Associate Professor Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, has been named 2017-2018 Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
“I look forward to working with colleagues at NAM to advance the science that underlies health policy for disaster and public health emergency preparedness,” she says.
Veenema plans to use the program to expand her leadership experience in advancing national preparedness and interprofessional workforce readiness in public health emergencies. She is the second faculty member from JHSON chosen for the role, following Professor Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN (2005).
Internationally recognized for her expertise in disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness, Veenema serves as a member of NAM’s Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile. She has previously served as a senior consultant to government organizations including the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Veenema is a recipient of the International Committee of the Red Cross Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve, and the Visiting Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. At Johns Hopkins, she has hosted hospital administrators, educators, nurses, military, and public health officials to discuss advancing the science and practice of disaster nursing, and she participated in the CDC/Johns Hopkins team to develop training modules for donning and doffing of personal protective equipment when treating Ebola patients.