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Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, NEA, FAAN
Professor Emerita

Psychosocial & Community Health
Box 357263
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Bobbie Berkowitz is currently the Dean and Mary ONeil Mundinger Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and Senior Vice President of the Columbia University Medical Center. She holds the title of Professor Emerita at the University of Washington where she was the Alumni Endowed Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. In addition, she served as a Consulting Professor with Duke University and the University of California at Davis. Dr. Berkowitz directed the NIH/NINR funded Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities Research and the National Program Office for the RWJF funded Turning Point Initiative. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington after having served as Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Health and Chief of Nursing Services for the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Dr. Berkowitz has been a member of the Washington State Board of Health, the Washington Health Care Commission, the board of the American Academy of Nursing, and chaired the Board of Trustees of Group Health Cooperative. She currently serves on the boards of the Public Health Foundation and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She is a member of a number of Editorial Boards including the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, American Journal of Public Health, Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, and as Associate Editor of Nursing Outlook. Dr. Berkowitz is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and elected member of the Institute of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Nursing Science from Case Western Reserve University and Master of Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise and research include public health systems and health equity.
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