimize the prevention and management of HIV infection with a particular emphasis on drug resistant Tuberculosis among persons with HIV in international settings.

    His work is supported through NIH, CDC-SA, HRSA, Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as many others. Through coordination and capacity development of an international team, Dr. Farley has led the development and scale-up of a program to enhance diagnosis, linkage and retention in care for patients with drug-resistant TB/HIV co-infection. This includes the development of a smartphone application, known as miLINC. In the US, he is a leader in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) working with the Baltimore City Health Department to implement a city-wide initiative to increase access and retention of PrEP services in men who have sex with men. Through this effort, Dr. Farley has led the development of a smartphone application, known as PrEPme, which will be implemented across Maryland. He is The Johns Hopkins HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) site leader within the School of Medicine and the Founder of the REACH Initiative of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

    He is currently the President of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), the world's largest HIV focused nursing organization.

  • Lynda Law Wilson, RN, PhD, FAAN

    Dr. Lynda Wilson was a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1997 until her retirement in November 2015. While at UAB Dr. Wilson served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (1997-2002), Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on International Nursing (2002-2015), and Assistant Dean for International Affairs (2008-2014). She also served on the faculty at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa (1986-1997), and the University of Tennessee Knoxville (1978-1985).

    Dr. Lynda Wilson was a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1997 until her retirement in November 2015. While at UAB Dr. Wilson served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (1997-2002), Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on International Nursing (2002-2015), and Assistant Dean for International Affairs (2008-2014). She also served on the faculty at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa (1986-1997), and the University of Tennessee Knoxville (1978-1985).

    She has held clinical nursing positions in pediatric nursing, adolescent psychiatry, adult medical-surgical nursing, and public health. She has a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MSN in maternal-child nursing (where she was also prepared as a pediatric nurse practitioner) from the University of Delaware, and a PhD from the University of Tennessee. At the University of Tennessee in Knoxville she helped to establish and then coordinated the first pediatric nurse practitioner program at that school of nursing. At the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa she served as the Director of Nursing Research and subsequently held a part-time position as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Wilson has a long-standing interest in global health and international nursing. She is fluent in Spanish and has led five study-abroad courses to Guatemala. In addition, she has been involved with a number of health and development projects in Guatemala and with the Latino community in Alabama. She served as Fulbright Scholar and Specialist in Chile, Zambia, and Malawi. She has consulted on nursing education programs in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Malawi, and Zambia. Her earlier research focused on promoting positive parent-infant relationships, and on developing and evaluating tactile interventions to reduce stress for hospitalized premature infants. Her more recent research has focused on health needs of Latino immigrant families; the development, implementation and evaluation of the first HIV Nurse Practitioner program in Zambia; and identification of global health competencies. From 2009-2012 she received funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop, implement, and evaluate four distance education courses for 166 study coordinators at international sites in 45 different countries. She has received funding for her research and educational projects from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, International, the March of Dimes, the U.S. Department of State, among others. From 2013-2016, Dr. Wilson served as Chair of the Subcommittee to Identify Interprofessional Global Health Competencies of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). She has been asked to represent CUGH on the Education Committee of the World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health, and to serve on a working group to plan a global health education workshop at the World Health Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2016. Dr. Wilson is also one of 17 global nursing leaders serving on the Global Advisory Panel for the Future of Nursing (GAPFON), a group convened by Sigma Theta Tau, International, to “provide evidence on the value of nursing and to participate in and influence health policy, nursing leadership and practice, education, and the global health agenda” (www.GAPFON.org).

  • Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN

    Dr. Glazer is currently the Dean of the College of Nursing and Associate Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. Her impressive history in partnership development at community, national, and international levels, and nationally recognized leadership in nursing education make her especially well-suited to contribute substantially to the Council and to Seed Global Health’s broader mission.

    Dr. Glazer is currently the Dean of the College of Nursing and Associate Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Cincinnati. Her impressive history in partnership development at community, national, and international levels, and nationally recognized leadership in nursing education make her especially well-suited to contribute substantially to the Council and to Seed Global Health’s broader mission.

    Dr. Glazer has led initiatives including her partnership with Dana Farber-Harvard Cancer Center to create a post-doctoral program in nursing focused on cancer care, health disparities and health policy. Her research and numerous publications have focused on women’s health, domestic violence education, the nurse and nurse educator workforce, innovations and best practices in nursing education programs, health policy, leadership, and many other significant issues in national and international health and education. Dr. Glazer is the 2010 winner of the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and the 2013 winner of the “Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Ohio” award from the Ohio Diversity Council. She has previously served as Dean and professor at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing; director of parent child nursing and professor at Kent State University, and assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University. She holds a Bachelors degree in nursing from the University of Michigan, and Masters and PhD degrees in nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

  • Jennifer Dohrn, DNP, CNM

    Jennifer Dohrn is the director of the Office of Global Initiatives and an assistant professor at Columbia Nursing where she teaches community health. She oversees collaboration with Columbia Global Centers and leads the Columbia Nursing WHO Collaborative Health Center for Advanced Practice Nursing.

    Jennifer Dohrn is the director of the Office of Global Initiatives and an assistant professor at Columbia Nursing where she teaches community health. She oversees collaboration with Columbia Global Centers and leads the Columbia Nursing WHO Collaborative Health Center for Advanced Practice Nursing.

