Professor Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, chair of the Department of Community and Public Health, has been appointed the Associate Dean for Community and Global Programs, beginning January 1.
“Collaborations within our community are just as vital as our partnerships globally, and Phyllis has a demonstrated, successful track record for both,” said JHUSON Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN. “We now have a position that will oversee the School’s outreach at home and abroad while constantly exploring innovative ways to strengthen our existing partnerships.”
Sharps will oversee the School of Nursing’s community programs, wellness center, and the newly created Center for Global Nursing, which is responsible for the PAHO/WHO (Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization) Collaborating Center, student study-abroad programs, school-school collaborations, and special academic consulting and advising initiatives, such as those with NEWGIZA University and Malaysia.
As an expert in maternal and child health nursing, a researcher, and a mentor to the next generations of Johns Hopkins nurses, Dr. Phyllis Sharps works at the forefront of community and public health nursing and at the interface of mental and physical health. In addition to serving as the department chair, she is also the director of three health and wellness centers operated by the School.