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Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, MSN, RN

Elizabeth Sloand
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Global
  • Global Health
  • Pediatrics


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.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Gary, F., Sloand, E., Hassan, M., Killion, C., Yarandi, H. & Campbell, C. (in press). “Tragedy in Haiti: Suicide among Haitian women after the 2010 earthquake.” Advances in Nursing Science.

    Hutton, A., Veenema, T., Frisch, K., Whjitehead, D., Sloand, E., Prichard, I., Rubin, M., & Thomas, S. (in press). “mHealth interventions to reduce alcohol use in young people: a systematic review of the literature.” Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing.

    *Sloand, E., VanGraafeiland, B., Holm, A., MacQueen, A. & Polk, S. (in press). “Text message quality improvement project for influenza vaccine in a low-resource largely Latino pediatric population.” Journal of Healthcare Quality. Published ahead-of-print February 28, 2019. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000190

    *VanGraafeiland, B., Sloand, E., Silbert-Flagg, J., Gleason, K. & Dennison Himmelfarb, C. (2019). “Academic-clinical service partnerships are innovative strategies to advance patient safety competence and leadership in prelicensure nursing students.” Nursing Outlook, (67)1, 49-53. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.08.003.

    Sloand, E., Bourguet, A., Engle-Pratt, W. & Bodurtha, J. (2018). “Striving for Precision: Enhancing Genetic Competency in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Students.” Journal of Nursing Education, 57(11), 690 - 693. DOI:10.3928/01484834-20181022-12.

    *Sloand, E., Lowe, V., Pennington, A., & Rose, L. (2018). “Breastfeeding Practices and Opinions of Latina Mothers in an Urban Pediatric Office: A Focus Group Study.” Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(3), 236-244.

  • Awards/Honors

    2019 Ellen Rudy Clore Excellence in Scholarly Writing Award, Journal of Pediatric Health Care: “Breastfeeding practices and opinions of Latina mothers in an urban pediatric office: A focus group study”

    2018 Humanitarian Award, University of Rochester School of Nursing Alumni Council

    2018 Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    2017 Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children, Sigma Theta Tau International

    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

    2005 Ruth Freeman Memorial Award for pre-doctoral dissertation work, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    2005 Health Care Heroes Award, Daily Record Business Journal, Baltimore, MD