Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Community and Global Programs, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, a Professor, and Associate Dean for Community and Global Programs, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Sharps is the Director for the Center of Global Nursing, directing and coordinating global nursing educational and capacity building initiatives; as well as global faculty and student exchanges. She also directs three community based nurse managed centers for the School of Nursing. She has published numerous articles on improving the reproductive health, reducing violence among African American women. Her practice and research examines the consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) against pregnant and parenting women, specifically, the effects of IPV on the physical and mental health of pregnant women, infants and very young children. She has been the principal investigator for 2 NIH funded grants, Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation – DOVE, testing a public health nurse home visit intervention to reduce effects of IPV among pregnant women and their newborns. She is Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a 2013 inductee into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Dr. Sharps is also a retired Army Nurse (COL/USAR). During her military career she was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal twice, and the Army Commendation Medal 4 times for her outstanding contributions as Assistant Commandant for Health Services and as the Program Director for Practical Nurse Training (medical corpsmen training), at 2076th USARF School, Delaware and for the successful expansion to 10 national satellite training sites. Dr. Sharps received her baccalaureate and doctorate in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing as well as master’s in maternal and child health nursing from the University of Delaware.