Researcher, clinician, educator, and public health advocate Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, has been named Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education. The Independence Foundation helps nursing programs engage in long-term planning and support programs for education.
“Educational opportunities are crucial to building and supporting future generations of nurses,” Glass says. “This is an exciting honor to be able to help lead the school in facilitating scholarship and the power of knowledge.”
Glass, a professor and associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, has also served the School of Nursing as director of the MSN/MPH Public Health Nursing program and coordinator of the Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program. She holds a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She replaces the retiring pain and sleep researcher Gayle Page, PhD, RN, FAAN, as Independence Chair.
Throughout her career, Glass has prioritized improving the health of women and families nationally and globally. Her international initiatives, including Pigs for Peace and Rabbits for Resilience, have helped families in the Democratic Republic of Congo improve their health, economic stability, and social outcomes. And her myPlan smartphone application has helped women across the world who are at risk of intimate partner violence identify paths to safety.
For her outstanding work, Glass has received honors including the Pathfinder Award from the National Institutes of Nursing Research and the 2017 International Achievement Award from the International Council of Nurses’ Florence Nightingale International Foundation.