HBS Colloquium: Health Disparities Toolkit for Public Health Agencies to Improve Their Practices with Dean Bobbie Berkowitz
- Russel Hall Rm 305
- 10/6/2011, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN is currently the Dean and Mary O’Neil Mundinger Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and Senior Vice President of the Columbia University Medical Center. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Washington and previously served as the Alumni Endowed Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health at the UW. In addition, she served as a Consulting Professor with Duke University and the University of California at Davis. Dr. Berkowitz directed the NIH/NINR Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities Research and the National Program Office for the RWJF Turning Point Initiative. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington after having served as Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Health and Chief of Nursing Services for the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Dr. Berkowitz has been a member of the Washington State Board of Health, the Washington Health Care Commission, the board of the American Academy of Nursing, and chair of the Board of Trustees of Group Health Cooperative. She currently serves on the boards of the Public Health Foundation and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Dr. Berkowitz is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and elected member of the Institute of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Case Western Reserve University and Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise and research include public health systems and health equity.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost of Teachers College and Gottesman Libraries, this colloquium series seeks to bring together faculty and students from across Teachers College and other units of Columbia University whose research interests include the biological, behavioral, and social basis of healthy human development and health-related educational, behavioral, and social intervention.
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