Nancy White Street is a Professor of Nursing at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Co-Director of the Global Nursing Caucus.
A nurse and social epidemiologist, Dr. Street has a thirty-year record of scholarship, program development and implementation in global health, nursing education and adolescent medicine. She is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the International Nurse Faculty Partnership Initiative at Regis College, leading the education of nursing faculty in Haiti from 2011-2017. As the inaugural Julia and Harold Plotnick Endowed Chair of Global Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, she expanded global partnerships locally and nationally, including the development of a nurse-led community health worker program in the Mississippi Delta. Dr. Street is the Co-Director of the Global Nursing Caucus, an organization committed to advancing the role of nurses globally by promoting worldwide collaborations that influence nursing practice, research, and policy.
A pediatric nurse practitioner with twenty-five years of experience in adolescent health, Dr. Street has worked in urban health centers and school based clinics serving the needs of inner-city youth. Her clinical observations of sleep deprivation among adolescents informed her doctoral dissertation in social epidemiology, a multi-level analysis of school and neighborhood factors on sleep duration. Dr. Street advocates for later school start times for teens at the national and local level.
Dr. Street received her BSN from Boston College and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a ScM and ScD from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.