SandraDavis, PhD, DPM, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Dr. Davis is currently an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the George Washington University School of Nursing. Her research interests are health disparities, health equity, social determinants of health, and healthcare simulation.

Dr. Davis’s doctoral work focused on Race-Related Stress, Quality of Life, and Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease in African American Men. Recently, Dr. Davis was the Principal Investigator on a Photovoice Project; “The Social Determinants of a Heart-Healthy Community” that was exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Dr. Davis co-published an article in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners entitled Social Determinants of Health: Knowledge to Action and presented her work on Teaching Graduate Nursing Students Social Determinants of Health with Simulation Based Learning at national inter-professional conferences.

Dr. Davis is a member of the AACN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group to explore, on a national level, innovative approaches to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic nursing and the nursing workforce. She is also an author on the NLN Vision Series, “A Vision for Integration of the Social Determinants of Health into Nursing Education Curricula.

Dr. Davis began her career in Podiatry where she spent years in private practice before transitioning to a career in nursing. She has been in academia for 20 years serving in both faculty and administrative roles.

Dr. Davis is board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and is Past President of the Nurse Practitioner Association of the District of Columbia. She is an AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow, a Leadership for Academic Nursing Fellow, and a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.