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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Jacquelyn Campbell Receives Most Prestigious Awards in Nursing


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) professor and national leader in nursing Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, has earned two of the most prestigious awards in nursing, including the Ada Sue Hinshaw Award from the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR) and the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) 2018 Living Legend.

The Ada Sue Hinshaw Award is considered the preeminent award given by FNINR and recognizes substantive and sustained programs of science that position the recipient as a prominent senior scientist. The Living Legend is the Academy’s highest honor and celebrates nurses who are exceptionally accomplished in the profession and health care. Both awards reflect Campbell’s longstanding contributions to domestic violence prevention and career-long leadership in nursing and research.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized with these awards that celebrate the contributions of nurses and their role in science, health care, and leading evidence-based practice,” says Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Research has been integral to everything I’ve done as a nurse and given me the evidence to develop effective tools and have influence within policy. My career has been ever rewarding, and I am proud to call myself both a researcher and a nurse.”

Nationally recognized for her research and advocacy, Campbell has studied in the field of domestic violence prevention for more than thirty years. Through federally funded investigations, her research has led to the creation of interdisciplinary knowledge about violence and health outcomes, risk assessment for lethal domestic violence, and coordinated response to intimate partner violence from within the justice system, social services, and health care organizations.

One of her most influential developments is the Danger Assessment, an instrument to assist abused women in accurately determining their level of danger. The tool has served as the basis of the Lethality Assessment Program, which aids first responders in assessing homicide risk among domestic violence survivors and connecting them to resources. She has also collaborated with JHSON Professor Nancy Glass, originator of the safety decision app called myPlan, to adapt it for immigrant and indigenous women seeking safer relationships.

Her most recent research examines the intersection of HIV and violence against women, and how head injuries and strangulation from intimate partner violence can result in undiagnosed traumatic brain injury. Campbell is a member of the Baltimore Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee and Board of Directors of Futures Without Violence. She has served on boards of five domestic violence shelters, and was founding co-chair of the Institute of Medicine/National Academies of Medicine Forum on the Prevention of Global Violence.

Major awards include the Episteme Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Society of Criminology Vollmer Award for contributions to justice, as well as one of the original ten, and only nurse, to be named as a Johns Hopkins University Gillman Scholar.

“Dr. Campbell is one of the finest examples of a nurse leader I know,” says Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, dean of JHSON. “She was an early pioneer in studying domestic violence and has been leading the way ever since. Her research, innovation, and care have saved lives and changed the conversation about domestic violence across the nation. She is most deserving of both of these prestigious awards.”

She received the Ada Sue Hinshaw award at the FNINR NightinGala celebration on October 31, and will receive the Living Legend at the AAN’s annual policy conference on November 1.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks No. 1 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and No. 2 for DNP programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 3 nursing school in the world and is No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program. First opened in 1889, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is celebrating throughout 2019 its 130th anniversary as a school and leader in nursing education and excellence. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu and www.hopkinsnursing130.org.

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