By Jonathan Eichberger
“Women are dying from domestic homicide and from HIV/AIDS at alarming rates-both abroad and right here in our neighborhoods. We can prevent this,” says Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing professor Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Global health research affords us the opportunity to do just that, and save lives of women everywhere.”
Campbell, recently appointed a global health ambassador in the Research! America’s Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research, joins other experts in global health who will advocate for greater U.S. investment in health research around the world. The Rogers Society works to increase awareness of and make the case for greater U.S. investment in research to fight diseases that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest nations.
Campbell’s expertise is frequently sought by national and international policy makers in exploring intimate partner violence (IPV) and its potential health effects on families and communities. She also works to address IPV by collaborating with community and government organizations such as the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the House of Ruth Battered Women’s Shelter, and the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence, among others.
Her recent appointment as a global ambassador places Campbell in a position to use her expertise to improve the well-being of women around the world. “When we conduct research in those areas of the world where the largest populations are affected,” says Campbell, “we can better study health issues and diseases which affect us all.”