- Adjunct faculty in the Global Health Leadership Doctor of Public Health Program and Mentor in the Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Leadership Development Program for the Policy Group, in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University, Indianapolis, 2018 to present.
- B.S. in Nursing from the School of Nursing, Indiana University, 1960.
- Master of Public Health from the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1964.
- Doctorate in Public Health Administration and Planning with minors in Applied Anthropology and Political Science from the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 1973.
Public Health Nursing Service:
- Contract public health nurse for record review and family counseling in the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program, Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, 1999-2001 and 2005-10.
- Researcher Consultant, Evaluation Australian Public Health Nursing Programme, Royal Australian Nursing Federation, Melbourne, 1976.
- Supervising Public Health Nurse, Santa Clara County Health Department, San Jose, California, 1967-69.
- Public Health District Public Health Nurse, Marion County Department of Public Health, Indianapolis, IN, in district public health and school nursing services. 1962-63.
- Visiting Professor College of Nursing, Australia, 1997-80; at Dhaka University, Bangladesh, 1986-90; and at the University of Indianapolis in 1998.
- Professor of Public Health Nursing, school of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, teaching and advising student in the Master’s and Doctoral programs; chaired UCSF and UC Systemwide Academic Senate Committees on Educational Policy; numerous consultancies and research nationally and abroad, 1973-84.
- Lecturer, Public Health Nursing, School of Health Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1967-69.
- Lecturer, Public Health Nursing, School of Health Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 1967-69 (Part-time).
- Assistant Professor, Public Health Nursing, School of Nursing, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1964-67
International humanitarian assistance and public health:
- Emergency Health Assessment of needs of internally displaced people in Kosovo and Montenegro to prepare public health and medical grant guidance for US Aid for International Development and International Medical Corps,1998.
- Country Director and Medical Coordinator in Rwanda following the genocide for International Medical Corps: directed a program that employed 250+ Rwandans and 42 expatriate health professionals from all over the world. Our mission was to rehabilitate rural clinics and hospitals and train local personnel in primary health care to staff these facilities to replace staff who had fled or been murdered, 1994-95.
- Coordinator for Emergency Health Assessment of internally displaced persons’ status and needs in rural Angola for UNICEF and International Medical Corps, 1994.
- Training Methodology Specialist training-trainers for village level MCH and Family Planning programs in Bangladesh for Gesellschaft feur Technische Zusammenarbeit, the German Government’s bilateral international development assistance agency,1991-94.
- Senior Nurse Educator and Maternal-Child Health and Nutrition Projects Coordinator for World Health Organization (WHO), in Bangladesh, 1985-90.
- Volunteer rural public health nurse with Palestinian refugees in Jordan (now the Occupied Territories) for the Near East Christian Council Committee for Refugee Work, (a faith-based NGO) in a mobile clinic plying between Hebron and Beersheba, 1960-61
Humanitarian Assistance and Public Health Subject Matter Expert Contractor with US and other Militaries:
- Mission throughout: to help military personnel better understand civilian international, intergovernmental, interagency, and non-government organizations’ functions; public health issues affecting civilians/non-combatants in complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters; and how prevent and mitigate the effects of these emergencies on civilians/non-combatants, especially those in most vulnerable population groups.
- Simulation and field training exercises for peacekeeping and stability operations, humanitarian assistance, disaster response, CBERN preparation and response, interagency relationships, consequence management, counterinsurgency, and warfighting. These activities involved troops being prepared for deployment to Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Republic of Korea, Europe, and other theaters with Mission Command Training Program, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Department of Defense, 1998-2020.
- Humanitarian Assistance and Public Health Technical Advisor to the Korean Battle Simulation Center, Seoul, during training exercises in Seoul, South Korea. 2018-19.
- Visiting faculty for Humanitarian Assistance and Public Health issues affecting civilians in war and natural disasters at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL; Air Force Joint Special Operations University, Hurlburt and MacDill AFBs FL; Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA; and Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2002-2015
- Humanitarian Assistance and Public Health Subject Matter Expert in the African Crisis Response Initiative, later African Contingency Operations Training Assistance, Department of State programs. She has participated in brigade-and battalion peacekeeper training exercises with troops from Djibouti, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, and Uganda in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. 2000-09.
Honors and Awards:
- Selected one of 100 Outstanding Graduates of Indiana University School of Nursing on its 100th anniversary in 2016.
- Elected Fellowships: American Public Health Association, 1969; American Academy of Nursing, 1979; Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (London)1981; College of Nursing, Australia, 1980.
- Creative Achievement Award, Public Health Nursing Section, American Public Health Association, 1978..
- Elected Member of the Executive Board, American Public Health Association, 1978-1982; chairperson 1982, first woman and nurse to hold this office.
- Pearl McIver National Public Health Nursing Award, American Nurses’ Association, 1982.
- Distinguished Alumnae Award, Indiana University School of Nursing, 1981.
- Faculty Recognition Award by Graduate Students, School of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, 1980, 1982, 1984.
- Book of the Year Awards, 1975 and 1980, American Journal of Nursing, as co-author of 1st and 2nd editions of Community Health Nursing: Patterns and Practice
- Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, 1960.