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Nancy Reynolds, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Dean
Associate Dean of Global Affairs
Nancy Reynolds
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Chronic Care
  • Global
  • Global Health
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Technology
  • Mental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health/Poverty


Formerly the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing at Yale University, Nancy Reynolds brings 40 years of experience in nursing, health care, illness behavior, research, and education, and will help advance the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s global programs, research, and advocacy. Dr. Reynolds researches medication adherence, improvement of quality of life, and smoking cessation among HIV-positive populations, illness behavior, and self-management in chronic illness. She has tested interventions to use low-cost cellphone technology to bring health care services to vulnerable populations affected by HIV. In Ghana and India, she has implemented programs to better medication adherence and mental health outcomes of women and children living with the disease. She also provides mentorship to faculty and students across India, Ghana, Russia, Thailand, and China, has led nurse training courses at Central South University School of Nursing in China, is a member of the scientific review group—HIV special sections—at the National Institutes of Health, and is a founding member and former president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.