nursing schoolDr. Christine Savage, professor and Chair of the Community Public-Health Department, has been appointed as full professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON).

The appointment validates her decision one year ago to uproot from a dream home in Kentucky and make a new home at Hopkins.

“I was so impressed with the School of Nursing, Dr. Hill and Dr. Nolan,” Savage said of her early visits to JHUSON that included meetings with Dean Martha Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN.

“Dr. Savage’s credentials and established track record are superb,” JHUSON Dean Martha Hill said. “The School of Nursing benefits from her presence and we are proud to have her as a member of our team of excellence in nursing education.”

Dr. Savage, who has spent most of her career specializing in addiction and substance abuse in the context of public health, enjoys the collaborative atmosphere she has experienced since joining JHUSON.

“I really feel like I’m working with a team committed to students, research and practice across the board,” Savage said. “It’s been a wonderful experience.”

“This appointment means a lot to me,” Savage said, “because the people that I work with, the colleagues I have, are the ones that take the major responsibility for saying to somebody ‘Yes, you meet the criteria for this rank.’”