    Dohrn has worked as a nurse educator and nurse midwife for more than two decades. She previously served as the program director of the Nurse Midwifery program at Columbia Nursing and as project director for the ICAP Nurse Capacity Building Program/Nursing Education Partnership Initiative Coordinating Center at Mailman School of Public Health. For more than a decade at ICAP, she worked to improve the infrastructure for nurses and nurse midwives in 12 Sub Saharan African countries. She continues to contribute to the ICAP program and works at a community health center in the Bronx. She received MS and DNP degrees from Columbia Nursing.

    Dohrn's research and clinical interests include Nurse-Midwifery, Women's Health, and increasing capacity of nurses and midwives in Sub Saharan Africa at policy, regulatory, educational and clinical levels for enhancement of nursing profession.

  • Anne Sliney, RN, ACRN

    Anne Sliney is the Chief Nursing Officer of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). In that role, she has assisted governments in resource-poor countries as they scale-up care and treatment programs for HIV infected individuals. She advises the Clinton Foundation on nursing issues, and works with nursing leaders and educators in partner countries to design programs that enhance the role of the nurse in HIV/AIDS care. She is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse.

    Anne Sliney is the Chief Nursing Officer of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). In that role, she has assisted governments in resource-poor countries as they scale-up care and treatment programs for HIV infected individuals. She advises the Clinton Foundation on nursing issues, and works with nursing leaders and educators in partner countries to design programs that enhance the role of the nurse in HIV/AIDS care. She is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse.

    Prior to joining the Clinton Foundation, she developed and implemented a community-based adherence program in collaboration with all of the HIV care providers and the AIDS Service Organizations in Rhode Island. Since 2010, Anne has focused her efforts on health workforce issues, supporting the Government of Rwanda to establish its Human Resources for Health Program. She serves as an advisor to the program and a liaison to the 6 US schools of nursing that participate in the program. Currently, she is working with the Government of Liberia to design and implement a strategy that provides for the production of highly qualified health professionals and community health workers in sufficient numbers to address the health needs of the population. Anne is adjunct faculty of the University of Rhode Island School of Nursing, collaborating faculty at Rhode Island College School of Nursing, where she received an honorary Doctor of Science degree in 2006, and is on the Faculty of the Brown University AIDS Program.

  • Donna J. Perry, PhD, RN

    Donna Perry is a nurse scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital where she serves as Associate Director of the Thomas S. Durant Fellowship for Refugee Medicine. She also manages global nursing education. Her program of research focuses on human decision-making around contemporary issues of social transformation that impact health including peace, social justice and human rights. The research is conducted within an emerging theory developed by Dr. Perry called transcendent pluralism, which is grounded in a philosophical understanding of human dignity.

    Donna Perry is a nurse scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital where she serves as Associate Director of the Thomas S. Durant Fellowship for Refugee Medicine. She also manages global nursing education. Her program of research focuses on human decision-making around contemporary issues of social transformation that impact health including peace, social justice and human rights. The research is conducted within an emerging theory developed by Dr. Perry called transcendent pluralism, which is grounded in a philosophical understanding of human dignity.

    She serves as volunteer Co-Chair of ACCESO, a non-profit NGO that organizes humanitarian delegations to Cuba to deliver books and disability equipment and to promote Cuban-American relations. She is appointed as a visiting scholar in the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing. Dr. Perry has published a number of journal articles and book chapters and recently completed her second book. She has lectured both nationally and internationally on social issues related to global health ranging from environmental justice to transformative peace building. She has done in-country global health work in Abu Dhabi, Cuba, Guatemala, India, Israel and Palestine.

  • Suzanne Willard, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

    Suzanne Willard is an Associate Dean for Global Health, Clinical Professor and Speciality Director- HIV Care Specialization Division of Advanced Nursing Practice in the College of Nursing at Rutgers. Dr. Willard has been involved in the field of HIV for over 20 years.

    Suzanne Willard is an Associate Dean for Global Health, Clinical Professor and Speciality Director- HIV Care Specialization Division of Advanced Nursing Practice in the College of Nursing at Rutgers. Dr. Willard has been involved in the field of HIV for over 20 years.

    As direct care provider, she participated in NIH sponsored research studies and explored a variety of avenues to insure that women and their families receive the array of services that are required for healthy outcomes. She initiated a clinical program in an academic OB/GYN practice at Temple University Hospital providing HIV consultative services at the same time that the women received their OB care. This program has been replicated throughout the City of Philadelphia and has resulted in a dramatic decrease in perinatal transmission of HIV disease to children. At the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the largest international organization providing services to pregnant women with HIV, she designed and established programming in Sub-Saharan Africa to insure the quality of care utilizing a framework of continuous quality improvement. As a consultant she has worked with a variety of HIV programs including the Pennsylvania Mid=Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center.

    In 1994, she initiated and chaired the Perinatal Review Program which utilized data to make recommendations to improve services for pregnant women with HIV in the Philadelphia region. She has provided consultative services has been to many governmental commissions including the Mayor’s Commission on HIV/AIDS and advisory panels to government officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Willard was the first nurse to be selected to be a panel member of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adult and Adolescents. In this role she was a key advocate for guidelines that are illustrative of care of women and adherence and inclusive for the variety of care providers, including advance practice nurses, who provide care to individuals living with HIV. These Guidelines are the gold standard for treatment both in the US as well as globally.

    Her research has looked at adherence, issues of abuse and exercise and their impact on HIV positive women. She has been a site director of the International HIV/AIDS Nursing Research team. As an educator she designed academic HIV/AIDS courses for graduate and undergraduate students, she has presented nationally and internationally. She has published book chapters and in peer reviewed journals and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

    As an advocate for nurses globally, she is President-elect of the Nurses in AIDS Care. She has received many honors for her work and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.