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Nancy E. Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Nancy Glass
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Nancy Glass is a nurse clinician, researcher, cross-discipline bridge builder, and educator. Her research and practice expertise in public health, health disparities, and intimate partner violence reflect the focus of the School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins University on global health threats, particularly in developing countries. Her research centers on clinical care and intervention in the areas of violence prevention and health disparities. With funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she is conducting three major studies on intimate partner violence. As an associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health—a program that bridges the international work of the university's schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health—and an ambassador for ResearchAmerica's Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research, Dr. Glass serves as a global health scientist-advocate. She also is a past-president of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International. In all her global outreach roles, Dr. Glass works to educate policymakers, thought leaders, the media, and the public about the importance of global health research.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Ending violence against women and girls globally; intimate partner violence; housing and public policy affecting the well-being of women and children; health disparities; social determinants of health; community-based participation
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  • Publications

    Alhusen J, Bloom T, Clough A, Glass N. “Development of the MyPlan safety decision app with friends of college women in abusive dating relationships.” Journal of Technology in Human Services. 2015 Aug 12; 33(3): 263-282.

    Cherewick M, Kohli A, Remy MM, Murhula CM, Bin Kurhorhwa AK, Mirindi AB, Bufole NM, Banywesize JH, Ntakwinja GM, Kindja GM, Glass N (2015). “Coping among war-affected youth in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: A Qualitative Study.” Conflict and Health, 9(34).

    Alvarez, CP, Davidson, PM, Fleming, C, Glass, N. “Elements of effective interventions for addressing intimate partner violence in Latina women: A systematic review.” PLoS One. Volume 11, Issue 8, August 2016, Article number e0160518.

    Glass N, Hanson GC, Laharnar N, Anger WK, Perrin N. “Interactive training improves workplace climate, knowledge, and support towards domestic violence.” Am J Ind Med. 2016 Jul; 59(7):538-48.

    Bloom T, Gielen A, Glass N. “Developing an App for College Women in Abusive Same-Sex Relationships and Their Friends.” J Homosex. 2016 Jun;63(6):855-74.

  • Research
    • Ending violence against women and girls globally
    • Intimate partner violence
    • Health disparities
    • Social determinants of health
  • Awards and Honors

    2015 Edith Moore Copeland Award for Excellence in Creativity, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

    2014 PathPaver Award, Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research

    2014 Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Researcher Hall of Fame

    2013 50 Global Heros Ending Violence Against Children, Safe Magazine

    2011 Early Career Award, Consortium of Universities for Global Health

    2009 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

    2009 Knowledge for the World, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Award

    2007 Ambassador, Paul Rogers Society for Global Health Research, Research America

    2007 Family Violence Prevention Fund's Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award.

    2006 Excellence in Research Award Nominee, OHSU Faculty Senate.

    2005 Madrina de Salud (Godmother of Health) Award, Susannah Maria Gurule (SMG) Latino Health Foundation.

    2002 The Emergency Medicine Foundation and Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Team Grant in recognition of research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University

    2000 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International

    2000 Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Nu Beta Chapter Research Award

    2000 P.E.O. Scholar Award, Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship

    2000 Nurses' Educational Funds, Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship

    1998 Graduate Merit Scholarship, University of Maryland, Baltimore

    1997 Rainbow Foundation Scholar, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    1996 Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Beta Chapter, International Honor Society of Nursing

    1994-1996 Peace Corps Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing