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

Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Independence Chair in Nursing Education
Nancy Glass
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Equity
  • Global
  • Health Behavior
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Trauma
  • Violence
  • Women's Health


Nancy Glass conducts clinical and community-based intervention research with diverse populations across multiple settings domestically and globally. Since 2002, Dr. Glass has served as Principal Investigator of nine federally funded multidisciplinary research projects (NICHD, NIMHD, CDC, NIMH, NINR, OWH) to improve safety, health, and economic security and address gender inequity in diverse community and clinic settings. Dr. Glass has also collaborated with global experts and donors (UNICEF, World Bank, U.S. Department of State, PRM) to implement and evaluate innovative primary prevention programs that challenge social norms that sustain violence against women in humanitarian settings (Somalia and South Sudan). She has also helped examine the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) in the three regions of Somalia (South Central, Puntland, and Somaliland) to inform GBV programs and service. Dr. Glass works to improve health care systems' response through a partnership that examines the feasibility and acceptability of ASIST-GBV to identify survivors of GBV in health settings with displaced and refugee populations in Kenya after developing the screening tool in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Colombia. All research collaborations have used mHealth technologies to deliver programs and to collect confidential and secure data, reach diverse populations, and provide tools and resources to health and social service providers. Dr. Glass is committed to collaborating with and mentoring colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students globally as well as partnering with community experts and organizations to improve health, safety, and economic stability for women, families, and communities.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    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.

  • Awards/Honors

    2017 Inducted as the Independence Chair in Nursing Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    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