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Joan Kub of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Assumes Leadership of Public Health Coalition


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Associate Professor Joan Kub was named Chair of the Quad Council Coalition of Public Health Nursing Organizations. She will oversee the coalition’s mission of sustained excellence in public health nursing education, practice, leadership, and research.

The coalition, which helps set the national policy agenda around public health nursing issues, is made up of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, the Association of Public Health Nurses, the Public Health Nursing section of the American Public Health Association, the National Association of School Nurses, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.

Kub, PhD, MA, PHCNS, BC, FAAN, selected for her leadership within the ACHNE and her most recent role as its past-president, is a public health nurse and a behavioral scientist whose research covers substance misuse, domestic violence, end-of-life care, and more within the context of public health.

“I am excited at this opportunity to further the important work that happens within this coalition,” says Kub. “Public health nursing is essential to the way we frame and look at population health. The Quad Council Coalition recognizes its significance and helps create collaboration among all the organizations working to strengthen public health nursing’s impact. I look forward to leading this important alliance.”

Throughout her career, Kub has focused on numerous facets of public health nursing with her recent work on assessing bullying within East Baltimore elementary schools. She launched an anti-bullying program to measure health outcomes and improve safety of schools and families. As a researcher, she has co-investigated studies on dating violence, workplace violence, and childhood asthma in urban settings, and she holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

In congratulations on her new position, Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, says Kub is an excellent mentor and nurse with many years of experience to inform and guide her leadership. “In addition to her national education focus in public health nursing, Dr. Kub provided training for many public health professionals through the MidAtlantic Public Health Training Center. She is competent, accomplished, and equipped for this opportunity.”


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks #1 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and #2 for DNP programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 2 nursing school in the world and is named the “Most Innovative Nursing Graduate Program in the U.S” by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. The school is among the top nursing schools for Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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