"We can only progress into the future if we know our past. We have such a rich foundation to draw from in public health nursing. The leaders of our field provided us with many examples of public health nursing but advocacy was perhaps the greatest."
Dr. Joan Kub, a public health nurse and behavioral scientist, has a special interest in teaching, writing, and research about violence and substance abuse as public health problems, and in ethics and spirituality. She coordinates the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing MSN/MPH program, a joint program with the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Kub holds joint appointments with both the schools of public health and medicine and her current clinical practice is focused on classroom substance abuse and violence prevention programs for youth. Dr. Kub currently provides continuing education to public health nurses in Maryland with support from a federal grant awarded to the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. Her earlier work has involved high-risk families and community-based primary prevention. She has been a co-investigator on studies examining the consequences of domestic violence, dating violence, and bullying behavior in youth, including two ongoing federally-funded studies; one on workplace violence and another on childhood asthma in an urban setting. She also is involved in projects that examine the role spirituality plays in health and recovery. In 2006, Dr. Kub received the Maryland Nurses Association Mentor of the Year award.
Substance abuse and violence; dating violence; domestic violence; tuberculosis; end-of-life care and spirituality; public health nursing.