"Nursing, by nature, is a profession in which one can help improve the lives of those patients and families in one’s care. Teaching nursing students the science, skills and human touch associated with this care has been a great privilege of mine."
Dr. Elizabeth Sloand has been dedicated to nursing and health care, primarily for underserved and low-income children, throughout her career. Her work as a nurse educator, researcher and community care provider focuses on uninsured and underinsured children and youth both in east Baltimore and in Haiti and other Caribbean nations. Her medical missions in rural southwest Haiti have enabled SON students to provide episodic direct primary and preventive health care to impoverished families as part of their training in community health nursing. In recognition of her work in the poverty-stricken village of Leon, Haiti, she received the 2005 Maryland Volunteer Health Care Hero Award from the Maryland Daily Record. Closer to home, Dr. Sloand has worked and led teams of nursing students at the Wald Community Nursing Centers, providing direct primary care services to uninsured/underinsured children and their families. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing students, and coordinates the School’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track. In addition to teaching, she actively practices as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the community, caring for children from birth through adolescence. Her publications appear in scholarly nursing and public health journals.
International health, global nursing, child health and survival in developing countries, vulnerable and immigrant populations, pediatric primary care, school-based health centers, adolescent health, asthma.