Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN
Elizabeth Sloand has been dedicated to care 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 in East Baltimore, Haiti, and in 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 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, coordinating SON's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track. Dr. Sloand, who has a joint appointment with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics, also works as a nurse practitioner in the community, caring for children from birth through adolescence. Her publications appear in scholarly nursing and public health journals.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestInternational health, global nursing, child health and survival in developing countries, vulnerable and immigrant populations, pediatric primary care, school-based health centers, adolescent health, asthma
Sloand, E., Budhathoki, C., Junn, J., Lowe, V, Pennington, A. & Vo, D. (in press). "Breastfeeding Among Latino Families in an Urban Pediatric Office Setting." Nursing Research and Practice.
Mendes-Castillo, A. M., Szylit, R., & Sloand, E. (2016). "The Family Management Styles Framework as a tool for tailoring interventions for pediatric transplant recipients and their families: A case study." Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 1-14.
Campbell, D.W., Campbell, J.C., Yarandi, H., O’Connor, A.L., Dollar, E., Killion, C., Sloand, E., Callwood, G.B., Muller, N.C. (in press). "Violence and Abuse of Internally Displaced Women Survivors of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake." International Journal of Public Health, 61(8), 981-992.
Sloand, E., Killion, C., Gary, F., Dennis, B., Glass, N., Hassan, M., Campbell, D., & Callwood, G. (2015). "Barriers and facilitators to engaging communities in gender-based violence prevention following a natural disaster." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 26(4), 1377-1390.
Sloand, E. D., Boeckner, L., & DeSell, M. L. (2016). "Pediatric branchial cleft cysts: A case study." Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30, 155-159.
- Global health
- Nurse practitioner practice
- Primary care
- Child health
Awards and Honors
2013 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
2011 Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinical Award—Maryland Nurses Association
2010 Gold Medal—Hermes Creative Awards. For ongoing reporting about the disaster situation in Haiti and disaster response and relief activities of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing