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Chief Nurse Officer

U.S. Public Health Service


PANEL: Navigating A Pandemic


Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix serves as the Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). As Chief Nurse, RADM Mix advises the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the Surgeon General on the recruitment, assignment, deployment, retention, and career development of nurse professionals, and provides leadership to more than 4,000 uniformed service and civilian nurses.

RADM Mix is an experienced clinician, public health practitioner, nurse educator, and emergency manager. She has held various positions throughout HHS working to increase health equity, diversify the nursing workforce, and develop programs and policies that support community-level engagement to improve population health outcomes. Board-certified as a National Healthcare Disaster Professional, she has deployed for multiple domestic and international disasters and public health emergencies. RADM Mix leverages knowledge and expertise in nursing workforce development to design and implement expanded nurse deployment roles in areas such as case management, human services, health policy, and disaster recovery.

RADM Mix received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from Hampton University. She completed her Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University and received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with a focus on educational leadership, from Case Western Reserve University. RADM Mix remains linked to nursing education through adjunct faculty appointments in graduate nursing education and, at every opportunity, advocates for public health nurses, nursing as a profession, and nurses’ contributions across the care continuum.

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