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Gina S. Brown


Dean, College of Nursing and Allied Sciences

Howard University

For over 25 years, Dr. Brown has worked professionally in North America, Asia and Africa. Her expertise as a professional administrator (educator and nurse), in addition to her wide academic experience in many areas (traditional, adult and on-line learning) has allowed for the development of graduate and undergraduate programs, in addition to sustained and substantial contributions to diversifying the healthcare workforce by structuring opportunities for an estimated 1000 underrepresented students to launch nursing, advanced practice, and other healthcare careers. She has worked on the development of international programs in schools and hospitals in Ghana, the Philippines, and Tanzania with international capacity building.

She is engaged with active participation with a wide audience of nursing leaders, interdisciplinary health care professionals (Allied Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) in an effort to advance the nation's agenda in expanding inclusive health care. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN-CNEA). She is a transformational leader who has spoken on 5 continents, addressing health disparities, social justice and religious liberty issues to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are hallmarks of her accomplishments.

Dr. Brown holds four degrees; an undergraduate nursing and an undergraduate biology degree, both from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in addition to graduate studies in anatomy. She received her Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University in 1989 and her Ph.D. degree in Nursing Administration (with a focus on Policy and Ethics) from George Mason University in 1999.

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